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The following is a step by step process to get started using the Fibonacci Trader Program

 1st,  lets get connected to your data vendor.  

  1. Press Utilities, data source, select live feeder.
  2. Click on the radio button next to the name of your data vendor.
  3. For  E-signal users only, type in your user name, password, and server address which can be found under communications in your data manager program.  This program must me running before you can connect to E-signal.
  4. For  Townsend Analytics users only,  type in the name of the server in  “Real Time Machine Name” box and the name of the historic server in the “Historic Machine Name” box.  You can find these names in the TAL quoting software that comes with a subscription to Townsend Analytics.
  5. Press OK.
  6. 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 

  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. Find your  time zone below:  

If you are in London then your New York Stock Exchange Time Zone should be  +5
If you are in the Eastern Time Zone then your New York Stock Exchange should be 
If you are in the Central Time Zone then your New York Stock Exchange should be  -1
If you are in the Mountain Time Zone then your New York Stock Exchange should be -2
If you are in the Pacific Time Zone then your New York Stock Exchange should be -3

If you are in Hawaii then your New York Stock Exchange should be –6 but during Daylight Savings Time you will need to subtract 1 hour from all your exchanges so that the New York Stock Exchange is  –5.  Be sure to add 1 hour to all exchanges when Daylight Savings Time expires (see below)

  1. Click “exchanges” in the upper left hand corner of the “Exchanges” window.
  2. Select “Add one hour to all exchanges” or “subtract one hour from all exchanges” until your New York Stock Exchange Time Zone is set correctly. 
  3. When done click “exit”

  

Next, lets add some symbols.  You will setup all futures symbols using the “Group” menu and all indices and stocks using the “Contracts” menu.

 Let’s setup a futures symbol.  We are going to use the 10 Year Notes as our example using Quote.com as our Data Vendor. 

  1. Click File, Groups. Then right click  anywhere in the Groups window.  A menu will appear.  Select “New Group”
  2. Click once on the “Chicago Board of Trade”.  It will then ask you if you want to use the default trading times for this exchange.  Select “Yes”
  3. In the Description box type in the name of the futures symbol you are setting up.  In this case type “10 Year Notes”.
  4. Look up the “root symbol” in  your symbols directory (provided only by your data provider).  \
  5. In the symbol box, type in the “root symbol” and then a  ?! right after it.  Note that E-signal uses a space between the root symbol and the  ?! (i.e. TY ?!).  Also, some data vendors place the year before the month.  In these cases you will need to flip the ?! and make it read  !?.  So, in our example, we type in  TY?!.  Remember to use capital letters if your data vendor requires them.
  6. Place a check mark next to all the months that the futures symbol you are setting up trades.  In our example we place a check mark next to March, June, September, and December.
  7. Select “Futures” as your division. 
  8. Select “32 ½” as your unit as the 10 year notes trades in 32 ½’s.
  9. Click on trading time and make sure that the open and close times are correct for the futures symbol you are setting up.  If you are not sure then go to the exchange website and look it up.  We do not have this information.
  10. Leave FTGT symbol blank.
  11. Click OK.

 

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

  1. Click File, Contracts, New Contract.
  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 you want (example: IBM, SPZ1...symbol formats depend on your feeder). Remember to use capital letters if your data vendor requires them. So, we type in  IBM
  7. Select “Stocks” as your division. 
  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.  If you are not sure then go to the exchange website and look it up.  We do not have this information.
  11. Leave FTGT symbol blank.
  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.  Type in the symbol and click OK.  Then 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 Plan. The Plan window comes up.
  2. If see the word “manual” under the word “real time” then double left click on the word “real time” so that it will so the subfolders “futures”, “indicies”, and “stocks”.
  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 Plan 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 filled in.
  4. Press OK to create the chart.
  5. Press Close.
  6. Press the “x” in the upper right hand corner of the “Plans” window.

 At this point your chart will be blank.  We need some historical data to look at.  If you are using an internet data vendor then you can download historical data from their historical data server. This option is only for those subscribing to internet data vendors. Because of the nature of the internet we do not guarantee this function will work 100% of the time.  If you are using a data vendor’s satellite or DDE link system you will have to purchase historical data and import it into the Fibonacci Trader.  Fibonacci Trader does not sell historical data. 

  1. Double click anywhere in the black background area of your chart.  A menu appears.
  2. Toward the bottom you will see the name of your data vendor’s historical data server. Select it.
  3. Now select “update minute bars”.
  4. It will now ask you for a date  in the past to collect data from.
  5. Type in the desired date keeping in mind the further you go back the less likely the download will be successful.
  6. Press OK.
  7. After a few seconds (will take longer in if you are requesting a lot of data and your connection to the internet is slow), the data is appear in your chart.
  8. If you want to see more data than is on the screen press the “options” icon (two icons to the right of the $ icon across the top of your screen) and change the “Bars in memory” to a larger number.  You can also see more or less bars on the screen by pressing the “double bars” or half bars” icons.

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 and your owners manual.


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