Monthly Archives: March 2011

Adding a new symbol (2)

Same as the original post but this time for ZC, etc. 1. Check the contract description in TWS 2. Get the underlying (=symbol), multiplier (=pointvalue) and exchange and enter in the Add Symbol window 3. Make sure the expiry is … Continue reading

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Know your expiry (NYMEX in particular)

Are you jumping to the conclusion that NYMEX doesn’t work in BT?  The problem most probably is in the expiry. Most futures instruments(like ES) expire on a quarterly basis, but for NYMEX, the expiry is monthly.  For example, at this … Continue reading

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