Just wanted to add my comments on Rithmic and Optimus trading. So far I have had great experience with the rithmic connection and no issues of connection failures. Also my broker Matt from Optimus has bent over backwards getting me set up and moving my license over from Zen Fire to Rithmic. Been a great experience so far and a lot different hospitality then my previous two brokers.
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It's included in the higher trading cost. So it's not 'free', you pay it per trade you make.
Just make sure you know that there is a difference between a historical end of day data feed and a historical tick by tick data feed. In fact, it's a HUGE difference.
If data is critical to you, I strongly advise to use DTN/IQFeed, it's just the best for retail users like we are out there. I rather pay my $80 or $120 dtn/iqfeed fees (use the CME Waiver!) and save 1000's of $$ with cheaper trade fees.
Since your from Europe, notice that Rithmic DOES not carry DAX or other EUREX instruments!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by MetalTrade; April 28th, 2011 at 05:08 PM.
I see you use Ninja, so you could test tick by tick data on NinjaTrader with Rithmic before you go live.
Some popular instruments provide up to 2 years worth of tick data.
Make sure the chart is set to tick data.
Right click on the chart--Data Series and change the parameters on "days to load".
Keep in mind, tick data takes a long time to load since it is unfiltered.
If you decide to go with an external service, I also recommend Kinetick, might as well be serviced by the same company for all.
PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.