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Old 12-14-2007, 08:29 AM   #1
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Hi Ray and all

Is there any way we can get better spreads for forex. For now the only currency possible for me to make money is EUR/USD. I did talk to Gain and they said Ninja accounts do not qualify for better spreads even if we make the account bigger. Any another broker that would offer a better deal so we can trade more pairs?

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Old 12-14-2007, 08:33 AM   #2
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Hello,

At this time, it is only possible to trade forex with Gain Capital. However, there are plans to add another forex broker in the near future. We do not have a name or ETA yet when this will happen.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:38 AM   #3
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Hi Jason

Is there any way to negotiate better spreads or a comission system with Gain since it is the only broker, so would be possible for us to trade different pairs. Near future means ( Month, weeks, days) ? Thank you very much for all!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Hi,
Sorry for playing dumb, stocks, futures and probably options(?) are supported for IB but not FX?

I'd have my doubts about a broker who negociates spreads.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:06 AM   #5
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At this time options and FX on IB are not officially supported.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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Thanks, the phrasing sounds promising
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Thank you Ray and all!
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:41 PM   #8
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Forex.com has a new web api that accepts http gets and posts. is there a way to send http or http custom formatted streams to the new forex.com and gain.com web api interface in NT? Alternatively is there a way to write to a text file or similar so i can pick up with other custom program?

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At this time, it is only possible to trade forex with Gain Capital. However, there are plans to add another forex broker in the near future. We do not have a name or ETA yet when this will happen.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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Unfortunately this is not supported however, if you want to do custom strategy or indicator development, we make NinjaScript available. Please see the Help Guide for further information.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:34 AM   #10
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Can i use calls to winhttp within ninja script?
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:09 AM   #11
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Sorry, not sure what you mean by "winhttp". Since NinjaScript basically is C# you can code anything in NinjaScript which you could code in C#.
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thank you Dierk. i will use system calls to the windows http api to communicate with the forex.com new web api. i think i can get access. i want to stay with the low fractional spreads. thanks again HB
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.NET has a bunch of classes for HTTP access. Just look it up in the C# DOCS at MSDN.COM. However, if this is what you want to do, you have no need to use NinjaTrader, just code your own application.
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I use Ninja Trader because I absolutely love the product. As a developer I can appreciate the intuitive design and it makes my chores for automated trading easier. I just don't want to be limitted to Gain for Forex so i'll use the system call advice. I should have thought of that. Thank you.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:50 AM   #15
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At this time options and FX on IB are not officially supported.
I sincerely hope this limitation will be lifted soon. This is - very truthfully - the last obstacle to me (and to many others) subscribing. Please fix it soon so that we can move on to full automated trading.

What is automated trading to IB's customers if it's just limited to stocks and futures?
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