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Again problems with Zenfire today - 09/20-2010

I had many problems today with the zenfire datafeed

levelII not showing up and more dan 30 seconds of no data

thinking about going to cqg and putting these issues behind, or maybe TT?

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How many brokers or data feeds do you have?


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I had many problems today with the zenfire datafeed

levelII not showing up and more dan 30 seconds of no data

thinking about going to cqg and putting these issues behind, or maybe TT?


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Can't you use pfg as your primary datafeed for NT (assuming you have multibroker version) during these periods when ZF struggles?


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I have to admit that I only have 1 data feed connection active at the same time.

I had my indicators messed up when I connected to 2 data feeds, the answer from ninjatrader was that I should only use 1 data feed at the same time.

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Is IQFeed not an option? I clear roughly 14000 ES contracts/month via Interactive Brokers API, with IQFeed driving system signal data. Have had so few issues for over 5 years now with this combination. 90% of execution is intra-day *market* orders, with block sizes approaching 45 c's. Excellent transactional slip. Please note, IB execution only. Everything else they provide is unsatisfactory.

For a short period, ran CQG Integrated (via Advantage Futures) for execution/charting. Had difficult time telling difference between CQG and IQFeed data for Globex futures, and did not find extra cost of CQG | Int execution vs IB worth it. Then again, I only trade Globex ES/6E/6B/NKD and have 35ms ping to IB US servers. Now use relatively inexpensive CQG|Trader (Advantage) for fast manual-scalp strats and backup/hedging. If IB did not nearly match Advantage on commission in my circumstance (long time client/consistently decent volume), I'd likely have all operations running through Advantage. They are just a top-notch tech driven Chicago outfit. Their Equinix rackspace offering is increasingly appealing to me.


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I second IQFeed, I can't remember the last time the service was down or missed a beat. Not this year, not even once, not to my knowledge. That doesn't solve the execution problem if Zen Fire is down however and that is your broker. I'm wondering if anyone tried the Zen Fire web interface during these outages, to see if they could control orders from there (if it was required, say for instance your broker was not answering phone, etc).

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The thing is when you don't get data for over 30 seconds, I'm not really in the mood to place any orders

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I'm wondering if anyone tried the Zen Fire web interface during these outages, to see if they could control orders from there (if it was required, say for instance your broker was not answering phone, etc).

Haven't been using Zen Fire this week, though last Friday (the 17th) the Zen Fire web UI was down for at least an hour. Ninja worked for me during that outage.

Unfortunately I also got a mysterious 'double fill' on a stop then with Ninja - trade log showed a new position opened on a 'close' command at the exact same time my stop was hit. I don't remember manually closing the trade, but it's possible. Still the exact timing is strange. Asked Mirus to investigate and the Zen Fire order desk said issue was mine.

Just another reason to be glad I'm no longer using Ninja. And will use Zen fire only on my backup Mirus account now that I've opened an IB account.

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