Just now I saw an ad regarding FXCM Strategy Trader platform. As for now it's beta. Currently I'm using NinjaTrader and having a lot of programming experience, I like their C# based semi open architecture.
This is the first time I see another platform based on C# and I'm curious.
Did anybody here try this new toy ? Any impressions how it compares to NT ? I want to trade, not to learn a new platform, however I'm curious about its features.
Of course, a big problem here is a catholic marriage with FXCM broker. In the past they had a bad opinion, because of requoting, stop hunting , big spreads and inhibiting scalping. Did they become less bucket shop ?
i have downloaded and transfered all my nt indicators into strategy trader since three weeks and for now that look ok.. there's no documentation and the strategy coding is a little bit confusing but not that much.. i think fxcm is more 'respectable' now and to be honest i never had any problem with them..
for the platform remember it's a beta version, so that's mean it's not fully functional and there's some bugs but as far as i can see all my indicators coded for nt work well with small modifications and actually i'm trying to transfer some basic strategy.. i will tell you in two or three day the result with real money..
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I installed the strategy Trader and gave it a quick look. At first I noticed it is at least partially a wrapper over an old COM techology, may be from ther previous VB API. At second , it is resource hungry, much more than NT7. At third it seems much less flexible. For example in Ninja home made bar charts can be programmed and indicators / strategies may be applied to them, while in Strategy Trader only predefined bar types are available and I didn't see range bars. While NT7 beta is struggling yet, as for now I'll remain with them.
They are very friendly but I have enough friends . They were slow to fill my orders and the spreads were always higher than Oanda . Marketscope is useful though but overall FXCM wasnt for me , MB is better , not perfect either but better .
I just added the new coding documentation file to the Downloads > Strategy Trader section of the Big Mike Trading forum. I think you will find the new documentation much easier to navigate and use compared to the previous version in Strategy Trader.
Hope it helps!
Last edited by sam028; November 4th, 2010 at 07:38 PM.
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It is basically MultiCharts white label, with C# instead of EasyLanguage, right?
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