Shifting the decimal place?

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Shifting the decimal place?

Postby Splint » 29 Apr 2012

Hi,

IB provides Japanese Yen data in the form 0.012303 and my EOD data provider can give the data to only 4 digits to the right of the DP. To trade I would have to use the end of day data which would drop the last two digits to get 0.0123. My data provider can give me data in the form 1.2303, is there any way MC could convert it to 0.012303.

My other alternative is to use EOD data for backtesting and download historical data from IB for trading.

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Re: Shifting the decimal place?

Postby sptrader » 29 Apr 2012

Maybe Multiply the number by .01 (or divide it by 100) in MC....

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Re: Shifting the decimal place?

Postby Splint » 30 Apr 2012

sptrader wrote:Maybe Multiply the number by .01 (or divide it by 100) in MC....

I do recall a thread where the MC programmers were looking at doing that, not sure if that functionality has been brought into the software yet. I would need to be able to use it for auto trading. Do you know if this can actually be done?

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Re: Shifting the decimal place?

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 30 Apr 2012

Hello Splint,

If you are using ASCII import or ASCII mapping you can multiply the price of your original file. The price will be imported into QuoteManager or plotted in MultiCharts according to your Multiplier choice.


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