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by maxpi
19 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: has anyone run NxCore with Multicharts scanner?
Replies: 1
Views: 520

has anyone run NxCore with Multicharts scanner?

or any other super-feed like NxCore... it would be great if Multicharts included a dll for interfacing NxCore, the scanner will work with 5000 issues, it takes a super-feed to supply that. TS2000 would do that many issues with DTN Satellite but that feed is phasing out in favor of NxCore...
by maxpi
18 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data From Barcharts.com...
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Data From Barcharts.com...

well.... just restarting the data manager seems to make it all better!
by maxpi
18 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data From Barcharts.com...
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Data From Barcharts.com...

Hello

I configured the NQ contract, put in the username and password, etc... I get nothing but "Winsock communication error" messages... no clue here what I can do that will make a difference...
by maxpi
11 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Backtest on Bid/Ask data?
Replies: 12
Views: 3614

Backtest on Bid/Ask data?

Will MC backtest and simulate fills on Bid/Ask data?
by maxpi
17 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Confused about things.......
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Confused about things.......

I'm reading the documents, the forums, etc. and have questions about autotrading. I want to use limit orders in a strategy. How can I get feedback from TWS on the limit order status? I could figure that out from the strategy view if price is traded through but I can't do that if price is touched. In...
by maxpi
27 Feb 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Abilty to interogate existing IB positions for autotrading
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

We need to have all the account and position info available from TWS available to the Strategies
by maxpi
04 Feb 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 3.0 Beta 1 now available
Replies: 27
Views: 6499

limit orders?

Do we have limit orders in this new version?
by maxpi
11 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: when does a variable change it's value
Replies: 1
Views: 634

when does a variable change it's value

I may be misinformed but I recall reading on the TS formus that in easy language a change in value of different kinds of variables will take effect at different times. I like to use only numerical values for everything for simplicity, do they take effect immediatly or could it be that the change wou...
by maxpi
08 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buy/Sell futures
Replies: 4
Views: 947

I would have thought it would take a "buy 2 contracts" to reverse a short 1 contract position... what words do I use to flatten a position?
by maxpi
07 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Buy/Sell futures
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Buy/Sell futures

Regarding only the live trading, no backtesting considerations [life is too short for backtesting :)], if I have a 1 contract short position with IB for a future such as the YM [dow mini] for example, and I want to reverse the position, can I just buy 2 contracts or do I have to be conscious of the ...
by maxpi
07 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Add order generation line feature
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: I am talking about direct order line drawing on the char

not from the script. yes you can, script reads the line parameters (tl_get functions) and places a market order, piece of cake... if you want to emulate a limit order let the price touch your line then move one tick in your favor and hit the market with your market order or trigger off the bid/ask....
by maxpi
07 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Compile Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

That could be considered a bug. Good software does not require admin priveleges to run... somebody should tell TS that....
by maxpi
05 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can autotrades be triggered from data2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

In this case the spacing problem was a result of mixed up data. I had gotten data from different feeds with interruptions I guess, I deleted the data, started the chart anew and the spacing of the minute bars seems fine with tick data as data1 and hidden... I am looking forward to the changes in the...
by maxpi
03 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: autotrading next release
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

autotrading next release

Will the autotrading feature in the next release have feedback from the account? I would like a strategy to be able to read the order status, account status, whether the account is connected, market position, etc...
by maxpi
02 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 231
Views: 82138

Widen the choices of brokers for autotrading. When one broker was not responding our code could offset the position with another broker.
by maxpi
01 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Add order generation line feature
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

You can do that with a strategy currently. The script can read lines drawn on the chart.
by maxpi
01 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can autotrades be triggered from data2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Thanks. That is fine really, I'm designing a trading setup for myself and wanted to be able to draw on the same chart as the autotrade but the spacing has to be the normal way for drawings to be accurate... I can have another chart for drawing. When you complete the intrabar entry code that will fix...
by maxpi
31 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can autotrades be triggered from data2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Can autotrades be triggered from data2?

I want to put tick data as data2 and time bar data as data1 and have a strategy accessing both data streams. I want the time bars to have their normal spacing and to do that they need to be in data1 but I want the effect of intrabar trading by trading off of the tick data....
by maxpi
23 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: can't connect symbol
Replies: 3
Views: 836

It was a Zone Alarm setting!!

I have to kill off Zone Alarm to connect a symbol, probably I blocked Multicharts from acting as a server at some point.... always something...
by maxpi
19 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: hotkeys for drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

hotkeys for drawing

MC does not seem to have a way to call up a drawing tool with a function key. Is there a way to do that without resorting to use of an external macro program?
by maxpi
19 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: can't connect symbol
Replies: 3
Views: 836

It's ok now, I fat-fingered something along the way, not sure what but today it's working find.......
by maxpi
18 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: can't connect symbol
Replies: 3
Views: 836

can't connect symbol

I upgraded TWS and the API to the latest, did a complete wipe of Multicharts and reinstalled the latest version and followed the video tutorial instructions and I cannot get Multicharts to connect a symbol. It can connect to IB and look up the symbols but when I try to connect the symbol in the quot...
by maxpi
08 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ability to trade from an indicator...
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Thank you very much for all your efforts!! :D
by maxpi
05 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ability to trade from an indicator...
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

It is not urgent but either a limit order capability intrabar from a strategy or for me, much better, trading capability from an indicator with full functionality is at the top of my wish list. It is urgent enough however that I would beta test the latter.

Max
by maxpi
03 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Script read a manual trendline??
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Script read a manual trendline??

Is there a way for an indicator script to read the parameters of manually drawn line objects?? It would be great to be able to "talk" to a script by drawing objects on the chart.

Max
by maxpi
03 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ability to trade from an indicator...
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Ability to trade from an indicator...

Hello

There was talk of a dll or some sort of script enhancement software that would enable for trading from an indicator. It was to be released after Multicharts 2.1 was out of beta, is there an ETA on that?

Thanks

Max
by maxpi
21 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Autotrading question
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Something I would really like to see is attaching and modifying order from drawn horizontal line. NT does this pretty darn well. Adjusting your stop by dragging it on a chart is just pretty darn cool :D If yu want it just above the last swing high just drag it there! Targets and entries can be mani...
by maxpi
10 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB Autotrading question
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

In the nearest future we will release a special add-on that will enable you to handle your orders from the script, i.e. to place stop and limit orders from PowerLanguage, control market positions and receive feedback. I would really love to have this feature. Is there an ETA on it? Just limit order...
by maxpi
12 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MyTrack data source...
Replies: 1
Views: 625

MyTrack data source...

Is myTrack supported as a data source for Multicharts?
by maxpi
31 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 231
Views: 82138

Trade simulator

I, and others, have found that fills from the IB simulated account can be terribly away from the real market. I can submit market orders one second apart for the YM market and get fills 20 points or more apart during RTH. It has to do with how the simulated account works. Apparently it needs to have...
by maxpi
25 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: NT dll won't send orders to IB
Replies: 1
Views: 832

NT dll won't send orders to IB

I've been getting up to speed with the NT dll that can trade from an indicator to IB. The NT sample strategy will work with TS but not with Multicharts. I would like to be able to get this going. Maybe the dll has to be moved to a different folder or something like that?
by maxpi
25 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: HighD(0)[1] problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: HighD(0)[1] problem

Hello Max, thanks for your code, but your version puts the high of the day to the left and when i give offset -1 there is no change. Greetings Torsten It works for me on TS and on Multicharts. The -1 setting will plot it on the bar on the right edge of the screen that has not even started yet. I'm ...
by maxpi
25 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabar order generation
Replies: 20
Views: 6501

I made a mistake. I meant the auto-trading plug-in will be available after MC 2.1 has been released.


Andrew:

Is there an estimated ETA for the autotrading plug-in?

Max
by maxpi
25 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: HighD(0)[1] problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

input: offset(1);

Plot1[offset](HighD(0),"HighDOffset",green);

This code works for me, I can offset it either direcition by changing the input value.

Max
by maxpi
25 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trouble calling dll from MC indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 845

I like to work from the indicator to IB
by maxpi
22 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PLEditor problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

The problem is known, but it is floating one so we couldn’t reproduce it to fix. We will try to catch it. If you have an idea how to repeat it please let me know. if I open the script from PLEditor, no problem. if I open the script by right clicking on the indicator and select "Open Scrip", I get t...
by maxpi
22 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dangerous Bug in Autotrading
Replies: 15
Views: 3320

TS has worked exactly the same for years. If you remove the lastbaronchart condition you can run tests without live data, if you don't put it in you can really get messed up when your chart refreshes and sends off a lot of orders, it's just a reality that has to be dealt with properly.
by maxpi
22 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Trouble calling dll from MC indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Trouble calling dll from MC indicator

I wrote an indicator that uses the dll interface from NT to trade with InteractiveBrokers. It works with TS8.2 but not with Multicharts. Has anybody called dlls from a multicharts indicator?
by maxpi
22 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dangerous Bug in Autotrading
Replies: 15
Views: 3320

The lastbaronchart keyword will prevent that.
by maxpi
18 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PLEditor problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

PLEditor problem

This is an annoyance. The line numbers at the left of the screen sometimes are covering up the left edge of the text. I can close the document without saving changes and reopen it and it is fine. I have not figured out exactly when this happens or what would happen if I did save the changes and reop...
by maxpi
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabar order generation
Replies: 20
Views: 6501

I worked in engineering and around computers for decades and I learned to appreciate the simpler and elegant solutions. The simplicity of trading from the power language has huge appeal to me. Currently I can probably do it with a dll from another provider. I'm looking forward to the 2.2 beta releas...
by maxpi
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 231
Views: 82138

Placing orders from the indicator script would be great. I could do that with TS and third party dll's and it omitted the requirement to convert the indicator to a strategy and change it before it could autotrade. If it were possible to trade from the indicator set to update every tick then intrabar...
by maxpi
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabar order generation
Replies: 20
Views: 6501

oops!!

Sorry, I thought I was posting this in the suggestions area...
by maxpi
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Intrabar order generation
Replies: 20
Views: 6501

Intrabar order generation

Placing orders from the indicator script would be great. I could do that with TS and third party dll's and it omitted the requirement to convert the indicator to a strategy and change it before it could autotrade. If it were possible to trade from the indicator set to update every tick then intrabar...
by maxpi
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB AutoTrading: Brief Manual
Replies: 30
Views: 8711

"In the nearest future we will release a special add-on that will enable you to handle your orders from the script, i.e. to place stop and limit orders from PowerLanguage, control market positions and receive feedback" Is there an updated ETA on this?? Would this work with an indicator set to update...
by maxpi
26 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 231
Views: 82138

In transitioning form TS to Multicharts I find that I miss the data window. It is less tedious to sit back and scroll through the bars with keyboard arrows and look at the data window with nice, big print and colors than to mouse across the chart and try to read the data from the chart window. I rea...
by maxpi
25 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 2.1 Beta
Replies: 93
Views: 38276

I could really use the limit ordering capability with autotrading with IB. I'm wasting days trying to get hyperorder [not really supported recently apparently, I can't get it to connect to TWS], TWSLinnk [won't connect to TWS either], traderassistant [the activation code won't work to activate the s...
by maxpi
24 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Working fine now!! I uninstalled the MC and reinstalled, followed the tutorials and I have data in the chart now. Not a problem.
by maxpi
24 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

I put in some symbols from TS data source, the charts all think the friday session starts at about 11:28 am and won't load history before Thursday.

This is just buggy as far as I can tell.
by maxpi
22 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

I did clear the cache, refresh the chart, kill the chart and start another one, play with the settings in the quote manager, etc. I can't think of another thing to do.
by maxpi
22 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Forum search is not working for me currently. I like this software so far but the problems I am having in getting data are a bit tedious. I understand that the data aquisition is way more powerful than TS's and therefore complicated, not a problem for me if I can basically get it to function. I have...
by maxpi
21 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

I got it somehow. I think I was not checking the box to load history when the chart pulled up and something else was interfering with the realtime data.
by maxpi
21 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

I tried to get data into a chart from TS, went through the tutorial, same thing. The event log in the quote manager says it is sending trade history to data server from TS, then "no realtime data for symbol" [it's after hours] and the chart says "no data".
by maxpi
21 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

OK, I went through the tutorial carefully, still getting the TWS dialogue box asking if I want to accept the incoming connection but it stays up just a second then disappears. I can add the symbol to the choices in quote manager exactly as the tutorial indicates. When I add the new chart the dialogu...
by maxpi
20 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy keywords
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Will do, right after vacation. It would be good to have a checkbox or instruction to tell the backtester that a futures contract is being tested and then simple buy/sell instructions would work in the backtest exactly as they would work trading the instrument in realtime. Testing with "sell short" a...
by maxpi
16 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

that means you are connected.


There is no data available. I am looking for the tutorial, I think it is on this site and not with the software.....
by maxpi
15 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategy keywords
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Strategy keywords

Do the buy and sell, buytocover and sellshort words work the same in multicharts as TS? I'm testing a futures contract, in reality when I trade it a simple buy or sell will take me from short to long or vice versa. With TS I have to use combinations of the words and I have to be aware that the buy s...
by maxpi
15 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data from IB?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Data from IB?

I downloaded TWS, and the API from IB. I set TWS to work with active X controls. I added the symbol "YM" to the quote manager from IB. When I make the chart for YM the dialogue box from TWS comes up asking if I want to accept connection but it disappears immediately.

Whaaaaatttttt??????

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