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 krwinner 
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I noticed that Jigsaw has its own market replay connection, however can I use this feature with CQG continuum feed or I need to pay separately for some other Jigsaw supported data feed?

The website says replay is only available with a Tradovate feed.

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Will there be any update to the education? With all the new features and how markets are in 2020, was wondering if any updates to the jigsaw education would be relevant and sometimes it seems out of date.

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Hi,

Been using the new Jigsaw charts and so far they are awesome
It's such a game change when you open a chart and the thing is basically set to work. You don't need to spend hours learning all the settings.

Having said that I do have 2 quick questions:
- will we be able to change footprint colors in the future?
- will we be able to choose the view to total volume. At the moment we only have the option to view bid x ask.

I feel that the bid x ask view is too much information. We already have that info in the D&S.
If we have the option to show the total volume, it will be easier to view the highest volume levels which is the only thing that matters, where the most interest was, no matter if it was sellers or buyers.
When prices reach to that area again, it will be the D&S that will show us which side is showing more strength.

Yeah, I know, we can remove the numbers and only show the histogram which will show us where the most volume traded, but for some reason, having a number is there make things easier, we can say 5235 lots traded at that price.

Anyway, hope my request makes sense.
Keep up with the awesome work you guys are doing and I'm counting the days new features be added to these charts

Have a good one

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Hi,

Been using the new Jigsaw charts and so far they are awesome
It's such a game change when you open a chart and the thing is basically set to work. You don't need to spend hours learning all the settings.

Having said that I do have 2 quick questions:
- will we be able to change footprint colors in the future?
- will we be able to choose the view to total volume. At the moment we only have the option to view bid x ask.

I feel that the bid x ask view is too much information. We already have that info in the D&S.
If we have the option to show the total volume, it will be easier to view the highest volume levels which is the only thing that matters, where the most interest was, no matter if it was sellers or buyers.
When prices reach to that area again, it will be the D&S that will show us which side is showing more strength.

Yeah, I know, we can remove the numbers and only show the histogram which will show us where the most volume traded, but for some reason, having a number is there make things easier, we can say 5235 lots traded at that price.

Anyway, hope my request makes sense.
Keep up with the awesome work you guys are doing and I'm counting the days new features be added to these charts

Have a good one



@arnie

I saw you in the past picking up several support requests in the Jigsaw Support Forum.


Can you please confirm whether you work for Jigsaw?

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@arnie

I saw you in the past picking up several support requests in the Jigsaw Support Forum.


Can you please confirm whether you work for Jigsaw?

I'm not affiliated to jigsaw, apart from being a user and a passionate of their platform.
I did reply to many posts in their forum, yes. I knew the platform quite well and had free time to help fellow users.
Been away from trading for many months and now that I have some free time again e found brand new tools available that I'm eager to learn and of course, if possible, make some requests.

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Hi,

Been using the new Jigsaw charts and so far they are awesome
It's such a game change when you open a chart and the thing is basically set to work. You don't need to spend hours learning all the settings.

Having said that I do have 2 quick questions:
- will we be able to change footprint colors in the future?
- will we be able to choose the view to total volume. At the moment we only have the option to view bid x ask.

I feel that the bid x ask view is too much information. We already have that info in the D&S.
If we have the option to show the total volume, it will be easier to view the highest volume levels which is the only thing that matters, where the most interest was, no matter if it was sellers or buyers.
When prices reach to that area again, it will be the D&S that will show us which side is showing more strength.

Yeah, I know, we can remove the numbers and only show the histogram which will show us where the most volume traded, but for some reason, having a number is there make things easier, we can say 5235 lots traded at that price.

Anyway, hope my request makes sense.
Keep up with the awesome work you guys are doing and I'm counting the days new features be added to these charts

Have a good one

I believe Peter in the Footprint intro video asks members to contact support@jigsawtrading.com for requests with the new charting software. I haven't used the Footprint charts yet so not sure what features I would like to see added. I am sure there will be a lot of members who will ask for different views of the footprint. Good luck!

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Is the additional $50 monthly fee required for Tradovate as well?

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Is the additional $50 monthly fee required for Tradovate as well?

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Not Pete, (and I don't work for Jigsaw), The $50 monthly fee is optional. If sim trading, or doing a funding company test, such as a TST Combine, you don't need it. It is only required if you want to place "real money" trades through the Jigsaw DOM. If you opened an account with Tradovate you could sim trade, or use replay, but to place a live real money trade where hopefully you make money, requires the Jigsaw licence at $50/month (or$500/year).

ps Answering because I know the answer and Pete hasn't been here for a long time.
I saw a video he did last week or so where he says that because of the expansion of the business, recent training course introductions, work on the charting beta, he hasn't actually even traded for the past six months as that has all been taking up all his time and more.

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Not Pete, (and I don't work for Jigsaw), The $50 monthly fee is optional. If sim trading, or doing a funding company test, such as a TST Combine, you don't need it. It is only required if you want to place "real money" trades through the Jigsaw DOM. If you opened an account with Tradovate you could sim trade, or use replay, but to place a live real money trade where hopefully you make money, requires the Jigsaw licence at $50/month (or$500/year).

ps Answering because I know the answer and Pete hasn't been here for a long time.
I saw a video he did last week or so where he says that because of the expansion of the business, recent training course introductions, work on the charting beta, he hasn't actually even traded for the past six months as that has all been taking up all his time and more.

I realized that it is kind of crippling Jigsaw if I don't use their DOM to trade thru as that is the main thing on JigSaw.
I also wonder how power is auction vista compared to the bookmap heatmap.

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Hello:

So, briefly, I have been trading futures unsuccessfully for 26 years, and I am back at it again for more punishment. I have been participating in a another thread concerning a system/trading package that I couldn't get working for me. In that thread I am becoming increasingly aware that understanding order flow is very important. Unfortunately, this topic is very vague for me.

I am searching for education options. Personally, I am not sure that I will have a use for the Jigsaw software yet, but what intrigues me more than anything is the education that it comes with. Are there any other education options with respect to learning order flow that are decent besides JigSaw. Before I fork over the cash for jigsaw, I want to make sure I explore all possible education options out there to learn the topic.

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Not Pete, (and I don't work for Jigsaw), The $50 monthly fee is optional. If sim trading, or doing a funding company test, such as a TST Combine, you don't need it. It is only required if you want to place "real money" trades through the Jigsaw DOM. If you opened an account with Tradovate you could sim trade, or use replay, but to place a live real money trade where hopefully you make money, requires the Jigsaw licence at $50/month (or$500/year).
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How does JigSaw work with SharkIndicators Blackbird? if I use blackbird to manage my trade when I am in it, do I need to place the order on a Ninja Chart or can it still be done on the Jigsaw DOM?

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How does JigSaw work with SharkIndicators Blackbird? if I use blackbird to manage my trade when I am in it, do I need to place the order on a Ninja Chart or can it still be done on the Jigsaw DOM?

Sorry, I have never used Shark Indicators so I have no idea.

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How does JigSaw work with SharkIndicators Blackbird? if I use blackbird to manage my trade when I am in it, do I need to place the order on a Ninja Chart or can it still be done on the Jigsaw DOM?

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Questions about JugSaw:

My Current Trading setup is as follows:
Software Platform: NinjarTrader8
AddOns: BlackBird and BloodHound (SharkIndicators)
DataFeed: NinjaContinuum
Broker: NinjaTrader / PhillipCapatil

Datafeed Requirements
According to the JigSaw website, the following datafeeds are supported:

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CQG, Rithmic, GAIN Futures (OEC), Tradovate, Interactive Brokers and IQFeed
Note that the GAIN Feed is also known by the following names: Alpha Trader, Apex Trader, ATC Trader, CTG Pro, DT Pro, G-Force Trader, Global Zen Trader, High Ground Trader, Index Trade Launcher, S5 Trader & Zaner 360.

1) Since I am using NinjaContinuum, do I need to get a different data feed? It appears so.
2) Can I use the same datafeed account for NinjaTrader and Jigsaw or will I need two data feed accounts (one for each)?
3) Since the JigSaw website says JigSaw is a "plugin" to NinjaTrader 8, can JigSaw receive market data from NinjaTrader's active data feed? So would NinjaContinuum work?
4) If I execute an order through jigsaw, is it sent through NinjaTrader? How would my order be routed to my broker?
5) I seen on Jaigsaw's website ( Click Here) a drop down with the words PSJigSaw2 in the videos. Is that a NinjaTrader ATM, or does JigSaw have an ATM-like feature that you can create for trade management?
6) I am assuming that JigSaw will execute trades through NinjaTrader. If this assumption is correct, I could use MarketPosition != MarketPosition.Flat to test for that in an indicator that can be used to send a signal to BloundHound and then to BlackBird for trade management
7)I am looking to purchase the $1700+ package that includes training. How long will I have access to the traing videos? Will access to these videos ever expire?
8) JigSaw charges an extra $50.00/month ($500) yer to execute trades through JigSaw. On my initial purchase of JigSaw, is that included? Or will I need to pay $1700 for JigSaw plus $500 for order execution for a total of $2200.00 on my initial purchase?
9) If the assumption in number 6 is incorrect and not doable, I will need to execute most of my trades with BlackBird. When I do so, NinjaTrader sees them because the chart shows were the trades are entered and exited. Since JigSaw is a plugin to NinjaTrader, would JigSaw see these executions on NinjaTrader and send them to TradeAnalytics? Or is the only way to use TradeAnalytics is by executing trades in JigSaw?

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I want to do the "cut and reverse drill", but Jigsaw's trading window doesn't have a reverse button, so, did I misunderstand how the drill is done or ...?

Edit:

There is also a button with the "A" label that turns cyan if you click it, that is not mentioned on the documentation, what does it do? Buttons should have a tooltip text if you hover over them for a few seconds (basic UX stuff if you ask me)

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I want to do the "cut and reverse drill", but Jigsaw's trading window doesn't have a reverse button, so, did I misunderstand how the drill is done or ...?

Edit:

There is also a button with the "A" label that turns cyan if you click it, that is not mentioned on the documentation, what does it do? Buttons should have a tooltip text if you hover over them for a few seconds (basic UX stuff if you ask me)

Quite easy to do ..

Enter the market long with 1. Change the number to trade to 2. Then hit a market order short when you want to reverse. Now you’re short 1. Make sure you still have 2 as your trade quantity. Then hit market buy when you want to reverse to long. Now you’re long 1.

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Quite easy to do ..

Enter the market long with 1. Change the number to trade to 2. Then hit a market order short when you want to reverse. Now you’re short 1. Make sure you still have 2 as your trade quantity. Then hit market buy when you want to reverse to long. Now you’re long 1.

Thanks, got the same recommendation from Jigsaws trading chat.

A Reverse button built-in wouldn't hurt tho.

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Thanks, got the same recommendation from Jigsaws trading chat.

There's a blog post too: https://blog.jigsawtrading.com/cut-reverse-drill-crude-video
I haven't worked out what the "A" button is for either.

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Hi Pete'

Any project with Tradestation? A bridge to use their data feed and brokerage would be amazing!
Best!

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Jigsaw Daytradr is great.

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Hi Peter,

I have Ninjatrader8 bridged to Jigsaw.
I want to be able to work from both home and work and wondered how do i set up Jigsaw on a seperate PC ?
Can i just download the software and input the licence?(lifetime)
I researched a little and seen that you need to let the software developer aware that you will be using 1 licence on two seperate PC,s .
Not quite sure how it works.
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Hi Peter,

You'd be better off just emailing Jigsaw support, he hasn't posted or replied to any questions in this thread since June last year (post #590)

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