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by TrendFirst
26 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IBP on FlexRenko Chart
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: IBP on FlexRenko Chart

Thank you CrazyNasdaq, I will review and test your idea. I haven't used counters before, so this will give me an opportunity to learn how they work.
by TrendFirst
23 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IBP on FlexRenko Chart
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: IBP on FlexRenko Chart

Hi TJ, thanks for the reply. Can you suggest an alternative to the time-based approach?
by TrendFirst
23 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IBP on FlexRenko Chart
Replies: 4
Views: 91

IBP on FlexRenko Chart

I wrote a simple script to plot the high and low of the initial balance period on a 30 minute chart, and it worked fine. I'm using an if statement to only examine the first hour of data after the open, then using Highest and Lowest functions to find the high and low. This requires that you input the...
by TrendFirst
15 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Total Contract Volume
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Total Contract Volume

I'm looking at S&P 500 emini futures and charting Volume. My understanding is this is trade volume, in other words the # of trades. As far as I can tell this is the only built-in option, their is no tick volume available, even on a tick chart. I would like to chart the total # of contracts trade...
by TrendFirst
12 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]

If you have a 200 EMA, the minimum number of bars required is 200. ie. you will get the first result on bar #201. if you also have a 14 period RSI on the chart, the first result of the RSI will also come on bar #201. Interesting.....so my first assumption was correct, even tho it confused me to no ...
by TrendFirst
12 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]

How does the Currentbar "screw up" your calculation? Are you looking for RSI in the first 200 bars of the chart? No, my typical RSI periods are in the 2 - 14 range. In the definition of CurrentBar they reference MaxBarsBack. The only place I had seen that previously was in the Signals/Pro...
by TrendFirst
12 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]

Hi TJ

Thanks for replying. No, I have not done an audit. I have no reason to believe the results are inaccurate. I'm just trying to understand how the code is working.
by TrendFirst
12 Nov 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Deconstructing RSI Indicator Script [SOLVED]

I am in the process of learning Easylanguage. One of the ways I am doing this is reviewing the scripts for some of the basic indicators. I know how to calculate these by hand or in excel, so the idea is that I should be able to figure out and understand the script. As I do this, I am re-writing the ...
by TrendFirst
28 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 1734

Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference [SOLVED]

Thank you for the links to the reference guide, TJ. For some reason these links do not appear when I search the Multicharts site, but thankfully I found them when I searched the web. I think the terminology is straight - it's just that I am new to using functions, and the documentation is not where ...
by TrendFirst
28 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 1734

Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference [SOLVED]

Thank you for chiming in, TJ. I appreciate there are a lot of legacy documents available for Easylanguage, and that it has been around for 25 years. But it has not been static for 25 years, it has evolved. And Powerlanguage is not exactly the "same" as Easylanguage. When a product is being...
by TrendFirst
28 Oct 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 1734

Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference [SOLVED]

I am in the process of learning about MC Functions, and looked for a reference document. None to be found on Multicharts website. I searched this forum and found this thread. None of the links in this thread work, even tho I tried them in multiple browsers. I'm with Zheka, I expected better Multicha...
by TrendFirst
09 Sep 2018
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Max Bars Back & 2 Instruments [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Max Bars Back & 2 Instruments [SOLVED]

I have a chart with 2 data streams; Data1 is a 5000 tick chart, and Data2 is a daily chart. Data2 is used for a filter, while buy/sell signals are generated on Data1. My question is: Which data stream does Max Bars Back apply to? It seems to apply to different streams under different circumstances. ...
by TrendFirst
29 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 11.0 RELEASE
Replies: 85
Views: 13272

Re: MULTICHARTS 11.0 RELEASE

An update.....I was contacted by Anna and Cristina from support, and went thru a few steps including running the MC DataUpdater.exe, as they suggested. Version 11 seems to be running normally now. Thx!
by TrendFirst
28 Sep 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 11.0 RELEASE
Replies: 85
Views: 13272

Re: MULTICHARTS 11.0 RELEASE

Hello yoyotrader, Please contact us directly for MultiCharts 10 download link. As for MultiCharts 12 - it can be expected by the end of this year. Hi Henry I will also be contacting you for the MC 10 download link. I have had multiple issues with MC 11, as listed below. 1) It does not load IQFeed d...
by TrendFirst
19 Feb 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions

In the event that anyone else has issues with Portfolio Settings........please double click Signals in PT to bring up the Format Settings dialogue. Go to Properties and see what you have for the Trade Size/Percent of Equity setting. Set it to 100%. Then with Margin set at 100%, the Max % of Capital ...
by TrendFirst
09 Feb 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions

I've solved the PT not displaying positions issue, and I have modified the script with a 5 min data stream and it is now entering orders in the last 5 minutes of the market session rather than at the close. Also the script generated it's first exit order today, so it has it's first round trip trade ...
by TrendFirst
06 Feb 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions

OK, please ignore my question about the "Assign the initial Market Position at the Broker" question. While messing around with Strategy Properties, I found that if I select "Do not show the Assign the Initial Market Position at the Broker" radio button (which I had not seen previ...
by TrendFirst
06 Feb 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions

Chatted with Alex today and got the first part of this solved.....Thanks Alex. He pointed me to the documentation and I was able to fix it. I'll share the link here in case anyone else has this issue. I had to go to Strategy Properties/Auto Trading tab and check the "Show Always" box. http...
by TrendFirst
03 Feb 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Portfolio Trader Not Displaying Positions

Hello I've been running Portfolio Trader for the first time this week in a paper trading account. My signals are very simple and run on daily bars, and the instrument list is all ETFs. So far I've figured out I need different orders than are used in backtesting (buy this bar at close obviously doesn...
by TrendFirst
21 Jan 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Portfolio Trader

Hello rickbw I have also been looking for more documentation and videos on this topic (you are not alone), and hopefully more will be forthcoming. I often visit the TS website training area, as there are significantly more training resources for TS. If you have a background in TS, that is probably s...
by TrendFirst
06 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]

Kristina, thanks for the help today, I was able to generate charts with the imported tick data after I restarted MC at the end of the trading day. For other traders that might be interested in using this data, I would proceed with caution. After uploading Oct 2016 Crude Futures from Histdata.com in ...
by TrendFirst
03 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]

More questions about the ASCII Mapping dialog. There is a "Resolution" header with n/a in every cell under it. I can't change this - what goes here, and how do I input it? On the right of the "Resolution" column is a column with no header. What is this column? If I click on the c...
by TrendFirst
02 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]

Thanks Kristina. I did a little more digging on the histdata.com website, and they mention using only the bid data to create their OHLC bars. So perhaps I can just import the bid data. I will test this versus my IQFeed tick data and see how it compares. Anyone else have any experience importing tick...
by TrendFirst
26 Nov 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Importing Tick Data [SOLVED]

I am attempting to import tick data from http://www.HistData.com . The data is in the format shown below. As example, in DAT_ASCII_EURUSD_T_201202.csv: 20120201 000003660,1.306600,1.306770,0 20120201 000003973,1.306580,1.306750,0 20120201 000005003,1.306590,1.306760,0 20120201 000005707,1.306600,1.3...
by TrendFirst
15 Apr 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Compiled with error(s): [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 3225

Re: Compiled with error(s): [SOLVED]

I had the same problem after a Windows 10 update. Started following the uninstall instructions, but then when I got to the "Uninstall" or "Repair" dialog, I took the lazy way out and selected "Repair". Everything compiled fine after that, and it was much easier and quic...
by TrendFirst
14 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]

Hi Henry

I updated as soon as it was available, haven't noticed the problem again.

Thanks.
by TrendFirst
02 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]

Hello TJ Thanks to your help, I was able to apply the alert code to the scanner window. I am now getting alerts as I would expect. Give this a try: // Indicator: Alert (for MultiCharts scanner window) // Author: TJ // Date: 20160202 // // This indicator will display the trigger price in the scanner ...
by TrendFirst
02 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]

>>you can always use the Scanner for this and set alerts programmatically

Thank you Grigorios. Have to admit I'm not really a programmer, but little mods and simple stuff is within my grasp. Can you point me to any documentation that explains this? Thanks again.
by TrendFirst
30 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]

Hello mickatrade

Thanks for your reply. That solution works if you have a relatively small number of instruments to monitor, and if you keep that workspace active all the time. I monitor around 150 stocks, a dozen futures, several dozen ETFs and around 20 currency pairs.
by TrendFirst
28 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Chart Trendline Alerts [SOLVED]

I have been using the "Format Trendline" - "Alerts Tab" - "Enable Alerts" to set alerts when trendlines are broken. And I am seeing some problems, as outlined below: 1) Alerts don't work in the background. For example, suppose I have set an alert on AMZN, and I am viewi...
by TrendFirst
15 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stack Colors on a Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Stack Colors on a Bar

Hello TrendFirst, With PlotPaintBar you can paint segments of the bar. Therefore you can create and apply two PlotPaintBar indicators to have the bars colored in three colors. Thank you Henry. I have been able to paint different colors between the pre-defined price points, such as between the open ...
by TrendFirst
05 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]

You can have multiple symbols on the same chart. I wasn't sure, that's why I asked. Your situation is most unusual; I have not seen it before. Have you tried to expand (stretch horizontally) your chart to see if the indicators would come back? Does it happen on a detached chart? You might have to u...
by TrendFirst
05 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]

How many symbols do you have on the chart? What are the resolutions? Have you tried other symbol combinations? Do the indicators disappear the same? Thank you for your reply. I'm not really clear what you mean by how many symbols are on the chart, or what a symbol combination is. I attached a chart...
by TrendFirst
04 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: 5 Instances of MC for 5 Different Trading Accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: 5 Instances of MC for 5 Different Trading Accounts

Agree with tony, you should not have to launch 5 instances of MC to do what you want. Launch it once and use 5 workspaces. You may also be able to specify an account on each chart you are trading, so you may not need more than a couple of workspaces. You may have to have 5 instances of your broker s...
by TrendFirst
02 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Daily Chart Doesn't Display Studies [SOLVED]

MC randomly stops displaying studies on my daily charts. A jpg is attached showing the issue. The intraday charts are fine. I've deleted and replaced the studies several times. Upon replacement, the studies are displayed. But if I leave the chart and come back, they are gone. If I delete the chart a...
by TrendFirst
30 Nov 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stack Colors on a Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Stack Colors on a Bar

I'm interested in using an oscillator to identify over/under valued areas and paint price bars. Painting the entire bar is no problem, I can do that easily with PlotPaintBar. What i'm more interested in is stacking colors on a single bar as shown in the attached pic (sorry the quality is poor). For ...

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