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Stop loss orders default to a quantity of -NaN overnight and won't activate the following day.


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Hi All,

This has started occurring in the past month or two; my orders quantity default to -NaN overnight and won't trigger.  eg. my Good til Cancelled stops. I can manually go into orders and update the quantities everyday, the levels remain the same and they're good to go for the day. This is fine for medium term swing trading where I'm checking daily, however, this is not practical for long term trades that I'm only watching once a week.  Anyone have any advice how to stop this occuring?

Thanks in advance

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The issue of the charts disappearing has been referenced in another thread (for reference) and I've been discussing it with tech support. They've fixed it now (at least for me) so hopefully it should be working properly for anyone else affected by it.

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