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Date/Time: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 23:09:05 +0000

Post From: Support Board | New customer

[2019-04-16 20:33:28]
John - SC Support - Posts: 23242
1. If you are using Sierra Chart directly (paying for it directly to Sierra Chart, and not having gotten it, or paying for it through a broker or other source), then the Historical and delayed Intraday Data is available at no cost. If you do not need Real-Time data, then this is all you need, and you do not need to worry about any other data sources, connecting to live accounts, etc. All of that other stuff is only if you need Real-Time data. Here is the information on the Historical and Delayed Data:
Sierra Chart Historical Data Service

If you do need Real-Time data, then it is your choice as to where you get it from. If you want to use the Sierra Chart Real-Time Data (which is what we have been talking about so far), and if you want data from any of the CME Group Exchanges, then you would need to have a Live, Funded Trading account that you can connect to once a month in order to qualify for the lower cost non-professional exchanges fees.

2. You have this information incorrect. There is a Simulation mode in Sierra Chart, but it does not matter with respect to the data feed as to whether you are using Sierra Chart in Simulation Mode or not. The data is the data, and how you get it is the same and you have the same requirements as have been discussed.

There are some brokers that have simulated accounts, which is different from Simulation Mode in Sierra Chart. If you are getting data from the broker, then what kind of account you have could affect the data. This is something you would need to check into with whichever broker you are using.

If you are using the Sierra Chart Real-Time data, and you have a simulation account with a broker, you would still need to have a Live Funded Trading Account to get the lower-priced CME exchange fees.

Refer to the following for information on Simulation Mode within Sierra Chart:
Trade Simulation
For the most reliable, advanced, and zero cost futures order routing, use the Teton service:
Sierra Chart Teton Futures Order Routing