The Importance of Custom Futures Symbols at Index Rollover

In recent years, the US stock index futures markets have shifted their rollover practices, and TradeStation’s standard continuous contracts have not been adjusted accordingly. With volume-centric analysis tools like Insider Bars, this can cause significant differences in analysis results. For best results, you should use custom continuous contracts which may be tailored to current market practices.

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Using 1440 Minute Charts with Insider Bars

A Subscriber Asks: Why do you use 1440 minute charts with Insider Bars?

A chart of 1440 minutes equates to one day, 24 hours x 60 minutes per hour. So a 1440 minute chart is an alternative to using a daily chart.

The reason we do not use daily charts for Insider Bars is that the real-time volume data on TradeStation daily charts is different than on minute, second, tick and volume charts. It includes late prints, spread trades and various other things which would be noisy on intraday charts. Continue reading “Using 1440 Minute Charts with Insider Bars”

Subscribe to OF-G without a TradeStation Brokerage Account

The TradeStation TradingApp Store does not permit a software-only subscriber (one without a TradeStation brokerage account) to subscribe to premium products. I’m happy to report that OF-G now offers Paypal-based subscriptions for those without a brokerage account. These are available on a quarterly or yearly basis. Please email if interested.

TradeStation Tip: Reprogram your Mouse Wheel

This is a simple trick which makes using TradeStation much more efficient:

Reprogram your mouse wheel to increase and decrease bar spacing.

This allows you — with a flick of your finger — to see the big picture with lots of bars, or to focus on the details of the most recent bars. Insider Bars can be programmed to show different data based on different bar spacing. So you have multiple analyses in one chart. Continue reading “TradeStation Tip: Reprogram your Mouse Wheel”