Software: Linking Bracket Trader
I found the Ensign playback feature very helpful learning to trade with the CCI (Commodity Channel Index study). I also found the link to Bracket Trader (BT) helpful and the trade logger (ver 3.03) to record the results of my simulated trades. This is a link to a site that has a video, and it shows how to link BT to Ensign's playback.
I could not get sound on this to work.
If you are NOT using a registered version of Bracket Trader, you will get a message asking if you like the feature and do you wish to register or purchase. Just click OK, and it will link correctly.
You NEED two files in your Ensign ESPL directory first. They are BTlinker1.spt and BTlinker1.lib
My version of the instructions are:
- start Ensign Windows
- open a chart with the name of DEMO and the template of your choice.
- click the ESPL button and select Btlinker1.spt
- click the Run button on the ESPL form and close the ESPL form
- go to your chart and select studies
- find btlinker and add that study
- start BT and go to preferences
- then data source and select Ensign play back
I had difficulty getting those two ESPL files to work the first time. Saving with the proper file extension is a pain. I had to change the file extensions after I downloaded the files.
It will take a minute for BT to connect and a symbol called Demo will appear. That will be what ever you have playing on Ensign playback.
I run multiple time frames at the same time. After you get the first Demo chart up and running, select the Demo chart over and over with new time frames. It works for me. I run four screens and as many as eight different time frames for the same market with BT linked to the playback.
Remember to set start in BT with the symbol selected that you plan on using first. After you get that set up and do the link thing above the symbol will change to $espb.
Here is a link to the latest version of the Bracket Trader logger. As far as I know it is only for Bracket Trader Front end: http://www.tradersinfo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=116
Bracket Trader works with IB and eSignal, and perhaps others. You will need to check the BT link.
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