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[User Discussion] - Is it possible to build a Spreadsheet system with different vendors accounts FXCM and IB?

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[2014-09-26 21:42:24]
hft168 - Posts: 31
Hi, S.C. support,

I am planning to build a forex trading system using the spreadsheet and some existing signal systems built in the past.

1) The exiting buy-sell signals are generated from futures data and charts with either IB or other futures vendors (T3 and Infinity Futures), with the spread sheet.

2) Based on 1), I like to send 4 types of order to two FXCM accounts. One FXCM account is (1) Buy to Open and (2) Sell to Close only, the other FXCM is (3) Sell to Open and then (4) Buy to Close.

3) IB has linked accounts so I can open charts with separate accounts numbers within the system. I wonder if it is possible to open the signal source (futures account) and two FXCM accounts under one SC only.

4) If one SC is not sufficient, can I do with only two or do I have to open 3 S.C. apps since there may be 3 data sets involved?

5) Can all (2 or 3) Sierra Chart incidents shared one spreadsheet with the current version to do the trick?

Thanks.

[2014-09-26 23:39:23]
hft168 - Posts: 31
The reason I ask for that is that once a buy or sell signal being generated by the futures data/charts, the status (or current open positions) in both FXCM accounts will determine if a buy order should be a buy-to-open or buy-to-close, and if a sell order should be a sell-to-open or sell-to-close.

Therefore, the order can go to the right account one way or the other, in a way to reduce trading costs or to lock in a hedged position.

Thanks.
[2014-09-27 21:20:04]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104368
This request is not within the scope of Sierra Chart support.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

Your definitive source for support. Other responses are from users. Try to keep your questions brief and to the point. Be aware of support policy:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=PostingInformation.php#GeneralInformation

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[2014-09-28 03:06:24]
Sawtooth - Posts: 4024
I am planning to build a forex trading system using the spreadsheet and some existing signal systems built in the past.
1) The exiting buy-sell signals are generated from futures data and charts with either IB or other futures vendors (T3 and Infinity Futures), with the spread sheet.
2) Based on 1), I like to send 4 types of order to two FXCM accounts. One FXCM account is (1) Buy to Open and (2) Sell to Close only, the other FXCM is (3) Sell to Open and then (4) Buy to Close.
3) IB has linked accounts so I can open charts with separate accounts numbers within the system. I wonder if it is possible to open the signal source (futures account) and two FXCM accounts under one SC only.
4) If one SC is not sufficient, can I do with only two or do I have to open 3 S.C. apps since there may be 3 data sets involved?
5) Can all (2 or 3) Sierra Chart incidents shared one spreadsheet with the current version to do the trick?

This would require 3 instances of Sierra Chart because each is using a broker data feed, but that doesn't help because you cannot reference spreadsheets between instances of Sierra Chart.

Basically, what you want to do is not supported with spreadsheets.

[2014-09-28 22:58:25]
hft168 - Posts: 31
Thank you Tom.

You are right, the limitation is that we can not link to spreadsheet data in a different incidence of S.C. on the same computer.

However, IB's linked accounts would allow us to use one S.C. incidence and I can send orders to either one of my two linked accounts. Maybe because the two linked IB accounts are considered to be one master account with one log in and one data connection. The good thing is that a order can go in to either account via Sierra Chart's interface.

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