How to create a Custom Future

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NW27
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How to create a Custom Future

Postby NW27 » 16 Jun 2011

HI All,

To start with -
I'm using IB as the datafeed. For normal futures contracts - I add a new symbol normally I use a ROOT code of "SPI" to search for the futures contracts.
It comes back with the current contract as in "APU1" this is correct and what I trade with.

Now when I want to create a continuos contract, I have tried the below.
Go to the "All Custom Futures" right click, Add Custom Future.
Data Sourec= "Interactive Brokers"
Name = "SPI 200"
Symbol Root = "" There are no symbol roots for the above. ie SPI or AP

So I go to the Symbol Dictionary and create a "AP" Root setting.

Now I go back to the custom future and set
Symbol Root = "AP"
This ceates a Description/Symbol code that looks like "[!AP_11VOC^HMUZ] SPI 200"
I'm guessing that this somehow gets converted into "APH1","APM1","APU1"
Although I can't see how.
Then to use it on a chart, I guess I just use "AP" as the symbol code.
This doesn't work though, I get a message saying add contracts...

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Neil.

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Re: How to create a Custom Future

Postby JackR » 16 Jun 2011

Neil:

Search for "Custom Futures Issue" in this Forum. Read through the thread before attempting to implement. The date is 15 Jan 2011. The trick is setting up the root name via eSignal.

Jack

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Re: How to create a Custom Future

Postby miltonc4 » 17 Jun 2011

Hi forum
I have managed to setup eSignal Custom Futures, for Sydney Futures APS, which plots a chart,but for Sept 2007 only and many messages :-
To construct Custom Futures please add the following:
Z contract for APS Root for 2007 M contract for APS Root for 2007 H contract for APS Root for 2007 Z contract for APS Root for 2006 U contract for APS Root for 2006
How are these contracts setup ?
And why isnt it asking for 2008,2009,2010 and 2011 contracts for H,M,Z,U ??
Thanks
Milton

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Re: How to create a Custom Future

Postby Stan Bokov » 20 Jun 2011

Dear miltonc4,

Please come to our Live Chat so we can look at your entire setup. It will be a lot easier and faster than trying to discuss this on the forum.


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