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by amadeu1
01 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

Good idea ..I will try it

Thanks
by amadeu1
01 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

Hi I dont use live data in MC. WE have programmed an execution engine ourselves in c# and use CQG IC as data provider and for execution. We dont use MC for execution. We use MC for checking at end of day whether our own execution engine has done the right thing. I get every day a new backward adjust...
by amadeu1
01 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

Yes -- historic is from TXT file
by amadeu1
01 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

It does not matter how many charts you open in MC ...the question remains: Why does a SSD drive not speed up a little bit ?
by amadeu1
01 Jul 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

Then i would need 992 workspaces because thats the total number of charts I have
by amadeu1
30 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

I did all optimizations of SSD drive with SSD Tweaker software -- still exactly 06:40 min. Can the people from Multicharts actually say wether in my case SSD should make a difference ?
by amadeu1
30 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

I used HD Clone software to clone my old harddrive into SSD Drive. I use 64 Bit Multicharts and use Intel i5 -2500 CPU @ 3.3 GHz, 32 GB Ram

What do you mean by setting up SSD differently >?
by amadeu1
30 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

SSD Hard Drive does not speed up opening charts [SOLVED]

I have about 40 charts with each chart having 5 min data going back to 2001. They are divided among 3 workspaces and each chart has a system assigned. Also on each chart is an indicator that writes PL data to txt files. It took with my old normal hard drive 06:40 Min to upload all charts in Multicha...
by amadeu1
16 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader

Totally agree with you on that
by amadeu1
16 Jun 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader

How do you do that ? How do you base slippage in MC on liquidity ?
by amadeu1
29 Apr 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is there a way to bulk import ascii data in Quote Manager ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Is there a way to bulk import ascii data in Quote Manage

Please guys vote for this !! It would definetly be a huge improvement for users
by amadeu1
10 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: This is a complaint - session templates [SOLVED]

Really strange -- here this morning all was strange -- have you tried to delete a session template that is not used in your charts ?
by amadeu1
10 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: This is a complaint - session templates [SOLVED]

16 GB RAM - no excel open -- but even if excel is open it would be a bug
by amadeu1
10 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: This is a complaint - session templates [SOLVED]

Thanks for the answer -- try 50 charts and do the same it eventually happens. Happens to a friend of mine also . Some charts keep the session template and some suddenly load different ones and some reset to default. Very random behaviour.
by amadeu1
10 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

This is a complaint - session templates [SOLVED]

Months ago I told Multicharts that there is a major flaw in its software and it seems even in newest version there is no solution for it. Lets suppose you create 100 charts with strategies attached and each market has its own session template. Now when you add a new session template to the Quote Man...
by amadeu1
04 Mar 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader

You are right , when MC gets filled on a limit order you might incur slippage in real trading. In order to factor that in, I always use very high commission (includes my average slippage) rates in the historical backtests. However each market has different slippage amounts . This is due to tick valu...
by amadeu1
26 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Slippage settings in Portfolio Trader

I want to backtest a couple of different futures markets in the PORTFOLIO TRADER and encode for each market a separate commission and slippage assumption. However in Portfolio Trader I can only encode that on the startegy level rather than the Instrument level. How can I encode on an Instrument leve...
by amadeu1
04 Feb 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]

I am talking about session templates. What i do is that i use 24 hour ascii mapping data in Quote Manager and then use different session templates in the charts. So I have a Tbond future session template and another one for S&P minis for example. Now i have 30 different Futures Market charts wit...
by amadeu1
30 Jan 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Session Templates gives strange errors [SOLVED]

Lets say I have many charts with different markets and different session templates on each chart. When I then create new session templates it somehow changes the session templates in my old Workspaces. Example: I have 10 different charts with 10 different markets and 10 different session templates o...
by amadeu1
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3174

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

Hello Hilbert

great answer !! Thanks a lot for the help. This wont solve it completely but I give it a try and maybe it gets better that way.
by amadeu1
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3174

Re: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp fr

I use 5 min bars and i make sure there is only 1 trade per 5 minute bar -- so the problem of intrabar buy and exit orders (which comes first etc.) does not affect me at all. For me its more the fact that the OHLC prices of 5 min bars get overwritten by data reloads from CQG my data provider. It woul...
by amadeu1
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio Trader Question
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Portfolio Trader Question

1. When I stop and then start again the Autotrading in Portfolio Trader I see a window where it loads data from all Instruments (Markets) . What does it do there ? Does it reload from CQG (my data feed) or from the Quote Manager ? When I reload data in the chart of that market and the position chang...
by amadeu1
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and Position Tracker Issue (POSITION MATCH) [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Order and Position Tracker Issue (POSITION MATCH) [SOLVED]

In the Order and Position Tracker there is a tab called STRATEGY POSITION. In that window there is a column called POSITION MATCH. It compares my broker position with the position in my Multicharts charts. When they are the same it shows TRUE, when they differ it shows FALSE. When I reload data from...
by amadeu1
17 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3174

When MC create bars realtime -where is the time stamp from ?

I am running some systems on MC with CQG as data feed. After some hours into the day i reload the data and buy and sell signals often change. I wonder how MC creates the bars - does it use my computer time to start a new 5 minute bar ? Or does it follow exchange time stamps ? How come that when i re...
by amadeu1
08 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrade Execution question
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Autotrade Execution question

I know this option but it just does not do what i described. I dont want to do a market order after a specific time period. I want to chase the market after a signal is triggered but I am not filled at the broker. Is that even possible to program in MC ?
by amadeu1
07 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Autotrade Execution question
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Autotrade Execution question

Lets suppose I have a moving average system like this on a 5 minute chart: if c>average(c,50) then buy next bar at low-range limit; if c<average(c,50) then sell short next bar at low+range limit; Now lets assume there is a buy order at 1500 limit and the current price is 1505. Now the market moves d...
by amadeu1
07 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Map problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: ASCII Map problem [SOLVED]

Dear Sir

I solved the problem now

Somehow by copying all instruments from one computer to next some of the symbols got corrupted in the Server. When I deleted them and created them exactly the same it worked again

Thanks again for the help
by amadeu1
06 Oct 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Map problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 611

ASCII Map problem [SOLVED]

Dear All I am trying to ASCII MAP the attached daily Bund Future file and it works great. But when i try to chart it says "NO DATA" - what could be the reason ? In ASCII Mapping I use *y-*m-*d as data format. 1 Day Resolution . I see no errors doing the ASCII Mapping itself. However I cant...
by amadeu1
09 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed very
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed v

I do understand that -- but its still funny that the reload takes forever - but when i set the system to OFF from ON and then back to ON then it loads the data much faster Anyways -- in another thread i asked whether i could do bulk import of ascii data into many symbols in quote manager - is there ...
by amadeu1
07 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is there a way to bulk import ascii data in Quote Manager ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Is there a way to bulk import ascii data in Quote Manage

yes i have tried that and it works -- you import 5 min data and you can plot 30 min chart -- really good.

I would just need that bulk import possibility
by amadeu1
07 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is there a way to bulk import ascii data in Quote Manager ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Is there a way to bulk import ascii data in Quote Manager ?

I am using about 60 markets in the Quote Manager and i have the txt data files for those markets in a folder on my computer and i use ASCII mapping. I would prefer importing the txt data files into the quote manager but it seems I have to import those one at a time. Is there a way to bulk import all...
by amadeu1
07 May 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed very
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed v

I found out now that this happens only when i use markets where I use asccii Mapping in the QuoteManager. If i use markets where i import the data in a symbol (in quote manager) then it does not do that

Thanks
by amadeu1
16 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed very
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed v

Sorry for the late reply but i was on vacation. I went back and looked at what exactly happens: Lets say you have two different session templates (one 08:00-12:00 and another 08:00 - 14:00) I load a 8 year 5 minute chart and apply a signal and the first session template. This goes reasonably fast. T...
by amadeu1
09 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed very
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed v

There is a backflilling .... on the chart but it takes forever. However while backfilling when i make the status OFF and ON again the backfilling etc goes much much faster. So some error there i think

I dont use Bar Mgnifier or extended backtesting
by amadeu1
08 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed very
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Change of data range in chart -- results are displayed very

When I load a signal on a lets say 10 year 5 min data chart and then i change the Data Range (start date) from lets say 2004 to 2005 then it takes forever to see the new results. To overcome that problem I make the Status OFF and then ON again in The Signal and then the results appear fast. So how c...
by amadeu1
08 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: commission rule bug
Replies: 1
Views: 489

commission rule bug

Step 1: I load a signal on a chart and apply a pre-defined Commission rule (lets say 10 $ cash per contract) - I save the workspace with that chart and close it. Step 2: I change the pre-defined Commission rule to 8 $ Step 3 : I open the same workspace again and the pre defined commission is now sti...
by amadeu1
17 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I plot the the "Return on Account" number on a chart ?
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Can I plot the the "Return on Account" number on a chart ?

I sometimes work with many charts of different markets and apply the same single strategy on each of the charts. When I change the strategy I need to go to VIEW - STRATEGY PERFORMANCE REPORT to see how each market responded to the strategy change. Thats very cumbersome. (Even an icon in the toolbar ...
by amadeu1
14 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How can I export Commission Rules and Session Templates ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: How can I export Commission Rules and Session Templates

I have managed to export the commissions. But the session templates I have problems with. Lets suppose an extreme case : I have only one symbol. And I create 100 charts of that one symbol. And on each chart I have a different session template (meaning i created 100 session templates) . How can I exp...
by amadeu1
13 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How can I export Commission Rules and Session Templates ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

How can I export Commission Rules and Session Templates ?

I have created many commission rules and Session templates. Now i want to transfer to a new computer and also want to install on my new Notebook. How can i copy them over ?

Thanks
by amadeu1
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

I do understand now how it works. I had the following exits: if marketposition=-1 and barssinceentry>5 and openpositionprofit<0 then begin buy to cover stk contracts next BAR at low limit; end; if marketposition=1 and barssinceentry>5 and openpositionprofit<0 then begin SELL stk contracts next BAR a...
by amadeu1
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ILIqFQvXA&feature=youtu.be Here you see what i mean. I apply a signal to a chart - first with zero slippage and no commission. After that you see some buy and sell and exit signals on the chart. After that i apply my commission rule and then suddenly some more ex...
by amadeu1
14 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

"If both commissions and slippage were set to per contract in MC prior current version, then starting with MC 8.5 you can emulate slippage by adding it to commission rules, so it should be working ok." This is exactly my problem... when i try to do that some signals just dissappear. See my...
by amadeu1
13 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

[/quote] Of course i understand this, but since everyone's goal is to make backtesting as realistic as possible, i need to understand what are the settings for your real-time auto trading. I dont use autotrading. I only use backtesting... I only do research, no trading through MC and as a researcher...
by amadeu1
13 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

... slippage was set per contract --- to answer your last question
by amadeu1
13 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

First of all i want you to know that I am talking here about bachtesting and NOT autotrading. For backtesting, slippage in a limit order is the ASSUMED difference between the price of the limit order and the actual price the order is executed. This assumed difference i have to encode as slippage in ...
by amadeu1
12 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

Here you can see a screenshot when zero commission and zero slippage is applied ( screenshot two) and here you see the same with my commission attached (see screenshot six) ... see how some of the exit signals simply dissappeared ... why is that ?
by amadeu1
12 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]

I am trading futures for many years and use limit orders in my trading always. I know for example that when i trade TBond Futures i will encounter around 17 $ one way slippage on my limit orders. When i backtest new trading strategies i need to encode this 17 $ slippage for my backtesting to get mea...
by amadeu1
11 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does MC caculate slippage in backtesting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Commission Rule changes my exit signal [SOLVED]

Attached are a couple of screenshots. I ran my trading strategy on Tbonds with no slippage and no commission. in screenshot2 you see some of the signals on the chart. Then i created a new Fixed Commission Rule (17.5 USD Cash per contract) and applied that and in screenshot 8 you see the same trading...
by amadeu1
11 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Chart are displayed differently in Net and MC64 [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: Chart are displayed differently in Net and MC64 [SOLVED]

Great !! The Mapping setting was set to Exchange instead of LOCAL in the MC64 -- now all is correct - thanks again
by amadeu1
10 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Chart are displayed differently in Net and MC64 [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: Chart are displayed differently in Net and MC64 [SOLVED]

I am sorry - here are the right ones. The settings are the same as before.

Thanks
by amadeu1
09 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: How to password protect my Signals in MC NET
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

How to password protect my Signals in MC NET

How can i password protect my Signals in MC NET. In normal MC its easily possible. If its not possible from inside the NET version ... is there any other way ?
by amadeu1
09 May 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Chart are displayed differently in Net and MC64 [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Chart are displayed differently in Net and MC64 [SOLVED]

I have a strange problem. I have Multicharts 64 Bit and also the Net version in 64 Bit. I created a Bund Future symbol in both Quote Managers (same settings - ascii mapping - see attachments) . Then i created a Bund chart in MC64 and a Bund chart in NET and compared them. Strangely the time settings...
by amadeu1
08 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and position tracker
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Order and position tracker

Dear Stan, i dont want to use any brokers account where MC downloads my positions etc. I just want to use the MC as i did with TS2000i. Example: I have a chart, i have a moving average crossover system on it and the chart shows me that I am long 1contract and that there should be a stop loss order t...
by amadeu1
06 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and position tracker
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Order and position tracker

Hi,

I am checking again wether in the MC 7.0 Beta 4 Version the Position tracker works now like in TS2000i - namley offline for manual trading? Meaning without autotrading.
Thanks
by amadeu1
03 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Merge historical and real-time data - reload issue
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Merge historical and real-time data - reload issue

eSignal Plugin for TS2000i allows to download the history data provided by eSignal directly into the GlobalServer. All you need to do is select the symbols and the time frame you need in GlobalServer and the history data for those symbols will be downloaded automatically, directly to GlobalServer. Y...
by amadeu1
02 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Merge historical and real-time data - reload issue
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Merge historical and real-time data - reload issue

Thanks a lot for this answer.


Would be really great if one could use ascii data up to some date and then have esignal real time data from that date . Where i could re-load data from esignal server from say date X to date Y.

Anybody else who needs a feature like that ?
by amadeu1
01 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Merge historical and real-time data - reload issue
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Merge historical and real-time data - reload issue

Example: Today is 01st of June and i have historical 5 min ascii data until 31st of May. In the merged chart should be real-time data from esignal and before today should be from historical ascii data. I have it all set up and works fine until i want to refresh data for today from esignal server (li...
by amadeu1
19 Jan 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Order and position tracker
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Order and position tracker

Could you tell me when manual orders will be supported in MC ? I would also like to have the tracking window working without autotrading (like in TS2001)
by amadeu1
27 Nov 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please vote for a TrackingCenter-like feature request
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

i want it for sure -- have been asking for a long time already
by amadeu1
04 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Do we have TradeManager feature like TS8?
Replies: 7
Views: 2810

This is the reason why i am still using TS2000i. MC promised this a long time ago already and even in the new 4.0 version i dont see it. I bought a version of MC and hoped it will be added soon. The trading log -- can i somehoe use it to program my own tracking window ? If yes where do i get infos o...
by amadeu1
27 Feb 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Tracking Center Featiure
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: Tracking Center Featiure

TS2ki users want to have Tracking Center feature.

Will this be added soon? Or any alternative UI?



Yes - I would love to have that too !!

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