In order to open the Configuration Escort window use one of the options:
- 1.Select Configuration Escort by using the Tools menu or
- 2.left click the symbolin the applications toolbar within the main window.
Within the Configuration Escort you can adjust different settings:
- General application settings
- Special cross-application chart settings
- Account definitions
- General entry, stop, and target parameters settings
- General stock, Forex and futures definitions
The General category is used to set general application options:
In this tab, user may configure (add/remove) TV streams.
To add new stream channel please use following steps:
- Enter stream name in Web-Stream field
- Insert stream Ur into Streaming-url field
- Click Add button
To remove stream channel please select stream from the list and click button Remove
Allows you to define a password to unlock AgenaTrader. You can lock AgenaTrader with the CTR + BREAK (CTR + PAUSE ) key combination.
The Chart category allows you to set various chart options:
Financial Calendar allows to set default instruments in which alerts of the financial calendar are displayed.
The Marketplace Escort allows you to set various properties for the different trading exchanges: trading hours (Ext.Start / Start / End / Ext.Start according to the local time set on users' computers as well as a column with the time zone of the selected exchange), trading pauses, reversal times etc.
Trading hours are the official time periods during which trading takes place on exchanges. Trading hours always correspond to local time on users' computers.
AgenaTrader automatically assigns an exchange to an instrument being traded on the chart. Therefore each chart will display prices in correspondence with the official trading hours on the exchange.
This relieves you from the necessity of checking the exchange opening hours (start/end) for specific instruments in the list chart group and allows you to focus on trading decisions.
Exclude Weekend checkbox allows you to define the time frames for weekends to be excluded from the chart. If deactivate this checkbox, columns StartDay, Start Time, End Date, End Time become disabled.
The Marketplace Escort ensures that the trading hours are displayed correctly on your chart.
Additionally you can set over-the-counter trading hours within the Marketplace Escort, such as pre- and post-market hours (for example 0.5 = 1/2h). These time ranges will be included when loading a history for an instrument. In order to activate or deactivate over-the-counter price movements on the chart press the
button on the chart toolbar.
There CAN be differences between the close-prices of a trading session depending which intraday-timeframe you are looking at.
If trading end is 22:05 and you are looking at a 15min chart (which is directly received from datafeed), the last candle which will be shown is the candle closing on 22:00. (as the next candle would close on 22:15 and therefore will not be shown). However, if you switch down to the 1min chart, you will get data loaded into the chart until 22:05.
Therefore 15min candle shows the close price from 22:00 and 1min chart from 22:05 - this is where the differences are coming from.
For directly received timeframes we cannot split them to fit exactly to the trading session end.
If a data feed provider does not have these historical pre- and post-trade data, then only the pre-/post-trade data that AgenaTrader is able to record during the running period will be displayed (AgenaTrader must be opened during the pre- and post-trade period).
During trading pauses the market is often uncertain and therefore traders do not wish to open new trades.
The trading pauses can be during:
- Trade opening: highly unpredictable market because the overnight orders are included.
- Midday break: due to dominated low volumes, markets are more vulnerable to shake-outs and other tricks.
- Trading end: it is not advisable to enter positions shortly before the daily trading halts.
During trading pauses AgenaTrader++ does not generate new signals; however, it is still possible to open new positions. If you wish to avoid running your trades during these uncertain times check the Flat checkbox in the Marketplace Escort. This will automatically close all trades and orders during the determined time. You will receive information in the Protocol tab when this happens.
With the Chart Color... settings you can choose which color is used as the background color for trading breaks. Note that the same color will be shown in the Analyzer-Escort Column during the trading pauses. In order to display the trading pauses it is necessary to open the available indicators by clicking the button
on the chart toolbar, then add the Trading Times Background indicator to the chart and press the ОК or Apply button.
Reversal times are specific time ranges during the day in which it is statistically likely that an instrument will change its trend (direction).
This happens primarily due to a shift (increase or decline) in the volume during these specific time frames, which can be caused by:
- Beginning of lunch breaks
- Beginning of the afternoon sessions of large institutions
- EOD-positioning and other factors.
If these hours are known you can enter them into the Marketplace Escort within the Reversal Times tab.
Click the Chart Color button to set the color that will be displayed on the chart during a reversal time range. This will help you to recognize the information and if necessary react as soon as you see it. Note that the same color will be shown in the Analyzer-Escort Column during reversal times. In order to display the reversal times it is necessary to open the available indicators by clicking the button
on the chart toolbar, then add the Trading Times Background indicator to the chart and press the ОК or Apply button.
If you connect to a new data feed / broker in the account connection manager, the Instrument import popup will be displayed. Depending on which markets are selected in the instrument import popup, the relevant trading hours and exchanges will be loaded via a server. After selecting and importing all exchanges, the Marketplace Escort will display a dialog window in which you can set the exchange trading hours.
ATTENTION! When using the internal simulation account, the correct input of trading hours is absolutely essential due to enormous deviations in spread that may exist in the pre-/post-market trading hours. This may lead to your orders being filled even if the price is far away from your order.
When downloading data for later replay. AgenaTrader will also use the additional amount of data displayed on these settings from the time immediately before you starting point.
The Discretionary Trading category allows you to enter general settings related to order size.
For the Futures, you may adjust some additional settings. Check the Show Rollover Alert checkbox if you wish to be shown the futures calendar window (see below) upon starting up AgenaTrader - it will appear if one of the major futures is n days before its rollover. The dialog window will open where the cursor is positioned.
In the Futures calendar window you will see the day of the month on which the rollover will take place:
- If the rollover date lies within the time range between the predefined days and the contract expiration date, then the corresponding cell will be highlighted in red.
- If the expiration date lies in the past, then the corresponding cell will be highlighted in light red.
- If the futures has already been rolled over to the next contract, then the corresponding cell will be highlighted in green.
By clicking on the symbol you will call up the detail window for the instrument within the Instrument Escort. Here you may make the necessary changes. More information about the rollover can be found in the section: Futures contract rollover.
Inside the ActionBar tab you can select settings for the panel on the right side of the chart
There are five main parameters:
Arrow Keys allow you to sort the entry escorts, intervals, instrument lists and the predefined indicators. Click on the object to be moved and relocate it by pressing the arrow keys.
The ActionBar is located to the right-hand side of the chart for quick access to various actions (favorites).
The ActionBar includes seven primary components:
Right click on the blank space to access the Action bar settings:
This category describes all user-defined alert in Agena Trader.
This function allows you to assign different sounds to a particular order type:
The Email Settings allows to set a mailserver. This server will be used to send emails with AgenaTrader information e.g. TimeAlerts, PriceAlerts etc.
The following information can be set in the SMTP tab:
Correct settings for Gmail:
Server address: smtp.gmail.com SMTP Port: 587 Use SSL/TLS: on
Notifier settings allow you to activate Mobile Notifier for your device:
In order to activate Android device please activate Android checkbox and insert your device token in Android Device Id field.
In order to activate iPhone please select iOs(iPhone, iPad) checkbox and insert your device token in iOS Device Id field.
This functionality enables you to assign various keystrokes as hotkeys.
There are several categories within the popup:
Many key combinations are preset in AgenaTrader but you can customize them according to your own preferences:
- 1.Left click in the field where the hot key is to be assigned
- 2.Enter the key from your keyboard in the field New Hot Key for this Action.
- 3.Click the Assign button to activate the new hot keys.
The other buttons in the popup have the following functions:
- Clear: deletes unconfirmed hot keys.
- Remove: deactivates the command and assigns "None" to the hot key.
- Restore Default Settings: returns all hot keys to the default settings.
Multiple functions: 1 key: e.g. F1 or 3 or T 2 keys: Switch or CTRL or ALT + Key 3 keys: Switch & CTRL + Key 4 keys: Switch & CTRL & ALT + Key
Click the right mouse button and open the print options:
- Print: only the selected category will be printed.
- Print all: all categories will be printed.
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for chart group.
- Mark item
- Mazimize/Minimize chart
- Reload selected instrument lists
- Reset marked item
Mark Item With this hotkey, You can mark/color a symbol:
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for single chart.user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for single chart. Commands:
- Add Indicator Alert
- Add Price Alert
- Chart public mode
- Copy Object
- Decrease Timeframe
- Enable Global Drawing
- H-Scroll Left
- H-Scroll Right
- Increase Timeframe
- Paste Object
- Price Alert Lines
- Quick Trader
- Reload Data
- Reload Scripts
- Remove All Drawing Objects
- Save as Image
- Show Drawings
- Spread Lines
- Spread Markers
- Toogle Crosshair/Pointer
- Trade Markers
- Trader Bars
- Trader Lines
Add Indicator Alert
Add Price Alert
Chart public mode
Enable Global Drawing
Price Alert Lines
Remove All Drawing Objects
Save as Image
Display trade markers on a chart:
Enable/disable Traders Lines
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for Chart Pads through ActionBar
- Toggle DOM
- Toggle Local Point
- Toggle OrderStream
- Toggle Standart Chart Trading Pad
Toggle Local Point
Enable Local Point on a chart 'in development'
Toggle Standart Chart Trading Pad
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for Bar Types
- Bar Chart
- Candle Chart
- Candle Volume
- Darvas Boxes
- EquiVolume Shadow
- Heikin Ashi
- Line Chart
- Mountain Chart
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for TraderYard
- Shared Data
- Share Chart at TradersYard
- Share Chart at Facebook
- Share Chart at Twitter
- Share Chart Group at Twitter
- Share Chart Group at TradersYard
- Share Chart Group at Facebook
Share Chart at TradersYard
Share Chart Group at TradersYard
Share Chart at Facebook
Share Chart at Twitter
Share Chart Group at Facebook
Share Chart Group at Twitter
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for Drawing Objects Commands:
- Andrew's Pitchfork
- Arrow Down
- Arrow Left
- Arrow Line
- Arrow Right
- Arrow Up
- Chart Ruler
- Eliott Wave
- Fibonacci Arcs
- Fibonacci Projections
- Fibonacci Retracements
- Fibonacci Time Zones
- Free Hand Drawing
- Gan Fan
- Horizontal Line
- Quadrant Lines
- Raff Regression
- Slope Counter Trend
- Slope Trend
- Text Object
- Tirone Levels
- Trend Channel
- Trend Line
- Trend Line Advanced
- Vertical Line
Allows the user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for Orders Template. To assign keys user should create orders template:
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for adding instruments to your favorites lists To assign keys user should add Instrument Lists to an ActionBar
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for adding quick indicators. To assign keys user should add Indicators to an ActionBar
Allows the user to assign various key strokes as hot keys to switch between different time frames.
To assign keys user should add Time Frame to an ActionBar
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for Orders
- Buy-Limit 1 Tick below Bid
- Buy-Limit 3 Tick below Bid
- Buy-Limit @ Inside-Bid
- Buy-Stop 1 Tick above Ask
- Buy-Stop 3 Tick above Ask
- Cancel Last Order
- Cancel all Orders
- Flatten trader
- Reverse trader
- Sell-Limit 1 Tick above Ask
- Sell-Limit 3 Tick above Ask
- Sell-Limit at Inside Ask
- Sell-Stop 1 Tick below Bid
- Sell-Stop 3 Tick below Bid
Allows user to assign various key strokes as hot keys for Trading Setups.
To place order on a chart via TradeEscort hotkeys, the user should also press Ctrl for long and Alt button for short orders.
For example, user assign K button for ManualMode as a Hotkey. On a chart, the user should press Ctrl + K to place long or Alt + K to place short order.
In other case you will get message: