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Open Feature request MC-1485

Last bar in Renko charts

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When I load a Renko chart the last bar there sometimes is not shown correctly. It usually fixes itself after an incoming tick but, I think, it may trigger wrong signals if the chart has a strategy attached to it.

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I'm not sure how to reproduce this issue. I think it may be related to gaps in the regular price. It actually appears quite often right after I open a workspace with Renko charts. I attach the screen shots:  1 - Renko chart with a problem, 2 - the regular chart at that time, 3 - the same Renko chart after it fixed itself.

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user-offline.png  MultiCharts Support (MultiCharts)
Oct 04, 2013 - 13:46

MultiCharts 8.0 implementation: in real-time no matter what resolution is specified, each next box of the specified size will be plotted once privious box is finished.
MultiCharts 8.1 and any further version implementation: depending on the selected resolution the current box may be huge in real-time and not match your box size, but when the selected in resolution bar (1 day for instance) is closed, you'll see a lot of boxes of the specified box size instead of that huge one.
Please descibe how you would like it to work and let other customer vote for it.

user-offline.png  Argos (argos_888)
Oct 04, 2013 - 17:01

I think the MultiCharts 8.0 implementation was correct. Renko bars have nothing to do with resolution. Would you mind to explain (or provide a link) why the resolution is needed at all?

user-offline.png  MultiCharts Support (MultiCharts)
Oct 07, 2013 - 14:08

Every chart type (regular, renko, point and figure, cumulative delta, volume delta and so on...) and chart resolution (points, contrcats, hours, weeks and so on...) are built out of 3 base data types coming from all supported data providers. Tick data is the most precise, as it gives all price increments/decrements, while the minute and daily data are simply the OHLC bars (so only 4 prices per bar). Renko chart type used to be based on tick data only. Such chart was precise, but it was very limited in the amount of historical backfilled data, since not many data vendors give a дще ща ticks through their APIs. The option to select the "base" resolution to constract Renko boxes was added in order to let customers have greater historical data range.

user-offline.png  Argos (argos_888)
Oct 11, 2013 - 12:15

It looks like there is no good solution if one cannot use the tick data. I understand that using the minute data for historical boxes generation and the tick data for real-time boxes generation will create inconsistency (it may be impossible later to generate exactly the same boxes for the whole time interval based just on the minute data). From the other side, having that big bar creates a huge issue for real-time trading of strategies based on indicators. It may generate false entry/exit signals. What if you keep the 8.0 implementation as an option and let users to decide what they want to use? It can be just a check box in the properties, something like "Use tick data for real-time bars generation".

user-offline.png  MultiCharts Support (MultiCharts)
Oct 14, 2013 - 12:54

Please change the description of the feature reuest to let other customers vote for it.

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