for FuturesTrader71 Followers
and Investor/RT Users
FuturesTrader71 Quick Start
Guide/Video for Investor/RT (Feb. 2011) - This is
comprehensive guide for setting up FT71's charts in Investor/RT.
It covers everything including: selecting proper data service,
installation and activation of software, import of charts, historical
data setup and import, and much more. It is highly recommended
that any FT71 follower wishing to replicate his charts in Investor/RT
watch this video in it's entirety at least once. It covers just
about everything mentioned in the videos below and more.
Webinar with FT71 -
Highlighting 10.5 and 10.6 (Sept. 2012) - This is a video of the
09/27/2012 video with FuturesTrader71 highlighting many of the new
features in 10.5 and 10.6.
FuturesTrader71 Chart Setup Webinar (Oct. 2010) - This is a video
of the October 2010 webinar with Chad and FT71 discussing FT71's
charts, how to use them, adjusted data, and other related Q&A.
This short video
discuss some minor changes/adjustments that were made to the shared
charts by Chad and FT71 shortly after webinar was finished.
(Oct. 2010) - This page contains 4 charts that were created as a result of
the webinar, and provides instructions on how to import them into
The webinar videos below have now been
largely superseded by the more recent one above. However, they
will be left online as they do provide some valuable information.
Nonetheless, defer to the video above.
Webinar Follow-Up Video (Dec. 2009) (30 mins) - This video is a follow-up to
the webinar, with a brief summary of each chart, instruction on how to
import those charts, and answers to questions that resulted from the
FT71 Composite Profile Details (Dec. 2009) (28 mins) - This video is another
follow-up to the webinar, which focuses primarily on the Composite
Profile of FT71 and covers various issues which can result in
discrepancies between users. Included in the discussion is how
to setup symbols properly for continuous contracts, and how to adjust
the data to account for the calendar-spread gap created at rollover.
Video Recording of
Webinar (Dec. 2009) (1h 37mins) - full video of chart setup webinar.
Getting Started Video - This video will
walk you through getting started with Investor/RT, from choosing a data
feed, to ordering and activating your license, to starting the data feed and
setting up charts.
My profile is now not lining up with what I'm seeing from others
(FuturesTrader71). How can I resolve this?
How do I add micro-composite profiles to my chart?
Can you explain the text printed above and below the dotted rectangle
around the Profile Indicator? What is the Imbalance Factor (ImF)?
My Profile Indicator is not displaying a volume bar at every price
increment. What could the problem be?
How can I transfer my composite profile from my FT71 composite chart to
my FT71 Intraday chart?
How can I duplicate my FT71 charts for other symbols such as Crude?
Videos - It's highly recommended that new
user read through these videos, specifically those in the "Getting Started"
and "Market Profile" sections.
Data Services - Click here to find a list of
data services which Investor/RT supports. Investor/RT is only the
software, and you should decide upon and subscribe to a data service before
placing your Investor/RT order. Popular choices are eSignal, DTN
TransAct Futures, Infinity Futures, and Interactive Brokers.
Investor/RT Order Page - Click here to
Investor/RT Installers - Customized
installers for various feeds. It's import to initially install the
installers on this page, as the futures symbols will already be setup
Symbols - This page has the more common
futures and index symbols for the various data services.
Rollover - Important information concerning rollover of futures
Symbol Setup - How to setup forex symbols including session times and
split session Profile setup.
Data (DTN) - Discusses the concept of adjusted continuous data from DTN
and how it is handled in Investor/RT.
Investor/RT Tune-Up - Steps users can take periodically to keep
Investor/RT running as lean, fast, and efficient as possible.
Transfer or Backup to Another Machine - This video describes how to
transfer an Investor/RT machine (database) from one computer to another.
Market Playback -
Replay past days of data with the global market playback feature.
Internet Speed - How fast should my Internet connection be?
Relative Performance Chart - This video demonstrates how to plot the
relative performance of multiple symbols on a percent change basis within a
Why doesn't my chart line up with FuturesTrader71?
I have made installers geared towards futures trades and customized for
5 different feeds (IB, DTN IQFeed, TransAct/Infinity, Zen-Fire and eSignal). These installers can
be found here. These have the
futures symbols and some charts already setup for you, and will save you a
lot of setup time. You MUST send in a signed
CME Agreement before we can activate your
Market Profile charts (the Profile Indicator requires MP activation). Please click here
to do so.
Interactive Brokers, TransAct/Infinity, and Zen-Fire Users
I would strongly suggest that you elect to sign up for the $15/month
DTNMA option, which gives you very complete/robust downloading/backfill
capability. With DTNMA, all your requests for downloads/backfill will
automatically get routed to DTNMA, which gives you more data, quicker
downloads, and complete tick data (not just snapshots). However, if
you elect not to use the DTNMA, you do still have historical backfill
capability from your brokerage feed (although limited). And if you decide at some future point that
backfill is not sufficient for your needs, you can always upgrade to DTNMA
at any time. You can read more about DTNMA here.
Please direct all questions to our support e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Support e-mail is typically answered
in 30 minutes or less
during business hours. This is our principle means of providing product
related assistance to our customers.
To import the charts or layouts below into Investor/RT, follow these steps (Note,
you must be viewing web page from same computer as Investor/RT): (video)
- Click on the links below for each chart or layout (a page of random
text will appear)
- From the browser menu, choose "Edit: Select All"
(or Ctrl-A) to select all text on the page.
- From the browser menu, choose "Edit: Copy" (or
Ctrl-C) to copy that text to your clipboard.
- Switch over to Investor/RT, and choose "File:
Import: Definition From Clipboard" from the menu, and the chart or
If you're still having problems importing charts, this
video might help.
NOTE: These charts were setup with DTN IQFeed
symbols. If you're using a different feed OR if you haven't previously
used that symbol, you may need to
change the symbol after import. Just
type in the correct
symbol for you feed when asked.
After importing the chart(s), you can change the symbol in the chart by just
clicking on the chart and then typing in the new symbol.
- The definitions, images, and descriptions of the 4
FuturesTrader71 charts created in the webinar can be found
Videos and More Helpful Links - The videos and
helpful links below will be of special interest to those following
FuturesTrader17 and his charts.
Indicator Videos - The Profile Indicator is used to accomplish FT71's
daily volume profiles and composite profiles.
- Where's My
Data - If you've imported one of FT71's charts but don't have any
data, this link will help.
Adjusting Data For Rollover - This Q&A discusses how to remove the
calendar-spread gap created at rollover.
Statistics - The Session Statistics indicator is used to accomplish
many of FT71's time-sensitive lines such as IB high, IB low, previous
day's close, etc.
Multi-Pane Chart Overview - This video provides everything you need to
know about creating an manipulating the multi-pane charts that FT71's
charts are produced as.
All Videos - This link
will take you to a page that contains all the Investor/RT videos. Look
through these videos and watch those of interest to you as time permits.