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Hi,

(i) Possibility to change the space between candles
Already in Project Management under reference MC-320: MultiCharts Project Management - Issue MC-320 - Changing candle / bar width independently of spacing
For me, this is quite an issue, because I am working on the discretionary side, so I have to be comfortable with the appearance of the bars. I like a lot NinjaTrader and TradeStation possible displays. What a pity that the space between bars could not be changed (yet) under MultiCharts.

(ii) Possibility to multiply the prices of an instrument by a given multiplier
Already in Project Management under reference MC-773: MultiCharts Project Management - Issue MC-773 - price multiplier for symbol mapping (eSignal and IB) to allow trading
This issue prevents from trading some instruments with some data feed and brokers. Let's take an example. The prices of Cotton @ ICU (NYBOT) are 100 times higher in eSignal (typically: 86.61, CT #F) than Interactive Brokers (typically: 0.8661, CT H2). So it is impossible to reasonably trade this instrument with MultiCharts using IB when reading prices from eSignal. The solution could be to apply a custom price multiplier to eSignal data.

The above being said, I think that MultiCharts remains a great tool!

Nicolas


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I'll start.

I wish they would release a MC version that used .NET in addition to EasyLanguage. They are 95% there already, and it would be easier to write native .NET code than calling DLL's.

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What do you mean with they are there 95% already, are they next to EL also going to incorporate .NET like
C# or VB.Net ?

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What do you mean with they are there 95% already, are they next to EL also going to incorporate .NET like
C# or VB.Net ?

MultiCharts is C# behind the scenes, their PowerLanguage EasyLanguage is an interpreter to C#. If you look at FXCM Strategy Trader, it is C# for scripting --- and while FXCM owns that trading platform, it is essentially a MultiCharts fork/OEM.

EasyLanguage is an asset. But would be nice to be able to directly use C# as well without DLL's. I am not sure what their decision process is or reason to not offer this, but I am sure they have some

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When using easylanguage id like to see an option to setprofittarget and setstoploss in ticks and not just dollar amounts. Ill like the interface to be quick when loading charts and not slow like it is currently. Id also like to have alerts enabled when using strategies and not just for indicators. If they can do this...then all the tradestation clients would buy multicharts and leave tradestation.

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When using easylanguage id like to see an option to setprofittarget and setstoploss in ticks and not just dollar amounts. Ill like the interface to be quick when loading charts and not slow like it is currently. Id also like to have alerts enabled when using strategies and not just for indicators. If they can do this...then all the tradestation clients would buy multicharts and leave tradestation.

You can pretty easily handle the conversion. I've posted some code in Battle of the Bots that I use in my strategies that just sets a TickSize and TickValue for every strategy as a var, and you can easily then set a stop/target in ticks and just carry it forward to a dollar amount in the function.

With regards to slow charts, I just want to say that has not at all been my experience. Charts load instantly. So it must be something else, either hardware, historical provider, indicators, etc.

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from the top of my head:
  • Heikin-Ashi Range charts
  • Better Renko like Charts
  • Volume break down like Investor/RT
  • cumulatative delta volume indicators like Investor/RT
  • in general: volume studies like Investor/RT
  • Market Profile
  • in the order and position window the _realized_ PnL should be shown as well
  • TradeStation 9 compatibility
  • more on the bug side (either in MC or in my setup): if I trade the ESH2 in the DOM using IB and chart @ES# from IQFeed I do not see my orders on the chart
  • possibility to group indicators and studies (hierarchical). a flat list is confusing..

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For the second to last bullet have you set up symbol mapping?

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For the second to last bullet have you set up symbol mapping?

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yes, but somehow it does not work.. might be a problem with how I have set things up. I still have to prepare screenshots and a detailed description of what is (in my opinion) happening and send it to them. Just hadn't had the time yet.

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I tried looking in the battle of the bots forum and did and advanced search for all your articles. Could not find the code. Please tell me which post # has the correct coding for the stoploss and tp for ticksize.

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You can pretty easily handle the conversion. I've posted some code in Battle of the Bots that I use in my strategies that just sets a TickSize and TickValue for every strategy as a var, and you can easily then set a stop/target in ticks and just carry it forward to a dollar amount in the function.

With regards to slow charts, I just want to say that has not at all been my experience. Charts load instantly. So it must be something else, either hardware, historical provider, indicators, etc.

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I tried looking in the battle of the bots forum and did and advanced search for all your articles. Could not find the code. Please tell me which post # has the correct coding for the stoploss and tp for ticksize.

thanks

guppy

Pretty sure this one:
https://futures.io/elite-automated-trading/7455-battle-bots-do-you-have-what-takes-win.html#post175620

And if not, then the later versions posted here:
https://futures.io/elite-circle/16206-educated-randomness.html

Look at post 107 for TickSize and TickValue in the Educated by Randomness thread.

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