Creating Custom Symbols

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Creating Custom Symbols

Postby systemicrisk » 09 Nov 2011

Hello

How do I create custom symbols in Multicharts? I am using Esignal as a datasource.

An example:

BRN 1Z-ICE / EUR A0-FX
NG Z1 * 4.26 - CL Z1

etc

Thanks,

SR

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 09 Nov 2011

Unfortunately that is not possible to create such symbol in MultiCharts.
You can create an indicator based on two symbols and use its values in your script.

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby systemicrisk » 09 Nov 2011

If I create the symbols in Esignal, can I then import them?

How do you then chart non-exchange traded spreads in Multicharts?

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 09 Nov 2011

Please describe what do you mean by your first question.
Spread charts are not supported by MultiCharts at the moment.

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby systemicrisk » 09 Nov 2011

In esignal, to create a custom symbol you give it a name (e.g. WTIBRENT) and then input the formula to create that symbol (e.g. CL Z1 - BRN 1Z-ICE). This is done under the Tools -> 'Spread Symbol Settings' menu.

Once created, you can then open a chart and type WTIBRENT as the symbol, and your custom instrument opens. Is it treated as a normal instrument.

As multicharts is pulling symbols from Esignal, once the custom symbol is created, could it then retrieve that symbol?

Further, are there plans to support custom spread symbols? Surely I am not the only spread trader?

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby TJ » 09 Nov 2011

systemicrisk wrote:Hello

How do I create custom symbols in Multicharts? I am using Esignal as a datasource.

An example:

BRN 1Z-ICE / EUR A0-FX
NG Z1 * 4.26 - CL Z1

etc

Thanks,

SR


see:
EasyLanguage Essentials Programmers Guide
Multi-Data Indicators
Multi-data Chart and Spread Indicator.... pg 71
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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 09 Nov 2011

systemicrisk wrote:As multicharts is pulling symbols from Esignal, once the custom symbol is created, could it then retrieve that symbol?

That is not possible in MultiCharts.
systemicrisk wrote:Further, are there plans to support custom spread symbols? Surely I am not the only spread trader?

Please refer to the following topic.

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby pivot » 28 Jan 2012

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systemicrisk

I am no expert but on esignal you have real symbols for exchange traded spreads that are listed products and not synthetics like CL - BRN. As its ICE WTI product it is WBS - BRN but the true spread is "WBS 2H:BRN2H-ICE"

Here is a list of spreads I have created.

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If you want to pm me I can send you a CSV file which you can import the symbols in from there. Its only energy spreads.

By the way the other thing on ratio spreads etc you posted you just need to create custom indicators on it... BRN 1Z-ICE / EUR A0-FX is just a ratio spread.... ie use spread ratio [c of data1 / c of data2] already preloaded indicator. It becomes more complicated if you want OHLC charts of this.

Then your second spread would be like this

Code: Select all

inputs: DataSeries1( Close of data1 ), DataSeries2( Close of data2 ),wgt ( 4.26 ) ;

Plot1( (DataSeries1 * wgt) - DataSeries2, "Sprd wgt Diff" ) ;


Does anyone know of a data provider other than esignal for true exchange traded spread data?? Please help on this one anyone!

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 30 Jan 2012

Hello Pivot,

The other data feeds providing spread symbols are IQFeed, PATSystems and Global Server.
You may want to contact these data vendors directly for detailed information.

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Re: Creating Custom Symbols

Postby pivot » 30 Jan 2012

Thanks Henry. I will look at those data suppliers.


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