eSignal Integrated Trading - Rithmic

ICE Data Services -

This article provides instructions on integrating the listed broker with eSignal using the Rithmic plug-in.
Set-up Requirements Include:
1. The latest version of eSignal. Click here to download and install eSignal.
2. An open and funded account with one of the listed brokers. 
Once esignal has been installed, use the following instructions to configure the rithmic plug-in.

Configure a New Rithmic Connection
Click Trade and select Broker Manager.

 

Click the Add Icon (+ sign).



Select Rithmic from the Broker dropdown list.



Click OK to add Rithmic to the Broker list

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Rithmic should now appear in the broker list. click the Connection tab, then click Connection Setting.



The connection settings dialog has four fields. Enter your trading account username and password from the System drop down list, select the appropriate trading system. Once this information has been entered, click Get Account. This will populate the accounts field. click OK.

 

Once the configuration is complete, click Connect.

 

Once the Rithmic plug-in establishes a connection, the lightning bolt will turn green and the Message tab will show "connected".

 
Symbol Mapping
To solve the symbol differences between eSignal and Rithmic we've implemented a symbol dictionary. The Symbol Dictionary will automatically associate with a number of the eSignal symbols with those used by Rithmic. However, there will be times when an eSignal symbol will need to be manually mapped.
To manually map symbols do the following: 
On the Dictionary & Order Defaults tab in the Broker Manager window, click Add.



Enter the eSignal symbol you would like mapped (ES #F) and click Lookup.



Type the underlying symbol, the expiration of the contract, a period, and the exchange it trades on (ESU4.CME), use upper case letters, then click OK.
 


Click Accept on the Create New Symbol window.



The new symbol has now been added to your Symbol Dictionary. click Close.



Order Defaults
Preset order defaults allow users to assign things like quantity, and the type of order (ie, market, limit or stop) in advanced. users can set defaults for an asset class, such as stocks and futures or for an individual symbol (ES #F).

to set the order default, select the dictionary & order defaults tab on the broker manager window (trade,  broker manager, dictionary & order defaults).highlight either the asset class or an individual symbol (ES #F is used for this example). click Order Default.

Set the order default using the option available from the drop down menus. Now when this future (ES #F) is traded, the quantity and order type will be present in the order ticket.



Removing Order Defaults
To remove order defaults, select the asset class or individual symbol that has the order default set and click Remove Defaults.

Order Confirmation
The order ticket is considered the confirmation before a order is executed. If you would like to disable the confirmation prompt, click Trade then Trade Settings.
Remove the check from the box for Confirm Orders Before Submitting.