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March 19, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 15:27  Feature request MC-2572 - PowerLanguage Code Examples Publishing
Alex MultiCharts (Alex MultiCharts) : Issue closed
March 18, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 17:41  Feature request MC-2575 - Show WICKS on LINE BREAK charts
WildWex (gwexler) : Issue created
I have found Line Break bars to be more effective than RENKO bars when used with specific indicators. On Ninja Trader, there is a 3rd party plugin (LineBreakWicked) that shows wicks which I've used effectively.. When ATR is calculated with wicks, the calculation, and thusly efficiency, is improved, vs. being blind and having no wicks in which ATR can use.

Request: Please offer a 'show wicks' option on LineBreak and show in candlestick mode if possible.

I have *Attached* an image for review so you can see how ATR is benefitted by having wicks in its calculation

Thank you.

March 16, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 10:16  Feature request MC-2574 - Playback - No Bars for a Symbol with " Global Mode " - Jump to Next Bar
Jobauma (Jobauma) : Issue created
The feature request is that when you have several symbols in " Playback - Global Mode ", and when 1 or more symbols have no data ( at a certain point ), all the symbols jump to the next bar of the symbol that have no data. If there are more than 1 symbol that have no data, the jump is the next bar for the symbol with the biggest gap. This way the playback is continuous for all symbols. Symbols with data that makes the jump, doesn't exclude any bars in the jump; the calculation of all bars in the jump is calculated, when a symbol without data makes the jump with 1 bar. This feature is important when using many different symbols in " Global Mode ", and not just many charts of the same symbol. Alternatively there can be an indication, highlighting or 2 timelines, of where the jump was, for symbols with data ( "Start" / "End" ), and just 1 timeline for symbols without data ("Gap"). A dropdown menu besides " Global Mode " would be nice to enable the function. Maybe highlighting can be included in this dropdown menu too. Another idea is to have timers for symbols without data, to see how much time there is for the next bar to occur ( based on playback speed ). Then you can manually decide to make the jump ( for all symbols ). This is done from the symbol that have no data. This time symbols with bigger gaps may not reach its next bar ( after the current gap ), but all other symbols with data has followed ( the symbol without data that made the jump ). I think that there should be an own button for jumping manually. :) I hope that this is something that is useful for others too. Please give some feedback on the issue. Best regards, Johannes Hillestad Baumann.
March 15, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 20:00  Feature request MC-2573 - Chart: Backfilling Complete Notification
WildWex (gwexler) : Issue created
When a chart is busy backfilling data, I would like to get some sort of audio notification when it has completed collecting the data (and potentially completed calculating any studies, etc). Because such calculations and backfilling can be done more often, and audio responses for such could be distracting, I recommend using simple tones or sounds (customizable by user?) or mp3 file referred by user(?) to indicate when the backfilling or calculation is complete.

This would be helpful to those who are working on other charts or other applications and would like notification when a requested task to multicharts is complete.
feature_request_tiny.png 07:38  Feature request MC-2572 - PowerLanguage Code Examples Publishing
LRP (LRP) : Issue created
It would be a great service for learning purposes, to provide and publish (at TASC or at MC-Homepage) for the Multicharts community examples of PowerLanguage code from the "Trader's Tips" of the very well known and established TASC Magazine.: http://technical.traders.com/content/backissuearchive.asp with a large readership at Traders.com (http://traders.com)
March 14, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 12:43  Feature request MC-2571 - Performance Report: Hourly Period Analysis
WildWex (gwexler) : Issue created
On the performance report, I'd like to see an **HOURLY PERIOD ANALYSIS** much like you currently have an ANNUAL, MONTHLY and DAILY PERIOD ANALYSES. This will help identify times of the day (during trading or overnight). Such may be favorable to overnight trending strategies which may identify after hours.

Potential similar Feature Request:
feature_request_tiny.png 05:51  Feature request MC-2570 - Output performance reports as HTML5 documents
Xyzzy (Xyzzy) : Issue created
I'm not a TradeStation expert, but it seems that TradeStation provides its performance reports as HTML files. This makes it easy to save the output.

MultiCharts has its own in-app system for displaying performance reports. However, the current system makes it difficult and time consuming to export performance reports. The Excel worksheets also don't look very good, especially for purposes like blogging and sharing data with others. It also takes forever to export a list of all trades.

(I'm thinking about launching a blog to provide tips and tricks about MultiCharts. But the Excel worksheets look terrible. I would honestly be embarrassed to share them online. The TradeStation performance reports are much, much easier to look at and to share online.)

Would it be possible to re-implement the performance reports so that they are generated as HTML5 documents? That way, it should be trivial to view the reports and share them with others. The actual report could be viewed either in-app using a web browser component, or could be opened in the user's default browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.).
feature_request_tiny.png 05:41  Feature request MC-2569 - Snap to price grid
Xyzzy (Xyzzy) : Issue created
I'm using MultiCharts to trade the e-mini on a discretionary basis using the MultiCharts chart-trading features. The e-mini has a tick size of 0.25, of course.

When I'm moving the cursor on the chart, my expectation is that the cursor will snap vertically to valid price s like 2822.50, 2822.75, 2023.00, .... For example, if I want to draw a horizontal line at 2825.00, then the cursor should snap to exactly 2825.00 -- not to an impossible price like 2825.04.

Currently, MultiCharts does not snap to the price grid. This makes it difficult to draw precise figures (like horizontal lines) and to place accurate trades using right-click chart trading.

Could MultiCharts be improved to add an option for "snap to price grid" or "snap to valid prices" along the vertical axis, in the same manner as MultiCharts snaps to valid times/dates along the horizontal axis?
feature_request_tiny.png 05:30  Feature request MC-2568 - Rounded box positions for renko charts
Xyzzy (Xyzzy) : Issue created
A feature request concerning renko charts:

I often use renko charts to trade the e-mini. My expectation/hope is that if I create a renko chart with a box size of 5.00 points (as an example), then the boxes will align at even intervals like 2800, 2805, 2810, 2815, 2820, .... This way, the position of the boxes are independent of the specific data on the chart. In other words, the boxes will align to the "round numbers" regardless of the opening tick of the chart.

The reality is that renko charts currently depend on the first tick of data for Data1. For example, if I have a chart with ten days of data, and the first tick of the first day is 2802.75, then the chart will have box divisions at 2802.75, 2807.75, 2812.75, 2817.75, .... That seems weird and suboptimal.

It's worse if you enable the "break on session" option. In that case, each session will have a different box position, based on the opening tick of each session. For example, one day might have box positions at 2802.75, 2807.75, ....,, while another day might have box divisions at 2801.00, 2806.00, 2011.00, .... This seems counterintuitive.

Would it be possible to make the renko box sizes align to even intervals? This could either be the default behavior or an option.

March 04, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 17:34  Feature request MC-2567 - Duplication/transfer Settings Strategies in Portfolio Trader and on the charts!
buffetuoren (buffetuoren) : Issue created
Duplication/transfer of Strategy Settings in the trader's Portfolio (PT) and on the charts!
It would be very convenient and correct to add the ability to transfer settings from PT to chart by saving a template settings with scripts and parameters! this is the same pattern it would be possible to transfer and back - from the chart in PT! The fact is that when using a large number of trading symbols, scripts and their settings, configure everything in PT and then transfer everything to the chart to check the coincidence of the signals for a very long time and greatly increases the probability of an error! Moreover, such a template could be saved after the end of optimization/testing and immediately applied to the chart and in PT, which would greatly simplify the configuration and application in trading of those parameters for scripts that were found as a result of optimization!
February 27, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 15:25  Feature request MC-2566 - Allow Signal Drag and Drop in Multicharts (and PT to/from Multicharts)
Will (wilkinsw) : Issue created
Allow signal drag and drop in Multicharts (and PT to/from Multicharts) as is currently allowed between PT instances.

It would save me (and no doubt others) many hours of work.

feature_request_tiny.png 15:22  Feature request MC-2565 - Portfolio Trader needs a better commission rule setting
Will (wilkinsw) : Issue created
If I have a basket of instruments in PT, with greatly varying tick values and volatilities, commissions etc, and one signal applied (which I'm optimizing), I need costs per fill to be instrument specific and not signal specific. Otherwise the optimization will be steered by any biases (will over aggressively trade the underestimated cost instrument and under trade the overestimated cost instrument).

I suggest either:

-add the costs section to the dropdown menu when the user right clicks each instrument (and this will override the strategy level costs specified).

-or allow the user to specify a factor of QM specified "instrument default costs" under strategy level "commission rule".

I prefer the first option personally.

There's just a few details that need sorting in PT to make it a great back testing tool. IMO these are: instrument specific commission rules (detailed here) and bar magnifier. Sort them both out and I'd be happy to pay extra for a premium version of PT!
feature_request_tiny.png 10:32  Feature request MC-2564 - Change order quantity from DOM with number keys
Matt (jules190) : Issue created
It would be really useful when manually trading, if pressing a number key changed the quantity on the selected DOM window. When scaling in/out of positions in fast paced markets, it's not convenient to keep clicking in the order quantity box or entering the order and then modifying the quantity.

Platforms such as TT offer this feature.
February 26, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 23:42  Feature request MC-2563 - Backtesting LineBreak and FlexRenko on tick-by-tick resolution
WildWex (gwexler) : Issue created
I would like to see MC enable tick-by-tick resolution on back-testing similar to the marketreplay feature available in NinjaTrader. NinjaTrader enables users to download 24 hours of tick data and 'apply' that data collected as a tick-by-tick feed to the chart in order to enable a simulated 'replay' of the day's ticks on a chart and allowing users to back-test against in chart they offer including LineBreak and Renko charts. I believe this would be a fantastic feature for MC that is currently missing and limiting.

Currently your Data Playback feature is limited only to Regular bar charts and only supports the resolution available in Linebreak and FlexRenko. However, if you take a downloaded data feed of tick data and feed it into a chart, MC could offer better tick-based resolution on those alternate bar types.

Gregory Wexler
feature_request_tiny.png 23:19  Feature request MC-2562 - Quote Manager and Chart Progress Indicator
WildWex (gwexler) : Issue created
When requesting data for a chart from a data provider (e.g. Rithmic) it would be helpful to display some sort of indicator (% Downloaded) or progress bar to provide feedback/insight to the user so that they have some expectation or estimate re: data received, data remaining.

In a chart, the word "backfilling..." appears. Unfortunately, it's the same color as the rest of the text in the status bar and for some new users can be obscure from view. Preferred would be an indicator showing % backfilled rather than simply the text "backfilling". 1%, 2%, ... 10%, ... 50%... 99%. Or a filling pie/circle or a progress bar. Such text would be best rendered 'blinking' or highlighted (black text against yellow highlight background).

The QuoteManager does show progress on the event log for one or more instruments that are downloaded. If 30 days of tick data are being requested, and backfilling is being executed, one could easily parse the data being received to determine where we are in the expected data set using the date and time of data 'bundle' received and calculating how many days / how much time are remaining before we get to 100% downloaded.

Also, it would be great to take the same % downloaded and show that same information next to the symbol in the QuoteManager as well, or multiple indicators (one next to each symbol for which data is being collected).

Again, this would be a great indicator for all users to gain better insight and set expectation with regards to data requested.

Thank you,
Gregory Wexler (WildWex)
tel: 818-783-8807
February 21, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 14:17  Feature request MC-2561 - See the graph of the sum of the trade in OOS in Walk Forward Optimization
stefan84 (stefan84) : Issue created
It would be useful to see the graph of the sum of the out-of-sample trades in the Walk Forward Optimization report. It's not a difficult thing because the data to do it is already inside the report. Seeing the curve, however, would give us more information to be able to evaluate the strategy for live trading.

Currently those who want to see the graph of the WFA is forced to insert in a powerlanguage signal a script that writes the trade in a sheet of text, this makes the process of optimization longer. This leads to problems when new versions of MC are released
bug_report_tiny.png 01:05  Bug report MC-2560 - MultiCharts .NET is going stale - UPGRADE
orad (orad) : Issue created
There haven't been any updates to the .NET specific features of MultiCharts.NET almost since version 8.5 (year 2012)

At this time I would consider this a bug than a feature request because it's getting very old.

**Remove dependency to .NET Framework 3.5**
New versions of Windows do not include .NET Framework 3.5 pre-installed, because there is a better, newer .NET 4.6.x or 4.7 installed. .NET Framework 3.5 is available for optional installation in Windows only for compatibility with legacy applications. Installing .NET Framework 3.5 will also install .NET Framework 2.0. Another reason these older versions of .NET Framework are not pre-installed in Windows is because of security considerations and reducing the attack surface on the machine. The fact that MultiCharts .NET still depends on older versions of .NET framework makes it a legacy application and installing it has security side effects. Targetting .NET Framework 4.6 should be only a matter of changing the compilation target in the build process. Please do it!

**Sign the installer**
When you install MultiCharts/MultiCharts.NET you get a Warning that this program is from an unknown publisher (see the attached image). Why not sign it with a TS Support certificate so Windows doesn't complain anymore? Notice that if there is a Group Policy that disallows installing unsigned applications then it would not be possible to install MultiCharts because of this.

**Support Latest Version of C#**
C# 8.0 is about to be released, yet MultiCharts .NET is based on C# 4.0. There is a long list of language features from C# 4.0 to 8.0 that we cannot use in MultiCharts .NET PowerLanguage Editor. See [here](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/whats-new/csharp-version-history#c-version-50) for C# 5, 6, 7 and [here](https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/blob/master/docs/Language%20Feature%20Status.md) for C# 8. Please support latest version of C#.
feature_request_tiny.png 00:32  Feature request MC-2559 - Hide/unhide instrument in PowerLanguage
janus (janus) : Issue created
Please provide a feature in PowerLanguage to hide/unhide an instrument.
February 20, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 18:53  Feature request MC-2558 - choice to shift the x-axis "time" diaplayed 1-bar to the left, so time displayed is when a bar **starts** (not ends) on a bar chart
h.shim (h.shim) : Issue created
Please add the option (in window display preferences, maybe) so a user can choose to "shift" 1-bar to the left how time is displayed of the x-axis "time", so that the time displayed on the x-axis appears to be when a bar **starts** (not ends) on that bar chart. That way, a candlestick bar that starts at 10AM will actually read 10AM down below on the x-axis.

I know this option will only help manual trading, so this option should be able to be toggled on or off.
February 16, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 04:25  Feature request MC-2557 - Headless PortfolioTrader
orad (orad) : Issue created
Latest versions of Windows Server support headless installations which has most graphical user interfaces (GUI) taken out. Microsoft recommends to install a Windows Server this way since it highly limits the attack surface (better security) and requires fewer processes to run (better performance). The server can be managed by connecting a GUI remotely or by using the command prompt (PowerShell).

A headless installation of MultiCharts PortfolioTrader will be extremely beneficial for live trading as it enables deploying on headless servers. The regular desktop experience can be achieved when connecting a regular PortfolioTrader GUI to the remote installation. This will also make managing live PortfolioTraders easier.

Read more about [Windows Server Core here](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/server-core/what-is-server-core).
February 15, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 10:20  Feature request MC-2556 - Trading App Store
Faraz (faraz) : Issue created

Please introduce Trading App Store just like TradeStation have [TradeStationStoreLink](https://tradestation.tradingappstore.com/featured)

February 08, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 18:26  Feature request MC-2555 - Scanner "Off" Switch
TrendFirst (TrendFirst) : Issue created
I use the scanner to screen a list of approximately 600 stocks. When I open it, it immediately starts scanning. What I would like to see is a feature that allows me to switch the scanner to default to "Off" when the workspace opens. I want it to scan on my schedule, not when it opens. Because when I open the workspace and it starts scanning 600 stocks, other processes tend to temporarily freeze or slow down (and I have a pretty beefy workstation). This includes critical things, like Portfolio Trader in Auto Trade mode.

So what I am looking for is a switch somewhere in the settings that I could toggle to "Off", so that the scanner does not automatically default to Scan mode when the workspace is opened. Thanks.
February 05, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 11:59  Feature request MC-2554 - Report function PER strategy under an account for live trading, now only per account.
d.aspers (d.aspers) : Issue created
Request a feature, that can show reports in Order and position tracker, PER strategy and not as it is now, that i can only pull out reports per account. As we all know its not so common to be able to have one account at broker PER strategy, so pulling out reports per account does just show you the overall numbers of all strategies combined.
I would like to be able to pull out reports per strategy even if i have 500 strategies under one and same account at IB for example

I believe it would be simple, since right now i can see reports based on per strategy but only for paper trading accounts and strategies, why not make this happen also for live accounts?

Kindly vote in favour of this
February 03, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 09:33  Feature request MC-2553 - Developing POC plotting with points instead of line
CrazyNasdaq (CrazyNasdaq) : Issue created
It would be great if in the default setting of Volume Profile, the DEVELOPING POC could be plotted NOT only as Line, but even as sequence of POINTS
Vertical line conjunctions of the developing POC are not useful and it would be better if we can plot developing POC as a sequence of points (see images attached)

![Actual possible setting - Developing POC](https://postimg.cc/qt9Hy0bj "Actual possible setting - Developing POC")

![NEW Feature - Developing POC setting as points](https://postimg.cc/PPRHTmWg "NEW Feature request - Developing POC as sequence of points")
February 02, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 07:59  Feature request MC-2552 - .NET - access other signals input values from another signal
andb (andb) : Issue created
MC.NET comes with a default signals database.
It would be great to easily access (iterate through) other chart applied signals' input values from your own custom signal.
January 29, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 18:04  Feature request MC-2551 - Make Volume Profile variables accessible from Powerlanguage
sthlmjohan (sthlmjohan) : Issue created
Make it possible to access Volume Profile variables such as VPOC(volume point of control), VAH (value area high), VAL (value area low) within Powerlanguage for use in strategies, and backtesting.
January 23, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 17:06  Feature request MC-2550 - Visual tool for "risk/reward ratio" calculator
portocar (portocar) : Issue created

One of the biggest problems I have, is discerning the "risk/reward ratio" of a trade, before entering it. I would love to know in advance, if its going to be: 1:1, 1:2, 0.5:1, etc..

Recently, I saw a video demonstration of another trading platform. they have a very simple, but extremely effective tool.

here is how it works: you click on a price, then two "zones" appear. one zone represents your "take profit" and one zone your "stop loss". you can change the size of these zones in order to see if the intended trade is worth entering into.

I think this tool is probably the MOST important tool a trader needs.

I love MULTICHARTS and would love to have it added. (I have an image of this tool, but do not know how to upload it .)

Thank you for your consideration.
January 18, 2019
bug_report_tiny.png 13:42  Bug report MC-2549 - RectangleNew_BN plots improperly on a multi-datastream chart
pburich (pburich1) : Issue created
I noticed that when applying an indicator that draws rectangles to data2 of a multiple datastream chart, the starting bar of the rectangle was incorrect. I received no feedback from the Discussion Forum issue that I raised, so I coded an indicator that uses RectangleNew_BN and TL_New_BN to plot objects simultaneously to show the difference between the trend line plot (works properly) and the rectangle plot (plot wrong).

I have sent Henry a workspace which contains two charts, both with two datastreams: Chart 1)the 10 point is Data1 and the 5 point is Data2 and Chart 2) the 5 point is Data1 and the 10 point is Data2. The same indicator (PLA also sent to Henry) with the same settings is applied to both charts and in both cases the indicator is set to be based on the 10 point datastream.

The indicator plots correctly on Chart 1 and incorrectly on Chart 2.

January 14, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 21:18  Feature request MC-2548 - built-in day & night sessions for futures instruments that have a day session and a night session
andb (andb) : Issue created
it would be highly beneficial to have such a functionality.
This would bring MC ahead of Tradestation which already provides a day session for comming index futures (such as ES.D).

feature_request_tiny.png 18:42  Feature request MC-2547 - Set Amount of Bars ( Regardless of Chart Width )
Jobauma (Jobauma) : Issue created

The feature request is that there is a set amount of bars regardless of chart width. The " Bar Spacing " is automatically adjusted with the chart width, considering the set amount of bars ( resizing the chart width automatically recalculates the indicators in it, to adjust the " Bar Spacing " ). This is a good idea for using the same workspaces on different screens ( I have an iMac 27" and a MacBook Pro 15" ). When taking a chart in fullscreen the same amount of bars is always shown. :)

I hope that this is something that is useful for others too. Please make a vote if you are interested. :)

Best regards,
Johannes Hillestad Baumann
January 11, 2019
bug_report_tiny.png 05:14  Bug report MC-2546 - "UNDER REVIEW" appears as soon as I post an issue
AdrianP (AdrianP) : Issue created
Clearly this is a MAJOR and FUNDAMENTAL flaw in the Project Management system.

Can the software engineers fix this please. Clearly no one is reviewing my post the second it is posted.
It is in fact a BLATANT LIE.

Even worse, I have UNDER REVIEW next to some of my posted bug reports/suggestions that were made YEARS AGO.
How utterly absurd.

I have often commented how flawed the PM system is. Great in concept, but executed with almost bizarre inconsistency.

MC management also have the belief that issues shouldn't fixed unless people vote on it. This is just so wrong.

Only a tiny % of MC owners will ever log onto the PM site regularly, and an even smaller percentage will actually vote.
And you are assuming those people voting actually know what they are talking about.

Seriously, to Management, you guys need to make executive decisions, take responsibility, and code stuff in the order you feel is justified.
Waiting for lots of votes on something is an absolutely horrible way to prioritize things.

Clearly bug fixes should take priority.

You need to take into consideration overall usability of the program. When you keep adding adhoc requests etc, what you can often end up with years down the road is a complete mish-mash software, that isn't logical or usable.

So if a person makes a request, its important to consider whether other people are making similar or slightly different requests, and take the time to build it all into a singular package that fits in nicely and makes sense. I'm sure you do this already.

Wealth-Lab when owned by its original German developer also had a website based project management site, and it worked beautifully. When I bough MC years ago, I saw the same with you guys. But as the years went by, I discovered the PM was failing in so many different ways. I made these points to you guys multiple times over the years, but it just seems to fall on deaf ears. Ultimately, if things persist unchanged, there is a possibility MC will go the way of Tradestation, where people just give up on it and move to a different platform. MT4 and Ninjatrader have already zoomed past by a couple of magnitudes. Although being free is a factor here. But MC is the superior program.

Anyway just sharing some though when I saw the UNDER REVIEW appear as soon as I posted an issue today. Please correct it ASAP to some other nomenclature, as clearly the psot wasn't under review. Just as my posts from years ago aren't under review, even though the PM site claims they are.
bug_report_tiny.png 04:57  Bug report MC-2545 - "Backtesting Assumptions" is Flawed and creates incorrect back test results
AdrianP (AdrianP) : Issue created
This issue relates to the dialog box found under Format Signals/Properties/Backtesting/Backtesting Assumptions

Sadly I just lost a long post I made, which seriously annoyed the hell out of me. I will now try to keep the post shorter and to the point.

The "Backtesting Assumptions" dialog box needs to change to 2 choices, as currently it does not do what is intended correctly.

My suggestion is to split it into 2 choices, one relating to BIDS prices (Buys/Short covering) and the other to ASK prices (Shorts & Sells).

Why? I will try to explain. The discussion only relates to LIMIT ORDERS, and is particularly important for forex traders, where the SPREAD is everything.

It is absolutely essential for everyone, including MC support staff and software engineers to understand that Buy and sell orders MUST be treated differently.
When executing buys, it is ONLY the ASK price that is relevant, and when executing sells, it is ONLY the BID price that is important.
Also, appreciate that the vast majority of back testers are only plotting the BID/traded price. We can sometimes add the ask, but in most cases it is simply not needed nor relevant, and only complicates the back testing.

Currently, the 'Fill limit order when trade price goes beyond limit price by' makes the SAME order/fill adjustment for both buys AND sells. THIS IS 100% FLAT OUT WRONG.
Here's why.

When trying to buy at a limit, we need to adjust for 2 things. The spread, and the amount price must exceed our buy limit order to make sure we are reliably filled. This becomes more important the larger our order size is. So for example, let's assume we have a buy order in the EURUSD which has a 6 tick spread @ 1.15250. Now since the plotted price on our screen is the BID, it means we must actually see traded/Bid price drop to 1.15244 or lower to get filled. Currently we can accurately do this via the checkbox under 'backtesting assumptions' Great. So we would put in a value of say 7 (6+1) to make sure we got filled.

Now lets move to sells or shorts. We have a limit order to sell @ 1.15350. This means we only need to see the charted bid/traded price to show 1.15350 to be filled, and perhaps add 1 tick for reliability. But what your back test will in fact show is that you don't get filled because we put in a value of 7, as per the prior paragraph. Price would need to show a value of 1.15357 to be filled. THIS IS 100% FLAT OUT WRONG. All we need is 1.15350 or 1.15351. The only adjustment required is the 1 tick for reliability of fills. This issue gets even worse when dealing with Forex markets that have progressively wider spreads.

I hope everyone can understand what I have explained, and begin to appreciate the PROFOUND importance of getting this right is. I'm actually shocked that we are up to V12 and this has continued unchanged since whatever version it originated in. Perhaps most MC users are futures traders where this is less of an issue.

**I need MC support and their software engineers to fully appreciate this is a serious problem and needs to FIXED ASAP.**

My suggestion is to split the dialog box into 2 choices. One that impacts Buys, and one that impacts sells. These 2 boxes will ALWAYS have different values. Simply because the plotted price is only the BID/trade price. In the FOREX market you will NEVER be filled on a buy at the bid. In the futures markets this is less of an issue, and perhaps why this problem hasn't come to the surface sooner.

If anyone has any further comments, insights, corrections or suggestions, please speak up as soon as possible. And PLEASE Vote to have this corrected, even though the whole concept of voting on a bug fix is utterly absurd.

bug_report_tiny.png 02:44  Bug report MC-2544 - Outlier being calculated incorrectly
AdrianP (AdrianP) : Issue created
In the Strategy Report, the Outlier definition currently uses the Average trade and the deviation from it.

I do not understand how this is still the case at V12 of MC when it is clearly wrong.

To discover outlier trades, trades that contribute a greater profit or loss than normal, one MUST use Average WIN and Average LOSS separately.

For those who hadn't given it much thought, here is a quick comparison to highlight how critical it is to get it right.

System 1 has only small wins ($100) and losses ($100)
System 2 has only large wins ($1000) and losses ($1000).
Let's assume both have exactly the same Average Trade of $100.

Currently MC determines an Outlier by reference to the $100 Avg trade. So clearly System 2 has 100% of its trades as outliers, and System 1 has NONE.
CLEARLY ABSURD. Both System 1 and System 2 has precisely ZERO OUTLIERS. Every single trade is precisely in line with the rules for taking a profit or loss.

Traders want to know what % and how many trades resulted in such large profits, that a single trade might have provided way too much of the total profit.
In other words we want to compare trade outcomes to the average trade outcome, not of all trades, but only WINS or only LOSSES. How does our winning trade compare to the average winning trade.

So in our example System 1 made $100 on every winning trade. ZERO outliers. System 2 made $1000 on every trade. ZERO outliers. Since the average win = $1000. But if we use Average TRADE of $100, then every win of $1000 is an outlier.

I hope my explanation isn't too confusing and in fact obvious. It is extraordinary that such a grave error has not been detected back in V1 or V2 of MC or whenever this functionality was added.

Please VOTE to have this corrected. Anyone who does backtesting MUST vote on this issue to be corrected.

You can find Outlier data under the Menu View/Strategy Performance Report/Trade Analysis/Outliers.
Note that it refers to 'Avg Trade'. This needs to be split into Avg WIN and Avg LOSS, along with separate Standard Deviation calculations based on each of those 2 numbers.
January 06, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 20:37  Feature request MC-2543 - Support emoji text in charts
orad (orad) : Issue created
Emojis are a concise and fun way to express things in text.

![Example emojis that I want to use in my charts](https://www.multicharts.com/pm/public/files/show/959 "Example Emojis")

Please add support for creating color emojis in text plots.

Windows has full emoji support: https://emojipedia.org/microsoft/
You can press **Win + period** buttons to insert an emoji in any text box.

When I try to draw text with emoji in a MultiCharts indicator, I only get "??" on the plot.

protected override void CalcBar()
if (Bars.TimeValue.Minute % 10 == 0)
var point = new ChartPoint(Bars.CurrentBar, Bars.CloseValue);
var textObj = DrwText.Create(point, "[put emoji here]");
textObj.VStyle = ETextStyleV.Above;
textObj.FontName = "Segoe UI Emoji";

I tried "Segoe UI Emoji" and "Segoe Color Emoji" fonts.

Also it would be great if MultiCharts can support color emojis in PowerLanguage Editor Output.

Output.WriteLine("[put emoji here]"); // shows in black and white
feature_request_tiny.png 01:41  Feature request MC-2542 - Click an instrument in Order and Position Tracker window and refresh linked charts
istock888 (istock888) : Issue created
Please add the feature that can link Order and Position Tracker window to charts, such that when click an instrument in Order and Position Tracker window, the linked charts will refresh accordingly. This way people can quickly go through the charts of all the open positions.
January 04, 2019
feature_request_tiny.png 18:58  Feature request MC-2541 - Pre-Built Signal Documentation
TrendFirst (TrendFirst) : Issue created
I would be surprised if this has not been requested previously, but I'll do it again. Please provide documentation of the pre-built signals in MultiCharts. Thank you.
December 31, 2018
feature_request_tiny.png 22:24  Feature request MC-2540 - Customizable Alerts
Mark Simms (Mark Simms) : Issue created
The current alerts only allow for a different description and different sound to distinguish them from others.
It would be great to be able to change:
1) Font style
2) Font color
3) Background color
4) Placement location on screen
5) A blinking option would be great
December 21, 2018
feature_request_tiny.png 02:44  Feature request MC-2539 - Allow setting commission min/max by percentage
orad (orad) : Issue created
In Commission Rules, allow setting commission min/max by percentage.

Related post: [this](https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51498&p=131344#p131344)
Related issue: [MC-105](https://www.multicharts.com/pm/public/multicharts/issues/MC-105)
feature_request_tiny.png 00:44  Feature request MC-2538 - PowerEditor - Export option needed
Mark Simms (Mark Simms) : Issue created
I need a way to export all of my script source code to a single text file where I can search for references and also do some cross-referencing.
December 15, 2018
bug_report_tiny.png 20:02  Bug report MC-2537 - Move Strategies in Portfolio Trader
TrendFirst (TrendFirst) : Issue created
I created a strategy in PT and cloned it 11 times, for a total of 12 strategies. I then input different instruments and signal settings in each of the strategies. Later, I found I could shift the strategies up or down, and decided to do so. It seemed to have some unintended consequences. Instruments disappeared. Some instruments suddenly appeared in 2 strategies. Is this the intended behavior? Seems like a bug or two crawling around here.