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by StefanoSF
23 Jan 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume Weighted Moving Average code (VWMA) [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Volume Weighted Moving Average code (VWMA) [SOLVED]

Maybe someone can help me. In this months issue(2/17) of Stocks and Commodities there is a trading strategy which use Volume Weighted Moving Average to id breakouts. I have searched hi and low for the MC or EL VWMA code and can't find one that works correctly. I've tried writing it myself with no su...
by StefanoSF
11 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New suggestion: Show potential PnL on attached exit orders
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: New suggestion: Show potential PnL on attached exit orde

MC, can we please implement a similar feature. This is long over due.
by StefanoSF
20 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Risk reward indicator on chart
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Risk reward indicator on chart

Great idea. Adding RRR would be an great feature. I would also like to see expected P/L listed for each TP and SL order. Maybe it can be incorporated into the existing Order click display fucntion so that on mouse click you see: +/- Bid/Ask (existing functionality), RRR (new) and P/L +/-$$ (new).
by StefanoSF
12 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Net Comm Manual Chart P&L
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Net Comm Manual Chart P&L

Interactive Brokers connecting va IB Gateway.
by StefanoSF
11 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Net Comm Manual Chart P&L
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Net Comm Manual Chart P&L

For manual trading. Is there way to have a chart position display P&L net of commission? Preferably P&L display would be net of round turn commission (both in and out costs).
by StefanoSF
03 Aug 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 9.1 Beta: Stop Loss Executed at Market Open Incorrectly
Replies: 1
Views: 521

9.1 Beta: Stop Loss Executed at Market Open Incorrectly

I placed a GTC Stoploss order Sunday night on a 24hr traded Futures Oil contract. The Stoploss didn't trigger at the stop price during the evening/early morning session but rather at exactly 6:30 Monday Morning. Instrument: Futures Oil contact; CLU5 Chart Res: 5min Season: Default. QM is set to "Use...
by StefanoSF
11 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Impoved Perforamnce Report "Settings"
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Impoved Perforamnce Report "Settings"

The Performance Report Setting would benefit by adding these: - Add: "Build from Minutes": Enabled or Disabled - Add: Quote Field: "Trade", "Ask" or "Bid" identifier - Add: Session: Season used ie: CME: Equity Index Futures Globex - Add: Display Time Zone, ie "Exchange". - Change "Compression" to "R...
by StefanoSF
26 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfilio Trader Driving Me Crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Re: Portfilio Trader Driving Me Crazy

I've spent all day trying to do the following with no luck: Position size a PT strategy so that it allocates 20% of available invest-able capital to each position and rounds down the shares to the nearest 100 shares. I tried the following function in my script with no luck: - NumUnits(Amount, MinLot...
by StefanoSF
23 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfilio Trader Driving Me Crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Portfilio Trader Driving Me Crazy

I'm testing a simple MA Cross strategy. There are 2 signals. "Buy" if MA is above 50 day MA and "Sell" if crosses below. There are 10 ETF's for the signal to choose from. I have two issues: 1) In signal Properties: "Cash Per Trade" is set to $20,000 (rounding down to nearest 10 with min contracts= 1...
by StefanoSF
06 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IQFeed and MC issue today
Replies: 3
Views: 882

IQFeed and MC issue today

My IQ feed app is crashing and unable to stay connected today. I spoke with IQfeed and they said 7 other MC users called with the same issue this morning.

Anyone else here experiencing this?
by StefanoSF
20 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text tool, carriage return? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Text tool, carriage return? [SOLVED]

The Text tool seems to only write in one long line. Is there a way to carriage return it?
by StefanoSF
08 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC and Etrade?
Replies: 1
Views: 775

MC and Etrade?

Just wondering if there is any near futures plans to add Etrade as an MC supported Broker? If not, why?
by StefanoSF
05 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Timed Exit
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Re: Timed Exit

Vote here for allowing timed exits to work after strategy restart:

http://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue ... no=MC-1831
by StefanoSF
02 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Timed Exit
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Re: Timed Exit

To allow bar counting exits to work after a strategy restart, would adding a "Entry BarNumber" input to the Assign the Initial Market Position at the Broker solve this problem?

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by StefanoSF
22 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Timed Exit
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Re: Timed Exit

Thanks Josh.

To clarify my post, rather then 25 days, it should read 25 bars as I use daily bars. Shouldn't my strategy know how many bars ago I entered the trade? If "Show Historical Orders" is turned on, it clearly shows the original entry bar from where to count from.
by StefanoSF
21 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Timed Exit
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Timed Exit

I have a short strategy with a timed exit of 25 days. I noticed if i turn off the script some day after the initial entry, that the strategy starts recounting based on the day I restart Autotrading not the original entry date. My Strategy Properties are set to: "Entries/Exits are based on execution ...
by StefanoSF
12 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PortTrader and Fixed Fractional MM
Replies: 1
Views: 832

PortTrader and Fixed Fractional MM

I have a Portfolio Trader script which trades three instruments. I use Fixed Fractional (FF) money mgt manually (MM) which, prior to each new trade, requires me to turn off Auto Order Executions/Open Strategy/Define New Contracts Size/ turn on Auto Order Execution. Is there a way to: - Assign FF MM ...
by StefanoSF
21 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

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

Hi Andrew. Thanks for dealing with me. I understand the "Build from Minutes" is needed for custom applied sessions settings to build a custom bar. I get that. What I don't get is this: If I have a daily bar of the ES built from the default QM "Use Symbol Dictionary Sessions" , if I check Build From ...
by StefanoSF
20 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

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

1. Some data providers include extended market hours in their daily prices, while some include pre-markets also. And here may lay the problem. If data providers include outside session data or other market noise in their daily OHLC quotes then isn't it almost necessary to use "Build From Minutes" t...
by StefanoSF
20 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

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

No, it doesn't (directly) affect the strategy calculation. Sorry, but it's still unclear. Below are two Strategy Reports of the same instrument (@ES#) same strategy, using the Default daily bar session as specified in QM. Quote field is "Trade". The one on the right uses " Build From Minutes". The ...
by StefanoSF
19 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

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

Hi Andrew, I've been testing "Build on Minutes" on a few live strategies I run. Would it be correct to state: "for accurate back testing and forward trading, all strategies using Daily Bars should have the "Build on Minutes" checked"? I bring this up because I noticed that on a number of Daily bar s...
by StefanoSF
07 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Need code help
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Need code help

Hi, I want to combine two strategies into one using "Entry("EntryName") to disquisition the specific entries and then attach a Limit exit. I know this code is way wrong but is there a simple way to associate a specific Entry to a Limit Exit Order? Input: TP(50); //Profit target if t=900 then Buy("En...
by StefanoSF
02 Nov 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Build on Minute" vs "Bar Magnifier 1 minute" [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

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

I have a simple ES Mini MA Cross Daily bar strategy. The Session is set to default "Dictionary Session" All things being equal, why is it that when using "Build one Minute", strategy executions are different then "Bar Magnifier 1 Minute"? I read this and I'm still unclear: http://www.multicharts.com...
by StefanoSF
24 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Symbol Mapping needs a search field
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Symbol Mapping needs a search field

Symbol Mapping needs a search field With hundreds of symbols stored in Symbol Mapping, scrolling to find a specific symbol takes more time then in should. Please vote for a Symbol Search feature in Symbol Mapping: http://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-1776 http://www.multicharts.co...
by StefanoSF
16 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.0 symbol data issue. [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: MC 9.0 symbol data issue. [SOLVED]

Andrew,

I've owned many software programs in my 50 yrs and I can honestly say MC has the best customer support I have every encountered. Thank you.
by StefanoSF
15 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Deleting multiple bad ticks [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Deleting multiple bad ticks [SOLVED]

Is there, or does anyone know of a way to delete 100's of bad data ticks? For example if a tick is xx points from the tick on either side of it, then delete tick. Update: I found one solution. Edit Date/ Resolution Minute/ Find "Volume between 0- 2". This will delete Minute bars with low volume whic...
by StefanoSF
14 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy and Broker Positins Unmatched
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Strategy and Broker Positins Unmatched

See responses: Hello StefanoSF, What is the exact build of MultiCharts? 8.8 (9589) What broker do you use? IB Does the issue happen at the moment you start auto-trading and stays forever or it resets the PnL values at a certain moment? Forever What is the mode of auto-trading? Sync What is the optio...
by StefanoSF
14 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 9.0 symbol data issue. [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

MC 9.0 symbol data issue. [SOLVED]

MC 9.0 QM symbol data issue. Try loading IQFeed symbol @VX# (VIX) 5 min bars based on Trade with Default session. 300 days back. Look at early Sept 2014 to start. There are huge intranet bar data spike. I spoke with IQfeed and they compared the MC 9.0 @VX# to other charting programs they use and con...
by StefanoSF
10 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy and Broker Positins Unmatched
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Strategy and Broker Positins Unmatched

I have this one strategy which never synchs with the Broker positions. Any ideas?

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by StefanoSF
01 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Currency Conversion Feature - Calculation is incorrect [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 7538

Re: Currency Conversion Feature - Calculation is incorrect [SOLVED]

To save someone the trouble of going through numerous restarts, here are the correct setting for EURUSD in USD Currency. Note that Big Point Value is 1 not 10 as you may have thought. http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?mode=view&id=8238&sid=9e381dcdc30d85bfcc8b0a96e85bfa27 Keywo...
by StefanoSF
16 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "State" status Clarification (9.0 Pre Release)
Replies: 1
Views: 586

"State" status Clarification (9.0 Pre Release)

Referencing: "Order and Position Tracker" window. (Broker is IB) "Saved" is being displayed under "State" for orders that are either Filled/Cancelled. Shouldn't it say Filled or Cancelled? Also there is no explanation for "Saved" here: https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Order_and...
by StefanoSF
12 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Thousands seperator in Reports [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Thousands seperator in Reports [SOLVED]

The 1000 separator (1,000) is no longer present in reports. Is there a way to get it back? Base currency is USD.

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by StefanoSF
10 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bar Open and Close Time
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Bar Open and Close Time

Please vote for this. Its a very simple addition. Please add to 9.0.
by StefanoSF
10 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bar Open and Close Time
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Bar Open and Close Time

The Data Window "Time" indicates the Bar Close time. Is there a way to show Bar Open and Close Time? If not, i will add a Feature Request as many of my charts have custom sessions. Having both Bar Open and Close time would make bar analysis much clearer. - Stefano http://www.multicharts.com/discussi...
by StefanoSF
02 Sep 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Paintbar indicator within Strategy? [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Paintbar indicator within Strategy? [SOLVED]

Probably a silly question, but for scripting simplicity and minimizing code redundancy, is it possible to code a "Plot" or "PlotPaintBar" statement into a strategy?
by StefanoSF
29 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Merge Data sources in to a single Chart
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Merge Data sources in to a single Chart

I am using 10 min delayed IQ Data (@ES#) and have merged with realtime IB data (ESU4) on a daily bar. The way I assumed this worked was the RT IB data would front run the historical data and THAT THE RT Data WOULD CLOSE THE DAILY BAR at market close. However I see this in not the case as the Histori...
by StefanoSF
25 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Two things I learned this week
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Two things I learned this week

1) Don't use Drop Box to host live MC workspaces. It can cause workspace data to experience errors like latency as well as turn off active strategies. 2) Rebuild symbol mapping. Useful if you keep finding your data provider data is not matching your broker data. To do this, go to Manage Broker Profi...
by StefanoSF
24 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Account Size Required formula
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Account Size Required formula

Hello StefanoSF, : Account. size required=MinCloseToCloseDrawDown. Hi Henry, As "Account Size Required" is currently formulated it adds zero value as an account required measuring formula/tool. No account can ever survive if it's required account size is equal to its max close to close DD. There mu...
by StefanoSF
20 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Account Size Required formula
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Account Size Required formula

Account. size required=MinCloseToCloseDrawDown + Margin * MaxNumContractsHeld. Thread: https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9829 The above formula in Strategy Analysis is not working as described. All it seems to calc is: Account. size required=MinCloseToCloseDrawDown I set Mt...
by StefanoSF
15 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB and CME trading hours discrepency??
Replies: 1
Views: 653

IB and CME trading hours discrepency??

I have a ES trade that's suppose to execute at the open of the next daily bar which, based on my QM session settings and the CME exchange should be 15:30 CT. However, the trade was executed at 8:46 CT the next day. My IQ settings are set to CME session times using the MC Use Symbol Dirctionary Sessi...
by StefanoSF
14 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order Matching
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Order Matching

I have my IB order matching set to FIFO. This is probably a broker issue as other brokers I use allow me to override the default matching and individually select which trade to sell simply by clicking on the specific position. But shouldn't this also be possible in MC? When I auto trade with MC and ...
by StefanoSF
13 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order Matching
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Order Matching

Manually. I pyramided into a position, and I want to close a specific leg. I don't want FIFO.
by StefanoSF
13 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order Matching
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Order Matching

Hi,

I opened three separate manual positions (A, B and C) at difference entry prices for the same instrument. MC charts the combined avg position cost of all three positions. How can I specify selling position C?
(I use IB as broker.)
by StefanoSF
06 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Two strategy orders, one chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Two strategy orders, one chart [SOLVED]

Is switching to Asynchronous Mode (AA) the solution for restarting an Auto trading strategy which already has multiple positions open? This also involves selecting "Assume the initial market position at the broker is the SAME AS on the Chart" This does seems to work but not 100% sure. https://www.mu...
by StefanoSF
06 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Two strategy orders, one chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Two strategy orders, one chart [SOLVED]

Do you trade from multiple charts? I autotrade one instrument, one chart, multiple entries and exits. Could you provide me with all lines generating the profit target from your code? This strategy uses ProfitTargetPct as primary exit and "Exit RSI and MA" as secondary. { Exit RSI and MA } If ( Exit...
by StefanoSF
06 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Two strategy orders, one chart [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Two strategy orders, one chart [SOLVED]

I have a strategy which uses "Position Limits" and "Allows up to 2 entry orders in the same direction". The strategy was live with two separate contracts bought at different entry prices. Each contract has its own unique Profit Target based on entry. Auto trading had to be turned off. Now when I Tur...
by StefanoSF
28 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

Arnie, TJ, thanks for taking the time to address this. The daily bar data discrepancy issue doesn't seem to be a MC issue but rather a daily data issue. MC's new feature "Build From Minutes" on daily bars simply highlights the discrepancies in Daily vs Minute data. The thing we need to be aware of i...
by StefanoSF
28 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

Exchanges do filter the data and the final settlement price rarely is the same we see on the minute data. Yes, but a 30 cent difference on the low of the day on Jan 15, 2014? How can anyone backtest on daily data with this type of discrepancy. I'm finding these discrepancies on many daily bars usin...
by StefanoSF
24 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

For simplicity, lets focus on SPY. Below are all my settings. I tend to use the broker defualts for 95% of all my symbols as most users do. I have attached a Spy workspace. Someone please download it and see if they get data discrepancies. My data feed is IQ but I tested with IB as well and had simi...
by StefanoSF
23 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

I just ran into this issue again. Attached is a workspace with two identical Daily charts. One uses "Build on Minutes" the other does not. There are huge bar discrepancies. I have marked discrepancy bars and areas of interest with while lines . Chart settings:, Time Zone= Local, Session=Default, Quo...
by StefanoSF
20 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

I tend to use "Local", so I switched to "Exchange" which still produces the lonely bar. Can the issue be that New Years Day and Thanksgiving are half days?
by StefanoSF
16 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

Below are my settings. The thing is, both ES charts are identical except for "Build From Minutes" is selected on one. Tools > Session Templates: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/file.php?id=7325 Instrument > Edit Instruments > Sessions: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/download/fi...
by StefanoSF
16 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Is this correct behavior for "Build From Minutes" bars? [SOLVED]

The date is New Years Day 2014 (the same issue happened on Thanksgiving day 2013) On the Left is a daily chart with "Build from Minute" set to OFF. On the Right is the same chart with "Build from Minute" set to ON. The Right chart shows a bar on 1/1/2014, the left does not. Also, the close and Open ...
by StefanoSF
07 Jan 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading Futures with IB and MC [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Autotrading Futures with IB and MC [SOLVED]

Hi, What's the best way to Autotrade futures using IB as broker and IQfeed data on MC? (IB does not auto roll futures so contracts need to be rolled manually, I guess.) Do I: a) Trade off IQ continues contract (@ES#) and map to IB Front month contract: b) Trade off IQ Feed front month contract (@ESH...
by StefanoSF
16 Dec 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Outside Reg trading hours question
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Outside Reg trading hours question

I have a daily bar strategy which uses "buy this bar at close". Broker setting is "Time in Force" = "Day", "Use Outside RTH for Orders" is checked.

Question: will this order be executed in the aftermarket even though Time in Force is set to "Day"?
by StefanoSF
22 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Performace Report Chart offset
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Performace Report Chart offset

My performance report Equity Curve graph data is offset. I'm not sure if this is a 8.8 rc issue or other. There are two instruments (data1, data2). Data1 starts 1/2/2011 and data2 9/22/2003 but this shouldn't cause this shift. Trades are only taken on Data1.
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by StefanoSF
15 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimizer caching old inputs
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Optimizer caching old inputs

I noticed that the optimizer will cache old inputs. In other words, if I run the optimizer and save a result. Then edit the input using Format Signal later, when opening the Optimizer again my manually edit Format Signal inputs are not listed under "Current" but rather the previously optimized value...
by StefanoSF
11 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 8.8 beta 2 Format/Scaling/Same as Instrument [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: 8.8 beta 2 Format/Scaling/Same as Instrument [SOLVED]

Hmmmm, I only recall having these choices prior to 8.8 beta: Screen Entire Series User Defined Movement Size Price Range https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Chart_Scaling It seems Price Range was replaced with "Same As Instrument" at some point. In either case, "Same as Instrument...
by StefanoSF
11 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 8.8 beta 2 Format/Scaling/Same as Instrument [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: 8.8 beta 2 Format/Scaling/Same as Instrument [SOLVED]

That's what I thought the "Entire Series" did. I'm still not clear what the difference between them is. And if this is the preferred indicator scaling choice why is it new to 8.8?
by StefanoSF
11 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 8.8 beta 2 Format/Scaling/Same as Instrument [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

8.8 beta 2 Format/Scaling/Same as Instrument [SOLVED]

Hi,

Under Format Study/ Scaling there is a new "Same As Instrument" range. I can't find a definition for it.
by StefanoSF
08 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Processes not shutting down
Replies: 1
Views: 758

MC Processes not shutting down

Most every-time I try to shut down MC 8.xx any version (i'm running 8.8 beta 2), I always have to check Task Processes to make sure all processes shot down. In most cases they don't and I have to shut them manually. Often, not always, when I restart MC, MC tells me I'm logged in on another computer ...
by StefanoSF
31 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker/Data Provider Disconnection Alert [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Broker/Data Provider Disconnection Alert [SOLVED]

Is there a way to get a email or text notification if your brokers or data provider get disconnected from MC?

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by StefanoSF
18 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Performance Report short cut? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Strategy Performance Report short cut? [SOLVED]

Is there a keyboard or toolbar short cut to the Strategy Performance Report?
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by StefanoSF
10 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts Portfolio Trading Strategies
Replies: 14
Views: 7731

Re: MultiCharts Portfolio Trading Strategies

I agree with dougb, when trading a portfolio good money management (position sizing) is key otherwise you will quickly find yourself in a margin call or blown up.

Please add position sizing to MC 9 as it is vital.

Vote for it now: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissu ... no=MC-1492
by StefanoSF
08 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating
Replies: 25
Views: 6230

Re: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating

Today I noticed the issue again. The chart does build correctly but the bar countdown does not always appear. Automated order do not execute when the counter is not displayed. When the counter reappears, order are executed but the original entry signal may be far gone. I will monitor more. Very stra...
by StefanoSF
25 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Block Trade per Bar" Indicator, not working? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

"Block Trade per Bar" Indicator, not working? [SOLVED]

I don't think this indicator is working correctly. I'm using the Block Trades per Bar indicator on Appl with block size set to 100,000 and chart set to 30 sec. The indicator is plotting on every bar even though there are no 100,000 block trades on appl. Could it be that the script is wrong? I notice...
by StefanoSF
16 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Play Back?
Replies: 6
Views: 3676

Re: Renko Play Back?

Keeping the request alive. Please vote Playback and Bar Magnifier for range bars.

Vote here: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissu ... no=MC-1384
by StefanoSF
03 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Adding counter to data2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Adding counter to data2 [SOLVED]

Does anyone know how to code a bar counter on data2 that triggers trade on data1? This is what I have but it counts data1 instead of data2: inputs: ShareOrPosition( 1 ), Price(Close), cBars( 0 ); variables: Count( 0 ), Closedown(false), Countconfirm(false); { ==== CONDITIONS ========================...
by StefanoSF
29 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New, Beefy Mac to be purchased - how well does MC run? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: New, Beefy Mac to be purchased - how well does MC run? [SOLVED]

I have MC 8.7 installed on may MacBook Pro as a backup testing machine. I use Parallels and have Windows 7 installed in my Application Folder. Although it works "OK" i would not recommend my configuration for serious traders as both Windows and Mac OS become very sluggish. You will get frustrated. H...
by StefanoSF
18 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Report: Run-up < Profit? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 3545

Re: Strategy Report: Run-up < Profit? [SOLVED]

From my experience Run-up should always be equal to or be greater then Profit. Run-up is the highest $ value the strategy reached. Run-up should never be less then profit.

It seems the workspace was corrupted. I rebuilt it and Run-up in now greater then Profit as is should be.
by StefanoSF
15 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Report: Run-up < Profit? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 3545

Strategy Report: Run-up < Profit? [SOLVED]

I'm trying to understand how a strategy's trade Run-Up $ can be less then a strategy's trade Profit $. Attached is a screen shot and work space attached. This question is not specific to the attached workspace but maybe to the "Profit Target" signal. The strategy is a simple MA cross with a 10 pips ...
by StefanoSF
13 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Play Back?
Replies: 6
Views: 3676

Re: Renko Play Back?

Bumping the thread.

Range bar back testing with Bar Magnifier is vital to many of us who use range bars. Please implement in next version.
by StefanoSF
04 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating
Replies: 25
Views: 6230

Re: IB: EURUSD / IDEALPRO Chart not updating

I've installed the most recent version and am still experiencing charts not updating with live data. Restarting MC does not alway solve the problem. Reboot does.

Symbol EUR.USD
Broker IB using Gateway
MC 8.7 (7569)
by StefanoSF
27 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Broker Setting vs Broker Profile Settings.
Replies: 3
Views: 3573

Chart Broker Setting vs Broker Profile Settings.

I noticed today (after a trade didn't execute) that my chart broker settings: Format->Strategy properties->Auto trading tab->Select broker plugin-> Settings was set to "Day", while my broker settings under: File>Broker Profile>Manage Broker Profile> select broker> Edit was set to "GTC". I use one br...
by StefanoSF
26 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing a TS workspace into MC [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Importing a TS workspace into MC [SOLVED]

Is there a way to import TS workspace into MC? I tried changing file extension but that doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions?
by StefanoSF
13 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Walk Forward Optimizer needs an update
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

Re: Walk Forward Optimizer needs an update

Very interesting thread about how MC Walk Forward may be flawed:

https://www.bigmiketrading.com/multicha ... lawed.html
by StefanoSF
12 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Walk Forward Optimizer needs an update
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

Walk Forward Optimizer needs an update

Can we please update the Walk Forward Optimizer. It's in dire need of updating. Here are a few ideas: Add data info: - Chart Date Range: 01/01/2010 - 01/01/2013 - Total Chart Bars: 1,100 IS and OOS options. Ability to set: - Date Range IS: 01/01/2010 - 01/01/2012. OOS 01/02/2012 - 01/01/2013 - Bar R...
by StefanoSF
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker IB and 3rd party data feed syncing
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: Broker IB and 3rd party data feed syncing

Ok, I found the problems. 1) Trade hours need synching. - Esignal forex data starts at 17:00 GMT and ends at 22:00 GMT. - IB forex data starts at 22:30 GMT and ends at 22:00 GMT. To solve this problem, one needs to Use Custom Session in QM for eSignal to match IB data feed. Set eSignal data as follo...
by StefanoSF
08 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Broker IB and 3rd party data feed syncing
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Broker IB and 3rd party data feed syncing

Can someone suggest how to get eSignal or IQFeed currency data to sync with Interactive Brokers (IB)? I've tried both services and my IB developed systems have completely different results when implemented on eSignal or IQFeed currency data feeds.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
by StefanoSF
01 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bar Magnifier Option in Portfolio
Replies: 10
Views: 3548

Portfilio Backtester NEEDS Bar Magnifier and IOG

Please, please add Bar Magnifier and IOG to Portfolio Backtester for MC 9. Without it, trade results can be extremely inaccurate.

You can vote here:

https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissu ... no=MC-1227
by StefanoSF
18 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Exit Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: EL Exit Question [SOLVED]

Perfect. Thanks!
by StefanoSF
16 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Exit Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

EL Exit Question [SOLVED]

Hi, I would like to use the Stops & Target signal twice in a strategy. One version to exit Long and one version to cover a Short. Can someone show me how the standard S&T code below is changed to only cover an existing Short positions. [IntrabarOrderGeneration = false] inputs: ShareOrPosition( 1 ), ...
by StefanoSF
11 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to Improve Autotrading
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: How to Improve Autotrading

I'm referring to signals used by strategies which proceed a buy and sell orders. MA LE, RSI LE, Stops & Targets. It would be so much easier to build complex strategies if we could simply "hook" signals together: ie if (MA and RSI) or MACD then buy...
by StefanoSF
11 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to Improve Autotrading
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: How to Improve Autotrading

Thanks TJ. The idea behind the signal linking is to make the whole process faster and smoother and to get away from coding/debugging when possible.

Update: Oops, I deleted TJ post by accident.
by StefanoSF
11 Apr 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to Improve Autotrading
Replies: 3
Views: 881

How to Improve Autotrading

The purpose of this thread is to discuss ways to improve MC 8.5 Auto trading. Here is one idea. 1) Add Strategy Signal linking 2) Add Strategy Signal grouping ----------- 1) Signal Linking: Simplify strategy development by allowing for " and " " or " signal linking. Below is an Entry example but Exi...
by StefanoSF
27 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Play Back?
Replies: 6
Views: 3676

Renko Play Back?

Hi, Why doesn't MC allow for Renko bars using tick data with wick to be accurately replayed and back-tested? As it is now, Play Back mode does not build the bars tick by tick but rather place the whole bar at once. With all the tick data in the Renko bar, it seems MC could easily handle this. Using ...
by StefanoSF
26 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Warning: ".. can no calculate position info... [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3182

Warning: ".. can no calculate position info... [SOLVED]

I occasionally get this error.
"Warning: MultiCharts cannot calculate position information; locally stored position history does not match historical order."

How do I correct this?
by StefanoSF
14 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts on Window server, AWS, EC2
Replies: 35
Views: 7996

Re: Endless Stability issues of Multicharts on Window server

StefanoSF and MAtricks,

Out of curiosity, what brokers are you both using and how many workspaces do you have open at any one time?

Cheers
My broker is IB with 5 workspaces, two charts on each workspace.
by StefanoSF
11 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts on Window server, AWS, EC2
Replies: 35
Views: 7996

Re: Endless Stability issues of Multicharts on Window server

Champski, For comparison, I'm running a similar instance Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit with 2 gigs of Ram and it does not crash. Yes it needs more ram but it works and does not crash. My hosting is http://www.triple8.net but using Amazon Web Services ( http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/#pricing ) or Microsof...
by StefanoSF
06 Mar 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Optimization By linear Equity Curve
Replies: 14
Views: 9073

Re: Optimization By linear Equity Curve

Hi Dru. Thanks for coding this. I'm using MC 8.5 release. When running an optimization, in the Algorithm-specific Properties tab, what Standard Criteria should be selected? The WS you provided seems to default to "Custom Fitness Value". This should be selected correct? And if I were to select "Net P...
by StefanoSF
27 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestions, annoyances, small bugs
Replies: 119
Views: 40082

Re: Suggestions, annoyances, small bugs

Here's one driving me crazy.

On the Chart Trading area: the mouse overs on the rebuilt "Place Order" and "Exit Strategies" definitions need to stay active much longer so people can read them without having to mouse over 3 or four times.

See reference image
by StefanoSF
22 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exit Based on Monthly profit [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Exit Based on Monthly profit [SOLVED]

Hi,

Does anyone now of a Monthly Profit exit strategy signal which will exit and stop trading once a monthly profit target for that specific strategy has been reached? Preferably, once the next calendar month starts the system would start trading again.

- Stefano
by StefanoSF
22 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help with session settings Forex [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Help with session settings Forex [SOLVED]

These are my settings for EUR/USD

Price Scale 1/100000
Daily Limit: 1
Min. Mov: 5
Big Point: 1
by StefanoSF
13 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Confusing Date range formate in QM: Edit Data
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Confusing Date range formate in QM: Edit Data

In QM/ Edit data for symbol, the data range window displays Date Ranges as MM/DD/YYYY while the Data window below it displays dates as DD/MM/YYY. And it become even more confusing, when you click the Data date field, the date format switches to MM/DD/YYYY. This seems like a simple quick fix and woul...
by StefanoSF
21 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Report Optimizatioin history needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Strategy Report Optimizatioin history needed [SOLVED]

Thanks for understanding. Since MC already allows users to export csv files of the Optimization report, one simple solution would be to have MC automatically save the last 10 csv's and then reload them on request i.e. Open Optimization report xxx date. Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New Years ...
by StefanoSF
20 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Report Optimizatioin history needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Strategy Report Optimizatioin history needed [SOLVED]

Yes, I know that. The problems with exporting to excel is: a) to view multiple system strategy reports you then need to add each system parameter manually. Big hassle. I just want to click through each optimization line and not enter them manually. b) if after running an optimization you experience ...
by StefanoSF
20 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy Report Optimizatioin history needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Strategy Report Optimizatioin history needed [SOLVED]

Is it possible to add a Strategy Report Optimization history feature to MC 8.5 so that the last 10 or so Reports are saved in some kind of history tab for easy retrieval and reference. Thanks.
by StefanoSF
08 Nov 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex inputs need clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: Forex inputs need clarification

Ok, here is what I've learned. These are the setting for trading USD/JPY with IB as your broker: QM settings: Price Scale: 1/1000 Daily Limit:1 ( this is irrelevant) Min Mov: 5 Big Point Value: 0.01 ( it should be 0.0126 but MC does not allow for more then two dec places) Strategy Property Settings:...
by StefanoSF
07 Nov 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex inputs need clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: Forex inputs need clarification

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the reply. When using IB to trade forex, should I enter $ value in "Fixed Shares/Contracts" or "Dollars Per Trade". From the formula you show above it seems "Fixed Shares/Contracts" is the correct input field. Also can you tell me the big point value for the USD/JPN. Is 0.76 co...
by StefanoSF
06 Nov 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex inputs need clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Forex inputs need clarification

Hi, I need some Forex setting clarifications. Question 1) "Fixed Shares Contracts" or "Dollars per Trade" In Strategy Properties, when entering a fixed dollar amount is it entered in "Fixed Shares/Contracts" or "Dollars Per Trade". ( I use IB so I need to enter base currency $ value not lots) I comp...
by StefanoSF
15 Oct 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex Strategy Setting [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Re: Forex Strategy Setting [SOLVED]

Yup, IB uses # of contracts not lots; "For FOREX trade size should be equal to the amount of units, not trade lots." So BPV is 100,0000 for one lot. Thanks.
by StefanoSF
12 Oct 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex Strategy Setting [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Forex Strategy Setting [SOLVED]

I've set up the Automated Strategy Properties to trade 1 standard EUR.USD lot with Fixed Shares/Contracts set to 100,000 value. The order goes through to my IB Simulated account correctly at $100,000. The problem is that MC 8 64bit thinks I'm trading 100,000 lots resulting in my Strategy Position be...
by StefanoSF
09 Oct 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Precision back-testing Ask Bid not aligning [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Precision back-testing Ask Bid not aligning [SOLVED]

While using the Precision Back testing method on a tick bar chart (plotting ASK and BID on same chart) I noticed that the ASK and BID bars are not aligned vertically with on another. In other words at time stamp: 13:36:30 there is only ASK tick data follows by the BID data on another time stamp. Is ...
by StefanoSF
04 Sep 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Paper trading and living trading simultaneously [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Paper trading and living trading simultaneously [SOLVED]

Does anyone know if it's possible to run both a Trading IB account and a Simulated IB paper account at the same time on MC8?

Is anyone doing this? Is it possible to open two IB connections at the same time using different ports??

- Stefano
by StefanoSF
22 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: Renko Questions [SOLVED]

Henry,

Thank you for clarifying all. Much clearer now.

s-
by StefanoSF
21 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: Renko Questions [SOLVED]

TJ,

Thanks for the reply. Is slippage the main reason you would not autotrade Renko's? Or is the MC back testing unrealistic?
by StefanoSF
21 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: Renko Questions [SOLVED]

Hi TJ, I'm very familiar with the Renko link above, however it doesn't address most of my questions: ie: backtesting, box volume, phantom bars, split bars, unconventional candle sticks in Renko Charts (which doesn't even make sense since the candles don't even adhere to Renko box sizes), why session...
by StefanoSF
21 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko Questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Renko Questions [SOLVED]

All, Can someone help clarify the various Renko setting and which ones are preferable for system development. Renko has the following settings: 1) Box Size: either "Fixed Price" or "Percent". This is a necessity and standard Renko variable. I get it. 2) Resolution: as Renko are not time based, shoul...
by StefanoSF
20 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko chart in live strategy running
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Re: Renko chart in live strategy running

There is definitely something inconstant with Back Testing vs Data Playback results on Renko Charts.

The Back Testing shows buy/sell as next bar open while Playback shows buy/sell next bar at close.

I have attached workspace and screen shots as well as sent you a work space.

- Stefano
by StefanoSF
20 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Backtester with different backtest result
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

Re: Portfolio Backtester with different backtest result

I'm experiencing the same exact thing, with some results being 50% off the previous results.

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