trader_hal wrote:Well, I think most of us if not all of us are on the quest for a stable auto trade system. besides all of our learning curves, techniques, we all want to be able to auto trade one day.
I was under the impression that Michal's and every one else who boasts NT already has a successful Autotrade system on NT.
If so... how are they doing it? A tick filter solves those problems? Would TQ be of any help?
I thought MB/NT combo is the First Class of trading systems.
So if I get this correct I am looking at this scenario
MB Datafeed + Order Interface > Ninja Proxy > NT Algorithms?
I am confused as to where Ninja fits in and what will it do for me if my data is bad to begin with?
The point is that you'll need to find a good broker for futures/stocks, and a good broker for FX. There aren't any that offer it all, as far as I know, and that are competitively priced in both areas. TradeStation is one such example. (Their futures data/fee structure is OK, but their FX service is horrible.) Ninja allows you to use more than one broker and data feed simultaneously, in one integrated interface. But first, you have to have good data (from a good broker) if you want to autotrade. That is essential. Otherwise, you're taking a risk that you cannot control or account for...and I don't think MB is going to refund you every time your system executes off of a bad tick. You can have the bestest, most bootyful trading system in the algorithmic universe, but in the end with bad data you are effectively defeating the purpose. A broker's rudimentary charting package is probably more effective for you in this kind of scenario.
In a perfect setup, NeoTicker still won't chart both feeds, even with Ninja as the interface. So, you'll still have to have another charting/autotrading package set up for whichever instrument is not quoted through NeoTicker...