eSignal 12 - Integrated Trading - MB Trading

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eSignal 12 - Integrated Trading - MB Trading

This article provides instructions on how to integrate MB Trading with eSignal 12.  This integration requires a plug-in available from eSignal.

Set-up requirements
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 MB Trading.

4. The later version of the MB trading plug in is pre-installed with eSignal.

once esignal 12 has been installed, use the following instructions to configure the mb trading plug-in.

configure a new mb trading connection

click trade and select broker manager. 

click the add icon (+ sign).

select mb trading from the broker dropdown list.

click ok to add mb trading to the broker list.

mb trading should now appear in the broker list.  click the connection tab, then click the connection settings  icon.

 enter your mb trading username and password in the connection settings window

once the configurations are completed click connect. 

 once the mb trading plug-in establishes a connection, the icon will turn green and the messages in the connection tab will display connected.

Symbol Mapping 
To solve the symbol differences between eSignal and MB Trading we've implemented a symbol dictionary. The symbol dictionary will automatically associate a majority of the eSignal symbols with those used by MB Trading, 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.

mb trading symbol format for futures symbols is a forward slash (/), the underlying symbol, month code and the last digit of the contract year of expiration (/esm1). 

confirm the proper symbol has been mapped along with the exchange, tick size, mulitplier and points value. then 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 variable like quantity, and the type of order (ie market, limit or stop) in advance. users can set defaults for an asset class such as stocks and futures or for an individual symbol (es #f). 

to set an 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 dropdown menus. now when this future (es #f) is traded, the quantity and order type will be preset 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, trade settings 

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