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by NW27
22 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MA not display correctly on second chart
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: MA not display correctly on second chart

Hi TJ, Seasons Greetings to you. 1) How does my question become "Solved"? Given that I asked the question, shouldn't I be the one that says it is Solved or not? 2) Due to the fact that I'm using the same instrument in both charts and over the same bar chart period ie 2hrs, shouldn't the sc...
by NW27
21 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MA not display correctly on second chart
Replies: 3
Views: 801

MA not display correctly on second chart

Hi All, I have a chart window with two subcharts, a 5min bar chart on the top portion and a 1min chart on the bottom portion. (Refer to picture). I have two indicators (See the black lines) both are 30 period EMA's both calculated on the top chart (Base Data 1), 1 displayed on the top chart the othe...
by NW27
08 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: ATR (Average True Range) calculation
Replies: 10
Views: 2031

Re: ATR (Average True Range) calculation

In my Elder book it states it is the AVERAGE of the True Range for the last n Periods. Not Exponential Average of the Last n periods. Your reference to Wikipedia having it right also shows the formula as been the average not exponential average. I can see the comment in the second line where they ma...
by NW27
25 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Capture trade screen shot
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Capture trade screen shot

Hi All, Is it possible at the end of a trade, to capture a screen shot of the current chart and save it to a file or send it to a remote web site via some additional scripting? It would be nice if the screen could be re-sized to show the full trade from entry to exit and maybe 10 bars prior to the e...
by NW27
25 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Trade data export
Replies: 0
Views: 966

Trade data export

Hi All, Has anyone created a indicator/signal to export out the details of each trade? This would be good as an End of Day log when live trading or for a back testing export. The details that would be nice are - Date & Time Transaction ID Broker ID Long/Short Entry Price Qty Date & Time Exit...
by NW27
22 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Plots in Signals ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: Plots in Signals ? [SOLVED]

Henry MultiСharts wrote:
maxmax68 wrote:Ok, thanks.
Is there a limit to the number of drawing objects on a chart ?

Hello maxmax68,

There is no limitation for the amount of drawing objects per chart.


Hi Henry,

But is there a performance hit?

Neil.
by NW27
18 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Displaying a diamond over a bar
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Displaying a diamond over a bar

Or, you could just download the code I wrote and do it in a single line. http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9785#p46708 As per - if var0 crosses over OverBought then begin PrintText_S(date,time_s,Low-4,2,2,DarkGreen,10,False,"TriHollowDn",True); // Display a Holl...
by NW27
31 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Stan Bokov wrote:Mid 2013 if it's not extended. I would recommend just using AMP for your CQG trading needs for now.


Stan,

So if it's not extended, does this mean that MC will not work with AMP any longer?
I was just looking at opening an account with them.

Neil.
by NW27
30 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Using an indicator change strategy profit targets
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Using an indicator change strategy profit targets

My profit targets are all calculated initially, but based on daily pivots, gaps, other significant support / resistance, etc, sometimes I want to override a target or two after a position has been opened by an automated strategy. I thought that you could use a strategy (signal) to enter the market ...
by NW27
30 Jan 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: MultiCharts/EasyLanguage learning strategies
Replies: 4
Views: 21314

Re: MC learning strategies

Related to this topic, in MC's power language there is a command that can help you follow this procedure. It is called the RecalcLastBarAfter (example use below). All it does is create a fake tick coming in to your Power Language script every second if you choose to set the parameter to 1 second as...
by NW27
03 Nov 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trade data export
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Trade data export

Hi All, Has anyone created a indicator/signal to export out the details of each trade? This would be good as an End of Day log when live trading or for a back testing export. The details that would be nice are - Date & Time Transaction ID Broker ID Long/Short Entry Price Qty Date & Time Exit...
by NW27
03 Oct 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG brokerage (Commision) question [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 566

CQG brokerage (Commision) question [SOLVED]

I have the CQG demo account running and I'm trading the EU6Z12 (6E). It would appear that the demo account doesn't include brokerage (Commision) on it's simulated account. I say this because, when I do the same thing with IB using the 6E or the SPI, the P&L displayed on the chart trading shows t...
by NW27
25 Sep 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to connect to FXCM
Replies: 1
Views: 535

How to connect to FXCM

Hi, It would appear that FXCM is a compatible broker based on your http://www.multicharts.com/brokers/#close and after watching the tutorial, it appears that I need a plugin called "fxorder2go" and it is available at http://www.fxcorporate.com/order2go/fxorder2go.exe , however this link do...
by NW27
19 Aug 2012
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: System Performance Summary - Ver1
Replies: 0
Views: 1248

System Performance Summary - Ver1

I have a couple issues with the back testing "Strategy Performance Summary" 1. Excessive information spread over heaps of screens. Even after exporting to Excel 2. There is no analysis of the Exits Strategies ie how many times the Initial Stop/StopLoss was hit, Breakeven hit, Trailing Stop...
by NW27
12 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (not always expensive) Using MC with triple 28" monitors.
Replies: 49
Views: 5806

Re: (not always expensive) Using MC with triple 28" monitors

Hi All, Just to get a little bit back on topic. I have some devices that use the DisplayLink http://displaylink.com/ IC's. These are USB to VGA adapters that support up to 2560x1600. For driving charting monitors, they are perfect. Personally, I use a Dell 17" laptop. It has THREE external mon...
by NW27
12 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (not always expensive) Using MC with triple 28" monitors.
Replies: 49
Views: 5806

Re: (not always expensive) Using MC with triple 28" monitors

Hi All, Just to get a little bit back on topic. I have some devices that use the DisplayLink http://displaylink.com/ IC's. These are USB to VGA adapters that support up to 2560x1600. For driving charting monitors, they are perfect. Personally, I use a Dell 17" laptop. It has THREE external moni...
by NW27
10 Jul 2012
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Print text and special graphics from an Indicator or Signal
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Re: Print text and special graphics from an Indicator or Sig

Have a look in the source code of the printtext for the different styles of built in symbols.
It uses the wing ding font so printtext could be changed to add what ever other symbols you like.
Neil
by NW27
16 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

bomberone1 wrote:MC Team we are trader, please built the best condition to do us our job.
TRADING!!
Connect the great platform MC to a great datafeed Nanex.


What does this have to do with this CQG thread?
by NW27
16 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

bomberone1 wrote:Is The CQG data All synchronized?
Because if it is not synchronized, it sucks!


What do you mean synchronized?
by NW27
15 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backfill data question
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Backfill data question

I used IB for futures trading and data. Provided the data your seeking is in the current futures contract, it will backfill the tick data as well. The trick to getting this is to change the chart from say a 5min chart to a 5 tick chart. or any tick size for that matter. This then downloads missing t...
by NW27
15 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Know When to Fold 'em
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Know When to Fold 'em

Here is another screen shot. I have added orange arrows when the CI crosses under 50. These arrows mark entry points of long or short. Although all trades marked are profitable I'm not convinced this is the best way to enter the market. Just following on from your above quote where you showed full ...
by NW27
14 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Know When to Fold 'em
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Know When to Fold 'em

Hi Richard, Things to consider - 1. What is the Rule that says enter Long or enter Short? 2. What is the exit? You only know the deepest of the spike after it has turned up. 3. What is your StopLoss area relative to this strategy? 4. Trades 4 & 7 are not winners. Remember that you only get the R...
by NW27
14 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Hi All, I now have CQG working. Here are the few extra things I noted. 1. On prior CQG installs. It actually installed "CQG Trader", as in the path "C:\Program Files\CQG" actual had the CQG Trader program and this could be separately run up. NOW hoever, the install Henry refers t...
by NW27
14 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Stan Bokov wrote:
NW27 wrote:I did the CQG upgrade and now it doesn't work at all.
I'm unable to connect. Log says "Impossible to connect to CQG trading system"

Neil.


Use the new final API version - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10494



I did.
by NW27
14 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Henry,
In your "How to", both of the dropbox links are the same.
Should one of them be CQG trader and the other be the CQG API?

Previous installs of CQG Trader were in the 21MB region.
The file you have duplicate links to are only 9.9MB.

Neil.
by NW27
14 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Hi Henry,
Still no good. Log shows "Impossible to connect to CQG trading system"
Neil
by NW27
14 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

I did the CQG upgrade and now it doesn't work at all.
I'm unable to connect. Log says "Impossible to connect to CQG trading system"

Neil.
by NW27
06 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Although I have CQG data coming in, I'm unable to test the trading side of things.
MC is still unable to place a trade with AMP.

Neil.
by NW27
02 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: To many Text fields causes MC to die.
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: To many Text fields causes MC to die.

TJ wrote:One of the often seen coding error with drawing objects (ie TEXT, ARW, TL) is repeated drawings.
A repeated drawing is the unintended re-drawing of the same object at the same position multiple times.


Hi TJ,

Unfortunatley, this is not the case here. There is only ONE copy of the text.

Neil.
by NW27
02 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: To many Text fields causes MC to die.
Replies: 4
Views: 449

To many Text fields causes MC to die.

First, I'm using MC Ver8 RC, although it also does this on any version of Ver8. I have not tried Ver7. If I have to many text fields on a chart, Multicharts starts to die, ie parts of the screen start to disappear, artifacts, slow responsiveness or none at all. It would appear that to many text_new(...
by NW27
31 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Neil, Can you show the help desk? It must be something in your environment. Perhaps the User Account Control in Windows? Stan, Both PC's are configured for CQG and running fine now, so no more complaining from MC. From memory, MC displayed a message saying that to add a new broker, the application ...
by NW27
31 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

There are a few issues - 1. Ensure MC is run as an administrator to add the CQG connection Everything launches fine without running as admin over here. General rule - if you are launching one app as admin, all others that work with it must be launched in a similar fashion. By default this connectio...
by NW27
31 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

I'm a bit lost here. Will this connection require CQG Trader API? Will any history backfill be available? (I'm not that familiar with CQGT API options, but those I've seen provide only real-time data with no history whatsoever.) CQG Trader needs to be installed to give the extra communications comp...
by NW27
30 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

Their reg form for MultiCharts doesn't seem to have made it public yet (should be soon). You can register through this link here for now - http://www.ampclearing.com/multicharts.html. Stan, Have you tried this? http://www.ampclearing.com/thank_multicharts.html It only gives a link to Multicharts 7....
by NW27
30 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

Re: CQG Connection

So how do you make it work? I went here http://www.ampfutures.com/NT.php and received an email with a user and password, plugged these into MC CQG connection. I can add CQG symbols, so I guess the connection sort of works. But after that when I tell it to connect either by using the symbol (right cl...
by NW27
25 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: quote manager how to export 1 min data from tick data
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: quote manager how to export 1 min data from tick data

Assuming you do have charts with 1min data.

You could always do it from within the chart itself.
Ie create your own CSV file.

Neil.
by NW27
25 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Equity profiling and Auto Trading
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Equity profiling and Auto Trading

Hi All, Not all systems work 100% of the time ie trend systems are crap in choppy markets. So when you look at a equity curve for a trending system, the huge draw down area is usually the chop action. So what we need to do is turn the system ON/OFF/ON/OFF etc. A common way of determining when to tur...
by NW27
22 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Re: Market Profile for MC ?

Neil, i posted a read only VP code (exported with 8 beta3 ) on the BMT forum. It is for 1 tick charts and plots the VP for the last trading day. It updates every x seconds (Seconds.Delay) to reduce drawing and recalculating or if you set UpdateOnPriceChange= 1 additionally every time if close <> cl...
by NW27
22 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Re: Market Profile for MC ?

Neil, i posted a read only VP code (exported with 8 beta3 ) on the BMT forum. It is for 1 tick charts and plots the VP for the last trading day. It updates every x seconds (Seconds.Delay) to reduce drawing and recalculating or if you set UpdateOnPriceChange= 1 additionally every time if close <> cl...
by NW27
22 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Re: Market Profile for MC ?

Neil, i posted a read only VP code (exported with 8 beta3 ) on the BMT forum. It is for 1 tick charts and plots the VP for the last trading day. It updates every x seconds (Seconds.Delay) to reduce drawing and recalculating or if you set UpdateOnPriceChange= 1 additionally every time if close <> cl...
by NW27
21 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Re: Market Profile for MC ?

do a search on this forum, there are a couple of pretty decent codes. TJ, I have only found the one code And yes this does work to a degree, ie it very quickly scrolls off the screen and writes over the top of bars. A proper version designed within the application would be better. I trade on tick c...
by NW27
21 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection
Replies: 69
Views: 12713

CQG Connection

by NW27
21 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Re: Market Profile for MC ?

Henry Multicharts wrote:Market profile study is being considered for implementation. There is no ETA for this feature at the moment. We will keep you updated.
You may want to check this thread that contains Market Profile study.


Henry,
Is this a new way of entertaining the users? Much like a dog chasing it's tail.
Neil.
by NW27
19 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Re: Market Profile for MC ?

Hi Tony,

I do occasionally post over here as well, just to stir the hornets nest a bit :)

So Multicharts, do you have any thing in the offering ????

What about the other users in this forum?

Neil.
by NW27
18 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Profile for MC ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5291

Market Profile for MC ?

Hi All,

Has anyone developed or know of a Market Profile indicator for Multicharts?

I know MC graphics are pretty non existent but maybe something could be done with building a text line at the different price levels?

Neil.
by NW27
16 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why unique strategy name in MC backtest XML export?
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Why unique strategy name in MC backtest XML export?

I don't know what the hex number is about but I am curious as to how you are ready the file?

What do you use to pull the information out and what extra information are you finding?

Neil.
by NW27
15 May 2012
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: NWT Exits Suite
Replies: 7
Views: 4935

Re: NWT Exits Suite

Thanks NWT this looks great. I'm trying to figure out how to use the signal. Can you please let me know what values to use for ES and CL if I require the following: PointSize: CL PointSize: ES Break_Even_Exit(6 ticks) Trailing_Stop_Exit(4 ticks) Initial_Stop_Exit(12 ticks) ProfitTarget(36 ticks) Th...
by NW27
14 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: NWT Exits Suite
Replies: 0
Views: 418

NWT Exits Suite

Hi All, In the download section I have added a signal with suite of Exits and other functionality. http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10377 Have a look at the sample chart, it shows it in action. Any feedback is welcome and appreciated, in particular, how it could be impro...
by NW27
14 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trailing Stop Order
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Trailing Stop Order

Hi,

Perhaps you may want to take a look at the Exit signal suite I have uploaded
http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10377

Neil.
by NW27
14 May 2012
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: NWT Exits Suite
Replies: 7
Views: 4935

NWT Exits Suite

Signal name = "NWT Exits" Ver 4 Disclaimer - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK "NWT Exits" is a suite of exits that can be combined into a system. It has been tested on Forex and Futures data Features of the suite are - 1) The whole suite can be applied to a specifically named strategy ie I m...
by NW27
13 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Actual Trade Performance Reporting in MC
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Actual Trade Performance Reporting in MC

If you are using chart trading, then just right click on the blank area of the chart trading panel and select "Trading Performance Report"

Neil.
by NW27
13 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 15640

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Hello, I have vote for this issue. PS: to MC team: one day, we can hope that you will cease to consider your customers as lab rats for reporting such obvious bugs in official releases. And, once reported, we can even dream that you will address them... Do not misunderstand me: I like and have been ...
by NW27
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 15640

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Is anyone using this beta for real trading purposes? If so, are you happy with it? I'm just getting fed up with 7.4 as I just discovered yet another serious bug but can't be bothered to report it if I can use this beta with confidence (the bug doesn't exit in this release). Update: I think I may ha...
by NW27
16 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Code inquire: Pass information from 1st chart to 2nd chart
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Code inquire: Pass information from 1st chart to 2nd cha

I want do something which cann't be done by using Data(2). Already checked those options. GV working but Yes, I figured out already that GV is not good. I need the data available for backtesting and GV does not support that feature. I m trying to make ADE and ELCollections.dll work but so far no lu...
by NW27
15 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Code inquire: Pass information from 1st chart to 2nd chart
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Code inquire: Pass information from 1st chart to 2nd cha

Hi, What is the way to pass information from one chart to second chart. Suppose on Chart number 1 indicator is running and I want that when that Chart 1 indicator is = 1 then On chart Number 2 my strategy start placing orders. and when on chart No.1 indicator become = -1 then on chart No.2 my strat...
by NW27
12 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick
Replies: 12
Views: 4141

Re: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick

In this case the Profit Target value is rounded up. So this is why in Long positions it goes up by 1 point from the Master Strategy settings but in short positions it is as per the master strategy settings. But alas, I have found this is still not the case, sometimes a long can be at the correct le...
by NW27
12 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Reverse marketposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Reverse marketposition

Hi Henry,

My broker is IB but that shouldn't make any difference, because the order that MC sends to the broker should be Sell 2 @ Market. This should be independent of broker.

Neil.
by NW27
12 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Reverse marketposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Reverse marketposition

Hello Neil, Buy and SellShort code words allow reversing the position. Command opposite to your current position should be used with the target amount of contracts. Here is an example of script for your pattern: if marketposition=0 then buy next bar at market; if marketposition=1 then SellShort 1 C...
by NW27
10 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Reverse marketposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Reverse marketposition

H
Could you please give some example code that shows how we do a reverse order as per my posting.
Idea being do the reversal in a single trade.
Neil
by NW27
09 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick
Replies: 12
Views: 4141

Re: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick

In this case the Profit Target value is rounded up. So this is why in Long positions it goes up by 1 point from the Master Strategy settings but in short positions it is as per the master strategy settings. But alas, I have found this is still not the case, sometimes a long can be at the correct le...
by NW27
08 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick
Replies: 12
Views: 4141

Re: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick

Hi Nicolas, With regard to Point 1, I brought this up with MC and showed them the moving orders, they fixed it and sent me a special Install/EXE to test and verify that it is fixed. Hence the reason why I say it should be publically available in Beta3. These movements happened when I was adjusting s...
by NW27
08 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick
Replies: 12
Views: 4141

Re: Profit Target in Exit Strategy wrong by one tick

Hi Nicolas, Two possibilities - 1. There is a issue with the Profit Targets, StopLoss and Breakeven MOVING by themselves. A known fault and has been detected and fixed for Beta3? 2. The "Profit Targets, StopLoss and Breakeven" are calculated on the AVERAGE entry price not the actual fill p...
by NW27
06 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Reverse marketposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Reverse marketposition

Henry, I was looking to do the same thing but I'm confused. You contradict yourself. Hello Edwin, SellShort and BuyToCover generate orders for closing the position. Buy and Sell can reverse the position with one order. In http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9345&hilit=r...
by NW27
05 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated trading with MultiCharts – what can go wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Automated trading with MultiCharts – what can go wrong?

Neil[/quote]
In this situation the new AT option "Optimized order flow" can help.[/quote]

OK, so where do I find information on "Optimized order flow", what it is and how to use it ?

Neil.
by NW27
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

Questions to all users: Does disconnect happen only with the IB Broker profile? No data feed connection loss? Does TWS lose connection itself? ******************************************************************* The Cash farm (Forex) server from TWS disconnects, the BAD part is even though I'm tradi...
by NW27
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated trading with MultiCharts – what can go wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Automated trading with MultiCharts – what can go wrong?

Hi One of the issues I have with regard to auto trading as opposed to mc chart trading, is that auto trading places multiple live orders at the broker. where as chart trading only has one order. say you were long and had a stoploss and a trailing stop. These would appear as two orders at the broker....
by NW27
31 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

What I don't understand, is why chart trader goes blank, even if I'm not trading Forex.. I guess Chart Trader is set up to go blank if ANY of the server farms of IB go out.. not sure it should be that way . (I have Chart Trader on CL ONLY) It takes about 10-15 seconds to return, each time that it g...
by NW27
27 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

What I don't understand, is why chart trader goes blank, even if I'm not trading Forex.. I guess Chart Trader is set up to go blank if ANY of the server farms of IB go out.. not sure it should be that way . (I have Chart Trader on CL ONLY) It takes about 10-15 seconds to return, each time that it g...
by NW27
23 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 2
Replies: 127
Views: 15054

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 2

h4nk wrote:I like the new sound feature. Can you turn off certain sounds and leave the rest turned on?


Ditto to both.

Having the nice lady tell you that your Trailing stop is getting moved get's to be a bit of a pain.
Only a bit because it means I'm making money ;)

Neil.
by NW27
22 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

Thanks Henry,

That fixed it and I like the link back to the Wiki as well.
I could not find the Recalculate in the Wiki/Help.

Neil.
by NW27
22 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

No I haven't tried TWS Booktrader yet, but it's now on my list to try. Thanks TJ. I did, still no good :( MC Chart trading disconnected and reconnected dozens of time over a 15min period starting at 3:00PM. Note the eurofarm stayed disconnected the whole time. It did not switch in and out only Char...
by NW27
22 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

Hi, I want to start at bar 1 and go through to the last bar using a variable of MA=10 then I want to increment MA ie MA=MA+1 and then loop through again. I have tried Vars:MA(0); Once MA = 10; // Some code in here FileAppend("C:\Temp\Test_"+NumtoStr(MA,0)+".TXT",NumtoStr(MA,0)+&q...
by NW27
22 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

Hi TJ,

The issue is that regardless of what server drops out, MC Chart Trader Stops (greys out).
So changing servers would make no difference :(

Neil.
by NW27
21 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

Experienced the same, in my case it seems to be the EUR.USD symbol that cause the problem. On the TWS some questions marks appear at the EUR.USD quote line, the green Data button at the bottom corner goes yellow and the cashfarm status changes to yellow. After some seconds it returns to normal. Mea...
by NW27
21 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 5393

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

Experienced the same, in my case it seems to be the EUR.USD symbol that cause the problem. On the TWS some questions marks appear at the EUR.USD quote line, the green Data button at the bottom corner goes yellow and the cashfarm status changes to yellow. After some seconds it returns to normal. Mea...
by NW27
20 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

In IB, the orders show WHOLE numbers yet in the Open Positions TAB it shows an average price of 4207.2. Where does it get the ".2" bit from? Why doesn't it just use what IB said was the entry price of 4207? Spot on Josh, Quoting from the TWS help file "Avg Price - the average price i...
by NW27
19 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Was MC 8 beta 2 released? Where?
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Was MC 8 beta 2 released? Where?

We are currently uploading MultiCharts 8.0 beta 2 to our server. It will become available for public very soon. Henry, Would you like to borrow my data cassette recorder. Yours seems to be going very slow. I do have some 8" (SSSD) or 5.25" floppies if that would speed up the copy process ...
by NW27
07 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What does "Collect RT Data w/o plotting" actually do
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: What does "Collect RT Data w/o plotting" actually do

The only thing that should be added to QM is the ability to download historic data and not only collect RT data. One option (collect RT data) must always be accompanied by the other (download historic data). What use can we do with data that has blank spaces between the hours that QM is disconnecte...
by NW27
06 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

In IB, the orders show WHOLE numbers yet in the Open Positions TAB it shows an average price of 4207.2. Where does it get the ".2" bit from? Why doesn't it just use what IB said was the entry price of 4207? As you can see on the attached screenshot-Avg price value is the same in IB TWS an...
by NW27
06 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

Australian SPI from the SFE current contract APH2. Neil. As I have mentioned above- bracket strategy values are based on the average entry price. Average Price in Open positions tab has two digits after the decimal. It is more accurate than the price in the DOM. That is why the Profit Target value ...
by NW27
03 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Playing Multiple WAV files
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Playing Multiple WAV files

We will consider such functionality for the future implementation. Please submit a feature request to the Project Management of our web site so other users can vote for it: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/ Please vote here http://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-834 Added another fea...
by NW27
03 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts Forum and TapaTalk
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: Multicharts Forum and TapaTalk

Stan, Have a look on the TapaTalk site. You need to register a plugin on your forum. Here is some detail from the Q&A area of the Tapatalk site. Q: Which forum system does it currently support? A: Currently phpBB3 3.0.x, vBulletin 3.6 to 4.x, xenForo, IPBoard 3.x, SMF 1.1.11+/2.x, MyBB 1.4/1.6, ...
by NW27
03 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts Forum and TapaTalk
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: Multicharts Forum and TapaTalk

Our forum supports PHPBB already, I don't know what else we need to do to make it compatible with Tapatalk. Stan, if I may make a suggestion for the forum, would a plugin like Autolink MOD for PHPBB be useful for the forum? With a plugin like that, it's possible to make certain keywords automatical...
by NW27
02 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

Henry Multicharts wrote:
NW27 wrote:
Henry Multicharts wrote:
Please let me know what exact symbol are you trading.


Australian SPI from the SFE current contract APH2.
Neil.
by NW27
02 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why doesn't this work ???
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Why doesn't this work ???

AverageFC is a series function, it is calculated outside of the script body. As you are using Len=0 input then division by zero inside the function causes floating point exception. You need to replace the AverageFC function with a custom one that will be ready to avoid division by zero. For example...
by NW27
01 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

It seems something's wrong with the bracket strategy. I choose a 4 pip profit target, but as soon as the order is filled the target is at 5 pip, not 4. The stop loss is correct. http://www.screencast.com/t/0Vb8QvzU That is expected behavior. Bracket strategy values are based on the average entry pr...
by NW27
01 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why doesn't this work ???
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Why doesn't this work ???

Hi, I'm having a issue with this code, basically it crashes but it shouldn't. What I've done is create a single indicator that has the capability of displaying 5 seperate moving averages. Each with it's own adjustable parameters - Type ie SMA, EMA, WMA and Price and with their own lengths. So much e...
by NW27
29 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Playing Multiple WAV files
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Playing Multiple WAV files

Hi,

What do you mean by multiple instances?
Multiple copies of the program?

Neil.
by NW27
29 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts Forum and TapaTalk
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Multicharts Forum and TapaTalk

Hi, TapaTalk is a mobile application to go onto Apple iPhone/iPad, Nokia & Android devices. Basically, it is designed to allow interaction with online forums. Create/Read/Edit & notifications of new posts etc. Here is a youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ELOO08uC0U What are the cha...
by NW27
29 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Playing Multiple WAV files
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Playing Multiple WAV files

Hi, I have multiple indicators and Signals applied to my chart and some of them play short WAV files. If multiple indicators/signals want to play a WAV file at the same time, it would appear that only ONE gets through and played. The rest get ignored. How can I fix this? I don't expect them to get m...
by NW27
29 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to roundup a value
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: How to roundup a value

Hi TJ,

Nice solutions to both questions.

Neil.
by NW27
29 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

I have this style of issue all of the time. So I move my profit target to the correct level ie 4000 Then move my trailing stop trigger, now the profit target moves back to 4001 ??? By the way, this happens all of the time in V7.4.... I find if I move things to much in V8, the whole app crashes and c...
by NW27
29 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: QuoteManager question
Replies: 1
Views: 440

QuoteManager question

Hi, 90% of the time, when I start MC, I want Data server mode to be Online and downloading data (as well as back fill). The other 10% is on the weekends or if I'm doing specific back testing. In QM (QuoteManager), I have quite a few futures contracts (including expired ones) that have a connected st...
by NW27
28 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Write Text @ a given space over the high
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Write Text @ a given space over the high

Or, You could just simply use the function I have created - http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9785 Usage - PrintText_S(date,time_s,High+PipValue*4,1,2,black,15,True,"SHORT",False); // "Short" is written Vertically above the price. NOTE : In the above e...
by NW27
28 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1 - strategy question

I think that I found the problem. I was using "intrabarordergeneration" with limit orders. After doing some research, I think they can ONLY be used on market orders.. Once I removed it, the results were the same... Surely this can't be true, why should that matter? Multicharts - Please co...
by NW27
20 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

Now that Version 8 is installed, can I go back to version 7.4 and not loose any data???

Neil.
by NW27
20 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

Another Chart Trading issue. When I place a trailing stop exit onto an existing position, it appears OK. I then drag the Trailing Stop to a new level, the orange trailing stop line disappears. However, the line is still there, because when you move the mouse over the area, the mouse pointer changes ...
by NW27
19 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 16747

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

Hi, The Master Strategy Trailing Stop seems to have issues. In the Master Strategy, I have the following set - "Profit Target" = 8 "Stop Loss" = 5 Trailing Stop - "Amount of Profit" =5 "Stop Loss" = 5. I enter the trade Short @ 4219. The Profit Target and Stop...
by NW27
18 Feb 2012
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Email Alert -- Lost Connectivity
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

Re: Loss of Broker Connectivity Alert

Hi Josh,

Given that MC easylanguage is one big loop that gets iterated on each incoming tick, does the alerts work, given that the broker is disconnected, so no incoming ticks, so no loops so no alerts?

Neil.

P.S. It's the weekend so no incoming ticks for me to test on.
by NW27
29 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buytocover not working properly
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Buytocover not working properly

Hi All,

Why can't we get some clear instruction from Multicharts on how the order system should be used?

Speak up Multicharts and let us know how to use your software WE have PAID for!

Neil.
by NW27
16 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buytocover not working properly
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Buytocover not working properly

Rainworm,
Thanks for responding, let me know if you here anything.
Neil.
by NW27
16 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buytocover not working properly
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Buytocover not working properly

Rainworm,
Thanks for responding, let me know if you here anything.
Neil.
by NW27
14 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buytocover not working properly
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Buytocover not working properly

Hi Dave, I'm on a road trip for two weeks. When I get back I will send the info. Hi Squib, Thanks for responding. I do have it set to allow multiple trades per bar and I know this is working correctly from that perspective. Ie 100,000 in and 100,000 out, multiple times per bar works fine. It only ap...
by NW27
12 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buytocover not working properly
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Buytocover not working properly

Hi, [Intrabarordergeneration = true]; I enter a Short trade. SellShort ("FX1S") 200000 contract next bar at ShortLevel stop; This is fine, I'm now short 200,000 Marketposition =-1 Marketposition_at_broker = -200000 A Limit order (profit take) is now triggered buytocover ("PS1_SX"...
by NW27
12 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cant enter orders for forex below 100k?
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Cant enter orders for forex below 100k?

I'm currently using the IB sim account for doing some forex testing.
I'm using 100,000 lot size. whick =$10/pip.
Neil.
by NW27
12 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cant enter orders for forex below 100k?
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Cant enter orders for forex below 100k?

We need a little bit more information than that.

1. Where can't you MC or Broker?

2. What broker are you using?

3. What datafeed are you using?

4. How are you trying to create the order?

Neil.
by NW27
08 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Programing - What I’ve learned – Part 1 (Script Layouts)
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

Re: MC Programing - What I’ve learned – Part 1 (Script Layou

Hi bowlesj3, Good information in those links, in particular the first link. I think you will find that the EL is based on the Pascal language, which happens to be my native programming language. The syntax is 99% the same as Pascal, which uses the Begin / End statements in exactly the same way. The ...
by NW27
08 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Programing - What I’ve learned – Part 1 (Script Layouts)
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

MC Programing - What I’ve learned – Part 1 (Script Layouts)

MC Programing - What I’ve learned – Part 1 (Script Layouts) Well I’ve been playing with the Multicharts system for a while now and I thought I would share the details of what I’ve learned so far. This document has been broken into key areas defined by the *** area *** . Multicharts crew, feel free t...
by NW27
06 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Perhaps Multicharts could answer these questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Perhaps Multicharts could answer these questions?

Hi Multicharts,

Thanks for responding to the 1st and 3rd questions.
I guessed the 2nd question wouldn't have an answer straight out of the book but would require some coding.

I have coded my own Trailing entry stops and exit stops.

Neil.
by NW27
06 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabarordergeneration
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Intrabarordergeneration

Hi Roman,

Thanks for responding.

That will be the answer.

Neil.
by NW27
05 Jan 2012
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Print text and special graphics from an Indicator or Signal
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Print text and special graphics from an Indicator or Signal

Hi, Attached is a function to print text easily on a chart, from a indicator OR signal. Prints Text or a Special Character (WindDing) at a certain Date&Time. The font Size, position (relative to the current bar) and color can be set. The text can be either written in a horizontal format or a ver...
by NW27
05 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Creating a trailing entry stop

Hi, Just out of interest, I manually coded my Trailing entry stop. Here is an example of it and my stops in action. The DarkBlue circles are the trailing Entry Stop. When it reaches a certain price zone, they kick in. The red "*" is the StopLoss. (Initial Stop) The blue "B" is th...
by NW27
05 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please help - IB TWS version 910
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Please help - IB TWS version 910

Hi Dave,

Thank you for responding.

Neil.
by NW27
05 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Perhaps Multicharts could answer these questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Perhaps Multicharts could answer these questions?

Hi,

TJ alluded to some things but I'm unable to get a response from him, so I'm trying Multicharts.
I thought he was a moderator in this forum but he does not respond ?

TWS 910

How to create a Trailing Entry Stop

IntrabarOrderGeneration doing strange things


Neil.
by NW27
02 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Creating a trailing entry stop

TJ,

We are at a loss. What manual and page do you refer to???

Neil.
by NW27
01 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please help - IB TWS version 910
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Please help - IB TWS version 910

TJ, Who will no longer be supporting TWS 910? IB or MC? In the past, we (MC users) have been advised not to jump in and use the latest versions of TWS due to incompatability between the new versions and MC. How do we know when to upgrade to the latest versions of TWS? Is there a web page that shows ...
by NW27
01 Jan 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Creating a trailing entry stop

Josh, First, thank you for the huge responce. In regard to the Intrabarordergeneration (IOG) - I created a signal and applied it to my IB account. Using the IOG, trades were entered in the first minute of a five minute bar, it was not until the bar had been completed that MC then created the StopLos...
by NW27
31 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Creating a trailing entry stop

So TJ,

In regard to "Have you tried the manual?", what xxxx book and pg xxx should I be looking at?

Neil.
by NW27
31 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Creating a trailing entry stop

Josh, Fair enough comment on your behalf. Perhaps I was a put off a bit by TJ's responce. But seriously, a responce of "look in the manual" is not a helpful responce. As I put in my post, there is nothing that I can find in the old out dated manuals or help files, hence the reason I ask on...
by NW27
31 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabarordergeneration
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Intrabarordergeneration

TJ,

[IntrabarOrderGeneration = true]
Buy ("OZOPL2") 1 Contract Next Bar at 4000 stop ;
setstoploss(4*25);
setprofittarget(6*25);

Neil.
by NW27
31 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Creating a trailing entry stop

TJ, What manual? There isn't one for version 7.4, 7 or 6... Or do you mean the TS EasyLanguage reference that has functions like "TrailingStopOrder" that don't exist in MC. My question relaates to a Trailing entry order. I'm not sure that the above if it existed in MC would even work. But ...
by NW27
30 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating a trailing entry stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Creating a trailing entry stop

Seasons Greetings to all,

How do you code a trailing entry stop?
Say the price is going up and I want a Sellshort stop order 3 points below the price.
I'm using intrabarordergeneration and the bar sizes could be 1..5 points in size.

Neil.
by NW27
30 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabarordergeneration
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Intrabarordergeneration

Hi, I was looking for something else and came across the post. I've noticed the same issue. Using the Intrabarordergeneration, it allows you to get into a trade a minute into a five bar but the creation of the orders for the exits (MC Setprofittarget or setbreakeven or setstoploss etc etc), do not a...
by NW27
15 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trader Vs Automatic Trading
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Chart Trader Vs Automatic Trading

Hi Henry or Others, Say I'm trading on 5min bars. I'm using "IntraBarOrderGeneration" and I go long 2min into the 5min bar. I place a StopLoss order Ie Sell ("SL") 1 contract..... 5points below my EntryPrice; 3min Into the bar, I'm now at a breakeven level so I create a new order...
by NW27
13 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trader Vs Automatic Trading
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Chart Trader Vs Automatic Trading

Hi All, I've used the Chart Trader panel wiht the entry order & master strategies and I'm really happy with the way these work together. The main thing relates to how the orders are handled. As an example - I have a master Strategy that has the following configures : 1. A Stop Loss of 10 Pips 2....
by NW27
11 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How do you Buy mid bar?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

How do you Buy mid bar?

Hi, How do you create an order that does a Buy at Market on the current bar? As an example, I have a 25tick chart, 13 ticks into the current bar, I want to do a Buy at Market or a Buy on stop. ie Buy("Entry") 1 Contract this Bar at Market ; OR Buy("Entry") 1 Contract this Bar at ...
by NW27
08 Nov 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trader icons moving
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Chart Trader icons moving

Hi, I've noticed that the Chart Trader icons on the right are moving ie the order placement icon "STP" used to be in the top left of the "Place Order" area, then moved to the second from the left, now it is the third from the left. So it goes from left to right, "B/F Sell&qu...
by NW27
11 Oct 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 7.1 Beta
Replies: 54
Views: 8021

Re: MultiCharts 7.1 Beta

Dave,

I'm sending you an email with the video.
I don't have the logs.

Neil.
by NW27
11 Oct 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 7.1 Beta
Replies: 54
Views: 8021

Re: MultiCharts 7.1 Beta

There are still some issues with the Chart Trading side of things.
1. The Breakeven stop moves by itself. I have a video of this in action but it's 35M in size :(

2. Sometimes the Master Strategy things do a wobbly. Ie the TS, BE etc disappear.
Neil.
by NW27
30 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 7
Replies: 88
Views: 14912

Re: MULTICHARTS 7

Thanks Henry.
by NW27
28 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 7
Replies: 88
Views: 14912

Re: MULTICHARTS 7

Hi Multicharts,

When is the next release expected?

Neil.
by NW27
28 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Horizontal arrows. Is it possible to display?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Horizontal arrows. Is it possible to display?

OK, here is your Horizontal arrows and plenty of others to play with. First you need to create a function in the Power Language editor. Select File\New\Function and call it "PrintText". Obviously leave the quotes out. Now copy and paste the below code into the editor. Press F3 to compile a...
by NW27
28 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Horizontal arrows. Is it possible to display?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Horizontal arrows. Is it possible to display?

Hi, You may also want to download some code that I have posted on the BigMikeTrading website. http://www.bigmiketrading.com/download/multicharts/968-download.html?view Basically, it allows you to easily write text on a chart. In this instance, it writes the day of the week ie "Wednesday" v...
by NW27
10 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Print function excuting when it shouldnt
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: Print function excuting when it shouldnt

Another thought - "I just tried this code(above) and it works OK in playback mode, I haven't tried it in RT though.." As an example, the chart you are referring to is a 5min chart. In playback mode, are you selecting the playback increment size as being 5min bars? If so in playback mode, y...
by NW27
10 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Print function excuting when it shouldnt
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: Print function excuting when it shouldnt

A few thoughts - 1. Your actual order statement is "buy next bar at market;" Emphasis on the " NEXT BAR " Ie Buy at Market on the next 5min bar. 2. Your code is working on the current bar , where MarketPosition=0, cond1 & cond2 are true, fine. Remember that this code is being...
by NW27
10 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "i_MarketPosition_at_Broker" and "Chart Trading"
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: "i_MarketPosition_at_Broker" and "Chart Trading"

Hi Henry, I'm not sure what you mean? What exactly are the two methods? I have put this code together and it works to a degree - I have the following signal "NWT Trade Log" applied to the chart. Without a signal applied to the chart, I'm unable to turn ON Auto Trading. Is this correct? inp...
by NW27
07 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?

Dave,

Yes I am using the latest version 4510 and tonight I've demonstrated to Andrew most of these same faults. He has also been able to create these himself on my machine using the remote support.
Talk with Andrew at MC.

Neil.
by NW27
06 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyone Use Laptop to Trade / Autotrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Anyone Use Laptop to Trade / Autotrade?

Hi, I use a laptop for trading. I have the following equipment connected to this all via hardwires (no wireless or batteries to worry about) - 2 * external screens (1 via VGA, 1 via USB) 1 Keyboard (wired) 1 mouse (wired) 1 Ethernet 1 USB 3G data modem (backup connection) On the actual laptops scree...
by NW27
05 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?

Multicharts,

Over a month since I asked for the updated status on this and nearly two months since I reported a major issue with chart trading.

What is the status on this???

Neil.
by NW27
05 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "i_MarketPosition_at_Broker" and "Chart Trading"
Replies: 3
Views: 715

"i_MarketPosition_at_Broker" and "Chart Trading"

Hi, How do I make i_MarketPosition_at_Broker work when I'm using "Chart Trading"? What I would like to do is create some additional information about my trades that does not appear to be available else where in MC7. As an example, I would like to create a CSV file for each trade with the f...
by NW27
02 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why can't I use Plot1(... in a Signal??
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Why can't I use Plot1(... in a Signal??

Hi TJ, So the below plot should work when I'm in a long trade? if i_MarketPosition_at_Broker = 1 then Plot1(Trailing_Stop[1],"TS LX"); Just tried it, it doesn't? If I comment out the IF line it works fine. Remember, I'm using the "Chart Trader" for entries etc. Neil.
by NW27
02 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why can't I use Plot1(... in a Signal??
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Why can't I use Plot1(... in a Signal??

Hi, Why can't I use the plot command in a signal. As an example, I have a entry signal that uses a Buy on Stop order type. The actual buy price is a variable that is carried over from one bar to the next. When executing the line with the Buy order, I would like to plot this Buy Stop order price on t...
by NW27
04 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing bars on 5min chart
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Missing bars on 5min chart

TJ,

Yes, this is the missing bar or should I say, this is the gap in the chart.

Why????

Neil.
by NW27
04 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing bars on 5min chart
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Missing bars on 5min chart

Hi TJ,

On this chart there is only 1 data series. (5min)

Neil.
by NW27
04 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?

Dave,

This keeps catching me.

Has this been fixed yet.

Neil.
by NW27
04 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing bars on 5min chart
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Missing bars on 5min chart

Another 5min bar missing yesterday.
They are there on the tick, 1min but there is a gap in the 5min.

Neil.
by NW27
31 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing bars on 5min chart
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Missing bars on 5min chart

No comment from the Multicharts team?

Neil.
by NW27
28 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing bars on 5min chart
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Missing bars on 5min chart

Hi, Occasionally I get missing bars on the 5min chart. These seem to coincide with no price change on the last minute of the bar. The last 1min bar of this period had trades, there is volume for this bar. Regardless, the preceding 4min bars that make up the missing 5min bar, all have trades and pric...
by NW27
23 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 5min MA on a 25tick chart
Replies: 1
Views: 273

5min MA on a 25tick chart

Hi, The main chart (Data1) is a 25tick chart. On this I'm currently displaying a 5min 20 period moving average (Data2, being displayed on Subchart #1). I have set the Style of the 5min instrument to "Invisible Bars" so that all I see on the chart is the 25 tick bars. To a degree, this work...
by NW27
22 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Time Interval
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Time Interval

Easy,

When you have the chart on the screen, right click and format the instrument, go to the settings tab and type in 4 Hours as the resolution, or what ever hourly increment you want.

Neil.

P.S. I use this to create Daily bars that use the session times I want, not the Daily bars that IB creates.
by NW27
15 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

What is the Correct method of using the chart trading?

Hi, Using the chart trading, I have a Master Strategy being Auto placed against a stop order. The master strategy has a Initial Stop, breakeven and a trailing stop. When the order is executed, the above strategy is then in place. All good so far. Now the price does some erratic behavior and I want t...
by NW27
13 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to load missing data
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: How to load missing data

Hi TJ,

The Ctrl R did the trick.

Thanks,

Neil.
by NW27
13 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to load missing data
Replies: 3
Views: 384

How to load missing data

Hi, I'm using the latest MC7 & RC along with IB TWS as the data feed. I'm missing yesterdays Intraday data. The market opens at 9:50 and closes at 16:30. I have no data in MC for this period. The overnight session finished at 7AM and I have data up to this point and the next nights session start...
by NW27
23 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Correct Startup sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Correct Startup sequence

Hi Stan, I set the "Launch Trader workstation at start" option on the Quote Manager, then rebooted. Started MC and it fired up, started to display the charts from last session (3 monitors) It fired up TWS and I logged in. The charts stayed white. No history was displayed and it was saying ...
by NW27
23 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Correct Startup sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Correct Startup sequence

Hi All, I have a licensed ver of MC Ver7 latest Beta etc and I'm using IB for data and trading. What is the correct sequence/method for starting up a new session after reboot? Sequence 1 1. TWS (IB) - and wait for it to fully run up. 2. Quote Manager and properly connect to IB 3. MC and then connect...
by NW27
23 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Painting areas of the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Painting areas of the screen

TJ, As mentioned on the other post. I wanted lines every 25 points. I want to shade a box with the line in the middle. The top of the box is to be 5pts higher than the line and the bottom of the box, 5 points lower. Can I create shaded box's, where the background color is changed, thus allowing the ...
by NW27
23 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to write code for detecting every 25 points
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: How to write code for detecting every 25 points

TJ, I was trying to do this for a few reasons. 1. I thought by only having a few lines on the chart. It would cut down on the resources required. (It all helps, I think). 2. If I was to put lines in every 25 points on a price that is approximately 4800, it would try to scale the whole screen from 0....
by NW27
22 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Painting areas of the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Painting areas of the screen

Hi All,

Is it possible to paint areas of a chart?
I want to paint horizontal areas of dead mans land ie an area 10pts hi left to right.
My normal screen background is white so I'm thinking a grey color would be good for this rectangle.

Thanks,

Neil.
by NW27
22 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to write code for detecting every 25 points
Replies: 4
Views: 500

How to write code for detecting every 25 points

Hi All, I want to plot a horizontal line on the chart within the approximate price range. ie Note the levels are exactly every 25 points as indicated below. 4825 no plot . . 4800 ---------------------------------------------- . . 4875 ----------------------------------------------- . actual price @4...
by NW27
16 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to create a Custom Future
Replies: 3
Views: 712

How to create a Custom Future

HI All, To start with - I'm using IB as the datafeed. For normal futures contracts - I add a new symbol normally I use a ROOT code of "SPI" to search for the futures contracts. It comes back with the current contract as in "APU1" this is correct and what I trade with. Now when I ...
by NW27
29 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Australian Traders
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Australian Traders

I'm guilty ;-)
by NW27
26 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to create a continuos futures instrument
Replies: 2
Views: 412

How to create a continuos futures instrument

Hi, Is it possible to create a continuous futures instrument that rolls over from one contract to the next and is automatically updated with the current live contract? Is this what the "All Custom Futures" area is in the QuoteManager? I cannot find any Help references to this? I'm using IB...
by NW27
15 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Removing incorrect trades from chart
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Removing incorrect trades from chart

Hi, I'm looking at 5 min bars and these are trades that have happened earlier in the day. When looking on the "Order and Position Tracker" screen, they all (10) have the date&Time of 14/04/2011 2:33:25PM. This is when I created the order history tab in TWS. In the "OCO ID" co...
by NW27
14 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Removing incorrect trades from chart
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Removing incorrect trades from chart

Hi All, I'm a licensed user and use IB for data and broker. I've been doing some trades with MC7 and all was well, they were showing on the chart with the entry and exit text displayed on the chart. On the IB professional TWS platform, there are a series of tabs. You can create new tabs by clicking ...
by NW27
05 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Printing of charts
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Printing of charts

Seriously, you must be joking. I've used over a dozen different charting packages and they all produce what you see is what you get when you hit the print button. If it's the black background that is the concern then during the print engine process, make it white. That's how Metastock did it 20 year...
by NW27
05 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Printing of charts
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Printing of charts

Just downloaded Ver7.
Not fixed :-(
by NW27
26 Mar 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Printing of charts
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Printing of charts

Hi, The default screen chart color using candle sticks is a black background and Green for an Up bar and Red for a Down bar. When I the print the chart, It prints with a white background (good) and blueish/greenish Down bar and a purple Up bar. Almost the reverse in colors to how it looks on the scr...
by NW27
17 Mar 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Newby question: What is a chart using points
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Newby question: What is a chart using points

Hi Martin, In futures a point is a whole number. A tick is a division inside the point. So on the FTSE, a Point goes 4566, 4567, 4668, BUT it actual goes up in a tick size of 0.5. So if you were watching the actual climbing up it would be 4566.0, 4566.5, 4567 etc. I'm not sure if points relate to th...
by NW27
17 Mar 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bar time/ticks remaining
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Bar time/ticks remaining

Hi, How do I determine the amount of bar time or ticks remaining before the next bar is created. Ie I have 25 tick bars and on the Y axis it shows the number of ticks remaining until it generates a new bar. How do I get access to this number from with my code? Same could be asked for time remaining?...
by NW27
28 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: On Stop order
Replies: 1
Views: 493

On Stop order

Hi,

There is a "Stop" place order button on the side bar. When I double click this it applies my strategy but it always generates a Buy Stop order. How do I trigger a Sell Stop order or change the Buy Stop to a Sell Stop?

Neil.
by NW27
16 Feb 2011
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: How to create a bar timer
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: How to create a bar timer

Perfect,

Thanks Dave.

Neil.
by NW27
09 Feb 2011
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: How to create a bar timer
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

How to create a bar timer

Hi, I'm trying to create a bar timer that will play a WAV file 30seconds before the bar completes. This is to get my attention. I have tried the following code but it does not work correctly. The idea is that it plays once at 30 seconds and again at 10 seconds. Looking at the two flags FirstAlarmPla...
by NW27
07 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Connection not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: IB Connection not working

Hi, I entered it via via the quote manager but I had to do it manually because it does not find it itself. This is the Futures contract on the AUS market. Code = AP, full code for next expiry is APH1 and the exchange is SNFE. Exactly the same way as I do it in the normal MC version. Everything appea...
by NW27
07 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Connection not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

IB Connection not working

Hi, I'm an owner of MC and I thought I would give the "Discretionary" version a go. I only use a IB feed and this works fine with normal MC. I have set the Discretionary up the same weigh ie port and socket numbers but no data feed comes through. I'm using the PC instance of TWS version 91...
by NW27
04 Jan 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hourly function in a 5min study
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Hourly function in a 5min study

Thanks for replying, Yes it is multi time frame data but the 2nd subchart uses a resolution of "Hours" and number of hours is set to 24. Same as a 5min chart is set to a resolution of "Minutes" and the number of minutes is set to 5. This the allows me to make a Daily chart of the...
by NW27
03 Jan 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Hourly function in a 5min study
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Hourly function in a 5min study

Hi, How do I use a function that I have coded to work on a Hourly bar in a 5min study? The issue is that Daily bars do not limit themselves to the session times applied to them. If I create a chart using hourly bars and set the period to 24hrs and apply the session, I get the bars OHLC that I'm look...

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