You can access the Forex Dictionary editor by selecting the Home menu's Dictionary section Forex button.


See Data and Folder Preferences to change the default data folder from the sample data to your own data source.  When changing your data source, be sure to update the Forex Dictionary folder paths, and move the interest rates files to the new location.


To add a new market, press the New Market button, enter the symbol.  

For example, to add the Korean Won to the Forex Dictionary starts with selecting the symbol "QF3" in CSI's Unfair Advantage software. QF3 is the CSI symbol and file name.  Add the symbol USDKRW in the Forex Editor's Symbol field.  This order of characters is required to trade any KRW Futures or Stocks.  Then select the CSI File Name to add the data file the USDKRW symbol pair.

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Forex Dictionary Editor



Symbol: ^Top

The symbol for the market. These symbols should be composed of six letter combinations of ISO Standard Currency Codes with the first three letters as the ISO code for the base currency, and the last three as the ISO code for the quote currency. The symbol can include additional characters, such as AUDCAD-5 to represent a 5 minute bar version of the symbol.

Description: ^Top

The name of the market longhand. When creating a new market Trading Blox will fill in this field automatically if the six letter symbol is constructed of valid ISO codes.

Data Format: ^Top

The data format: ASCII or MetaStock.

ASCII File: ^Top

For ASCII text format, the name of the file must be input here.

Metastock Symbol: ^Top

For MetaStock this should be the symbol, which is used to extract information from the MetaStock MASTER file.

File Name: ^Top

The name of the file where the data for this market is located. Press the File Name button to locate the file using a browser interface.

Folder: ^Top

The folder where the file is located. The "@" represents the default location as set in the Forex Data Folder in preferences. Press the Folder button to locate this folder using a browser interface.

Examine: ^Top

Press this button to open the data file in notepad or excel for editing or viewing.

Examine Base Rates: ^Top

Press this button to open the base currency interest rates file for editing or viewing. The rates file is located in the Forex Data Folder, and has an ISO_Rates.txt format. Example USD_Rates.txt for the USD rates.

Examine Quote Rates: ^Top

Press this button to open the quote currency interest rates file for editing or viewing. The rates file is located in the Forex Data Folder, and has an ISO_Rates.txt format.

Pip Size: ^Top

The minimum trading increment or PIP. Usually 0.01 or 0.0001.

Spread in Pips: ^Top

The spread used for both entry and exit slippage. This value is designed to support simulation of retail Forex brokerage slippage which is generally a fixed number of pips. The exact value depends on the broker and the market.

Reverse Conversion: ^Top

This box, if checked, will reverse the currency conversion for use with non-USD denominated futures, stocks, and other currency conversions.

Find Symbol: ^Top

Used primarily to find Metastock file names. In the example above, the Metastock symbol is AUDCAD, and the Find Symbol button will determine from the master file that the Metastock file name is F1.dat.

Tutorials: ^Top


Edit Time: 5/9/2017 9:15:58 AM

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