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by syswizard
24 Jul 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Constantly in the market buy/sell logic
Replies: 10
Views: 181

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: 181

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: 181

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: 181

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: 181

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: 260

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: 260

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: 260

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: 213

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: 348

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: 213

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: 213

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: 348

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: 348

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: 348

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: 213

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: 348

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: 348

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: 2
Views: 127

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: 260

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: 213

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: 348

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: 115

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: 115

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: 1894

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: 0
Views: 133

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: 369

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: 447

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: 234

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: 234

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: 447

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: 369

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: 369

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: 369

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: 369

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: 333

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: 333

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: 333

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: 333

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: 333

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: 447

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: 559

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: 279

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: 279

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: 163

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: 225

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: 225

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: 225

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: 413

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: 19
Views: 1148

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: 559

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: 559

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: 559

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: 559

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: Multicharts 13 - when?
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

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: 559

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: 559

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: Multicharts 13 - when?
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

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: Multicharts 13 - when?
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

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: 413

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: 447

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: 447

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: 447

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: 414

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: 405

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: 405

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: 414

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: 414

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: 405

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: 302

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: 405

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: 302

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: 302

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: 260

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: 260

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: 213

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: 213

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: 1261

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: 244

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: 492

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: 492

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: 434

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: 1465

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: 1465

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 2655

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: 2655

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: 1947

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: 1947

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: 866

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: 1252

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: 3547

Re: My Recommendations for MC10

Excellent suggestion.
by syswizard
16 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtesting with IOG and Bar Magnifier [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Backtesting with IOG and Bar Magnifier [SOLVED]

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: 949

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: 2974

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: 2974

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: 1232

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: 2655

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: 2974

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: 919

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: 2655

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: 5548

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: 5548

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: 1232

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: 5548

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: 5548

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: 949

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: 966

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: 1044

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: 1044

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: 28413

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: 28413

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 1799

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: 1799

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: 1799

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: 1799

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: 1799

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 1216

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: 1216

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 1187

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: 1187

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: 2810

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: 2810

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: 2810

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: 2907

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 2387

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: 1333

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: 1333

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: 2360

Re: Good Dot-Net books ?

Thanks BlueLou !
by syswizard
05 Jan 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Good Dot-Net books ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2360

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
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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: 2360

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: 2360

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: 2360

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: 2360

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: 11257

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: 11257

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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