Confused - How to find out, "am I LONG or am I Short?"...only: "Yes you are!" ?
it is so basic but a solution is not researchable for me...
May I ask: How to find out, if my actual position is LONG or Short within "next" of the strategy-class?
Every Quickstart-example has this Checkout:
# Check if we are in the market if not self.position:
Perfect, also possible to check position.size, position.price, len(self.position).
But not if it is SELL or BUY?
"notify_order" has order-Methods:
- isbuy(): returns bool indicating if the order buys
- issell(): returns bool indicating if the order sells
But how to use them within "next" of the strategy-class?
Should look like this somehow
# Check if we are in the market if not self.position: if buy_signal: self.order = self.buy() if self.sell_signial: self.order = self.sell() else: if bt.And(we-are-long, self.sell_signial): self.order = self.close() if bt.And(we-are-short, self.buy_signial): self.order = self.close()
But how to define "we-are-short", "we-are-long" ???
I tried alot, but only error-messages.
check for position size:
if self.position.size < 0: # you are short elif self.position.size > 0: # you are long else: # no open position
Sorry to mention: I printed out position.size to see, if it is going negativ...but it was allways positive, Long and Short.
But anyway...somehow it is not...maybe I was looking wrong, or formating-error.
Now it works with no error.
Thanks so much for quick reply!