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TD, Ninja will fully supported for combine and live trading. All you will need to have is an NT7 license to make money.


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Did you turn simulation mode off on sierra? Its sort of a dumb question but it's a mistake I make regularly.

I will grab a screenshot of my settings, and one next time I have an outright trade.

You know, I'm not really sure. I'll have to check that out. Gotta admit, the idea that I may actually be able trade via SC has me all

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@josh, thank you, great info. For multiple accounts in Sierra, you can use them in one installation, but not simultaneously, by going to the Data/Trade Service settings and entering the info for each manually, right? For multiple simultaneous logins, you will need multiple installations of Sierra running. This is a pain because then you need to keep all your chartbooks, platform settings, etc etc in sync between each installation.

Correct. And yes, it is a bit of a pain to keep settings synchronized if you are running charts on more than one. Personally I would have one copy for data, and then remote open that data file using another copy with a brokerage connection, and then do that for each brokerage that you have. This way the data is the same, but you can still use chart trading features if you like. But honestly, most people have only one broker and maybe one external data feed so it's not that big of a deal.

If you have only one copy installed, then you can actually switch data providers back and forth, but because most data provider use a different symbol for the same instrument, you will have multiple chart data files. In short, it's best to keep one copy for each data feed/broker used.

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Did you turn simulation mode off on sierra? Its sort of a dumb question but it's a mistake I make regularly.

I will grab a screenshot of my settings, and one next time I have an outright trade.

Yup, that did the trick! Thanks for the heads up.

Edit: These links may be helpful for anyone new to the SC trade window:

Sierra Chart - Basic Trading and the Trade Window

Sierra Chart - Attached Orders

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I thought I read somewhere that T4 works with Sierra Chart. If you can execute through Sierra's DOM/chart trader, this should have all the functionality/speed of Ninja and then some. Has anyone tried this combo/does it work well with TST?

Sierrachart works fine with T4 - order entry through Sierra works as well. (you don't need T4)
and switch on Live-Trading in Sierra, otherwise Orders will not be routed to CTS T4.

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Sorry for the confusion. Our support misunderstood that Sierra Chart was a front end and not just a charting service when answering the question of whether it can be used for execution in a Combine.

Thanks for all the help clarifying. Sierra Chart can be run through CTS and executed on, while in a TopstepTrader Combine. When you sign up you will receive a Username, Password, and Firm name. Be sure to correctly input these details in the Data/Trade Service Settings as shown.

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Sorry for the confusion. Our support misunderstood that Sierra Chart was a front end and not just a charting service when answering the question of whether it can be used for execution in a Combine.

Thanks for all the help clarifying. Sierra Chart can be run through CTS and executed on, while in a TopstepTrader Combine.

TST, that's great, thank you for confirming. Glad we all kept asking this question!

Does anyone know if Sierra is capable of automatically linking executions through multiple accounts?
ie place trade in personal account, it is automatically/identically placed and managed in TST account.

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Find more information about multiple accounts here:

http://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=doc/MultipleServices.html


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Sorry for the confusion. Our support misunderstood that Sierra Chart was a front end and not just a charting service when answering the question of whether it can be used for execution in a Combine.

Thanks for all the help clarifying. Sierra Chart can be run through CTS and executed on, while in a TopstepTrader Combine. When you sign up you will receive a Username, Password, and Firm name. Be sure to correctly input these details in the Data/Trade Service Settings as shown.

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