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If you are a strategy developer here on C2, we generally assume you will have your own access to whatever data you need to make trading decisions.
After position is open, I will need to monitor the performance in real time to decide if any early close is necessary… looking everything from broker is so troublesome especially if you have more than 1 strategy, (PL in IB for FOREX is so messed up also)!!! We paid listing fee, auto-trading fee already and we need to pay for data fee now…
I was met this morning with a notice about delayed data. Is this a permanent situation? It is quite confusing. When I close a trade or set a stop limit, etc., I assume that C2 is monitoring the real time price from your data feed, and not referencing the delayed price? And why, I might ask, do you have access to real-time data but can’t display it to developers or subscribers? Did I miss an earlier announcement about this?
Why do we delay it for 20 mins? It is a true disaster when you are trading real money happily looking at the delayed data when you thought you are winning while you never noticed any sudden swing and made any decision quick enough… It is just disaster for both of developers and subscriber… How expensive can it be? Even the quote from yahoo might be good enough without delaying 20 mins!
We hope to be able to offer real-time data packages integrated into C2 accounts in the near future. For now, we assume (and always have assumed) that strategy developers have access to their own real-time data. (I know this is inconvenient, which is why we’re going to work on integrating a data option into C2.)
For now, though, the main thing is that we need to make sure real-time data use licensing is respected.
No. P/L displays are delayed. However, internally we use real-time data when executing trades in your Model Account. If you are a strategy developer here on C2, we assume you have access to real-time pricing from your broker or elsewhere. I understand that is less convenient than people would like. We’ll try to arrange add-on bundles for real-time pricing display in the future.