Same ES Symbol in the same account


I believe that I saw in the FAQs that the same symbol can be treated by several different strategies in the same account without conflict. Today I had a short ES contract that was followed by another strategy that bought two long ES contracts, thereby creating a net long position on only one ES contract. Depending on the trade duration, my net results may be the same, but if the strategies attempt to dollar cost average, then the systems are thrown off. With that, how do you propose that signal symbol like ES (SP500) can be traded by multiple strategies in the same account without getting positions cancelled out??

I don’t understand the question, Richard. Your net results are exactly the same as if you traded each system in a separate account. There is no mathematical difference.

Agreed… I didn’t have enough coffee in the morning before the post.