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You must use a better feed and non-java platform for futures trading.
When data volume picks up, the java based programs slow right down.
It is a java based program.

also, their data is filtered and not so good for futures. The tick data should be unfiltered if you use tick based charts.
You must use a lean program for futures as you cannot tolerate sluggishness in this area of trading.
It is ok for swing trading stocks and options, but not for fast paced intraday futures.

Their main market is stocks and options.

For crude oil, use a dedicated futures broker and a nice data feed.
IQ , Rithmic, CQG, Barchart, IB, TT are some of the good data feeds for futures.

I use both rithmic and TT with Sierra Charts and Multicharts for futures.

I use TD and Think or Swim for options and research.


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