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Why does AMP use 'EP' instead of 'ES' for emini S&P symbol?

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Why does AMP use 'EP' instead of 'ES' for emini S&P symbol?

I was watching videos from AMP on youtube, they were showing the MT5 platform...and I noticed the contract names for emini S&P500 were all 'EP' and not 'ES'. I download and installed AMP's MT5 just to check, and sure enough, the contracts are EP and not ES.

Why is that? Is it because it was a demo account? If so, why weren't any other contracts differently named? Is it the CQG data feed?

This video is an example: https://youtu.be/Ib6gk9ivvNg?t=35s (I have it starting at 0:35).

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Thats cqg, rithmic using es

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I was watching videos from AMP on youtube, they were showing the MT5 platform...and I noticed the contract names for emini S&P500 were all 'EP' and not 'ES'. I download and installed AMP's MT5 just to check, and sure enough, the contracts are EP and not ES.

Why is that? Is it because it was a demo account? If so, why weren't any other contracts differently named? Is it the CQG data feed?

This video is an example: https://youtu.be/Ib6gk9ivvNg?t=35s (I have it starting at 0:35).

Thanks.

fw

As rintin said, most likely it's because of the CQG feed. CQG has a slightly different naming convention for most products.

ES is EP, NQ is ENQ, CL is CLE, 6E is EU6.



No idea why.

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Thats cqg, rithmic using es

Oh ok, thanks. Seems odd. Wonder why that is..

http://help.cqg.com/cqgic/#!Documents/contractspecificationscspec.htm

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I use AMP/CQG with Ninja and my symbols are the norm ES, NQ, CL, 6e, etc...

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I use AMP/CQG with Ninja and my symbols are the norm ES, NQ, CL, 6e, etc...

if anyone has an explanation for all of this, I'd love to hear it.

I wonder does NT have some built-in renaming to account for CQG's weirdness with naming?

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if anyone has an explanation for all of this, I'd love to hear it.

I wonder does NT have some built-in renaming to account for CQG's weirdness with naming?

If no one provides any info here try amp tech support.

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If no one provides any info here try amp tech support.

They said it's CQG and they didn't know the reason why. Now that doesn't explain why a CQG feed consumed by NT7/8 would have the "more correct" ES symbol, buuuut I'll leave that to someone else to figure out. : )

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Maybe ES in NT w/ cqg data is just a name, but the root name is still EPH17.
Here's what I found from Multicharts: https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Symbol_Guide

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