There seems to be some confusion over their historic data....well in my mind at least. It does seem like they have two one from barchart.com and a 'quality' one from their own servers using Rithmic data that includes bid/ask but only goes back 30 days. I might be right off track though.
I contacted Sierra Chart regarding the backfill futures data, and basically they said that it's not perfect or guaranteed, but should be good enough for most. So it depends on what you need. The good news is that you can always buy historical tick data that you trust completely and import it into Sierra Chart. I intend to try Sierra's simulator/market playback. It seems that their particular set-up for that type of training is better than many others.
Interesting. I like to know where the data is coming from, I guess that is my overbearing and controlling side shining through, so just a "it should be good enough" answer isn't good enough for me
Maybe they can answer it next week as we're having a Sierra Chart webinar next Thr the 17th. Details to come soon.
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Yes, for me, replay function with simulator is a must. And to be able to do it with imported historical tick (or end of day) data is another requirement, which is the problem I have with NinjaTrader.
Sierra Chart is one of the four platforms that I am aware of that meet all the requirements. (The others are Trade Navigator, Ensign, Investor RT/Market Delta). But that's a topic for another thread.
Regarding the mysterious backfill futures data, I think it would be too much to expect that it would be guaranteed. Just look at CME data mine, CQG Data Factory, TickData or other historical data vendors, and see how much they charge.
I suppose that someone who has at least some some stored data from a reliable source, like IQFeed, could compare it to the backfill data to see just how good it is (or not). When I start my Sierra Chart trial, I will try to compare it to the little reliable data that I have stored.
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