Before using the DTN IQFeed you must download and install the IQFEED program from the Ensign web site Downloads page. You must also subscribe to the DTN IQFeed data-feed service so that you have a data-feed account with DTN. If you have questions about DTN IQFeed please contact DTN.
In Ensign Windows, click the Setup | Connection menu and select 'IQFeed or DTN.IQ' as the 1st Data Source. If necessary, click the 'Connect to IQfeed' button to manually connect to the DTN IQFeed. When Ensign Windows first connects to the IQFeed you will be asked to enter your DTN login number and password. These are obtained from DTN when you subscribe to the data-feed. A DTN icon will appear in the System Tray (bottom right of screen) when the DTN IQFeed is running. Double-click on the icon to view the data-feed status.
Check the 'Auto Run IQFeed' check box to have Ensign Windows automatically run the IQFeed Connect program when Ensign runs. In the IQFeed Connect program, enter your account and password information.
Click menu Setup | Manager and enter on this list the symbols that are to be followed. A symbol must be on this list for the data to be requested from the IQFeed server. Futures symbols will use the IQFeed format which is the root symbol, month letter, year digits. Example: @ESZ13 (December 2013 contract). Continuation symbol format is the root symbol, and #. Example: @ES#. Index symbols have a suffix, such as .X. Example: INDU.X
Historical refresh for ticks, intra-day bars, daily, weekly and monthly data is available from IQFeed. Refresh from charts or from the Database Manager to download the history.
IQFeed can be used simultaneously with the TransAct Futures feed, the TraderBytes feed, and with the FXCM Forex feed.
IQFeed Download Instructions:
- You will need to download and install both the IQFeed software and Ensign Windows.
- Click the IQFeed link on the Download page to start the download.
- The browser will ask 'Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?'
- Click the 'Open' button. The download will proceed.
- When the download is finished, the installation will start. Proceed through the installation.
- Warning: The IQFeed application MUST be installed in folder C:\Program Files\DTN\IQFeed
- When Ensign Windows runs, it will automatically start the IQFeed software.
- The first time IQFeed runs you will have to enter your IQFeed account and password.
- If you are installing an upgrade of IQFeed, please uninstall the older IQFeed version first.
watch video » Setup IQFeed
IQFeed is a streaming Internet data feed with quotes and news for US, Canadian and foreign exchanges. Imagine, real-time data from DTN Market Data combined with the powerful Ensign Windows software to help you find those intra-day profit opportunities.
- Mix delayed and real-time data. Access to all data in delayed mode for Equities, Futures,
and Options. Delayed data can be upgraded to real-time by paying the exchange fees.
- Daily data history refresh from 2001.
- Intra-day data history refresh for last 8 months!!!!
- Tick data refresh for last 8 calendar days.
- Nasdaq Level II available.
- Options model with options chains for stocks, indexes, and futures.
- Extensive news services available.
- Access to all US Equity and Commodity exchanges, Canadian Stocks, all major Indices, Eurex, EuroNext, LIFFE, LCE, LME, Simex and Single Stock Futures.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Q: What is the difference between IQFeed and DTN.IQ?
A: IQFeed is the name for the Internet streaming data feed from DTN. DTN.IQ is the name for DTN's charting software that uses (includes) the IQFeed.
- Q: So, should I subscribe to IQFeed or to the DTN.IQ? I am confused.
A: Sorry for the confusion. A subscription to either one will give you the IQFeed that is the data feed for Ensign Windows. Decide which offer is the best price for you.
- Q: What is the total cost if I want just real-time data for the Emini contract?
A: $55 IQFeed + $20 real-time Futures + $15 Emini exchange fees + $49.95 Ensign Windows.
- or -
$75 DTN.IQ + $15 Emini exchange fees + $49.95 Ensign Windows. Even with the
$95 Installation charge, a DTN.IQ annual subscription is the 'best' price offer.
- Q: If I already have a DTN.IQ subscription can I just add Ensign Windows?
A: Yes. You still need to install the IQFeed.exe download from Ensign's web site. When the IQFeed program starts you can enter your DTN.IQ account and password. DTN.IQ and Ensign Windows cannot run simultaneously, however.
- Q: What do I need to do to get everything set up?
A: Click the link given above to sign up for the IQFeed -- or -- sign up for DTN.IQ. DTN will give you an account number and a password. Go to the bottom of this page. Download and install the IQFeed program. Then, download, install, and run the Ensign Windows version for the IQFeed. When Ensign runs, it will automatically start up the IQFeed software. You will need to enter your DTN account number and password to log on to the data feed the first time.
- Q: Is there a free trial from DTN and from Ensign Software?
A: Yes. You can use the IQFeed and Ensign Windows free for 1 week. The details about DTN's free trial period are given when you establish an account.
- Q: Are there any problems with Ensign Windows running with the IQFeed?
A: No. Be sure to use the latest version of Ensign Windows and IQFeed.exe.
- Q: If I have another version of Ensign Windows, where do I install the IQFeed version?
A: Install Ensign Windows in the same C:\Ensign folder. The IQFeed version will replace your other version. Your workspaces, templates, and studies will be retained. The futures and index symbols use a different format, so you will have to fix your workspaces.
- Q: What is the IQFeed symbol for the e-mini and the Dow Jones Industrial index?
A: @ESH12 (March 2012 Contract) and INDU.X
- Q: What is the symbol limit for the IQFeed?
A: 1500 symbols can be watched simultaneously. Ensign automatically adds and removes the options chain symbols from the watch list as the options page is opened and closed.
SYM CONTRACT NAME EXCH : SYM CONTRACT NAME EXCH
3YR 3-Year T-Note CBOT : @RMF Mini Russell 1000 ICEFU
@AB Western Barley ICEFC : @RP Euro/British Pound CME
@AC Ethanol CBOT : @RR Rough Rice CBOT
@ACD Australian $/Canadian CME : @RS Canola ICEFC
@ACX Synthetic OTC Ethanol CBOT : @RU Russian Ruble CME
@AD Australian $ CME : @RY Euro/Japanese Yen CME
@AE DJ Aig Exc Return Idx CBOT : @RZ Euro/Swiss Franc ICEFU
@AJY Aust $/Japanese Yen CME : @S Soybeans CBOT
@ANE Aust $/New Zealand $ CME : @SA 5 Yr Int Rate Swap CBOT
@AR Aust $/New Zealand $ ICEFU : @SAX 5 YR Int Rt Swap Imp Y CBOT
@AS Aust $/Canadian $ ICEFU : @SB Sugar #11 ICEFU
@AU Aust $/US$ ICEFU : @SD San Diego Home Price I CME
@BF British Pd/Swiss Franc ICEFU : @SE Sugar #14 ICEFU
@BIO E-Mini Nasdaq Biotech CME : @SEK Swedish Krona CME
@BO Soybean Oil CBOT : @SF Swiss Franc CME
@BP British Pound CME : @SG S&P 500/Growth CME
@BR Brazilian Real CME : @SJY Swiss Franc/J.Yen CME
@BT Boston Home Price Idx CME : @SM Soybean Meal CBOT
@C Corn CBOT : @SMC E-Mini S&P SmlCap 600 CME
@CB Cash-Settled Butter CME : @SMP S&P Small Cap 600 CME
@CC Cocoa ICEFU : @SN SM US$/Japanese Yen ICEFU
@CD Canadian Dollar CME : @SP S&P 500 CME
@CH Chicago Home Price Idx CME : @SP5 E-Mini S&P Asia 50 Idx CME
@CI Continuous Comm Idx ICEFU : @SPY S&P Depositary Receipt CME
@CJY Canadian $/Japanese Ye CME : @SR 10 Yr Int Rate Swap CBOT
@CKO Czech Koruna CME : @SRX 10 Yr Int Rt Swp Imp Y CBOT
@CR RJ CRB Index ICEFU : @SU S&P 500/Value CME
@CT Cotton ICEFU : @SV SM US$/Canadian $ ICEFU
@CU Composite Home Price I CME : @TB T-Bill CME
@DA Class III Milk CME : @TBX BXY Trakrs Idx CME
@DC Wash DC Home Price Idx CME : @TEC Technology Spctr CME
@DD $25 DJ Futures CBOT : @TFS Mini Russell 2000 ICEFU
@DE Denver Home Price Idx CME : @TU T-Note 2 Yr CBOT
@DJ Dow Jones Ind Avg CBOT : @TY T-Note 10 Yr CBOT
@DK Class IV Milk CME : @US T- Bond CBOT
@DX US Dollar Index ICEFU : @USX CME$Index CME
@DY CME Dry Whey CME : @VC US$/Czech ICEFU
@E Euro Index ICEFU : @VM CBOE mini-VIX CFE
@EAD Euro FX/Australian $ CME : @VU US$/Hungary ICEFU
@ECD Euro FX/Canadian Dolla CME : @W Wheat CBOT
@ECZ Euro/Czech Koruna CME : @WP NBSK Pulp CME
@ED Eurodollar CME : @YA Aust$/Yen ICEFU
@EED E-Mini Eurodollar CME : @YC Mini Corn CBOT
@EFE E-Mini MSCI EAFE Idx CME : @YK Mini Soybeans CBOT
@EHU Euro/Hungarian Forint CME : @YM Mini DJ $5 CBOT
@EJ EuroYen CME : @YW Mini Wheat CBOT
@EM Libor CME : @YZ Euro/SA Rand ICEFU
@EMD E-Mini S&P Mid-Cap 400 CME : @ZJ New Zealand$/Yen ICEFU
@EME E-mini S&P 500 Euro CME : @ZR US$/SA Rand ICEFU
@EMI E-Mini MSCI Emrg Mkts CME : @ZX New Zealand$/US$ ICEFU
@ENK Euro FX/Norweigan Kron CME : @ZY Swiss Franc/J.Yen ICEFU
@EO Euro/US$ ICEFU : AD Australian Dollar CME
@EP Euro/Canadian$ ICEFU : AL Aluminum COMEX
@EPL Euro/Polish Zloty CME : BH Heating Oil Financial NYMEX
@ES E-Mini S&P 500 CME : BO Soybean Oil CBOT
@ESK Euro FX/Swedish Krona CME : BP British Pound CME
@EU Euro FX CME : BR Brazilian Real CME
@EY Euro/Japanese Yen ICEFU : C Corn CBOT
@EZ Euro/Czech ICEFU : CD Canadian Dollar CME
@FF 30 Day Fed Funds CBOT : CKO Czech Koruna CME
@FR SF Home Price Idx CME : CL Crude Oil NYMEX
@FS S&P Fncl Spctr CME : DA Class III Milk CME
@FV T-Note 5 Yr CBOT : DB Butter Grade AA CME
@FXN E-Mini FTSE/XINHUA CHI CME : DJ Dow Jones Ind Avg CBOT
@FZ Frost Index CME : DK Class IV Milk CME
@FZE OTC Ethanol Fwd Mth Sw CBOT : ECZ Euro/Czech Koruna CME
@GB Euro/British Pound ICEFU : ED Eurodollar CME
@GCB OTC Ethanol Gulf C Bas CBOT : EL EuroYen Libor CME
@GF Feeder Cattle CME : EM Libor CME
@GI S&P GSCI CME : EU Euro FX CME
@GIE S&P GSCI Excess Return CME : EY EuroYen CME
@GN British Pd/NZ$ ICEFU : FC Feeder Cattle CME
@GP Deliverable Nonfat Dry CME : FF 30 Day Fed Funds CBOT
@HE Lean Hogs CME : FS 5 Yr Int Rate Swap CBOT
@HFO Hungarian Forint CME : FV T-Note 5 yr CBOT
@HI Eurozone HICP CME : GC Gold COMEX
@HRC Hot Rolled Steel NYMEX : GI Goldman Sachs Idx CME
@HRE Euro/Hungary ICEFU : HC Heating Oil/Crude NYMEX
@HY Canadian$/JY ICEFU : HFO Hungarian Forint CME
@IC National Corn Index MGE : HG Copper COMEX
@IH Hard Red Winter Index MGE : HH Natural Gas Fd Fncl NYMEX
@IL Israeli Shekel CME : HO Heating Oil NYMEX
@IP Hard Red Spring Wheat MGE : HP Natutual Gas Pd Fncl NYMEX
@IS National Soybean Index MGE : JBY Japanese Gov Bond CME
@IW Soft Red Winter Wheat MGE : JY Japanese Yen CME
@IWM Ishares Russell 2000 CME : KW Wheat K.C. HRW KCBT
@JE E-Mini Japanese Yen CME : LB Lumber CME
@JY Japanese Yen CME : LC Live Cattle CME
@KC Coffee ICEFU : LH Lean Hogs CME
@KJ Swedish Krona/Yen ICEFU : MD S&P Mid-Cap 400 CME
@KRW Korean Won CME : MW Spring Wheat MGE
@KW Wheat KCBT : ND NASDAQ 100 CME
@KXD US$/Swedish Krona ICEFU : NE New Zealand $ CME
@KY Nor Krone/Yen ICEFU : NF NonFat Dry Milk CME
@LA LA Home Price Idx CME : NG Natural Gas NYMEX
@LAB OTC Ethanol LA Basis CBOT : NK Nikkei 225 CME
@LE Live Cattle CME : NZ 30 Yr Int Rate Swap CBOT
@LV LV Home Price Idx CME : O Oats CBOT
@MD S&P Mid-Cap 400 CME : PA Palladium NYMEX
@ME E-Mini Euro FX CME : PB Pork Bellies CME
@MF SM US$/Swiss Franc ICEFU : PL Platinum NYMEX
@MI Miami Home Price Idx CME : PLZ Polish Zloty CME
@MP SM British Pound/US$ ICEFU : PN Propane NYMEX
@MV Value Line KCBT : PX Mexican Peso CME
@MW Spring Wheat MGE : QAL Aluminum NYMEX
@ND NASDAQ 100 CME : QAX Nymex Ardour Glbl Idx NYMEX
@NE New Zealand $ CME : QBB Brent Financial NYMEX
@NF Non-Fat Dry Milk CME : QBH Heating Oil Financial NYMEX
@NIY Nikkei 225 Yen CME : QCJ Cocoa NYMEX
@NJ Nor Krone/Swed Krona ICEFU : QCL Crude Oil NYMEX
@NKD Nikkei 225 CME : QGC Gold NYMEX
@NOK Norweigan Krone CME : QHG Copper NYMEX
@NQ E-Mini Nasdaq 100 CME : QHO Heating Oil NYMEX
@NT US$/Nor Krone ICEFU : QJM PJM Electricity NYMEX
@NY NY Home Price Idx CME : QKT Coffee NYMEX
@NYB OTC Ethanol NY Hbr Bas CBOT : QNG Natural Gas NYMEX
@NZ 30 Yr Int Rate Swap CBOT : QPA Palladium NYMEX
@O Oats CBOT : QPL Platinum NYMEX
@OJ Orange Juice ICEFU : QPN Propane NYMEX
@OL Euro/Nor Krone ICEFU : QRE Russian Export Crude NYMEX
@PB Pork Bellies CME : QSI Silver NYMEX
@PC British PD/Can$ ICEFU : QWS Crude Oil Financial NYMEX
@PCT Pimco CRR Trakrs CME : QXGN E-mini Gold Kilo COMEX
@PJY British Pd/Japanese Ye CME : QXSN E-mini Silver 1000 oz. COMEX
@PK British Pd/Nor Krone ICEFU : QYO Sugar #11 NYMEX
@PLZ Polish Zloty CME : RA So. African Rand CME
@PS British Pd/Swed Krona ICEFU : RB RBOB Gasoline NYMEX
@PSF British Pd/Swiss Franc CME : RE Russian Export Crude NYMEX
@PST Pimco Sptr Trakrs CME : RR Rough Rice CBOT
@PX Mexican Peso CME : RU Russian Ruble CME
@PY British Pd/Japanese Ye ICEFU : S Soybeans CBOT
@PZ British Pd/SA Rand ICEFU : SF Swiss Franc CME
@QA British Pd/Aust$ ICEFU : SI Silver COMEX
@QC Miny Copper COMEX : SM Soybean Meal CBOT
@QCN E-Mini Nasdaq Comp CME : SP S&P 500 CME
@QG MINY Natural Gas NYMEX : SW0 e-10 Yr Swap Rate CME
@QH MINY Heating Oil NYMEX : SW5 e-5 Yr Swap Rate CME
@QI Miny Silver COMEX : TS 10 Yr Int Rate Swap CBOT
@QM MINY Crude Oil NYMEX : TU T-Note 2 yr CBOT
@QO Miny Gold COMEX : TY T-Note 10 yr CBOT
@QQQ CME PowerShares QQQ CME : US T-Bond CBOT
@QU Miny RBOB Gasoline NYMEX : USX CME$Index CME
@RA So. African Rand CME : W Wheat CBOT
@RAD Euro/Australian $ ICEFU : WS Crude Oil Financial NYMEX
@RB Chinese Renminbi/US$ CME : XC Crude MACI Index NYMEX
@RCI Rogers Intl Comm Trakr CME : XK Crude Contango Index NYMEX
@RE Chinese Renminbi/Euro CME : YC Mini Corn CBOT
@RF Euro FX/Swiss Franc CME : YK Mini Soybeans CBOT
@RI DJ US RE Index CBOT : YU NYSE Composite Rvsd ICEFU
@RK Euro/Swedish Krona ICEFU : YW Mini Wheat CBOT
@RM Chinese Renminbi/Yen CME :
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