This is true; however, NT starts a new bar at the beginning of each session. The question is, michalmalec, are you seeing the number of bars change significantly? CQG should have tick backfill, so perhaps you should send a screen shot of before and after a reload to support at NT.
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NT may do that, but most trading software gives the user the option of loading a number of days of data or the number of bars into a chart. When using Tick charts, If I start a chart in the morning, the chart will be loaded with the number of days or number of bars that you asked for at the time you initially open the chart. This means the the initial bar will be started at a point in history that you chose and all subsequent tick bars will be based off of this starting initial trade. Tick bars will then be built using the number of ticks you want... for example a 250 tick chart will load 250 trades into each bar.
If later in the day, you open a new chart with the same symbol, or reload the current chart, the software will load the number of days or bars that you requested, only in this instance it will only go back the number of days or number of bars that you asked for ... given that part of the day is already complete, this will cause some history to be lost from the first chart and so the starting bar and initial trade will be different... The two charts will not be exactly the same and will have some differences. Not much but still different.
then again, i have not used NT in a while, so it might always load tick charts from the open....
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