Bar Magnifier mode will be disabled error

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jefferey
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Bar Magnifier mode will be disabled error

Postby jefferey » 19 Jul 2010

I am in the early stages of using multicharts and have programmed a very simple and highly active indicator that is triggered off 1 minute bars with exits using daily trailing stop.

The first thing I noticed was when using the 1 minute bars with a trailing stop, it seemed to assume the best case scenario to trigger the stop, so it became offer I need to check off the bar magnifier box to get tick data to ensure the trailing stop was triggered more accurately.

At the time I was using IQFeed which I then realized only goes back 1 month for tick data.

I've now switched to Barchart.com which is supposed to go back 6 months. However, when I run it I can only go back 1 month. Anything further and I get the message "Not all of the required data has been obtained. Bar Magnifier mode will be disabled."


Appreciate any help!

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Postby TJ » 19 Jul 2010

open QM and check to see you have the required data.

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Postby jefferey » 19 Jul 2010

I went to the barcharts.com MS section and bought the $49/month data with the real-time add on.

I'd previously purchased the IQ charts feed.

Is there somewhere else with better data that includes tick data for at least 6 months back, preferably longer that isn't going to break the bank?

I've always worked at a bank and had access to Bloomberg, Reuters, etc. but now that I'm on my own I'm trying to maintain a reasonable budget.


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Postby TJ » 19 Jul 2010

Have you tried 1 second data?
Some datafeed give you more data if your request is for 1 sec?


What symbol(s) you are looking for?
Someone might be able to share?

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Postby jefferey » 19 Jul 2010

As much as I'd appreciate if someone could share, I'm going to be examining hundreds of symbols so it's likely not practical. Barchart is supposed to go back 6 months, so I'm sure there's a way to do it, I may just have to contact their support if no one here knows how to do it.


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