Data - Where is the best place to get it?

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dmbao
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Data - Where is the best place to get it?

Post by dmbao » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:18 pm

I am looking to build a futures database. A pretty inclusive one. I don't use continuous contracts, I need the original full contracts of data like OL200206, OL200207 etc.

Where is the best place to get this?

thanks

dan

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Post by Turtle40 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:37 am

Dan,

I think the generally accepted "best" supplier for data is CSI, (www.csidata.com).

You can have all manner of contract types, including IFGs, (individual futures groups), consisting of the nearest contracts.

They are very good and reasonably priced, and the best bit....
the data integrates easily with TBB!

Hope that helps.

-Turtle40

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Post by goldfish » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:52 am

Dan,

I use http://www.pinnacledata.com. thay are smaller and i am very happy with their customer service. the only thing is they do not have stock data. so if you also need equities you will need to go somewhere else.

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Post by sluggo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:03 am

If you don't mind programming (or hiring programmers), the Applications Programming Interface for CSI's Unfair Advantage lets you access the individual "raw" contract data quite readily. Also, because the API doesn't use UA's "Portfolios", it lets you access an unlimited number of instruments. You aren't restricted to 40-markets-at-any-one-time or some other upper limit determined by how much you pay annually. It's quite a nice little loophole: if you're diligent enough to use the API, we'll let you have Fund Manager Professional access while paying Bumbling Retail Trader prices.

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