Though this is my first post, I dare say I have used NT7 (Live & sim) since Feb w/o any issues. It is as if it was 6.5 but with a much improved charting template. However, be careful with trailing stops in volatile markets. Either keep them a safe distance from your target/s, should it be filled, or make sure you are sitting at your desk.
Any just 2 cents.
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I would say NT 7 is safe with one important caveat: do not attempt to change your chart settings on any chart you have open while you have a live trade on. This is especially true if you are using non-minute (e.g., range, renko, P&F, etc.) charts or multi-timeframe charts.
In my experience, as a range/renko guy, approximately half the time I change my chart settings in NT 7, the chart crashes and the system freezes up. I have to close NT by killing the process. There is no way to close a trade when this happens until you restart the system. Also, I only have one or two indicators and only 3 days of data at any given time. There are others on the NT site that report similar problems with NT7.
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I have held off for various reasons in trading live with NT7 Beta 16, but have only had problems a few betas ago when about the same thing as mentioned above happened to me.
I called the desk to place a stop loss and stop limit (One Cancels theOother) just in case. Before the order was place my system was back up and just exited right away. I then had my broker give me a trial so I could run the DOM on the 2nd computer. That has now expired and my computers are linked again. I really, really hope to make a live trade when the 6e reopens.
Will report here how it goes.
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