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»Forums Index »Product Support »Data and Content Support »XAUUSD.FXCM and XAGUSD.FXCM - Historic Data not correct?
Author Topic: XAUUSD.FXCM and XAGUSD.FXCM - Historic Data not correct? (7 messages, Page 1 of 1)

ccaru
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Posts: 5
Joined: Oct 26, 2008


Posted: Jul 14, 2011 06:20 AM          Msg. 1 of 7
Hello,

it appears that the historic data for XAUUSD.FXCM from 09/07/2010 to 30/06/2011 is missing.

Also, the data available only dates back to 10/2009. Is this all there is available?

Thanks in advance for your feedback on this issue.
Best regards,
ccaru

DTN_CurtisT
-DTN Technical Support-
Posts: 323
Joined: Jun 14, 2007


Posted: Jul 14, 2011 08:44 AM          Msg. 2 of 7
Hello ccaru, I am seeing the same thing here and have reported it to our Market Data Services for Investigation. As to the historical data going back to 2009 i am seeing the same on the XAUUSD.FXCM and XAGUSD.FXCM. For most currency pairs they actually go back to 2008 as that is we started using the FXCM data-feed. I have also reported this to our Market Data Services dept to have them look into that as well. Once I have an update from them I will respond here.

Thanks.

Curtis Thompson
support@iqfeed.net
support@dtniq.com
Trading Markets Customer Service
1-800-397-7000 x3614

DTN_CurtisT
-DTN Technical Support-
Posts: 323
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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 12:55 PM          Msg. 3 of 7
Hello ccaru, ok for the Metal Forex currency pairs these are technically not available on the FXCM data-feed from IQFeed. However, for some reason these are coming through currently and we are looking into as to why they are. To recieve the Metal Currency Forex pairs we would need to sign you up for the Premium FOREX package to get these.

Thanks.

Curtis Thompson
support@iqfeed.net
support@dtniq.com
Trading Markets Customer Service
1-800-397-7000 x3614

ccaru
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Posts: 5
Joined: Oct 26, 2008


Posted: Jul 14, 2011 04:50 PM          Msg. 4 of 7
Curtis, thanks for the prompt feedback.

I must state I am a little disappointed though, as the fees list on the website does state FXCM and Barclays feeds for basic Forex, and both metals are also listed under the available FXCM symbols, so this is a bit misleading when choosing packages.

Kind regards,

ccaru

TomUp
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Posts: 4
Joined: May 30, 2011


Posted: Jul 31, 2011 06:51 PM          Msg. 5 of 7
Hi this been resolved or this still the case?

I have sporadic gaps on XAGUSD.FXCM between 30/6/11 back to 29/09/10 and others.

Surely you either offer historic data or you don't, you should't just offer it with huge holes in it.

I was told the the FXCM data had historic data and these inconsistencies led to some very erroneous back-testing. Maybe you should say:

"Sure we offer FXCM data it just that its not very good. Caveat Emptor!"

Regards

Tom

stargrazer
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Right Here & Now


Posted: Sep 19, 2011 07:19 AM          Msg. 6 of 7
Has the XAUUSD.FXCM symbol been changed? I do not see it in the mktsymbols_v2.txt file.

DTN_Steve_S
-DTN Guru-
Posts: 2034
Joined: Nov 21, 2005


Posted: Sep 19, 2011 08:00 AM          Msg. 7 of 7
This symbol has been deleted from the system because it should have never been available (and as evidenced by this thread, the data was not very good anyway).
 

 

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