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EURUSD 6E Euro

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Berlin, Europe
 
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, MultiCharts
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers
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Are you using Interactive Brokers? Are you trading forex or futures?

On the DOM, I see only bid & ask.

In times and sales, I see no entries in the Last price column.

When I plot Last in a chart in NinjaTrader, it is exactly the same data as Bid.

FOREX data is a bit special with Interactive Brokers. If you open a TWS chart, there is no last traded price. The chart either shows the midpoint or both bid and ask data.

As Interactive Brokers does not offer the last price, NinjaTrader cannot chart it. I just checked it you are right, NinjaTrader uses the bid and displays it as the last price traded.

The chart below is a 3-series 1-tick chart. You can easily see that the last price and the bid are identical. This is probably a workaround that NinjaTrader developers used, as no last price is available via API. I was not aware of it so far, as I trade currency futures in lieu of FOREX.

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