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Sierra continuous contract options

Hey all,

I've just upgraded to the new version of Sierra after being on version 997 for quite some time. In version 997 you either had continuous contracts enabled or you didn't. There wasn't much available in terms of options:

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I've read the documentation on the options here: Continuous Futures Contract Charts - Sierra Chart
but I would like to hear from any fellow Sierra users which option you use.

My first thought would be to use 'Volume Based Rollover, Back Adjusted', however since I trade index futures which have a specific rollover date perhaps 'Date Rule Rollover, Back Adjusted' would be better.

fyi, I do incorporate volume profiling into my analysis which means the option chosen can affect composite and micro-composite profiles.

My head hurts whenever it comes to this stuff

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My first thought would be to use 'Volume Based Rollover, Back Adjusted', however since I trade index futures which have a specific rollover date perhaps 'Date Rule Rollover, Back Adjusted' would be better.

fyi, I do incorporate volume profiling into my analysis which means the option chosen can affect composite and micro-composite profiles.

My head hurts whenever it comes to this stuff

Thanks

Both should be fine. If you prefer to trade only the most active contract, use the volume option. If you want to switch when everyone is "supposed" to switch, use the date option. Usually those two are the same, and at most would be off by 1 day the majority of the time, most likely.

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agree with Mike.

Further for Daily and above:

for indexes - date is often better.

for commodities - volume option is often better.

In any case- it is a cool option to have in SC

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Yesterday I just did on ES and used Date rule rollover, back adjusted. And try to load 2 years back.

It took a while but data are great. In Message Log you can even see how it adjusted data on every rollover date and by how much points based on Close difference. And data are loading quickly when you open a chart, even for 2 years.

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