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Best broker and data feed for Sierra Charts?

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Rochester, NY
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I use Sierra Chart (package 5) with the Denali feed and Interactive Brokers. SC engineers seem to really hate IBKR, but they were the broker and FCM that I was most comfortable with using after a lot of research and time spent talking to other firms. AMP is a tiny firm (last I remember their adjusted net capital was around $5 million whereas IBKR is around $5 billion) and yet their intraday margins requirements are minuscule. Thatís a risky combination in my view so I prefer a larger firm that requires full CME margin rates. If I had to switch Iíd probably consider Advantage Futures, Optimus Futures, or Edge Clear but theyíre all smaller and I donít think their margin requirements are as high (though Iím pretty certain the latter two both use Dorman as the FCM which has as solid reputation).

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I have used Ninjatrader in the past and now have used Sierra Charts for several years. Personally, I like Sierra charts best, especially if you use order flow, TPO charts, and volume profiles as I think Sierra is excellent in charting these. I use AMP brokerage. Just so you know, AMP gives you free Sierra charts, HOWEVER, the free one is package 3 which does NOT include tick data necessary for order flow, TPO, and volume profile data. You can either upgrade to Package 5 thru the brokerage (which I believe is $25 a month), or pay for Sierra charts separately on your own and pay for longer periods (such as 6 months or a year), which then ends up being less expensive. (that's what I do). Hope this helps! Good luck!

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If you trade futures then it worth to note that Sierra develops its own feed and order routing.

You can check the Sierra supported trading services here:

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Glenview, Illinois
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I agree with AMP/Denali feed. They had to walk me through on the connect, but I have been very satisfied with the results.

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I use Sierra and they are a good low cost provider. I use AMP as a broker. They are good and low cost but others like edgeclear are good. I use CTG for data base may switch to Denali. Good luck!

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I don't use SC but have tried it in the past. Here is another broker

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Sierra is a swiss knife. You can choose among many brokers and several data feeds.

I recommend using Sierra's own data feed (which is a Barchart feed actually).

Sierra's order routing (via TT) is quite good.

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Sierra Chart works with multiple data feeds such as TT, CQG, and Rithmic. For your convenience, here is a link of other data providers Sierra Chart works with:

As for which FCM, data provider, or brokerage you should use, we believe it comes down to what your trading goals are. Depending on what contracts, margins, support, etc. you need, some firms may not provide what you are looking for. We suggest reaching out to multiple firms to determine which solution best fits your needs.

Introducing Brokers, like Edge Clear, clear through multiple firms to help facilitate whatever combination a trader needs. Each FCM offers a unique advantage, it's our job to find the best fit for you and Sierra Chart.

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New Orleans, LA
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I use AMP - Denali/TT is the best on SC

I currently use standard CQG data with Sierra, what do you like about the Denali/TT data?

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I have two questions:
1) isn't Denali it's own thing that you have to pay for..directly to Sierra regardless of your broker? But Denali actually uses TT? I never understood Denali or what it's draw was. I wish someone would ELI5 it to me.

2) does Sierra Chart separate out data feed and order routing feed, such that I could feed my charts with "Data Feed X" but send my orders through "Routing Feed Y". If memory serves, IRT does this and I'm wondering if anything else does.
And just to add, I believe EdgeClear has the best all-in round turn costs when using Rithmic for data and order routing, imo. Even beats AMP/Rithmic, which is insane.

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