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by brendanh
13 May 2019
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: spread charts
Replies: 25
Views: 5125

Re: spread charts

Was this ever implemented? As others have said, indicators are no substitute for real composite symbols. Would massively improve the value of MultiCharts IMO.
by brendanh
09 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request: support Freetrade broker
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Feature request: support Freetrade broker

Freetrade ( https://freetrade.io/ ) is a very low-cost direct market access broker. Its "batch" trades, whereby orders are filled once per day, are entirely free of charge. Or "instant" trades are v cheap, eg £1 to trade UK stocks. I expect only the latter would be supported by M...
by brendanh
07 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Combo Order
Replies: 8
Views: 3007

Re: IB Combo Order

"TWSLINK from Trade Commander" - integrating third-party functionality with MC is a workaround, not a solution. I expect MC would have no visibility via TWSLINK of whether orders are filled. IB combo orders guarantee (in most markets) that both legs in a trade will be filled, or not at all...
by brendanh
06 Jan 2019
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Combo Order
Replies: 8
Views: 3007

Re: IB Combo Order

Not sure why this is "solved". Buying and integrating an expensive third-party product: "IB API dll" isn't a solution. I agree with alex522, is essential to spreads or arbitrage trading. MC's Portfolio Trader is badly compromised without combo orders. Should have been delivered a...
by brendanh
10 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exchange time zone
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

Re: Exchange time zone

Thanks for your reply. I had the "Offset from GMT when not under daylight savings:" set to 60 should have been zero (have corrected original screenshot). If London changes from UTC to UTC+1 in late March, the offset should be 60 not -60, is this correct? I take your point about Windows tim...
by brendanh
10 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Exchange time zone
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

Exchange time zone

Hi, Please help me understand how the Exchange time zone settings work by confirming the following settings are correct for the London Stock Exchange. London is currently in British Summer Time which is UTC+1. It falls back to UTC last Sunday in Oct at 1am, then forward to BST again last Sunday in M...
by brendanh
07 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: QM retrieving unavailable data
Replies: 1
Views: 2396

QM retrieving unavailable data

Hi, If I try to load more data than is available at my data provider, QuoteManager will attempt and fail to download all data back to the first date regardless of the fact it is unavailable. For example, on eSignal, if I try to load minute data for the Emini S&P (ES #F) since 1997, only data sin...
by brendanh
26 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating an exchange [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

Re: Creating an exchange [SOLVED]

All of them. I'm gathering data.

Perhaps that's where I'm going wrong. Maybe I can identify these exchanges by adding a small quantity of indexes to try to find a sample that belongs to each. Thanks for the idea TJ.
by brendanh
26 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Creating an exchange [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

Re: Creating an exchange [SOLVED]

Hi, I'm trying to add the eSignal indexes to QuoteManager (Instrument -> Add Symbol -> From Data Source -> eSignal). I'm getting error: "You must create exchanges first: ADXI AMMI BAHI BOMI BOTI" I don't know what exchanges these abbreviations represent, so can't add them. I can't find any...
by brendanh
17 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 500 symbols into a scanner?
Replies: 0
Views: 915

500 symbols into a scanner?

I use IQFeed. Is there any way of loading more than 500 symbols into a scanner? I don't need real-time data, just to know whether each symbol has data (a closing price). The real solution would be to have a new boolean reserved word: IsBarData which would be false if the chart contained no data. Or ...
by brendanh
15 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Run code on chart with zero bars
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Run code on chart with zero bars

Hi, I would like to cycle through a list of symbols and write the OHLC data to a csv (Ascii) file. When each symbol finishes writing, I load the next symbol in the list using the line: if lastbaronchart then CommandLine(".csy name=<NEXT_SYMBOL_NAME>"); I am using v8.7 beta. It all works fi...
by brendanh
15 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Thanks Henry. Spotted that wiki the moment after I posted!! That's exactly what I was looking for.
by brendanh
15 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

The What's New for v8.7 blog here: http://www.multicharts.com/traders-blog/?p=923 reads: "It’s now programmatically possible to possible to insert symbol, change symbol, insert indicator, insert signal, reload data (all data, certain resolution, interval (N days), all charts), change chart symb...
by brendanh
15 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Type that into PowerLanguage and it won't compile. ...[/url] Those are for Command Line use only. They cannot be use in the PowerLanguage Editor. Then I repeat, these commands are all useless. Adding the ability to type into the MC toolbar to automate the UI brings no benefit. You are already in th...
by brendanh
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

.run is the most important command to implement. It unleashes a whole new universe of possibilities using Multicharts. The fact that others on this forum have tried gamely to implement their own workarounds for MC's inability to launch executables shows the demand there is for this functionality. Se...
by brendanh
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Type that into PowerLanguage and it won't compile. Does this mean these commands can't be programmed? This makes them fairly useless IMO. We already had the ability to switch symbols, enable autotrading, etc using the UI. If these new commands can't be used in PowerLanguage this new functionality is...
by brendanh
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

Hi,
How is it possible to call these commands from PowerLanguage code? I see there's now a CommandLine command, but none of the following compile:

    CommandLine(.csy(name=@ES#));
    CommandLine(.csy name=@ES#);
    CommandLine .csy name=@ES#;

Please advise.
by brendanh
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically
Replies: 60
Views: 13081

Re: Unstable Internet connection - Reload data automatically

This article is incomplete. It will be updated with all of the required details on new functionality improvements once we implement them. To give you some insight: from the code that will be possible to insert symbol, change symbol, insert indicator, insert signal, reload data (all data, certain re...
by brendanh
14 May 2013
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: [Advanced Topic] Send eMail using DLL
Replies: 16
Views: 6329

Re: [Advanced Topic] Send Mail DLL with MC

Is there the ability to run a shell command from MultiCharts 64bit code yet (non .Net)?
by brendanh
13 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Export data
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: Export data

Thanks TJ, I'll look into writing my own script unless anyone can post some code. Wanted to save time as I can't believe no-one has done this before. Ideally I'd like the following functionality: - writes the symbol name as filename, - the exchange as folder, - GMT time zone, - Tick, minute or daily...
by brendanh
13 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Export data
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: Export data

Hi, I'm looking for a way to export many symbols' OHLC data to csv (Excel) format. The above link in this topic is to the home page of the User Contributed Studies forum rather than to the study itself. Rather than wade through all 22 pages of topics, can anyone post a link to the indicator referred...
by brendanh
04 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automation shortcut keys
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Automation shortcut keys

I am very dissapointed shortcut keys for the automation dialogues haven't been added in any of the betas nor this production release. To change a few GUI controls would have taken 10 minutes. What annoys me the most is that certain dialogues have been updated in this release without making these sim...
by brendanh
27 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: auto trading question
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: afaik its not possible

In some of my automated strategies I want to update the parameters once or twice a week, based on current market values. At that point the strategy gets messed up as there are existing trades in play at various levels and the only option is to close them or leave them open and add them back in one ...
by brendanh
27 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: auto trading question
Replies: 9
Views: 832

As long as the "Assume market position is the SAME AS on the chart" option is selected (in Strategy Properties), MC should exit existing open positions after automation initialisation. An issue with the "Exit from Entry" PowerLanguage command, that meant such exits were not placed, was supposedly fi...
by brendanh
08 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 4 feedback
Replies: 84
Views: 11633

Thanks for fixing the 'exit from entry' automation bug. However you still haven't given us greater control of the automation facility by providing keyboard shortcuts for the common automation menu options and buttons. Surely this is not a big job?
by brendanh
25 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and Position Tracker Coming in MultiCharts 6
Replies: 30
Views: 9384

Dear brendanh, Could you please precise what is the purpose of such implementation? In the Account Positions tab you will see your position on a broker and will know if it is flat or not. Currently the Strategy Positions tab only contains active positions, so the Broker Position and Position Match ...
by brendanh
24 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and Position Tracker Coming in MultiCharts 6
Replies: 30
Views: 9384

Dear brendanh, In the next version of order position tracker an Account Positions tab will be added. So you won't have to switch to TWS every time. An improvement, but it won't tell us at-a-glance (on the Strategy Positions tab) whether our flat chart positions are flat in the real world. Probably ...
by brendanh
24 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and Position Tracker Coming in MultiCharts 6
Replies: 30
Views: 9384

Dear Sirs, Its possible to include a table with the actual account balance? If MC connected with MBT, I have no chance to check the balance... It will be added in the near future. Good to hear. Also, can I suggest that the Strategy Positions tab shows broker position when the strategy is flat. I ha...
by brendanh
20 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6692

Brendan, We don't factor entries that have been made before AT initialization in 'Exit from Entry' statement. We will improve it soon. A possible walk around is avoid the 'Exit from Entry' statement. My signal doesn't work properly without 'Exit from Entry' statements. I took a losing trade yesterd...
by brendanh
18 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45593

Re shortcut keys: 1. Enable\disable automation (preferably different shortcut keys for each). 2. Buttons in dialogues when automation is exited. Simply underline a letter in the button text to denote the shortcut key as per normal Windows standards. Dear bowlesj3 and brendanh, We will give users the...
by brendanh
12 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Be careful autotrading -- ZenFire requires new update
Replies: 16
Views: 2953

Re: DO NOT AUTO TRADE WITH MULICHARTS IT IS A PIECE OF GARBA

Nobody will take you seriously if you flame a forum. Autotrading is not an elementary pursuit. I think I'm making over 1K I find out I made 500?!?! WTF?!? Check your symbol point value. * YOU WILL NEVER KNOW IF YOU ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR BROKER. I monitor the autotrading log file ATOrderController_Tr...
by brendanh
12 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and Position Tracker Coming in MultiCharts 6
Replies: 30
Views: 9384

+1 for a dockable tracker window to make it always viewable. Also, to save screen-space it'd be nice to be able to hide all window titles like in TS, not just chart window titles.
by brendanh
11 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How build a continuos future for ZQ (fed fund future)
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

I'm having trouble adding custom futures for IB's Globex currency futures. Unless I'm mistaken, there are no symbol roots for them in QuoteManager. Eg IB's symbol root for the EuroFX contract (Euro vs USD) is EUR. This does not exist in QuoteManager. I tried following your instructions above, and cr...
by brendanh
02 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45593

MC is desperately missing shortcut keys for the automation functions. Many systems need to be enabled for long periods (up to 24 hours per day), and it is unreasonable to expect users to be watching the screen all the time. For this reason the ability to enable autotrading if it becomes disabled for...
by brendanh
22 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6692

Thanks Andrew. I hope this discovery has prompted a review of the rest of the PowerLanguage order commands to ensure they are recognised by the automation functions.
by brendanh
30 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automated Execution bug
Replies: 36
Views: 6692

I'm finding automation using IB is unreliable for certain trades. MC seems to "forget" overnight orders. When MC disconnects from IB each night, I choose to "cancel unfilled orders", as they should be replaced when automation is restarted. That's how TS works, and that's how MC works for intraday or...
by brendanh
28 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: continious contracts problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Well I've imported data for all the contracts into the Quotemanager from TS and it still won't plot. Custom futures plot fine using TS as data source. Maybe you're right that the data must be collected by MC rather than imported. In which case, given there are around two years of prior contracts to ...
by brendanh
28 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 2 feedback
Replies: 79
Views: 34502

20. Brendanh 's request to add shortcuts for the Close Position , and Do Not Close Position buttons in the Auto Trading Warning window that is displayed when you disable autotrading while in a position. Link: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=6287&start=2 Even more important, add a sho...
by brendanh
25 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: continious contracts problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Has anyone managed to get IB custom contracts working? I'm getting no data. The individual contracts plot fine. A message keeps appearing: "To construct Custom futures please add contracts with the following properties:..." All the individual contracts described are already there. Tried ES, EC, BP, ...
by brendanh
15 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto-login
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

I opt out of the security device, login at the beginning of the week, and then toggle the AM/PM every 12 hours using AutoHotKey.

There has to be a balance between security and usability. Getting out of bed hours earlier every morning to switch on autotrading swings it too far towards security.
by brendanh
23 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 2 feedback
Replies: 79
Views: 34502

+1 for dockable Tracker window.
by brendanh
29 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DRM vs Dongle
Replies: 49
Views: 11805

I also run MC on a remote virtual server, so don't think a dongle will work.
by brendanh
11 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Authorization Licence issue
Replies: 84
Views: 14299

Agreed. Autotraders have enough operational uncertainties to deal with without this. If the current system can't be made bulletproof, then introduce a grace period.
by brendanh
05 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Tracker feature
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Sent in a zip file. Let me know if you haven't received.
by brendanh
05 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Tracker feature
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

This is fixed in beta 2, many thanks.


I spoke too soon. I've just taken a short position, and the broker position says zero :-(
by brendanh
04 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Tracker feature
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

This is fixed in beta 2, many thanks. Another issue though. When I select Today in the From and To date selectors on the Strategy Orders tab, only the To is advanced to today's date every day. The From remains the original day's date. Not sure if this only applies to people like me who leave MC runn...
by brendanh
30 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Tracker feature
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

New Tracker feature

Thanks for introducing this, just what was needed for automating multiple strats and symbols. There's now very little reason for the 30,000 TS users to continue using that product. However, the Broker Position on the Strategy Position tab is wrong. It always shows zero for me no matter the broker po...
by brendanh
07 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alert for break Data Feed
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Email ain't much good if the internet is dead. True. I run MC on a virtual server and ping it throughout the day from another computer which warns me by email when internet connectivity of the server is lost. Keeping internet connected is the responsibility of the user and is beyond MC's duty as a ...
by brendanh
07 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alert for break Data Feed
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Thanks TJ, but an audio alarm isn't much good if you aren't at the computer.
by brendanh
07 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Alert for break Data Feed
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

The vast majority of people find TS's internal monitoring system perfectly adequate. I have configured it to warn me by email (to an address that alerts me by SMS) in the event of data or order server disconnect. The described setup is overkill IMO. It should be high-priority for TSS to introduce an...
by brendanh
17 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backing Up User Multicharts Environment
Replies: 3
Views: 2618

Very informative, thanks Glen. Shame such a long winded process is necessary though. MC should have a built-in backup\restore feature like TS. You are right, the upgrade process preserves the environment, but computers are often upgraded, replaced, become faulty, get lost\stolen, etc, etc, in which ...
by brendanh
16 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Recovering Old Studies
Replies: 1
Views: 598

I recently went through the same process. See the Multicharts FAQ thread at the top, replace the relevent folder with the copy on your old hard drive.
by brendanh
29 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Interday automation
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Thanks Super, that should do the trick. Sometimes the easy solution is the last thing you consider :-)
by brendanh
28 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Interday automation
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Please advise how I can program my script to cancel all IB orders at the end of the session while still ensuring these orders are filled the next day. There is no MC command to cancel IB orders. And anyway, if I do (I have tried manually cancelling them) they aren't filled at start of day instead. M...
by brendanh
27 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB (Forex): Limit Order being held
Replies: 9
Views: 4052

TraderJ, thanks for pursuing this matter. All who trade on IDEALPRO will appreciate native exchange limit orders when they are implemented in the next MC version.
by brendanh
25 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Interday automation
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Interday automation

I use forex minute charts and hold positions interday. I don't use 24h sessions. At the end of a session, if there is an order at IB, it will not be cancelled, so if there is an overnight move, IB will wrongly fill during the night. MC should automate as per my system, ie fill at the price the chart...
by brendanh
06 Aug 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading sync after closedown at end of day
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

The same happens with me, failed to exit an overnight position today. Don't know why as there isn't any way of troubleshooting short of giving TSS your proprietary code. I guess we'll just have to pay for the tracking centre, seems all too convenient.
by brendanh
31 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SEVERE BUG: Autotrading - Complete Breakdown
Replies: 27
Views: 7369

I also autotrade forex via IB and have had overfills. I'm on v5.5 beta 2 and use a 5 minute time frame. I was short 50,000 on Monday morning, and my signal produced a reverse long trade. Instead of a 100,000 buy, Multicharts sent two orders for 150,000(!) to IB to put me long 250,000 instead of 50,...
by brendanh
22 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 2 suggestions for improvments
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

1) is it possible to maximize the the format window for the inputs ?


I've asked for this a couple of times too. Surely increasing the size of a list box is nothing more than a 5 minute job (either a mouse drag, or changing the length x width pixels), and could be done in time for beta 4???
by brendanh
15 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SEVERE BUG: Autotrading - Complete Breakdown
Replies: 27
Views: 7369

1)How often have you come accross such situations? Perhaps 1-2 per week. 2)Are you using live or simulated account? Live 3)Are you using IOG system? No 4)Your Automation setting? Async, assume same as on chart. Also, occasionally I've enabled automation while in a position, and MC hasn't sent the s...
by brendanh
14 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SEVERE BUG: Autotrading - Complete Breakdown
Replies: 27
Views: 7369

I also autotrade forex via IB and have had overfills. I'm on v5.5 beta 2 and use a 5 minute time frame. I was short 50,000 on Monday morning, and my signal produced a reverse long trade. Instead of a 100,000 buy, Multicharts sent two orders for 150,000(!) to IB to put me long 250,000 instead of 50,0...
by brendanh
07 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 5.5 Beta 1 is released!
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Love the trade info and lines connecting trades. MC gives a much better feel to how a system is performing when scrolling through charts now. Losing trades are blue connecting lines by default though, would be better to make them red to distinguish. Also, pls can you expand the Inputs list box in th...
by brendanh
21 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [Suggestion] About Warning dialog box when AT is turned on
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: [Suggestion] About Warning dialog box when AT is turned

When there are many charts to autotrade, this simple suggestion would save lots of unwanted mouse clicks every time MC/autotrading is turned on. HR I agree there is too much work to keep MC automation operating day to day. This can lead to human error and unreliability. Your suggestion is good howe...
by brendanh
18 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VOTE FOR MC FEATURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED
Replies: 50
Views: 21029

A couple of minor improvement suggestions:
The Signal Inputs are in a list box that is too small. Why not fill the available space?
Secondly, in TS I can copy and paste entire chart\scanner windows (including indicators and strategies) to another workspace, which is a great time saver.
by brendanh
11 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Poor standard of documentation
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Another omission, next to the clock in the bottom right of MC, what are q / s? Something to do with latency probably, but we shouldn't have to guess.
by brendanh
10 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex automation
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

I will see over the coming days whether this has solved the chart\broker mismatch for buy stop orders. Just a quick note to say I've been trading over two weeks since adding both bid and ask series, and it has solved the chart\broker mismatch. Thanks Andrew and Marina for providing the perfect solu...
by brendanh
08 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading resiliance and labour-saving
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Autotrading resiliance and labour-saving

In TS, if I save a workspace containing autotrading-enabled charts, the AT status is saved along with the other attributes of the chart. When I load this workspace, I am warned "The following windows contain strategies that are automated for execution" and I can choose to load all charts with the AT...
by brendanh
04 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Poor standard of documentation
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Poor standard of documentation

I know developers find documentation a chore, but it is important. If we don't know how MC features are supposed to work, how are we supposed to know if they are functioning correctly? In April, Marina stated here: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=26165&highlight=help#26165 that the do...
by brendanh
29 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VOTE FOR MC FEATURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED
Replies: 50
Views: 21029

3. Alert emails for data and broker disconnection. How does it work? Could you tell me more? In TS there are two icons in the status bar at the bottom, one for Trading, the other for Data. They change colour according to status. You can right-click either and choose whether and how to be notified i...
by brendanh
29 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VOTE FOR MC FEATURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED
Replies: 50
Views: 21029

Top three enhancements for me as a mechanical trader are: 1. Tracking Center. 2. See better trade info on chart: a Connect entry and exit trades using colored dotted lines. b When you click a bar that a trade occurred on, the trade price is shown. 3. Alert emails for data and broker disconnection. A...
by brendanh
24 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 5.0 GOLD is now available!
Replies: 15
Views: 6786

Still have to manually compile all uncompiled studies, why would you ever not want to do this? Should be automatic or at least the option offered.
by brendanh
20 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex automation
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

FYI, I got this working with the help of Marina. The Bid and Ask series used on the Backtesting tab need to be from the same symbol, and the same data provider. I was using TS's bid and IB's ask. I will see over the coming days whether this has solved the chart\broker mismatch for buy stop orders.
by brendanh
20 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: autotrading problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

You can avoid the prompt appearing completely by adding your IP to the list of Trusted Addresses in TWS: Configure, API, All API Settings, then add your Trading PC's IP address, see screenshot attached. I use the loopback IP address 127.0.0.1 which is always the local computer.
by brendanh
15 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex automation
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

No still can't figure how to make the second symbol available on the Backtesting drop-down lists. I have a chart with two symbols, both in subchart #1, I've tried ticking Merge Data Sources into a Single Chart . Also tried changing the symbol to History and Real Time to no avail. Can you reproduce t...
by brendanh
14 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex automation
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

Dear Brendan, If you use all of the settings below, strategy trading on the charts and at the broker will match each other more precisely. 1. I've added a new symbol containing the ask series, but when I go onto the Backtesting tab, only the bid series symbol is listed in the drop down. I can't fin...
by brendanh
14 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex automation
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

Thanks Super. I already use TWSStart and toggle the AM/PM setting. I still find MC disconnects from IB TWS in the early hours (around 5:15am BST) even though IB is still running. I'll try increasing the connection time out. There are many other, unexpected causes for broker disconnection too though ...
by brendanh
14 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forex automation
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

Forex automation

I trade forex and am experiencing automatic broker fills that are not filled on chart. This is because the chart displays bid prices, but the broker fills buy stop orders at ask prices (by default). So if the spread is 4 pips, and the chart price rises to within 4 pips of the stop price, it will be ...
by brendanh
12 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop Limit orders
Replies: 42
Views: 8978

+1. Stop-limit orders would give MC a big competitive advantage over TS. Being able to put a limit on how much slippage you are prepared to accept on stop orders can significantly reduce trading costs. From Investopedia: "let's assume that ABC Inc is trading at $40 and an investor wants to buy the s...
by brendanh
01 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to detect whether autotrading is enabled?
Replies: 18
Views: 3782

Thanks Marina, A good solution, I'm not concerned about losing connection to my data provider because my data provider is TS which I've set up to email me if data stops. The only problem is (as you say) this alert could lag by the length of a bar, and a lot can happen in the space of a bar! I've don...
by brendanh
28 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to detect whether autotrading is enabled?
Replies: 18
Views: 3782

How to detect whether autotrading is enabled?

Might be a long shot but here goes. I am writing a program (for my own use only) that will send a warning email whenever Multicharts automation is disabled.

Is there any way of programmatically detecting whether automation is enabled\disabled, such as a registry value, file or TCP port change?
by brendanh
28 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automatisc order execution
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Hi Erik, You said The problem is that multicharts will send the upcoming trade to IB, if the arrows are visible or not. Since the next trade is a stop loss it will send a buy signal to IB. This is not the case in sync mode. In sync mode, Multicharts assumes your market position is zero when you enab...
by brendanh
24 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Beta 6 - "Replace to Market partial Filled Order"
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Thanks for clarifying Marina. You say: The "Replace Partially Filled Order by a Market Order " option is available in both the synchronous and asynchronous modes. However in the release notes sticky you contradict: The unfilled portion of partially filled limit and stop orders can be replaced by mar...
by brendanh
23 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Beta 6 - "Replace to Market partial Filled Order"
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

I don't deny that partially filled price orders optionally need converting to market orders. I'm suggesting it doesn't need to be seperate from the option to convert unfilled price orders. Why distinguish and create extra complexity?
by brendanh
23 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Beta 6 - "Replace to Market partial Filled Order"
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Beta 6 - "Replace to Market partial Filled Order"

The new "Replace to Market partial Filled Order" option has joined the (long!) list of undocumented autotrading features. I presume it replaces to market after x seconds as defined in the Unfilled Order Replacement section. If so, shouldn't this option belong in that section also? If someone wanted ...
by brendanh
22 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 5.0 Beta 6 is now available!
Replies: 13
Views: 4552

Is it possible you could make the installer automatically recompile all uncompiled code as part of the install process like TS? It would save some clicking after each install.
by brendanh
17 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What you should expect to see in MultiCharts soon
Replies: 50
Views: 14789

Just like to add my thanks for what is a fast maturing product. I have enabled live trading using MC and IB in the past month, and after a teething issue, it has been problem free for the past few weeks :-) In particular, I'd like to thank Marina and co for taking on board my suggestion for an "Assu...
by brendanh
17 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How is broker\data discrepency handled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

FYI, I found the solution to this. TS's precision for forex symbols is greater than IB's. Stop and limit orders were being sent to IB of a slightly different price from that which IB eventually filled at because IB was rounding, and this is what was causing the double-fills. I recoded my signal to r...
by brendanh
24 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Some features that MultiCharts *really* needs
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

+1 Fabrice. These will make visually assessing strategy performance much easier, especially connecting coloured lines between entries and exits.
by brendanh
23 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21463

Sorry Andrew. The last sentance was meant as light relief (ie a joke), did you really think I thought we were uploading our DNA to TSS? Sometimes British humour doesn't travel well :-) I will remove it anyway. Many thanks for your quick reply.
by brendanh
23 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21463

One issue that hasn't been addressed is data protection. We are now sending undisclosed information to TSS under the banner of DRM. Please can we have a statement explaining what information is being sent to TSS servers. I expect some PC hardware info is sent that is used to construct the licence. H...
by brendanh
19 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Some features that MultiCharts *really* needs
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

On the subject of features MC really needs, please can you add a backup\restore feature similar to TS 8. Moving MC to a new computer is a painful experience. Just a simple wrapper for some file & registry key copying is all that's needed, so it shouldn't be rocket science to implement.
by brendanh
18 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please post the most important issues here
Replies: 68
Views: 15463

Automation places stop-entries twice when using TS8 data and IB broker on forex.

It is not confirmed. I've asked you to provide information required for the test case. http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=6173
Are you going to help us in the investigation?
Andrew
by brendanh
16 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How is broker\data discrepency handled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

A tracking center would make it much easier to find what is going wrong. Did you test using live or demo IB? If demo, this wasn't valid because IB's demo prices are a different day's and wouldn't have reached the stop price momentarily after\before data provder's prices.
by brendanh
16 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How is broker\data discrepency handled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

How is broker\data discrepency handled?

Since enabling automation on my forex system it always places stop entries twice (beta 4). I use TS8 data and IB broker. What happens when one hits the stop before the other? TS8's prices are based on the bid, wheras IB fills when either bid or ask hit the stop price. That means for longs, IB is fil...
by brendanh
11 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21463

I'm pleased Andrew has stated there is proper network and site redundancy. TSS must remain aware that it is now in the business of running a robust server infrastructure. Programmers aren't necessarily infrastructure experts, so if TSS doesn't have the expertise, I hope it recruits appropriately. I ...
by brendanh
11 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21463

Not all redundancy is the same. Reserve parachutes are independent from the primary parachute, so your analogy is only valid if your redundant server is on an independent network and data center from the primary DRM server. If it isn't, then there's a good chance the reserve "parachute" will fail at...
by brendanh
06 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Keyboard control for Enabling Autotrading
Replies: 10
Views: 2757

There is still a Yes button to press after that, so no danger.
by brendanh
06 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Keyboard control for Enabling Autotrading
Replies: 10
Views: 2757

Keyboard control for Enabling Autotrading

Please can you spend 10 minutes adding keyboard control for the Format, Automate Order Execution menu item in time for the next beta. See attached, it is the only item on this menu without keyboard control as denoted by an underlined letter.
by brendanh
02 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21463

This thread has gone off topic. Until now, MC has had no reliance on TSS server infrastructure. Now it will not work unless TSS's DRM servers are operational. We urgently need answers to Geizer's questions below. If there is insufficient redundancy, MC v5 beta 3+ has a greater risk of failure than p...
by brendanh
26 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Beta 3 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Still no explanation of IB broker settings in Help: All or None Execution, Disable auto trading after x seconds after connection loss (what does 0 mean?). Are they a secret?
by brendanh
20 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VOTE FOR MC FEATURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED
Replies: 50
Views: 21029

I agree about the dearth of hotkeys. A few functions have them, so adding more should be a trivial programming task. Eg on the Format menu (see attached), the top five options are frequently used and should have hotkeys. Longer term, MC should have customizable toolbars and hotkeys like TS.
by brendanh
19 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VOTE FOR MC FEATURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED
Replies: 50
Views: 21029

Order position tracking centre should have been introduced at the outset of MC's automatic trading facility.
by brendanh
11 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto trading with Interactive Brokers and MC
Replies: 20
Views: 7104

You don't need to enter your account code. MC will automate using the active TWS on the PC. There must be some other problem. Can you can trade this symbol using TWS? If you are are using a data vendor other than IB, look up Symbol Dictionary in Help.
by brendanh
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SUGGESTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

I take your point. I'm not denying there should be an option to disable the prompt completely and rely on experienced users to remember to save if they want. It would be dangerous to make this the default though, as new users may forget and lose their work. In TS, the default is to only prompt if th...
by brendanh
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SUGGESTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

geizer, I don't understand your point. Are you saying that the general software design standard to only be prompted to save data files when they have changed is incorrect, and we should be prompted every time?
by brendanh
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SUGGESTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

Bob, it wasn't me that had the original problem. I'm glad you are happy with the auto save option, however I sometimes make changes to workspaces that I don't want to save. My suggestion isn't earth shatteringly important, but when you open a workspace to look at a chart, then close it without chang...
by brendanh
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SUGGESTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

Thanks for taking the time to explain your decision. Are all other software vendors wrong and TSSupport right?
by brendanh
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SUGGESTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

MC is poor in this area. It should default to automatically offering to save changed workspaces on exit like TS (and almost every application that modifies data files). At the moment, you have three options: 1. Always offer to save even if the workspace hasn't changed, which is an unnecessary nag. 2...
by brendanh
15 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FEATURE POLL. DATA MANAGEMENT (2)
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

What's the difference?
by brendanh
15 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading issues with v5 beta 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Since changing the "Disable auto trading after..." setting to 9999 yesterday, MC stayed connected through the night and past 4:55am, however I noticed that trades hadn't been placed in TWS this morning and when I looked at the logs, there were no updates since 8:45am in any except ATOrderController_...
by brendanh
14 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FEATURE POLL. DATA MANAGEMENT (2)
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

If you use TS8 as data source for MC, you already have custom continuous contracts. You can already create your own spread charts\custom basket symbols using an indicator showing the difference between different data series in a multi-symbol chart. My preference would be for a data window similar to...
by brendanh
14 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading issues with v5 beta 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Hi brendanh, 1. Auto trading is disabled because the timeout that you are referring to is set to 0. "Disable auto trading after n seconds after connection loss" has been designed for situations when for whatever reason (TWS logs out, poor internect connection etc) the connection between TWS and Mul...
by brendanh
14 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading issues with v5 beta 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Autotrading issues with v5 beta 2

1. It disconnects every morning at 4:55am GMT. I run TWSStart which prevents TWS logging out: from Tradingserver_trace.txt: "[0x00001B84](14.01.2009 - 04:55:42.563) Global Message: "Interactive Brokers The connection to Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation has been lost." (Warning)" from TWSTradin...
by brendanh
06 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Automate via FuturesBetting.com
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Automate via FuturesBetting.com

FuturesBetting is the only spreadbetter that hedges your trades in the underlying market. This means it is not a counterparty to your trades, it makes its money on the spread and does not win when you lose, so is not incentivised to stop-hunt and delay fills by requoting. Thus it combines the benefi...
by brendanh
05 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading out of synch
Replies: 12
Views: 3042

Just noticed this at the bottom of the Help section "Working with Autotrading": "Auto Trading Market Position Synchronizer may not work correctly in case of Pyramiding use and if more than one active entry were generated on a chart at the moment of auto trading launch. The reason for this limitation...
by brendanh
05 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading out of synch
Replies: 12
Views: 3042

If you are using v5 you can configure MC to assume your chart position matches your real world position at startup, and thus exit existing postions. See option "Assume the initial market position at the broker the SAME AS on the CHART".

Also see http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5441
by brendanh
03 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading with MC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

There is general autotrading documentation (Help, Multicharts, Strategy Trading, Autotrading), but nothing describing many IB broker settings such as All or None Execution, Connection settings, Setting Firm, and there needs to be examples of commonly traded instruments in Symbol Dictionary. If it's ...
by brendanh
03 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrading with MC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

The logs are in: <user profile>\Local Settings\Application Data\TS Support\MultiCharts\<version>\Logs For some reason the location of the logs in not in any documentation (Marina previously posted it to this forum). MC is sorely lacking a Trade Manager feature that presents this data in a meaningful...
by brendanh
14 Dec 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Some features I wish to have before Gold release
Replies: 23
Views: 6386

Hi, So what you guys are telling me is the lifetime updates are bogus now. If that is the case shame on MC. This is the promise that was made to you when you subscribed to the platform 3 years ago. Which of those promises have been broken? The upcoming MultiCharts Gold will have (actually, the curr...
by brendanh
09 Dec 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: AutoTrade-partially filled order issue?
Replies: 18
Views: 7616

1. Use All or None Execution options in Stategy Properties -> Auto Trading -> Interactive Brokers -> Settings -> IB Settings. This option will not be available for all symbols, though. What is All or None Execution? Like most of the IB broker settings, this isn't documented in the help system. 2. U...
by brendanh
08 Dec 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: AutoTrade-partially filled order issue?
Replies: 18
Views: 7616

Although I have not suffered these probems, it is probably because I've been lucky rather than because they don't exist.

If there isn't code that specifically handles these situations then they are bugs to be fixed. Can someone from TSS confirm?
by brendanh
20 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: NEW PRICING STRUCTURE FOR MULTICHARTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5014

I have recently purchased a "lifetime" MC licence. I am disgusted to read that from the moment Gold licences are made available (a few months?) MC could stop working unless I spend a further $200 every 6 months. I feel cheated. I can accept paying extra for new features that would change the nature ...
by brendanh
13 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Authorization. MC can't now work for 30 days off-line
Replies: 18
Views: 4803

Don't know where you get the idea MC is inexpensive compared to TS. For active traders, TS is free.
by brendanh
18 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When the stop-limit order will be added?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

The problem of slippage increases in tandem with position-size. Stop-limit orders allow the trader to put a limit on how much slippage they are prepared to accept. I'd find this feature very useful, and it would make MC a big attraction over TS which lacks stop-limit orders in EL. However, all autot...
by brendanh
11 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestions about performance report and optimization
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

You are correct they aren't necessary for designing a money management strategy, but they will help higher profits. They are for real-time monitoring of a system you are trading. I'd speculate almost all systems will eventually breach max drawdown when unseen data is used. Current drawdown analysis ...
by brendanh
11 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestions about performance report and optimization
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Of course bug fixes should take priority. Eg When closing unchanged workspaces, why are we prompted to save?

My first suggestion is hardly fancy, the two extra drawdown stats are essential information and would be trivially easy to program.
by brendanh
11 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestions about performance report and optimization
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

On the subject of the Performance Report. I'd like to see more stats about drawdown, crucially "Current Drawdown" which is sorely missing from TS, also "% of max" which would show how close to max drawdown you are. I know I can figure these manually, but I'm a trader not a clerk. Also, I'd like to s...
by brendanh
11 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

I notice this didn't make it into beta 2. Can you give an ETA please Marina?
by brendanh
29 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

I second Johnchan's suggestion. "Make" suggests MC will immediately change broker position upon initialisation regardless of signal state. "Assume" means it only affects whether exit signals are forwarded to broker, which is what we want.
by brendanh
28 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

I'm happy with that. Thanks Marina.
by brendanh
27 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

MC should assume the chart position is the broker position at initialisation. Thus when I'm in a chart position, exit it in accordance with my MC signal in IB. There should be no need for a window asking my broker-position. TS initialises differently in that it asks for broker position in the form o...
by brendanh
26 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

Hi Brendan, If we make auto trading in the described situation work the way it does in TS, would that be enough to begin with? Regards. As I've previously said, if you can combine TS's features with IB's brokerage, you have created the best trading platform on the planet. Not sure what you mean by ...
by brendanh
26 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

I still don't think you understand what I would like implemented in MC. Currently MC autotrading is unusable because if (for a number of reasons) automation becomes disabled while in a position, it will fail to send exit orders upon re-enabling because it makes the incorrect assumption that you are ...
by brendanh
25 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

You're welcome Marina. Glad I could help improve MC :-) Do you have an estimated release date for 4.1? If you are going to match TS's design by displaying a window each time autotrading is enabled while in a chart position containing the option to exit positions, please can you match them in making ...
by brendanh
22 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

No mater why auto trading is disabled, MC does not factor in the market position at the broker. The program simply sends all the generated signals. Just the way you want it to be done. After auto trading is enabled, the trading starts with market position=Flat. Therefore open positions will not be ...
by brendanh
20 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

Hi Brendan, There are myriad reasons for broker disconnection, any of which will cause MC to fail to exit your positions upon re-enabling autotrading. There aren't myriad reasons for broker disconnection. There is only one: maintenance disconnection that occurs once a day. It worries me that you th...
by brendanh
19 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can't post screenshots to forum
Replies: 0
Views: 967

Can't post screenshots to forum

See attached. Please can you change the security measure so http is allowed within [img] tags? Screenshots are very useful to help explain things.
by brendanh
19 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

Am I the only one who thinks this makes MC autotrading extremely unreliable? There are myriad reasons for broker disconnection, any of which will cause MC to fail to exit your positions upon re-enabling autotrading. I thought Async mode would just send all signals to IB regardless, so I'm surprised ...
by brendanh
19 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

So given that IB disconnects overnight, this means MC can't exit inter-day positions? Please confirm.
by brendanh
15 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I assign the current market position in Auto Trading?
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

Can you clarify this please Marina. Am I correct to say this discussion is only relevent to sync mode because in async mode, MC doesn't care about your open positions, it will just forward every chart signal to the broker. I haven't been using sync mode long, but if what ppan is saying is true, if w...
by brendanh
14 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request list for MC
Replies: 56
Views: 16110

I agree this is a step forward, but it's still too silent. If a signal stops being automated, I want to know about it. Too much money is riding on automation to risk not noticing a tiny icon changing colour in the top left. Also, if you make it a window asking "Do you want to re-enable automation -...
by brendanh
13 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Signal arrows look weird
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

I'm suggesting the registration method be changed, not the login method. The characters displayed in a slightly distorted bitmap on the registration page that a human can read, but OCR software supposedly cannot, is used to deter bots from auto-registering on forums and posting spam. Recently this s...
by brendanh
12 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request list for MC
Replies: 56
Views: 16110

Please add a keyboard shortcut for Automate Order Execution on the Format Menu to make it more script-friendly. All other options on this menu have a shortcut denoted by an underlined letter. Better still allow us to customise shortcut keys and toolbar buttons ourselves like in Microsoft Office apps.
by brendanh
12 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Signal arrows look weird
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Please ban this spammer. If you get many more of these they've probably cracked the anti-bot code that you have to type on your registration page, in which case and you'll have to change this mechanism. I see some sites now use an on screen keypad instead.
by brendanh
30 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Allow Outside Trading Hours Bug
Replies: 21
Views: 5936

In my opinion the new v4 beta feature of not displaying signals in sync mode is too confusing. I can't be sure whether IB has failed to fill an order if I'm not sure my Signal has placed one. The ideal solution would be for signals to be denoted on chart differently depending on broker fill status. ...
by brendanh
28 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Tracking Center feature is very much needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

+1. Some method of presenting the trade information in

<User Profile>\AppData\Local\TS Support\MultiCharts\4.0.1440.201\Logs

in an an easily-accessible, user-friendly way is needed.
by brendanh
25 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request list for MC
Replies: 56
Views: 16110

When auto trading is disabled you see it right away because the status icon changes its color. To enable auto trading again, just click on this icon. I agree this is a step forward, but it's still too silent. If a signal stops being automated, I want to know about it. Too much money is riding on au...
by brendanh
24 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request list for MC
Replies: 56
Views: 16110

Please can you make the autotrading feature more robust by: 1. Displaying a status symbol in charts to denote whether it is enabled. 2. When it becomes disabled, offer the option to re-enable rather than have to click through to the signal properties. I notice point 1 above is included in v4 beta1,...
by brendanh
18 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Do we have TradeManager feature like TS8?
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

In the absence of a TradeManager feature, is there a log file somewhere that shows auto trading status messages? Even better if MC could match TS's TradeManager Analysis feature that shows your actual equity curve. MC could retrieve this info from IB using the API. TS's brokerage is and always will ...
by brendanh
18 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request list for MC
Replies: 56
Views: 16110

Please can you make the autotrading feature more robust by:
1. Displaying a status symbol in charts to denote whether it is enabled.
2. When it becomes disabled, offer the option to re-enable rather than have to click through to the signal properties.
by brendanh
16 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature request list for MC
Replies: 56
Views: 16110

Please can you match TS's feature of displaying a coloured line from entry to exit trades. The colour should denote whether it was a profitable or losing trade. This makes it easier to scan through charts and see how a system is performing.
by brendanh
02 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Symbol Dictionary for forex symbols
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Symbol Dictionary for forex symbols

Hi,
Can anyone tell me the correct Symbol Dictionary entry for the GBP vs Dollar? I'm guessing the Underlying is GBP, Exchange is IDEALPRO, Expiry is blank, and Currency is USD. Can anyone validate?
Many thanks,
Brendan
by brendanh
10 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FEATURE POLL. DATA MANAGEMENT (1)
Replies: 21
Views: 6676

Perhaps TSS should run a new poll for top 3 (or top 5, 10, etc) Exchanges that people would like to see included in an MC integrated-data platform.
by brendanh
10 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FEATURE POLL. DATA MANAGEMENT (1)
Replies: 21
Views: 6676

I agree the more exchanges the better. See listing of TS's of data exchanges: https://www.TS.com/fees/market_data_services.shtm, which is lacking many of the international exchanges you mention.
by brendanh
10 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FEATURE POLL. DATA MANAGEMENT (1)
Replies: 21
Views: 6676

The CME Globex exchange is the most popular as it contains the emini-S&P, Russell, eurodollar, EuroFX, etc. TS do 3 packages: eminis only for $25, all electronic contracts for $40, electronic + pit + full market depth for $55. But ideally you'd also have NYMEX for things like Oil, CBOT for softs...
by brendanh
09 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TO ALL INTERACTIVE BROKERS USERS
Replies: 9
Views: 3358

It would be nice if IB added continuous symbols, but I don't think its data feed will ever be adequate. I am a futures trader with IB and TS accounts. I currently use TS, and would like to switch to MC+IB because IB is a much better broker, and the MC platform is developed much faster than TS (eg mu...
by brendanh
09 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FEATURE POLL. DATA MANAGEMENT (1)
Replies: 21
Views: 6676

I voted futures rollover, but I think MC needs to completely review it's approach to data if it wants to step up and compete with the likes of TS. I am a futures trader with IB and TS accounts. I currently use TS, and would like to switch to MC+IB because IB is a much better broker, and the MC platf...
by brendanh
25 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I won't change from TS 8 to MC
Replies: 17
Views: 5669

Why I won't change from TS 8 to MC

Multicharts is ahead of TS8 in some respects such as optimization and it's integration with Interactive Brokers is potentially a TS-killer, but until it offers a similar level of data functionality, I and people like me won't change. I have used TS 2000i, WealthLab and now TS8. Data management is co...

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