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beeTrader 2018 – Symbol Manager

Features

beeTrader interfaces to BarChart directly without the need of platforms on the user’s PC, using this datafeed it is possible to access the historical data of most bonds, futures on indices, including European indexes and commodities.

The connection between beeTrader and Barchart occurs through the creation and connection of assets in Symbol Manager.

Barchart registration

Example of a Future connection

Once the asset has been created, as shown in the  Symbol Manager   manual section,we proceed connecting.

Through the registry of the asset you want to use (in this case the future AUD-USD deadline 09-18) available directly on the site  http://www.barchart.com, it is possible to obtain all the parameters necessary for the connection between beeTrader and Barchart.

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  • Symbol: is the symbol of the asset as requested by the broker;
  • Timezone: choose the time zone as reported by BarChart for the symbol;
  • Broker Costs: is the commission cost provided by the broker. If the desired one is not present, or if you wish to make changes, the commission profiles are available in Symbol Manager under Broker Costs.

The required parameters can be retrieved directly from the asset page.

Example of Stock connection

Once the asset has been created, as shown in the  Symbol Manager manual section, we now proceed connecting.

Through the registry of the asset you want to use (in this case the Alphabet Inc stock) available directly on the site http://www.barchart.com, it is possible to obtain all the parameters necessary for the connection between beeTrader and Barchart.

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  • Symbol: is the symbol of the asset as requested by the broker;
  • Timezone: choose the time zone as reported by BarChart for the symbol. Since the asset is listed on the NASDAQ, the Time Zone is Oriental;
  • Broker Costs:  is the commission cost provided by the broker. If the desired one is not present, or if you wish to make changes, the commission profiles are available in Symbol Manager under Broker Costs.

The required parameters can be retrieved directly from the asset page.

Expiry of a Future

As we all know, futures, both on indices and on commodities and on bonds, are subject to expiry which usually occurs every three months, but can also occur every month. In Symbol Manager an expired future is highlighted in red, at which point it is therefore necessary to replace the connection symbol of the future, the name and the expiry date.

With this in mind, the Clone command is present, which allows, once an asset is selected, to clone it into a new one that will keep all the parameters of the previous one except for Name and Expiry and symbol of connection to the broker. Using the Clone function to replace an expired future becomes much faster.

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The expired symbol is highlighted in red.

Since the default symbols are not editable, we select the expired future and click on the CLONE button.

At this point we are required to assign a name to the new asset, we call it CRUDE OIL 12-18.

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Now we have the new future CRUDE OIL 12-18 and we can make the necessary changes.

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We proceed to modify the date directly from the main screen, and then the connection symbol for Barchart that can be retrieved from the site as seen above.

In a few steps the new CRUDE OIL 12-18 asset was created by cloning the expired CRUDE OIL 09-18.

At each quarterly expiry, the list of symbols is in any case updated automatically.