Market Scann with eSignal'sAPI

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by LowRisk, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. LowRisk


    I'm thinking of writing my own software to scan a list of 500 stocks with data feeds from eSignal. I'm a daytrader so I look at tick data rather than 10, 15 minute or longer time frames. Has anyone done it or tried to do it? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  2. If you are talking about coding to their standard full bore api which costs about $2500 to sign up to code to... then you can probably accomplish your task... are you sure nobody else is doing the type of scanning you want... double check that...

    If you are thinking of using / coding to eSignal's Desktop API... I would strongly suggest NOT... tried it for months in 04 to 05 and it is not built very well...

    I lost time, money, resources, energy, psycological poise and peace of mind... to cover a few... dealing with their Desktop API...



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  3. Esignal's scanner is garbage. RadarStation works fine. That's why I use Tradestation. It doesn't do anything excellent but does everything OK. You can scan, program pretty much anything and is easy to learn.
    One problem is with testing. You can only test one stock at a time but if your angle is on the futures then that's ok.

  4. giladbi


    can the radar screen handle in real time?
  5. LowRisk


    Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. I already have a 3rd party scanning software running on my desktop but it has so many features I don't need and does not have exactly what I need. I'll go ahead with the project for now though. Not sure how long I can bear with it. May have to abandon it pretty quickly. Any suggestions as for what progamming language I should use. Tech guys from eSignal suggested MS visual basic.
  6. LowRisk


    That's why I didn't want to use theirs. I have already been using eSignal for several years and I wanted to try their API. May be a stupid move though.