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FXCM's Suhail Afzal and Brad Gleason - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

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That is why FXCM believes in making our financials transparent, so that clients and potential traders know about the performance and health of FXCM as a company.

Suhail

Agreed. Until I expat anyway...

 
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I am glad there is now a solution in place for the data conection problems . I was wondering if anyone that is not a FXCM or Ninjatrader spokesman can comment on how well things are working now since advisory 20 has been put in place.

How many instrument charts can you load with a fresh startup of Ninjatrader? How far back does your chart history go back using tick , minute & daily.

Thanks Quantismo....

 
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I am glad there is now a solution in place for the data conection problems . I was wondering if anyone that is not a FXCM or Ninjatrader spokesman can comment on how well things are working now since advisory 20 has been put in place.

How many instrument charts can you load with a fresh startup of Ninjatrader? How far back does your chart history go back using tick , minute & daily.

Thanks Quantismo....

I'm not linked to FXCM or NT, except as a client of both, and I'll offer an answer to some of your questions:
  • I commonly run 18 charts and 5 DOM's with no issues. Eight of those charts are running time based FXCM data, and I'm sucking up real time data on a total of 14 FX pairs into the NT Market Analyzer screen.
  • I have the multi-broker version of NT, with three brokers connected. Again, no issues doing this. FXCM provides the FX data while another broker provides futures data.
  • FXCM's implementation of trading on the NT platform is one of the major reasons I'm a client of theirs.
  • I've had very few issues with FXCM's data feed, and who knows if the couple I've had were on their end or mine.
  • Slightly off topic, but NT's tech support, while not quite real time, is excellent. Ask their help before going to the broker/data vendors (except of course to close a trade / cancel orders).
  • The amount of historical data you can access will vary by data provider. That said, I've not lacked for back data from the vendors I use.
Hope this helps.

dwt51

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After I reset instrument in NT, I could see all the instruments except for XAUUSD or XAGUSD.

Do I need to create the symbol myself?

Hello wipca201 and thanks for the post!

It seems odd that you are seeing some instruments on your NT, but not all of them. I would check to make sure that the ones you want are enabled on the FXCM account. Please login with your account (live or demo) to our platform here:

Trading Station Web

Once there, use your account number as the login and type your password. Make sure to select ‘demo’ or ‘real’ as appropriate. Then, on the platform, click on ‘Symbols’ at the top and you will see a list of all the products you currently have available. Simply check/uncheck as you wish and click OK to finish. NT will probably need to be restarted in order for the changes to take effect.

If you are still running into issues, please contact us at any time.
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Thank you again for your post and best of luck trading!

Brad

If you have any questions about the products or services provided by FXCM, please send me a Private Message or use the BMT "Ask Me Anything" thread
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We now have a solution in place that significantly improves historical data loading performance.

Please see the advisory here - NinjaTrader Advisory 20

Here is a video that demonstrates the performance improvements for historical data loading.

2013-08-20_0703 - NinjaTraderLLC's library

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Tick & Minute history


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I'm not linked to FXCM or NT, except as a client of both, and I'll offer an answer to some of your questions:
  • I commonly run 18 charts and 5 DOM's with no issues. Eight of those charts are running time based FXCM data, and I'm sucking up real time data on a total of 14 FX pairs into the NT Market Analyzer screen.
  • I have the multi-broker version of NT, with three brokers connected. Again, no issues doing this. FXCM provides the FX data while another broker provides futures data.
  • FXCM's implementation of trading on the NT platform is one of the major reasons I'm a client of theirs.
  • I've had very few issues with FXCM's data feed, and who knows if the couple I've had were on their end or mine.
  • Slightly off topic, but NT's tech support, while not quite real time, is excellent. Ask their help before going to the broker/data vendors (except of course to close a trade / cancel orders).
  • The amount of historical data you can access will vary by data provider. That said, I've not lacked for back data from the vendors I use.
Hope this helps.

dwt51


Thats about the same amount of charts that I run 24/7...So thats good news your getting data needs met and you seem pleased with the new data feed. I was wondering if you can comment on how far back your data history can go on the tick and minute types charts?

Thanks Quantismo

 
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Thats about the same amount of charts that I run 24/7...So thats good news your getting data needs met and you seem pleased with the new data feed. I was wondering if you can comment on how far back your data history can go on the tick and minute types charts?

Thanks Quantismo

I can't give you a definitive answer, but I easily went back 5000 days of 10 minute data and 500 days of 1000 tick data on a chart of CHFJPY, probably not the most commonly charted pair.

dwt51

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Mobile fxcm app

Hi,

Downloaded the demo mobile app. Very nice.

Regarding orders:

If I enter a limit order to enter and an initial stop loss, are they both on your server so that I can exit the application (not using up my data) or does the platform need to up and running for the trades to happen?

Also can I set a profit target and a stoploss and one will cancel the other when hit? Do I need to have app running for this to happen to?

Thanks

 
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Hi,

Downloaded the demo mobile app. Very nice.

Regarding orders:

If I enter a limit order to enter and an initial stop loss, are they both on your server so that I can exit the application (not using up my data) or does the platform need to up and running for the trades to happen?

Also can I set a profit target and a stoploss and one will cancel the other when hit? Do I need to have app running for this to happen to?

Thanks

Hi lrfsdad,

Glad to hear you're liking Trading Station Mobile

Your stop and limit orders reside on our servers, so you can close your platform and your orders will still be executed if the price is reached. Your login details will also work on Trading Station Desktop and Trading Station Web, so you can place orders on your account from those platforms as well.

It's worth noting that on our No Dealing Desk (NDD) forex execution, your orders are anonymous to the liquidity providers. They cannot see your stops, limits, or entry orders; they only see market orders coming from FXCM. Through competition, the NDD model ensures that prices are market-driven and fair.

If you have stop and limit orders that are attached to each other, then one cancels the other when executed, and you don't need to have the platform running.

Suhail

If you have any questions about the products or services provided by FXCM, please send me a Private Message or use the BMT "Ask Me Anything" thread
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MT5?


Hi,
I am looking at adding some Forex (and CFD) trading to my trading mix. I do have NT multi-licence, but for the moment my NT is allocated to live trading other brokers. So I am assessing my platform options.
I could get a second NT if I would trade enough Forex volume to warrant that.... or go with MT.
Or alternatively get Sierra for what I am doing now with NT (as I recently got more into market profile stuff I was thinking about changing to a platform with native market profile capabilities) and free-up my existing NT for Forex.

MT appears to be the preferred platform for the Forex devotees, so I want to have a serious look at that. And then compare MT with NT and Sierra.

Anyway:
1. I would like to play around a bit with a Demo account and preferably MT5 to see its capabilities. But I only see the MT4 platform on your site. Does FXCM have MT5 in their offering?
(BTW As I understand it MT4 does not do 8 hour charts... which I need).

2. Then I would at times want to run my NT simultaneously to test this against the MT5 platform.
Can you just connect to the same DEMO or would you need a separate DEMO for this.

Thanks,
Peter


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