Multi account settings

Multi account settings

AgenaTrader supports multi-broker access as well as multi-data feed access. This makes it possible to not only trade several accounts with different brokers but also to use data feeds from various providers at the same time.

Data feed and broker accessibility can be defined using the account connections popup.

In order to avoid inconsistencies it is necessary to disconnect AgenaTrader from all brokers and data feed providers before undertaking any changes.

Use Main/Connections/Connect to link your account to data feed providers and brokers.

Use Main/Connections/Disconnect to disconnect all connections again.

Use Main/Connections/Stop History Loading to stop loading the history of the active broker/data feed.

If, when starting up the program, you wish to reestablish all connections that existed prior to closing AgenaTrader, this can be set as follows:

  1. Select Global Configuration from the main menu Tools

  2. Inside the opened window in tabs General/Common check the chekboxes Start Datafeed Automatically and Start Brokers Automatically.

Connections tab

The Connections tab lists brokers and data feed providers whose connections have been already established.

It is important to distinguish between exclusive and combined data feed providers.

For example, brokers such as Interactive Brokers or MB Trading can also fulfill the function of data feed provider. In contrast and Barchart are exclusively data feed providers.

Datafeeds tab

Using the "Datafeeds" tab, you can define the preferred data feed provider for different types of securities. Multiple selections per data feed are possible.

For the back up data feed, leave the setting on All . In the case that you no longer receive data from the main data feed provider, the backup data feed will be connected.

Example 1.

Meaning: CQG provides all market data.

Example 2.

Meaning:

  • TaiPan provides stock prices

  • FXCM provides currency prices

Example 3.

Meaning:

  • All prices for instruments traded on Frankfurt will be delivered from BarChart

  • CQG provides stock prices from the Nyse exchange

  • Futures prices traded on Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) will be provided by Dukascopy. The remaining futures data will be retrieved e.g. from TaiPan.

Note: The market/exchange is of the first priority The instrument type is of the second priority.

Accounts tab

Using the "Accounts" tab, you can define the preferred broker for different types of assets. Multiple selections of brokers are possible.

Example 1.

Meaning:

  • All trades are forwarded to DukasCopy to the account 423611

  • Currency trades are forwarded to FXCM.

  • Futures and CFD trades are forwarded to IB

  • Stock trades are forwarded to XTB

Example 2.

Meaning:

  • Futures trades will be forwarded via IB to the exchanges Euronext and Paris

  • Stock trades will be forwarded via XTB to Nasdaq.

Connecting to more than one CFD-broker simultaneously:

Find detailed information on this in our Connecting to more than one CFD-Broker simultaneously

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