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What's New: Forex & Precious Metals Data Feed Changes

By Colin Twiggs
August 10th, 2013 6:00 p.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. AET)

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After experiencing issues with the quality of gold data over the last two weeks, we have decided to change data suppliers for the Incredible Charts Forex & Precious Metals feed. The change will take place this weekend. Users should notice the following differences:

  1. Data is delayed by 10 minutes rather than 5 minutes;
  2. Data is time stamped as US Central (Chicago) Time instead of UK (London) Time;
  3. History is 12 to 13 years for the majors and 5 years for most crosses; and
  4. Improved data quality, especially on hour and minute bars.
Gold

Symbols have also changed slightly. Gold, for example, is now XAUUSD_fx in place of XAUUSDO_pm. The old symbols and exchange codes will still work, however, so there is no need to adjust projects and watchlists.

We apologize for the disruption, but we would not be making the change unless we believed this would significantly improve our Forex & Precious Metals service.


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.

~ Charles Darwin (from a commentary by Leon C. Megginson)

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