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Closing parent orders (bracket orders) - what to do with child orders?



  • Hi,
    Please forgive me if this is an already answered questions I couldn't find this specific information.

    I created a parent order with a child order being some kind of stop loss. Now, the parent order is executed and the child limit order is submitted/accepted as expected.

    self.buy_order = self.buy(transmit=False)
    
    stop_price = self.data.close[0] - 30
    
    self.buy_stop = self.sell(exectype=bt.Order.Stop, price=stop_price,
                            parent=self.buy_order)
    

    In some cases, I need to close my positions by some logic and my question is if I have to cancel the child orders manually, e.g.

    self.close()
    if self.buy_stop:
        self.cancel(self.buy_stop)
    

    or if there is a better approach to this?

    The same question applies for buy_bracket orders. If I close my positions, do I need to manually clean/cancel any associated child_orders stemming from the bracket order?

    Thanks!



  • Differently put, is there a logic invoked if a parent order is closed regarding its child orders?


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