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GETTING STARTED
(for Fibonacci Trader 4.0  Real Time only)

The following is a step by step process to get started using the Fibonacci Trader Program (Version 4 or later)

 1st,  lets get connected to your data vendor.  

  1. Press Utilities, data source, Select RT Data Vendor.
  2. Click on the radio button next to the name of your data vendor.
  3. For  E-signal users make sure the esignal server address box reads  cm*.esignal.com.  The eSignal Data Manager  program must be running before you can connect to E-signal.
  4. Press OK.
  5. At this point you  may be asked to type in your user name and password.  Do so and press ok.  This will depend upon your data vendor. 

 Now, lets make sure your Exchange Time Zones are set correctly 

The program automatically sets the time zones, most of the time all parameters will be correct. This item is just to check if your time zones are correct. Do not change them, if you think they are incorrect send us an email asking about it.

The time zone is actually the difference in hours from your computer time and the exchange time.

  1. Click File, exchanges, edit exchanges. The “exchanges” window appears listing the most common exchanges.  Please note that you can build your own exchanges and add them to the list.  
  2. When done click “exit”

  

Let’s setup a stock symbol.  We are going to use the IBM as our example using DTNiq as our Data Vendor.

  1. Click File, Symbols, New Symbol.
  2. In the exchange window scroll down and click once on the “New York Stock Exchange”.  It will then ask you if you want to use the default trading times for this exchange.  Select “Yes”
  3. Under type select ‘Real Time”
  4. In the Description box type in the name of the stock symbol you are setting up.  In this case type “IBM”.  You can type International Business Machines if you want but it is best to keep descriptions as short as possible.
  5. Look up the “symbol” in  your symbols directory (provided only by your data provider). 
  6. In the symbol box, type in the  “symbol”. Remember to use capital letters if your data vendor requires them. So, we type in  IBM
  7. Select “Stocks” as your folder. 
  8. Select “decimal” as your unit and place a 2 in the box decimal box.
  9. Type in .01 as your tick size.
  10. Click on trading time and make sure that the open and close times are correct for the stock symbol you are setting up.  These times must be in the local exchange time not the time where you are located.  If you are not sure what the correct trading times should be go to the exchange's website and look it up under contract specifications.  We do not have this information.
  11. Leave FTGT symbol blank (for future use).
  12. Click OK.        

 Please note that you can quickly add symbols to your default exchange (in most cases this will be the New York Stock Exchange but can be changed to whatever exchange you like) by hitting the F5 key and typing in the symbol.  You can also quickly add symbols to any other exchange by hitting the F5 key and typing in the exchange abbreviation and symbol using the following format:  'exchange abbreviation~symbol'.   For example, NASDAQ~INTC.  Right click on the newly created symbol and select edit.  Make sure that all the parameters are set correctly.

 Now its time to make a chart.  We are going to create an 80-Daily-Weekly chart as well as a Daily-Weekly-Monthly chart for IBM 

  1. Click Chart. The Chart control window will open.
  2. In the left window pane you will see the following folders: real time, archive, and end of day. Within  these folders are sub-folders named futures, indices, and stocks. You can access these sub-folders by double clicking on the main folder name or by clicking on the plus sign next to each folder.
  3. Click on the + sign next to the stocks folder.
  4. Right click on IBM and select “create new plan”.
  5. Type 80 in the box on the own period row. Put a check mark next to “D” on the “Next” row, and another check mark next to the “W” on the highest row
  6. Click “OK”

 Now lets create our final chart, the D-W-M IBM chart. 

  1. Since the Create Chart window is still open and the IBM symbol is still highlighted in the “Contract” box, we simply select our new time period.
  2. Place a check mark next to the “D” on the Own Period row.
  3. The W and the M for the next and highest time periods will automatically be selected.
  4. Press OK to create the chart.
  5. Press Close.
  6. Press the “x” in the upper right hand corner of the “Chart” window.

Finally, lets add an indicator to our chart.  For our example we are going to add the Dynamic Trio Next to our D-W-M IBM chart we just created. Since we are selecting a next time period indicator on a D-W-M chart, the indicator will use weekly prices to calculate itself but will be drawn on the Daily bar chart.  This is the Multiple Time Frame concept in action and the real strength of the Fibonacci Trader Program.

  1. If you have more than one chart open, click on the chart that you want to add an indicator to in order to make it the active window.
  2. Click Indicators. A window appears showing a list of the  indicators that come with the program
  3. Using the vertical scroll bar in the indicators window press the down arrow until you can see the Dynamic Trio.
  4. Click on it to highlight it.
  5. Press add.  You will then see the Dynamic Trio Next in the indicator window above.
  6. Click exit to see the indicator on your chart.
  7. You will also see the name of the indicator and its given parameters printed in the upper left hand corner of your chart. Right clicking on the name of the indicator will bring up a menu that allows you to choose to edit or delete the indicator.  See owners manual for details on editing the parameters of an indicator.

 You should now be up and running with no problem.  For a more in depth discussion on the powerful features of the Fibonacci Trader, please consult the F.A.Q. at www.fibonaccitrader.com.


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