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by oakshadows
09 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MarketPosition_at_broker
Replies: 14
Views: 1841

Fantastic ! I agree with Janus: Leave the way it works as is and change the description of how it works in the manual. Or, change the way it works to resemble MarketPosition and add a new CurrentContracts_at_Broker to resemble CurrentContracts now in available.
by oakshadows
07 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Books for Beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

Easylanguage books:

www.TS.com/support/books/default.aspx

[Caveat: Have not used them personally.]
by oakshadows
08 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: BarsSinceEntry
Replies: 1
Views: 791

BarsSinceEntry

If you have multiple open positions filled sequentially resulting from the same Entry Signal, is it possible to attach BarsSinceEntry to a specific open position based upon the sequence of open positions?
by oakshadows
24 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrade with IOG Enabled Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Assume that IOG is on. Assume further that 5 minute bars are displayed on the chart. Call the current 5 minute bar the "Active Bar". Call the prior 5 minute bar the "Prior Bar". If I want to enter on a buy Stop Order one point above the high of the Prior Bar, how is that code written? I ask this que...
by oakshadows
12 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop Limit orders
Replies: 42
Views: 9174

I, too, would llike to see Stop Limit orders added to MC for Sync autotrading.

Interactive Brokers supports Stop Limit orders.
by oakshadows
30 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How do I download Official Release to replace Beta Version
Replies: 19
Views: 4271

Thanks to you both for the good words of advice.
by oakshadows
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How do I download Official Release to replace Beta Version
Replies: 19
Views: 4271

Thanks.

I am most concerned about mistakenly removing Signals that I have created with Power Editor.
by oakshadows
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How do I download Official Release to replace Beta Version
Replies: 19
Views: 4271

How do I download Official Release to replace Beta Version

Given the DRM failure tonight, I want to roll back to the last Official Release of Multicharts. What is the process for downloading the Official Release when I have the Beta Version on my computer? (The download "wizard" does not enable me to overwrite the "newer" Beta Version on my computer with th...
by oakshadows
27 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data feed support for TT or ZenFire
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

TT lists TSSupport as a TT Connected Partner for Autotrading. See the entry for TSSupport at:

http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/docu ... ectory.pdf

Did TT make a mistake by listing TSSupport?
by oakshadows
07 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Marina, The proposal to use the Async mode while daytrading is not realistic. Async, as you know, is not syncronized with the brokerage account. Only Sync mode is. Thus, only Sync mode should be used for Auto Trading. Because the "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" function is not available for Au...
by oakshadows
06 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

bump for reply.
by oakshadows
26 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Marina, thanks for asking. TRADING EXAMPLES -- Use of the "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" function in the Sync mode: 1. To synthesize a Market-if-Touched order (in which case the delay period would be set to zero). 2. For a stop and reverse system with limit orders, to assure that an order wil...
by oakshadows
25 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

True.

But, because a trader cannot use "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" in the Sync mode, limit orders cannot be converted in the Sync mode to market orders after a specified delay period, thereby defeating the best utility of the "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" function.
by oakshadows
17 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

BACKGROUND: When I auto trade with Multicharts, I ALWAYS use the Sync mode; never the Async mode. The "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" function is not available in the Sync mode, only in the Async mode. REQUEST TO MULTICHARTS: Add the "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" function to the Sync ...
by oakshadows
10 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Autotrading Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 4683


UPDATE


Good News:

"Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" in Auto Trading appears to work in the new MC Version 4.0 Beta 2 (Build 1573).

Bad News:

"Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" in Auto Trading is available ONLY in Async mode, and not in Sync mode.
by oakshadows
10 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: OPTIMIZATION AND BACKTESTING BUGS
Replies: 37
Views: 10462

Version 4.0 Beta 2 (Build 1573) of MC miscalculates the slippage and commission in backtesting. The amount you enter is not the amount deducted from the trade in the historical results. (Yes; I took into account "per trade" vs "per share/contract" and yes, I took into account that the amount assigne...
by oakshadows
09 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage and Commission -- Version 4.0 Beta 2 (Build 1573)
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Slippage and Commission -- Version 4.0 Beta 2 (Build 1573)

Version 4.0 Beta 2 (Build 1573) of MC miscalculates the slippage and commission in backtesting. The amount you enter is not the amount deducted from the trade in the historical results. (Yes; I took into account "per trade" vs "per share/contract" and yes, I took into account that the amount assigne...
by oakshadows
07 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Autotrading Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 4683

1. QUESTION FOR TSSUPPORT: To follow-up the thread above, when using the "Unfilled Strategy Order Replacement" in Auto Trading, if the delay for conversion of a limit order is set to "0" seconds. does Multicharts now issue a market order without first issuing and cancelling a limit order? (If so, th...
by oakshadows
06 Sep 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Request relating to Async vs Sync mode of Auto Trading

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Please go directly to the 3rd post below for this thread. I simplified this issue in that post.

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by oakshadows
07 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problem with ES range bar data
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

I have just started testing IQfeed. I had the same type of problem you did. Worked around the problem through manual entry of the symbol specs.
by oakshadows
07 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problem with ES range bar data
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

I don't know if this will solve the problem for your situation, but here is what I did when I could not get Range Bars to work for a particular symbol: I manually entered the "setting details" (i.e., contract specifications) for the symbol into QuoteManager, rather than relying upon the Exchange Set...
by oakshadows
05 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Frequency of Intraday Trades by Multicharts Users
Replies: 0
Views: 1080

Frequency of Intraday Trades by Multicharts Users

Since the text below includes attribution to users of Multicharts, I am interested in the following: Do Multicharts users on this forum concur with the statement in bold print below made by a TS Support Team member ? "MC 3.1 beta 3 version won’t turn the auto trading off after the connection to the ...
by oakshadows
02 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar -- Charts -- IQfeed data
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Range Bars worked with IQfeed once I manually entered the "setting details" for SPY into QuoteManager, rather than relying upon the Exchange Settings. I had to do the same with other symbols, too.

To respond to York's question, I am new to IQfeed, soI am not able to offer guidance.
by oakshadows
29 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar -- Charts -- IQfeed data
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Range Bar -- Charts -- IQfeed data

I have: MultiCharts 3.1.1353.400 and IQfeed 4.4.0.3 I tested on symbol: SPY I cannot create charts with Range Bars using the IQfeed. (Tick. second, minute, hour, daily charts can be created.) I tried the RNG button at the bottom of the screen. I also tried Format --> Symbol at the top of the screen....
by oakshadows
29 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Search feature on forum
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Search feature on forum

The current forum search feature sorts by:

Search topic title and message text
Search message text only

This doesn't enable a search by "topic title" only.

How about changing the forum search feature to be

Search topic title and message text
Search topic title only

thanks.
by oakshadows
07 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Opentick CME Mini [EM] exchange
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Opentick CME Mini [EM] exchange

I want to download the December 2007 futures contract for the Russell 2000. The Opentick symbol is /ER2Z7. The exchange is EM (for CME Mini per Opentick website). This is what I did and what I encountered using QuoteManager. INPUT: Quotemanager-->add symbol-->from datasource-->opentick-->Future-->Sy...
by oakshadows
08 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Discrepancy--Signal buy stop price vs Backtesting fill price
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Marina --

Mystery solved. Many thanks.
by oakshadows
05 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Discrepancy--Signal buy stop price vs Backtesting fill price
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Update:

The above discrepancy occurred on both daily bars and intra-day bars for GOOG.
by oakshadows
04 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Discrepancy--Signal buy stop price vs Backtesting fill price
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Discrepancy--Signal buy stop price vs Backtesting fill price

During my back-testing with intra-day data, I noticed that sometimes there was a discrepancy between the Signal's buy stop price for entry and the Back Testing Strategy Performance's entry fill price, even when there was no gap to account for that discrepancy. To confirm that observation, I ran the ...
by oakshadows
25 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Use of HighD(1) for INTRADAY SIGNALS -- Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Marina, it works. Thank you for your help.
by oakshadows
22 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Use of HighD(1) for INTRADAY SIGNALS -- Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Use of HighD(1) for INTRADAY SIGNALS -- Problem

All, I know that HighD(1) returns the high of yesterday (ie, the high of yesterday's daily bar), and I have successfully charted it as an INDICATOR using intraday data: plot1(HighD(1), ""); However, I have NOT been successful in using it in a SIGNAL on intraday data. Why doesn't the following code g...
by oakshadows
13 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Point Change Chart Style
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Andrew, Per your cited reference above for a description of Ensign Range [Momentum] Bars: "All gaps are filled with inserted 'phantom' bars'. The 'phantom' bars that are inserted to fill a gap create an interesting effect on standard studies. It is true that orders cannot be filled on these 'phantom...
by oakshadows
01 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Specifying from which Entry Signal to Exit
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Specifying from which Entry Signal to Exit

Does MultiCharts have the capability of specifying from which Entry Signal to Exit? I have not had success in doing so. I was able to do so with TS in the following manner (assuming I have an open long position): If...then ExitLong("NameOfLongExit") from Entry("NameOfLongEntry") at... Thanks.

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