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:
Profit / Loss Display Currency
Show profit / loss as
Start Strategies Automatically
Enables or disables strategies running at the time of closing AgenaTrader to start up again once the trading platform is reopened.
Start Datafeed Automatically
Enables or disables all data feeds that were active at the time of closing AgenaTrader to reload/connect again once the trading platform is reopened.
Start Brokers Automatically
Enables or disables all connections to brokers that were active at the time of closing AgenaTrader to reload/connect again once the trading platform is reopened.
Default Web Page
Website that will appear when the integrated browser is opened.
Wait Until BackUp Datafeed Connect
Specified time (in seconds) after which the secondary data feed will be connected if the primary data feed fails.
Default E-mail Address
Set the email address at which you wish to receive emails from AgenaTrader.
Show Release Notes Again at Next Start
When activated, the Release Note will be shown each time AgenaTrader is started.
Open Dialogs on MousePointer
Opens Dialogs (e.g. detached windows) on the point at which the mouse indicator is located.
Keep Message Popups in Front
If activated, the alert window will be shown as modal and must be confirmed. If deactivated, the alert window does not need confirmation and will move into the background if ignored.
Auto Adjust Tick Sizes
If checked, the tick size of the instrument is calculated on the first 20 bars. This allows the CFD trading with Interactive Brokers.
Synthetic become Market on touch
If this function is activated then synthetic order will be executed as a market order.
Use Visual Studio
If active then the Visual Studio program will be opened instead of the internal Script (programming environment). To use this function Visual Studio Community 2017 must be installed.
If activated all graphical noise of the charts are removed (needs graphic card memory and regular display frequency)
Autoupdate built-in static instruments lists
If activated all static instrument lists are updated via a server when ever a change in the list was updated.
Use digit grouping
If activated all values like order size and more are grouped like 1.000 intead of 1000. The function is activated by default.
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:
Right Margin on Chart n %
Sets the distance between the last period and the right border of the graph's pane
Upper / Lower Margin on Chart n %
Sets the amount of free space between the upper/lower borders in %
If enabled, the selected template will be used to create a snapshot of each closed trade. You can select tab chart group templates from the list (if you have already created them). If you do not select a template, then only the chart (time frame) in which the trade takes place will be saved as a picture. The stored snapshots are located here: AgenaTrader/TradeEscort/Files/Date/ChartImages/Trade. In order to change the appearance of the snapshot which is taken after every trade, choose a Chart Group Template of either a List Chart Group or Tab Chart Group. Learn more about how to create templates Chart Group: Templates
Show Indicator Information
Enables or disables the option to display frequently used indicators when you hover the mouse cursor over the chart.
If this is enabled: the entry line will be displayed as a box
If this is disabled: the entry line will be displayed as a line
Manipulate Confirmed Order Bars
If this is disabled then only unconfirmed order bars can be ajusted:
If this is enabled then you will be able to adjust confirmed order bars:
Autoscale Chart Trader Bars
Enabling this option scales the chart so that all chart trader bars (entry/stops/target) are visible. Let's assume that you run a trade using the day chart and then switch to the 5-minute chart. This may lead to orders on the 5-minute chart being too far away from each other, so that in order to display all orders the chart must be extremely compacted. So, check this box if you want all order bars to be shown inside the chart (autoscale). If order bars may also be located outside the chart, do not select this option.
Autoscale Chart Trader Markers
Enabling this option scales the chart so that all chart trader markers are visible.
Link Chartgroups to Static Instrument Lists
If a value is added/deleted inside a LCG/TCG, this will also be reflected in your static instrument lists and vice versa.
Print white chart background
If checked, charts will be printed with a white background.
Remember Price Scale
If checked, then current zoom settings will be applied to all instruments.
If checked, the instrument information will be displayed on each chart without using the Info indicator. If this information shall only be displayed for specific chart the info indicator can still be used.
Show Spread Lines on Quick Trader
If activated the Quick Trader Bar will show Spread Lines.
Show Type of Data (Directly requested from datafeed of additionally process by AT)
If activated the Chart will display the information if a time frame is directly received from the data feed or AgenaTrader needs to process the time frame. Direct Charts will be loaded faster.
If activated the Chart will display Broker/Datafeed connected status indicators. Details on page Navigating a chart
TabChartGroup auto synchronization
Synchronizes indicators for the entire tab chart group.
Auto synch. TimeFrame
Additionally synchronizes time frames.
Auto synch. AgenaTrader++
Synchronizes the activation and deactivation of AgenaTrader++ (plusplus)
Autoscale Price Panel
If this is enabled the price panel will automatically be adjusted to the price scale. This option is not appropriate for traders who would like to see a certain number of bars displayed on the chart.
Secondary data series starting point
Via the chart toolbar it is possible to add another data series inside the same chart. This secondary data series is displayed as a mountain chart. More than one additional data series can be loaded. (First Request : Date&Time when the data series was added. First Visible: the first point on the left site chart which is visible.)
Here you can define colors for profit, loss and background of chart trader bar
Financial Calendar allows to set default instruments in which alerts of the financial calendar are displayed.
Source for events are announced in the financial calendar
Instrument for which created alerts 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: not all brokers/data feed providers will provide you with the pre- or post-market historical price movements data.
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.
Important note: if you wish to close your positions automatically shortly before the trading pauses begin, and also wish to not receive any newly generated signals for a certain amount of time before this, then you must define two trading pauses which flow into each other seamlessly.
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.
ATTENTION! The markets do not obey regularities. Signals created within these time ranges may be relevant but there is no guarantee for success.
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.
Please verify these trading hours and keep in mind that the US stock exchanges have different summer/winter phases which may result in display deviations.
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.
Chart/Scanner History Settings
Snapshot History (Candles):Sets the history size (number of candles) for the chart snapshots. Regardless how many bars were loaded in chart, number of bars in snapshot will be defined here. Maximum Days to load NTB Charts : Maximum amount of days (history) for non-time-based charts (Range, Ticks, Volume, Renko) Maximum Bars to Load in Time Period: Maximum amount of bars for selected timeframe Max. Hours back OrderStream: Maximum number of hours for which the historical order stream ticket data is read. Please find details on page OrderStream
Bars to Load in TimeBased Charts: Maximum amount of bars for timebased charts which display trades, positions, orders. Bars to Load NTB Charts: Maximum amount of bars for non-time-based charts which display trades, positions, orders. These charts available in tabs: Trades Manager, Order Manage, Execution and Trading Journal
Enable AutoReload Histories
Set an exact time when your datafeed will be reconnected and reload all history.
The Discretionary Trading category allows you to enter general settings related to order size.
Default Order Size
Sets the suggested order size for strategies outside of AgenaTrader++. Due to the fact that some brokers demand a minimum order size, this setting can sometimes be ignored (if the entered amount is smaller than the minimum order size). In this case AgenaTrader will offer you the required minimum order size when placing an order.
Place Syntetic Order on Margin Violation
If the Account-Cash values get exceeded because of a margin violation AgenaTrader will place syntetic order
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:
Fixed Action Bars
Permanently displays the action bar next to the chart. However, you always have the possibility to keep the action bar visible by clicking on the "pins" icon (see below).
Open on Click in Price Scale
Displays the action bar only when you click on the price scale panel.
Open on Mouse Move
Displays the action bar only when you hover the mouse over the price panel.
Show Periodicities Slider Bar
Shows/hides the time slider.
Show Trading Pads
Shows/hides the Chart Trading Pad and the DOM, which are located at the top of the Actionbar.
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:
Maximizes the selected chart or resizes it according to the chart container settings
Pins / unpins the Action bar. Only activated, when "Fixed ActionBars" is deactivated and either "Open on Click in Price Scale" or "Open on Mouse Move" is activated, so user can fix ActionBar impromptu
Hides or shows the standard chart trading pad/DOM/3rd level box depending upon what has been selected in the chart menu
Show Quick Trader
Opens the Quick Trader
Chart Trading Pad
Opens the Trading Pad (Standart or AT++)
opens the DOM
Sets the time frame for a current chart
Displays the selected instrument lists. If an instrument is already in a list, the text of the equivalent instrument list button will be displayed in red
Allows you to select previously defined setups within the Setup Escort. A pair of B(Buy) and S(Sell) buttons refers to one entry strategy. When you use the EntryEscort, AgenaTrader++ will automatically be activated
Displays buttons for indicators that are not permanently visible on the chart. When you hover the cursor above an indicator button it will be shown on the chart. Clicking the button will make the indicator visible on the chart until you unselect it by clicking again
Right click on the blank space to access the Action bar settings:
This category describes all user-defined alert in Agena Trader.
Price Alert settings: Enables or disables the option to receive an e-mail for each triggered price alert. Opens a popup when the price alert is triggered. Enables sound for the alert. Enables Mobile notifications.
Time Alert settings: Enables or disables the option to receive an e-mail for each triggered time alert. Opens a popup when the time alert is triggered. Enables sound for the alert. Enables Mobile notifications.
Indicator Alert settings: Enables or disables the option to receive an e-mail for each triggered indicator alert. Opens a popup when the indicator alert is triggered. Enables sound for the alert. Enables Mobile notifications
Connect/Disconnect Alert: Send E-mails Show Message Box Enable sound Mobile E-mails Aggregation Timeout
Connection Alert settings: Enables or disables the option to receive an e-mail for each triggered connection alert. Opens a popup when the connection alert is triggered. Enables sound for the alert. Enables Mobile notifications. The time during datafeed/broker disconnect emails will be aggregated. For e.g. user choose 00:05:00 time range. It means he will get aggregated disconnect emails every 5 min.
Send Mobile Notif. On Order Execution
Enable mobile notifications for order executions
Advanced Alert Style
Is this function selected, then all triggered alert will be displayed altogether inside the message box. if this function is not activated then the standard settings will be applied and each alert will be shown separately.
This function allows you to assign different sounds to a particular order type:
Market Order Filled
After the execution of a Market order, selected sound will be played (the checkbox must be checked)
Limit Order Filled
After the execution of a Limit order, selected sound will be played (the checkbox must be checked)
Stop Order Filled
After the execution of a Stop order, selected sound will be played (the checkbox must be checked)
StopLimit Order Filled
After the execution of a StopLimt order, selected sound will be played (the checkbox must be checked)
After you disconnect broker or datafeed, selected sound will be played (the checkbox must be checked)
After you get message in TradersYard chat, selected sound will be played (the checkbox must be checked)
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:
Default E-mail Address
This E-Mail address is used to send E-Mails from AgenaTrader. Needed for all E-Mail sending features e.g. Send E-Mail for Signals in Setup Escort. ([email protected])
Default ports are 25, 587, 465
Use secure socket layer for coding and encoding your emails
SMTP Password Again
Login password confirmation
Address from which the email should be sent
Allows to check this functionality and send a test E-mail after all necessary data have been inserted.
Please note! Some E-Mail service providers such as Gmail prevent third-party providers from sending E-Mails via SMTP. In this case user must enable this functionality manually by using account settings of the corresponding E-Mail service provider here. Please go to Less secure apps section and turn on access for less secure apps.
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.
Important! Please find details how to get token on our page AgenaTrader notifier - notification service and MOBILE APP
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:
Reset marked item Allows you to undo a symbol's marking. "Please find detail on page Scanner for a list chart group"
Mazimize/Minimize chart Allows you to maximize or minimize selected chart "Please find detail on page ActionBar"
Reload Allows you to reload the whole scanner. "Please find detail on page Scanner context menu: Reload"
Reload selected instrument lists Allows you to reload multiple instrument lists. "Please find detail on page Scanner context menu: Reload instrument lists"
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
Allows you to set an alert that will inform you when a particular indicator crosses the specified price level. Details on page Chart Context Menu: Add Indicator Alert
Add Price Alert
Allows you to set an alert that will inform you when price crossed the specified level Details on page Chart Context Menu: Add price alert
Chart public mode
Decrease Timeframe for selected chart. Details on page Chart Toolbar: Time frame and Time frame regulator
Increase Timeframe for selected chart. Details on page Chart Toolbar: Time frame and Time frame regulator
Enable Global Drawing
Price Alert Lines
Display price alert lines on a chart. Details on page Chart Toolbar: Price markers and spread markers
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:
Important! Please find details how to create orders template on page Chart Toolbar: Orders templates