eSignal 12 - Integrated Trading - Global Futures via OEC

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eSignal 12 - Integrated Trading - Global Futures

This article provides instructions on integrating eSignal with Global Futures using the OEC plug-in. 

Set-up requirements include:

1. An active subscription to eSignal.  
2. The latest version of eSignal. Click here to download and install eSignal.
3. An open and funded account with Global Futures.
4. Have a valid Global Zen Trader Username and password 
5. Register your eSignal Account with Global Futures to use the OEC plug-in
NOTE: Users wishing to integrate their Global Future account with eSignal, must be use the Global Zen Trader Platform.

Please follow the configuration instructons below to complete the OEC Connection Setup 

configuring the open e-cry connection

click trade and select broker manager

click the add icon (+ sign).

select oec (open e cry) from the broker dropdown list.

click ok to add oec to the broker list.

oec should now appear in the broker list on left.  click the connection tab, then click the connection settings.

the "connection settings" dialog has several fields.

   Login: Enter your Global Zen Trader Username
   Password: Enter your Global Zen Trader Password. 


   port: 9200
once this information has been entered click ok

once the configuration is complete click connect

once the oec plug-in establishes a connection, the icon will turn green and the message tab will also show connected.

symbol mapping 
to solve the symbol differences between esignal and oec we have implemented a symbol dictionary. the symbol dictionary will automatically associate a major number of the esignal symbols with those used by oec.  however there will be times when an esignal symbol will need to be manually mapped to oec. 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 h2 and click lookup.

in the text field (1) enter es.
highlight future in the type box (2)
click the lookup button (3) to retrieve result for es
select the appropriate symbol you'll be trading from the result on the bottom of the window
click ok to complete the symbol mapping

click accept on the create symbol window.

the new symbol has now been added to your symbol dictionary, click close.

order defaults
pre-set order defaults allows users to assign variables like quantity,  and the type of order (ie market, limit or stop) in advanced. users can set defaults for an asset category such as stocks and futures or on an individual instrument.

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 category or an individual symbol (es h2 is used for this example). click order default.

set the order default using the option available from the dropdown menus. when that currency pair is traded, the quantity and order type will be pre-set in the order ticket.

symbols configured with order defaults will display a check mark under the default column in the dictionary

removing order defaults
to remove order defaults, select the asset class or individual symbol that have the order default set and click remove defaults.

order confirmation
the order ticket is considered the confirmation before an order is executed. if you would like to disable the confirmation prompt, click trade, trade settings 

remove the check from the box for "confirm order before submitting".