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I have been using SC for quite a few years now and although they are not beginner user friendly their customization is second to none which is why I try others but keep on returning to Sierra.

Recently I have been considering future trading to take advantage of the extra edge gained by volume.
I have been studying the art of reading order flow on the DOM. It appears that Jig Saw Trading offer the most advanced and best DOM, can anybody verify or can SC DOM be customized to do the same things and as good?

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I have been using SC for quite a few years now and although they are not beginner user friendly their customization is second to none which is why I try others but keep on returning to Sierra.

Recently I have been considering future trading to take advantage of the extra edge gained by volume.
I have been studying the art of reading order flow on the DOM. It appears that Jig Saw Trading offer the most advanced and best DOM, can anybody verify or can SC DOM be customized to do the same things and as good?

Jigsaw has some tools that SC does not, however the SC DOM is very capable and can be highly customised, as they consider it a chart and you can apply studies etc to the DOM. If you can't make money with SC you wont make money with Jigsaw imo.

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I would correct the bar times.

It is the only software that uses the start of the bar time as the time. So the e-mini in sierra closes at 4:10.

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Here is a link for the Sierra dom.
Chart Trading and the ChartDOM (TM) - Sierra Chart
This describes many of the functions.

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While SC is a great platform and the SC developers are superb, there is always room for improvement.

Since the title of the thread does not seem to limit to the software, here are a few requests:

1. Please INCREASE the number of SC developers.
The SC development team is always overloaded with so many things on their plates, such that even basic QC seems lacking.

For example, their current version (v1246) had to be rolled back to v1241, even though they had updated a number of times previously (v1242, v1243, v1245 and v1246).

2. Please CHANGE the layout of the SC support board.
The current board is ugly, messy, disorganised... and worst of all, DISCOURAGES helpful non-SC developers from contributing.

Why can't SC Support create a layout with a few categories, e.g.:
a) Basic SC Platform support
b) Indicators (User discussion)
c) IT-related issues
d) Pricing issues

That way, SC users can go straight to the respective categories to search for answers before making new requests.

Non-SC developers can contribute to requests under the Indicators (User discussion) category, so SC Support can focus on platform issues and SC development. That way, SC can bring in the community to help make SC even better, instead of the current situation of making non-SC developers lose interest in even providing feedback about potential bugs/flaws in SC.

I have seen many repeated and unnecessary questions on the similar issues.. and although some SC users may appreciate the "patience" of SC Support to answer them (usually the basic ones), frankly I see it as being unproductive.

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Wow, this is the ugliest charting software i ever seen. I am just reviewing different platforms, but this is too much. I usually have only few seconds to react to scanner, but here even loading a ticker means going through some complex menus. Too nerdy for me, no matter what powerful functions are there.

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There's no uninstaller, and they put some weird excuse why. Omg, this is weird. #uglyware #weirdware

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There's no uninstaller, and they put some weird excuse why. Omg, this is weird. #uglyware #weirdware

its because you don't need one, just delete the folder yourself.

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Wow, this is the ugliest charting software i ever seen. I am just reviewing different platforms, but this is too much. I usually have only few seconds to react to scanner, but here even loading a ticker means going through some complex menus. Too nerdy for me, no matter what powerful functions are there.

LOL, the few charts that they package it with are the ugliest charts you might ever see, agreed, but I can get it to look just about as good as anything out there, and the functionality over most of it's competition is superb.

Re Tickers and menus etc, it's true that this is geared towards futures trading, you can trade stocks but looking up tickers is clumsy, and options, forget it unless you want to manually create a new chart for each strike for each expiry.

It's a futures platform, it doesn't pretend to be otherwise

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Wow, this is the ugliest charting software i ever seen. I am just reviewing different platforms, but this is too much. I usually have only few seconds to react to scanner, but here even loading a ticker means going through some complex menus. Too nerdy for me, no matter what powerful functions are there.

Pretty sure how pretty a platform looks is not correlated to how much money you make.

Pretty platforms appeal to retail amateur traders - I am sure the bezel buttons on other platforms make you happy.

I would like a fix for referencing multiple time frames during the bar based backtest. At the moment, if you use for example a 1 hour bar based back test which references a daily chart, the back test will have look ahead bias and see what the daily closed at on the day, which can turn a bad strat into dangerously good one.

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