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NT7 with IB and Stocks

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NT7 with IB and Stocks

Hey All:

Since installing NT7 and setting up charts, I found that using my IB datafeed when attemping to pull in a stock or etf into a chart that is not in the instrument manager, even though it will create it on the fly, NT7 requires that you manually set the proper exchange it is traded on. NT6.5 never did, it would create on the fly and pull back the chart with an IB data feed. Looking at NT6.5 instrument manager, none of the stocks created on the fly have an exchange checked other than "default". A quick post on NT support forum produced the reply, "Working as designed, will forward..bah..bah.bah.." Highly traded symbols like SPY are not even in the default NT7 list. Also, my Barchart data feed works fine with only "default" as the only checked exchange.

Stocks and Instrument Manger Default exchange issue - NinjaTrader Support Forum

In order not to have to constantly stop and enter an exchange any time I entered a symbol not in the list, I created 3 lists, AMEX, NASDAQ, and NYSE to import into NT7.


If a symbol has already been created in NT7 it will NOT be changed by the symbol in the import list. Also for example, if you import say the AMEX list, and accidentally import with the exchange set to NASDQ, re-running the AMEX list with the correct exchange will NOT correct the exchange setting. So be very careful on exchange selection.

I attached the 3 files in the file Lits.zip. The default instrument list only has a little over 700 symbols, after importing the 3 lists, it contains over 7000 symbols. It should cover most stocks traded on the US exchanges. All the descriptions are blank as there appears to be no way to import that info with the symbol.

In NT7 goto

Files>Utilities>Import Stock Symbol List
Click Load
Traded On: Amex
Currency: UsDollar
Instrument List: New Amex
Session Template: US Equities ETH
Separator Chars: <blank>

Click OK

If anyone else has a better work around, please let us know..

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I think ninja Trader is in beta mode still, or just came out of beta. its always a good idea *to let them fix *the bugs. *Same thing happened on TradeStation when i upgraded.*

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I can't get nt7 to work at all with IB, data won't update.

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Not sure what to tell you if you get no data at all other than recheck TWS setup.

I've had the issue where it seems as data for current day is missing or not updating as it should be steaming live. I can't find a correlation to what causes it as it doesn't happen all the time.

To get charts updating again I have to do the following.

Right Click on Chart> DataSeries

Increase End date by 1, so if today is 5/7/10 I'll change to 5/8/10.

Missing and or streaming data is then restored. I've never had that issue when using my Barcharts data feed.

Hope that helps.

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Some suggestions

Have installed NT7 with IB TWS on several machines. No problem with updating data. This is what you could try:

- check for correct version of TWS, should be 900.6
- check the symbol mapping for the instrument
- edit data via historical data manager to check which data has been downloaded
- reload data manually via the historical data manager
- try reloading charts

IB does not offer historical tick data, so all charts built from tick data such as range and volume charts cannot be filled.

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I can't get nt7 to work at all with IB, data won't update.

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No problem with TWS 903.7.
TraderJesse's idea is mayb the key, check the date in "Data Series ...".

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