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I noticed something very strange today. MultiCharts was severely lagging Sierra Chart. Both are using IQfeed, both the same symbol.

Very odd. I haven't rebooted my machine in about a month or restarted MultiCharts in probably just as long, so I am going to do that now.

I recorded a video to capture what I was seeing... I am running MC7 alpha, so maybe there is just a bug somewhere as I've never seen this before.

MultiCharts is on left, SC on right. At first MultiCharts is just flat out not moving, then it comes and displays all the ticks at once. During this time I was monitoring my CPU usage with taskmgr, I was showing less than 10% usage the entire time I was recording the video, so these "spurts" where not CPU-bound.

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This is exactly what I have experienced with ToS. It is a big concern (and when you are in a trade and it happens, it a huge concern). The fear I have, is how many times has it happened and I did not know about it?
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I noticed something very strange today. MultiCharts was severely lagging Sierra Chart. Both are using IQfeed, both the same symbol.

Very odd. I haven't rebooted my machine in about a month or restarted MultiCharts in probably just as long, so I am going to do that now.

I recorded a video to capture what I was seeing... I am running MC7 alpha, so maybe there is just a bug somewhere as I've never seen this before.

MultiCharts is on left, SC on right. At first MultiCharts is just flat out not moving, then it comes and displays all the ticks at once. During this time I was monitoring my CPU usage with taskmgr, I was showing less than 10% usage the entire time I was recording the video, so these "spurts" where not CPU-bound.

Mike

run away, that was how i blew up my account with false data from mytract.

 
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run away, that was how i blew up my account with false data from mytract.

Yikes , sorry to hear that.

In fairness, I had never seen it happen before, and it is an Alpha release. From what I understand they are going to beta status soon, but lately my interest has been with SC as I like their chart trader.

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(2) How can I adjust the margin of panel 1 so that there is some room between the top and bottom (high and low) of price so that bars don't go right up to the top or bottom of the panel -- as you can see here it is causing the Depth graph to be missing all the bid information because it is below the margin area.

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As far as I remember there was something in the support board from kiwi to add top/ bottom margins.
But I am not sure.

After a year of using SC, it is good to see others seeing value in the stability (I can't remeber when SC crashed the last time) and flexibility SC offers.


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The best I have come up with so far is to add two invisible studies that "add" the extra margin

Study Subgraph Add Input = High, Add = Depends on the chart, I use 0.25 for AAPL, Draw Style = Do Not Draw

Study Subgraph Subtract, Input = Low and the rest is the same as above.

Not perfect IMHO but better than nothing.

Spiros

I don't know if anyone is still looking for this or not, but I just saw it in Kiwi's custom studies, called Screen Padder.


http://www.sierrachart.com/supportboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5349&d=1289086380

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I just opened an account at Optimus and plan on using Sierra Charts. I am going to be on sim for a few days to get used to it.

I have a couple of questions about trading through SC. Are bracket orders held on my PC, at SC on their server's, or at the broker's servers? How does how its handling of bracket orders differ from NinjaTrader?

Thanks in advance
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I just opened an account at Optimus and plan on using Sierra Charts. I am going to be on sim for a few days to get used to it.

I have a couple of questions about trading through SC. Are bracket orders held on my PC, at SC on their server's, or at the broker's servers? How does how its handling of bracket orders differ from NinjaTrader?

Thanks in advance
Papa15

I believe the only brokers/feeds (that work with Sierra) that offer server side OCO are IB and OEC. With all the others, the OCO is handled by Sierra on your computer.

Here's a recent post:
When auto trading with attached orders - Sierra Chart

To verify this, check the What is Included section of each Supported Service:
Sierra Chart - Supported Data and Trade Services

Not sure about OCO with Ninja.

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I believe the only brokers/feeds (that work with Sierra) that offer server side OCO are IB and OEC. With all the others, the OCO is handled by Sierra on your computer.

Here's a recent post:
When auto trading with attached orders - Sierra Chart

To verify this, check the What is Included section of each Supported Service:
Sierra Chart - Supported Data and Trade Services

Not sure about OCO with Ninja.

I just started using SC ChartDOM. One thing I noticed for both IB and OEC is if you send a limit order with an attached bracket, it sends the limit order only. It sends the bracket after the limit order is filled. So there is a potential danger here if the connection dropped before the limit order is filled.

I never used Ninja ChartTrader.

 
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Historical Intraday Futures Data

Hi,

I am considering Sierra Chart for my charting. Looking through the services that it offers, the one that amazes me is Historical Intraday Futures Data (Backfill Data). Looking at the symbols, it looks like they offer it mostly for stock futures and currencies. What I find amazing is that they have tick by tick data going back to 2006. If I am trading E-Minis, and I want to use market replay with simulator, I have more than 4 1/2 years of tick by tick data.

I don't know of anyone who offers backfill that large. Tradestation tick data goes back 6 months to 1 year. IQFeed is now 4 months. Yet here, for $26 a month, we not only have a highly regarded charting package but a hell of a lot data.

I was looking for tick by tick historical data on CME website. They charge $75 per symbol per month!

This deal seems too good to be true. Can anyone give me feedback on the quality of the backfill data? How well does market replay work with it? I am also curious where it comes from, exchange or some other source (?).

Thanks,
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they start collecting data after many users requested it, coming from whichever data feed users use.
ps. the first question a new system use wants to know is do they have any tick data.

 
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According to:

Sierra Chart Historical Data Service

The backfill is from Barchart.com, so not the greatest -- but if it's free then you can't argue with that. I think some comparisons of Barchart were made in the big thread here:
https://futures.io/elite-circle/3873-analysis-comparison-different-data-feeds-platforms-bid-ask-studies.html

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