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Collecting Forex Data

If you are receiving ticks, but not bars while collecting forex data, it is likely that your forex provider is not sending a last trade tick.  This is uncommon in everything else but spot forex.  Typically in this case, the forex dealer or data provider sends only bid and ask data.  If this is the case, a small change to your symbol configuration will allow RightEdge to generate bar data from either the bid, the ask or the mean between the bid and ask.

 

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Right click on any symbol and select Symbol Information.  Be sure the Asset Type is "Forex" and most importantly that the Build Prices From selection is either bid, ask or Mid.