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»Forums Index »IQFeed Developer »IQFeed Developer Support »forex: last always == bid?
Author Topic: forex: last always == bid? (6 messages, Page 1 of 1)

zane
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Posted: Apr 16, 2017 02:24 AM          Msg. 1 of 6
what does last mean?

DTN_Jay_Froscheiser
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DTN IQFeed/DTN.IQ/DTN NxCore


Posted: Apr 16, 2017 09:02 AM          Msg. 2 of 6
The field "Last", or "Last Trade Price" is always equal to the bid with forex data since forex is a quote only (bid/ask) feed (doesn't report actual trades). IQFeed uses the Last field for historical data. Thus, the historical data is derived from the Bid field.

Jay Froscheiser
Vice President, Active Trader Products

zane
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Posted: Apr 16, 2017 08:55 PM          Msg. 3 of 6
Jay,

Thanks for the clarification. Is there any way to capture actual forex trades?

Zane

DTN_Tim Walter
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Posted: Apr 17, 2017 12:17 AM          Msg. 4 of 6
My understanding of this has always been that nothing of that nature is disseminated. The banks report their exchange rates and that sets the bid and ask values, but there is no single place that processes or publishes the individual transactions.

Tim

zane
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Posted: Apr 17, 2017 12:41 PM          Msg. 5 of 6
Hi Tim,

That makes sense, in general, but I wonder if there are any brokers who provide a feed of actual trades.

Zane

DTN_Tim Walter
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Posted: Apr 17, 2017 12:50 PM          Msg. 6 of 6
I do not believe so, but if you find something different than that, let me know, and I can escalate the request to add it in the future.

Tim
 

 

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