Extremely slow to load volume imprint chart

DCP

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Hi, new user currently on the trial and want to upgrade to the full package.

However when I try to load a volume imprint chart it is extremely slow. This is a deal breaker for me if I can't resolve it.

I have a pretty strong computer with good internet. I am getting my data via IB.

Please let me know how I can resolve.

Thanks
 

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However when I try to load a volume imprint chart it is extremely slow. This is a deal breaker for me if I can't resolve it.

I have a pretty strong computer with good internet. I am getting my data via IB.
Welcome @DCP I have the Ultimate Edition and have zero issues with slowness (just verified). There could be a number of possibilities with what's going on. Volume Imprint Study-wise, it could be how many Imprint Count bars you're trying to load.

From one trader to another, using IB for Order Flow and volume won't cut it. You'll get false readings because the data isn't tick-based. I recommend CQG, Rithmic or IQFeed. I'm curious if this might be a potential problem...

Lastly, would you elaborate on the computer you use (Processor and RAM) and the speed of Internet you have? Are you wireless or wired? Are there other things accessing the Internet at the same time, like streaming YouTube, Netflix, or AppleTV?
 
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Welcome @DCP I have the Ultimate Edition and have zero issues with slowness (just verified). There could be a number of possibilities with what's going on. Volume Imprint Study-wise, it could be how many Imprint Count bars you're trying to load.

From one trader to another, using IB for Order Flow and volume won't cut it. You'll get false readings because the data isn't tick-based. I recommend CQG, Rithmic or IQFeed. I'm curious if this might be a potential problem...

Lastly, would you elaborate on the computer you use (Processor and RAM) and the speed of Internet you have? Are you wireless or wired? Are there other things accessing the Internet at the same time, like streaming YouTube, Netflix, or AppleTV?
Thank you Scotty I appreciate that. I just ran a speedtest and we're running pretty much everything right now so it's probably on the slower side to usual.

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I was under the impression that IB now did have tick data? I could be wrong on that though. I'm happy to pay for another data provider if need be but it would be quite frustrating as I trade through IB and am not going to change that. Of the 3 you listed which do you believe have the best value for money?

Thanks again I appreciate the help
 

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Your computer and Internet speed seem to be fine. I was curious about the bandwidth because one time, my wife streamed a video over Apple TV, and my DOM slowed down! LOL. So I bumped up that download speed to 500MG. No problems now!

I was under the impression that IB now did have tick data? I could be wrong on that though.
Very well could be. I haven't used IB for a year +. Besides, it was 2020 last year. Anything could have happened :LOL:

I couldn't find much info on IB Tick data with a cursory Google search. Perhaps you might?

I'm happy to pay for another data provider if need be but it would be quite frustrating as I trade through IB and am not going to change that. Of the 3 you listed which do you believe have the best value for money?
I'd investigate IB tick data first. If it turns out to be valid, then reach out to MW Customer Support. They're great. If not, then I recommend CQG via a small account with AMP. There's a simple way to setup MW to have a CQG data chart that executes trades in IB.
 
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Hi, new user currently on the trial and want to upgrade to the full package.

However when I try to load a volume imprint chart it is extremely slow. This is a deal breaker for me if I can't resolve it.

I have a pretty strong computer with good internet. I am getting my data via IB.

Please let me know how I can resolve.

Thanks
Yep.

Order flow studies (Volume Profile in my case) cripple this program. It has nothing at all to do with Internet connection. I have the similar problems in offline mode.

I have a powerful gaming PC, but with only 16GB RAM, and was advised that my slow performance was due to W10 limiting the available RAM for MW to just 4GB.....

.....well, I redone my chart layout and streamlined the amount of studies I was using, to get MWs average RAM use down to just 1.5GB on average....exact same issues....meanwhile, I can load up the same sort of studies on TradingView and the data all loads in and out as quick as a snap of the fingers.

MW has severe optimisation issues in this regard.....(but I guess that is why it is so cheap...not yet the finished article)
 

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Hi, new user currently on the trial and want to upgrade to the full package.

However when I try to load a volume imprint chart it is extremely slow. This is a deal breaker for me if I can't resolve it.

I have a pretty strong computer with good internet. I am getting my data via IB.

Please let me know how I can resolve.

Thanks
The slow load time is directly related to Interactive Brokers and is not related to Motivewave. I have used motivewave with Interactive Brokers, Rithmic and CQG.

Charts using Rithmic and CQG data feeds for order flow load extremely fast. My charts that load from Interactive Brokers can take up to a half hour to load for volume imprint and tick charts. I have an iMac pro and have used all 3 data feeds on the iMac pro.

You can reduce the number of non-linear bars and it will load somewhat faster, like 10 minutes for a chart to load instead of a 1/2 hour.

I just start motivewave extra early go make cofffee and eat and when I come back it is usually loaded. Once the chart loads everything works great, it is just the initial loading of the chart that is slow.

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