Data Manager : which Data Type to select ?
If I add a symbol in the Data Manager,
We have two choice of Data type :
– Timestamp is start of bar time (Metatrader, Dukassopy, Forex Data)
– Timestamp is end of bar time (Ninjatrader, TradeStation, futures Data)
1/ If I add a symbol from Dukascopy, or Yahoo I have no choice, but can I use it with Multicharts engine?
If I add a symbol from SQ Equity data, SQ future data, file import, I have to select which data type to choose .
2/ If I am working with a Multicharts/Tradestation engine and Forex Data, which data type should I select ?
It’s Platform dependent just as it describes.
If you have one Platform your using for all your trading then select that Data type.
You may have to have Data for the different Platforms, so you’ll need to Clone the data and truncate instrument names with which Platform the data goes with.
Thank you ontheedge for your answer
So if I am using forex data of Dukascopy with Multicharts engine in SQX, I will have to clone the data?
Do you mean that, I should clone the data to export them in Multicharts ?
Or should I transform the data to be able to use it SQX with multicharts engine ?
Thank you for your answer
6 days ago #274519
Multichart needs Timestamp is end of bar time – so you need to use Tradestation or similar data. I think DK data is always start of bar time would likely give you bad strats.
Thank you Bee trader for your answer,
If I am using indicators, like SMA, EMA, RSI, which are not using time in the calculus, how could SQX give incorrect results with MC engine and Dukascopy Data ? I am wondering.
I search in the documentation but I don’t find any information on this subject.
I can see that MT and MC engine are giving different results.
With MT engine, I can add spread, slippage. But not with MC engine. If I do, the MC engine have difficulties to find strategies.
5 days ago #274525
The usage of time in indicators is implicit from the OHLC that you are using.
I will use FX as an example. The broker decides which time they want to use as their open or close. So not all price data is the same even for the same pair if they are coming from different brokers. So when I get DK data which is UTC I clone it to New York Close because my broker IC Markets uses New York Close. There are some brokers who use GMT, Sidney time etc
MC and MT engines work differently hence why you need the data to be in correct time based format.
Thank you very much Bee !!!!!
this is important
5 days ago #274537
The best way would be to save the data from your trading platform and then import that data to SQX.
I found several articles about connecting MC to DKs data.
If there’s not enough data for you or your not able to connect to DKs data you might take a look at Tickstory.
It uses DK data but allows for custom export types.
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