FAQ - PriceSquawk
Would encourage any Ninja users to check out PriceSquawk, used it for a week and immediately signed up for a year, it’s a very interesting bit of kit imo.
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I purchased the indicator with a lifetime license and I do not regret a moment. The indicator is very helpful to understand who controls, and how powerful the buyers or sellers are..the huge advantage of the sound indicator is immediately hearing any purchase or sale..before the eyes understand what happened.
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I’ve also already found that using PriceSquawk means I don’t have to stare at the screen constantly. I can remain close at hand, but by listening via a comfortable wireless headphone setup, I can crack on with other tasks while being generally aware of what’s happening to Volume & Price. I can also set alerts on PriceSquawk to let me know I’m approaching predetermined significant levels that might deserve greater attention.
Tom Cooper
I’m very impressed with PriceSquawk. I love how it frees me up from having to watch price action non-stop. I just glance at my charts to get a feel for upcoming areas of interest to trade and then I can get on with other business without feeling pulled away and losing the feel for the market. It makes for a great multi-tasking tool.
Jim Henninger
I found today was a great example of the usefulness of the Volume in Time on the ZN … It will be so much easier being able to mentally switch off during the quiet times while waiting for volume to come in instead of having to keep an eye on the orderflow. Great product and integration with Jigsaw. Thanks.
Matthew
PriceSquawk helped me make the turn!!
Allesandro Ariano
It only took one trading session to convince me that this is indeed a great tool and a gamechanger. It actually makes a big difference to be able to hear the tape. Relaxing when the market is slow and very informative when the tape starts to speed up
Hans Keuper
While visually watching the market, use of your tool cleverly brings into play another human sense that I’d not previously considered using, that of listening. It’s still early days for me using PriceSquawk, but I’m now finding that listening to my chosen market(s) helps me on an almost subliminal level.
Tom Cooper
I still make many mistakes with my trading but PriceSquawk has given me a sense of confidence that I did not have before.
Tom Cooper
I absolutely love PriceSquawk and without doubt this is a major piece of the puzzle I was missing. I can be away from my PC turn the volume up and come rushing back to my PC to make a quick few pips profit. I no longer have to sit around my computer waiting, love it !
Troy Campbell
Just to let you know i have just subscribed to PriceSquawk. I know you’ve probably been told this before but i’ve got to say… i’ve only been using Pricesquawk on demo for a couple of weeks and im addicted! It’s brilliant! I don’t think i would ever want to trade without it. It really is a very intuitive aid to my trading. Thanks for making such a great tool available Graham.
Mike Thomas
I really think PriceSquawk has improved my trading and for sure greatly helped my focus. My only complaint is I wish I had had it for the past 10years. For anyone that trades alone, PriceSquawk is like having a trading buddy letting you know what’s up. I am beginning to recognize some sound patterns, not sure how to trade those but adding sound into my trading was a good decision.
RG Jensen
I use it with Jigsaw in S5Trader. The perfect tool, by the way.
Hana Kulhánková
I scalp emini.. After various attempts with different software and after just two days of using PriceSquawk, dramatic improvement in trading. Finally after 3 years of trading .. I feel that there is a winner. Excellent service.
Zohar Elazar
Your software is changing the entire trading industry… Honestly I feel like it’s my secret weapon!
Ronald Cutaia
I’m beginning to find PriceSquawk very useful. I find that as I’m also comparatively new to Jigsaw DOM it helps to have two eyes AND two ears monitoring the order flow, even then it’s not enough sometimes 🙂
Andrew

FAQ

What data providers do you support?

If using PriceSquawk within NinjaTrader then we support any tick data feed NinjaTrader connects to such as NinjaTrader Continuum. If you can see live tick charts in NinjaTrader then PriceSquawk will work.  If you do not have a tick data feed then sign up for a free live data trial with NinjaTrader.

PriceSquawk desktop supports iQFeed (2 week trial available here), CQG Client (2 week trial here) and the TT API (demo account with AMP Futures available here).

PriceSquawk also works with Jigsaw Trading Tools supported platforms, as an add-on to their Reconstructed Tape.

How do I open a PriceSquawk in NinjaTrader

First make sure you have downloaded the latest PriceSquawk Add-On version from our download page. Then add the PriceSquawk indicator to a chart by right clicking on your chart and selecting ‘Indicators’ then look for the “PriceSquawk_Vx” indicator (currently PriceSquawk_V5) and double click or click the ‘Add New’ button. Press the ‘OK’ button or ‘Apply’.

What are the best sound effects to use?

There is no best sound as it depends on what sounds good to you and is easy to respond to. Traders can select from digital sound effects, instrumental sounds (musical instruments), speech announcements and even provide their own custom sounds for use. Some good combinations when using musical sound effects for buying and selling activity are Electric Piano 1 (bid) and Trumpet (ask), or Woodblock (bid) and Agogo (Ask).  Both these instruments give a clear sound differentiation.  Our hearing is best at listening simultaneously to sounds with different timbre (different sound texture). So Electric Piano 1 and Electric Piano 2 is NOT a good combination for extracting information from each audio stream, however Electric Piano 1 and Woodblock is. If you prefer to hear announcements, the default ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ sounds are effective for identifying buying vs selling pressure.   There are endless combinations so have some fun with it, or use the above suggestions.  You can also manipulate each sound effect using the Duration setting to sharpen or lengthen buying and selling sounds.

What do some sounds have an asterix prefix (‘**’)?

Any sound in the PriceSquawk sound effects list that is NOT preceded by ‘**’ has the capability of varying pitch with the price action. Sounds that start with ‘**’ will always play at the same pitch. When you select these alert sounds (preceded by ‘**’) for alerts, there is no control over the duration of sounds i.e. The entire sound effect will play out. So if you want to hear price change, make sure your Buy and Sell trade sounds effects are not alert sounds.

What settings should I use?

PriceSquawk is pre-configured with a number of templates that can be used out of the box to provide specific functionality. Download the User Manual for details on each of the provided templates. If configuring PriceSquawk from scratch, it is the equivalent of setting up a price chart for the first time, what style bars should you use to represent price action, what colors do you use, what are the scales etc.. it depends on your trading style and goals.

PriceSquawk was developed by traders who watch the DOM and read the prints and time and sales to establish opportune trading conditions using discretion – so in this sense the right settings are the settings that work for you to identify order flow conditions and buying and selling bias. The provided templates are a good start if you are new to trading. Try using the ‘E-mini Tape Sounds’ settings template to get a feel of how buying and selling activity can be used to ‘read’ any market. Utilize the PriceSquawk blog and YouTube tutorials for getting the most out of PriceSquawk and establishing you ideal settings toolbox.

Why should I listen to my markets?

To constantly observe the order flow across multiple markets simultaneously without straining your eyes.  To sit back when market conditions don’t sound great for opportunities and to tune in when conditions are ideal.  To get in the zone by being immersed in a real-time market environment.  So you don’t miss key market order flow events such as block trades, iceberg orders and smackdowns.  To get in the flow with your market in a way not possible from reading numbers on a screen.  To trade in the moment by listening to the present market conditions for making decisions… to increase trading performance and many more reasons.

What is PriceSquawk?

It is an Audible Tape, an Audible Order Flow Meter, an Audible Bid / Ask Strength Meter, an Audible Price Action tool, a convenient Alert Tool.  It is a complete Market Sonification tool that converts core market information into sound, so that you could theoretically trade without screens with some order entry hotkeys… or use as an additional dimension for observing markets in your trading plan.

How is PriceSquawk unique?

No other tool lets you distinguish Price, Volume and Bid / Offer market information using sound.  It is the only Audible Tape, Audible Order Flow, Audible Bid / Ask Strength and Audible Price Action tool in one.  It is the only Market Sonification tool that lets you configure the Sound itself to suit your listening preference.

Can I use PriceSquawk to trade purely using sound?

We think so! For trading purely from Order Flow you have all the information you need via PriceSquawk audio.  We are starting to experiment in simulation mode with pure audible trading and immediately notice the ease of trading without all the information on the screens.. of course there is useful Level 2 data that can only be viewed in the DOM, but with just 100% pure audible order flow and enough experience it should be possible to profit from sound alone.  Get in contact with us   if you want to discuss this exciting prospect.

How do I install PriceSquawk with NinjaTrader?

Simply close NinjaTrader and run the install file you were emailed as you do not import PriceSquawk like you would a standard NinjaTrader indicator. Then when you open NinjaTrader you can add PriceSquawk as an indicator to any chart. This will open up a PriceSquawk window with the default settings (and start your 14 day trial).  We recommend running PriceSquawk on its own chart. You can run up to 15 PriceSquawk windows side by side if you want to listen to multiple instruments.

How do I license PriceSquawk?

You can purchase or lease a license from our pricing page.  You will need to send us your PriceSquawk License Key so we can update your license accordingly. When you first install PriceSquawk you are given a 14 day professional (full feature) license to trial, so you already have a license unless you want to try out the Professional features.

How do I get the License Key?

1.With a PriceSquawk window open, open the Misc menu and then select ‘About’ or ‘License’.
Misc Menu
2. The About PriceSquawk window will display all your License information. If you have purchased a license or want to trial the Professional features then click the Copy button and paste it in an email to support@pricesquawk.com.
License Key

Can I get another Trial period?

Contact Us with your License details and / or NinjaTrader machine ID and we will do our best to help.