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Below is a link to a video highlighting some of the new functionality in versions 10.5 and 10.6, during a webinar with FT71.

Webinar with FT71 - Highlighting 10.5 and 10.6 - LinnSoftware's library

Some topics covered include Day Types Chart, Exporting indicator data for homework, enhancements to the Profile and Zig Zag Indicators, new multi-session and layered periodicities, alert/alarm options, and more.

Investor/RT 10.6.9 is now available at Investor/RT - Quick Download Center

Some future enhancements discussed in the webinar, including labeling Zig Zag with date or time, as well as Fresh Start Zig Zag, have been implemented for 10.6.10 which will be available soon.

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With all of these updates each month, to improve the efficiency and character of RT, i still do not understand why you haven't upgraded the ability to change the colours of the cross hairs? This is something that has been ask numerous times on different forums.

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With all of these updates each month, to improve the efficiency and character of RT, i still do not understand why you haven't upgraded the ability to change the colours of the cross hairs? This is something that has been ask numerous times on different forums.

I agree it is an area that needs improvement and I intend to dig in and see what I can do on this front in the near future. Will keep you posted.

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Here is a new video demonstrating the Calendar Indicator: Calendar Indicator: Seeing The Big Picture on Vimeo

This video highlights the Calendar Indicator. The Calendar Indicator was designed to allow users to easily identify key events, dates, or date ranges within the bigger picture provided by a calendar. These key dates may include holidays, futures rollover, current day, the visibly charted period, and up to 6 custom periods specified by the user. These custom periods may include day of week, week of month, month of year, or any custom date. These Calendars can be toggled easily via the Button Indicator.



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New Video: Custom Quotepage Colums - Persisten Data: Efficiency Opens Many Door

Custom Quotepage Columns have long been a very impressive feature of Investor/RT, empowering users to create columns of customized data with colored cells and a wealth of other functionality. But for the first decade of their existence, and underlying calculation inefficiency has greatly limited this powerful functionalty to a small fraction of its true potential. The doors have now been blow wide open with the addition of a persistent data option. Data persistence now allows custom columns to calculate extremely efficiently with minimal load on the processor. This breakthrough opens the doors for frequent calculations of complex data on a large spreadsheet of symbols. The data can build efficiently upon any of the many complex indicators such as Session Statistics, Volume Breakdown, and the Profile Indicator.


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New Video: Zig Zag Indicator: Simplify, Organize, and Aggregate Market Moves

This video provides an overview of the Zig Zag Indicator. Zig Zag is a very popular and powerful indicator designed to simplify, organize, and aggregate market moves. Zig Zag draws trendlines between key pivot/reversal highs and lows determined by a user specified minimum price move. Each trendline or leg can be labeled with a variety of statistics that involve the volume, delta, bars, price moves, time, or relative retracement of each move. These labels may be stacked vertically to simultaneously view multiple pieces of data on each leg. A variety of other presentation options are also detailed.



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New Video: Profiling Market Moves: Dynamic Zig Zag Profiles


This video demonstrates how to form dynamic volume profiles of market moves identified by the Zig Zag Indicator. In this case, we take moves of $5 or greater on the ES and construct volume at price profiles. Zig Zag based Signals are used to dictate the start and end of each profile, but this dynamic profile concept can be expanded beyond the use of Zig Zags. Any condition that can be represented with a Signal can be used to identify the start and end of Profiles.



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This video demonstrates how to form dynamic volume profiles of market moves

When was this feature added?

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When was this feature added?

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I think this has been available in some form since late 2010. A few things have been done since to make it more efficient, and a robust combination (with new additions to Zig Zag and Profile), but I did a video back in 2010 called Ten Point Profiles with a similar demonstration.

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New Video: Zig Zag Profiles - Adjusting Minimum Change Globally

This video is a follow up to the video "Profiling Market Moves: Dynamic Zig Zag Profiles" ( Profiling Market Moves: Dynamic Zig Zag Profiles on Vimeo ). In this video, we go a step further and describe how to centrally and globally adjust the minimum price changed used by the multiple instances of Zig Zag within the chart. By specifying a minimum price change as a user variable (V#21), all instances of Zig Zag will share an underlying price change value, and a button indicator can be used to allow the user to quickly change the price change for all Zig Zag instances in the chart. The chart instantly responds by updating to the new minimum change.

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This video demonstrates how to form dynamic volume profiles of market moves identified by the Zig Zag Indicator. In this case, we take moves of $5 or greater on the ES and construct volume at price profiles. Zig Zag based Signals are used to dictate the start and end of each profile, but this dynamic profile concept can be expanded beyond the use of Zig Zags. Any condition that can be represented with a Signal can be used to identify the start and end of Profiles.

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Great stuff @LS Chad - thanks!
Now only missing a little last piece in this puzzle:
A replay with statistics - optimizing the best leg length to find that one in any instrument - incrementing the leg length - and showing the optimal leg length within seconds. Might result in some Gaussian curve.
If provided - this could be a very professional attempt within an outstanding product.

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GFIs1, Can you expand on that? I'm not sure I'm completely clear on what you're looking for. Are you looking to optimize the minimum price change of the Zig Zag Indicator on an instrument by instrument basis? If so, what exactly are you looking to optimize it from?

There is one option that does somewhat of a self-optimizing of the minimum price change. The minimum price change can be specified in "Bars". When a user specifies the minimum price change in "Bars" (let's say 20 bars), the each leg of the zig zag is not confirmed/complete until a bar has a higher high than previous 20 bars (upward legs) or a lower low than previous 20 bars (downward legs). This way, a setting like 20 bars can be used regardless of instrument. And it works well with a volume or price driven periodicity like volume bars, renko, rangebars, etc, where bars are driven by price movement or liquidity instead of simply time.

Below is an example of a 20 Bar Zig Zag on a 2 tick Renko chart of ES. You could just as easily change this chart to any other future or equity and the 20 Bar setting will work equally well. Not only that, but it works just as well on a small timeframe such as 2 tick Renko or 1-minute bars as it does for 60-minute, daily, or weekly bars. Hope that helps, and hopefully I didn't completely misunderstand what you're after.

20 Bar Zig Zag on 2 Tick Renko (ES)


20 Bar Zig Zag on Daily Bars (ES)


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Great stuff @LS Chad - thanks!
Now only missing a little last piece in this puzzle:
A replay with statistics - optimizing the best leg length to find that one in any instrument - incrementing the leg length - and showing the optimal leg length within seconds. Might result in some Gaussian curve.
If provided - this could be a very professional attempt within an outstanding product.

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GFIs1, Can you expand on that? I'm not sure I'm completely clear on what you're looking for. Are you looking to optimize the minimum price change of the Zig Zag Indicator on an instrument by instrument basis? If so, what exactly are you looking to optimize it from?

Chad

Chad - thanks for your detailed answer. My post was not clear enough. So I will explain what I am looking for:
It should result in a little calculator on a given iterating ZigZag chart - which is manually a hassle to do.
Example:
Given a dataset of data of an instrument we take a first ZigZag of Renko bars with a starting at 10 bars back.
This results in a ZigZag of X legs. Totaling ticks of ALL legs gives a result of Y ticks maximum to see in that data.
Noting that result 10 bars gives Y total ticks.
Now incrementing the "bars back" by one and testing 11 bars. Gives new X legs and a total Y ticks - note it.
and so on until 50 bars.
Plotting the result table of Y result versus given bars shows a bar sample which I assume is near a Gaussian curve.

And now comes the interesting point: For a daytrader it would be great to see "how any given instrument" is making
price changes. ES could have best setting on 20 ticks for this ZigZag and the FDAX might have 11 points instead.
Such optimizing tool could calculate and plot the best setting for any instrument in no time.

For my research I would pick data then only of ONE weekday over a year to see how movements are different on every
weekday. (Just one option for a very special field).

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Chad - thanks for your detailed answer. My post was not clear enough. So I will explain what I am looking for:
It should result in a little calculator on a given iterating ZigZag chart - which is manually a hassle to do.
Example:
Given a dataset of data of an instrument we take a first ZigZag of Renko bars with a starting at 10 bars back.
This results in a ZigZag of X legs. Totaling ticks of ALL legs gives a result of Y ticks maximum to see in that data.
Noting that result 10 bars gives Y total ticks.
Now incrementing the "bars back" by one and testing 11 bars. Gives new X legs and a total Y ticks - note it.
and so on until 50 bars.
Plotting the result table of Y result versus given bars shows a bar sample which I assume is near a Gaussian curve.

And now comes the interesting point: For a daytrader it would be great to see "how any given instrument" is making
price changes. ES could have best setting on 20 ticks for this ZigZag and the FDAX might have 11 points instead.
Such optimizing tool could calculate and plot the best setting for any instrument in no time.

For my research I would pick data then only of ONE weekday over a year to see how movements are different on every
weekday. (Just one option for a very special field).

GFIs1

Sorry for the extremely late response on this (don't recall getting a notification)....but interesting idea. I think I may be able to accomplish something similar to that currently by doing an optimization which would spit out a series of outputs which contain # of bars, # of legs, and avg rotation size.

So specifically, for starters, you want to look at Renko (2 tick?) of ES. And for the minimum price change, you want to use "Bars" right (instead of Ticks or Price). And then as you adjust that Bars setting, you want to record the number of legs and average rotation size, and then use this data for further analysis to determine optimal combination. Let me know if I'm missing any details and I'll try to set something up with an optimization that will output this data for us.

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