In this post, I will show you some sources of AmiBroker data feed free trial. Also, I will give you an idea of where you can get data even free of cost. In fact, I have merged 3 of my posts together to make this post as updated as possible. But some of the freeware discussed here are discontinued now. I thought to keep their portion just to remind traders of those great tools.
AmiBroker is India’s most popular charting platform. Mostly all tech-savvy small traders use this charting platform. It is easy to install and easy to use. The data rates are also cheaper as compared to other charting platforms like Advanced Get etc.
Amibroker Data Feed Free Trial from AmiFeed
Recently AmiFeed has started NSE real-time data feed service for Amibroker. Apart from NSE, they are also supporting MCX commodity data. The best part of their data service is that they are now offering Amibroker data feed free trial for 7 full days. In this section, I will discuss how to download and use the free data offered by AmiFeed.
Download the Amibroker Data Feed Free Trial
First, download the installer file by clicking the download link here.
Once you download the installer, save it to your computer, as I have saved it on my desktop.
Install Amibroker Data Feed Free Trial
Now run the installer file and follow the step-by-step instructions to install the file on your computer. The last step will ask you whether you want to create a desktop shortcut for the program, select YES.
Now once the AmiFeed is installed on your PC you run the program by clicking FINISH in the AmiFeed Setup Wizard window.
This will run the AmiFeed program as shown in the image below:
Now you need to register for the program by putting your name, phone number, and email id on the registration screen. Click on REGISTER and this will give you access to Amibroker data feed free trial for 3 full months.
Now restart AmiFeed. This will automatically run your Amibroker and create a database called AmiData into it. You may need to change the database to an intraday database by selecting the BASE TIME INTERVAL to 1 minute.
Setup of Amifeed
You can see that the license expiry date is after 7 days. Previously they were giving a trial of 3 months. So, in my case, the expiry date is set at 22-03-2018. You can select your market EQUITY, FUTURES, or COMMODITY, and select scrips. Once you select scrips you can add selected scrips to your market watch by clicking ADD SELECTED button.
You will see that the scrips are automatically added to your Amibroker and Amibroker data feed will start running. There is a backfill option beside each stock in your MarketWatch. And there is an AUTOFILL option available which will automatically backfill your Amibroker.
While for the first-time use, the initial backfill will take some time you can see your Amibroker data feed free trial will start flowing data in your Amibroker, and a candlestick chart will start forming. The prices will be live as shown in the image above.
Once your backfill is complete you can see that the charts will become continuous and you can backfill for up to 60 days. You can use this Amibroker data feed free trial for 7 full days now.
Data Feeder – Now Discontinued
Till 2014, there was a small piece of software (about 1.5 MB) that could get you real-time NSE data for Amibroker. This software named Data Feeder was freeware and we used it till it was working. We could have a stock list of up to 100 stocks. We could even add more but that slows down real-time NSE data updates. So that time we did not have to pay any subscription charges to other data providers. We have used this software for a long time and did not see any issue with the data.
Guide to Setup Amibroker Data Feed Free Trial from Data Feeder
We used to download Data Feeder from their website (now closed).
Installed using setup.exe. Once, we were done with the installation.
we used to set up a database in Amibroker. The next step was to Run/open Amibroker.
Steps of Configuring Any AmiBroker Data Feed
- Go to File > New Database
- Type the name of the database, select the base time interval as 1 Minute, and click Create.
- Under the number of bars enter: 10000
- Click on the Intraday setting.
- Select filtering as a Show day session only.
- In trading hours, for the day Session enter start as 09:15 and end as 15:30, Click on OK.
- Now you have successfully configured real-time NSE data for Amibroker.
Data Downloader – Now Discontinued
There was another great method of getting free end-of-day data for commodity exchange in Metastock software and the Amibroker platform. The name of the software was Data Downloader, developed by Joydeep. We used to download the software from his website (now closed).
This software downloaded free end-of-day data for both NSE and commodity exchange. It was downloading AmiBroker Data Feed in ASCII format. AmiBroker could import this ASCII directly. Metastock users needed to convert the ASCII data into Metastock format using The Downloader of Metastock.
Joydeep has closed his site and this nice free piece of software is not available anymore. Now we can use GetBhavCopy for free AmiBroker data feed for BSE and NSE. But there is a scarcity of free software for commodity data.
In this article, I have collated a few freeware and trialware software for the AmiBroker data feed. Some of this freeware got discontinued like Zerodha Pi over the course of time. I would like to hear about your experience in this regard in the comments section. Remember, this is just a review of different data tools and our website is not at all related to any data vendor.