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by syswizard
16 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Tick level data feeds
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Tick level data feeds

This thread prompted my thoughts about having a enumerated list of all of the tick-level data feeds that MC-14 now supports. https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52763&p=135842&hilit=data+feeds+interactive&sid=06effdd56ad96dc45ed526cb70773942#p135842 More importantly is the cha...
by syswizard
12 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release 2
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release 2

What happens if you use the ASCII format instead of QMD ?
by syswizard
11 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Setstoploss do not work correct
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Setstoploss do not work correct

On our end the issue you described is not reproduced. Please revise your signal code and temporarily comment out other exits. Also you can try to apply this code on a new chart: buy next bar 52.62 limit; setstopcontract; setstoploss(10); Well, I think this one issue is still not fully addressed: 1)...
by syswizard
06 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What's the most stable autotrading setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: What's the most stable autotrading setup?

Dude: re: because MC is not native c/c++, it runs on .NET and loads up all the trash with it up to memory. this is from the horses mouth... MC14-architecture.PNG I'm not a software engineer, but I am a data analyst which comes in real handy for dealing large volumes of market data and stats. Also, y...
by syswizard
06 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What's the most stable autotrading setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: What's the most stable autotrading setup?

Also, this is not a complicated exercise. When we did it, it took about a month and a half to get it up live, and it's been running ever since. I'm just asking... MC is sooo good.. But is there, like, seriously no good and stable solution to this problem? And why am I, like, the first person to men...
by syswizard
06 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What's the most stable autotrading setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: What's the most stable autotrading setup?

- I have some friends who are saying - just open everything on its own chart and it's going to be SUPER stable. You put the instrument, you put the strategy on it, you turn autotrading on, and it runs, on 50-100 charts, with 4 GB of RAM (!!) for literal years without ever having to touch it. Is thi...
by syswizard
06 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bug in the EL core compiler/interpreter
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Bug in the EL core compiler/interpreter

Just a comment Dude: I didn't know this was even supported: negnum+=Trades[loop]; loop+=1; Did you try ?: negnum=negnum + Trades[loop]; loop = loop + 1; It's been my experience that the interpreter parsing is weak. I remember banging my head against the wall on this one: Begin Once Value1 = 10; End;...
by syswizard
06 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When should SetStopLoss be placed?
Replies: 24
Views: 279

Re: When should SetStopLoss be placed?

Well, well, well....based on your feedback, it seems as though conditional execution of SetStopLoss is not really supported.
Also, you insist on using MarketPosition WHEN IN FACT YOU DON'T NEED IT.
SetStopLoss and the other internal stops "know" when there is a marketposition <> 0.
by syswizard
01 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When should SetStopLoss be placed?
Replies: 24
Views: 279

Re: When should SetStopLoss be placed?

Please correct if I am wrong. Thanks.
Dude, you're not just wrong, you're stupid.
We keep asking what is your IOG setting (IntrabarOrderGeneration) ..with no response ?
by syswizard
31 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When should SetStopLoss be placed?
Replies: 24
Views: 279

Re: When should SetStopLoss be placed?

So you are saying that the SetStoploss is working in real time, but not in back-test mode ?
You should post your code again.
And make sure you show your IntrabarOrderGeneration(IOG) statement.
by syswizard
30 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When should SetStopLoss be placed?
Replies: 24
Views: 279

Re: When should SetStopLoss be placed?

If there is no change to your price, MultiCharts will not withdraw and repost the order. Agreed for SetStopLoss. However, what about SetPercentTrailing(Profit,Percentage) ? It seems in that case, once the profit target is hit, then MC must issue cancel and replace orders as the Profit increases. Of...
by syswizard
29 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When should SetStopLoss be placed?
Replies: 24
Views: 279

Re: When should SetStopLoss be placed?

Check this out....right from tech support: Lots of rule to be aware of ..... When the special order is not under an IF statement- it is evaluated intra-bar (even if IOG is off). The special order will be placed and remain active while position is open automatically without additional programming. Wh...
by syswizard
29 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Entry live in close session...it's possibile?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Entry live in close session...it's possibile?

Did you do this ? : why dont you change custom session time to end, one minute before it closes

if sessionlastbar then buy next bar market;
by syswizard
29 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release 2
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release 2

Thanks for the clarification Svetlana. However, perhaps the wording needs to change or to be enhanced a bit in the release notes.
by syswizard
28 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release 2
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release 2

Nicely done....many valuable fixes here.
However, why on earth would you do this:
"IQfeed: maximum length of a tick data request is now limited to 1 day."

What was the rationale behind incorporating that limitation ?
by syswizard
09 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: error in systems?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: error in systems?

What happens when you try this ? :
[intrabarordergeneration = true];
If Open >= highest(o, len)[1] then sellshort this bar at Open - RB points stop;
if Open <=lowest(o,len)[1] then buy this bar at Open + RB points stop;
by syswizard
07 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late

i had the same problem can search here and when it did trade it doubled my order, i think it has to do with ib's crappy snapshot data. Interactive's IB Gateway has several logging options. I usually keep them disabled for performance reasons. However, when execution problems arise you must turn the...
by syswizard
07 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upgrade MC12 to MC 14 symbol IB not working
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Upgrade MC12 to MC 14 symbol IB not working

Fibdax -
Did you perform a Back-up of MC-12 and a restore to MC-14 ?
Did you perform an export of the Symbol Mappings and import them to MC-14 ?
by syswizard
05 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bug: BUG IN BUG REPORT
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Bug: BUG IN BUG REPORT

You have to contact support to get specific login credentials to post in bug/development section.
I concur, but I don't like this either.....credentials for the project management should be the same as the user forum IMHO.
by syswizard
05 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late

Good points TJ and here is a good article related to the issue: https://www.dnsstuff.com/free-network-m ... g-software
Traceroute NG appears to be one good solution.
by syswizard
04 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late

Besides having the latest and greatest releases installed, I think with a non-integrated, modular set-up like Multicharts (which has it's advantages and disadvantages), it's best to insure the execution/clearing platform has priority over the charting platform. So here is the start-up command for th...
by syswizard
03 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Plot numberof renko bars per time period
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Plot numberof renko bars per time period

Well Dude, you just need to compute the time difference going back in time. Of course, this is trivial for time bars, but not so for Renko, Range, Tick, Volume bars. Always remember that DateTime is a double precision floating point value accurate to the millisecond. Input: iSecondsAgo(numericsimple...
by syswizard
02 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release
Replies: 77
Views: 3387

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release

Since then I've tried fully disabling Avast (adding exceptions didn't seem to help) before starting MC14 and the problem occurred about 45 min after starting MC14. Others are having the same problem with different feeds so doesn't seem to be a feed provider-specific issue. Something is interrupting...
by syswizard
02 Dec 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release
Replies: 77
Views: 3387

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release

I actually see that as a good thing. The more feedback MC get from the real world users the better. It alerts MC support to fix issues that would otherwise not be possible to detect using their own tests. Actually I think Mark is right on this....rule of thumb: always provide the users an option......
by syswizard
30 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview

Dude - did you not see this post ?: "That's true, TradingView does not allow connections with other software (either on your computer or other online apps). You can send data in TradingView to other apps, but not the other way around. Bomberone1, there's a feature request for MultiCharts <-> Trading...
by syswizard
30 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: from mc export xml file to git

I am now posting to https://github.com/biffhero/mcExport/ in the issues section. Should a WIKI be established there ?
by syswizard
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: from mc export xml file to git

Rob - I think we need to take this offline for sure. Where should we do it ? Github ?
by syswizard
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: from mc export xml file to git

Dude - I think you are "losing it" ! ELD is a horrible extension....it's encrypted or BASE64 encoded or something. PLEASE, PLEASE DEFAULT TO ".txt" instead. That's known as Plain Text. Here is the NotePad++ rendition of the contents of an ELD file: MWRKArea.wrk ORCMP  =‹ .T, á Äð` ÿ 0H> ø<@¿­Ûþºû÷...
by syswizard
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: from mc export xml file to git

One more thing.....please add a second parameter to specify the output filetype/extension. The current filetype is unsearchable in Windows. I had to use the Bulk File Rename utility to rename all files to ".txt". Note: other users may want an extension of "esl" or something else. Reason : A dictiona...
by syswizard
28 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: from mc export xml file to git

I just want to say..."Bravo" Dude. This is something I've always wanted...and this provides the ability to search thru the source code of thousands of functions, indicators, signals, etc. to find keywords and strings. Wow ! That being said, here is some feedback. After installing Python 3.8 (3.9 wil...
by syswizard
28 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview

I see they have an SDK, but I am not sure that can be used to integrate with MC. It appears this company can take Easy Language source code and translate that into their own proprietary code. Also, it seems as though they will run that system on their own servers. So as long as you have a broker the...
by syswizard
27 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview

Bomberone1, there's a feature request for MultiCharts <-> TradingView integration here: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/public/multicharts/issues/MC-2337. I don't know if it's on the horizon to be implemented soon. Well, first of all, it's not a trivial task despite the fact that MC has built many i...
by syswizard
27 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Send order from Multicharts to Tradingview

TradingView uses PineScript as it's programming language. https://www.tradingview.com/pine-script-docs/en/v4/Introduction.html However, it reviewing the documentation, it appears not to support a DLL interface like Multicharts does. Thus, because of this limitation, there is no easy way to communica...
by syswizard
23 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto Traders Chime in once more...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Auto Traders Chime in once more...

Mark - One thing you may want to experiment with is setting the Windows execution priority for a particular process or exe. I know I was having occasional problems with the IB Gateway not processing orders from MC. However, once I elevated it's execution priority over that of MC, the problem never s...
by syswizard
23 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading

I tried various market position options and found that MarketPosition_Checked allowed the auto signal generation to continue despite manual orders being executed. Well, thanks for that. The sparse documentation doesn't even the mention the difference between MarketPosition_Checked and MarketPositio...
by syswizard
22 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading

Thanks for that Super. Here are the details: aiStrategyAuto - specifies return of a numerical value, indicating whether the calling application is using Automated Trade Execution GetAppInfo will return a value of 1 only if the calling application is using Automated Trade Execution, and a value of 0 ...
by syswizard
22 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading

Thanks for the response Bowles. At least I know now that someone else has encountered this problem.
I'll keep on experimenting with this.
I wish there was an Easy Language keyword like "IsLiveTrading" indicating there is an active data feed sending data when it is set to True.
That would be useful.
by syswizard
21 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading

You need to read Multicharts documentation about Auto Trading at https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Auto_Trading. I have read it and it does not address this issue specifically. If the SA button (synchronous mode) stayed green after placing an order to broker manually, then the ...
by syswizard
20 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto Traders Chime in once more...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Auto Traders Chime in once more...

Mark - I believe Rithmic is right up there with the best of them. However, they are expensive as they extract $0.50 per R/T for execution/routing. Also, for $100 per month they have an extensive tick-data historical database. I will be moving to them in December from IB and IQFeed simply because IB'...
by syswizard
19 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ticks Per Point; Tickvalue [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Ticks Per Point; Tickvalue [SOLVED]

I just want to make sure these are the correct formulas: TicksPerPt = BigPointValue / ((minmove/pricescale)*BigPointValue) or ... PriceScale/MinMove. TickValue = BigPointValue/(Pricescale/MinMove) Here is a trace of the values below: Date=1201119.00 Time= 1655 @MNQ# 1 Point= 0.01 minmove= 25.00 BigP...
by syswizard
19 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

re: "I would like to know how to get at it from within MC."
It should have been put in the Help menu as a drop-down option....i.e. "Help File-CHM".
Better yet, two options: "Help File-CHM", "Help File-PDF".

I'll put in an enhancement request.
by syswizard
19 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Wow, thanks for that Bowles.....I had no idea there was a .chm help file. Hopefully, it is up-to-date with the Wiki docs unlike the PDF file that I use all of the time which dates back to 2016. I really love the PDF format because with Acrobat Pro it can be modified and with Acrobat Reader it can hi...
by syswizard
18 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Bowles, Along the lines of this BidSize/AskSize topic, do you know if a Level I data feed for the CME E-Mini's provides for the BidPrice and AskPrice ? I know of course that Power Language does not support those keywords.....but I've always wondered if they should ? I'd like to know the volume of tr...
by syswizard
17 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Not surprised. I don't use tick charts (do tick charts have a bar that collects multiple ticks? Could that be the issue you experience?). Yes, of course...the end of bar should come at tick #200. That's not happening. IMHO that should not be happening with software this mature. I use bars that are ...
by syswizard
17 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Mixed Automated and Manual Trading

I tried this a few months back: SA (Sales Automation) was turned on for a chart and orders from my signal would be triggered. However, when I attempted to enter a manual order, the signal would stop firing off orders if the manual order was executed. In effect, the automated signal became disabled a...
by syswizard
17 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Wow, Bowles...thanks for that extensive discourse on MC's execution process. Here is the link to the new drawing directive: https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/RecoverDrawings Re: BarStatus....you should be aware I have an outstanding support ticket regarding this. What I discover...
by syswizard
16 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Thanks Bowles. I see the RecalcLastBarAfter insures the sending of the data via GV Set call. However, does it mess-up the other code in the calling function or indicator ?
by syswizard
15 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Workspace questions for peak performance
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Workspace questions for peak performance

Just a few more observations regarding MC-14:
1. Optimization runs surprisingly fast - even with the "exhaustive" option.
2. Saving a Strategy Performance Report to Excel is really slow.
by syswizard
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Calling external DLL from Power Language with array passed by reference
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

Re: Calling external DLL from Power Language with array passed by reference

Good stuff KH.
Do you know if there is any documentation for swedll64.dll ?
What are the functions that it performs ?
by syswizard
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Wow, thanks a ton Bowles for those declarations.
Final questions:
1) How do you handle the synchronization between the sending app (MC) and receiving app (Access) ?
2) Why did you see the need to make "wrapper" functions for the DLL calls ?
by syswizard
13 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DeMark indicators for MC
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: DeMark indicators for MC

Someone said they are here: However, you must register first from what I understand.
https://download-pdfs.com/v6/preview/?p ... Book%2040)#
by syswizard
13 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Autotrading with Interactive Brokers fired off an order much too late

Just a couple of comments on your problem: 1) You are 3 releases behind in MC and at least 2 releases behind with the IB Gateway. Its tough to get technical resolution on old releases. 2) Do you have both logs turned on in the IB Gateway ? They will tell you a lot. I know I keep mine turned off for ...
by syswizard
13 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Inside BidSize AskSize too large maybe [SOLVED]

Very interesting. I'd love to know how you poked the GV's into MS Access. I'd like to do the same for Excel. BTW: I see you were using SetNamedInt instead of SetNamedDouble. It is my understanding that all system and user variables in MC are of double-precision floating point and that even declarati...
by syswizard
11 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ADE - useless for tick charts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: ADE - useless for tick charts ?

Yeah, and I too am having the same problem implementing the TypeZero.lib.
It seems like the documentation on this just abruptly ended early in the PDF file....LOL.
I tried to get on the TS forum to get some hints on this, but I could not without a brokerage account.
Know of any TS users ?
by syswizard
09 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Workspace questions for peak performance
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Workspace questions for peak performance

Guys - I have to report on a wild day like today with E-Mini ES futures coming in a 2.5 million contracts for volume and reaching upwards of 100 ticks per second, my workstation's CPU barely went above 5% utilization. And I had several charts with indicators set to "Update On Every Tick". For this f...
by syswizard
09 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ADE - useless for tick charts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: ADE - useless for tick charts ?

Never mind.....I finally discovered the TYPEZERO bar.
I have to admit that ADE is pretty powerful.

TJ - I have an ADE setup.exe file dated 2006. Does that version support 64 bit Windows ?
by syswizard
09 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ADE - useless for tick charts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

ADE - useless for tick charts ?

I've been reading the documentation carefully and noticed this: The data for a particular symbol and bar interval is stored in a sub-map, which in ADE is called a DataMap. A DataMap contains the following elements: • A list of numeric Bar IDs (calculated as Date + Time / 10000). Each Bar ID identifi...
by syswizard
07 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: BarStatus issues

Gang - I want to inform everyone that this problem has been identified and acknowledged by MC's fine tech support and will be resolved in the next service pack release for MC 14.
by syswizard
04 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: BarStatus issues

OK, see attached for the proof. Carefully note that BarStatus=0 SOMETIMES follows BarStatus=2, but not always. In fact, it's a rarity.
Something is really wrong here. I think the internal "new tick" event handle in MC is not working right and thus BarStatus is not being set properly.
by syswizard
04 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: BarStatus issues

Here is the official word from IQFeed: I am running a 200 tick E-mini chart in Multicharts. However, when I go to count the ticks for every bar, they are much less than 200.....like 50 to 100. However, the MC tick countdown indicator seems to catch all 200 ticks. How can this be ? Is there a hidden ...
by syswizard
04 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: BarStatus issues

Interactive is not the only one who compresses data. Check the small print in your data provider's spec. You might be surprised. Naw....something else is wrong. If that was the case, then MC's tick countdown calculation would reflect the compressed ticks. Only other explanation is that MC is able t...
by syswizard
04 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: BarStatus issues

Who is your data provider? Did you know most of the data provider streams compressed quotes? I have IQFeed. I am aware that Interactive's data stream is compressed. I'll be moving to Rithmic soon, so that will be interesting comparison. ie. they are not true tick-by-tick streams. They are snapshots...
by syswizard
03 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: BarStatus issues

Guys, after much testing of this, I've come to the conclusion that something is seriously wrong when it comes to tick charts. When I go to count the ticks in an indicator or function with Update On Every tick, my count is far below the tickcount setting for the bar. When the end of the bar occurs (B...
by syswizard
01 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarStatus issues
Replies: 8
Views: 257

BarStatus issues

Using the latest release of MC14, I wanted to experiment with Bidsize and Asksize on a realtime chart. I built a simply indicator with a IntrabarPersist variable called vTIckCount. Indicator of course has "Update Every Tick" set to on and "Skip Identical Ticks" set to off. The charts where I placed ...
by syswizard
01 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strange Positions History
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Strange Positions History

I too have witnessed this as well and I have an Interactive Brokers execution platform thru the IB Gateway.
I believe the problem is specific to the Interactive Brokers API calls from MC.

Note: I reported this months ago during the MC14 beta program.
by syswizard
01 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Workspace questions for peak performance
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Workspace questions for peak performance

Interesting. I have not experienced the slowdown in MC 14 that you have. I have 4 charts running 200 tick charts in the same workspace for live trading. I use one Desktop configuration for live trading and another one for backtesting. I think even more important than keeping open workspaces to a min...
by syswizard
29 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume Delta calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Volume Delta calculation

Thanks for that TJ....especially valuable was the definition of the two different break-downs. Is Volume Delta available to Power Language studies ? I see this for BidSize and AskSize.....re: "Quote Fields cannot be referenced historically." So it appears these cannot be aggregated and that one must...
by syswizard
29 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume Delta calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Volume Delta calculation

I've been researching this topic and it's confusing to me on how it's calculated with a Level 1 data feed.
From what I've been reading, it appears that a Level 2 data feed is required to calculate it properly.
After all, it's supposed to be an order flow indicator.

Can someone clarify this ?
by syswizard
21 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release
Replies: 77
Views: 3387

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release

MultiCharts.NET.14.0.20947.400_Release_x64 is still buggy. I have to roll back to MC12.NET. The issues are - Symbol link randomly broken. - Study randomly error after change symbol by .csy command line. Two things: 1) that .NET version is still in Beta 2) why post here ?....there is a separate foru...
by syswizard
20 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 14.0 Release
Replies: 77
Views: 3387

Re: MultiCharts 14.0 Release

When will MC14 be rolled-out to the FCM's/Brokers ?
by syswizard
10 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 5
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 5

I received the attached error when exiting MC 14 Beta 5.
by syswizard
21 Aug 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 5
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 5

Any projection for when we get out of beta and go live with MC 14 ?
It seems like forever.....sorry for the impatience.
by syswizard
11 Feb 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 3
Replies: 32
Views: 4958

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 3

Recent message from MC 14...see attached.
CPU utilization running no more than 10-15% of total CPU. Trading activity light, so no reason for the delay.
MC14-Test Message-Order Position Tracker.PNG
(8.21 KiB) Not downloaded yet
by syswizard
06 Feb 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 3
Replies: 32
Views: 4958

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 3

Beta 3 has been out for quite a while. Is Beta 4 forthcoming ?
by syswizard
14 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting - bar resolution
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Backtesting - bar resolution

Thanks for that Svetlana......now I am aware of the overhead involved with retrieving tick data....even from the "Database".
Going with my definition of "compressed" data would really save a ton of processing time IMHO.
by syswizard
14 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting - bar resolution
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Backtesting - bar resolution

'Compressing' here means 'compressing to an internal database format for storage'. Why not just open QuoteManager and have a look at the database data for your symbol? Thanks for that suggestion. I had a funny feeling that our definitions of "compression" were different. It does appear that MC's co...
by syswizard
12 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting - bar resolution
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Backtesting - bar resolution

When you close MultiCharts, QuoteManager and Portfolio Trader, the cached data is compressed and saved to the local database. In MultiCharts 12 we have also added an option to “Flush Cached Data to Database” manually (MultiCharts->File tab, QuoteManager->Edit tab). I just want to make sure we are o...
by syswizard
09 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting - bar resolution
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Backtesting - bar resolution

You have mistaken the computer operation. Nothing is "Compressed". When you create a 200-tick bar, the process is not called "Compression". Sorry to disagree. Ticks are converted to OHLC bars and that "compresses" the data from milllions of ticks to thousands of bars. Why on earth would there be a ...
by syswizard
08 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting - bar resolution
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Backtesting - bar resolution

I read this: https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Data_Cache I am still confused. This all seems to work like magic with the Database. When opening a chart, how does MC know to use the database vs. the raw data from the data source ? In other words if I open the same chart in anoth...
by syswizard
03 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting - bar resolution
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Backtesting - bar resolution

I need to do some backtesting and optimization utilizing tick data. Is there any performance advantage towards compressing the tick data down to "x" number of ticks.....say 200 ? Or does MC save the compressed tick data automatically in the cache ? For 2 million ticks, I'd be reducing the number of ...
by syswizard
02 Jan 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When Interactive Brokers hangs, MC leak slowly eats up all memory
Replies: 14
Views: 2034

Re: When Interactive Brokers hangs, MC leak slowly eats up all memory

No question this is a serious problem. Any chance you can start running on the new version of MC ? Version: MultiCharts64 OpenBeta Version 14.0 (Build 19285) Taking that action will more likely result in this being resolved in the upcoming edition of MC rather than the current version. Another idea ...
by syswizard
12 Dec 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 3
Replies: 32
Views: 4958

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 3

I am getting a socket error message related to Interactive Broker's Gateway - version 978.1b.
This occurs on start-up, but does not appear consistently from day to day.
See attached.
by syswizard
25 Nov 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 2

Possible reasons for the delay: - too many updates in Order and Position Tracker. This includes orders, positions, alerts, logs, etc. Everything that's displayed in Order and Position Tracker passes through this channel. That is required to decrease the number of the clients (Order and Position Tra...
by syswizard
22 Nov 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 2

I am getting two yellow error messages in right lower corner of my screen: #1: Order and Position Tracker Test Error Message: The channel of sending to the Order and Position Tracker window is blocked or the messages queue is too long for the test messages to be handled within 10000 ms. #2: Order an...
by syswizard
15 Nov 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trailing Stop Levels
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Trailing Stop Levels

Thanks for that, but that code must be rewritten to calculate things based on PointValue and CurrentContracts so that it is expressed in terms of ticks. Also, this code has nothing to do with how Multicharts implemented their trailing stop logic based on the specification of profit and loss for each...
by syswizard
13 Nov 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trailing Stop Levels
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Trailing Stop Levels

I need to start using the trailing stop exit strategy. However, I am confused over the specification of multiple levels. Is the tick/percent specification to be based on the prior level or is it based on the tick/percent movement from the price where the exit strategy was placed ? Example: Level 1: ...
by syswizard
07 Nov 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 2

I have changed the location of the directories (File, Preferences, Misc). Will this be a problem with installing Beta 2 ?
Also, will my studies need to be recompiled ?
by syswizard
17 Oct 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1
Replies: 45
Views: 5580

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1

Volume Delta is available since MultiCharts 8.5.
How is it invoked ? Can it be customized at all ?
by syswizard
16 Oct 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1
Replies: 45
Views: 5580

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1

Does this release support "footprint charts" ?
by syswizard
15 Oct 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1
Replies: 45
Views: 5580

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1

So is that a YES or a NO ? I don't really care about the speed aspect.
by syswizard
14 Oct 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1
Replies: 45
Views: 5580

Re: MULTICHARTS 14.0 BETA 1

Will the new Volume Profile work on tick charts or are there limitations ?
by syswizard
24 Jul 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic

Sorry, but I discovered BUY and BUYTOCOVER act differently as does SELLSHORT vs. SELL. Remember: gotta start the day with 2 contracts BUY or SELL.....then BUY or SELL the rest of the day 4 contracts into the close. At close, BUY or SELL 2 contracts to close-out the position. You are missing the whol...
by syswizard
23 Jul 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic

Good luck Anna ! I do my best LOL It works fine when trading manually via Trade Panel. Note: there was nothing wrong with my code.....it starts with 2 contracts at start of day and then trades 4 contracts till the end of the day.... 2 long, 4 short, 4 long, 4 short, etc. As I had mentioned, MarketP...
by syswizard
21 Jul 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic

Sorry Smoky - it wouldn't work for me...I'd open with 2 long, then go 4 short and then 4 long.....and the marketposition was then zero !!! WRONG !!!
Should have been 2 long. Why did they create ChangeMarketPosition ? I would say for this very reason.
by syswizard
21 Jul 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic

Thanks Guys.....but the MarketPosition system variable is not working correctly in this context. I start the day buying 2 contracts, and then I just buy and sell 4 contracts the rest of the day.....a no-brainer. However, in my signal......After I buy the 2 contracts and sell 4 contracts, and then bu...
by syswizard
20 Jul 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Constantly in the market buy/sell logic

I am unable to create a signal that starts off the day with 2 contracts long or short (depending on the indicator value) and then stays constantly in the market by selling or buying 4 contracts to reverse the initial and previous positions. I tried BuyToCover and SellShort to no avail. Do I need to ...
by syswizard
29 May 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume script question
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Volume script question

I don't think that's when the tick gets multicharts to catalog it as up, down or something else. Please contact technical support on this. They must handle sideticks in this fashion....as there is no other way other than to ignore them. If they did that then Total Ticks would not match Upticks+Down...
by syswizard
28 May 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume script question
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Volume script question

Since you are dealing with tick resolution, I think the problem is side ticks. There are upticks, downticks, and sideticks where the price is the same for subsequent trades. No one counts the sideticks as the standard is to consider them as either a downtick or an uptick based on the most recent upt...
by syswizard
28 May 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume script question
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Volume script question

re: "The substance is that the code is executed twice."
Just put a boolean variable in there or a counter so that it exits before the second execution occurs.
by syswizard
27 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?

Henry / Svetlana -
please re-establish my account in Project Management as I can no longer log into it.
by syswizard
25 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

Guys - thanks for the feedback. The Dot-Net option is not possible.....there are only 9000 Dot net posts relative to 75000 posts on this forum.
I really like the DLL option.....but only if MC support can provide the details of modifying the Chart Trading Panel via DLL.
That sounds great !!!
by syswizard
24 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?

MultiCharts Project Management Please contact us directly if you don't have a PM account. Henry - I HAD a PM account, but your system admins removed my ID likely due to inactivity. I suggest this setting be changed....to 1 YEAR. No activity after that period and then the account is removed. Not bef...
by syswizard
24 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?

I have also been looking for this enhancement. Would it also be possible to adjust the wording of the Alert as well? Dude - the wording of the alert is already possible. That's not the issue. Making the alerts differentiated is exactly what I want. Alert(Text("Day of week is ", DayOfWeek(Date)));
by syswizard
24 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

Hi syswizard, sounds like you want .net with its access to toolbar controls. Of course, but I want PowerLanguage extended instead. Otherwise, I'll be homeless learning C# and the entire Dot Net platform.....I've been told it's a 1 year journey. Oh, and then I have 10,000 lines of code in PowerLangu...
by syswizard
23 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

What happens if the buttons are "Disabled", and you want to get out immediately? :lol: eg. the market has turned against you . . . and your logic has locked your buttons. TJ, you are smarter than that....just use keyboard shortcuts in an emergency. https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index...
by syswizard
23 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

Always agree to make more POWER in Powerlanguage ! Absolutely. I am arguing for a extension to access the chart trading panel's basic functions. This provides much needed functionality for traders who are semi-automated.....and eliminates yet another set of rules that must be followed manually. The...
by syswizard
22 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?

Hello syswizard,

Thanks for your suggestions. They were forwarded to the management and will be taken into consideration in the future.
Ok Henry....send that link to your Project Mgmt tracking system...I'll enter the specifics there.
by syswizard
22 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

"set the # of contracts based on market volatility". I'd like to see that one. Maybe use a percent of ATR. Remember: With PowerLanguage any and all kinds of logic can be applied. Setting the bet-size based on current volatility makes a lot of sense. So all we need is a few getters and setters: CTP ...
by syswizard
22 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

I can still exit using the feature of clicking on the instrument on the chart. I never use this technique on a regular basis.
by syswizard
19 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Re-entry delay
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Re-entry delay

Dude - why are you reinventing the wheel ? Use this: SetPercentTrailing Closes out the entire position or the entry if the specified percentage of the maximum profit is lost after the profit has reached the specified value; generates the appropriate Stop order depending on whether the position is lo...
by syswizard
19 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume script question
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Volume script question

Sorry Dude, I couldn't follow that code at all....no annotations, no indenting.....
Also, on a 1 tick chart, isn't TICKS always 1 ?
I don't quite "get it".
by syswizard
19 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alerts Enhancement - doable ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Alerts Enhancement - doable ?

I use Alerts a lot..and that's the problem....they all look the same and distinguishing them clearly in rapidly moving markets (think E-Mini) becomes difficult....even with sounds. I wonder how difficult it would be for MC Engineers to provide an extension for Alerts to be able to change: 1) backgro...
by syswizard
19 Apr 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Power Language-Chart Trading Panel extension

I just wonder if anyone thinks this is useful idea: Having the ability to control certain aspects of the Chart Trading Panel from within Power Language. I would like the ability to: 1) disable Buy/Sell buttons under certain conditions 2) set the # of contracts based on market volatility Right now th...
by syswizard
11 Mar 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: review past manual trades - how to ?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: review past manual trades - how to ?

Ah....thanks for that Smoky...and I so I just need to create a separate workspace with the same charts and indicators so I can set-up text boxes as I review each trade. The goal is to create some scripts to show the indicator values at the time of each trade. This would be great analysis. Reason: I ...
by syswizard
11 Mar 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: review past manual trades - how to ?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

review past manual trades - how to ?

Is there any way I can review past trades that were placed manually ?
In other words, I need to see the buy/sells based on the trade history....and determine what the value of my indicators was at the time of the buy or sell.
by syswizard
12 Feb 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 5
Replies: 31
Views: 4494

Re: MULTICHARTS 12.0 RELEASE 5

Henry - this is the only change/improvement I see:

BUGS FIXED & IMPROVEMENTS:

Charting/Data Handling

OANDA: updated the connection to meet the new data request limits introduced by the vendor.
by syswizard
11 Feb 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Playback mode - Best practices please
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Playback mode - Best practices please

I am considering to use Playback mode to sharpen my trading skills.
I am just wondering if anyone has some tips or best practices on doing this.
For instance, should I establish a new workspace just for this purpose ?
What else should I do ?
BTW: I am using 200 tick bars on ES/NQ Emini futures.....
by syswizard
06 Feb 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]

It's important to note that the ELD function wrappers are limited to the LastBarOnChart.
One must call the DLL directly to get Collection to operate on historical data.
by syswizard
06 Feb 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]

This has been resolved as Realtime PnL is not accurate unless you have a realtime data feed subscription with your broker. In my case that would be Interactive Brokers. I am using DTN IQFeed for the realtime data. The only possible workaround is to compute the PnL via script and display it in the st...
by syswizard
04 Feb 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Global Variables - timing issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Global Variables - timing issue [SOLVED]

Thanks for that TJ....so always a one bar delay. I think I can live with that.
So one very important issue is to insure the receiving chart has the exact same time/tick interval.....
Or the receiving chart must be equal to or LOWER than the sending chart in terms of interval.
by syswizard
03 Feb 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Global Variables - timing issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Global Variables - timing issue [SOLVED]

I am trying to pass indicator values from a workspace to another workspace and another chart. How can I be assured my GVGet calls are getting the latest GVSet data since they are both firing off at the Close of the bar with the same bar interval ? In other words if the GVGet fires before the GVSet, ...
by syswizard
30 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]

I will do so. I tried all 3 broker profile options and got the same delayed behavior.
by syswizard
30 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]

Where can I find the ELCollections.ELD ? I have the DLL, but not the ELD.
by syswizard
29 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]

So ELCollections and the other DLL's do not need to be registered in Windows ?
by syswizard
27 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]

Thanks - but where is the documentation for all of those supplemental DLL's ? TickTock, etc. ?
by syswizard
27 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

EL Collections - 64 bit [SOLVED]

I copied the DLL per this post:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9870
But when I tried to register it using regsvr32.exe (64 bit) I received this error message: (see this).https://1drv.ms/u/s!An9kUrKPe0Whgc4HEQmJ2e27HiPMFw
What's the problem here ?
by syswizard
22 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]

No, I finally determined that the documentation for the SELF functions is confusing because it defines the parameter as being PRICE, but instead it's the INDICATOR VALUE that must be passed. Sheesh.....finally its working. However, I have only 1 indicator in it's own subchart. What about the case wh...
by syswizard
20 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]

Ah....so it automagically associates the PRICE with the indicator VALUE.....that makes sense.
by syswizard
19 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]

I understand all of that....but the implementation of arw_setlocation_s is the big issue....as a subchart with an indicator does not have price, only a value.
I'll test this weekend to see if it relates the price parameter to the corresponding indicator value.
by syswizard
18 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]

So using Arw_New_self_s would do it ?
However, Arw_SetLocation_s (ObjectID, BarDate, BarTime_s, PriceValue)
indicates a Price, not an indicator value.
So this is confusing...as the arrow should be associated with the indicator value, not the price on the chart.
by syswizard
17 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Text, Arrows, Lines in Subcharts [SOLVED]

I'd like the ability in PowerLanguage to place text and graphics objects on subcharts that contain indicators.
Does anyone else think this has value ?
Is there any way this can be done now....via DLL's or other methods ?
by syswizard
16 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]

Last Trade DEFINITELY didn't work.
I tried other options as well.
I think this is an IB API interface bug.
The PnL should be updated after every bar close.
Guess what ? It's NOT.
Maybe every 5 bars....that's my estimate.
by syswizard
16 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Searching thru a library of script code

I have amended the request to include a search across all scripts feature
by syswizard
15 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VWAP for intraday time and tick bars [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: VWAP for intraday time and tick bars [SOLVED]

Thanks Anna - I just was confused as to the differences between the 3 VWAP indicators....that's all.
In the case of day trading, would not the VWAP_noreset indicator be more appropriate ?
by syswizard
14 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VWAP for intraday time and tick bars [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 942

VWAP for intraday time and tick bars [SOLVED]

I read most of the relevant posts like this one: https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=46112&p=102764&hilit=VWAP#p115750 But it is still not clear to me if this is possible: Is it possible to get the VWAP for a 200/400/1200 tick chart ? I'd like to base my studies / signals on ...
by syswizard
30 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: weighted average price when averaging
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: weighted average price when averaging

AvgEntryPrice
Returns a numerical value, indicating the average entry price for all open entries in
a pyramided position.
by syswizard
27 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Attached Orders in a strategy - OCO Interactive Brokers
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Attached Orders in a strategy - OCO Interactive Brokers

Wow - thanks for that TJ.
So Once can execute statements once conditionally or unconditionally.
by syswizard
27 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Attached Orders in a strategy - OCO Interactive Brokers
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Attached Orders in a strategy - OCO Interactive Brokers

I saw this in the Synchronizer code:

Once Begin
.......
End;
What is the purpose of Once ? Is that for initialization stuff ?
by syswizard
26 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Attached Orders in a strategy - OCO Interactive Brokers
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Attached Orders in a strategy - OCO Interactive Brokers

I read this thread: https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50344&p=124220&hilit=OCO+orders#p124220 I just want to be sure that one must use the twslink DLL in order to accomplish this. How will the the strategy know which attached order got triggered and which got cancelled ? I s...
by syswizard
22 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage Keyword Reference Manual [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: PowerLanguage Keyword Reference Manual [SOLVED]

Uh...where exactly is the PowerLanguage Editor Dictionary located ?
by syswizard
22 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Charts NOT updating in Real Time [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: Charts NOT updating in Real Time [SOLVED]

5000 symbols in realtime is a lot of data to handle. IMHO your internet connection should be gigabyte speed, your CPU should be at least 8 cores, and memory at least 32 gigs....with a solid state hard drive.
by syswizard
22 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Searching thru a library of script code

I am aware of that fact. However, the Bug Genie portal is all messed-up...won't recognized my userid or email for a password reset.
Something is wrong with it's authentication mechanism.
by syswizard
21 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Searching thru a library of script code

I tried, but I was unable to login to the Project Management portal....and I could not reset my password.
Something is wrong here....it didn't recognize my Userid.
by syswizard
21 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Searching thru a library of script code

I've added this request to the project management dashboard.
This cannot be all that difficult to implement....and it has vast implications for code analysis.
by syswizard
20 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Searching thru a library of script code

For a future enhancement, will you please consider this as a new Export option: Export-to-Text ?
by syswizard
18 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Which Computer to Buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3782

Re: Multicharts 13 - when?

My trading goes through a rental server! home computer - to optimize strategies. thanks for the information! I have always been a strong supporter of Intel processors. But after reading about the new AMD processors, I realized that I was ready to change - to speed up the calculations. so I want to ...
by syswizard
16 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Searching thru a library of script code

Is there no way to output powerlanguage scripts as source files in text format ?
by syswizard
15 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Searching thru a library of script code
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Searching thru a library of script code

Is it possible to output the source code of all of my script functions, indicators, signals, etc. so that I can search on certain keywords in the source code ?
The PLA format cannot be searched as far as I can tell.
by syswizard
10 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Which Computer to Buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3782

Re: Multicharts 13 - when?

Multicore and multithread software is unfortunately application-software specific.
Code must be written for the specific multicore environment....i.e. AMD vs. INTEL.
Both can be supported, but that's a lot of work !!!
by syswizard
10 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Which Computer to Buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3782

Re: Multicharts 13 - when?

Can someone please define all of these terms ?
1) hyper-threading
2) parallel-processing/computing
3) multi-threading
4) threads
5) cores
by syswizard
09 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage Keyword Reference Manual [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 963

PowerLanguage Keyword Reference Manual [SOLVED]

I have one dated 1997-2016.
Can anyone point me to a more recent edition ?
(preferrably in PDF format)
by syswizard
09 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]

Also, shouldn't I see the PnL for the day as well as the OpenPositionProfit figure on the chart trading panel ?
They should be one on top of each other, right ?
by syswizard
06 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]

Version: MultiCharts64 Version 12.0 Release (Build 17002)
by syswizard
06 Dec 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Chart Trading Panel - PnL not refreshed often [SOLVED]

Interactive Brokers profile. Bid/Ask/Last all being updated in real time.
The PnL seems to update only about once per minute.
How can this be changed ?
by syswizard
21 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Retaining historic tick data
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Retaining historic tick data

Thanks for that Huges....and indeed it appears Quanttools can read the IQ Feed servers directly using their API.
The only thing that confused me was the reference to "local storage".
Where exactly is the data stored ? I saw no references to file names or paths.
by syswizard
21 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Symbols - N/A
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: IB Symbols - N/A

Thanks Alex, but I do not have a chart trading panel open with symbol @ES.
I do have one referencing @ES#C.
To eliminate the error message, I'll take your advice and change the mapping entry to ESZ8.
by syswizard
20 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Symbols - N/A
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: IB Symbols - N/A

Something is wrong with the mapping function. I have the following mappings: @NQ#C ->NQZ8 @ES#C ->ESZ8 @AD#C ->6AF9 @CD#C -> 6CZ8 After I close the mapping form, and then I reopen it, another entry is somehow AUTOMATICALLY put in the list: @ES -> @ES I am unable to remove it !!! Also, every time I h...
by syswizard
17 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Retaining historic tick data
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Retaining historic tick data

Thanks Huges -
So what is your data source ? Can you read the MC database files or qmd files ?

BTW: I wonder how their data quality is with futures tick data ?
by syswizard
16 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Retaining historic tick data
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Retaining historic tick data

IQFeed employees a circular buffer for it's tick-level data: 6 months (180 days) rolling based on calendar days (not trading days). I want to start to capture the oldest tick data each week (before it rolls off) for purposes of backtesting in the future with a dataset greater than 6 months. Is this ...
by syswizard
16 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Symbols - N/A
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: IB Symbols - N/A

Ah....but the symbols can be different and now I see the procedure for doing a comprehensive FIND. Thanks for that. When I went to add AUD, the futures symbol was @AD at Interactive. However, the symbol is @AD#C at IQ Feed. When I attempted to map the two together, I got an error: Invalid Value in F...
by syswizard
15 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trade Bar problem - IB Accounts [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Trade Bar problem - IB Accounts [SOLVED]

Yep, thanks for that. What I've discovered is IB Data may have a different exchange name and that IB Data may not have all of the IQFeed symbols.
by syswizard
15 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Symbols - N/A
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

IB Symbols - N/A

I've got IQ Feed with an Emini futures subscription (not the full CME sub) Couple of observations: 1) IQ Feed will indicate an exchange of "CME" while IB indicates it as "GLOBEX". 2) Some active Emini futures symbols are not available on IB for trading, but I can plot them with the IQ Feed: - CD (Ca...
by syswizard
14 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trade Bar problem - IB Accounts [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Trade Bar problem - IB Accounts [SOLVED]

To the right of the Ask/Bid control, I see a dropdown with a value of DU1246665.
So it appears MC is connecting to the IB Gateway for my test account.
I guess to get it to connect to my live account I need to instantiate another instance of IB Gateway, right ?
by syswizard
14 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trade Bar problem - IB Accounts [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Trade Bar problem - IB Accounts [SOLVED]

I have two interactive broker accounts and profiles. I am using IB Gateway (not TWS). I am using IQ Feed as the data source. No symbols appear in the drop-down in the Trade Bar for either account. I am unable to do an "Add Symbols"... I get these messages: "No Symbols Available", "No Matches Were Fo...
by syswizard
09 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RT IQFeed S&P500 futures
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: RT IQFeed S&P500 futures

Sorry, but I disagree. The Chart Hint and Data Window sometimes does NOT have a volume that matches the status line...sometimes it does.
It appears to lag a bit.
However the close is a perfect match.
This is definitely real time data....and I am plotting a daily chart
by syswizard
09 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RT IQFeed S&P500 futures
Replies: 3
Views: 556

RT IQFeed S&P500 futures

In real time the data Window shows volume different than Status Line.
Likely a multithreading issue.
The Close seems to track however.
Check it out.
Symbol @ES#C
Strangely, the time on the data window matches the previous day close, but does NOT match the current real time.
by syswizard
09 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Customize a Data Window or Chart Hint
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Customize a Data Window or Chart Hint

Status Bar shows the change for IQFeed, but not for Free Charts.
I don't won't to speed a gagillion dollars on real-time index feeds.
by syswizard
08 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Customize a Data Window or Chart Hint
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Customize a Data Window or Chart Hint

I'd like to show the delta change and % delta change from the pointer bar to the previous bar.
Is this possible ?
by syswizard
25 Feb 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: License management system disturbs real trading
Replies: 14
Views: 2300

Re: License management system disturbs real trading

OK Henry i beleive You, but in auto-trading we need a flag "right management failed" to manage close position properly ! because in auto trading , we always can't see popup informations from easy langage ! This is indeed scary....and indicates that MC has gotten just a bit too paranoid about licens...
by syswizard
25 Feb 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Version History - where can I see it ?
Replies: 1
Views: 451

MC Version History - where can I see it ?

Why am I asking ? :

AMP Futures, a super, low commission discount trading house offers only MC 9.1.
How old is that ?
by syswizard
19 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DRMS question [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: DRMS question [SOLVED]

Thanks for that TJ....
but for me, it's very wierd that one must undergo this procedure every 30 days....even with a lifetime license.
by syswizard
16 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DRMS question [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 816

DRMS question [SOLVED]

Does the Multicharts license allow for the following installation scenario:
1) one computer with live data connection
2) another computer used offline only for backtesting purposes
by syswizard
15 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error with digital rights management system
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Error with digital rights management system

Does anyone know how the DRMS works for authentication ?
by syswizard
18 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 512 tick chart - X-Axis: need date format change [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: 512 tick chart - X-Axis: need date format change [SOLVED]

We definitely need to add this to the enhancement list.
by syswizard
17 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 512 tick chart - X-Axis: need date format change [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

512 tick chart - X-Axis: need date format change [SOLVED]

Is there any way to get the date format in mm/dd/yy hh:mm format ?
Right now, it's only hh:mm:ss:nnn where nnn = millisecond.
No date is shown.
by syswizard
17 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unable to connect to IB Gateway [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: Unable to connect to IB Gateway [SOLVED]

I just changed the port number in the IB Gateway from 4001 to 7497.
Now connected.
My bad.
by syswizard
17 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unable to connect to IB Gateway [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Unable to connect to IB Gateway [SOLVED]

MC 9.1 Sorry, I can't post the exact error message because the pop-up message disappears after 5 seconds (poor design). What settings do I need to be looking at ? Or must I have TWS running instead of the Gateway ? I am able to successfully connect to IB via the Gateway....but the linkage from MC ap...
by syswizard
30 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]

Hi, I'm guessing there's an issue with PT and continuous symbols but not wanting to test this issue with live money so tabling it for now. Ideally PT would offer merged data. Oh, I agree with this. I wonder if you can "fake PT out" by using a valid "old" symbol (say ESM0) and set the expiration dat...
by syswizard
27 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]

So Shane - does this end up being a Rhythmic bug ?
What have you concluded ?

I am curious, why were you using a custom symbol for live trading anyway ?
I could see it for backtesting purposes.
by syswizard
27 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: From the MC PowerLanguage docs....PosTradeExitCategory [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: From the MC PowerLanguage docs....PosTradeExitCategory [SOLVED]

I know that, but look at the descriptions carefully.
You can't place a buy stop under the market.....it will be converted to a market order.
by syswizard
23 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: From the MC PowerLanguage docs....PosTradeExitCategory [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

From the MC PowerLanguage docs....PosTradeExitCategory [SOLVED]

Several descriptions below are completely wrong..... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PosTradeExitCategory Returns an absolute numerical value, indicating the trade exit order category. The following numerical returns ar...
by syswizard
21 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Playback mode - Interactive Brokers with Paper Trading Acct
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Playback mode - Interactive Brokers with Paper Trading Acct

From the manual: Note: If you try to place a manual order during data playback when a broker profile is connected, the order will be sent to the broker with the current market price. That is not possible to place simulated orders during the data playback for testing purposes. All orders are sent to ...
by syswizard
19 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: fuzzy logic
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: fuzzy logic

fuzzy logic results in fuzzy trades....IMHO.
YMMV.
by syswizard
19 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: My Recommendations for MC10
Replies: 32
Views: 5085

Re: My Recommendations for MC10

Excellent suggestion.
by syswizard
16 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting with IOG and Bar Magnifier
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Backtesting with IOG and Bar Magnifier

Why is IntraBarPersist part of a variable declaration ?
I thought it was part of the signal as a declaration ?
[IntraBarPersist]
by syswizard
14 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Algo testing with Test IB Account with IQ Feed-delayed
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: Algo testing with Test IB Account with IQ Feed-delayed

I understand that Henry.
I will go with a live data feed from DTN's IQFeed.
There is a configuration option at Interactive Broker's account management where I can set the paper trading account to send orders using a live data feed. The default is a delayed feed and therefore delayed trades.
by syswizard
13 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Porting over EasyLanguage TS Indicators [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3774

Re: Porting over EasyLanguage TS Indicators [SOLVED]

MultiCharts took the .net route and made it a separate program.
Ah....so the standard MC is compatible only up till the latest 8.x release of TS.
Good to know.
Thanks TJ !
by syswizard
10 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Porting over EasyLanguage TS Indicators [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3774

Re: Porting over EasyLanguage TS Indicators [SOLVED]


This is not EasyLanguage.

This is the new OOP extension of TS v9.

The old TS2000i codes should be easily ported with few adjustments.
I see that now. I wonder if MC has any ideas to move to support methods in the future ?
by syswizard
09 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader IOG
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Portfolio Trader IOG

Ah....IOG =
Intrabar Order Generation

I don't understand why it's not supported in Portfolio Trader ?
by syswizard
09 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]

Can you post the lines of code that show the buy/sell orders ?
What happens if you change the code to trigger the buy/sell on the Open of the next bar instead of the Close of the current bar ?
by syswizard
09 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Porting over EasyLanguage TS Indicators [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3774

Re: Porting over EasyLanguage TS Indicators [SOLVED]

I'll soon be porting about 10,000 lines of EL code from the old TS2000i platform....
I'll report the results of that when I get to it.

I think you will not find many statements that are not compatible.
Still, I agree with you....there should be a FAQ on this.
by syswizard
08 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alternatives to Interactive Brokers for Stocks/Options
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: Alternatives to Interactive Brokers for Stocks/Options

After digging into the log file, the problem was with IB, not MC. This is an ongoing theme. That's nothing...wait till you deal with their API. Look....IB is the McDonalds of brokers.....you get what you pay for. In terms of alternatives, you've got TD Ameritrade and Options Express...but I don't b...
by syswizard
08 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: Live MC Not Matching Simulated [SOLVED]

And the live strategy is in portfolio trader if that matters.
What happens when you run the strat outside of portfolio trader ?
by syswizard
08 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 7953

Re: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]

This is the digital age; you have to set your expectation accordingly. Most of the leading digital products only provide online manuals. That's not acceptable IMHO. I can't review the materials offline. The real issue here is the "Create Book" feature of the website is broken. It almost appears as ...
by syswizard
08 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 7953

Re: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]

Thanks Tony...but I am worried that PL has attributes, settings and other features not in EL.
by syswizard
07 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader IOG
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Portfolio Trader IOG

re: "custom IOG mode"
What is this exactly ?
by syswizard
07 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 7953

Re: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]

Tried that. I discovered that EL is a subset of PL. So the EL PDF's are useless for the most part. Also, I absolutely abhor online manuals....you can't highlight sections or annotate them. When I click on "Create As PDF" at this URL : http://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Category:Po...
by syswizard
07 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 7953

PowerLanguage Programmers Guide in PDF format [SOLVED]

I know what brought up before, but I have not been able to find the above for downloading. It appears all of the documentation is in the WIKI at http://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Main_Page . To create a PDF, it appears one must do a Create Book for each and every section of the m...
by syswizard
06 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Algo testing with Test IB Account with IQ Feed-delayed
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Algo testing with Test IB Account with IQ Feed-delayed

I want to forward-test some algos with a test Interactive Brokers account using the IQ Feed.
I won't have any real-time data subscriptions for this testing.
Will this work ?
Anyone ever try it before ?
by syswizard
05 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: double exit refused
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: double exit refused

Hello waldem, MultiCharts does not reject any orders itself. If the order is rejected by the broker then you need to contact your broker for clarifications. Yes, but this seems like MC's Power Language is not able to specify an OCO order to the broker. Thus the broker treats each order INDEPENDENTL...
by syswizard
02 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: question regarding stop order not filled
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: question regarding stop order not filled

Thanks TJ, but I'm still confused after reading this at: http://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Interactive_Brokers_Broker_Profile#How_stop_orders_work How stop orders work Native OCO enabled, Overfill protection enabled. For orders sent in the OCO group: All Limit orders (entry and e...
by syswizard
01 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: question regarding stop order not filled
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: question regarding stop order not filled

While on the subject of stop orders, does anyone know if CME/Globex stop orders placed thru Multicharts with the Interactive Brokers connection rest on the IB servers or on the exchange ?
by syswizard
27 Apr 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.1 RELEASE
Replies: 107
Views: 36113

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.1 RELEASE

I updated the IQFeed client to the newest version and I would say the problem is now worse. I'm using MC64 Portfolio Trader. I opened regular MC64 and opened a chart with IQFeed data. I am getting live data on the chart. However for some reason Portfolio Trader is not executing any trades. It is co...
by syswizard
26 Apr 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 9.1 RELEASE
Replies: 107
Views: 36113

Re: MULTICHARTS 9.1 RELEASE

Hello The9000, Based on your description the issue is not related to MultiCharts. Have you tried exiting the IQfeed Connection Manager/ending its process in the Task Manager and waiting for it to restart and reconnect/restarting it manually without closing MultiCharts? Henry - are you indicating th...
by syswizard
05 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Interactive Brokers with E-Signal data feed [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: Interactive Brokers with E-Signal data feed [SOLVED]

Thanks Huges and Arnie...
I will definitely pursue IQ Feed....
that looks like my best option.
by syswizard
04 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Interactive Brokers with E-Signal data feed [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Interactive Brokers with E-Signal data feed [SOLVED]

Can anyone step-up and vouch this is a good Algo/AutoTrading set-up ? I am looking at 200, 400, 1000 tick bars for my algos. I am unable to get these using the IB data feed. I'm doing CME futures....which are about $150 per month from ESignal with exchange fees included. So I'll be using the ESignal...
by syswizard
04 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]

Thanks for that TJ....greatly appreciated.

I'm going to start a thread to get feedback on the E-Signal/IB autotrading set-up.
by syswizard
04 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]

:: Is it possible to get a separate data feed that has support for ticks and then place the orders with Interactive Brokers thru Multicharts ? I know this is not the best set-up. Sure... many traders subscribe to eSignal, etc., and trade on IB. No, you don't understand.....I am talking AUTOTRADING,...
by syswizard
04 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]

For Futures, Historical data requests are available for expired Futures, 2 years from current expiration. Historical data requests are typically available for up to 6 months per expiration. So is the only resolution 1 second bars ? Tick bars are not available, correct ? That kinda stinks if my syst...
by syswizard
04 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]

Re: historical data...... I thought that Multicharts came with some historical data for back-testing...no ? If not, then I know that IB's data history feature "throttles" the acquisition of the tick history....so I wonder how long it would take to get 1 year's worth of tick data ? Perhaps I should j...
by syswizard
03 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

30 day Free trial - any restrictions ? [SOLVED]

Using the free trial, I would like to forward test my systems using an Interactive Brokers paper trading account...with a realtime CME market data subscription. I would also like to backtest some new strats as well. Any limitations or issues I should be aware of ? What length of backtest data is ava...
by syswizard
09 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Re: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]

Thanks much Janus....that's what I wanted to determine.
by syswizard
06 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Re: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]

The biggest advantage is for 64 bit software to access memory larger than 3 GB. If you have a few small indicators and do not open too many charts and don't call up long back history, then 32 bit would still do fine. Hmmm...it would be great for someone else to chime-in here on the exact scenarios ...
by syswizard
04 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Re: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]

Re: 64 bit Multicharts.....
Is there a huge performance advantage vs. 32 bit ?

I have really started to think about having MC installed on a remote, co-located , shared windows 2012 server environment....and then monitor the trading performance remotely.
by syswizard
30 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Re: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]

Thanks TJ....Glad to hear of the Switch/Case capability.

What about support for custom DLL's ?
I remembered they were required when trying to pass data between workspaces.
Is that still the case with Power Language ?
by syswizard
30 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]

I'm well versed (with tons of coding) in the old TS 2000i Easy Language, and now want to move my studies and strats to Power Language. Can someone quickly provide me with some of the important new features in Power Language that were not in that version of Easy Language ? I distinctly remember there...
by syswizard
12 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Algo trading.....is it reliable enough ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: Algo trading.....is it reliable enough ?

Guys - thanks much.
I definitely am going to go the Power Language route as my systems are not that complex and I don't want to learn the .NET platform.
I'd rather be monitoring my trading systems......
"Unmanaged orders": this is definitely a concern.
by syswizard
11 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Algo trading.....is it reliable enough ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Algo trading.....is it reliable enough ?

I've been told that I must use a really expensive trading platform in order to implement algo trading strategies and that Multicharts "won't hack it". Is this true ? If so, why ? If not, why not ? The pundants are saying it cannot be programmed to handle adverse events or situations..... What say ye...
by syswizard
28 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Classic Multicharts vs. Dot Net
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Classic Multicharts vs. Dot Net

Yes, and as Huges mentioned....the DLL option provides yet another way to boost the flexibility of the multicharts standard environment.
by syswizard
27 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Classic Multicharts vs. Dot Net
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Classic Multicharts vs. Dot Net

Thanks TJ and HugesFleming....that's all I wanted to hear...."30 months"...LOL. I want to be TRADING, not learning CODING....and a new platform. Plus, OO has become so totally overhyped. In many cases, it gets you into more trouble than you would be with good procedural technique. I have over 100 so...
by syswizard
26 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Classic Multicharts vs. Dot Net
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Classic Multicharts vs. Dot Net

I am a former TS user and Easy Language programmer. I definitely want to start algo/auto trading again.....likely the CME emini contracts.... gold, oil, Nasdaq and Dow futures. I'll be using the Interactive Brokers data feed. I can definitely get up to speed on the MC features and the coding platfor...
by syswizard
28 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Support for any Proprietary Trading firms ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: Support for any Proprietary Trading firms ?

Thanks for that. One thing about my idea: If you completed it successfully, you would open up your market to the entire prop trading world....providing a potential new source of revenue. As it stands right now, professional traders would have to hire a programmer to put their strategy into code form...
by syswizard
28 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Support for any Proprietary Trading firms ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Support for any Proprietary Trading firms ?

Most prop firms offer Laser, Lightspeed, or Sterling Pro trading platforms. None of these is easily programmable to support algo / HF trading. I would most like be forced to use one their Excel RTD/DDE implementations which would force me to essentially create a complete trading platform in VBA to e...
by syswizard
08 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Regular MC vs. Dot-Net For Autotrading Futures with IB [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3382

Re: Regular MC vs. Dot-Net For Autotrading Futures with IB [SOLVED]

Thanks much both to SeanDean and Andrew. I have a tremendous amount of Easy Language code....that I could port to MC...that I am sure of. I do plan on using both tick (200 to 400) and range bars for futures trading. You've convinced me that with the IB Gateway, standard MC is now a viable profession...
by syswizard
06 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Regular MC vs. Dot-Net For Autotrading Futures with IB [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3382

Re: Regular MC vs. Dot-Net For Autotrading Futures with IB [SOLVED]

Thanks Andrew...that's good to hear. My question also relates to building-out the trading strategy....and allowing it to be configured via GUI.Are there any forms within regular MC ? IOW how do I drive my strategy and set it's options, parameters, etc ? Of course with the dot-net version, I could do...
by syswizard
05 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Regular MC vs. Dot-Net For Autotrading Futures with IB [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3382

Regular MC vs. Dot-Net For Autotrading Futures with IB [SOLVED]

I saw a nasty post about MC on the www.elitetrader.com forums....and it had me wondering whether or not anyone is doing realtime, algo trading using regular MC with an Interactive Brokers account for ES, YM or other futures ? I'd like to know what the problems and issues are before jumping on one re...
by syswizard
02 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data feed just stops [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 3406

Re: Data feed just stops [SOLVED]

Wow....this is simply disasterous for 24x7 auto-traders.
This must be made a high priority fix.
Error messages need to be thrown when this occurs at the mininal.
For this to occur silently: DEADLY.
by syswizard
01 Feb 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple concurrent strategies
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Multiple concurrent strategies bug - has this been fixe

Well, TJ - I hear you....but that means each strategy needs a separate account at the same broker ? Interesting...I never thought about that limitation before. Why couldn't a broker allow a simultaneous long/short position ? Is there a reg against that ? If not, is it their accounting software preve...
by syswizard
31 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple concurrent strategies
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Multiple concurrent strategies

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100858&perpage=6&pagenumber=3 I was surprised to hear about this. Has it been fixed in the latest release ? IOW can I have two strategies active with a single Interactive Brokers account...and sell 1 contract via strategy "A" and Buy another ...
by syswizard
14 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Allow Arbitrary Expressions to be Used in Studies' Inputs
Replies: 12
Views: 3118

Re: Allow Arbitrary Expressions to be Used in Studies' Input

Why wasn't this adopted right out of the box ?
Now, given this fact, one might ask ....
what other differences are there in the dot-net release vs. the power-language version ?
by syswizard
12 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Dot Net 3.5 support, but not 4.0 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Re: Dot Net 3.5 support, but not 4.0 ?

Well Henry, this statement is sort of a no-brainer...
Only change is that 4.0 makes it easier to parallelize with less code
But I do understand, all of the testing that's needed to make this work.
Parallelism is hugely complex...that I know.
by syswizard
10 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Dot Net 3.5 support, but not 4.0 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Dot Net 3.5 support, but not 4.0 ?

Can someone tell me why MC.NET has stayed with the 3.5 release of dot-net and not moved up ?
Is there a problem with dot-net 4.0 ?
by syswizard
08 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

Thanks BlueLou !
by syswizard
05 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

Syswizard, If you are ok with VB you will probably be ok with .Net. In fact, you can use VB .Net a language. Cheers, drolles VB.Net never took off. It's C# dot-net or nothing. For one thing, there's a ton of good code available. Also, it's now nothing but Java vs. C# for large non-web dev efforts.
by syswizard
31 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

Of course, but I've been thru enough projects where it became obvious that knowing these design patterns became crucial to the success (under budget, over expectations) of the project.
by syswizard
30 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

My other, big, BIG concern is having to learn all of those OO design patterns.
I mean learning them all could be half a lifetime, right ?
I'd rather trade than learn...quite frankly.
by syswizard
29 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

The more complicated the task brighter MC.Net shines.
I imagine that applies to pairs-trading, basket-trading, arbitrage, and the like.
Another concern: multi-threading. Do I have to worry about it / manage it ?
by syswizard
29 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

Thanks for that GTrader. I understand that MC is coming out with a new dot-net version any day now, is that correct ? The issue that really bothers me is grasping all of the available dot-net "USING" packages/libraries (is that what they're called ?) like REFLECTION, etc. Where can I get a good back...
by syswizard
28 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Good Dot-Net books ?

I'm a programmer by profession proficient in Easy Language, VB, VBA, Javascript and some Java. I'm really intrigued by the new dot-net release of MC. However, I am worried about the learning curve to get into the dot-net environment. Somewhat unnerving is that example where 3 lines of EL expands int...
by syswizard
15 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: MC.Net vs regular MC comparison list [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 14210

Re: MC.Net vs regular MC comparison list [SOLVED]

Multicharts 64 - 43 sec
Multicharts.NET 64 - 31 sec
That's a decent, but not huge advantage IMHO. Now it was 2-3x, that would be fairly remarkable.
by syswizard
15 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: MC.Net vs regular MC comparison list [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 14210

Re: MC.Net vs MC comparison list [SOLVED]

....despite some of the limitations of EL. Ironically, my trading strategies are getting simpler and simpler so I have less need to use a sophisticated programming environments like NT and MC.NET. Ah, so we are back to "simpler is better". I think that is the case for most longer-term trading syste...

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