above window to create or edit parameters for a Futures group. We use this
window to control futures contracts.
The program will create new futures contracts as needed and move old
futures contracts to the archive folder.
The difference between the regular create
new symbol window and the Create New Futures Group window is that here
you must use wildcards for symbols. You will use a ? for the month and !
for the year. In the picture above we have a symbol from the real time
data vendor eSignal. The program will automatically replace the ? following the root
symbol with the correct expiration month starting with the lead month and
then 3 contracts out into the future. For example, if you created this
group on January 1st, 2001 the program will create and collect data for
the following symbols: NQ H1, NQ M1, NQ U1 and NQ Z1. Note that eSignal
uses a space between the root symbol and the month/year.
NOTE: Most symbols must use capital letters.
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