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by MAtricks
26 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: is it possible to program my own BAR TYPE ?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: is it possible to program my own BAR TYPE ?

I put a thread together requesting something along these lines. Check it out:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45831

JoshM already posted my feature request.
by MAtricks
15 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker choices and final decision
Replies: 26
Views: 7989

Re: Broker choices and final decision

A lot has happened since this review was posted.. I won't update it quite yet, but there are changes to be made.

Hi 4trading :)

The only "scary" one is AMP because of the rate of their growth alone. Other than that, I don't see any issues with others.
by MAtricks
10 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [v9.1] Disconnects and inability to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: [v9.1] Disconnects and inability to connect

The first issue I'd blame is the TS login prompt. Its buggy, slow, and disappears sometimes. Make sure you're logged in.

2nd, make sure both are run as admin:

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by MAtricks
10 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [v9.1] Disconnects and inability to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: [v9.1] Disconnects and inability to connect

Hey 4trading,

TS data is working "well" for me... What are you seeing on your end? I'm running 9.5 so maybe that's it?
by MAtricks
10 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: understanding at market order [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: understanding at market order [SOLVED]

Fills.... ugh..

Live or back-test?

Live:
SELL MARKET will always fill at the best bid
BUY MARKET will always fill at the best offer

Back-test:
Welcome to a world of frustration between traders who know the markets and developers who think they do :)
by MAtricks
10 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session high/low/close/open [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 8185

Re: Session high/low/close/open [SOLVED]

These are identical charts. Both go back 30 days on the ES. There's obviously a scaling issue, but more importantly, the calculation is done only once on the Point Bar chart. http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?mode=view&id=9331&sid=5462a8e261626164ab0712ec25f0af4c INPUTS: Period...
by MAtricks
06 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session high/low/close/open [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 8185

Re: Session high/low/close/open [SOLVED]

These are great to have so thank you.

I'm having an issue.. HighS, LowS, CloseS, and OpenS do not work on tick based charts. Any thoughts? I have a Point bar chart up and the calculation is done from the beginning of the chart to the end.
by MAtricks
06 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [v9.1] Disconnects and inability to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

[v9.1] Disconnects and inability to connect

Since upgrading to 9.1, my Rithmic data feed and Broker has not connected. My CQG data works... some times and disconnects once a day and doesn't reconnected until I restart MC. The broker connection replicates the same behavior. I'm fairly experienced with the platform and know the common tricks, b...
by MAtricks
02 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Taking long to download datafeed
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Taking long to download datafeed

Wrong tool for the job.. Don't bang a nail in with a saw. MC is handy, but its not for what you're attempting to do.
by MAtricks
06 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.1 BETA 1
Replies: 82
Views: 17245

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.1 BETA 1

I never changed anything on my end except for upgrading to 9.1 beta on this machine. The two worked well together before that.

Just checked. Sure enough, after the upgrade, MC was still set to run as Admin, but the Portfolio Trader had lost that setting in the upgrade process.
by MAtricks
06 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.1 BETA 1
Replies: 82
Views: 17245

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.1 BETA 1

Sorry for not taking a screen shot of it. The error was that the TSServer process was already in use.
by MAtricks
05 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.1 BETA 1
Replies: 82
Views: 17245

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.1 BETA 1

The Portfolio Trader will not launch while MC is open in 9.1 beta 1.
by MAtricks
31 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM organization - attach, detach, always on top
Replies: 7
Views: 2943

Re: DOM organization - attach, detach, always on top

Keeping all the DOMs within their workspace with similar arranging properties as other windows would be a start... The industry standard detach button would suffice if one would like the current ... setup. An additional idea would be to have the capability to attach (and auto link) them to windows a...
by MAtricks
29 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM organization - attach, detach, always on top
Replies: 7
Views: 2943

DOM organization - attach, detach, always on top

Can the new version of MC please have better DOM organization? Having multiple DOMs is a giant headache. It makes way more sense to attach them all to a workspace like we can do with only one of them. Additionally, the Always on Top selection creates many bugs within the platform. Try closing a wind...
by MAtricks
13 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Seeking feedback - CQG vs Rithmic [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: Seeking feedback - CQG vs Rithmic [SOLVED]

I have to disagree with you on IQ feed. Other sources (they will remain unnamed here) are MUCH easier to work with and either free or cheaper. Which sources? If you mean MultiCharts-compatible data feeds, I cannot think of others. eSignal perhaps, but that's not much easier to work with (in my view...
by MAtricks
12 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Seeking feedback - CQG vs Rithmic [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: Seeking feedback - CQG vs Rithmic [SOLVED]

I have to disagree with you on IQ feed. Other sources (they will remain unnamed here) are MUCH easier to work with and either free or cheaper.
by MAtricks
12 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Seeking feedback - CQG vs Rithmic [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: Seeking feedback - CQG vs Rithmic [SOLVED]

Rithmic is faster, cleaner, better quality, and much more reliable *while using Multicharts*. And cheaper.. if that matters. CQG has been a bit of a liability *while using Multicharts* since day 1.

The limited historical tick data is annoying, but there are ways around that :)
by MAtricks
22 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Protecting strategies from Multicharts? Do they spy? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 3886

Re: Protecting strategies from Multicharts? Do they spy? [SOLVED]

Excellent points. We're all thinking them... :)
by MAtricks
19 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to remote Multicharts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: How to remote Multicharts ?

Are you going to be trading Futures, Equities, FX? I can recommend a few good server providers if I know the answer to that question.

2012 or 2008 are fine. I have both. 2008 is more user friendly :)
by MAtricks
19 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to remote Multicharts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: How to remote Multicharts ?

First step is to get a remote server. Once you have that, you will be using RDP or a similar tool which will be explained in your remote server setup. Install MC and other needed plugins onto this server.
by MAtricks
13 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Execution delay [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5911

Re: Execution delay [SOLVED]

I run a variety of systems. I'm 99% sure this problem lies within your code. Write up a working example so we can analyze it.
by MAtricks
13 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Execution delay [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5911

Re: Execution delay [SOLVED]

It is not a general problem with ZB or ES. I have rithmic and see no related issues on my end.

-Make sure you're updated completely. An old version had this exact problem.
-Check your code. I'd suggest posting an example form of it. The problem most likely lies here.
by MAtricks
13 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Execution delay [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5911

Re: Execution delay [SOLVED]

I have seen this when I'm placing many resting orders in the market at one time.

Its hard to get the whole picture with your written examples. Do you have an example piece of execution code and a workspace which you can post?
by MAtricks
03 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows - Arrange bug
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: Windows - Arrange bug

Sorry.. control-shift-c (copy) and control-shift-P (paste)

The features work.. Just not very elegantly. Play around a bit. I promise its doable.
by MAtricks
02 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows - Arrange bug
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: Windows - Arrange bug

All the methods work. Please give it another try. See this quick video of how I organize these charts from lightest to darkest: http://screencast.com/t/aKSLB4Tx that's one of many ways of doing this... TJ, This is not a one time arrangement. Chart setups degrade and lose their positions over time wi...
by MAtricks
02 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows - Arrange bug
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: Windows - Arrange bug

Or you can control-alt-C and control-alt-P with your windows in the order you'd like them. The select arrange all.

There are a lot of tricks to this... But obviously Mc should have a better way
by MAtricks
02 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows - Arrange bug
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: Windows - Arrange bug

Highlight the window you'd like last in position. Click arrange all. Select the window you'd likr 2nd to last. Click arrange all. Select the window you'd like 3rd to last. And so on
by MAtricks
02 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Max portfolio loss per day?
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: Max portfolio loss per day?

This might get you started..

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INPUTS:
PortfolioPctStop( 1 ) ;

VARIABLES:
Equity(0);

Equity = Portfolio_Equity;

SetStopPosition;
SetStopLoss((PortfolioPctStop/100) * Equity) ;
by MAtricks
02 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows - Arrange bug
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: Windows - Arrange bug

Can you post an example screen shot a window setup that you'd like?
by MAtricks
01 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows - Arrange bug
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: Windows - Arrange bug

While selecting Arrange All under the Window tab, they will arrange themselves newest to oldest. Or you can select a window and have it come to the 1st position (top left).

I vote for a better way
by MAtricks
25 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Awesome Oscillator [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Awesome Oscillator [SOLVED]

Wow, MC. The code that comes with the platform should be a good example, not a mess with unused lines. Fernando, What would your signals be? Buy on green? Buy when AO crosses over 0? You must be descriptive and detailed with any future coding requests. This is literally a 45 second project... if I k...
by MAtricks
25 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Awesome Oscillator [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Awesome Oscillator [SOLVED]

There are many versions of the Awesome Oscillator. Find the one you'd like to use and we can convert it into signals.
by MAtricks
24 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Awesome Oscillator [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Awesome Oscillator [SOLVED]

Please post the code for your indicator.
by MAtricks
24 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker choices and final decision
Replies: 26
Views: 7989

Re: Broker choices and final decision

AMP has changed quite a bit since this review as has the CQG api through Multicharts. I have all good things to say about their current status. Know that AMP is more retail based so they're looking for quantity over quality.
by MAtricks
23 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko code
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: Renko code

For testing purposes, take out the Profit Target and Stop Loss code all together. It will create false results unless done perfectly.

To buy on a green renko and sell on a red renko:

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If C=H then buy this bar ;
if C=L then sellshort this bar ;
by MAtricks
20 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto-Trading Multiple Strategies
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Auto-Trading Multiple Strategies

:)

Post back with more questions if you're curious. I have dozens of strategies going
by MAtricks
20 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Supertrend [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 4733

Re: Supertrend [SOLVED]

Hence the "ugly" comment :)

As I said before, this isn't something one would use
by MAtricks
20 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto-Trading Multiple Strategies
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Auto-Trading Multiple Strategies

I don't know anyone who doesn't trade multiple strategies with this software.
by MAtricks
14 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: automate order execution [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Re: automate order execution [SOLVED]

Check your strategy settings:

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by MAtricks
13 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Turn off a signal if it isn't valid on restart
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Turn off a signal if it isn't valid on restart

Imagine this situation: 1. A crossover happens so ShortCondition is turned on and a Limit order is placed at Value1 2. Value1 is reached so now we're short. ShortCondition is turned off because MP<0 3. The market goes away from you and you're stopped out 4. You turn OFF the strategy for whatever rea...
by MAtricks
12 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Turn off a signal if it isn't valid on restart
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Turn off a signal if it isn't value on restart

Thank you Orion.

Escamillo,

I don't believe that your suggestion will work once a strategy is restarted. It doesn't know that the previous position was exited via PT or SL before the restart so the strategy will send out an order to sellshort at value1.
by MAtricks
12 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Turn off a signal if it isn't valid on restart
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Turn off a signal if it isn't value on restart

Thanks Orion :)

I really was hoping that this wasn't the way to solve my problem.
by MAtricks
12 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Turn off a signal if it isn't valid on restart
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Turn off a signal if it isn't valid on restart

Simplest example I can think of: if average(C, 10) crosses under average(C,20) then begin Value1 = C ; Condition1 = True ; end ; if Condition1 then Sellshort next bar Value1 LIMIT ; if MarketPosition<0 then Condition1 = False ; SetStopLoss( 100 ) ; SetProfitTarget( 100 ) ; Everything would work fine...
by MAtricks
08 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Project: Print Trade List to csv
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Project: Print Trade List to csv

How do you want to format the table in the csv file? In the Performance Report there are two rows for each trade (entry and exit), which we can also do with outputting of course. But the 'Profit ($)' column combines two cells -- which we cannot do with outputting to a file. Two possible workarounds...
by MAtricks
05 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker choices and final decision
Replies: 26
Views: 7989

Re: Broker choices and final decision

Thanks, Tony. I read his post quite carefully, but I had the impression that he was judging mainly based on Forex features--that is why I asked for equities. The noted experience with these brokers is from the futures markets. I mentioned that I was not going to go through the Equities brokers that...
by MAtricks
04 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Project: Print Trade List to csv
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Project: Print Trade List to csv

JoshM, Thank you for the detailed response. I didn't know about some of those keywords so this helps a lot. Also, thank you for the idea of a switch for the order type. My goal is to replicate the Trade List tab which is exported with a backtest--not completely, but the important parts being: Order ...
by MAtricks
03 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Project: Print Trade List to csv
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Project: Print Trade List to csv

Since exporting the trade list takes so long, I'd like to add a "Printer" strategy to the window of each strategy. This Printer would write out a trade list similar to what we receive in the Performance Reports. However, some entries will be reversals, some will be limits fills, stop fills, and some...
by MAtricks
02 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Extended backtesting [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Extended backtesting [SOLVED]

Does this create a reliable backtest? Can you walk me through the steps of how MC handles the backtests via Bid/Ask series? I'm seeing some areas where it looks buggy... See the screen shot: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?id=8766 What do I do with this? Why is it that realis...
by MAtricks
02 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker choices and final decision
Replies: 26
Views: 7989

Re: Broker choices and final decision

Ah, thanks for the tip. I actually have a personal account with Dorman that I haven't used for quite some time. I never had any issues with them so there's not much to say. I guess that's a good thing!
by MAtricks
01 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker choices and final decision
Replies: 26
Views: 7989

Re: Broker choices and final decision

Arnie, Obviously things have changed in the FCM world. Vision is no longer and ADM has taken it over. This was a very positive change for me.. I've heard good things about Stage 5, but that's as much experience as I have with them. I've been meaning to update this topic. My previous list consisted o...
by MAtricks
28 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Equity Curve Trading through Paper Account
Replies: 8
Views: 5144

Re: Equity Curve Trading through Paper Account

Quantarb,

I'm curious how this project was concluded.. any updates?
by MAtricks
26 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: End of Sessions and Renkos
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: End of Sessions and Renkos

Henry, I wrapped my entire code with: INPUTS: StartTime( 1700 ), EndTime( 1615 ) ; //TIME FILTER if Time>=StartTime OR Time<=EndTime then begin {code is here} END ; //TIME FILTER Stop Loss and Profit Target orders are still being attempted by Multicharts at an incredible speed. Is there something el...
by MAtricks
21 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alert once for fresh condition(Help)
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Alert once for fresh condition(Help)

Hence the clean up I provided of that mess :)
by MAtricks
20 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not overlap
Replies: 32
Views: 4486

Re: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not over

Hi MAtricks. The code you posted is on-point, clear and understandable. Very decent of you to dig it up and post it! I think that since [IntrabarOrderGeneration = false] it will be the case that changes in the BEstate will only happen on bar closures, and this is unlike (for example) using SetBreak...
by MAtricks
19 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not overlap
Replies: 32
Views: 4486

Re: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not over

Your point is to have both a breakeven stop and a stoploss, but never to have more than 1 stop order resting in the market because of heavy margin, correct? Why isn't anyone saying that using the native Setstoploss with a negative input is probably not the best way to do this? I started coding it up...
by MAtricks
16 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sync didn't sync lost me $26,000 USD!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 6378

Re: Sync didn't sync lost me $26,000 USD!!!

Sounds like slippage during a fast market move to me. What time was it? Do you measure and record the bid/ask spread?
by MAtricks
13 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alert once for fresh condition(Help)
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Alert once for fresh condition(Help)

Cleaned up the code for you: INPUTS: QQ( 168 ), A1( 9 ), A2( 18 ) ; VARIABLES: Ma1(0), Ma2(0); Ma1 = Average( C, A1 ) ; Ma2 = Average( C, A2 ) ; if Ma1 crossed over Ma2 then Alert( GetSymbolName ) ; if Ma1 crossed under Ma2 then Alert( GetSymbolName ) ; Also, check your alert settings setting and ap...
by MAtricks
12 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not overlap
Replies: 32
Views: 4486

Re: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not over

I wrote that quick example to get you started on the right thought process of using multiple stop orders.

Convert this code/idea to PRICE so you can use Stop orders and place them wherever needed by way of price levels instead of dollar amounts.
by MAtricks
12 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not overlap
Replies: 32
Views: 4486

Re: Creating Stop Loss and Breakeven orders that do not over

I'm a little confused here at what you're getting at but maybe something like this will help? Inputs: SL_1( 1000 ), SL_2( 500 ), SL_3( 250 ) ; Variables: SL( 0 ) ; Condition1={Condition for largest stop} ; Condition2={Condition for 2nd largest stop} ; Condition3={Condition for 3rd largest stop} ; if...
by MAtricks
12 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple Strategies in one window
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Multiple Strategies in one window

Henry :) Thank you for the honest reply. You're right, I do know the answer. And you know my underlying question.. MC should remember positions. It seems essential in almost every circumstance. ----------------------------- Now onto a short term fix: Would using •Async and •Assume MP is the same as ...
by MAtricks
12 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: End of Sessions and Renkos
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: End of Sessions and Renkos

1. Create a Renko chart: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?id=8699 2. Apply your session hours to it. 3. Apply this strategy to the chart: //Enter a position before SA/AA for best effect [intrabarordergeneration = false] Buy next bar C-1000 Limit ; Sellshort next bar C+1000 Lim...
by MAtricks
12 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple Strategies in one window
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Multiple Strategies in one window

Henry,

Would you mind replying to my first post? I'd like to know why MC back-tests multiple strategies in a window correctly, but will not perform this way in live trading when a disconnection or a MC restart happens.
by MAtricks
12 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: End of Sessions and Renkos
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: End of Sessions and Renkos

No.
No.
No.

The issue is that the renko charts do not "end" so any resting orders will be sent thousands of times only halting when your FCM or the exchange shuts you down. These charts need to obey the session hours in regards to orders being placed.
by MAtricks
11 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renaming Signals
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Bug - Renaming Signals

I just did the update to the most recent MC version. These two pieces of test "code" are now lost.

Same bug is happening. I'll do a Teamviewer session with you because now it looks like something is corrupted.
by MAtricks
11 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: End of Sessions and Renkos
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Bug - End of Sessions and Renkos

Live Trading shouldn't occur beyond a session/session template regardless of chart settings. This isn't about settings... orders are firing when there's no market. Our FCM and the CME has threatened us with fees because of this bug. We've had to take precautions which are taxing on the daily routine...
by MAtricks
11 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renaming Signals
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Bug - Renaming Signals

MultiCharts64 Version 9.0 Release (Build 10173) There were a couple small updates recently that I haven't gotten to, but according to posted details, nothing relevant to this topic. I'll update now to make sure. I right clicked the signals window in the editor (where the code is) to rename it. No it...
by MAtricks
10 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renaming Signals
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Renaming Signals

Rename a signal in the Editor. (right click Signal window>properties>rename) Compile. Look for signal in MC window. Signal still has old name. ?? I tried renaming it back to its original name just so I could use it. Compiled and MC crashed.. Reopened MC and the editor had the old name Signal, but no...
by MAtricks
10 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple Strategies in one window
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Multiple Strategies in one window

Beautiful workaround... I'm impressed with your idea.


MC: you're not off the hook here :) I'd still like the points to be noted.
by MAtricks
10 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: End of Sessions and Renkos
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

End of Sessions and Renkos

Renko charts do not recognize trading sessions so resting orders are placed 1000s of times a minute when the market closes.

This is a bug.

When the session ends, trading should end as well.
by MAtricks
10 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple Strategies in one window
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Multiple Strategies in one window

If you have several strategies in one window (with Allow multiple entries when generated from a new order turned on), the back-test shows performance as each entry being independent which is correct, but any exit will exit your entire window's position. While looking further, a Profit Target or Stop...
by MAtricks
09 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bar Duration for Contract or Tick bars
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Bar Duration for Contract or Tick bars

The code doesn't quite make sense. Do you want this plotted as text for each bar? (that would bog your PC down) Or just a dot when an extreme happens?

Something to get you started:

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BarTime=( MillisecondsFromDateTime( DateTime )-MillisecondsFromDateTime( DateTime[1] ) ) ;
by MAtricks
09 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ADX calculation applied to moving average
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: ADX calculation applied to moving average

Please post the code with your request to modify it.
by MAtricks
05 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts Alert Function with multiple Renko charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Multicharts Alert Function with multiple Renko charts [SOLVED]

There are a lot of usability quirks that really could be touched up and modernized. With all that said, they've done a GREAT job with the platform. Look at the competition... There's no perfect platform out there. Let's keep this specific though. Naming windows would help a lot. How do you tell the ...
by MAtricks
05 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts Alert Function with multiple Renko charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Multicharts Alert Function with multiple Renko charts [SOLVED]

Has MC ever thought about a feature which enables the naming of windows? Not a big deal, but I work around this all the time. It's all charts, not just Renkos.
by MAtricks
31 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts taking long time to load application? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

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

How long is a "long time"? How many workspaces do you have opening? How many windows in each? What bar types are you using? How far back do you have your charts set to? What's the data feed that you're using? If I try to load a workspace which has a couple windows with 5 years worth of renko bars, i...
by MAtricks
29 Jan 2015
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Add a delay ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2632

Re: Add a delay ?

Josh looks to have nailed it. To give another example, I've done it like this in the past: Inputs: TimeDelayS( 90 ) ; Variables: BuyFlag( false ), SellFlag( false ), BeginTime( 0 ), TimeNow( 0 ) ; //Time Delay filter TimeNow=DateTime2ELTime_s( DateTime ) ; //LONG if {Your Stategy's Entry criteria he...
by MAtricks
27 Jan 2015
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

Thanks Josh. You get my votes for both the most helpful and the most knowledgeable on the forum.
Agreed :)
by MAtricks
26 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sync didn't sync lost me $26,000 USD!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 6378

Re: Sync didn't sync lost me $26,000 USD!!!

Very sorry to hear this :( While I feel terrible for you, we must get to the bottom of this so it doesn't happen again: -How long did you leave MC unattended? Any longer than the time it takes you to sleep is a giant nono. -When was the last time you restarted MC? Bugs happen.. restarting the platfo...
by MAtricks
25 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: email/SMS when MC or a strategy gets disconnected
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: email/SMS when MC or a strategy gets disconnected

You will want to create an indicator to measure the time between incoming ticks. When the time exceeds your threshold, say 30 seconds, then an alert goes off. You can set this alert to email a text message to your mobile device. Alongside that you can setup a separate server or server software which...
by MAtricks
23 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Supertrend [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 4733

Re: Supertrend [SOLVED]

can it color the BG when trend changes That's not possible in MultiCharts. Technically no, but visually it is possible. Not at all ideal though. The old trick of plotting a thick histogram as the background and replotting the candles with another indicator would visually do the trick, but it would ...
by MAtricks
12 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic Volume is different from TS volume
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Rithmic Volume is different from TS volume

TS is highly filtered at the tick level, Rithmic is not filtered at all.

Check other symbols. I think you'll find it interesting.
by MAtricks
12 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic Volume is different from TS volume
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Rithmic Volume is different from TS volume

It's been a while since I looked into this so forgive me if I get some of the details off.

It's how the volume quotes are quoted. Rithmic quotes up and down volume separately. TS quotes them both summed together as Up volume only.
by MAtricks
09 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

Your code still has resting orders, is still engaging intra bar, and will not work in live trade. Please see my previous points.
by MAtricks
09 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

I feel like my help isn't helping when we have so many posts going back and forth saying the same thing. From your posted screenshot, I've concluded that the following steps need to be taken to resolve this problem: 1. Research Renko bars. Your strategy is not written to correctly use Renko bars. A ...
by MAtricks
09 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

Yes, your code is not written for Renko charts. Again, please see my previous points about Renko charts and Breakeven stops. Your code needs to be rewritten for these.
by MAtricks
08 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

Post your code if you want help with it. Also, see my first post here. The points are very valid and relevant to your situation whether you realize it yet or not :)
by MAtricks
08 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

Check your code. It is not written for end of bar. See your posted picture. It is executing at the Open which is quite the pitfall.
by MAtricks
08 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

You cannot use the Bar Magnifier with Renko charts. You have to calculate everything on the close of a bar. The breakeven price must be calculated on the close and the exit order must be executed on the close.
by MAtricks
07 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Pb breakeven with the bars renko into the backtesting

1. You're using a Breakeven stop. This is already a tricky thing to use. You must measure every tick of the bar to use the one provided in Power Language (don't use it). Learn the mechanics of this stop before using it and these questions would not be asked. Breakeven strategies can work (rarely do ...
by MAtricks
05 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.0, AMP and CQG
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: MC 9.0, AMP and CQG

Also, is there a release date for the upcoming new CQG API?
by MAtricks
04 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.0, AMP and CQG
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: MC 9.0, AMP and CQG

The best way to monitor your futures positions is through the actual CME with their FirmSoft portal. I find it more reliable for the obvious reasons of removing 3rd parties and going to the actual markets.

https://login.cmegroup.com/sso/navmenu.action

I'm unsure of a CQG tool to monitor positions.
by MAtricks
03 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.0, AMP and CQG
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: MC 9.0, AMP and CQG

So many observations, but I'll just list the ones that with affect a user. CQG: -Most importantly, the API was supposed to be rebuilt last month. I haven't heard anything about this yet. This is entirely the reason I've steered away from CQG with MC for the time being. New APIs seem to bring incredi...
by MAtricks
29 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Orders limited to 65,000 shares? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Orders limited to 65,000 shares? [SOLVED]

Right click the Strategy. Select Properties. Change the Maximum shares/contracts per position to whatever your liking is.
by MAtricks
20 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order submission lagging
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Order submission lagging

I love all the information pouring out in this topic :) But because of that, I'm being a little indirect. So before we get too far derailed I must state that the lag problem is the MC software without any question. I've been working on this for a long time... and tried my hardest to blame it on ever...
by MAtricks
19 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order submission lagging
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Order submission lagging

Thanks for the interest! It would be great if we can nail this down... although, I think the culprit is obviously MC. Your experience with internet hops is fascinating. I'd love to hear more. I thought it was 2 hops where the message got a across, not 4! Wow! The lag I've noticed is post calculation...
by MAtricks
19 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order submission lagging
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Order submission lagging

Dial-up ISP in Guam wouldn't create 13 seconds of lag :)
by MAtricks
19 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order submission lagging
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Order submission lagging

Well, that rules out the machine.

-How many windows do you have open?
-Have you reduced all charts to the minimum amount of bars?
-Have you removed all indicators from charts?
-Have you cleaned up any inefficient code?

I did these and I didn't see much difference, but its what MC will suggest.
by MAtricks
18 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order submission lagging
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Order submission lagging

The worst I've seen while MC was operating "correctly" was 3 seconds of lag while submitting an order. I'm not attempting to be an HFT firm, but 3 seconds is a long time in this biz. I'm with you Waveslider.. something needs to be done about this. What are the specs of the machine you are using? An ...
by MAtricks
18 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: limit order in real word is different with Backtest
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: limit order in real word is different with Backtest

Yes, I know.. And welcome to the party :) There are quite a few more surprises for you as your venture into this.
by MAtricks
18 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: limit order in real word is different with Backtest
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: limit order in real word is different with Backtest

Back-testing limit orders in MC is dangerous... Its been reported many many times. Its sad that we have to create strategies around MC limitations and not use common features of the market places.

Maybe some day........
by MAtricks
17 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....

I'm glad that you're experienced. That makes me feel better...

I apologize, but I will not help anyone use an automated stop limit order as a stop loss. I cannot do this. Convert that code I gave you to Market orders and that will work for you.
by MAtricks
17 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....

Can you use a Market order stop? It wouldn't be as safe as a STOP order, but an intrabar MARKET order might be your best bet. Convert my stoploss code in the previous post to MARKET orders and that should do the trick. Who's your broker? Sorry to be so abrupt, but why on earth are you trading with s...
by MAtricks
17 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....

You definitely do not want to use a stop limit order to exit a trade. Your initial question is asking how to create a stoploss with LIMIT orders which is ludicrous. Your broker won't allow a STOP order? Or is there something wrong with you using Setstoploss? If so use something like this: [IntrabarO...
by MAtricks
16 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....

Code: Select all

setstoploss( 500 ) ; //replace the $500 with whatever amount you desire.
by MAtricks
16 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: understand DOM reading
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: understand DOM reading

It looks abnormal.

1. Who is your data provider?
2. Please specify your CPU and RAM details.
3. What percentage of the CPU and Physical Memory is in use during these times?
by MAtricks
16 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....

There's a lot of back and forth with your questions here. Please take your time and formulate your questions clearly. Think of it this way: If your question is easy to read and clearly understood, we will not only answer it, but we will enjoy answering it. If we have to read your questions multiple ...
by MAtricks
16 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: how to create stoploss and trailing stop with.....

Red, Make sure that you are using a tick by tick back-test while using every "bad" exit feature that Power/Easy Language has to offer haha... I highly recommend NOT using Breakeven stops, small Stoplosses, and any built in Trail Stops. They don't work well even if used properly. Save yourself a head...
by MAtricks
15 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trading one symbol with two strategies
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Trading one symbol with two strategies

If you have 10 strats that are long and 10 that are short, your broker position is flat. This is exactly as simple as it sounds. While running multiple strats on one symbol, remember not to pay attention to the Open Positions tab in the Order and Position tracker, but to pay attention to the Strateg...
by MAtricks
14 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: AMP CQG Demo Data feed [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: AMP CQG Demo Data feed [SOLVED]

Bid, Ask, and Trade tick and minute data back several years. I don't recommend using the Bid or Ask data.. they are poor quality.
by MAtricks
10 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trading one symbol with two strategies
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Trading one symbol with two strategies

I like where you're going with this. I've wished for quite some time that each window would be completely independent of the others. I'd like to access the average market position, but not have it as the only available feature. If a strategy has resting orders or a position, only its window should s...
by MAtricks
09 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trading one symbol with two strategies
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Trading one symbol with two strategies

My suggestion:

Create five 1 minute charts with different strategies on them. Apply them to a demo account. Click the SA button. And you will have the easy answer that I've been trying to relay :)

You're making it a lot harder than it is.
by MAtricks
09 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trading one symbol with two strategies
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Trading one symbol with two strategies

I have no experience using the Marketposition_at_Broker so I cannot answer this. I see no need for this in my code.
by MAtricks
09 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trading one symbol with two strategies
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Trading one symbol with two strategies

I understand that there must be confusion here, but as I said there is nothing needed except separate charts. The charts are independent of each other. Market position and Profit targets are independent to the chart they're applied to. Create a few charts and give it a go :) I have 20 strats on one ...
by MAtricks
09 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trading one symbol with two strategies
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Trading one symbol with two strategies

I have many strategies on one symbol. There's no issue to speak of.. No coding or settings needed. Just use different chart windows.
by MAtricks
06 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ABC
Replies: 20
Views: 1771

Re: ABC

I'm sorry, but I'm incredibly confused with what you're asking. Try asking 1 question with 1 sentence and then we'll go onto the next. Try this format: Question 1: Can a strategy buy and sell a certain amount of shares in any given order? Answer 1: Yes, if you'd like to buy/sell a certain amount of ...
by MAtricks
06 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ABC
Replies: 20
Views: 1771

Re: ABC

Welcome to MC, Red :)

Could you rephrase your questions in as clear of manner as possible so that we may help you with the code? I'd love to help, but I can't quite make out what you want.
by MAtricks
05 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharing MultiCharts database between multiple installations [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: Sharing MultiCharts database between multiple installati [SOLVED]

I've been thinking of something very similar. Please post back with your results :)
by MAtricks
03 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Question on MC using multi cores
Replies: 70
Views: 27368

Re: Question on MC using multi cores

TJ, I'm sorry if my question wasn't clear, but I already know how to enable/disable Hyper-Threading("HT"). My question is asking the MC developers whether or not having HT on or off for live trading will increase performance, decrease performance, or have no effect on the live trading performance. D...
by MAtricks
03 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Question on MC using multi cores
Replies: 70
Views: 27368

Re: Question on MC using multi cores

Sorry for digging up an old topic, but it is full of relevant knowledge :) I recently had a chat with Henry about this and I'd like to make it public knowledge with a little more clarification. I'd like a suggestion for LIVE TRADING with regards to hyper-threading being on or off. I don't care about...
by MAtricks
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 MAtricks
01 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How many Multichart chart can you run in one computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: How many Multichart chart can you run in one computer

My live trading setup has 20 windows. I've stripped everything down to barebones (minimum bars, no indicators, and clean code) and it works okay. Starting up and shutting down consumes a lot of ram. A news announcement takes over the cpu.

all in all, I feel okay with ~20 windows.
by MAtricks
30 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

Try it :)
by MAtricks
30 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vision Move To ADMIS
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: Vision Move To ADMIS

Log in credentials stay the same. As the email said last week, we needn't do anything on our end.
by MAtricks
28 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Black Friday Sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Black Friday Sale?

The deal was released via email. Hopefully you received it.
by MAtricks
28 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

Try this:

1. Create a new chart. ES, 5pt Renkos (1 tick resolution), >1 year back. (ensure that you have that data)
2. Copy and past it 11 times for a nice looking 12 window workspace.
3. Save it and close it.
4. Reopen the workspace

99% of your memory has now been consumed.
by MAtricks
27 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

The memory leaks have gone away for the most part for me. However, MC will max out my RAM while loading many tick based charts at the same time. It happens every time. The issue goes away as soon as the charts are completely loaded. -I've rebuilt everything and removed everything except for MC bars/...
by MAtricks
26 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vision Move To ADMIS
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: Vision Move To ADMIS

I hadn't heard that account numbers will change.

Send tag@vfmarkets.com your questions. They'd be the ones to ask. Please post any updates here.
by MAtricks
24 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help with RSI(2) code [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Help with RSI(2) code [SOLVED]

I'd say its too much code :) This'll do it: If RSI(C, 2) >99 Then PlotPaintBar(High, Low, Open, Close, "RSI(2)>99" ); A bit cleaner if you care: Inputs: RSILength( 2 ), RSIThreshhold( 99 ) ; Variables: vRSI( 0 ) ; vRSI = RSI( C, RSILength ) ; If vRSI > RSIThreshhold then PlotPB(H, L, O, C, "RSI Extr...
by MAtricks
23 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FastK (2) signal
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: FastK (2) signal

Looks like Shane got the code.

I'd additionally recommend not back-testing on daily close prices. Use intra-day charts with a comparable length on your indicator.
by MAtricks
21 Nov 2014
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Donchian Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

Re: Donchian Channel

Thank you for posting this commonly used tool. However, I see an error in this piece of code: Using the high/low of the recent Close prices doesn't seem very accurate. The Donchian Channel uses the highest of the highs and lowest of the lows . Try this: Inputs: Length( 20 ) ; Variables: DonchianHi( ...
by MAtricks
19 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Backtesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Renko Backtesting

Checking in with this topic. Any talk among the developers about this?

It would be great to have the ability within the portfolio back-tester/trader to access strategies based on unique bar types.
by MAtricks
19 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic Disconnects
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Rithmic Disconnects

Thank you Andrew. Do you have contact information for the relevant department?
by MAtricks
19 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic Disconnects
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Rithmic Disconnects

MultiCharts64 Version 9.0 Release (Build 10173) Rithmic has been giving me problems ever since the update to the current release. http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?id=8431 http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?id=8432 As soon as I see this, I restart MC and ev...
by MAtricks
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What the difference between buy and buy to cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: What the difference between buy and buy to cover?

I'd suggest writing out some test execution code to ensure you understand this process. This will get you started: //Buy and SellShort are ENTRY commands //Buytocover and Sell are EXIT commands if MP[5]{[5] for example}<=0 then Buy 10 contracts this bar ; if MP[5]{[5] for example}>=0 then Sellshort ...
by MAtricks
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What the difference between buy and buy to cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: What the difference between buy and buy to cover?

Buytocover this bar Will flatten your entire short position Sell this bar Will flatten your entire long position However, if your Buytocover or Sell lines specify LESS contracts than your position, they will only fill that specified amount. If you specify MORE contracts than your position, they wil...
by MAtricks
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What the difference between buy and buy to cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: What the difference between buy and buy to cover?

Let say you have a short position of 5 and will there be a difference between 1) "buy to cover 10 contracts at next bar" 5 contracts are bought to close out short position. Result: flat 2) "buy 10 contracts at next bar" 5 contracts are bought to close out short position. 10 contracts are also bough...
by MAtricks
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is TTnet Available ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Is TTnet Available ?

I'm a bit more acquainted with it than just reading a few bullet points on their site...

Thank you for not furthering your 'information' which never seemed to be researched.


Shane, I suggest you call TT tech support. They're very responsive via phone and they'll have your information.
by MAtricks
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 disagree here. The activity and knowledge base is great publicity. I've never seen a single marketing attempt from MC except for on a couple forum posts so we need everything we can get. Other forums that have locked it down to clients only is a shame. TS does this and their forum (if sorted throu...
by MAtricks
17 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is TTnet Available ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Is TTnet Available ?

Again, TTNet is much more than a hosting solution. Its a really interesting product if you have many clients at many firms. And as a client, its not up to you whether you get ttnet or not. FCM makes those decisions for you.
by MAtricks
14 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Re: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]

This whole thread is a request for the feature which fixes the renko issue we're speaking of. And its an easy implementation.

Thank you for responding here. I'll give for now :) It has been obvious from day 1 that MC doesn't want to improve unique bar types.
by MAtricks
14 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Vertically shifting a chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2695

Re: Vertically shifting a chart [SOLVED]

I tend to push MC to its limits :)

More indicators shouldn't add lag, but more visible bars will (zooming out).

Reply with a screen shot. We might be able to help you out if we see what's going on.
by MAtricks
13 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Re: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]

Break on Session is not a viable option in most cases because of how it alters the blocks. 1. Every day starts on a new price and I like to know which price interval my blocks will break on 2. With large blocks, this severely alters performance of renkos. In this case you can expect similar results...
by MAtricks
13 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 can remember many months ago when I posted my irritation about some useless feature requests. I got hammered from you ladies and gents. I got hammered from Henry Multicharts via PM's and so on. Damn. I gave up since, because knowing there are much more good MC users with me thinking the same dire...
by MAtricks
13 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Re: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]

Break on Session is not a viable option in most cases because of how it alters the blocks.

1. Every day starts on a new price and I like to know which price interval my blocks will break on
2. With large blocks, this severely alters performance of renkos.
by MAtricks
13 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Re: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]

Do you have any suggestions on how to use MC renkos in a way where I can build the same chart with different data feeds and different dates? Currently, this will provide incredibly different results. MAtricks, if you can get exactly the same data from different vendors then charts with the same set...
by MAtricks
12 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Re: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]

That's too bad. It seems like a small amount of work to fix an issue that makes the renkos next to impossible to use. Do you have any suggestions on how to use MC renkos in a way where I can build the same chart with different data feeds and different dates? Currently, this will provide incredibly d...
by MAtricks
12 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is TTnet Available ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Is TTnet Available ?

TTnet is much more than just a hosting solution
by MAtricks
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]

No one is taking away from the hard work that MC is already accomplishing. They're doing a great job while charging such a small fee for basically unlimited support. What has been proposed here is more resources for more features, upgrades, and bug fixes. There's no perfect platform out there, but s...
by MAtricks
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]

The majority of SC and IRT clients would prefer to have a lifetime license instead the monthly payment these platforms have. You guys have a lifetime license platform and prefer to pay a monthly fee. Go figure. When you guys talk about a professional version are you talking about a 4th mc version? ...
by MAtricks
09 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 completely agree with evdl. A reoccurring month fee for a 'Professional' edition of MC would help support new and needed features/fixes. Actually an added on $.10/side would probably be a great way for MC to achieve this.
by MAtricks
08 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Re: Renko bar 'starting' values [SOLVED]

This feature is a must have. I also suggest that we have an input for the starting value. I'd like to have control over that rather than having a hard coded round number. Maybe a full price? We input a full price where we want the blocks to break from and the blocks form forwards and backwards from ...
by MAtricks
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: rithmic tick data ?
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: rithmic tick data ?

Glad I could offer my experience with it..

CQG should have a lot of historical data. I can pull down bid/ask/trade (bid/ask is NOT good data) for 5+years with CQG.
by MAtricks
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: rithmic tick data ?
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: rithmic tick data ?

This is the only con that I see with Rithmic. Sadly, its an annoying one. And one that needs to be dealt with at the beginning of the use of each symbol and roll of symbol. At the roll, I just port the data from the previous symbol to the next. That works out well. I make sure that my server always ...
by MAtricks
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: rithmic tick data ?
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: rithmic tick data ?

Rithmic only provides tick data back to the last session.

I have a 3rd party data provider who I use for back-testing data. As I first switched to Rithmic, I imported enough of that data into my Rithmic symbols to ensure that my strategies had enough bars back to run.
by MAtricks
06 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Bar data
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Importing Bar data

MAtricks, there are 3 base data types: 1 tick, 1 minute, 1 day . The data is stored in the database this way and is used for building all chart types and resolutions. Each data resolution requires certain fields to be present in the file for importing/mapping the file: "Date","Time","Price" are the...
by MAtricks
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]

If it increases the processing footprint of each window while not being active then I'd vote no on my own suggestion :) MC is already way too heavy..
by MAtricks
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]

The button to turn each window's DOM off would take care of that wouldn't it?
by MAtricks
05 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Embedding DOM into Workspace [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

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:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46075
by MAtricks
04 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Bar data
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Importing Bar data

Is there a way to import data that's been exported as High, Low, Open, and Close which isn't in Minute or 1 tick form?

Example: if I construct my own blocks/bars in a separate application and want to import them into MC to back-test my MC strategies on these.
by MAtricks
28 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Heikin Ashi - autotrading
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Heikin Ashi - autotrading

They all can be applied to the heiken ashi chart. You can mess around with those basic signals if you want to experiment. You dont need special coding to get started. I'm sorry, but I must disagree here. They cannot reliably be applied to the MC Heiken Ashi chart type. The Close is not the actual c...
by MAtricks
27 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Heikin Ashi - autotrading
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Heikin Ashi - autotrading

Hi Jim,

I'd suggest starting on a regular bar type instead of these unique bars. HA bars look great, but will not help in live trading.

Also, these unique bars are not made for auto trading. Do not attempt that.

Good luck!
by MAtricks
22 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Q/A [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2750

Re: Portfolio Trader Q/A [SOLVED]

Henry, I trade with several strategies on each symbol. These positions are commonly held for several days. If I want to restart the platform or reboot the machine, I'll need to disconnect these strategies. I do this every day. Having made that point, what would be the best option in using the Portfo...
by MAtricks
22 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Q/A [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2750

Portfolio Trader Q/A [SOLVED]

I'd like to start a Q/A regarding the Portfolio Trader. Q: While having multiple strategies trading the same symbol, how do we sync these strategies up securely? Or are we forced to use the Assume Position on Chart setting while in positions? Q: Has there ever been any talk about MC having the optio...
by MAtricks
21 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic - sitting orders use up margin while trading with MC
Replies: 18
Views: 2005

Re: Rithmic - sitting orders use up margin while trading wit

Ben you do not understand the issue at all nor do you understand why this thread was created. Please remove the clutter and stop pressing your off-topic points.

I respectfully request that do not provide anymore 'help' on my threads.
by MAtricks
20 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic - sitting orders use up margin while trading with MC
Replies: 18
Views: 2005

Re: Rithmic - sitting orders use up margin while trading wit

Ben, No one here is attempting to use MC for anything other than its purpose--Trading. However, some of us would like to use precautions in our automation due to experiences in the market which have resulted in account losses because of errors in a trading platform. This is responsible. Please do no...
by MAtricks
20 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

32gb will not help you. MC will consume 99% of it as it does with my 32gb.

Hopefully it will get fixed for good this time. Please take some of the suggestions into consideration.
by MAtricks
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3512

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

What are your Chart Type settings in Format Instrument -> Settings?
by MAtricks
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Bar Type (A user defined/scripted bar)Feature Request
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Custom Bar Type (A user defined/scripted bar)Feature Req

Why not writing the KaseBars in real-time in a csv-file and loading it real-time as an ASCII-Mapping symbol. Where's the problem ? Isn't that ugly ....
This thread is requesting much more than just one bar type. Let's try to stay on topic please.
by MAtricks
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

Although they are better, the memory problems are definitely not completely fixed. MichaelS- I was having similar issues with 9.0. I guessed that in my hundreds of windows within my workspaces, I had a corrupted one so I went through the horrible process of creating fresh windows from scratch and co...
by MAtricks
07 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage Calculation Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Slippage Calculation Question [SOLVED]

and we thank MC for this feature! :)
by MAtricks
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume indicator
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Volume indicator

Be aware that any quoted Volume has very little bearing on actual volume in FX. From broker to broker and data feed to data feed the 'Volume' will be extremely different.

In short: don't use volume in fx :)
by MAtricks
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage Calculation Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Slippage Calculation Question [SOLVED]

Slippage is only applied to market orders.
by MAtricks
05 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slope curve
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: Slope curve

Use my code.. It's a simple way of approaching this, but it does exactly what you want.
MA1 = MA[1]

Why do you need to recalculate MA1?
Just keeping things clear for those who are less experienced...
by MAtricks
03 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 54
Views: 9742

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

Memory and CPU loads are all over the place with the RC..
by MAtricks
03 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slope curve
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: Slope curve

Use my code.. It's a simple way of approaching this, but it does exactly what you want.
by MAtricks
02 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Advice on Data Feed [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Advice on Data Feed [SOLVED]

The new CQG connection seems to be working perfectly. Before this, I was anti-CQG.. now I think its the best option we have with MC.
by MAtricks
01 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slope curve
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: Slope curve

Try this:

Code: Select all

inputs:
MALength(20),
multiplier(5000) ;

variables:
MA(0),
MA1(0),
Angle(0);

MA = XAverage( C, MALength );
MA1 = XAverage( C[1], MALength );
Angle = (MA - MA1)/MA1*multiplier ;
by MAtricks
30 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to suggest new feature ?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: How to suggest new feature ?

I definitely suggest to restart MC every day. Problems start occurring at the 48hr mark for me. Data usually stops by about then. Even if it looks like its running correctly, when I restart it an error occurs and I lose any saved material. You do this with ANY platform.. just more so with MC. 'Autom...
by MAtricks
30 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to suggest new feature ?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: How to suggest new feature ?

Suggestions go in the Project Management ("PM") page. (support drop menu -> PM)

I'd suggest making scheduled restarts of the platform to evade these crashes. Leaving MC running for more than a day is asking for issues.
by MAtricks
30 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RENKO problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: RENKO problems

Thank you for the answer. Most data providers do not give much data.. I have quite a bit :) I set the chart to look back to 2005 and it only loads until a random date in 2008, but while I load 2005-2008, it populates just fine which is what brought me to this conclusion that there was a limitation t...
by MAtricks
29 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RENKO problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: RENKO problems

Yes. Any setting other than 1 tick resolution on renkos in MC creates a false historical chart. I've suggested remedies for this issue and built my own in the proposed form which work well, but are slow because of no ability to cache them. I wish MC would look into my suggestion, but this topic is f...
by MAtricks
28 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RENKO problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: RENKO problems

My point behind this is because of the first issue of not being able to set your block interval correctly in MC. If this was fixed, that'd be exactly what I want! Since its not.. I want to be able to control this with a manipulation of data. How do we do this without the ability to go back to a cert...
by MAtricks
28 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RENKO problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: RENKO problems

8054 is the number of blocks currently on my renko chart. It won't allow any further...

I'm wondering if there's a way around this?
by MAtricks
27 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RENKO problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: RENKO problems

One other thing about the renko charts that I do not quite understand is that we can only plot a certain amount of blocks. While setting the date back to 2007, my block start plotting around feb 2009...

Is there anyway around this?
by MAtricks
26 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RENKO problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: RENKO problems

This has been previously discussed. Renkos need a starting value increment. e.i., if you're using a .05 block, the blocks should start building from .05 so every block is at 100.05 to 100.1 to 100.15 and so on. As it is, you input a .05 block and they build off of a random price (100.17 to 100.22 to...
by MAtricks
19 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 54
Views: 9742

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

While I completely agree that the final version should be well tested and working properly, I must say that 8.8 is the one with the dangerous memory and processing bugs. 9.0 improved this. Definitely not perfect, but its a safer version for live trading. .. according to my testing to date.
by MAtricks
17 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestion - Assign Broker Position for Workspace
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Suggestion - Assign Broker Position for Workspace

Instead of clicking SA and going through the hoops with each and every window every time MC is restarted or unsynced, I ask that we have a Assign Broker Position window for each trading Workspace (as well as each window). Every day at the close, I restart MC and resync workspaces with 12 windows and...
by MAtricks
14 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 54
Views: 9742

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

A check-mark selection of material to be included in performance reports would be awesome. And definitely what's exported from them.

Regardless, the process is incredibly slow. I dread exporting reports because of how lengthy the process takes. I agree that this should be looked at.
by MAtricks
12 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realistic fills *feature request* Please vote [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2780

Re: Realistic fills *feature request* Please vote [SOLVED]

Much appreciated Andrew. I look forward to this!!

Not to be a brat :) .. but I noticed that your post says nothing about the Market Order feature. Any progress there?
by MAtricks
11 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Most Stable API
Replies: 17
Views: 2921

Re: Most Stable API

Not trying to debate here.. Just saying that Vision will still be there. Your Rithmic data will still be there. I completely agree, we should be wary of where our money is located. The broker you're going to, FCStone, has a much better name. Switching FCMs is definitely on the table of decisions for...
by MAtricks
11 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Most Stable API
Replies: 17
Views: 2921

Re: Most Stable API

Careful with the rumors... Vision isn't going anywhere. They're just separating and renaming the Futures side of things.
by MAtricks
05 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session high/low/close/open [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 8185

Re: Session high/low/close/open [SOLVED]

:D Awesome news Henry!
by MAtricks
02 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage increase with slow execution in MC
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Slippage increase with slow execution in MC

I've noticed a slow down in execution as well, but its been there for a while..
by MAtricks
29 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage Multicharts per contract
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Slippage Multicharts per contract

Are your entries Limit orders or Market orders? If I'm not mistaken, the slippage setting doesn't apply to Limit orders. However if you're referring to slippage, but using the Commission tool, disregard this.
by MAtricks
27 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtest Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 9715

Re: Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]

It sounds like it will fill tested orders on the correct price, but it will fill on the incorrect bar? What problems would we likely run into with this being implemented? If an entry took place not at X bar, but at X+1, all further strategy behavior can change (for example if the profit target was ...
by MAtricks
26 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3

TCust, I wish it was something on my end.. Sadly, it hasn't been. This definitely didn't happen on the first try so I know that work was put into it. The issue happened after several times of opening and closing multiple windows and performance reports. I'll try to retrack my steps to see if I can c...
by MAtricks
26 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtest Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 9715

Re: Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]

Ah... Sounds like a big oopsie which explains the past replies I've received on my requests for realistic back-tests. :) So your suggested patch: It sounds like it will fill tested orders on the correct price, but it will fill on the incorrect bar? What problems would we likely run into with this be...
by MAtricks
26 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtest Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 9715

Re: Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]

Working as built is not always working as it should.

All I want is for the back-tests to be a back-tests. ie: emulate what would happen in live trading. However this is done is up to MC.
by MAtricks
26 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtest Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 9715

Re: Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]

Price IS there regardless if a 'bar' isn't - bars don't define price, price defines the bars. If MC is creating the bars incorrectly, that's an issue to look into. If not, then something is wrong with the order placement in back-tested scenarios which needs to be looked at. I wish I could spend the ...
by MAtricks
25 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 3

Having a performance report open and altering a data setting still consumes 99% of Ram :(

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by MAtricks
24 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Globex is down
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Globex is down

I initially thought it was a Rithmic issue, but now its confirmed http://www.cmegroup.com/ that it is a Globex issue. I hope it's not a big issue....


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by MAtricks
24 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic stuck establishing connection
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Rithmic stuck establishing connection

It seems like its not a Rithmic issue at all. It's a Globex issue. All 3 of my data providers are doing the same thing.
by MAtricks
24 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic stuck establishing connection
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Rithmic stuck establishing connection

They were notified so I guess we wait.. Lucky for us, the markets don't seem to be moving.
by MAtricks
24 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rithmic stuck establishing connection
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Rithmic stuck establishing connection

I feel like Rithmic wants longer weekends :) Data isn't coming through since the open 45min ago. Rtrader is confirming that is is their end. I hope I'm not alone with this issue...
by MAtricks
22 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Most Stable API
Replies: 17
Views: 2921

Re: Most Stable API

Until MC 9.0 Beta2, Rithmic was the most reliable api. Now, the CQG api is definitely proving to be just as good or possibly better (I see no issues with either). However, I've recently learned that CQG is making some changes and we're going to need a new CQG api by the end of the year. Currently we...
by MAtricks
21 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC on OS X
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: MC on OS X

:) I'd suggest trying out at least 2 monitors. 2 greatly improves work efficiency. I think 3 is perfect. 4+ is unnecessary. I used to run more, but have since decided that 3 24" monitors is a perfect setup for developing+monitoring systems+emails/browsing/etc
by MAtricks
21 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC on OS X
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: MC on OS X

If I was able to justify a desktop setup (imac or mac pro) I'd definitely go this route. But I've been too spoiled with being mobile.. My Lenovo W series (best mobile windows based computer for this line of work imo) goes with me everywhere. I have a massive monitor setup and a docking station at ho...
by MAtricks
21 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC on OS X
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: MC on OS X

I'm curious if MC would consider an alternative MC for Macs..
by MAtricks
18 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]

Henry, can I get a definition of Point Original? From what I see, its just a renko bar.
by MAtricks
18 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Most Stable API
Replies: 17
Views: 2921

Re: Most Stable API

Rithmic has the most dependable connection with MC. Although, I thought that CQG's connection was upgraded in 9.0 and has been just as good ever since. All the others gave me a headache.
by MAtricks
14 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing SEF files compiled in a different MC Build [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Importing SEF files compiled in a different MC Build [SOLVED]

However, you cannot import .sef files into an earlier version of MC. ie: You cannot import MC 9.0 sef files into MC 8.8.
by MAtricks
14 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CQG Connection?
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: CQG Connection?

You have one data connection which is setup in the Quote Manager. I suggest signing in here with your live account login.

In MC, you can go to Broker Profiles and setup multiple broker accounts to trade.
by MAtricks
13 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC on OS X
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: MC on OS X

Yes, Parallels upgrades look unkind to users.

How does your machine perform while doing optimizations or other compute-intensive tasks in MC? I would think that the Mac would have a difficult time keeping up as it has to simultaneously share its resources with two operating systems.
by MAtricks
13 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]

I suggest that you click unsolved seeing as this topic is not solved.
by MAtricks
13 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC on OS X
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: MC on OS X

The only reason I own a PC is because MC and most other trading software isn't OS X friendly. and I think this is the reason... The quality is incomparable, but usability in this field of work is hardly there. I think that an automated trading platform which ventures into Mac OS will create a nice ...
by MAtricks
11 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC on OS X
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: MC on OS X

I'd love this :)

The only reason I own a PC is because MC and most other trading software isn't OS X friendly.
by MAtricks
10 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Windows rearrange themselves - change position
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Windows rearrange themselves - change position

Is there anyway to stop windows from changing their position or sizing? I click arrange many windows in my workspaces and after starting MC up in anything but a maximized window, the individual windows change sizes and position at a random rate. I don't want to just click Arrange All because I have ...
by MAtricks
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]

While digging into these bars, I've noticed something for MC: Steaky was right without seeing these bars at all- They ARE Renko bars. Using Point(Original) is giving me Renko bars with Show Real Open, Show Wick, and Show Phantom Bars enabled. http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?i...
by MAtricks
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]

I'll change the point value to 100 on the ES for this example so its very clear. Note that the CLOSE and the OPEN are the same value:

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by MAtricks
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

MC offers several connections to several data feeds. Being independent is what makes MC very nice. Almost all of these data feeds offer stocks, FX, and futures data. As far as MC having a brokerage.... be careful what you wish for. When a platform becomes a brokerage, the platform is completely negl...
by MAtricks
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

Yes, nothing is worse than IB... but they do offer a lot of markets.

Have you tried Barchart? I use them for the symbols not offered by my data provider.
by MAtricks
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

Note that TS tick data is poor quality.

If you must stick with IB as a broker (I feel bad for you), definitely use IQ Feed for your data feed. Cheaper, clean&quick, and reliable history.
by MAtricks
07 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]

Did you miss the step by step instructions in my reply on how to plot TS range bars? Based on your response, I think you completely overlooked my post.
by MAtricks
07 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

I believe he is saying that its worse than before. 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 ...
by MAtricks
07 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

No apologies for grammar needed here :) Interactive Brokers has a horrid data feed and don't ever hope for any changes which are to the customer benefit from these guys. Most IB customers look to IQ Feed for their live and historical data. I'd highly suggest looking into this solution. IQ Feed is ch...
by MAtricks
07 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

Questions: 1. Are you using this for back-testing data or live trading data? 2. Are you automated or discretionary? 3. Who is your broker? For Forex, always use your broker's provided data and no others. This point is ignored by most and inevitably realized by all. IB and TS are the two slowest feed...
by MAtricks
05 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Simtrading with live data?
Replies: 39
Views: 4129

Re: Simtrading with live data?

I believe this feature has arrived since that post. Simulating the "right" number in the queue helps a lot, but latency and slippage are always there.
by MAtricks
05 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Simtrading with live data?
Replies: 39
Views: 4129

Re: Simtrading with live data?

Yessir :) -live data

- I edited my other post to say that I believe that CQG demo accounts do this as well. It might just be a new feature within MC.. I hope so!
by MAtricks
05 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Simtrading with live data?
Replies: 39
Views: 4129

Re: Simtrading with live data?

The Rithmic Local Sim has a queue line-up - you only get filled when its your turn in the queue. You might want to give that free option a shot.. I believe that the CQG demo accounts do this as well.
by MAtricks
04 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

Hopefully the new 9.0 will help you out with some of the issues you were having. Its getting better and better...
by MAtricks
04 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

Henry, You ask that I download beta 2 BUT when I attempted to import my formula into the editor, it seems that it is the standard MC editor, NOT the "Net" version... This will do nothing for me as I cannot run any of my signals... I did also try the latest 8.8 version buy the memory started climbin...
by MAtricks
03 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Tony Oz - Bottom Fisher Scan
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Tony Oz - Bottom Fisher Scan

Did you try to copy and paste a list straight into the scanner? Also if you have the symbols already, you can click Insert Symbol on the Instrument List and highlight as many as you want and click Ok. I'm unfamiliar with the tws version, but I'm sure you can copy/paste the symbol list into the scann...
by MAtricks
03 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Tony Oz - Bottom Fisher Scan
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Tony Oz - Bottom Fisher Scan

You can copy/paste a list of them into the scanner, but if they're not already inputted into the Quote Manager, the Quote Manager doesn't update the symbol specifications(suggestion for MC). If this is the case, create a spreadsheet in excel or notepad of all symbols wanted. Quote Manager -> File ->...
by MAtricks
02 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtest Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 9715

Re: Limit Orders with incorrect fills [SOLVED]

Is there a fix for this bug in an upcoming version? To be able to back-test limit orders correctly is much more than a trivial request.
by MAtricks
30 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

Thank you for your suggestions. This has primarily been happening on my work pc which has Windows 7. More infrequent occurances have been on our server which is Windows Server 2008. I don't think that the OS is the cause.. :( I wish it were! 9.0 beta2 has helped with the slow consumption of memory.....
by MAtricks
30 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PT and SL Attempts after the end of session
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: PT and SL Attempts after the end of session

:D I guess I should have read your link. The PT and SL code is simple: Inputs: Profit( 0 ), StopLoss( 0 ) ; Setstopcontract ; if Profit > 0 then setprofittarget( Profit ) ; if StopLoss > 0 then setstoploss( StopLoss ) ; My window & instrument is formatted to the end of the session. No IOG Yes, this ...
by MAtricks
30 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PT and SL Attempts after the end of session
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: PT and SL Attempts after the end of session

No sir. Do you suggest that I wrap my PT and SL code with it or the entire piece of executing code?
by MAtricks
29 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Anyway to get a range bar like TS? [SOLVED]

The MC Point bar looks nothing like a Renko bar, but yes it is different than the TS Range bar which is a flawed bar type. Use " point original " which would be closest to the TS range bar. I'm unsure why MC doesn't allow us to have all bar types in the Edit Symbol menu, but to plot these bars go to...
by MAtricks
29 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

If you do take Henry's advice, please take note that at least one of the the memory bugs are still in 9.0. Take the suggested steps of closing all performance reports before changing any data settings . If this step isn't taken, MC will consume 99% of your memory and you'll have to kill its processe...
by MAtricks
29 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PT and SL Attempts after the end of session
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

PT and SL Attempts after the end of session

I've received a few warnings from my broker about my placing and cancelling orders. The report they sent said that I attempted over 2000 orders in just a few minutes which is completely unlike anything that I actually do. Digging a little deeper, it looks like the fault falls on me using setstoploss...
by MAtricks
24 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

It does seem like these real time issues have been more apparent in the recent versions of MC.
by MAtricks
22 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

4000 gb of RAM isn't enough to run MC with these memory bugs. :)
by MAtricks
17 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Memory leak
Replies: 111
Views: 16652

Re: Memory leak

My reply was targeted to the memory issue Matricks is describing (which you were quoting and asking about), which has not been fully reported and has not been confirmed. http://screencast.com/t/tJbRnCGVm This is where the leak discussion ended: What is the scenario of replicating this behavior? Som...
by MAtricks
16 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2

Henry got to remote into a machine of mine to see the issue. I had to cut it off short.. as I cannot have my work machine tied up too long during my work day. Since Henry said he's unable to replicate the issue on his end, but I am able to replicate it on several machines, I am now setting up a serv...
by MAtricks
15 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2

Please run the workspace during market hours. The weekend wouldn't do much to it. Have faith... :) Its there.
by MAtricks
10 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.0 BETA 2

Hello MAtricks, The fastest and the most efficient way of analyzing this behavior is remote connection. Please come to our live chat Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 1 pm EST to demonstrate this behavior remotely and we will collect all required for analysis information. The workspace I supplied will demons...

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