Hi, there are two News indicators created by John Thom, thank you, John ! The first one is jtEconews,
the news are displayed in the upper left corner of your chart by this indicator, but - the true one is the newly
- 1/17/2011 updated - ' jtEconNews AddIn ' ! This is the ' must ' indicator for any daytrader. It gives the first signal quarter an hour before the event occurs and leaves for the time until the news is published a flowing stripe in 10, 5 min and at last seconds before in different colours embedded in a line below your chart. This indicator is adjustable so, that you can select the features you w a n t to see and - in the updated version - it displays even an orange stripe to your chart so, that you know :
Sorry, it's time to be alert, the news can harm your trade, when you ignore it.
I have installed this indicator last Friday and, for me, it is really great.
Actually downloadable on John's Page and Ninja Forum - Downloads - Page 3
The only thing that I do not like about the indicator is that it comes as a DLL. I understand that the author does this for copyright protection. But using DLLs includes the risk running malicious code on your PC, so I am very careful with running DLLs of unknown origin.
I have been personally in contact with John, so I do not think that there is a real risk, just want to point it out here. By the way, I have also created on DLL to protect my author rights. As I am incapable of integrating malicious code, everbody who uses it, may feel safe.
But in the end, the DLL protects the author, but not the user. Seems you cannot have both.