Release of the new ZenFire data feed dll.

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Release of the new ZenFire data feed dll.

Postby Sergee » 27 Jun 2008

Dear users,
We announce the release of the new dll for ZenFire data feed that many of you have longed for.

Download the ZenFire.zip file below.

Unzip it and follow the simple instructions found inside of the Readme file.
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Postby reitberg » 01 Jul 2008

I tried to install it using MC v 3.0. I placed the dll in the system32. I could not find zen fire in the data sources list. Anybody else having problems?

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Postby reitberg » 01 Jul 2008

I tried a couple of more times to install this into the system 32 and I ran the bat file a few times and did some restarts on QT. Eventually, the Zen Fire feed loaded!!!

It just took some time but it works.

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Postby reitberg » 01 Jul 2008

How do we get historical data to load using Zenfire?

Also, is there a list of symbols and exchanges for Zenfire?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 02 Jul 2008

How do we get historical data to load using Zenfire?


Zen Fire only provides real-time. No history is available from this data feed.

Also, is there a list of symbols and exchanges for Zenfire?


You can find the information on symbols here: http://www.ampfutures.com/contract_specs.html

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Postby Nick » 03 Jul 2008

Zenfire does provide historical tick and minute data. It does not provide historical daily data. It is easy to construct daily bars from the minute data you can use 405 minute or 1425 minute bars instead.

Thanks for implementing the feed really appreciated it but it would be great to support historical data too!

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Postby wodru » 03 Jul 2008

Zenfire does provide historical tick and minute data.


As far as i know, the historical data is provided by the "NT historical market data server".
NT collects the ZenFire data and provides it as historical data for ZenFire and TT users.

Btw the ZenFire EUREX data sucks, it's only snapshot data (max 4 updates/sec) and no real volume! (always 99)

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Postby Nick » 04 Jul 2008

Ahh OK if that is the case pardon me. I don't believe there is volume data with Eurex either

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 04 Jul 2008

Hi guys,

If the demand for history from Zen Fire is high enough, we will also start collecting their real-time on our data and then give it as history to our customers.

Regards.

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Postby vienna » 06 Jul 2008

That would be great... there is a big demand for accurate historical data I am sure. Anything that improves on esignal is great.

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zenfire history

Postby cosmic » 07 Jul 2008

Hi Marina,
providing a ZenFire history server to your customers is a great idea, thanks for bringing it up & considering it! I'm sure you get plenty of votes for this :D

Thank you,

cosmic

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Postby reitberg » 07 Jul 2008

The demand for Zen Fire is very high. Everybody I know is totally fed up with the TS and Esignal datafeeds.

Zen is the best datafeed that I've seen in the 10 years I've been watching electronic markets.

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 11 Jul 2008

Thank you for your feedback guys.

We'll definitely consider gathering their history and providing it to our customers in future mc implementations.

Regards.

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ZenFire feed & SSL connection

Postby Sigma Trader » 11 Jul 2008

I installed the Zenfire datafeed dll and then activated Zenfire in the MC Quote Manger Tools/DataSources. I got a trial username and pw from the Mirus website, but an SSL connection path is needed to complete the ZF feed activation in MC. Mirus techie told me the SSL comes from TSSupport. Help, i really want to test some code in MC using Zenfire.

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Postby kelly simon » 12 Jul 2008

Historical data would be great. Also, some clarification about the SSL certificate path please.

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ZenFire connection

Postby Sigma Trader » 13 Jul 2008

Ignoring the SSL issue for the moment since no one at TSSUPPORT seems to know the answer, here is what i get in the Quote Manager Event Log when creating a chart using Zenfire and ESU8
Connecting to Zenfire
Connecting to real-time data for ESU8.CME
Market Data Connection Opened

Well, now, this looks all well and good, but at the top of the chart is the message "No data"

So, the question is what is wrong? Is the symbol wrong? Does Zenfire have data on Sunday for the ES?

Would someone who has successfully made the Zenfire connection step in here and offer some information on their experience? Many Thanks.

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Postby kelly simon » 13 Jul 2008

BTW, the install *.bat file didn't work on Vista 64bit. Needed to copy and register file manually.

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finally

Postby Sigma Trader » 13 Jul 2008

finally got data flow from Zenfire, account type had to be set to Live not Sim per a previous post. Still don't know about the SSL, guess it doesn't matter.

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Any folder works for the SSL certificate field?

Postby Sigma Trader » 14 Jul 2008

The explanation is still incomplete for many computer users.
Maybe your programmers understand, but the users don't.
Would you mind explaining thoroughly how this SSL feature works?
Is an SSL certificate required?
Where does it come from, TSSUPPORT, Mirus-Zen-Fire, Verisign, other?
When does it get installed?
Is an SSL automatically assigned and then stored in the specified folder?
Your answer implies that the SSL feature is not implemented and the folder can be empty.

It would be helpful if the Readme.txt in the zip file had complete procedural explanations for the setup including whether the account has to be Sim or Live. Apparantly a Mirus/Zen-Fire demo account is a Live account not a Sim account. Mirus tech support for MC does not exist, or so they say. MultiCharts is not listed on their site as supported software. Also free Mirus/Zen-Fire username and passwords can be obtained at this url http://www.mirusfutures.com.

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Mind Reading

Postby Sigma Trader » 14 Jul 2008

OK, maybe you are saying that the SSL certificate is not used on Mirus/Zen-Fire DEMO accounts, but maybe is used on REAL accounts? Or maybe it is optional?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 22 Jul 2008

In the 'SSL certificates path' field you can specify any folder located on
your computer for either sim or live account.

Here's why:

This field was given to us as required for to receive data from zen fire in Multicahrts. However, later it turned out that the data feed does not use this field at all. This is why it is enough to specify any folder in the 'ssl certificates path'. It's not something that we invented. Nor can be do anything to make sure it is really used.

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Postby reitberg » 01 Aug 2008

I'm trying to get the Sugar #11 (SB) data from Zen fire into MC. I would like the October contract. I can't seem to get this to work. I'm using the NYBOT exchange. Is there another exchange to use? I looked up the symbol on the AMP Futures site.

Can anybody else get this to work in MC? Thanks

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Postby reitberg » 13 Aug 2008

I am having trouble installing the Zen Fire dll on Vista Ultimate. As Kelly Simon mentioned, the bat file does not work. I have tried to register the dll manually, but I am having problems.

What should I put in the command line in vista ultimate 64?
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Postby reitberg » 13 Aug 2008

Kelly,

I figured it out!!!! In Vista, there is this horrible demon called "User Account Control." Everything is running fine and the ZF datafeed is working in MC quote manager.

I found a web site which told me how to turn off UAC in the secpol.msc

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/vi ... ntrol_(UAC

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zen-fire connect problem

Postby ocm1 » 28 Aug 2008

hi,

my multicharts cannot connect to zen-fire data feed, pls help to solve it ..

thank you

John
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Postby TJ » 28 Aug 2008

are you subscribed to 6E ?

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Postby ocm1 » 28 Aug 2008

hi,
now I using zen-fire demo account.

thank you

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are you subscribed to 6E ?

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Postby TJ » 28 Aug 2008

6E is not available in the demo.

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Postby ocm1 » 29 Aug 2008

hi TJ,

then how to subscribe zen-fire?
and on demo account which symbols is can get data feed?

thank you


6E is not available in the demo.

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Postby ABC » 29 Aug 2008

ocm1,

is it possible that you are missing the contract month, too? Shouldn't it be something like 6EU8. At least this is the way it works for the ES.

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Postby khalaad » 29 Aug 2008

ZenFire data is attracting lot of attention.

I wonder: other things being equal would ZenFire data increase profitability?

Khalid

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Postby ocm1 » 30 Aug 2008

hi ABC,

how to setting 6EU8 contract month, do u mind step by step?
and I attn my setting if wrong pls correct me ..


thank you

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ocm1,

is it possible that you are missing the contract month, too? Shouldn't it be something like 6EU8. At least this is the way it works for the ES.

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Postby Nick » 02 Sep 2008

ZenFire data is attracting lot of attention.

I wonder: other things being equal would ZenFire data increase profitability?

Khalid


Possibly for a scalper. It is not only a data feed but an execution engine. Some think it has surpassed TT in speed and data completeness.

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Postby khalaad » 02 Sep 2008

Nick,

Thank you.

NEXT QUESTION:

Amongst the topics which have run more than a month, this one, with more than 1250 views per month, is probably the most popular.

What on earth are so many wanna be scalpers doing with MultiCharts?

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Postby Tresor » 28 Nov 2008

Hello Zen-Fire users,

I have a problem with the Zen-fire feed. It does not backfill data. When I shut down my MC for an hour, then my MC is unable to collect the one hour missing data into my MC. Please see the screenshot of ES. Is there any solution to this problem?

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Postby Tresor » 29 Nov 2008

Marina,

Will the new zenfire dll (that you mentioned in another thread) have the command ''Type * to show all symbols''?

Zenfire's website is ''economical'' in terms of information on the symbols they offer.

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Postby Nick » 01 Dec 2008

Nick,

Thank you.

NEXT QUESTION:

Amongst the topics which have run more than a month, this one, with more than 1250 views per month, is probably the most popular.

What on earth are so many wanna be scalpers doing with MultiCharts?

Khalid


Actually that's a pretty good question! Maybe people want tip top execution and data completeness even if they are not scalpers :) After all saving a tick is still a saving.

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Postby Tresor » 01 Dec 2008

Nick,

But the zen-fire feed does not backfill data. It is a suicide :lol:

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Postby khalaad » 02 Dec 2008

Nothing wrong with wanting to save a tick.

But I wonder how many zen-fire adherents realise what makes one a successful trader is

proper money and trade management

not ticks saving!


Khalid

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Postby Nick » 03 Dec 2008

Kalid spot on my friend. Tresor Zen never was a historical data feed. It is, and always has been, a real time data feed and execution engine. I think where you might have been confused in the past is that NT stores historical Zen data and provides it as a service to their customers :)

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Postby khalaad » 03 Dec 2008

Thank you, Nick.

And your point is also valid:

a tick saved is a tick earned -- after all trading is a business.


Sadly most traders are inclined to look for this not by disciplined application but through external aids.

Khalid

jojo

Postby jojo » 21 Apr 2009

:?:
Hello one question about zen-fire-dll please:
Is this a " MC-only" dll or is it possible to use with TS,too?

kind regs

Jojo

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Postby Andrew Kirillov » 21 Apr 2009

It is designed for MultiCharts.


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