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My Vote to save Strategy Trader ???
Is it possible to continue the development of Strategy Trader through the use of the community??
The way I see it is that a lot of us have learned C# programming just because of strategy trader.
I know the community is somewhat small, but Strategy Trader even with its bugs...is still potentially
the most powerful trading software available...I vote to open the Strategy Trader doors and let the community grow strategy trader into what it can be...Available to use with any publicly traded instrument that a data feed is available for not limited to FXCM and Forex trading only....I hate to see that fxcm is abandoning it....I feel that FXCM is being very small minded for the future potential of Strategy Trader....IS IT POSSIBLE TO SAVE THE FATE OF STRATEGY TRADER....WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS OR POSSIBILITIES????
Originally Posted by iPipper427
I think the Strategy Trader code is based off MultiCharts platform. I'm not sure what the licensing arrangements are. but I doubt that they will release the source code. This would mean we'd be stuck with what we have already. No bug-fixes, no new development.
The next issue would be the data-feed. There is no guarantee that FXCM will keep the datafeed alive. In fact several weeks ago, it went down with loss of some live data and loss of some historical data. However, I guess it would be theoretically possible to make some kind of data-bridge to another feed / API.
However, this kind of thing is not going to be easy or quick, and would require several developers.
I'm not sure about legal ramifications of some of this either; I think you would probably need the "blessing" from FXCM for this kind of thing - sometimes it happens often with computer games where the producers of the games handover the continuing support to the fanbase. However, games and financial trading platforms are very different beasts - I don't really see it happening.
There might be other options - like building our own platform on top of whatever trading API we want to use.
I liked strategy trader. If they're closing it, when is that? Soon, or 6 months to a year? I see there's a thread under non-trading support. And it's unclear as to when. Thank-You.
Last edited by deegames999; 06-18-2012 at 12:56 PM.
Not sure of anything but as best I can tell they are no longer pushing it....MT4 and something that did catch my eye since it is based on
C# programming was NinjaTrader....
I really liked all your work and efforts with your site....Have u looked at NinjaTrader.....I personally liked the simplicity of strat trader. I hate to think I've spent all this time learning C# for naught...
I at best am a novice programmer still learning......but have a real good grasp on strategy trader....Would be very interested in the idea
of working on a community project like strategy trader.
So How About it FXCM....What ARE the options if ANY???
strategy trader opens too many lots
I've been running strategy trader demo and it opens too many lots. I use variable lots. I set that to 1. I also use a true false option if I want to divide mt account by a number like $ 100 per micro. I have this set to false. But it opens a random number of lots. If I went live it could probably open right up to $30 a micro. So that's no good.
I think everyone should go to trading station 2 coders forum. Maybe I could get help on my strategies and see others strategies. I never liked them before because all the strategies examples are figured on close only basis of a bar. But intrabar is possible like iog over here. It's also a free platform. Ninjatrader is $900 last time I looked. They have a forum. But a waste of money unless you plan to trade futures too. Futures coders platform tend to be ones you must buy. Thanks.
Actually I was over trading station 2 fxcodebase. And I did notice a strategy with use ticks as a boolean, so it is ready to trade during the bar. Not just at the close of the bar. That's fxcodebase.
Question???? Are there any plans in the works like with BarCharts[dot]com to take over or merge with strategy trader to improve and or debug...the software...or is it goin in the trash pile?????
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