some of you folks out there who are starting with NeoTicker fall for a classic trap, especially those who are switching from Tradestation. Although it's trivial, I fell for the same trap when I was starting with NeoTicker, too
The following applies to the both of the free forex data feed providers (FXCM & EFX): the forex symbols have to be entered with a slash between the currency alphanumeric codes.
It means that instead of:
- EURUSD (which is a common notation in Tradestation)
Any time you are unsure about which symbols are available, just do the following:
- either right click in the chart, select "Add Data ..." (the first item in the drop-down menu)
- or if there's a data on the chart, double click on its label
- then click on the ellipses button right next to the symbol (...)
- a Select Symbol dialogue appears, where you only can select symbols that are available at the moment:
I have just posted a suggestion to the NeoTicker Suggestions forum section that NeoTicker should display a warning when the user attempts to load a non-existent symbol. The present "deathly hush" behavior is ok for advanced users, but it drives newbies nuts
As the kreslik.com memebrs are keen , I guess you have already noticed that at the above screenshot of mine, there are actually both GBP/USD and GBPUSD symbols available (the same goes for EURUSD and EUR/USD). That is not in error, but that's me using the no-slash notation for clean tick data that I feed to NeoTicker from my SQL Tick history engine. I've got 255 mil+ ticks for 16 FX pairs (70 GBs of indexed data) in there; TheRumpledOne says I'm a mad scientist
Anyway, anytime I load GBPUSD instead of GBP/USD, I may rely on the data being perfectly in shape without any glitches, omissions, bad ticks etc., which certainly cannot be said about the free FXCM nor EFX tick data.