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by sptrader
15 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: transparent colors needed
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: transparent colors needed

nuno-online wrote:Hi sptrader
thanks, you described exactly what i want
for example, in tradingView, transparent colors are avalaible


Nuno-online: Could you post a chart showing Henry what we mean by transparent chart? (I don't have access to NT or Tradingview charts.)
by sptrader
14 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: transparent colors needed
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: transparent colors needed

I think he means the ability to Layer colors so that you can see all of the studies through multiple layers of color at the same time. NT has this ability as well as many other platforms. It allows you to shade color across the chart for different session times, trending periods etc, while still bei...
by sptrader
21 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slower and slower genetic optmizations
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Slower and slower genetic optmizations

Sorry say but my issue still exists. If anyone else has seen this please let me know. After about 3 hours CPU goes down from 95% to 20%, optimization times increase by 3 times or so. What happens is that it goes from using 6 active core to 1 core for no apparent reason. Pausing the test and resumin...
by sptrader
21 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 3
Replies: 42
Views: 1728

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 3

Hi everyone . I would like to move to Multicharts 12 from multicharts 11 but I read many conflicting opinions. Given that I perform backups every week with multicharts 11, which is the best way that if I have problems I go back to multicharts 11? I have these doubts: 1) when I install multicharts 1...
by sptrader
20 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: H=L in the last 10 bars [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 195

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

I'm trying to compile this simple code which I intend using to filter out thinly traded stocks but it wont compile and it indicates that the issue is in the vars statement which I believe to be OK. Anyone able to take a look and tell me what you think? vars: HL(0); if high(10) = low(10) then begin ...
by sptrader
19 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 3
Replies: 42
Views: 1728

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 3

MC Support: Is it possible to re-arrange the icons in Chart Trader ? (the icons below "Place Order") I noticed that in MC12 R3 you added the "Fade" icon and I'd like to move it out of my way. I use the "stop" and "Limit" icons almost exclusively. I need them ...
by sptrader
19 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 3
Replies: 42
Views: 1728

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 3

MC Support: Is it possible to re-arrange the icons in Chart Trader ? (the icons below "Place Order") I noticed that in MC12 R3 you added the "Fade" icon and I'd like to move it out of my way. I use the "stop" and "Limit" icons almost exclusively. I need them i...
by sptrader
17 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS Data not storing Data slow to load
Replies: 26
Views: 813

Re: TS Data not storing Data slow to load

Mark, why don't you try and get an IQFeed demo up and running and see if you have the same issues that you do with TS data. Disable windows defender or any other antivirus temporarily. If I were having your problems, I would even consider a fresh install of Windows on a different machine. You could...
by sptrader
16 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Phantom Trades
Replies: 26
Views: 2383

Re: Phantom Trades

I've used MC's Chart Trader with Iqfeed and IB as a broker for 10+ years and have never had a phantom trade. (not automated though). Make sure that your computer is at a low CPU rate (<30% or so, not overloaded) or you will get delayed entries. I had that problem many months ago when an AntiVirus pr...
by sptrader
03 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automatic Optimization of multiple symbols
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Automatic Optimization of multiple symbols

OK, I think the following can be done but before I start to beat my head against a bunch of code and debug I figured a reality check is in order. I use optimization and back testing as a final step in screening symbols for compatibility with my trading personality. I wish to optimize multiple symbo...
by sptrader
15 Sep 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 2
Replies: 51
Views: 1756

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 2

Just select 'Run Anyway', I've had to do that for several versions now.
It's not a problem or anything to worry about.
by sptrader
07 Sep 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE
Replies: 119
Views: 6225

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE

version 12 bug - charting - format objects - status - disable - the panel subchart will stay in place - even though the study is disabled. in other words on a chart when viewing a rsi when you disable it's status there is a big blank space still there. you have to delete the rsi to get the chart to...
by sptrader
31 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Delays receiving real-time data
Replies: 53
Views: 1152

Re: Delays receiving real-time data

@Alex - I've turned FastTracing on for good measure, but the problem must be unrelated because the calculation delays happen under all conditions, not just during trades and not just during high volume. They happen when trading just one instrument - any instrument during any hours. Sometimes a dela...
by sptrader
26 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE
Replies: 119
Views: 6225

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE

Hello Henry I have followed all the procedures referred to but still get the Compile error line 0 column 0 John Henry I tried this simple statement in an indicator to test the function and it came back with compile error line 0 column 0; value99=TPO_levels_Value(162.24,1); print(d,time_s,value99); ...
by sptrader
18 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE
Replies: 119
Views: 6225

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE

I ran into the same RAM (and CPU) usage issue with MC. I tracked it down to Windows 10 "Defender". I had to disable Defender and use a different anti-virus program. Not sure if there is a conflict between MC and Defender or not. I don't remember having a RAM (or CPU) issues with earlier v...
by sptrader
16 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE
Replies: 119
Views: 6225

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE

I ran into the same RAM (and CPU) usage issue with MC. I tracked it down to Windows 10 "Defender". I had to disable Defender and use a different anti-virus program. Not sure if there is a conflict between MC and Defender or not. I don't remember having a RAM (or CPU) issues with earlier ve...
by sptrader
10 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 12 -- Abnormal Charts (ASCII database)
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: MC 12 -- Abnormal Charts (ASCII database)

My daily charts don't have duplicate bars. If you want to go back to MC11 it is easy to do, just run the MC12 installer again and it will give you the option to repair or REMOVE the current version. After selecting REMOVE, just complete the removal, then run the MC11 installer and proceed as usual. ...
by sptrader
09 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION AUTO TRADERS ? ANYONE? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: ATTENTION AUTO TRADERS ? ANYONE? [SOLVED]

IB "Gateway" is best for auto trading. Just go to their website and download their latest version.
IB "TWS" does an auto shutdown that is unavoidable.
by sptrader
08 Aug 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION AUTO TRADERS ? ANYONE? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: ATTENTION AUTO TRADERS ? ANYONE? [SOLVED]

Mark: From my experience for the past 15+ years or so, IQfeed is very solid with Multicharts as is Interactive Brokers (about 15 years too). Multicharts support will remind you that they do NOT recommend unattended auto trading though. Too many possible variables, power failures, internet disruption...
by sptrader
27 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trying to access future data [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 1968

Re: Trying to access future data [SOLVED]

You're trying to reference Tomorrow's date, today is the 26th. Hi SPTrader, Thanks for your response but the data is historical data on 27/JUNE/2018 not 27/JULY/2018. What is the real reason then? Thanks. It might be referencing your computer clock time. When I changed the date in your code to the ...
by sptrader
26 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trying to access future data [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 1968

Re: Trying to access future data [SOLVED]

You're trying to reference Tomorrow's date, today is the 26th.
by sptrader
20 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hiding Chart Trader Lines [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Hiding Chart Trader Lines [SOLVED]

In the center of the chart trader panel (right side) , "right click" on the small section between the two large verticle chart trader panels, then select "Format chart trader", a list of options will appear, chose what you want there.
by sptrader
18 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rollover gap on backadjusted contract [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Rollover gap on backadjusted contract [SOLVED]

IQfeed rolls continuous contracts when the volume is higher in the next contract. Just like QCL# changed to Sept today.
Instead of rebooting to see the new contract data, I just change the # of days loaded by 1 day, then MC will collect the new data.
by sptrader
13 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Compiling error on combining Long/Short strategy code scripts [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Compiling error on combining Long/Short strategy code scripts [SOLVED]

I think the problem is that you have the variable "long_on" defined twice, each with different default values. ( 1 and 0 ). You should give it a slightly different name as a variable and in the rest of the code. I always use unique variables on each side of a signal. (long and short entrie...
by sptrader
13 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 44
Views: 2478

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

Mark Brown wrote:INSTALLER PROBLEMS SAME THING EVERY UPDATE


Mark: Be sure to disable any anti-virus programs before attempting an install.
"Avast" was blocking my install of MC until I removed it.
Always run MC as Admin too.
Good Trading.
by sptrader
11 Jul 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Code to plot historical data
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Code to plot historical data

Hi All, I hope you are All well, i am new MC user and I try to do something which will be probably very easy for you. I have an .csv file as below Data1 Data2 DATE CLOSE DATE CLOSE 20070510 27.09 20070510 27.09 20070511 26.41 20070511 26.41 20070514 27.23 20070514 27.23 20070515 27.89 20070515 27.8...
by sptrader
19 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stops working.
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: MC stops working.

I am putting the counts of the aborts in the above post (off to the left). I turned off Avast by stopping it in the services directory. Avast may have auto restarted but I stopped it again. The abort occurred while Avast was stopped. I had to completely remove Avast. It doesn't like MC. Removal ins...
by sptrader
16 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stops working.
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: MC stops working.

Also, try installing the free version of "Malwarebytes" and run the full scan, just to be sure.
by sptrader
16 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stops working.
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: MC stops working.

The only Windows problems that I've had over the years are usually due to : "Device Manager" showing errors. Anti-Virus programs interfering with programs or using too many resources. (Try a different one). "Avast Anti-Virus" caused me problems. Hardware Drivers not up to date. V...
by sptrader
14 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why MultiCharts always shows an error message: TSServer is already launched on this machine by another user ...
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Why MultiCharts always shows an error message: TSServer is already launched on this machine by another user ...

shargo wrote:Do you mean if I open Quote Manager as an administrator, then I should open MultiCharts Main Window as not an administrator?

Then, this error will not occur?


You should open ALL MC components as Administrator.
by sptrader
09 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

"I_AvgEntryPrice will only return a value --- if a signal is applied to the same data."
Since I don't use a signal, it apparently won't work.
by sptrader
09 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

You might want to start with looking again at what's written in that list. e.g. I_AvgEntryPrice can only be used in an indicator. I_AvgEntryPrice will only return a value if a signal is applied to the same data. As I stated many times, I don't use a signal for entry, just Chart Trader. I guess no t...
by sptrader
08 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

It's designed to work with studies and I thought you just wanted to plot a price level on a chart. So, like any other plot, the value will be shown whether you're trading directly from a chart or not ..... but I think that's true only if you've satisfied ALL the conditions for its use as listed at ...
by sptrader
08 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

If you notice the link you provided to the MC functions for trading entries and exits it says "This function can only be used in signals. ", For I_AvgEntryPrice ?? I think you need to check again what says I tried "I_AvgEntryPrice" and some other I_ functions designed for use wi...
by sptrader
08 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

So, does your original question really relate to "How to get the actual entry and exit prices of trades"? If so, then plugging that question into google followed by 'multicharts' would have pointed you in the right direction. In particular, https://futures.io/easylanguage-programming/1287...
by sptrader
08 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

Why do you think I'm asking you to enter anything manually? The entry and exit prices are available to use in your code. I just tried a study (indicator) using "I_AvgEntryPrice" and "I_AvgEntryPrice_at_broker" and they don't output anything when used with ChartTrader and IB, wit...
by sptrader
08 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

[color=#FF0000] [/color]If you know the Fill prices when you enter and exit the trades (as per your example), then I don't see why you would need any special, MC provided functions. Assuming EntryPrice1 = buy 1 @ 100 and EntryPrice2 = buy 1 @ 106 then ( EntryPrice1 + EntryPrice2 ) / Number of Contr...
by sptrader
08 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

I'm not sure if I have fully understood you but if you're only interested in finding the 'average' of the open trades and then adjust that average if/when any of them are filled, then are you actually trying to establish the break-even price for those trades? If so, then subtracting the profit/loss...
by sptrader
07 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Theoretical Average Price of a Trade - need Help [SOLVED]

Example Like this : buy 1 at 100 buy 1 at 106 theoretical avg is 103 exit the 106 trade at 110 (+4 points profit reduces theoretical average entry price). theoretical avg is 96 (trade at 106-4 pts profit = 102 and trade at 100-10 pts profit = 90 so (90+102)/2 = 96. Theoretical price to be plotted = ...
by sptrader
07 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: If not(X) then return;
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: If not(X) then return;

Maybe something like: IFF( C>O,1,-1);
by sptrader
06 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 BETA 2
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 BETA 2

momentum wrote:In that case would it be possible to access Value Area High, Value Area Low and POC with power language reserved words in the Volume Profile. Should I post a feature request or is that in the road map?


I think those are only available in the MC.Net version.
by sptrader
05 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

I have 50+ windows in a dozen or so workspaces and never experienced missing studies. Be sure to use the most current version of MC. Have a fast CPU and 32gb or more ram. Not enough ram or a slow processor can cause strange problems. I always backup my workspaces in a separate folder, makes replacin...
by sptrader
05 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto Trading Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Auto Trading Questions

There are Keyboard and mouse Macro programs that can automate just about anything. (enter keystrokes for you). I used to use them about 15 years ago to call up programs to run market scans and have a printout waiting for me when I got home from work. I think they would solve your problem with full a...
by sptrader
05 Jun 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Don't trade if stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Don't trade if stopped

You might try these functions:
Marketposition and positionproft. (or openpositionprofit).
by sptrader
29 May 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB papertrade Simulator with MC strategy? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: IB papertrade Simulator with MC strategy? [SOLVED]

"How do I setup my IB / MC charts to autotrade the strategy so the trades are placed into the IB papertrade account? " If you mean the mechanics of setting it up, it's quite simple. Be sure to load the IB papertrading account (tws or gateway). With MC running, Load the chart with the instr...
by sptrader
15 May 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intel I9 v AMD TR1950
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Intel I9 v AMD TR1950

The only suggestion I would add to the excellent ones already mentioned, is to check CPU and Ram usage during RTH only. Day session is far more memory and cpu intensive and is the greatest test of computing power. (or lack of it). I've run into cpu and ram issues with different Anti-virus programs l...
by sptrader
07 May 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Running out of Memory Alert 32Bit-Version
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Running out of Memory Alert 32Bit-Version

Hi TJ, thanks. I have to send signals to a third (32bit-)platform via dll. The dll have to be an 32bit-dll... Now, it is not a solution with this memory-problem. Is there any way to use a 32bit-dll with 64bit-MC? That would be the solution. Thanks. regards " Is there any way to use a 32bit-dll...
by sptrader
02 May 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Compile error
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Compile error

To move studies from 1 PC to another, I always use File, export, then file, import on the 2nd PC.
Much faster and easier than cut and paste that way.
Good trading.
by sptrader
29 Apr 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing indicator in insert study [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Missing indicator in insert study [SOLVED]

After creating a new study, sometimes it is not in alphabetical order, click on "Name" to have it sorted in the proper order.
by sptrader
20 Apr 2018
Forum: MultiCharts FAQ
Topic: The MC10 Win10 4k Display Implementation Q&A
Replies: 27
Views: 6252

Re: 4K/UHD Monitors for actual MC + IB?

I'm looking for the same thing. I currently use 3 24" Dell monitors and am planning to change to about a 43" which is the equivalent of the 3 24" without the bezels, so your size selection of 43" is correct. I plan to use a separate 24" for my broker screen. I'm also looking...
by sptrader
07 Apr 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: change input value of indicator [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: change input value of indicator [SOLVED]

I always run MC as administrator- (it's recommended).
Right-click on the MC icon and select "Run as Administrator" to start MC.
by sptrader
09 Mar 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stops working.
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: MC stops working.

BEFORE trying to install Multicharts, I found with my Win10 64bit, that I had to TURN-OFF my antivirus-anti-malware programs to get a successful install. Once MC is installed, re-boot the computer and restart the antivirus-antimalware programs, (if they don't restart automatically). I do this with e...
by sptrader
08 Mar 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upgrade Error
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Upgrade Error

To upgrade to the latest version of Multicharts, you have to go to the "downloads" page.

https://www.multicharts.com/download/?_ ... 1519795001
by sptrader
08 Mar 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: OANDA Data / Chart / Bar issues
Replies: 27
Views: 1203

Re: Data issues

If you have Windows10 just click on the bottom left icon to see installed programs, under Interactive brokers, you'll see a drop-down menu that includes IB Gateway. It's just for trading, not much info there but it won't log you out like TWS does.
by sptrader
04 Mar 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Recover Indicator powerlanguage
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Recover Indicator powerlanguage

I think I'd try to run Safe Mode. (re-boot and hit F8 I think, for safe mode -watch the screen). Not sure if you have access to restore points from there or not. Safe Mode gives many options. Maybe even boot in safe mode and windows might work well enough to export the indicators from the power edit...
by sptrader
11 Dec 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bitcoin charts
Replies: 17
Views: 3497

Re: Bitcoin charts

If you receive IQfeed data, the Bitcoin futures contract is trading under the symbol @XBTF18 (Jan 2018 futures contract)..
by sptrader
01 Dec 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Massive data slowdown (IQfeed) [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Massive data slowdown (IQfeed) [SOLVED]

I had the same problem today, right at the most critical moment (the low), no Quotes !. Looked like my PC locked up. Luckily I wasn't in a trade at the time. I thought it might be a chart issue too ( I have 12 workspaces), so I re-booted the PC and re-started MC and all seemed OK after that. Glad it...
by sptrader
23 Nov 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: historical data in quotemanager that disappear
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: historical data in quotemanager that disappear

Henry, This issue comes up again and again. Please, let's at least have a button to save data without having to close (nearly) all of MC processes. There is a PM for that. We HAVE a backup, it's listed under Multicharts (installed programs list) called "Backup". You can choose what to sav...
by sptrader
11 Nov 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Authentication server down yesterday [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 592

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: 479

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: 1135

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: 85
Views: 12922

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: 293

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: 834

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: 574

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 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Debugging window [SOLVED]

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: 1124

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: 2128

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: 2128

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: 2128

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: 2128

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: 2128

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: 2128

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: 461

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: 461

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: 819

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: 22539

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: 5582

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: 223

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: 298

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: 22539

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: 22539

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: 22539

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: 725

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: 387

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: 1123

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: 2009

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: 22539

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: 351

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: 569

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: 4228

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: 4228

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: 1681

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: 896

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: 950

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: 926

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: 717

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: 717

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: 717

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: 1148

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: 772

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: 772

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: 1355

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: 987

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 651

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: 651

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: 723

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: 3286

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: 1411

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: 624

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: 1842

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: 1364

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: 1336

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: 1336

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: 389

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: 38
Views: 37701

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: 14437

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: 2645

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: 14437

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: 38
Views: 37701

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: 38
Views: 37701

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: 3227

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: 14437

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: 608

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: 1971

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: 2777

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: 1667

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: 652

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: 3035

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: 694

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: 3035

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: 868

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: 1047

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: 872

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

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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: 1584

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: 1584

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: 1584

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: 2244

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1083

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: 730

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: 5189

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: 1129

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 2593

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: 2593

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: 2593

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: 1725

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: 2593

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: 2593

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: 2593

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: 5189

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: 2102

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: 896

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: 732

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: 732

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: 3169

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: 3498

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: 3498

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: 31059

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: 1498

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: 3771

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: 1119

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: 1004

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: 2053

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: 2053

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: 2053

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: 1331

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: 1105

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: 2492

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: 14623

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: 559

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: 1931

Re: how annoying can this be

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


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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: 890

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: 9820

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 ?

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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: 582

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: 933

Re: problem iqfeed

shivax wrote:same error....

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* 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: 1218

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: 1218

Re: Indicator Alert Notification [SOLVED]

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

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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: 1303

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: 851

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: 851

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: 10590

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: 935

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: 2989

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: 14623

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: 1202

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: 1202

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: 1058

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: 806

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: 1444

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: 715

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: 715

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: 1594

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: 731

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: 857

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: 857

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: 667

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: 391

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: 1112

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: 24766

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: 1007

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: 2056

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: 849

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: 621

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: 1057

Re: Exit at the open [SOLVED]

SUPER wrote:Try this

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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: 24766

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: 4006

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: 1235

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: 955

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: 915

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: 784

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: 652

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: 676

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: 1467

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: 3975

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: 5960

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: 5960

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: 5960

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: 5960

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: 1228

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: 1078

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: 1807

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: 1807

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: 1140

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: 1140

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: 1071

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: 729

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: 989

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: 989

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: 1339

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: 1339

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: 8313

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: 802

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: 717

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: 1201

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: 2839

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: 1378

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: 1710

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: 1710

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: 1710

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.

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