Roger that and there are other (what I would consider minor) annoyances, e.g., chart trading occasionally does not show open/historical orders when turned on until the workspace is closed and reopened.
Can you elaborate a little bit more ? As far as I see, neither NT nor Multicharts (or anything else, to be honest, other than AmiBroker) does not support a direct connection to either google finance or something else with free intraday. It may seem possible to load intraday from ASCII files, but not take it directly.
I like this approach as well. I am a professional programmer evaluating trading platforms. There appear to be limitations, gotcha's with all of the retail products in regards to backtesting and live trading. What I really need is just a good visualization platform that I can plug into. I'm wondering if NT can be used as just a visualization tool. An interesting thought considering there is a free version.
Last edited by njetty; February 15th, 2013 at 01:26 AM.
Indeed, documentation in Multicharts NET needs some improvements. I would say even more, documentation overall should be better organized perhaps into specific documents covering various domain of interests, with not only syntax definition and one line samples, but more elaborate examples of utilization, etc. Currently, many times you go back searching on Google.
Still, one very nice aspect @ MC is the way they opened product/feature management to their clients. Basically you have direct access to a link where feature requests or bugs can be logged and progress can be tracked. More than that, you can see what is the general interest for specific features and vote, and you get feedback.
It's so much better than sending emails into a "black box" email address.
Multicharts has a free fully functional C# version now...
I looked on the multicharts website today, and now they are giving away free version of the .net multichart. It can trade real and u can develop studies but you can only trade 2 instruments at a time (I think).
I wonder why they are doing this, I guess its good for getting the word out.. but I already bought the multicharts .net version a while back.. oh well...
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They used to have the DT version that was free then cancelled it. It helped boost their tiny MC community, which they were too blind to see. They were only trying to copy what NinjaTrader was doing to try and keep some market share.
Then they joined the modern world (several years late) and produced a .NET version.
Then they realized that there's only about 5 MC users contributing to their MC.NET community.
Then they looked at Ninjatrader, which has a gigantic user community with uncountable free indicators and strategies (this website has tons!).
Then the light bulb went on: "Hey! We need a free version like NinjaTrader has so that people will start using our product! Then maybe we'll get some more users to contribute free stuff and build a community so people will stop flocking to NinjaTrader!!"
They're a little late to the game, as usual. Late to the game, but IMHO their product is still far more polished, stable, and modern looking than NT. Somebody needs to merge both NT and MC.NET. There's things I love and hate about both of them.
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