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Connection Instructions
How to: Find Net P&L including commissions and fees
How to: Switch between accounts
eSignal Platform Help

Do I need a license to use eSignal?
Yes, you are required to have a licensed version of eSignal in order to use the platform during the Combine. Licensing can be paid for either monthly or yearly. Please click here for more information on pricing and package options.

Also keep in mind that eSignal requires all users (professional and non-professional) to pay the data feed fee of $95 per month, per exchange. This fee is paid to and managed by eSignal. To speak with eSignal support, please visit www.esignal.com/support.

 



Connection Instructions
You must fill out the Market Data Requirement forms in R|Trader before you can connect the eSignal platform to Rithmic. For more information, please click here.

Set-up requirements include: 
  • An Active subscription to eSignal.
  • The Latest version of eSignal. Download here
In order to successfully connect, please first make sure eSignal 11 has been installed. 

To configure a new Rithmic Connection:
1. From within your eSignal platform main menu bar, click "Trade" and select "Broker Manager".



2. Click the "Add Icon" (+ sign).


3. Select "Rithmic" from the Broker drop down list. For Name, type in TopstepTrader.


4. Click "OK" to add Rithmic to the Broker List.


5. TopstepTrader should not appear in the broker list. Click on the "Connection" tab, then click the "Connection Settings".


6. The "Connection Setting" dialog has four fields. Enter your TopstepTrader username and password. From the System drop down list select "Rithmic Paper Trading". Type "TopstepTrader" into the Broker drop down list. Once this information has been entered click "Get Account". This will populate the Accounts Field. Click OK. 



7. Once the configuration is complete click "Connect".


8. Once the Rithmic plug-in establishes a connection, the icon turns green and the message tab will show connected.


9. Ensure your connection is properly setup in real-time. 
1.
 Download the R|Trader platform (Rithmic's integrated trading platform)
2. Install the program on your computer
3. Open the R|Trader platform
4. Sign in using the same username and password provided to you to connect your NinjaTrader system to Rithmic. Select "Paper Trading" for the connection.
5. Within R|Trader, click on the "Recent Orders" icon and you will be able to see any working orders and filled trades for the current day. To look beyond the current day, click on the "Order History" icon. 
6. If your orders are not seen on R|Trader, make sure that you have Global Simulation Mode OFF and that you are NOT trading on the "Sim101" account within your NinjaTrader platform. 

If you have platform connection problems, please contact support@topsteptrader.com

 



How to: Find Net P&L including commissions and fees
OPTION 1 (RECOMMENDED): Use R|Trader for monitoring Net P&L.
1. Download the R|Trader platform (Rithmic's integrated trading platform)
2. Install the program on your computer
3. Open the R|Trader platform
4. Sign in using the same username and password provided to you to connect your eSignal system to Rithmic. Select "Rithmic Paper Trading" for the connection. 
5. Within R|Trader, click on the "Recent Orders" icon and you will be able to see any working orders and filled trades for the current day. To look beyond the current day, click on the "Order History" icon.
6. If your orders are not seen on R|Trader, please contact support@topsteptrader.com 

OPTION 2:
1. From within your eSignal platform main menu bar, click on "Trade", then choose "Account Manager". 
2. At the bottom of the "Account Manager" window, choose the "Accounts" tab.
3. There is not a specific column that shows you Net P&L. Your Account Balance will include commissions and fees. 

NOTE: 
1. The columns "Total PL" and "Realized PL" do not include commissions and fees

2 The Daily Loss Limit is factored based on each trading day's Net P&L (includes simulated commissions and fees and any UNREALIZED trade value)
3. The "Account Balances" shows live account balance including commissions and fees.

 



How to: Switch between accounts
To switch to a different account, look for the dropdown box at the top of your Trade Manager (DOM). Simply choose the desired account from the dropdown box:

 



eSignal Platform Help
eSignal offers a New User Orientation, Training Videos, and platform support which you can access by clicking the links below:
New User Orientation
Training Videos
Platform Support
 
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