@backtrader I will try to explain from scratch what I am trying to do.
I should pre-face with the fact that I am still pretty noob with python. This has made interpreting the docs very difficult for me. Most of the time I can get things working, but this has stumped me for a few days now, and I really need some guidance.
Anyways... I have a list of orders (I ran my strategy myself to produce this list of orders, without the use of Backtrader), and each order reverses the position from long-short or short-long. I am trying to feed backtrader my list of orders so that I can do some analysis on the results. My problem is, that I can't figure out how to get Backtrader to recognize my orders as reversals (The "completed trades" stat is half of what it should be, as it seems to be opening and closing longs only).
After doing some more research, I know that it has to do with sizers. I have found a couple relevant blog entries, but I still can't seem to get it to behave correctly and register my orders as position reversals. I also want to ensure that my entire balance is being used for each trade, so I don't want my order size to be fixed (can't seem to figure this one out either).
Once I am home in a couple hours, I will post my code so that its easier to help me. Thank you, I really appreciate the help.