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by sptrader
11 Nov 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Authentication server down yesterday [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Authentication server down yesterday [SOLVED]

I had no trouble with the authentication server all week. (haven't had any trouble for many years).
I don't know if there is more than one server for MC authentication.
Maybe your location was having internet problems between you and the server.
by sptrader
05 Nov 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data Problems with IQFeed
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Data Problems with IQFeed

IQfeed is one of the best data feeds connected to multicharts. You have a problem with your configuration or data in MC, maybe session times, but when I look at your Dow prices they are far off, so maybe a scaling problem or data problem too. Start by going into the "quote manager" and try...
by sptrader
27 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Results of an indicator change as I load a different number of bars [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Results of an indicator change as I load a different number of bars [SOLVED]

Try using average or waverage, then the number of bars won't matter.
by sptrader
24 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 11.0 RELEASE
Replies: 39
Views: 2721

Re: MULTICHARTS 11.0 RELEASE

Hi Henry, I've just upgraded to the new MC 11 RC3. Everytime I try to close a workspace MC crashes (I tried to send the application error message via MC) ... Is there a way to roll back to RC2? Anybody else having the same issue? Thanks! Peter I don't have that problem ( I tried it a few times) but...
by sptrader
08 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: call indicator in strategy [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: call indicator in strategy [SOLVED]

Another way might be to create a function from the indicator and call the function directly from the strategy.
by sptrader
04 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]

Janus, how to find the no. of GDI objects in a workspace? How to view GDI Objects being used by MC - "go to Taskmanager" (cntrl-alt-del) This is written for Windows 10, but should work on 8 and 2012 too. In order to select them, you need to the following: First, if you aren't already usin...
by sptrader
25 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Always having RSI/%R value show in right scale (2 workaround solutions exist)
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Putting RSI plot ahead of over bought/sold in right scale

What I do with indicators, is simply turn off the overbought and oversold text values (leave the plot lines for hi and lo ref), since they are a constant. Only the current RSI value is shown, so no overlay problem.
by sptrader
21 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Debugging window
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Debugging window

At the top of the editor page, make sure that the "View" , "Output Bar" is checked. Then do what TJ said .
by sptrader
20 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Using MS Access/Excel 32bit & 64 bit while using MC 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Tip! Using MS-Access with MC 32 bit and MC 64bit [SOLVED]

Another option which may be better and which is also free is virtualbox. It can run on Win-7 or Win 10 whereas Hyper-v needs Win 10 professional. It is my understanding you can be running 32 bit office on your main setup then use virtualbox to create another virtual machine on which you can run ano...
by sptrader
08 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]

Glad it worked for you !
Good trading...
by sptrader
08 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]

AdrianP : OK, here is the FIX for removing the indicator box when you status OFF a study ... Open a chart in MC . with an indicator ...(to test it).. Go to "File" , "Preferences" , then "Charting" and UNCHECK "Enable indicator status switch" .... NOW save the ...
by sptrader
07 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]

Support definitely responded. I put in a request to the PM site. They responded by showing they didn't understand the problem, and declined the request. I then responded with a more detailed explanation along with the chart I posted above. They responded even quicker the 2nd time, saying they weren...
by sptrader
07 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]

Thanks SPtrader. I wait excitedly :) I feel your frustration when 2 identical versions are doing different things. When trying to solve computer problems, I find simply going through a process of elimination generally gets one towards a resolution. If there is an answer, I wonder why even the suppo...
by sptrader
07 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]

AdrianP: I'll try to find the "option" to turn off the empty box this weekend.. It is NOT a bug, as I have it working fine on my desktop but it doesn't work on my laptop... both running current version of MC... I just have to compare ALL of the settings between the two..going to take some ...
by sptrader
05 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: Hiding/Disabling an Indicator [SOLVED]

I think AdrianP's original request was to be able to "status off" an indicator without leaving the blank box, as MC used to function for many years ... I think there is an option to remove the blank box when status is off, because on my Trading machine, I can turn the box on and off with t...
by sptrader
21 Aug 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: E-Mail Alert issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: E-Mail Alert issue [SOLVED]

Email alerts have worked on all versions of MC that I've installed .... starting several versions ago... I don't recall ever having problems, once it is setup correctly...
by sptrader
21 Aug 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: E-Mail Alert issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: E-Mail Alert issue [SOLVED]

Hi guys, last month E-Mail Alert stop working without any reasons. I tested it on 2 different PCs, with 3 different mail providers (GMX GMAIL OUTLOOK), with all ports. " Message error while trying to send Email alert. Description: Message sending to: smtp.mgx.com is failed" Regards No Ero...
by sptrader
17 Aug 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage for Backtesting Multiple Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: PowerLanguage for Backtesting Multiple Signals

Just a reminder :
"
i_MarketPosition
Notes
This function can only be used in studies (indicators). Use the regular MarketPosition in signals."
by sptrader
18 Jul 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE
Replies: 121
Views: 12725

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE

Avast anti-virus also causes installation problems with MC. I suggest disabling antivirus programs during the MC install process...
by sptrader
30 Jun 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 11.0 BETA 1
Replies: 36
Views: 2553

Re: MULTICHARTS 11.0 BETA 1

Does MC 11.0 beta1 seem stable enough to trade with ? (I know no guarantees but anyone having crashes, functions not working etc ?).
I thought I might install it over the weekend..
by sptrader
30 Jun 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Translate stocastic formula
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Translate stocastic formula

This is my translation into MC for a Metastock stochastic, not sure if it matches yours exactly but it's a Metastock translation into MC that I had on hand. [LegacyColorValue = TRUE]; Input: KPeriods(14),DPeriods(3),KSlow(3),Sellzone(80),Buyzone(20); Plot1(METAK(KPeriods,Kslow),"%K"); Plot...
by sptrader
07 Jun 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any way of opening old TS indicators ?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Any way of opening old TS indicators ?

I think the old Omega TS indicators had .ELA or .ELS file extensions..
Multicharts can usually import them ...
by sptrader
14 Mar 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE
Replies: 121
Views: 12725

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE

I figured it out- rookie mistake.. I use ES# for my main ES chart not @esm17... The mapping for @ES# was still set to March, changed it to June and it works...
by sptrader
14 Mar 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE
Replies: 121
Views: 12725

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE

The chart prices matches the IB price on TWS.. I checked mapping and it looks correct - esm7 for ib @esm17 for iqfeed (I deleted and replaced the current one) but it does look like March contract prices- I tried a MC repair with no luck... still investigating.. thanks for the suggestions.
by sptrader
14 Mar 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE
Replies: 121
Views: 12725

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE

I have an Odd problem that I just noticed....
I use chart trader and hit the "buy Bid" button and it placed an order to buy 3 Full Points ABOVE the current price on the chart, and 3 points above the IB price (which matches the chart)- what can cause this ? see photo attached.
by sptrader
28 Feb 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Price Scale invisible [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Price Scale invisible [SOLVED]

You might try to create a new window or workspace in case the old one was corrupted...
by sptrader
16 Jan 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: barssinceentry equivalent
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: barssinceentry equivalent

I believe it is "barnumber" ... (without the quotes.)
by sptrader
09 Jan 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automatic Backup of Multicharts Studies/Files
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Automatic Backup of Multicharts Studies/Files

I prefer to do a complete "drive Image" , that way if the drive crashes, I simply swap in the image drive and I'm running back to full speed in about 5 minutes... no need to re-install any applications or data.. I also manually copy my studies and workspaces to another computer....since I ...
by sptrader
06 Jan 2017
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Enhanced random number generator DLL
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Enhanced random number generator DLL

In the list of directions to follow, it says to put the .dll into the "root" directory of your "C" drive.. not sure if that will help but worth a shot. ** Upodate: I just tried it myself and I get the same "cannot find dll" error, I suspect that this dll is very old and...
by sptrader
28 Nov 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE
Replies: 121
Views: 12725

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 RELEASE

You might try going into alerts, click on email alert (I assume you did that) then click on settings and click on the "test" button- it should send a confirmation email, if your settings are correct- I just did that, my gmail acct and my domain email acct , they BOTH worked, using MC10 rel...
by sptrader
10 Nov 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Color chart area
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Color chart area

Do a search for "Paint background" or "paint the town red" ... there are many discussions about it..
by sptrader
25 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Read Strategy Performance Report.xml [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Read Strategy Performance Report.xml [SOLVED]

If you select "save" icon in the performance report, you can export in .xlxs ... (at least in MC10 beta2 you can)...
by sptrader
20 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 BETA 2
Replies: 35
Views: 3237

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 BETA 2

I just installed Beta 2 (I had beta1 installed) and I noticed that I'm NOT getting trade confirmations when using ChartTrader (Ladies voice is missing) I just get a "beep" instead.. Is there an option to turn her voice on or off ? (I tried files, preferences, and alerts are turned on). I'...
by sptrader
20 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 10.0 BETA 2
Replies: 35
Views: 3237

Re: MULTICHARTS 10.0 BETA 2

I just installed Beta 2 (I had beta1 installed) and I noticed that I'm NOT getting trade confirmations when using ChartTrader (Ladies voice is missing) I just get a "beep" instead.. Is there an option to turn her voice on or off ? (I tried files, preferences, and alerts are turned on). I'm...
by sptrader
18 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Running Multicharts from the "cloud"
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Running Multicharts from the "cloud"

Along similar lines, I'm trying to backup all of my MC user files automatically (studies, quote databases,etc) using Windows Backup in Win10. However I don't see the file paths for the MC files above to use for backups. In MC, Go to Files, preferences, directories to find data locations, then set t...
by sptrader
11 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Studies do not show on real time charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Studies do not show on real time charts [SOLVED]

Use the ESZ6 contract now (Dec 2016) and try loading fewer days, it should work OK in real-time...
by sptrader
09 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Other datafeed [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Other datafeed [SOLVED]

I have used IQfeed for many years (10+) with IB as my broker and have no problems... IQfeed works great with MC... (I trade ES - CL mainly ).. no data conflicts, great fills. IB data is sampled not tick by tick like IQfeed is...
by sptrader
09 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume Delta Chart data access
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Volume Delta Chart data access

jackcakal wrote:oh i see, i am using MC9 , not yet upgraded to MC10 yet, is it available now?


Yes, available now-
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49785
by sptrader
06 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: different time sessions for the same instrument [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: different time sessions for the same instrument [SOLVED]

sptrader wrote:
sptrader wrote:You can apply any session time that you want, to any instrument..
(or create a custom Session time) ....

Data1 VIX RTH
Data2 VIX ETH etc..
by sptrader
06 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: different time sessions for the same instrument [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: different time sessions for the same instrument [SOLVED]

sptrader wrote:You can apply any session time that you want, to any instrument..


data1 VIX RTH
Data2 VIX ETH etc..
by sptrader
06 Sep 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: different time sessions for the same instrument [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: different time sessions for the same instrument [SOLVED]

You can apply any session time that you want, to any instrument..
by sptrader
07 Aug 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Plot TrendLines and Text Below Price bars
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Plot TrendLines and Text Below Price bars

I think another useful way to do it, might be for MC staff to give us "Transparent Colors" like other leading software like NT have.. That way you can have layers of different colored TL's and see them all at the same time... I don't think a visual order, would even be needed..
by sptrader
21 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need Ave Entry Price when Scaling in with Volume bars
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Need Ave Entry Price when Scaling in with Volume bars

Hello sptrader, AvgEntryPrice_at_Broker is returned by the broker, but IB includes commission in it. In MultiCharts this value is being rounded to the instrument's price scaling settings, that is why it can mismatch with IB TWS. ************************** Henry: So there's no way for MC to Match IB...
by sptrader
20 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need Ave Entry Price when Scaling in with Volume bars
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Need Ave Entry Price when Scaling in with Volume bars

I use a 20k volume chart (contract bars) on ES and I scale in my trades, in several levels, using chart trader. I'm trying to autotrade the exits but I can't get the average entry price to match my IB broker price..intrabarordergeneration is set to true. I've tried : value1 = AvgEntryPrice_at_Broker...
by sptrader
10 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade

You can grab your current position from the broker with <MarketPosition_at_Broker> ... So if you bought 4 contracts in the chart trader and your current position is 4 contracts long in any symbol, you should see 4 contracts from <MarketPosition_at_Broker> when you call it. Your exit algo could impl...
by sptrader
09 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM window only shows first depth
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: DOM window only shows first depth

I use IB and all levels show on MC's Dom..including volume profile..
Be sure that you have IB selected as broker and the correct IB symbol chosen in the Dom..
I don't recall any special subscriptions needed....
Be sure to try it on a very active symbol that will have many Dom levels- (ES, CL etc)..
by sptrader
08 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade

Tony: Yet another good idea to try- thanks !
by sptrader
08 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade

Ben: thanks for the reply- one of the problems is that I "build a position" using chartTrader and it's not always the same size, so my "current contracts" may vary.. I do like your idea of "counting" the number of exits, although I'm not sure how to code something like ...
by sptrader
07 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade

I think I may have figured it out in an easy but crude way.. Untested , but this is what I came up with. Since the flag needs to be set after the 1st profit target, I think this will work... not very sophisticated but : flg = iff(positionprofit(0) > 0,1,0); So the flag = 0 until the 1st profit is ta...
by sptrader
07 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

I need to Count or Flag the 1st Exit of a Trade

Say I go long 4 ES contracts using chart trader . I want to sell half at the first profit target and the rest at the second profit target(using PL)... How do I flag or count, the "filled" profit targets ? If this first target is hit, how can I use that to activate the 2nd target ? I tried ...
by sptrader
01 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Code to Cancel Pending Orders Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: PL to cancel pending orders

Is there a function to "Cancel all pending orders for a strategy" ? (using IB broker).. I enter a position manually and exit with an auto strategy , it works great but pending orders are not cancelled..(stops, limit orders etc.).. * How can I cancel all pending orders (after the position ...
by sptrader
30 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Code to Cancel Pending Orders Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 531

PL Code to Cancel Pending Orders Needed

Is there a function to "Cancel all pending orders for a strategy" ? (using IB broker).. I enter a position manually and exit with an auto strategy , it works great but pending orders are not cancelled..(stops, limit orders etc.).. * How can I cancel all pending orders (after the position i...
by sptrader
01 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: technical problems in PowerLanguage
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: technical problems in PowerLanguage

There are built-in functions for those orders..
To exit a long position use "sell" , to exit a short position use "buytocover".. (without the quotes)..
by sptrader
25 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: My Recommendations for MC10
Replies: 32
Views: 2741

Re: My Recommendations for MC10

I'd like to see drawdown-runup by day of week. I'd like to know if a news day (example: Wed-oil inventory day) stands out as having a larger impact on trading results or if results are evenly spread across each day..
by sptrader
15 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Code to manage on the position [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: Code to manage on the position [SOLVED]

Try something like this:
(you may have to use the "round" function to get an even number of contracts..what if N = 3 etc)


Code: Select all

If vMktPos = 1
Then Begin
   sell N/2 contracts next bar at Ingresso + 10 points limit;
End;
by sptrader
28 Apr 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ETF gold and Silver
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: ETF gold and Silver

I think the ones you're looking for are: (IB symbols)
GLD gold etf
SLV Silver etf
by sptrader
13 Apr 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Setting a color fill between plots [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: Setting a color fill between plots [SOLVED]

Yes, we need - "transparency and fill options" !!!!!
by sptrader
23 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader - unable to set interest rate to zero [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Portfolio Trader - unable to set interest rate to zero [SOLVED]

You could always input .000001 interest rate until zero becomes a possibility...
by sptrader
13 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]

TJ wrote:
sptrader wrote:Since "BI" usually means 2 , I would assume he means ...


I do not assume anything. It makes an... a** out of U and Me.



* That's only true, if the assumption is wrong.. lol
by sptrader
12 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]

Since "BI" usually means 2 , I would assume he means a dynamic 2 dimensional array...
by sptrader
05 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EMATREND
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: EMATREND

It's on both 32 bit and 64bit versions of MC that I have, BUT it's a LOCKED indicator(study) NOT a function..
by sptrader
15 Jan 2016
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: ADE, ELcollections, and GlobalVariables
Replies: 28
Views: 32419

Re: Installing ADE/Elcollections in MC

Ben: You said- Btw why you do not avoid EL wrapper functions by calling the GlobalVariable.dll directly ? This way you will be able to work with history as well ... **************************************************** "This sounds perfect but I'm not a programmer- any chance that you could give...
by sptrader
07 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latest IB TWS software Updater [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 13149

Re: Compatible IB TWS software.. [SOLVED]

I've noticed that the new TWS software automatically updates itself. I haven't checked but I presume one could go back to the previous release if necessary. I can see a potential issue where something is broken and MC won't work with it properly after an update, unless this can never happen because...
by sptrader
04 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Hotkeys for Multicharts
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: New Hotkeys for Multicharts

I was thinking of something similar, using a mouse click instead of a hotkey.
by sptrader
28 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latest IB TWS software Updater [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 13149

Re: Compatible IB TWS software.. [SOLVED]

jhall65 wrote:This did not work on my machine. The updater said "Done", but I still get the same compatibility message...

Any ideas?

****************************************************************
* Make sure that you install the proper update, 32bit or 64bit for your version of MC.
by sptrader
22 Dec 2015
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: ADE, ELcollections, and GlobalVariables
Replies: 28
Views: 32419

Re: Installing ADE/Elcollections in MC

I calculate 1 sma of several market sectors(etf's) on a 5 minute chart and I want to send (plot) that average on an ES volume chart, that I trade off of.. Very simple thing.. or should be..
by sptrader
22 Dec 2015
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: ADE, ELcollections, and GlobalVariables
Replies: 28
Views: 32419

Re: Installing ADE/Elcollections in MC

I have a question for the ADE users... I currently use GV's for sending data from time based charts to non-time based charts and it works great but they only work in RT, no historical data. Question: is there a way to make ADE send time based data to contract charts (volume charts) in RT with histor...
by sptrader
19 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: print to file in v8.8
Replies: 16
Views: 2962

Re: print to file in v8.8

Try this one:

for value1 = 0 to 10 begin
FileAppend("c:\test1.txt", NumToStr(value1,0));
end;
by sptrader
14 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latest IB TWS software Updater [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 13149

Re: Compatible IB TWS software.. [SOLVED]

I found it's best to save the older TWS versions just for this reason. I currently use TWS from August..you might be able to find it on the web. I use build 952.1a ..
by sptrader
14 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: windows 10 [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: windows 10 [SOLVED]

MC works in Win10 ..
by sptrader
07 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts freeze when connecting to TWS
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Multicharts freeze when connecting to TWS

I've noticed the "delay" to connect as well, probably not 30 seconds on my machine (maybe 15 sec though). I just connect to TWS a few minutes before the market opens..so it doesn't affect anything... I don't recall previous versions taking so long either..
by sptrader
29 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts & Windows 10 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Re: Multicharts & Windows 10 [SOLVED]

I had the same issue too, if you go back to an older version of TWS, it will connect...
I'm using build 952.1 from about August 2015 ...
by sptrader
08 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IncludeSignal keyword not supported?
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Re: IncludeSignal keyword not supported?

Need "includeSignal" keyword in PL... or is this something to be submitted through project management. What does 'includeSignal' do? The TS help only says 'This word is retained for backward compatibility.'. You can add signals to the chart with the CommandLine() keyword, although I'm not...
by sptrader
28 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problem with stop order in night session [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Problem with stop order in night session [SOLVED]

Maybe using the built-in functions (see below) would help...

sess1firstbartime
sess1endtime
by sptrader
26 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [v9.1] Bid/Ask Futures prices using IB [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 2516

Re: Bid/Ask Futures prices using IB [SOLVED]

Yes, the bid-ask "BUG" is a big one, for those of us who use "buy bid" and "sell ask" like I do...
When bid-ask freezes, your entry orders are way off...
*** A "patch" would be preferred, instead of waiting for the next release....
by sptrader
20 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 9.1 RC - needs to be repaired after crash
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Multicharts 9.1 RC - needs to be repaired after crash

You could try MC9.0 Release7 .... it seems very stable to me (never crashes).. been using it for a long time... when you load any version of MC, always disable your anti-virus software first... You have to use windows "add remove programs" to remove the current version, then install 9.0 R7...
by sptrader
19 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [v9.1] Bid/Ask Futures prices using IB [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 2516

Re: Bid/Ask Futures prices using IB [SOLVED]

Hello Henry, Yes I am comparing with IB main grid, thats how I discovered the discrepancy. I happens whether I use IQ feed or IB as data fed. As I'm writing now AAPL last price is 111.09 but Ask is showing 111.16 and Bid 111.15 in chart trader. In fact the bid ask is not moving at all. Jim ********...
by sptrader
16 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Turning off Historic Pacing violation notice [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Turning off Historic Pacing violation notice [SOLVED]

Yes, in the quote manager, under "tools", data sources", interactive brokers "settings", you can uncheck the box for "pacing alert popup" ...
by sptrader
12 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problem with GOOG symbol mapping with IB
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Problem with GOOG symbol mapping with IB

Hello, I have a problem with GOOG symbol mapping with IB since the change to the new name Alphabet. IB keeps the symbol name as GOOG but it does´t work and a message telling there isn't defintion for this asset appears. I don't know how can I fix it. Some solution? *********************************...
by sptrader
12 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: information new version MC 9.1
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: information new version MC 9.1

massimo wrote:I want to know the latest version for mc I have version 9.0 release(build 11210) the program tells me ok updated

*******************************************************************
the latest version is :
MultiCharts64 Version 9.1 Release (Build 11815)
by sptrader
12 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: possible to close open position at any time on a 5m chart?
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: possible to close open position at any time on a 5m char

Your likely options are either to use data2 or reference computerdatetime which will give you the resolution of 1 minute. There are likely other solutions but without researching these are the two that come to mind. I agree with you. Both are likely to be working. However, one lacks elegance, the o...
by sptrader
11 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: possible to close open position at any time on a 5m chart?
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: possible to close open position at any time on a 5m char

************************************************************************ * Don't worry about screen real-estate- just make the Data2 1 min bars- "hidden"... or use IOG, that should work too. (as SP suggested above) How do you make a chart "hidden" btw? I'd leave that as the last...
by sptrader
11 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: possible to close open position at any time on a 5m chart?
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: possible to close open position at any time on a 5m char

[quote="kernel"]Tony, Thanks for the input. That solution was also the first alternative that came across my mind, which should work. However, to a trader, screen is a limited resource. That being said, loading a 1m chart just as a timer is not an elegant solution to me. I'm trying to stay...
by sptrader
03 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: background color indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

Re: background color indicator [SOLVED]

We still need the transparency tools like NT and many others have..
MC is so advanced in so many ways, yet is behind with transparency tools which are so valuable for marking session changes, trends, buy-sell setups etc...
by sptrader
13 Sep 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]

JoshM: Thanks so much , I had no idea that it would take so much code to do what I thought was a simple task... I expected a 2 dim array to accept an "identifier", it would have been much simplier that way..
I'll give it a try this week in Rt, thanks again ....
by sptrader
09 Sep 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]

A simple example of a 2 dimensional array,initialized(not sure how to) and incorporating 3 or more numbers and labels would be a huge help...
I can't seem to find an example of what you described anywhere...(wiki, internet etc)
by sptrader
05 Sep 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]

If I have 10 sector percentages listed and sorted but without some kind of ID, how do I tell them apart. ? They need some kind of label ..to tell which number goes with which sector... ES, tech, financials, health..etc.
by sptrader
05 Sep 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Need to label a sorted array on screen- any ideas ? [SOLVED]

I'm not a pro programmer but I'm familiar with PL. I've never tried the more advanced tricks like this (sorting arrays etc)-. I've searched the MC wiki , internet etc, and can't find a solution.. to what should be a simple problem... I'm trying to use an array to sort the market sectors by percentag...
by sptrader
31 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How work stoploss and breakeven?
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: How work stoploss and breakeven?

The stoploss etc, must be outside of any strategy conditions...
by sptrader
19 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: volume profile left alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: volume profile left alignment

If you look at the bottom left corner of the volume profile page, you have the option of left or right.. yours must say "right" currently.. just click on it, to change to "left"...
by sptrader
31 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Will Multicharts 9 run on windows 10
Replies: 18
Views: 4786

Re: Will Multicharts 9 run on windows 10

I'm running the final release version of Win10 and the latest MC with no problems at all so far, but it's only been a couple of days .... I didn't even do a "clean install", I have 60 or so apps and didn't have the time to re-install them all, so I figured I could always do a clean install...
by sptrader
20 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Server for dom simulation
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Server for dom simulation

There is any documentation explain how configurate simulation server in Dom? I did but even say I am connected and that spot indication is green I can't find any instrument to see.I tried too demo license for server but only knowing user and pass there are other info like patch server that I don't ...
by sptrader
13 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help 6035 error ! [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Help 6035 error ! [SOLVED]

Just a follow-up, I only mapped the symbols that I used for trading, turns out that ALL symbols in the mapping area must be deleted or mapped or you get the 6035 error...even the continuous contract symbols like @ES# etc. just map them to the current contract in IB ..
by sptrader
09 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help 6035 error ! [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Help 6035 error ! [SOLVED]

Hello sptrader, 6035 error means there is something wrong with the Chart Symbol. We have not faced such errors after the update on our end. Please send us the logs for this occurrence and export of the symbol mapping to support@muticharts.com for analysis. ******************************************...
by sptrader
08 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help 6035 error ! [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Help 6035 error ! [SOLVED]

I'm testing the new 9.1 beta and since 9.0, I have been getting a 6035 error- I think it has to do with a change in symbol mapping since 9.0, but mapping looks OK to me... I can still trade through IB even with the errors are showing up but I'd much prefer to eliminate them when trading in a real ac...
by sptrader
22 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]

I have the exact same problem for MC 9 under Windows 8. It does not work optimization. Can I get a decision .dll. Thank you. * ******************************************* I think the problem with mine was that a .dll wasn't registered during the installation .. Contact online support, they can chec...
by sptrader
17 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]

MC support solved the problem, it was a. .dll. Issue .
Great job Alex and staff... !
by sptrader
15 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]

Hello sptrader, If "Format Objects" window becomes inactive when you select optimization method and click OK then most likely the optimization window opens outside of your screens. Here is how to bring it back to your screen: Use ALT + TAB to switch to MultiCharts; Press ALT + SPACE to br...
by sptrader
14 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Workspaces DISAPPEARED during update to 9.0.11210.400.
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Re: Workspaces DISAPPEARED during update to 9.0.11210.400.

Maybe unhide all of your files & folders , then do a search for .wsp files, not sure if a search can find them when hidden. For those that don't know- to show hiden files and folders in Win7- hit "start button", type "folder options", select "View" and check "s...
by sptrader
13 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]

I suspect that I've narrowed down the problem.. The optimizer works properly on my laptop.. The ONLY thing that I think could have an effect on the optimizer window not opening, could be my video card-software in my desktop. I'm running 3 Dell 24" monitors in portrait mode with an AMD FirePro 2...
by sptrader
13 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]

Yes, TJ, it's a very simple strategy with input parameters, I was just using it to fine tune an entry... even something this simple (see code below) won't work.. as soon as I select an optimization method and hit OK, nothing happens, no input optimization window appears. I've been using MC for 10 ye...
by sptrader
12 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Help ! Optimizer not working [SOLVED]

Maybe it's just me but I can't get my optimizer to work, I haven't tried it since Ver 8 of MC, I think, but when I tried it today on both 32 bit and 64 bit, I get nothing.. I right click on the chart, select format signal, signal, optimize, genetic (or exhaustive) and hit OK, then nothing comes up, ...
by sptrader
01 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Will Multicharts 9 run on windows 10
Replies: 18
Views: 4786

Re: Will Multicharts 9 run on windows 10

I believe the final release date for Windows 10 is July 29th....a free upgrade from Windows 7...
by sptrader
25 May 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB TWS historical data request pacing violation
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: IB TWS historical data request pacing violation

I used to "get around" the IB pacing violation, by simply logging off then on again the TWS app.. you may have to do it many times to get all of the data that you need... Still very much a pain.. that's why I switched to IQfeed, it eliminates data problems...(just a satisfied customer- not...
by sptrader
25 May 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: to display SMA computed from hidden chart to subchart1 [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: to display SMA computed from hidden chart to subchart1 [SOLVED]

I think the 1 min data stream needs to be data1 ..(smallest time frame = data1.)
5min = data2.
by sptrader
08 May 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: help ! Last Bar Time of a Session needed
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: help ! Last Bar Time of a Session needed

Thanks, Sounds perfect, I'll give it a try !
by sptrader
08 May 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: help ! Last Bar Time of a Session needed
Replies: 2
Views: 660

help ! Last Bar Time of a Session needed

Is there a function that returns the "time" of the last bar of a session ? I ran into an unusual situation where my session is 1730 to 2355 and my study expects 2355 to be the last bar in that session (before plotting) but no data came in during that last 5 minute interval, thus my study d...
by sptrader
14 Mar 2015
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: VWAP (Monthly, Weekly, Daily)
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

Re: VWAP (Monthly, Weekly, Daily)

TJ: I have the same problem with "cad" .... using MultiCharts Version 9.0 Release (Build 10172) Cad isn't listed as one of my functions, so I'm guessing that it might be a built-in function... If I replace "cad" with "xyz" it compiles.. haven't tried plotting the study ...
by sptrader
20 Feb 2015
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: % Percentage Chart (indicator)
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: % Percentage Chart (indicator)

Thanks Arnie for taking the time to help and Kudos to Yves for sharing !!! Works great...
by sptrader
20 Feb 2015
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: % Percentage Chart (indicator)
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: % Percentage Chart (indicator)

Could someone please post the "corrected" working code with the functions removed (text format is fine), I guess I'm the only one that can't get it to work...I tried to edit out the functions without luck... I'm not a programmer and I just get a blank screen when applying "my version&...
by sptrader
17 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 26585

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

The file name says R6 but when you run the program the title says R5 ...
by sptrader
31 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts taking long time to load application? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Multicharts taking long time to load application? [SOLVED]

Mine loads fast too (MC 64bit on Win7 with i7)...
Maybe you have a workspace that is slowing it down, try opening MC without any workspaces and see if it's still slow... then add them back in, one at a time, to find the problem workspace..
Anti-virus software may be slowing it down too.
by sptrader
23 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Supertrend [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 2965

Re: Supertrend [SOLVED]

Coloring the background with transparent colors (filing in colors between averages etc), is a feature that is needed in MC. It has been suggested many times..Coloring the background different colors for each session,for example, is a great use for this feature... NT and others have had this feature ...
by sptrader
24 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Antivirus recomendat
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Antivirus recomendat

"Avast" works great with MC and will not show any noticable resource drain. (it's Free too).
by sptrader
10 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: barstatus in precision testing
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: barstatus in precision testing

Before I upgrade from 8.8 to 9, I would like to know if I need to re-compile everything, or it's simply a download and install? ****************************************************************** During the install process all studies are automatically compiled. (unless you choose not to).. Very pai...
by sptrader
25 Nov 2014
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Re-Plotting High of the Day
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Erasing existing plot lines

JoshM: Yes, that is EXACTLY what I meant, thanks so much for the very "elegant" solution !!
You saved me many hours of trial and error, figuring that out..
by sptrader
24 Nov 2014
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Re-Plotting High of the Day
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Erasing existing plot lines

Yes, TJ, a straight line..
Basically, I'm trying to capture the "developing" high and low of a session, then, when the session is over and the high and low has been determined.. erase the developing high and low ...and replace it with the final high and low of the session.
Thanks TJ ..
by sptrader
24 Nov 2014
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Re-Plotting High of the Day
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re-Plotting High of the Day

Not being a programmer, I came across a situation that I can't figure out.. I have a study that plots from the times 0100 to 0700, AFTER 0700, I want to remove the old study and replace it with a new one... How can I turn the "status off " of a study or erase its previous plot completely ?...
by sptrader
13 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to maximize trades daily
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: How to maximize trades daily

In easylanguage there is a function called "TradesToday" ...MC should have something equivalent...
If you can get access to it, just write something like:


Code: Select all

 If TradesToday <= 5 {trade limit}  then begin
     enter buy logic here
     enter sell logic here
end;
by sptrader
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EMATREND indicator
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: EMATREND indicator

Hello maxmax68, We don't have a study/strategy called "EMATREND" as prebuilt code in MC. May i know where excatly you read about that? *************************************************************************** Quote from MC9 release 2 .... notes about changes .. "Scripts/Calculation...
by sptrader
30 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Noob Questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2010

Re: Noob Questions...

Thanks. I'll get back on that. Another question - how can I simulate chart trading with my demo MC version, without sending live orders to IB TWS, from which I receive data? I want to experiment and trial the trade-from-chart and ATS capabilities without placing live orders? But using live data? Th...
by sptrader
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 11812

Re: Memory leak

"A continuosly running LOAD app" is a great idea..(thanks MichaelS for the suggestion).. Sometimes I'll have a coding mistake that causes MC to slow to a crawl and it's a huge pain to figure out where the problem is, when you have 15 charts and a dozen studies on each... Being able to narr...
by sptrader
16 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Indicator scaling question
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Indicator scaling question

Maybe try only plotting when indicator is >0 or some other initial value...the range is just too wide..(as Andrew stated)
by sptrader
20 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how annoying can this be
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: how annoying can this be

arnie wrote:I just hope they fix/improve this.


*************************************************************
I've been doing your other option- " go to its properties and set the end date and time manually"... it works, but like you said, annoying and shouldn't be necessary..
by sptrader
17 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language problem
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Power Language problem

Try this: vars:rsidelta(0),rsisma(0); rsidelta = MOMENTUM(RSI(CLOSE,14),9); //Then a smoothed short period RSI is created: rsisma = average(RSI(CLOSE,3),3); //The indicator code will then be: Plot1(rsidelta+rsisma,"Plot1"); Plot2(average((plot1),13),"Plot2"); Plot3(average((plot1...
by sptrader
05 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2
Replies: 66
Views: 8364

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2

SP wrote:Could we upgrade the IQFeed client to version 5.1.1.3 (July 25th, 2014) or are there any similar issues like with Java 60/65 and IB ?

***********************************************************
I did the IQfeed update today, I haven't noticed any problems yet..
by sptrader
04 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trader Exit Strategy?
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Chart Trader Exit Strategy?

Yes, it is possible, you'll have to search here to find it.
(I don't have the code example handy)..
by sptrader
21 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: problem iqfeed
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: problem iqfeed

shivax wrote:same error....

****************************************
* Try updating to the latest version of IQfeed 5.1.1.0 ( I think)..
by sptrader
11 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Indicator Alert Notification [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Indicator Alert Notification [SOLVED]

Hi sptrader, Thanks for your reply. I think I could see alter then price reached target price. May I see email notification? Charles ************************************************************************ *When you go to your study and select "format" , you will see "alerts" so...
by sptrader
11 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Indicator Alert Notification [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Indicator Alert Notification [SOLVED]

You could try something like this example (from TJ, I think) ...(I haven't tested it).

Code: Select all

if value3 > "your price" then begin

alert( " Value3 Price Exceeded " + text(barinterval:0:0) + " Chart");

end;

by sptrader
17 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: charging times [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: charging times [SOLVED]

I've used IQfeed for a few years now and it is VERY fast and accurate with MC, something must be setup wrong...shouldn't take more than 30 sec to load anything..
by sptrader
12 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: $ stop
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: $ stop

A possible alternative would be to enter your position manually and let an automated exit take control (after entry), with your stop and profit targets automated..
You'll have to search for it in the forum, but I've seen code examples posted...(by MC support)..
by sptrader
11 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: $ stop
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: $ stop

Jimmyrakete wrote:Where can I find so a $ stop a stop loss with a fixed size



Something like this maybe--

Code: Select all

setstoploss(300);
setprofittarget(600);
by sptrader
09 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 1
Replies: 80
Views: 8793

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 1

Due to problems plotting indicators and failure to connect to chart trading with Ib for v9 I need to go back to 8.8. Would this just be a case of re-installing 8.8 ********************************************************************* * You need to run V9 beta1 again and during the install process, ...
by sptrader
05 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Compile error line 0, column 0 [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Compile error line 0, column 0 [SOLVED]

Try this: I think you need brackets to reference past values of C .

Code: Select all

if Close > close[20] then
begin
SetPlotColor(1, Green);
end;
by sptrader
05 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 9.0 Beta 1 Release Tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Re: MultiCharts 9.0 Beta 1 Release Tonight

I just installed 9 beta 1 and during installation, an extensive list of updates is included... maybe you can copy and paste them into a doc file, until the MC team can get it posted...
by sptrader
31 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 11812

Re: Memory leak

Maybe the workspace was corupted ... Try creating a new one.. I always make backups of my regular Workspaces...(under a new name) ...
I've had corrupted workspaces act very strangely...(while looking normal)..
by sptrader
30 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio testing instruments on different exchanges
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Portfolio testing instruments on different exchanges

Dear Sir, Just to be clear on what you are suggesting. Are you suggesting, i first create custom session times in quote manager, and have these match the exchange times, but call them local times? And then in portfolio manager choose local time? How will that resolve the time difference problems, w...
by sptrader
29 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio testing instruments on different exchanges
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Portfolio testing instruments on different exchanges

You can create your own custom session times in the "Quote Manager", go to "tools" ,
"session templates" and design whatever sessions you need, in the time zone you desire....
by sptrader
27 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts64 and Forex
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Multicharts64 and Forex

Interactive Brokers is one that I've used, tight spreads too..
MC64 works well with IB..
by sptrader
25 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create a special session template?
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: how to create a special session template?

What I do to separate the sessions, is to "paint" them separate colors- similar to the attached chart..
Do a search for "paint the town red" ....if interested in the free code to get you started..
by sptrader
10 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PROBLEM WITH IQFEED [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: PROBLEM WITH IQFEED [SOLVED]

Be sure to use the latest "client" for IQfeed and an up to date version of Java..
I've been using IQfeed for years and it is very fast and reliable with MC.
by sptrader
07 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need Comment - Latest IB TWS (9443) with MC 8.8
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Need Comment - Latest IB TWS (9443) with MC 8.8

Spaceant wrote:Hi sptrader,

Do you mean Build 9369 or 9443?

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I am running 936.9 (I didn't notice the newer version).
I think most autotraders use the IB "Gateway"..
by sptrader
06 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need Comment - Latest IB TWS (9443) with MC 8.8
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Need Comment - Latest IB TWS (9443) with MC 8.8

I've been running the latest TWS with the current version of MC for a couple of weeks, with no trouble.. (not autotrading though)...
I'd suggest autotrade with TWS "Sim" to verify that everything works as expected...
by sptrader
04 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC9
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: MC9

Henry, What should we expect from this version? Is the new characteristics of this version is published? Martin ******************************************************** Yes, it's explained in the "project management" section of the "support" tab, at the top of this page.. takes ...
by sptrader
01 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What anti virus and firewall with MC64 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: What anti virus and firewall with MC64 ?

It seem to have issue with MC 8.8 and bitdefender , can you share your choice ? Thanks *************************************************************** I use "Avast" - free version, it's so good that you'll never know it's there, until you get an alert... or update notice... I use "Ad...
by sptrader
31 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Expert Commentary formatting [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Expert Commentary formatting [SOLVED]

I tried the code below but it says- "function unknown" (commentaryc1) . and won't verify- what am I missing ? (using the current version of MC64).. As I read it in the screenshot, it seems to be CommentarycL (the L from "Lima"). **************************************************...
by sptrader
31 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Expert Commentary formatting [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Expert Commentary formatting [SOLVED]

I tried the code below but it says- "function unknown" (commentaryc1) . and won't verify- what am I missing ? (using the current version of MC64).. Plot1(c); #BEGINCMTRY commentaryc1("hello World"); commentaryc1("second string"); commentaryc1("close = ",C:5:5)...
by sptrader
21 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Percentage Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Percentage Charts

Unlike TS, MC does NOT offer percent change charts. I think it's a big void in an otherwise great product..
Go ahead and suggest it, I'll definately vote for it..
I've mentioned it for years but never got around to submitting it as a feature.. I've been busy with other projects.
by sptrader
19 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Consensus on data provider?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Consensus on data provider?

DTN IQfeed works great with MC and is reasonably priced- excellent data quality too.
by sptrader
03 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: three point trend channel tool
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: three point trend channel tool

N#$jatrader has a great tool: The three point trend channel. It is similar to the trend channel tool in MC except you draw three points and the corresponding parrallel trendline is automatically placed based on the third point. This is very hard to describe in words, but that trend channel is an ex...
by sptrader
15 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 21284

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

I'd just remove the current version that you are using (using the current version install program, it has an option to remove it), then try to install the current release version...
by sptrader
09 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Does Windows 8.1 64 bit work well?
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Does Windows 8.1 64 bit work well?

I agree, Windows 7 64 bit is the best way to go..
by sptrader
31 Jan 2014
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: two data series, two time templates
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: two data series, two time templates

Maybe something like this : it plots the previous days ETH highs and lows(data2) on the current RTH data1 chart...(if that's what you want)..might need some tweaking.. Vars:hi(0,data2),Lo(0,data2); hi = highD(1) of data2;// eth high Lo = LowD(1) of data2;//eth Low plot1(hi,"Eth Hi"); plot2...
by sptrader
14 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bollinger Bandwith indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Bollinger Bandwith indicator

I downloaded the indicator from TS. I am getting errors when compiling. Would anyone know how to fix it? Thank you ************************************************************** I think you're missing the " BollingerBandwidth" function.. if you can add that, it should compile OK. (you'll ...
by sptrader
08 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Where is my toolbar???
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Where is my toolbar???

That reminds me of a suggestion- can we have an "Undo" button to go back, if a button is accidentlly pressed ?? ( as in the case mentioned in the previous post)..
by sptrader
30 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exit at the open [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Exit at the open [SOLVED]

SUPER wrote:Try this

Code: Select all


if (MarketPosition > 1) and (BarsSinceEntry >=1) and (Open > AvgEntryPrice) then sell next bar at Market;


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Shouldn't it be " if (MarketPosition = 1) "
by sptrader
27 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 21284

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE- Need GC help

I'm running the current release version of MC and I just added gold to my charts (GC) and the problem I have is that I can't get Limit or stop orders to work with Gold using chart trader..I CAN however buy or sell at market with chart trader...I CAN enter limit and stop orders in IB..(GCG4).. I don'...
by sptrader
26 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Study is missing Data -1. Please set up your chart data.
Replies: 15
Views: 3505

Re: Study is missing Data -1. Please set up your chart data.

If you post the study code, maybe we can spot the problem.
by sptrader
26 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts execution performance
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: MultiCharts execution performance

Did you have IOG (intrabarordergeneration) turned on in your code ?
by sptrader
24 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year everyone !
A special thanks to the hard working MC team that will help make 2014 the best ever...
by sptrader
17 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Price Bars and Cumulative Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Renko Price Bars and Cumulative Delta

It may not be perfect but I've tried cum delta with renko.. see attached.
I think some here have created cum delta indicators as well...
by sptrader
12 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Canceling a chart alert: A new request
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Canceling a chart alert: A new request

Maybe "right click" to cancel it and "left click" to go to the chart..
Or some macro like "shift", "left click" to cancel it..
I'd still like the option of going to the chart..
Being able to cancel an alert is a great idea..
by sptrader
12 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cloning Indicator/Signal
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Cloning Indicator/Signal

Another easy way is to open the code in the powereditor and just go to "file", "save as" and give it a new name...
by sptrader
07 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: channel/transparency emulation
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: channel/transparency emulation

Great tips ! I've been doing the same thing, but we still need the "Transparency tools"... that the other major packages have.
Why not MC ???
They are great for coloring trends, session times, channels etc..
They really help those of us that are "Visual"..
by sptrader
25 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Delete Data of a symbol [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Delete Data of a symbol [SOLVED]

When I get bad data (corrupt database) , I go to quote manager- clear cache, then delete data and sometimes even delete the symbol, then re-create the symbol and reload data... Once you have a good database, it's wise to make a backup folder of data, so you can just replace the old data, if it ever ...
by sptrader
21 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: autotrading sim price error/lockup
Replies: 28
Views: 3257

Re: autotrading sim price error/lockup

If you can post the code, I'll try it and see what happens..
5gb ram is the max I ever see on my i7 pc ...Win 7, 16gb ram..
by sptrader
18 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE

I installed the "fix" but the volume is still lower on IQfeed - (but improved).. Please make sure "skip identical ticks" is disabled on both charts for Volume indicator in Format->Study->Properties. Also in QuoteManager->Tools->DataSources->IB->Settings->“Generate new tick if to...
by sptrader
15 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE

I'll try those changes over the weekend- Thanks
by sptrader
14 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE

I installed the "fix" but the volume is still lower on IQfeed - (but improved)..
by sptrader
14 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE

I just installed ver 8.8 rc and immediately noticed that new incoming volume with IQfeed is about 20x lower than from IB !! See chart attached...I think backfill is ok but new RT volume is reading very low ... This did NOT happen with ver 8.7 .. Did something change with volume in Ver 8.8 rc ???? I ...
by sptrader
08 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request - Stack volume profile
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Feature request - Stack volume profile

If they were "transparent" you could stack them as well and use less chart space...
We need "transparent" shading..
by sptrader
08 Nov 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Array vs Counter speed
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Array vs Counter speed

It probably doesn't matter much due to the small size but I was wondering if there is a resource and speed preference, between a counter and an array that both store and sum intra-day data over a 20 day period ? (for calculating ADR etc)
by sptrader
05 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to detect a flat moving average
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: how to detect a flat moving average

Hi Sptrader this is exactly what i want to do ... but i don't know how to do this! I would to compare the angle of a horizontal line with the angle of the 100 per MA (example linear regression) over a given length and if the deviation is less than a given percentage(say 5%-10%), then the 100 per MA...
by sptrader
04 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to detect a flat moving average
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: how to detect a flat moving average

Maybe compare the angle of a horizontal line with the angle of the 100 per MA over a given length and if the deviation is less than a given percentage(say 5%-10%), then the 100 per MA would be considered to be flat.
by sptrader
26 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dom "Stuck" on old contract (it was weekend) [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Dom "Stuck" on old contract [SOLVED]

I went through the steps but because it's a weekend , I don't think IB is sending Fridays EOD Dom info, so I'll know for sure on Monday- (still says "waiting for data").. The Acct and Symbol ARE available now in the Dom, so it "looks" OK, but I'll confirm on Monday, if data shows...
by sptrader
25 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dom "Stuck" on old contract (it was weekend) [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Dom "Stuck" on old contract (it was weekend) [SOLVED]

I haven't used the Dom since CL rolled over to the Dec contract and when I open the Dom it's set on CLX3, I need to change it to CLZ3, but I have no access to changing it, as it keeps trying to load data endlessly on an expired contract from IB... see attached.. How do I change contracts in the DOM ...
by sptrader
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: broken workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: broken workspace [SOLVED]

I always keep my workspaces (and studies) backed up in a convienient folder. On rare occasions, I've had corrupted workspaces too.. it makes it very easy to replace bad ones, when they are backed up..
by sptrader
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: GDI Error 9500 objects [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 622

GDI Error 9500 objects [SOLVED]

Does this refer only to drawing objects (trendlines etc) or does it refer to a study (macd etc) ??
Does volume profile count ?
Is there a work around ? (besides deleting charts ? )


Version 8.7 Release (Build 7634)
MC 64bit, 17 workspaces open with 4 windows each..
Win 7 quad core 16gb ram
by sptrader
14 Oct 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Reset Study value each day-need help
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Reset Study value each day-need help

I assume the 1st actual calculation would begin on bar # 10 ... since it's C-ave(c,10)..
So would I have to collect the bar data using an array ? or just a variable ?
by sptrader
14 Oct 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Reset Study value each day-need help
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Reset Study value each day-need help

Is there an "easy" way to reset a study value to zero, so the study values are new on each day ? For example I'd like this simple momentum study to begin at zero at the beginning of each day..(rather than carry over values from the previous day)...(I understand it will take 10 + bars to be...
by sptrader
08 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vote for Transparent colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: what is the RGB value of transparent colour?

I voted for it.. it would be a great addition to MC...
by sptrader
08 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vote for Transparent colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: what is the RGB value of transparent colour?

Aren't the volume profile bars transparent ? They appear that way... Transparent colors would be a huge help for those of us that are visual traders..many other platforms already have them... They are very useful for coloring the trend or sessions etc, in the background... Being able to "fill&q...
by sptrader
03 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 BETA 1
Replies: 45
Views: 6822

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 BETA 1

Today(10/3) at 3:30pm est, I received the following message from MC. "Dear MultiCharts Customer, Since the moment the latest MultiCharts 8.8 beta 1 there had been reported couple of minor issues and we reassembled the beta 1 in order to allow all customer get a more stable beta version. Please ...
by sptrader
03 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Simple Trading Strategies [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Simple Trading Strategies [SOLVED]

I am new to multicharts and am still learning many of the basic functions. I would be very grateful if someone could provide me a simple trading system that I could depict and learn from. Thank you **************************************************************** There are many built-in systems that...
by sptrader
28 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Registry cleanup software safe for use with MC.
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Registry cleanup software safe for use with MC.

I use "advanced system care 6" , there is a free version as well as a more advanced... I just use the free version, it does several automatic cleanings of your system, including the registry... I've used it for years without problems...
by sptrader
23 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Setexitonclose Inconsistent Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Setexitonclose Inconsistent Behaviour

Maybe you could post an example of code, that behaves in a similar incorrect way..instead of your proprietary code...
by sptrader
21 Sep 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Pivot High Pivot Low Strategy Signal?
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Pivot High Pivot Low Strategy Signal?

I think pivotextension LE and SE are what you want.. The signals operate independant of the indicators..
Remember you don't have a "Pivot" signal, until the pivot is confirmed..(a few bars after the actual pivot)..
by sptrader
19 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Review Trades on Charts After Backtest
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Review Trades on Charts After Backtest

I'm not exactly sure that I understand what you want, but if you just want to show the trades and optimized values that you like, in the optimization list, 'double click" on the line that gave the optimization results you like and hit "save", to put those values into your system.. The...
by sptrader
17 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vote - Quick Order Entry Customizable Icons
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: Advice - Quick order entry for Chart Traders

Here is the location for suggesting new features...

https://www.multicharts.com/pm/
by sptrader
17 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vote - Quick Order Entry Customizable Icons
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: Advice - Quick order entry for Chart Traders

Thank you sptrader. I want to quickly enter an order, not trade management after trade entry. For instance, if I see a strong bull bar, I want to enter a stop order 1 tick above the high of this signal bar, how do you recommend to enter quickly without missing the trade? Thanks. *******************...
by sptrader
16 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vote - Quick Order Entry Customizable Icons
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: Advice - Quick order entry for Chart Traders

After you manually enter a trade , have you tried the "Bracket Orders" Icon to set the profit target and stop ? You can have it automatically attach to an order, when you enter the market.
Right click on the bracket orders icon and edit the settings... I use it often.. works great.
by sptrader
14 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Questions on Global Variables
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: Questions on Global Variables

Thanks, TJ and JB both for the latency info! For real-time execution I run only one very simple indicator and the master signal on one chart, with only the slave signal on the other chart. I'm sure C#, C++, or VB code could be much faster, but from what I've seen I can live with the execution throu...
by sptrader
09 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit orders chart trading
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Limit orders chart trading

janus wrote:greenroomhoo, are you using the latest version of IB's TWS client? If not then upgrade to the latest and see if it helps.

*************************************************************
Also the current TWS API...
by sptrader
08 Sep 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars

TJ wrote:ps. my logic actually gives you the tick before 0900.


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I changed it to <= 0900 and it's very close... If I have a 9:00am tick bar, it's perfect, without a 9am bar, it's very close.. .

Thanks again TJ..
by sptrader
08 Sep 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars

I think I have it with this slight change--

Plot it as "point" style .... I was ploting as a line before, can't believe I did that..

Thanks TJ !!
by sptrader
08 Sep 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars

TJ- That's a huge improvement but how do I erase everything before the "captured" 9am price ?? - see chart attached...
(I'm trying to create an opening range indicator fo tick bars)..
by sptrader
08 Sep 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Need price at a specific time- using tick bars
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Need price at a specific time- using tick bars

The subject line says it all, I'm looking to capture the price at a specific time (say 9am) on CL using 800 tick bars... sometimes I get a bar that closes at 8:58 and the next bar closes at 9:02.. BUT there is a price at 9am, how can I capture it ? I know a GV from a minute chart would work but I'm ...
by sptrader
06 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit orders chart trading
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Limit orders chart trading

There has to be something wrong, as I use chart trader with IqFeed tied to IB, almost everyday and it works fine..
by sptrader
06 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit orders chart trading
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Limit orders chart trading

testing out chart trading through IB IQ feed for data IB sym account open and connected. Trading a daily chart. Green light on broker connection on trading panel I am trying to enter a simple buy limit order below most recent price. I drag the "LMT" icon onto the chart. The confirming dia...
by sptrader
05 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634
Replies: 67
Views: 11053

Re: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634

On the subject of the latest release conflicting with anti-virus programs, I faced the attached two errors. In order to get going, I had to deactivate the anti-virus. Never faced such issue before. I am using Avast and IQfeed. I will see if the issue persist after reboot. Thierry ******************...
by sptrader
02 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IQFeed - Unused symbols are not released
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: Bug with IQFeed - Unused symbols are not released

IQFeed 5.1.0.4. is the latest version , but I don't know if it will make a difference... I use IQfeed as well but I don't use more han 100 symbols, so it doesn't affect me, if the symbols aren't "released"... I didn't know that they were supposed to be...released..when a chart was closed.....
by sptrader
30 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts Chart not updating [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 3909

Re: MultiCharts Chart not updating [SOLVED]

IQfeed released a new Client today, in case that had anything to do with the update problem..
(IQ client 5.1.0.4)
by sptrader
27 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634
Replies: 67
Views: 11053

Re: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634

Does anyone using IQFeed (5.1.0.3) and MC build 7634 is losing connection from time to time? Almost every day now, MC charts just stop updating although the status line show the last price traded updating. Today for example, my charts stopped updating 2 hours prior the cash close while the status l...
by sptrader
24 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634
Replies: 67
Views: 11053

Re: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634

I use "Avast" antiVirus and it has no problem with the latest MC build...
by sptrader
20 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text to speak dll
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Text to speak dll

I think you can record your own .wav file (using free online or windows software) and you can record any sound that you want..

PlaySound("C:\mysound.wav");
by sptrader
18 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic stop
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Dynamic stop

TJ posted this in another section but it may help you also. Order Types : https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=strategy+orders&go=Go https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Order_Types You can do searches there for specific order...
by sptrader
15 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New feature request - transparency
Replies: 21
Views: 2913

Re: New feature request - transparency

Along with "Transparency" the ability to "Fill in transparently" the space between moving averages for example, is also very valuable for those of us who are Visual...
by sptrader
15 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intra-Bar Order Generation [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Intra-Bar Order Generation [SOLVED]

IOG Question (since we're on the topic)..
Can IOG on and off be used more than once in a signal ?
Such as, IOG OFF for signal entry and IOG ON for stoploss ? or do they have to be two separate signals ?
by sptrader
14 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data provider with continuous contracts [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Data provider with continuous contracts [SOLVED]

IQfeed does, I really like it.
I think Esignal and several others do too... If you are looking for a "Free" one, I can't help you with that ...
by sptrader
14 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: indicator wrong scaled?
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: indicator wrong scaled?

mine matches exactly. There has to be a scaling issue..
white line is instrument, red line (inside white line) is your study..
I'm trying it real-time, so study has "update every tick" set and "scaled to instrument".
by sptrader
12 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to calculate margin? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2171

Re: How to calculate margin? [SOLVED]

I've tried to understand but failed. Can someone please explain how to calculate the margin on the IB Account. I use CL (crude oil) futures and would like to have a funtion that counts the maximum number of futures. ******************************************************************** IB's margin re...
by sptrader
12 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New feature request - transparency
Replies: 21
Views: 2913

Re: New feature request - transparency

I thought this thread was about " New feature request - transparency " ?

You should start an HFT thread , it's an interesting topic but should have its own place..
by sptrader
12 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data Request Pacing violation
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Data Request Pacing violation

The "data request pacing violation" , means that you requested too many quotes at one time.. it's an IB limitation. To fix it , you have to shut-down TWS and re-start it, then it can request more quotes... Sometimes you have to repeat that procedure many times to get all of the data..a rea...
by sptrader
10 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: moving ave on an indicator ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: moving ave on an indicator ?

I think he wants the average as a crossover of an existing study...
Something like

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rsx = rsi(c,10);
rsxave = average(rsx,10);
plot1(rsx,"rsx");
plot2(rsxave,"rsx crossover");

by sptrader
07 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving Trendlines [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

Re: Moving Trendlines [SOLVED]

Before starting shouting I have to ask I missed something in the past in any developments about "moving trendlines". I can remember I already complained about that earlier last year. Can't remember which version it was. Not with Version 8.7 (7570) 32bit & 64bit I see that there is sti...
by sptrader
05 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strange BUG between IB and MC
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Strange BUG between IB and MC

Very usefull, thank you very much ! You solved me a big problem :) No Erocla @arjfca yeah but this is a big problem on automated trading, i can t monitoring my ts h24 :) ************************************************************* Then don't use IB as a data feed, iqfeed or esignal are far more re...
by sptrader
04 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New feature request - transparency
Replies: 21
Views: 2913

Re: New feature request - transparency

Yes Arnie, that's a great idea, so great in fact that I've sugested that as well but couldn't get the new feature request to work when I tried either.... we really need this feature.. it's great for marking session breaks , trends etc .. Transparent colors are used by TOS, NT and many other platform...
by sptrader
03 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: entriestoday always returns zero
Replies: 9
Views: 3941

Re: entriestoday always returns zero

I've always used the function "TradesToday(date)"... I don't know if they are identical or not..but it works..
by sptrader
30 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Overlay Price-Scale/Chart Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Overlay Price-Scale/Chart Setup

We need a percent change chart like TS has, it's a great feature with no studies required...no limit to the number of charts that can be overlayed...and displays the relative strength of each..
by sptrader
28 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Fix Chart-Shift In Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Fix Chart-Shift In Charts

If you "click" on the % , it changes to a fixed distance from the right..(% or fixed distance is your choice)
by sptrader
26 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 8.7 Barstatus always -1
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Re: MC 8.7 Barstatus always -1

radekj wrote:xMuchios gracias !

Can you take something different for second data as for first data please ?

*************************************************************
Here is ES and CL

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by sptrader
26 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 8.7 Barstatus always -1
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Re: MC 8.7 Barstatus always -1

Can somebody else reproduce it? *************************************************** Using the current version of MC 8.7 7472 x64 and Iqfeed with (2) @esu13 contracts set to 1 tick each, barstatus always = 2... I made a study , so I could monitor the status on the chart attached.. indicator properti...
by sptrader
18 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Arrow Style seem not OK
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Arrow Style seem not OK

This version works for me.. (thought I'd give TJ a rest)..

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Value1 = arw_new_s(Date,Time_s, High+.0004,true);// true = down arrow, false = up arrow
Value2 = arw_setcolor(value1, Blue);
Value3 = arw_setStyle(value1, 0);
by sptrader
18 Jul 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Multicharts Strategies
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Multicharts Strategies

where can I find it? *************************************** The built-in studies(indicators-signals-functions) are in the "power editor"- the power editor icon is on your desktop(labeled Fx), just double-click on it... To see the studies, click on the folder icon in the power editor...th...
by sptrader
16 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TrendLines Automatic Modified To Incorporate 3 Points
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Re: TrendLines Automatic Modified To Incorporate 3 Points

Here is an automatic trendline study- not sure where it came from but it's a start anyway..maybe you could modify it to do what you want..
by sptrader
16 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE [updated]
Replies: 101
Views: 15148

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE

I use IQfeed and the SAME thing happened to me yesterday when I tried to use 7432.. No indices would plot (IINA.Z, IIND.Z, IINU.Z etc) I had to go back to the previous MC 8.7 release to make it work with Iqfeed indices... Definitely seems to be a BUG.. **********************************************...
by sptrader
16 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE [updated]
Replies: 101
Views: 15148

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE

I use IQfeed and the SAME thing happened to me yesterday when I tried to use 7432.. No indices would plot (IINA.Z, IIND.Z, IINU.Z etc)
I had to go back to the previous MC 8.7 release to make it work with Iqfeed indices...
Definitely seems to be a BUG..
by sptrader
09 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE [updated]
Replies: 101
Views: 15148

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE

I think there should be an option for the 3rd party add-on. They should to be added ONLY if the users need them. That would be great, too. ******************************************************************** ** I agree, I made the suggestion of an "Optional" third party software install, ...
by sptrader
08 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE [updated]
Replies: 101
Views: 15148

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE

Using DTNIQ symbols from NYSE and NASDAQ don't plot, back fill works and status line updates with each tick but the charts don't update. Futures plot fine. ******************************************************************* I just noticed the same thing- AAPL chart attached,you can see no chart upd...
by sptrader
02 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cost Effective Dual Wan Router + VNC
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: Cost Effective Dual Wan Router + VNC

Just noticed that you wanted "wireless" , I wouldn't trade with a wireless but if you could run ethernet cable- the one below is great..(or plug in a cheap wireless router into an open port).. Have you looked at the Linksys (Cisco) RV042 ? I think it can do what you want... search ebay for...
by sptrader
27 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Project Management web pages: Slow Slow Slow... Is it me?
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Re: Project Management web pages: Slow Slow Slow... Is it me

"login is separate (WHY???!) ""

I agree- why not use the forum login and PW ? If we enter PM from the forum, we should be automatically logged in to PM...
by sptrader
26 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trendline Strategy not compiling [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

Re: Trendline Strategy not compiling [SOLVED]

It's not the word "shares" it's the order sequence- I just re-arranged the sequence and it compiles...this part does anyway) if currentbar = 1 and CreateTestEntry then begin if SharesLongShort >= 1 then Buy SharesLongShort shares next bar at Market; if SharesLongShort <= -1 then SellShort ...
by sptrader
20 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bid Ask Spread stats not compiling
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Bid Ask Spread stats not compiling

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AvgCF = (ProfitCF + LossCF) * .5;


"Profitcf" and "Losscf" seem to be the only things stopping it from compiling...
by sptrader
19 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bid Ask Spread stats not compiling
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Bid Ask Spread stats not compiling

//FX_HistMean Inputs: Run1_Roll2(Numericsimple), BAMinutes(Numericsimple), oMax(numericref), oMin(numericref); vars: intrabarpersist PriceBA(0), intrabarpersist TicksBA(0), intrabarpersist TimerBA(0),intrabarpersist _BidAskStats(0), intrabarpersist MaxBA(0), intrabarpersist MinBA(0), intrabarpersis...
by sptrader
19 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: @TFS# IQ Feed [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Re: @TFS# IQ Feed [SOLVED]

You have to go into the Quotemanager and double click on the symbol and go to, "settings".. "big point value"..
by sptrader
18 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bid Ask Spread stats not compiling
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Bid Ask Spread stats not compiling

I made this change and function compiles... I hope it helps.. vars: intrabarpersist PriceBA(0), intrabarpersist TicksBA(0), intrabarpersist TimerBA(0){, intrabarpersist HistMeanBA(0)},intrabarpersist _BidAskStats(0), intrabarpersist MaxBA(0), intrabarpersist MinBA(0), intrabarpersist spread(0); I tr...
by sptrader
06 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Plot Previous 5-min High and Low in 5 Sec Chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Plot Previous 5-min High and Low in 5 Sec Chart [SOLVED]

This is just a quick example..
Start with a 5 sec chart on data1 and a 5 min chart on data2.
then if you add the study that I attached , you should see a similar screen to the one I have attached..
by sptrader
05 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Plot Previous 5-min High and Low in 5 Sec Chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Plot Previous 5-min High and Low in 5 Sec Chart [SOLVED]

Spaceant wrote:Thanks for your input, that is really simple and handy. Could it be backtested using this as an indicator?

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Sure, I don't see why not..
by sptrader
05 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Plot Previous 5-min High and Low in 5 Sec Chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Plot Previous 5-min High and Low in 5 Sec Chart [SOLVED]

I'd do it the easy way and add a 5 minute chart as data 2(hidden) and reference the high and low of data 2 and plot it as an indicator...on the 5 sec chart..
by sptrader
01 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8434

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 2

It would be nice to have the Option of several different custom workspace options at startup.. On weekdays I load about 10 workspaces for discretionary trading on multiple markets and on weekeends I only need to load one for system testing.. at startup it would be nice to be able to choose weekday o...
by sptrader
29 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Accessing indicator from signal [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: Accessing indicator from signal [SOLVED]

I think you could do it by using a global variable..
by sptrader
25 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New user, a couple of questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: New user, a couple of questions [SOLVED]

Thanks for the answers. One last question, when using drag and drop in chart trader with the limit order icon, I always get a "buy" order, how do you make it do a "sell" order? For the life of me I could not figure this out. ******************************************************...
by sptrader
03 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 1
Replies: 51
Views: 10972

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 1- Iqfeed 5 NOW Available !

I just noticed that Iqfeed 5 (millisecond timestamps) is NOW out of beta testing and is available for immediate download...
// http://www.iqfeed.net/index.cfm?display ... n=download
by sptrader
26 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Message: Your PC is running out of memory few questions: [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 7155

Re: Message: Your PC is running out of memory few questions: [SOLVED]

My task manager shows 4+ GB of ram being used...(16gb total)
MC and TWS ONLY apps open..
by sptrader
21 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Significant Price Differences Between IQ Feed / IB Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Significant Price Differences Between IQ Feed / IB Data [SOLVED]

One other thing to check- are you sure that you are receiving RT quotes from IQfeed ??? I'm not sure if the trial period includes RT stocks.. Are you sure that your IB is delivering RT stock quotes ? I think some are RT by subscription else are delayed... My IB and Iqfeed are usually close, if I rec...
by sptrader
20 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Significant Price Differences Between IQ Feed / IB Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Significant Price Differences Between IQ Feed / IB Data [SOLVED]

On a fast moving stock like AAPL, there can be a significant difference, something that trades less volume would have very little difference..
by sptrader
20 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Significant Price Differences Between IQ Feed / IB Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Significant Price Differences Between IQ Feed / IB Data [SOLVED]

Data from IQfeed is Real-time unfiltered,.. Data from IB is "Sampled" and therefore NOT full real-time data.. IQfeed will plot many more ticks than IB..
by sptrader
11 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.5 RELEASE
Replies: 186
Views: 31555

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.5 RELEASE

Back to the subject of Rectangles for a moment, could we possibly have an option box to "Extend to the right" the rectangles, so we don't have to type in future dates ? (just like the trendline option box to extend right or left).. Also, a "default" box to remember the "exte...
by sptrader
08 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autorestart automated strategy [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Autorestart automated strategy [SOLVED]

The prompt for autotrading after a restart of the platform doesn't work well. There's got to be an easier way to restart our strategies.. I'll post ideas after I think about it a bit more. *************************************************************************** You could create a simple Macro to...

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