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by Algyros
20 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: If you have a Problem with MC --> Live Chat
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: If you have a Problem with MC --> Live Chat

I agree. Live Chat is a wonderful feature, and Andrew is terrific: smart, tireless, and polite. Thanks, MC.
by Algyros
20 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving averages on equity curve
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Moving averages on equity curve

Is it possible to apply moving averages to an equity curve on MC?
by Algyros
14 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PlaceMarketOrder and ChangeMarketPosition
Replies: 1
Views: 377

PlaceMarketOrder and ChangeMarketPosition

I have had a problem with orders not being sent from my autotrader to IB. Andrew and the programmers are working on it, and I trust that they will find a solution, but, in the meantime, I would like to try a suggestion made by Stan, namely to use PlaceMarketOrder and ChangeMarketPosition. However, I...
by Algyros
20 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto trading question
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: Auto trading question

Sa, Could you explain the two reasons you prefer AA again (I'm afraid that I not quite sure I understand)? And, while using AA, do you experience the problem I initially posted about, namely that trades that don't appear in live trading appear when the system is switched to backtesting mode (and vic...
by Algyros
17 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto trading question
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: Auto trading question

Thanks, TJ. I did a search and didn't find an answer to this question. I'll wait for Stan, of course, but, in the meantime, do you recall enough of his answer to give me the gist?
by Algyros
17 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto trading question
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Auto trading question

Occasionally, when I'm trading a chart live with autotrader on, no trade will appear. However, when I change the settings (i.e., reset it so that it gets backtrading data), a trade will appear. The trade would also appear if the chart were turned off and then turned on again (again, for the same rea...
by Algyros
22 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrader Question
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Autotrader Question

I'm running a chart and its duplicate. One is trading live, the other isn't. A trade has appeared on the chart that isn't running live but not on the live one. I understand that one is using historical data and one isn't. Nonetheless, it seems to me that autotrading can only be possible if live trad...
by Algyros
12 Jan 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mac OS
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Mac OS

Are there any plans to make MC Mac compatible? I'm not sure what that entails, but it would be tremendous service to those of us who love our Apples.
BTW, I'm aware of the virtual pc option (Parallels, etc.). I'm just curious if it would be possible to obviate that.
by Algyros
21 Dec 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting vs. Realtime with Line Break and Kagi Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: Backtesting vs. Realtime with Line Break and Kagi Charts

According to my "Strategy Properties" window, "Bar Magnifier is unavailable for non-regular charts." Is there another way I could use the bar magnifier?
by Algyros
21 Dec 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting vs. Realtime with Line Break and Kagi Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Backtesting vs. Realtime with Line Break and Kagi Charts

I've noticed that when using automated strategies using Line Break or Kagi charts, there is a great discrepancy between realtime and backtested results. For example, the number of trades is substantially different. I understand the difference between realtime and backtesting. But I'm surprised at th...
by Algyros
20 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VMWARE
Replies: 2
Views: 764

VMWARE

I'm planning on switching my Multicharts program from a pc to my MacBook Pro using VMWARE. I would love to hear from others who have done this. In your experience, is it a good idea? Are there any tricks or pitfalls that I should be on the lookout for? Also, when I transfer my MC from my PC to a vir...
by Algyros
17 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Shares per bar
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Shares per bar

Dave, I'm not sure if that's what I'm looking for. In TS, if you go to Volume > Interval Setting, there's a box where you can set Share Bar. So, for example, I would set the chart for 1000 shares/bar. If I set 1000 under Contracts in Multicharts, will I achieve the same thing (I'm not talking about ...
by Algyros
17 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Shares per bar
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Shares per bar

Does Multicharts have the capacity to create a chart based on shares/bar. In TS, there is a setting for volume that allows you to do this. When I go to my MC Instrument > Settings > Resolution I see no volume setting. Is there a way to do this on Multicharts?
by Algyros
09 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Long (or short) only
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Long (or short) only

Thanks Dave.
by Algyros
08 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Long (or short) only
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Long (or short) only

On TS, it is possible to make an automated strategy long only by disabling the short part of the strategy. Does Multicharts have that capability and, if no, are there plans to add it to future editions?
by Algyros
04 Oct 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Percent Target Price
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Percent Target Price

Merci.
by Algyros
03 Oct 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Percent Target Price
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Percent Target Price

Is there a signal on MC (or anywhere else) that can be used to trigger a target price closing of a position (long or short) as a percent of the entry price?
Thanks,
Alex
by Algyros
22 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrader in the even of an internet failure
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Autotrader in the even of an internet failure

In the event of an internet failure, do I assume correctly at Autotrader will be turned off? In other words, if my internet goes down in the middle of the trading day, will my charts on autotrader simply turn themselves off? If that happens, what will happen to pending orders and current positions w...
by Algyros
26 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimization Date Range
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Thanks, Dave. You've answered all my question.
Best,
Alex
by Algyros
26 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimization Date Range
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Thanks, Dave. Now, one more question, if you don't mind. Is there a simple way to translate between "bars back" and dates? In other words, if I wanted to optimize for the previous six months, is there a way to know how many bars back that is? I suppose I can do it by trial and error, but I was wonde...
by Algyros
25 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimization Date Range
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Optimization Date Range

Please excuse this question if the answer is obvious, but when using the MC optimizer, is it possible to set a date range (i.e., optimize for the previous 3, 6 etc. months.)?
by Algyros
06 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Synch setting with swing mechanical systems
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Synch setting with swing mechanical systems

When you use the Synch mode with automated trading, it seems to forget a previous days position and opens the following day flat. In other words, if I'm trading a swing automated system and I close the workspace at the end of the day with a long position, if I open the system up the following day in...
by Algyros
26 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting Question
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Backtesting Question

When I'm running an automated strategy, and I compare the daily period results with what is actually happening with my account in IB, the results are fairly similar. However, if, at the end of the day, if I close my workspace and then open it again (i.e., it goes into backtesting mode), the results ...
by Algyros
24 Apr 2010
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Strategy Performance Report
Replies: 0
Views: 2079

Strategy Performance Report

When I'm running an automated strategy, and I compare the daily period results with what is actually happening with my account in IB, the results are fairly similar. However, if, at the end of the day, if I close my workspace and then open it again (i.e., it goes into backtesting mode), the results ...
by Algyros
15 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

To be fair to me, I said that "I can't elaborate," which means that I am not able to elaborate. I did not say "I won't elaborate," which means I can but refuse to. I was only asking for help. I did so on a public forum because I thought that other people might need the same help. If there is a bug, ...
by Algyros
13 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

I'll get on LIve Help again on Monday and ask for further clarification.
by Algyros
13 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

I also use signals based on pivot reversals, and they seem to be working fine. What I really would like to know is if this is "a known bug," how long has it been known, what is the extent of the problem, and what is being done to address it. In other words, could the MC administration inform me/us o...
by Algyros
12 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

You are right, of course. Now, do you have any information/assistance regarding this problem?
by Algyros
12 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

And to answer your question specifically, I'm posting precisely because I can't elaborate and would like some help. I can't elaborate because when I asked Live Help to elaborate, I was told that this is "known bug" and was given no further information (except that it would be fixed and that I would ...
by Algyros
12 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

I'm posting because, according to what Live Desk Help told me, Auto-Trading (using moving average signals) currently does not work on Multicharts. Since that is the reason I bought a lifetime license, I am concerned. I would like to have more information about the nature of the problem and what is b...
by Algyros
12 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

I should add that when I turn auto-trader on again after having shut it down, the short trade is marked on the chart. However it did not occur in real time.
by Algyros
11 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

I'm using 5.5 And I'm afraid that I can't elaborate. That is what I was told on Live Help. Specifically, that it is a bug that the engineers are aware of and that they are trying to fix. The funny thing is that my crossover automated strategies were working fine until a week ago, when they would fai...
by Algyros
11 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6772

Automated Execution bug

I just came off of Live Help. My problem is that on one of my automated strategies (in part, it generates buy and sell signals off of moving average crossovers) there was a buy that was properly executed this morning, but then, when the moving averages crossed down, no sell order was sent. I was tol...
by Algyros
17 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving average calculation
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Moving average calculation

I'm trying to understand why moving average values on my MC charts (with an IB data feed) are different from the values given by other platforms. For example, take a daily chart of the SPY after close. My MC chart has the following moving average values: 13 EMA: 108.22 34 EMA: 109.45 54 EMA: 109.62 ...
by Algyros
15 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Setting starting time for pivot reversals
Replies: 3
Views: 679

You're right, I was not extremely clear. I'm running a number of automated strategies that use pivot reversal signals. I have been told by the programmer who devised the strategy that the pivots signals are very different if you specify a start time for the pivots than if you don't, and that his str...
by Algyros
15 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Setting starting time for pivot reversals
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Setting starting time for pivot reversals

I'm running a number of automated strategies using Pivot Reversals as triggers. I would like to be able to set the starting time for the pivots. It appears that I need some code in order to accomplish that. If anyone knows what that code might be, I would be very grateful if you would share it with ...
by Algyros
02 Feb 2010
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Aroon Oscillator
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

Aroon Oscillator

Is the Aroon Oscillator available as a study on MC?
by Algyros
21 Jan 2010
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Full stochastics
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Full stochastics

is "Full Stochastics" available as an indicator? If not, is it possible to convert fast or slow sto to full?
by Algyros
18 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: $ADV and $TICK
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

$ADV and $TICK

This may be obvious, but can someone help me figure out how to get $ADV and $TICK charts. I'm using an IB data feed.
by Algyros
17 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving charts from one workspace to another
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Moving charts from one workspace to another

Is there a way to move a chart, with all its symbol, signal, and study settings, from one workspace to another?

Thanks,
Alex
by Algyros
17 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backing Up User Multicharts Environment
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Thanks, Glen. Your reply is very comprehensive and helpful.

However, it would be nice to be able to that in an automated way.

Is there any chance that Multicharts will have a simple backup process anytime soon?
by Algyros
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving Average Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

In other words, are these to be added to the study, the signal, or do they go somewhere else? Thank you.
by Algyros
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving Average Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Thank you for the replies.

Could you tell me how to use the "round" setting?
by Algyros
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving Average Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Moving Average Calculation

Is there a way to adjust how moving averages are calculated? I ask because I'm running some automated strategies using moving average crossovers. The way the strategies have been developed, trades are supposed to be taken when the two moving averages cross when calculated to two places after the dec...
by Algyros
08 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Saving Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Let's say my computer gets destroyed in a fire and I have to start all over with a new computer. If I understand correctly, you're saying if I've backed up my files in the conventional way, I can simply re-enter them into a new computer, correct? And, if some of the charts in these files are running...
by Algyros
08 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Saving Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Saving Settings

I'm a new member of Multicharts and so far I'm very pleased indeed.

I have created a number of charts, workspaces, and custom signals. Should my computer crash, are these all saved? If not, what would you suggest I do to make sure I don't have to start from zero in case of a crash?

Thanks.
by Algyros
26 Oct 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stoploss and Profit Target as percentage
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Stoploss and Profit Target as percentage

Is it possible to set up a stop loss and/or a profit target that isn't a fixed amount but a percentage of the original investment for an automated signal? For example, I buy XYZ after a given signal and automatically sell automatically if XYZ goes down 5% (stoploss) or up 5% (profit target)?
by Algyros
30 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto-login
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

Auto-login

Is it possible to auto-login to IB from Multicharts (so that I don't have to turn on TWS every morning to auto-trade)?
by Algyros
30 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Another beginner question
Replies: 5
Views: 758

That's the thing: it doesn't seem to matter what I do, nothing changes.

For example, right now, my data range is from 9/16/09 to 9/30/09. When I try changing the number of bars, the chart also remains the same.
by Algyros
30 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Another beginner question
Replies: 5
Views: 758

My data provider is IB.

I am online (I'm getting realtime price quotes) and the Download Missing Historical Data box is checked.

My chart still only begins at 13:00 yesterday.
by Algyros
30 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Another beginner question
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Another beginner question

Thanks for the reply to my first question.

Here's #2:

When I create a chart, (for example, I'm now looking at a 15 minute SRS chart), no matter what setting I input in the Format Symbol, Date Range, box, the chart includes data for only about half a day.

How do I extend the chart?

Thanks,
Alex
by Algyros
28 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Newbie Question: moving averages
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Newbie Question: moving averages

I'm new to Multicharts, so please excuse the naivete of this question.

When working with charts, how does one add exponential moving averages?

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