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searching for an SSI indicator for Ninjatrader from FXCM.

Can you provide the format of the SSI file ?
Maybe an old file, and with fake data, as it's not a public document.

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searching for an SSI indicator for Ninjatrader from FXCM.

If you watch the FXCM webinar on futures.io (formerly BMT), it was mentioned there is no such indicator, but also mentioned how to access the data and write your own.

https://futures.io/webinars/june28_2013/fxcm_building_an_edge_spot_forex/

If you are not a programmer you could post a paid job request:

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searching for an SSI indicator for Ninjatrader from FXCM.

The SSI is the ratio of (retail) traders holding long positions to short positions.

If there are 2 long positions for 1 short positions the SSI has a value of +2.
If there are 2 long positions for 3 short positions the SSI has a value of -1.5

The SSI is displayed as histogram, which can either take values above +1 or below -1.


The SSI can only be calculated by a FOREX dealer who monitors the positions of all retail customers. The use that you can make of the SSI is similar to what you can conclude from a put/call ratio for options.

I believe that it is not possible to display SSI or put/call ratio with NinjaTrader, unless the data is available as an index which can be directly fed into NinjaTrader as an instrument.

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I believe that it is not possible to display SSI or put/call ratio with NinjaTrader, unless the data is available as an index which can be directly fed into NinjaTrader as an instrument.

I have not looked at the raw data. But from the webinar, my understanding is that 4 years of historical data is available and is basically two timestamps per day and contains the raw reading (value) of the SSI for that instrument at that time, such as "1.50" or whatever.

It should be easy enough to import into NinjaTrader if that is the case.

Realtime access would require use of their API or to write your own WebRequest method to parse their page. Obviously API is better.

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I have not looked at the raw data. But from the webinar, my understanding is that 4 years of historical data is available and is basically two timestamps per day and contains the raw reading (value) of the SSI for that instrument at that time, such as "1.50" or whatever.

It should be easy enough to import into NinjaTrader if that is the case.

Realtime access would require use of their API or to write your own WebRequest method to parse their page. Obviously API is better.

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I think I remember that OANDA updates every 20 minutes. The problems is just how to get hold of that information.

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I have no coding talent, so i have to wait until somebody des the job...

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Thanks for your answers!
I have no coding talent, so i have to wait until somebody des the job...

The problem here is not the coding, but how to get that data from FXCM into the NinjaTrader historical data base.

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FxCM SSI

I talked to FXCM and they donīt have an API for Ninja to get the datas from the SSI into Ninjatrader

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I talked to FXCM and they donīt have an API for Ninja to get the datas from the SSI into Ninjatrader

Not a big deal. If you can get a text file with the SSI values, it's easy to create a NT indicator which will parse this file.

FXCM API is available in C++/Java/C#, so I presume this is not a value available with their API, only on JSON/REST for example, or with simple HTTP requests.

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