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by hilbert
21 Oct 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change in comms and bigpointvalue - custom futures
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Change in comms and bigpointvalue - custom futures

Thanks Svetlana for your workaround to take care of change in bpv by multiplying contract prices. However, this seems very non-elegant to me. Anyways, do you have any suggestion as to how to incorporate different brokerage structures as well i.e. different brokerage say till 2017 and different broke...
by hilbert
16 Oct 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change in comms and bigpointvalue - custom futures
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Change in comms and bigpointvalue - custom futures

Hi fellow traders, Lets say that bigpointvalue(bpv) of a futures contract has changed in May 2018 from 20 to 40, is there any workaround that allows constructing custom futures with correct bpv pre and post May 2018? So I am asking is there a workaround that will allow me to plot a custom future for...
by hilbert
18 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

This issue will be fixed in MultiCharts 9.1 Beta 1.
When are we getting MC 9.1 beta 1....any clarity MC team....we have been waiting for this update for months.
by hilbert
09 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.1 beta as Christmas gift
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: MC 9.1 beta as Christmas gift

From my past observation... MultiCharts only releases a new version when the development is mature and stable enough for public consumption, they have never made a release because it was Christmas, or full moon, or any other reason. You are correct TJ, I understand that. I am hoping to get some clu...
by hilbert
09 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.1 beta as Christmas gift
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: MC 9.1 beta as Christmas gift

Depends how you behaved this year... :-)
All of us love MC, so I guess that answers your question :)
However, since you didn't answer my question, so I assume you guys are in no position to give an indicative release date...that a dampener for my Christmas !
by hilbert
07 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.1 beta as Christmas gift
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

MC 9.1 beta as Christmas gift

MC 9 has been primarily about portfolio trader, its been great. Moving on, the feature list of 9.1 is directed towards making MC a much more robust backtester with revamped and improved backtesting and auto-trading engine. Customers are excitedly waiting for MC 9.1. Are you guys prepared to indicate...
by hilbert
07 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ABC
Replies: 20
Views: 1771

Re: ABC

First of all thanks for your own help!!! x ABC= I VE BEEN living in Germani only for 8 months....so ,my deutsch language is worst then englis...much bad......,deutsch language is very hard for me but for many people as well!!!!but really my English is so bad???I want cry....!!!!!! Friend, do not cr...
by hilbert
04 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts Optimization Speed
Replies: 54
Views: 14240

Re: MultiCharts Optimization Speed

Why do you have RAM cache off? I am still running MC 32 bit (it doesn't support RAM cache). I have 4GB RAM. I figured putting a SSD into my system will be the best bang for buck as far as upgrading my system is concerned. Even if I move to MC 64 (which supports RAM Cache ON), with only 4 GB RAM I a...
by hilbert
04 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts Optimization Speed
Replies: 54
Views: 14240

Re: MultiCharts Optimization Speed

Why do you have RAM cache off? I am still running MC 32 bit (it doesn't support RAM cache). I have 4GB RAM. I figured putting a SSD into my system will be the best bang for buck as far as upgrading my system is concerned. Even if I move to MC 64 (which supports RAM Cache ON), with only 4 GB RAM I a...
by hilbert
04 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts Optimization Speed
Replies: 54
Views: 14240

Re: MultiCharts Optimization Speed

hilbert, you have nothing to worry. A few things to note: 1) Each incoming tick is not a separate disk write cycle as posited above. Operating systems do block reads and block writes. 2) SSDs go even further than typical operating system file systems and implement specialized log structured file sy...
by hilbert
04 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts Optimization Speed
Replies: 54
Views: 14240

Re: Re:

Crucial SSD C300 Henrik, There is a finite number of read/write cycles that SSD memory can handle in its life. When it comes to SSD and MC: is each new incoming tick in QM treated as a separate write (cycle)? - In this case the SSD wouldn't last long. Or is it handled yet quite differently? Thanks ...
by hilbert
03 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latency. Please share experiences.
Replies: 77
Views: 12576

Re: Latency. Please share experiences.

Hi again... Just for fun, I also did a test using the "computerdatetime" function. It has much finer resolution on my machine (around 1 ms), compared to the "calculate_time_ms" function (around 15 ms). Hello PatrickSocial, I think you should modify your code as follows: //start_ms = MillisecondsFro...
by hilbert
03 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latency. Please share experiences.
Replies: 77
Views: 12576

Re: Latency. Please share experiences.

Hi, Thanks for that. I know I must be doing something wrong: When I add your indicator using the ADX example in the code......It takes a while to load (that'll be the loop) but then all I get in the output is: "execTime = 0.00000" What have I done wrong? Agree, its a little confusing. It gives the ...
by hilbert
03 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC PL vs .NET version - possibilities and challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Re: MC PL vs .NET version - possibilities and challenges

why merge them ? It seems like a much more sensible option to me.. Power Language is amazing for developing ideas. I wouldn't ever want to part with it because of how simple it is to create ideas. However, I'd also like the programmatic control of C# in several strategies. Bouncing back and forth b...
by hilbert
02 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC PL vs .NET version - possibilities and challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

MC PL vs .NET version - possibilities and challenges

Folks who use both PL and .NET version of MC: It will be awesome if some of you can take time and write in detail (with examples) about the advantages of .NET version over PL version and what kind of time commitment a very comfortable user of PL will face (who is not conversant with .NET framework) ...
by hilbert
21 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 1890

Re: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]

If I have a daily bar of the ES built from the default QM "Use Symbol Dictionary Sessions" , if I check Build From Minutes, the Build From Minute bars have substantially differing OHLC then unchecked Build From Minutes daily bars. I would have assume them to be the same as they both use the same OH...
by hilbert
21 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Discrepancy - IB data saved in QM Vs IB streaming T&S data
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Discrepancy - IB data saved in QM Vs IB streaming T&S da

Hello hilbert, That is not relevant to compare Time and Sales data from TWS with MultiCharts chart data. These are two different sources of data. Even Time and Sales data in TWS can be different from Time and Sales data in MultiCharts not only because MultiCharts calculates the Time and Sales inter...
by hilbert
21 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: apply single signal to multiple assets w/o multiple charts
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: apply single signal to multiple assets w/o multiple char

I mean, if I'm able to create orders with quantitiy, price limitations and so on, why I should not be able to call a symbol in PL for the order, if the inner circle is already calling the symbol from the chart ? That is a limitation of the PowerLanguage. That can be done in MultiCharts .NET. Is thi...
by hilbert
21 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Discrepancy - IB data saved in QM Vs IB streaming T&S data
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Discrepancy - IB data saved in QM Vs IB streaming T&S data

I wanted to do a comparison of tick-trade data between IB time&sales window against the tick-trade data stored in QM in Multicharts, to confirm integrity of data in MC. I opened MC, created a new workspace with a 2 minute chart of ESZ4. Selected the option 'Do not download missing data'. After strea...
by hilbert
20 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: If you use IB data with MC to daytrade, STOP [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Re: If you use IB data with MC to daytrade, STOP [SOLVED]

1) So, this is applicable only when we are requesting historical "time bars", because we can specify 100 bars, or 100 1-minute bars. Instead, if we are requesting historical "ticks" then there is no way to know whether no trade has really taken place for a particular instrument and data vendor has ...
by hilbert
20 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts goes multi-platform ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Re: Multicharts goes multi-platform ?

In the pro trading business Linux is all about That hasn't been my experience at all. Most of the shops I've worked at or consulted with have used Windows. +1 As far as using linux for trading is concerned, it is mostly used by high frequency firms. MC is not designed for high frequency trading. Pe...
by hilbert
20 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: If you use IB data with MC to daytrade, STOP [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Re: If you use IB data with MC to daytrade, STOP [SOLVED]

If you request an interval of historical data = 100 bars from your data provider and the data provider returns 99 bars (for a reason), then MC will write down the data to the database with this 1 bar gap (so-called "empty record") and will not request data to fill the gap unless you manually reload...
by hilbert
19 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: If you use IB data with MC to daytrade, STOP [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Re: If you use IB data with MC to daytrade, STOP [SOLVED]

Please note that in scenario 1 if there is a gap sent from the vendor to MC, that gap will be written to the database and will not be filled next time you open the chart, because MC will think the gap should be there (since it had been returned from the data provider). In this case the only way to ...
by hilbert
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

You're assuming that management decides what features are to be developed depending on users requests. They've shown us several times that it's rarely the case. Why do you think they are always saying that so and so do not fit their road map? Management decides what feature to be developed based ob...
by hilbert
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

If you lock (10 votes) the ability the user has in voting on new features, if the user has the misfortune by voting on features that might take more then a year to be developed... he's stuck. He can't show is interest in other features that are requested after his votes and that management for what...
by hilbert
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

Hilbert's suggestions of voting mechanism for feature requests is right on. A limited number of votes per user per year will help MC management sieve through the myriad feature requests that pop up. A limited number of votes is not a good idea, I think. Because that will 'punish' the more active us...
by hilbert
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: end ability of anyone to open and read forum topics
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: end ability of anyone to open and read forum topics

I believe it is true that anyone on the internets coming to this forum can open any forum topic and read it... True? If so, can forum topics please be closed so that only registered MC users or MC registered guests can read the content provided by MC and MC users? Thank you. AFAIK, Write access is ...
by hilbert
11 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

I'm not a fan of "democracy", but the voting system is a "j...." or at least not working like it should be. There is no function to vote against features. It is possible to vote for it or to shut up only. How MC knows what people really want ? If 50 people want a feature how MC knows that no 50 oth...
by hilbert
11 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Idea to make Project Management 5x efficient
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Idea to make Project Management 5x efficient

Aim: This post is not about making slow PM page faster. This post is about a developing a market system that forces each client of MC to think very carefully before they make a new feature request, or vote on a new feature request. Background & Problem: Currently, MC PM system has hundreds of new f...
by hilbert
11 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

Does anyone having the DOM (connected to IB) a bit jumpy today? A couple of rows disappear from time to type. Arnie, just want to say that sometimes IB DOM suffers from problems. You should compare DOM in MC against IB TWS DOM as well. Its possible that data displayed in IB TWS DOM also has these r...
by hilbert
10 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.

Wow!!! I was not sure how my test would scale-up when we increase number of trades and number of bars loaded on a chart. So, I changed the resolution of above 300 days ESM4 chart from 5 minute to 2 minutes. I made IOG On with 2 trades per bar, and backtested with same strategies. It generated 21000 ...
by hilbert
10 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

I think this is going in the wrong direction. There was no intention to start a discussion about a new fee structure or separation of features. No, no and no. We can discuss ad infinitum among ourselves, it makes a difference only when MC management takes a note of our discussion and acts on it. I ...
by hilbert
10 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.

At the moment this feature does not fit into our current roadmap, but we will definitely get back to it when time permits. Many Thanks Henry! The XML export file is created for the RINA application. It supports only individual report files, it is not designed for portfolio metrics. I am not using x...
by hilbert
10 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

But hilbert, what is core for you might not be core for me. There'll be always a gap between what an algo and a discretionary trader needs. Yes, discretionary and auto traders do have different needs. I tried to maintain balance but its possible that the core list is little biased towards system tr...
by hilbert
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

Also, want to thanks Multicharts for having so many good rather great Great features: 1) Exchanges and ECNs from around the world 2) Nice ability to create custom futures 3) Roll-over dates, session settings...good. 4) Nice DOM 5) So many bartypes 6) Access to levels in depth of market from powerlan...
by hilbert
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

After analyzing the keywords in thread's title, I will write what I think ben was referring to, though a little subtly. Basically, ben is saying that we need to differentiate between Core Features that MC must have and non-core features. One example of non-core feature that comes to my mind is "cust...
by hilbert
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

Re: Multicharts -features, stability, reliability and speed [SOLVED]

Great points in general bensat. You used 4 keywords in this thread title. Let me analyze them. Stability: MC is ok as far as stability is concerned. Software doesn't crashes during live markets, unless you super-load the software with 100s of charts etc. However, with every release, we have had stab...
by hilbert
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IOG with multi data-does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: IOG with multi data-does it work?

I will try out when I get a chance. Were you able to see orders being generated (not orders being executed) intrabar? I don't understand what you mean exactly from the phrase "generated (not orders being executed)". Please see this image, multiple orders have been generated within a bar. In this pi...
by hilbert
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 10375

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

As it turns out reducing the CloseBarTimeout from 300 to 2 seconds has uncovered another bug in MC. When there are no update ticks for 2 seconds after a bar is expected to close on a 1-minute chart, it is closed and barstatus returns a value of 2. On subsequent recalcs barstatus returns a value of ...
by hilbert
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IOG with multi data-does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

IOG with multi data-does it work?

Type Intrabarordergeneration in powerlanguage editor and click F1 (for help). Following displays: "Intra-bar order generation is currently supported for single-data series charts only. Intra-bar order generation for multiple-data series charts will be implemented in the next release of the platform....
by hilbert
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

The currency sign in performance report is not working as desired, see attached image "$" sign missing. I am using latest MC 9 Release 2 Build 10173. I tested currency display behavior for more than an hour, changing all the settings again and again. MC9 release 2 on my machine displays $ signs. I ...
by hilbert
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

The currency sign in performance report is not working as desired, see attached image "$" sign missing. I am using latest MC 9 Release 2 Build 10173. Already reported in MC 9 first release. Issue persist in Release 2 as well. Also, USD, AUD and NZD should have different signs for clarity. Otherwise...
by hilbert
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]

I've had many problems with pacing-violation errors with TWS. For the sake of asking, is there any way -- or could there be any way -- for MultiCharts to throttle the speed of its data requests so that it doesn't trigger the TWS pacing violation? We are working on this with IB, but so far there is ...
by hilbert
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

The currency sign in performance report is not working as desired, see attached image "$" sign missing. I am using latest MC 9 Release 2 Build 10173. Already reported in MC 9 first release. Issue persist in Release 2 as well. Also, USD, AUD and NZD should have different signs for clarity. Otherwise...
by hilbert
06 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Wiki Corrections
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Wiki Corrections

Many MC users do not have time/inclination to become authorized Wiki writers, but might notice errors in Wiki from time to time. I propose that this thread serve as a place to document all the errors that we see in Wiki articles. This will allow quicker corrections in Wiki. If this sounds like a coo...
by hilbert
06 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.

MC backtest strategy report has an option to export to xml format. But, MC portfolio backtester doesn't has the option to export to xml format. I don't understand why this discrepancy? Maybe this functionality just slipped attention when 9.0 was being implemented. Can you please confirm if this is s...
by hilbert
06 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Noob Questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2868

Re: Noob Questions...

Here's the pic. This particular lag between TWS and MC lasted more then 10 seconds... ? I will check out the online help shortly. It is not clear what lag you are referring to. Can you please open a tick chart in TWS and another tick chart in MC, each chart taking half of your monitor, and take a p...
by hilbert
06 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.

Since speed issues continue to be a huge bottleneck if you want to export performance data. These 2 links might help people with MC.NET to export to .csv format (I am not sure however, since I don't use MC.NET and I don't know how much low level functionality of MC has been exposed in MC.NET). Anywa...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]

Thanks for your thoughts. But still clicking in the chart the DOM disappears. So seems like it's not possible, no problem. It doesn't disappear when you click on charts. You will need to click on "Stick Window" (on the top line of DOM window, it is located next to windows maximize, minimize buttons...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

Hey ben, Which is this service you are talking about? When you say its not for MC users, are you hinting at that this service is very expensive and only hfts or big institutions have a need for this. Thanks. 1) This article describes the support boundary to configure the Windows Time (W32Time) serv...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]

The button to turn each window's DOM off would take care of that wouldn't it? I think it won't. The reason is we know that memory footprint of a scanner is less than that of a chart. In words of Henry "Scanner window utilizes less memory than chart window. It does not require creating additional wi...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]

Great suggestion. I'd add that each window should have it's own DOM. I covered this a while back here: https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46075 I am afraid but I think there could be an unintended performance hit from this request. Many MC users have multiple charts open for...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]

Hi Ben, DOMs are attached to workspace. Its just that it is little tricky to figure this out. I had the same confusion 2-3 weeks ago. You just need to go to windows -> unclick Show Detached Windows in Inactive Workspaces. You save your workspaces with DOMs open and when you reopen your workspaces, D...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.

Hello hilbert, Ability to export the List of Trades into .csv format is not yet targeted to any particular version of MultiCharts. Hi Henry, Sorry to hear that, I am extremely disappointed. :( In 9.1 version, MC team is already implementing selecting different sheets to export to xlsx from portfoli...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.

MC Team, kindly provide clarity on this. Thank You.
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Bar data
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Importing Bar data

I never mix different symbols in one ASCII-file due to my experience from MetaStock 20yrs ago. It can be a mess aat some point and when the ASCII-file get's messed up all you 500 symbols are getting messed up. Related to the idea in the feature request, I just would open a <Scanner Window>, putting...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

In my opinion the sync between the exchange server time and the time on your workstation is more important then other facts. There is a sync service between exchange and customer. But not for MC users. The sync between our workstations and any time sync server is just a "workaround" and not serious...
by hilbert
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Bar data
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Importing Bar data

But if you are slightly familiar with Power:Language and ELC/ADE you just could write your own study based on barnumber count and just forget the price component. Further you could export your OHLC in R or Python (or any language) and make your research there and come back with the results in Multi...
by hilbert
04 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

I have no knowledge about the "sophisticated algorithms". I just could imagine that these algo's are trying to measure your time difference to the "main time server" implementing the latency from the place from where you are trying to adjust your time. I don't see anything from other time adjusting...
by hilbert
04 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Watchlists, Custom Studies and Linked charts. [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Watchlists, Custom Studies and Linked charts. [SOLVED]

Yep I successfully implemented it just last night. Its very cool. the settings data is loaded on each row of the watchlist and when i click on the linked chart, the chart is loaded with the proper settings also. So now before I had 93 charts on a 10 min time frame, now its reduced to 1 chart and th...
by hilbert
04 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

The most easy way to make proper time sync is to use "Thinkman's" D4 time server. I'm using it on WinServer 2012R2 and was using it on WinServer 2008R2 and Win7. As long as it is working on WinServer 2012R2 it should work on Win8.1 as well. Link : http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/ Thanks ben! Yes...
by hilbert
04 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

hilbert, thanks for posting this. I was unaware of the two extra steps you mentioned. I use Windows 8. Can you post any of the links you found in the course of your research. I will research the issue for Windows 8 and post back. 1) https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/100ff074...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: .csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

.csv export of Trade List from Portfolio Trader in MC 9.1

Please refer below request. https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-1734 Portfolio Trader is taking hours to export to .xlsx. We want export to .csv format. With .csv format enabled, export would be within few seconds. Difference is from hours to seconds!! MC Team, can you please co...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 7586

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

If you open TWS only (with MC closed and all its processes closed), how much memory does TWS use? If still it uses like 600 MB, then the problem is with TWS version or Java.

If with MC closed, TWS uses like 350MB, then problem is with MC9 64 bit.
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 7586

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

Following is with MC 9.0 32 bit, on a windows 7 64 bit machine. 2.4Ghz processor, Intel Core2Duo, 4 GB RAM. IB TWS Version Build 946.2h, Jul 31, 2014 11:21:55 AM Java Version: 1.7.0_55, OS: Windows 7 (x86, 6.1), Memory: heap max 742Mb, current 111Mb; permgen max 128Mb, current 69Mb I think its pret...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 7586

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

Hi Arnie, Following is with MC 9.0 32 bit, on a windows 7 64 bit machine. 2.4Ghz processor, Intel Core2Duo, 4 GB RAM. IB TWS Version Build 946.2h, Jul 31, 2014 11:21:55 AM Java Version: 1.7.0_55, OS: Windows 7 (x86, 6.1), Memory: heap max 742Mb, current 111Mb; permgen max 128Mb, current 69Mb First s...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error - Cannot connect to Currency Server
Replies: 18
Views: 4335

Re: Error - Cannot connect to Currency Server

Can I suggest Henry since some of your customers will start their day before you enter your office and end their day well after you leave that you have some live chat at the weekend? Very good idea from customer's point of view. One shortcoming would be that no live market would be available on Wee...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

The best way to reduce this problem (not completely solve) is to keep your PC clock synchronized to web. Click on time in bottom right of your windows PC -> change date and time settings -> internet time -> change settings -> select one of the time servers from the drop down menu. Typically your PC...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving database: Is there a tool to do it?
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Moving database: Is there a tool to do it?

There are currently 3 wiki entries describing the process, this is the source of confusion. 2) and 3) are identical, just that 3) has a misleading heading. Someone please delete entry number 3) from below list in wiki. 1) https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/How_to_Move_MultiCharts...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving database: Is there a tool to do it?
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Moving database: Is there a tool to do it?

Hello Did MC or a user created a software tool to facilitate the database displacement. To do it manually, we should follow these steps https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/How_to_Move_MultiCharts_Database,_Studies_and_Logs_from_C_Drive This is a long and fastidious task to be don...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Noob Questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2868

Re: Noob Questions...

Seems there's a 1-5 second delay between change in last trade in IB TWS and chart update in Multicharts.....? I've watched it for the past half hour. Multicharts lags TWS updates by around 1-5 seconds.... Please Post screenshot showing the problem. I suggest in half screen show MC getting real time...
by hilbert
03 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts FAQ
Topic: Tracking MultiCharts' logs the easy way
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Tracking MultiCharts' logs the easy way

Hi Josh, Thanks for the utility. Its been some time, so I thought I would ask you if you still use this utility to track status of data connections rather than using QM and OPT window? Thanks. I still use SnakeTail every so often, but don't use it anymore for keeping track of the MC logs. Thanks fo...
by hilbert
02 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 7586

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

Arnie, Did you manage to solve this issue? I have 768M by default and my TWS (latest version) runs fine with Java7u55 version on my machine. Maybe if you have still not managed to solve this issue, downgrading to Java 7u55 might help. I am using 32 bit MC 9. I set the memory to 512mb and it has bee...
by hilbert
02 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 7586

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

Amazingly, after updating Java and TWS I got even higher memory usage. Now TWS is using almost 700mb. Here is the reply from IB support for my latest inquiry: The TWS is a Java application and the Java Virtual machine, upon startup, allocates a certain amount of memory defined in the TWS launch lin...
by hilbert
01 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: datafeed and bar formation
Replies: 13
Views: 2658

Re: datafeed and bar formation

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47403

Its weekend, so MC Support will revert to you after 2 days. Meanwhile, this thread might answer some of your questions.
by hilbert
30 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts FAQ
Topic: Tracking MultiCharts' logs the easy way
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Tracking MultiCharts' logs the easy way

Personally, I find this a easier way to keep track of the status of the data connections than using the QuoteManager window and the Order and Position Tracker window. Hi Josh, Thanks for the utility. Its been some time, so I thought I would ask you if you still use this utility to track status of d...
by hilbert
29 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Do you also find PowerLanguage somewhat sloppy? [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 2820

Re: Do you also find PowerLanguage somewhat sloppy? [SOLVED]

one small request: In long codes with multiple begin-end constructs, its irritating and sometimes it becomes difficult to type correct number of "end" to match with number of "begin". This results in error on compiling and again we have to go and carefully match each "begin" with a corresponding "e...
by hilbert
29 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Failed To Save Portfolio Performance Report
Replies: 20
Views: 4959

Re: Failed To Save Portfolio Performance Report

hi Wouldn't it be better to have all performance reports, including strategy performance reports saved to an MC database ? This way we are not dependent on having another software program. Most trading programs save all trading data to a local database so the user does not have to export or save da...
by hilbert
28 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Do you also find PowerLanguage somewhat sloppy? [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 2820

Re: Do you also find PowerLanguage somewhat sloppy? [SOLVED]

one small request: In long codes with multiple begin-end constructs, its irritating and sometimes it becomes difficult to type correct number of "end" to match with number of "begin". This results in error on compiling and again we have to go and carefully match each "begin" with a corresponding "en...
by hilbert
22 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: How stable is Multicharts for 24/7 autotrading?
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: How stable is Multicharts for 24/7 autotrading?

So, what is the best way to deal with Multicharts software log files, if they become very big, other than in middle of week, closing Multicharts and restarting? You can go to the logs folder (MultiCharts->Help->Support->Open Logs Folder) and remove it's contents. Most of the files can be removed wh...
by hilbert
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

The use of memory is dictated by your MultiCharts setup. If you want MultiCharts64.exe to use less memory then you need to use less charts and data. RAM usage can be increased for TsServer.exe process due to the fact that the operation speed of Multicharts has been increased by using a RAM Cache (s...
by hilbert
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pl disclose benchmark improvements with new versions
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Pl disclose benchmark improvements with new versions

Dear MC Team, I strongly feel MC should indicate by how much performance has improved because of a change they have done in a new release. For example, Whats new under Features -> Stability for MC 9.0 build 10014 says "Optimized CPU usage by MultiCharts.exe process and optimized memory usage by Trad...
by hilbert
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16651

Re: Memory leak

Thank you MA tricks. I've rebuilt the desktops but not the individual charts so I'll give that a go. And you are right - MC should copy TS and have a continuosly running LOAD app which gives the memory load for each workspace, in fact in TS its by graph/workspace/desktop so you can be 100% sure whe...
by hilbert
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: QouteManager
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: QouteManager

Ok.
Why size of TSSTORAGE.GDB is 7GB in database folder, buy export of ticks of all instruments in QouteManager is >50GB?
I will let MC staff respond to this question, but since its weekend, I would "guess" it must be that data from QM has different format compared to data stored in .gdb.
by hilbert
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3511

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

FuryTrader has made good points (like he makes always :)). Most data providers have 2 servers: real time quote server and historical data server. There are differences between data stored on these 2 servers (I am not sure why such differences should exist). So, if you reloading your charts, you are ...
by hilbert
16 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

@NiC72: if you are serious about trading... you have to toss this computer and get a new one. I know it is expensive and it looks pretty, but 4 GB is barely enough for the OS. I realize now that my Zenbook is not enough. But it worked great on MC 8.8 and earlier. It actually works well now, unless ...
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-263 Above entry says that it has been released in version 8.0, but this doesn't work in version 9.0. It has 8 votes. I don't remember whether it has been working since version 8.0 or not, but it is definitely not working in version 9.0. DOM do...
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Better Workspace Management-Number of charts in a workspace
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Better Workspace Management-Number of charts in a worksp

Martin, thanks for sharing your workspace naming convention. Its useful to see how another trader is organizing their charts. :)
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Better Workspace Management-Number of charts in a workspace
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Better Workspace Management-Number of charts in a worksp

Typically, a workspace will have only 1 scanner and only 1 order and position tracker window, so specifying number of these in the title bar is not required. For completeness, title bar can also show number of DOM and number of time and sales window. So something like "Multicharts - Untitled Desktop...
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Better Workspace Management-Number of charts in a workspace
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Better Workspace Management-Number of charts in a workspace

I am sure a large number of MC users have workspaces with overlapping charts. Many users have experimental workspaces, where we open/close and resize new charts all the time. It can become very difficult to remember all the open charts and such workspaces can become messy. I often find myself doing ...
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: QM- Edit Data vs Data Export different! [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: QM- Edit Data vs Data Export different! [SOLVED]

Hello hilbert, What you see in the "ASCII Data Export" window is not the whole data range, because it is just an example. You can see that it defined the "End Date" correctly so it should export all the data you can see in the "Edit Data" window. You are apparently correct, my mistake! Cheers n Tha...
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: QM- Edit Data vs Data Export different! [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 740

QM- Edit Data vs Data Export different! [SOLVED]

I have IB data. If I click on ESU4 and then ASCII data export (minute/trade), I get data till 6/16/2014.
If I click on ESU4 and then edit data (minute/trade), I get data till 28.08.2014.

Can someone explain what is wrong?
QM_Edit data_Export Data.png
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by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Is this how it will work for the foreseeable future? In MultiCharts 9.0 minute based charts will be backfilled as well after the connection is restored. I guess instant automatic reload for minute bars was not implemented in MC9.0. Any clarity when will this be implemented. This has been a promised...
by hilbert
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE
Replies: 165
Views: 35606

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE

3 little bugs/oversights: Open any strategy property window. 1) When base currency is changed, ccy symbol changes in front of Initial Capital, but doesn't change in front of Slippage. 2) When Manage rule is clicked, again ccy symbol doesn't change. 2) AUD, NZD and USD have same symbol $. Symbols sho...
by hilbert
14 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]

Because of different ways how data is requested on chart. Alright, thanks. So, the best practice is to use From...To method for selecting the dates. I guess you guys should update the Wiki page recommending that From...To method is superior compared to days back method. It will be helpful for users...
by hilbert
14 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]

Indeed there can be some problems with pacing violation if you use " Bars Back/Days Back " option for defining Data Range of the chart. If you switch the option to " From ... To ... ", there will be less tick data requests, though according the mechanism of building custom futures charts, the numbe...
by hilbert
13 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can Excel 32 be able to read GlobalVariable.dll 64 [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Can Excel 32 be able to read GlobalVariable.dll 64 [SOLVED]

I do trade manually, no automatic system Like mention, I do control nearly all aspect. Sometime, I could enter on a stop, other time on a limit or at market. I could modify my entry price, move my stop and qty automatically adjusted. I could opted to double my risk or cut it in half. I could limit ...
by hilbert
13 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC vs MC.net for indicator on indicator
Replies: 1
Views: 376

MC vs MC.net for indicator on indicator

Version 8.8 brought 2 similar but distinct changes in MC regular and MC.NET. Indicator on Indicator was added for MC regular, whereas "objects of one study are accessible from another one" feature was added for MC.NET. I understand "Indicator on Indicator", but do not understand the other feature. A...
by hilbert
13 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can Excel 32 be able to read GlobalVariable.dll 64 [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Can Excel 32 be able to read GlobalVariable.dll 64 [SOLVED]

I design a trading platform in Excel that allow me to control nearly all aspect of a trade. And most important for me, orders are placed directly on Interactive Broker server. They don't reside in my PC To allow transferring entry point, a mouse click on a bar will capture it's data, then a click o...
by hilbert
13 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can Excel 32 be able to read GlobalVariable.dll 64 [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Can Excel 32 be able to read GlobalVariable.dll 64 [SOLVED]

Hello I'm trying MC64 to see if I can run my indicators. One of then is capturing data using a mouse click and store the value in Global Variable. Once copied, I click on a macro button in Excel to transfer the data. For the moment, it's not working and I suspect that it is because Excel is expecti...
by hilbert
13 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: How stable is Multicharts for 24/7 autotrading?
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: How stable is Multicharts for 24/7 autotrading?

I'm talking about the MultiCharts software log files. They are indeed deleted upon restart of MC, but with running MC 24/7 that obviously does not happen. It's not uncommon to see log files that are hundreds of megabytes after one session, and the larger these log files, the worse the performance o...
by hilbert
10 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: How to create new charts and load strategies automatically?
Replies: 8
Views: 2094

Re: How to create new charts and load strategies automatical

Josh - I am curious as how will such a functionality to open a workspace from code will help your trading operation. Can you please enlighten me as to what would be the benefit of having such a functionality? Thanks. I asked because of curiosity and a desire to learn that feature; I don't see a nee...
by hilbert
09 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: How to create new charts and load strategies automatically?
Replies: 8
Views: 2094

Re: How to create new charts and load strategies automatical

Thanks for the offer. I use AutoHotKey, and it can probably also be done with that tool. But I asked because I wanted to learn how to open workspaces from MC .NET code, which suggest to me there is some kind of direct way (otherwise one would call the AutoIt or AutoHotKey script from MC .NET code, ...
by hilbert
09 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: How stable is Multicharts for 24/7 autotrading?
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: How stable is Multicharts for 24/7 autotrading?

A lot of factors can influence the performance of the MultiCharts program. For example, if you run multiple strategies the log files can become quite big, leading to less performance. Are you talking about Multicharts software log files or order and position tracker log files? Because if you are ta...
by hilbert
09 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]

Screenshot and log attached. The log file shows it request a lot of tick data request for 9/24/2014, 9/25/2015 until pacing violation. But today is 8/10/2014, that data is not displayed in this chart. I think its a bug and MC team should release a fix. When plotting minute data, this is just an inc...
by hilbert
08 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: Custom Futures Tick chart causes IB pacing violation [SOLVED]

I use MC 9. I can't make Custom (continuous) Futures works with Tick/Second charts. It will 100% cause IB "pacing violation", the tick or second charts would never load. I know IB data feed has limitation but all other normal (non-custom) instruments worked very well, and Custom Futures with 1 min ...
by hilbert
08 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory Limitations
Replies: 11
Views: 1753

Re: Memory Limitations

Databases files are no longer limited to 4gb size. Fantastic! I am thinking of getting an IQFEED connection and saving tick data for 1800 stocks in the MC database. Collecting tick data for 1800 US stocks, will start to quickly fill DB. Question: What is the impact on performance if db size gets ve...
by hilbert
07 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory Limitations
Replies: 11
Views: 1753

Re: Memory Limitations

Hello, MC is a great software that I use everyday but I am a bit frustrated by MC's memory limitations, and I would like to now what other users think of the following suggestions: 1. Increase the maximum tsstorage.gdb file size, which is currently 4 Gb, to unlimited, as the NTFS file system suppor...
by hilbert
07 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Quotemanager Splits and dividend adjustments
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Quotemanager Splits and dividend adjustments

Is there not some way that the historical data could be called directly from the 3rd party vendors API in a timely manner. I use Bloomberg with Multicharts Pro but, as a result of the effort required to maintain the Quotemanager database being so large and prone to errors (human), it is often easie...
by hilbert
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 64 vs MC 32
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: MC 64 vs MC 32

I did update from Vista-32bit to Win7-64bit around 1.5 years back. I have dell inspiron 1420, with intel core 2 duo T8300. However, I didn't change from MC 32bit to 64bit because my machine has only 4GB memory. With the release of MC9, I decided to increase my RAM to 8GB from 4GB, so that I can run ...
by hilbert
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 64 vs MC 32
Replies: 3
Views: 781

MC 64 vs MC 32

1) My laptop has 4GB RAM and windows 7 64 bit ultimate. 2) I have typically 3 workspace with 10 charts each open, with 2-4 years 1 minute data (bar charts). I have IB data. I use only minute charts and IOG disabled. 3) I do not use MC for live autotrading. 4) I use MC only for backtesting, strategy ...
by hilbert
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PATS and or TT Trading System Feedback
Replies: 21
Views: 3272

Re: PATS and or TT Trading System Feedback

In summary the issues that my colleague and I have experienced with the MC:Pats solution (on 3 different computers in 2 different locations): -Ladders losing the feed and greying out -Slowdowns and freezes -Orders not appearing on the MC GUI or falsely remaining worked when actually filled -P&L inc...
by hilbert
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Interactive Brokers data feed improvement suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Interactive Brokers data feed improvement suggestion

gerler, please update to MultiCharts 9.0 Release and enable the option “Generate new tick if total volume changes”. Gerler, you should report back if you still find that MC captures 25% less ticks after updating to MC 9 and enabling the option that Henry suggested. Thanks for your investigation int...
by hilbert
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Max rate of messages per second error
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

Re: Max rate of messages per second error

Yes i'm am, thanks andrew. It seems there is a bug that will be fixed in 9.0
A little confusing because version 9.0 is already out today. What bug are you talking about? Will it get fixed in MC 9.1?
by hilbert
19 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any Idea when... A faster Project Management web page
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Any Idea when... A faster Project Management web page

Dear users, Due to the nature of the current database, there’s no easy way to bulk migrate everything into a new system. This means we’d have to adjust and move each PM entry manually, which is very labor-intensive and time-consuming. Henry - Just a suggestion. Even manually moving each PM entry se...
by hilbert
19 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 54
Views: 9740

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

Any idea when the final release should be out? After using RC for a few days I really got the feeling that it was buggy at times. For example when adding a new symbol from IQFeed all the windows froze as soon as you added the symbol. This doesnt happen in 8. Also when you have a chart with numerous...
by hilbert
13 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 54
Views: 9740

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

Now that the Portfolio Trader is more powerful, I'm often producing backtests with lots of trades. I wish to save these backtests to Excel so I can do further analysis on them. However, there is an issue with saving backtests to Excel: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-1734 I...
by hilbert
13 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any Idea when... A faster Project Management web page
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Any Idea when... A faster Project Management web page

MC Team,

I hope you guys are listening. If you can increase speed of PM, it will make the overall process smoother. Thanks for all the other improvements.
by hilbert
05 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3

Here are 2 screenshots about a strategy

Is it bugs?
# All trades <> Long + Short
# Net profit <> Profit long + Profit short

thank you
Nuno
Hello Nuno,

That is a known issue that will be resolved in MultiCharts 9.0 Release Candidate.
Henry, When are we getting MC 9.0 release candidate?
by hilbert
01 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3

I don't want to sound inpatient or ungrateful for the MC 9.0 Beta 3 release, but is there any estimate for the MC 9.1 release?
It will be helpful if MC team can also tell us when MC 9.0 release candidate and final version of MC 9.0 is expected. Thanks a lot.
by hilbert
07 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

But it is mostly impossible to create a strategy on several new instruments like stocks when you have to wait hours and hours to download 40 days of 300 milliseconds stockdata. In the past it took perhaps 5 minutes to download this data but now you have to wait hours and hours. Are you saying downl...
by hilbert
30 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16651

Re: Memory leak

Immediate consumption caused by changing the data range while strategy report is open will be fixed in MultiCharts 9.0 Beta3. When are you releasing beta3 ? I thought next in line was MC9.0 release candidate. As for this behavior - we are constantly improving the application to avoid memory leaks a...
by hilbert
29 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16651

Re: Memory leak

MultiCharts .NET64 Version 8.8 Release (Build 9191) The CPU and RAM usage were significantly optimized in MultiCharts .NET 9.0 beta 2. Please update to this version and let me know about the RAM usage with it. Was this improvement in RAM/CPU usage done for MC regular also or was it done only for MC...
by hilbert
18 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2

when is MC 9.0 final version expected? or will we see a beta 3.0 also?
by hilbert
14 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2

Hi MC Team, I noticed in the Multicharts 9.0 Beta 1 thread it was stated that Bar Magnifier and IntrabarOrderGeneration are not supported in the new Portfolio Trader so I went to vote for and noticed there are 3 project management feature requests requesting this and thus votes are not collated. ht...
by hilbert
24 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Quandl data support in MultiCharts
Replies: 20
Views: 2745

Re: Quandl data support in MultiCharts

I think it is a great suggestion. MC must definitely find a way to incorporate quandl data. It will prove to be very useful.
by hilbert
24 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 1
Replies: 80
Views: 12485

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 1

Does the portfolio trader use live tick data during forward testing with autotrade turned on ? I have some strategies on charts that don't match the same strategies in portfolio trader after this weeks testing. I am not sure why they would have different results. shane Portfolio Trader does not sup...
by hilbert
13 Jun 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 1
Replies: 80
Views: 12485

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 1

MC Team - please remove pacing violations pop-ups. We don't need that. Its annoying and cumbersome. Thanks.
by hilbert
30 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii fo

As per MATricks requested for a separate thread for this very important issue, I have already created this separate thread for this very important functionality around 6 months back. However, this request is still pending and people have been waiting for this request for years. I request everyone to...
by hilbert
15 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Editing 1000s of symbols in one go in Quotemanager [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Editing 1000s of symbols in one go in Quotemanager [SOLVED]

In Quotemanager, I have thousands of symbols. I want to edit symbols such that I can select the value of "Settings Source" to "Use Symbol Dictionary Settings" for all these 1000s of symbols in the Settings tab of edit window. Is there a way to do it in one go (automatically) instead of clicking on a...
by hilbert
03 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage - Market Orders 9 minutes late and 30 points off
Replies: 28
Views: 2994

Re: Slippage - Market Orders 9 minutes late and 30 points of

you should post code, then it will be much easier to figure out what is going wrong.
by hilbert
28 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii fo

MC Team,

I would like to request again for your management to please consider this functionality and implement this feature in MC. It will be very helpful for many customers. Thanks for your consideration.
by hilbert
27 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: why MC.Net not designed to allow coding in visual studio
Replies: 2
Views: 858

why MC.Net not designed to allow coding in visual studio

Question: Why was multicharts.net designed in the way to allow only multicharts proprietary editor for developing strategies? Why was it not designed to allow to use Visual studio to write indicators and strategies? Is it because of some technical limitation of the multicharts infrastructure? or was...
by hilbert
11 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Disable Automate Order Execution warning? [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 4438

Re: Disable Automate Order Execution warning? [SOLVED]

LOL this is what I thought ... some explanations: When you use a VPS, it's for trading 24/24 5/7 without be in front of your screen ok ? When you reboot your machine on every Sunday,(automate) or after an incident 'everything must be in total control of the PowerLanguage program. Multicharts is the...
by hilbert
11 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Disable Automate Order Execution warning? [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 4438

Re: Disable Automate Order Execution warning? [SOLVED]

I understand that no checkbox is likely on purpose. So we always know that we are responsible for out trading, not Multicharts LLC. But if you've seen it like 100 times, it's annoying. If no checkbox, maybe a registry setting for advanced users who know what they do? I suggest this approach of bein...
by hilbert
27 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 27734

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

Yes, I've been experiencing the same problem but not in all windows. Some are correct, others not.
Arnie, Who is your data provider? Is this with the latest build released last week?
by hilbert
15 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii fo

The way originally Multicharts improved TS was that TS was all about one broker, one platform, one datafeed. It was a monopoly that constrained customers. Multicharts created this framework, in which they allowed users the ability to "pick and choose" different data providers, different brokers etc....
by hilbert
15 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 27734

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

Henry, This week is almost about to end. When are we going to get an updated, stable version? Thanks. Current version of MultiCharts 8.8 Release is stable enough. There were no critical issues reported with it. New build is most likely coming the next week. Thanks for updating me Henry. In most of ...
by hilbert
15 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Are you sure" window for Closing MC
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: "Are you sure" window for Closing MC

+1 for this feature request. I am surprised why this feature has not been a default feature. I mean its pretty standard in every software.
by hilbert
15 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 27734

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

hilbert, unfortunately there is no ETA for MultiCharts 9.0 beta yet. It is not in our road map for this year as we are currently working on the new builds of MultiCharts 8.8 Release with the minor bug fixes. Henry, can you please tell when are you going to release new version of MC 8.8 with all the...
by hilbert
03 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii fo

Henry, Others - please vote. Having the ability to export out data from MC in ascii files is a highly useful functionality. This will allow us to easily use the collected data available in MC database, in any other application program like excel, R, Matlab etc. Also, we can put that data in our own...
by hilbert
02 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 27734

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

hilbert, unfortunately there is no ETA for MultiCharts 9.0 beta yet. It is not in our road map for this year as we are currently working on the new builds of MultiCharts 8.8 Release with the minor bug fixes. Henry, can you please tell when are you going to release new version of MC 8.8 with all the...
by hilbert
26 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple entry and exit of positions
Replies: 6
Views: 4323

Re: Multiple entry and exit of positions

As far as I know, the "setstoploss" function is not customizable for specific entries within a trading model. However, you should be able to accomplish what you're seeking to do with EasyLanguage. Doing so requires you to keep track which entry trades have been triggered, and to only exit portions ...
by hilbert
20 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 27734

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

I didn't want to start a new thread, but I am curious when are we going to get Multicharts 9.0 beta and finally Multicharts 9.0 production version? Its been a long time waiting for portfolio trading. Thanks. hilbert, unfortunately there is no ETA for MultiCharts 9.0 beta yet. It is not in our road ...
by hilbert
19 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 27734

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

I didn't want to start a new thread, but I am curious when are we going to get Multicharts 9.0 beta and finally Multicharts 9.0 production version? Its been a long time waiting for portfolio trading. Thanks.
by hilbert
12 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii fo

Henry, I registered and raised a feature request. Meanwhile, can you suggest a workaround for the time being before MC team can implement this feature? Thanks. Others - please vote. Having the ability to export out data from MC in ascii files is a highly useful functionality. This will allow us to e...
by hilbert
11 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Exporting data for multiple symbols together in ascii format

Hello MC Team, We need this functionality to be able to export data for multiple instruments together in one go in ascii format. Currently, this functionality is not available and its not practically possible to go and export data one-by-one for 500 or so symbols every night. Please consider impleme...
by hilbert
30 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Market Order exclusive cost / slippage suggestion [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2701

Re: Market Order exclusive cost / slippage suggestion [SOLVED]

I second this request. MC team please implement this feature.
by hilbert
24 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Symbol Dictionary or Custom settings for BPV in QM
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Symbol Dictionary or Custom settings for BPV in QM

Hello Hilbert, You are welcome to use both of them (in general). The thing is that each symbol should have a particular set of parameters (Price Scale, Min. Movement, Big Point Value. Daily limit is not used in any part of the software, it was originally added for backward-compatibility with TS). W...
by hilbert
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL SYNTAX: open next bar limit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

Re: EL SYNTAX: open next bar limit [SOLVED]

Calculation per bar can be executed in one of the two modes: 1. Calculation upon Close of each bar and filling of the generated orders collection on the next bar. This is the default mode. 2. Calculation upon Open of each bar in the context of the previous bar and filling of the generated orders co...
by hilbert
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Symbol Dictionary or Custom settings for BPV in QM
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Symbol Dictionary or Custom settings for BPV in QM

There are two main approaches to put settings in QM - either use a custom setting or a symbol dictionary setting. (ignoring Use exchanges and ECN's settings here). Example: consider ES contract. Using symbol dictionary setting: Approach 1- Symbol Dictionary Setting Price scale : 1/100 Daily Limit: 1...
by hilbert
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 BETA 2
Replies: 33
Views: 6590

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 BETA 2

I would like to continue to use Excel for saving performance report. In 8.8, Is it still not possible to select just some pages from the performance report, rather than export the FULL performance report? MC team - can you please clarify this point. Exporting the full performance report with all the...
by hilbert
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

Re: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]

However, I am not sure if optimize order flow will take care of following also? From example3 , it seems, if position limit option in "strategy property" is not ticked; then when optimize order flow is used, MC will combine following orders into 1 order and increase the order size by 3 times. MC te...
by hilbert
21 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating
Replies: 25
Views: 5854

Re: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating

Hilbert, something that is really great with MC is the Time Zone, Daylight Savings, etc... management in the Quote Manager (QM). What is important: You have to make sure that your Operating System Time Zone and DateTime is correct. When you trade Globex you just enter under "Edit Symbols" -> "Sessi...
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating
Replies: 25
Views: 5854

Re: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating

Please make sure that your computer time corresponds to the selected time zone. Close MultiCharts and all of its applications and synchronize your PC clock with Internet time. Henry, if I trade both Globex and HK listed futures, how it this possible to have my computer time correspond to both the t...
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL SYNTAX: open next bar limit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

Re: EL SYNTAX: open next bar limit [SOLVED]

Currently: Buy next bar open limit = Buy next bar open[1] limit What we want to do and what we tell MC to do: Code: Buy next bar open limit ; Which means: Buy at the next open when this bar has closed Hello, I would like to know the meaning of this: buy next bar at open next bar limit; you are tell...
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

Re: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]

I read the optimize order flow section and it does take care of following issue. So, thanks to the MC team. buy ("Entry 1") next bar high stop; buy ("Entry 2") next bar high + 1 stop; buy ("Entry 3") next bar high + 2 stop; Let's leave "Allow multiple entry" option unchecked in strategy property. In...
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL SYNTAX: open next bar limit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

EL SYNTAX: open next bar limit [SOLVED]

Based on discussion in another thread, I did some testing and concluded that open next bar limit does not work in powerlanguage. However, if buy next bar at open next bar limit; is used, the study still compiles. So, it must mean something. Please clarify below: 1) What does this syntax mean in powe...
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Performance Report short cut? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: Strategy Performance Report short cut? [SOLVED]

Is there a keyboard or toolbar short cut to the Strategy Performance Report?
Report_shortcut.png

Just press CTRL+SHIFT+S


Its Cool and I do it all the time.
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts registering prices that were never hit
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: MultiCharts registering prices that were never hit

I Am following this topic keenly. Any updates what happend? Did the problem get resolved?
by hilbert
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 BETA 1
Replies: 45
Views: 10521

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 BETA 1

This issue has been confirmed. The fix is targeted to MultiCharts 8.8 Release

Henry, What is your target for releasing MC 8.8 production version? November or December? Thanks.
by hilbert
17 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any limitations on MC Database size
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Any limitations on MC Database size

Are you going to use all the collected data on everyday basis? Are you going to increase number of symbols, or only amount of collected data for the same number of symbols? 1) I am going to use maybe 10% of collected data every week for research. 2) Yes, I am going to increase number of symbols. Cu...
by hilbert
17 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any limitations on MC Database size
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Any limitations on MC Database size

Hello Hilbert, You are not limited in database size, except for your hard drive of course. Using the tool to decrease the database size is recommended when you have deleted a lot of data/symbols from QuoteManager, since the database files are not decreased in size on their own in this case. If we t...
by hilbert
16 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any limitations on MC Database size
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Any limitations on MC Database size

Hi, I would like to know if there is any theoretical or practical limit to the database size in MC? Let us say if database size goes beyond 8 GB, does that affect the performance of MC either during analysis or live autotrading? E.G. I have experienced it firsthand that opening many charts simultane...
by hilbert
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Hi, How is it possible to call these commands from PowerLanguage code? I see there's now a CommandLine command, but none of the following compile: CommandLine(.csy(name=@ES#)); CommandLine(.csy name=@ES#); CommandLine .csy name=@ES#; Please advise. I am also wondering the same. Can you please illus...
by hilbert
03 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 1
Replies: 51
Views: 14621

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 1

It was mentioned that "full access to command line functionality will be available from within the code" in Multicharts 8.7 but I don't find this feature in the list of new additions. Please see this thread on automatic data re-loading upon losing internet connection and specifically post number 23...
by hilbert
03 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 1
Replies: 51
Views: 14621

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 BETA 1

It was mentioned that "full access to command line functionality will be available from within the code" in Multicharts 8.7 but I don't find this feature in the list of new additions. Please see this thread on automatic data re-loading upon losing internet connection and specifically post number 23 ...
by hilbert
19 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

To give you some insight: from the code that will be possible to insert symbol, change symbol, insert indicator, insert signal, reload data (all data, certain resolution, interval (N days), all charts), change chart symbol name, change symbol resolution, turn off auto trading, show report, change b...
by hilbert
12 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Possible to call signals from within a signal?
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Possible to call signals from within a signal?

Hello Hilbert,

There is no such functionality at the moment.
Thanks Henry. I suspected this to be the case since I couldn't find anything like this in manuals or wiki.

Does such functionality exist for .NET version or for .NET version also, such thing can't be done? Thanks.
by hilbert
12 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Possible to call signals from within a signal?
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Possible to call signals from within a signal?

Is it possible to use other signals in a master kind of signal. Similar to the practice of calling a subroutine in a language like Visual Basic from other subroutines? I have developed multiple signals on a single market. Currently the only options are to apply multiple signals to 1 chart or single ...
by hilbert
11 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Henry, What does this mean with regards to re-loading data? Does it mean that I have to click on each chart, thus making each chart active and then type in the specific command which will reload the data for that chart? If my understanding is correct, it means I still need to individually click on ...
by hilbert
11 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Dear users, We have decided to expand MultiCharts by adding full access to command line functionality. That includes not only reloading of data, but other command line features as well, such as changing chart symbol and resolution, etc. The feature is targeted to MultiCharts 8.7. Henry, What does t...
by hilbert
10 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

This feature request is not yet scheduled to any particular version of MultiCharts. With most data providers the data is backfilled automatically on tick based charts. See post #14 . HPF, hilbert, which data providers do you use? What is the resolution of the charts with gaps? How exactly gaps appe...
by hilbert
10 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Dear Henry/Andrew, Status in the Project Management for this feature request has been changed from "Under Review" to "Reviewed". But it still does not show "Confirmed". What does this mean? Are we going to see this feature in version 9? You know how many users are hoping to see this feature in vers...
by hilbert
04 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Dear Henry/Andrew, Status in the Project Management for this feature request has been changed from "Under Review" to "Reviewed". But it still does not show "Confirmed". What does this mean? Are we going to see this feature in version 9? You know how many users are hoping to see this feature in versi...
by hilbert
22 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: quick PL question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: quick PL question [SOLVED]

Or, is there a way to tell the code whether the strategy has been applied on a stock, future or fx?
Category- Returns a numerical value, indicating the category (financial instrument type) of the symbol that study is applied to.
Henry, it worked perfectly. Thanks.
by hilbert
20 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: quick PL question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: quick PL question [SOLVED]

Hello Hilbert, There is no reserved word to get this value. You can specify the trade size in contracts or shares in the code. If it is not specified in the code then Trade Size value from Strategy Properties window is used. Thanks Henry! I can get commissions used in the strategy properties window...
by hilbert
20 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: quick PL question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

quick PL question [SOLVED]

In strategies properties window, there is a trade size field (which is used if signal does not specify the number of contracts).

Is there a keyword in PL that can be used to get this 'trade size' value from strategies properties window in the code. Thanks.

-Hilbert
by hilbert
19 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Best computer for Genetic Algo optimization [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 5216

Re: Best computer for Genetic Algo optimization [SOLVED]

I'm curious, how would you assess regular MC's PL study performance using a performance timer? For example there is a tool called EL Performance Timer, which was written by Bamboo for TS originally (if I recall it correctly). It will output the calculation times. Hello, I looked around but couldn't...
by hilbert
12 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Futures - can't get June ES contract
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Custom Futures - can't get June ES contract

For ES, the roll-over is 8 days before expiry. Most traders would start trading the new contract on this day. After this day, the front month contract volume gets thin and the oscillation becomes erratic. See this for explanation: http://www.mypivots.com/articles/articles.aspx?artnum=10 Thanks TJ, ...
by hilbert
12 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Please allow me to bring it to your attention again. Kindly implement this feature in the upcoming release. With 50 charts open, it is extremely hard to work without this feature, whenever a disconnect happens. 30 users have already voted for this feature. Kindly implement at priority in the upcomi...
by hilbert
12 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

MC Team, Please allow me to bring it to your attention again. Kindly implement this feature in the upcoming release. With 50 charts open, it is extremely hard to work without this feature, whenever a disconnect happens. 30 users have already voted for this feature. Kindly implement at priority in th...
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt

I got the issue resolved after some experimentation post market close. I went to view->Show DOM window and then DOM window came up. After I closed the DOM window, beneath the DOM window, there was the Data window and now it was showing all the relevant data. So, I guess it was some kind of stack ove...
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Options Module in MC [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 3750

Re: Options Module in MC [SOLVED]

Interesting take hilbert. I personally didn't get MC for automated trading, but I admit that I do like the concept and would entertain the idea. I've been trading options for 10+ years and find it rewarding. I swing trade, with transactions lasting several weeks, generally. I also do boring stuff l...
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Options Module in MC [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 3750

Re: Options Module in MC [SOLVED]

So alltogether, it is a question, where does Multicharts want to go? How to divide their development resources? How many MC users want an option module? What other important non option related functions are missing? (For my part: with MC9.0, I would have all I need, so that's why I desire an option...
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Options Module in MC [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 3750

Re: Options Module in MC [SOLVED]

Hello TonyB, At the moment we don't plan to optimize MultiCharts for trading options, however i will double check it with our development team and management and let you know if there any changes in this course. Here is my 2 cents. Whole concept behind MC is systematic automated trading. I think ev...
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt

Hilbert: load a chart, then the "help" icon will be visible at the top of the window..left click on the "help" icon and select "about Multicharts", the build number will then be visible.. Hey sptrader, Seems you missed one of my posts above in the thread. I already mentioned: Multicharts Version 8....
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt

Where is your mouse cursor at the moment you press Ctrl+Shift+D? Andrew, So, I just tried it again putting my mouse cursor at different places while pressing Ctl+Shft+D and still data window doesn't show. Specifically, I tried 3 places: 1) I put my mouse cursor on a chart window to select the chart...
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt

Hello Hilbert,

Please go to Help -> About MultiCharts -> What is the build number of the software?
So, Andrew, could you find any fix yet? Thanks.
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt

Hi,

Thanks for quick help on this.

Multicharts Version 8.0 Release (Build 5620)
by hilbert
04 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Data window blank - do i need to re-start MC during mkt hrs?

Weird stuff - never saw this before. Pls see attachment. Clicking on the cursor is showing the bar data as in attached pic, but nothing showing in data window. Ctl+Shft+D removed the data window and again pressing it brought it back - again blank. Very annoying. Any quick technique/fix for this othe...
by hilbert
01 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 14334

Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Many of MC users have unreliable internet connection and as a result when internet connects back, the charts have gaps. I have around 50 charts open and its extremely troublesome to go and reload data in all of those charts manually. My request is that MC should automatically download data for the m...
by hilbert
30 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trading
Replies: 47
Views: 12372

Re: Portfolio Trading

The setup that you describe should work fine in MultiCharts if you open 3 charts for the same symbol and turn on auto trading on every chart. Please see the following MC Wiki article: https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Trading_from_Multiple_Charts_on_One_Instrument Dave, Can you...
by hilbert
19 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Weird behavior - Multiple plotting of daily bars
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Weird behavior - Multiple plotting of daily bars

Please see the attached screenshot. data1 - 5min ES data from IB data2 - daily ES data from IB There are 2 weird things in the chart: 1) An empty space exists between 1615 bar and 935 bar. A daily bar prints in this empty space. 2) Two candles for daily data get plotted for yesterday and today. The ...
by hilbert
28 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Hilbert, in order to perform further investigation we need to connect to your PC remotely. Please come to our live chat Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 11 am EST to continue the investigation. Henry, Alright, I will come to live chat. I would suggest however for you to see if you also get wrong AUD.NZD dat...
by hilbert
28 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

One more problem with AUD.NZD symbol.
Date: 17 July 2012
Difference between IB price and MC price at 5.00EST (close of FX session).

I am attaching a 1 hr IB and MC chart for comparison.
by hilbert
28 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

After step #2, you should exit MultiCharts. Make sure all the MultiCharts processes no longer shown on the TaskManager before restarting. This will clear the cache in the memory. Alright, I just did as you said, closed MC checked Task manager that all processes have been shut down, restarted MC and...
by hilbert
27 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

As per your suggestion and following the linked thread, I had changed the setting in MC and the problem had resolved. But I just noticed it has re-appeared now - on precisely the same date as before. Not sure what happened. Are you also experiencing a similar problem? MC Team please advise. Hello H...
by hilbert
25 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Alright, another similar problem. This time with AUD.NZD, IB daily data. There is a spike in my MC chart of 3 big figures, whereas IB charts are clean. Date: 7 Dec 2011 This looks like a similar problem to the one described in this thread , where the suggested solution was to change the setting 'Ge...
by hilbert
02 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unrecognized File Format
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

Re: Unrecognized File Format

I had taken a backup like 2 months ago. I copied pasted workspaces from that backup, and it worked. Everyone should take backup of Multicharts.
by hilbert
31 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unrecognized File Format
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

Unrecognized File Format

I can't open any workspaces. The error is "Unrecognized file format". I go to the folder where all my workspaces are saved and they are still there. For example: I have a workspace named ES. So, I went to Open Existing Workspace from the tool bar in Multicharts and selected the file "ES" and also as...
by hilbert
17 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Alright, another similar problem. This time with AUD.NZD, IB daily data. There is a spike in my MC chart of 3 big figures, whereas IB charts are clean. Date: 7 Dec 2011 I followed the same steps of closing charts, clearing cache, deleting daily data, and re-loading daily data for AUD.NZD from IB but...
by hilbert
16 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Hi Henry, Thanks, I got it working. I have the 9th July data now. I wonder why does this anomaly happen? It raises big question mark on the reliability of Multicharts. In this case, I happened to observe that a daily candle for EUR.USD was missing, however if I am downloading and collecting data fo...
by hilbert
13 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Hi Henry, Thanks, I got it working. I have the 9th July data now. I wonder why does this anomaly happen? It raises big question mark on the reliability of Multicharts. In this case, I happened to observe that a daily candle for EUR.USD was missing, however if I am downloading and collecting data for...
by hilbert
13 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Hi Henry, I am trying to follow your instructions. I have completed till step2 and have cleared the cache. However I am not able to follow step3. When I right click on EUR.USD symbol in quote manager, and click on Edit Symbol, I get the 'attached' message box. I don't understand what you mean by loa...
by hilbert
12 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Hilbert, have you tried to reload the EUR.USD chart using Ctrl+R or View tab->Reload ? Yes, I have tried it. But it didn't work. I am confident this is not a machine specific or my software specific problem. Do you get daily candle for the said date if you try to open a EUR.USD daily chart using IB...
by hilbert
11 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

Just for kicks, try loading 200 "days back" for eur/usd like you did with AUD.USD..see if "days back" corrects the problem.. I tried that already, it didn't correct the problem. I am sure this problem is so simple that it should be trivially possible to replicate this problem by other users and MC ...
by hilbert
10 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SetStopLoss not working properly
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: SetStopLoss not working properly

No, the problem I have is the order was submitted by MC at 19755 in the morning and exactly executed at 19755. The stop loss order at broker and MC were 19605 and all of a sudden changed to 19625 and the chart suddenly showing long at 19780 which is not true at all. After closing, I reload the char...
by hilbert
10 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Missing Daily Candle for July 9, 2012 EUR.USD - IB data

IB feed is missing July 9, 2012 daily candle for EUR.USD. Intra-day data is available in MC. Moreover, this daily candle is being shown in TWS charts from IB. So, something is breaking down between IB and MC. Surprisingly, for AUD.USD, everything works as expected and daily candle is being displayed...
by hilbert
02 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error: Access is denied: 'Export.qmd'. backing up user data
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Error: Access is denied: 'Export.qmd'. backing up user d

Have you tried the "..." button (from the window of which the screenshot was taken) to specify the directory to which the file needs to be saved? When I export, I specify the directory (like "C:\Temp\Export.qmd" instead of "Export.qmd") and it works correctly. See step 6 under the header ' How to e...
by hilbert
02 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error: Access is denied: 'Export.qmd'. backing up user data
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Error: Access is denied: 'Export.qmd'. backing up user data

As per the instructions in https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/How_to_Backup_User_Data I am trying to back up multicharts user data from quote manager. I did following steps. Quote Manager > File > Export Data > Export All Instruments, clicking on next leads to Export symbols with...
by hilbert
28 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Re: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify

Hey Henry,

Since I have now got this figured out that reported Sharpe is monthly Sharpe and I can easily convert it into annual, I have no problem. My initial motivation was just to know what is going on here. Thanks for help.

Cheers,
Hilbert
by hilbert
24 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Re: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify

Sorry but your information is wrong. All hedge funds, asset managers etc. report annualized sharpe ratios only. Let me offer you 2 examples using CTA data which is readily available. 1) http://www.autumngold.com/Advisor/Statistics/cta_profile.php?id=9094 Copy the return data into excel and then you ...
by hilbert
23 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Re: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify

Hey Henry, Thanks again! Now I see what you guys are doing. Well, I am afraid its not the correct way to compute Sharpe. First, Sharpe is always, always quoted as an annualized number. You can use either 'quarterly returns and quarterly std deviations' or 'monthly returns and monthly std deviations'...
by hilbert
23 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Re: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify

Hi Henry, Thanks for reply. I checked the link you mentioned, that post just gives the formula for computation of Sharpe ratio. If you see my post above, I have given an explicit example which shows problem with Sharpe ratio calculated in Multicharts. Can you please look at the example I have given ...
by hilbert
23 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Sharpe Ratio Calculation - please clarify

Can MC team please clarify how Sharpe ratio is calculated in the performance report ? For intra-day strategies, I tried annualizing daily returns and daily standard deviations but my Sharpe ratio calculated in spreadsheet is very different from that in Strategy report. I also used "Average monthly r...
by hilbert
19 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: about IOG/BarMagnifier in custom futures...
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: about IOG in custom futures...

Intra-Bar Order Generation and Bar Magnifier are unavailable for Custom Futures. Data Playback can be used only in "As Is" mode. IOU and Bar Magnifier are extremely important functionalities for reliable backtesting. Is there any plan to add this functionality soon. Should not be too hard - for MC ...
by hilbert
25 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock

Thanks TJ, I am running Vista and dimension4 won't work with it. I am currently in Asia - opposite end of NY (even though I am synching with EST). Distance from IB servers - that might be a reason as you suggest, but I am not sure. Interestingly, I noticed that if I first change time manually on my ...
by hilbert
25 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock

Thanks Dave for your response. I am synchronizing my PC Clock with pool.ntp.org server every 1 hour. However, even after immediately synchronizing my PC clock, I see a difference of about 0.5-2 second between my PC clock and IB TWS time. Currently, I am doing strategy development at 10-30 minute tim...
by hilbert
21 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock

Following is my code that I used: Inputs: m(1.9); variables: cbarsize(0); cbarsize = m*average(range,50); condition1 = close - open > cbarsize; condition2 = close - open < -cbarsize; if condition1 then buy next bar at open; if condition2 then sellshort next bar at open; Please note that in realtime,...
by hilbert
21 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Signal disappeared from chart - IB data - PC clock

Hello All, I recently purchased MC and witnessed a very strange issue twice in the last week itself. I am using IB feed to construct a EURUSD 30minute bar chart and buying/selling next bar at open, when some conditions are met. Last Thursday, the strategy generated a SellShort order and after passag...
by hilbert
18 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 7
Replies: 88
Views: 15869

Re: MULTICHARTS 7

its possible that your commission setting in the property might be 3.5$ per fx trade. Multicharts 7 subtracts the commission from your specified stop loss and so your stop loss amount is modified.

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