esignal 21 - integrated trading - apex futures
this article provides instructions on integrating apex futures with esignal 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 open e-cry.
4. configure the oec plug-in which is pre-installed with esignal 12.
5. register your esignal account with apex futures.
configure the open e-try 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.
Username - Enter your ApexFutures Username
Password - Enter your ApexFutures Password.
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.
to solve the symbol differences between esignal and oec we've 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.
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. now when this currency pair is traded, the quantity and order type will be preset 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 has the order default set and click remove defaults.
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.