forex, tick data, tick charts - futures io
futures io futures trading



forex, tick data, tick charts


Discussion in TradeStation

Updated by choke35
    1. trending_up 1,421 views
    2. thumb_up 1 thanks given
    3. group 2 followers
    1. forum 1 replies
    2. attach_file 0 attachments




Welcome to futures io: the largest futures trading community on the planet, with well over 100,000 members
  • Genuine reviews from real traders, not fake reviews from stealth vendors
  • Quality education from leading professional traders
  • We are a friendly, helpful, and positive community
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts
  • We are here to help, just let us know what you need
You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

 
Search this Thread
 

forex, tick data, tick charts

(login for full post details)
  #1 (permalink)
Prague, Czech Republic
 
 
Posts: 12 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 13 given, 0 received

Hi, do someone of you use forex/futures tick data to backtest strategies in tradestation? which tickcharts do you use?
where do you get your datafeed? can u give me some advice for good quality/price data?

Reply With Quote

Can you help answer these questions
from other members on futures io?
Chart text fixed and move with time
NinjaTrader
FYI plot bug & workaround: changing color or width is delayed 1 bar
EasyLanguage Programming
With 1 click place orders on two accounts (rithmic and cqg)
NinjaTrader
Scan by comparing SMAs within 5 mins
ThinkOrSwim
Volume Chart Trend Lines
TradeStation
 
 
(login for full post details)
  #2 (permalink)
Germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Other
Trading: ES, YM, 6E
 
Posts: 2,666 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 5,097 given, 6,547 received


strmci View Post
Hi, do someone of you use forex/futures tick data to backtest strategies in tradestation? which tickcharts do you use?
where do you get your datafeed? can u give me some advice for good quality/price data?

FX:
If you want to backtest interbank FX, then it's relatively pointless to use any data that is different from
that of your broker's pool since you won't get other fills anyway. Besides, depending on the pool size,
several millions of ticks per day e.g. for EURUSD will inflate your data pool but not deliver any added value.
A plus for FX is order amount, i.e. you can start with chicken feed.

Currency futures:
The advantage of currency futures is centralized and standardized trading via exchanges. Data suppliers are the
exchanges. CME is most liquid, Eurex a distant second. So any reliable (tick by tick) CME futures data stream will be
adequate for backtesting and trading. The price that you pay for centralization and reliability is standard contract
size which can be a problem for small accounts (micros aside which offer lower liquidity combined with higher
relative commissions).

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to choke35 for this post:


futures io Trading Community Platforms and Indicators TradeStation > forex, tick data, tick charts


May 2, 2016


Upcoming Webinars and Events
 

Every journal equals ten meals for the hungry

Now
     



Copyright © 2020 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts