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Optuma trading platform (previously Market Analyst)

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Hi Mike, if going through the Tools menu it's located in the Price tool group. Alternatively, right-click on the chart background and go to the wrench icon and type 'volume' in the search box and select Volume at Price from the list.

Found it, thanks. At first glance, a few observations:

a) No value area highlighting, VAH/VAL
b) No VPOC label
c) VPOC seems to be wrong, the correct VPOC for Dec ES this week is 2049.25 but best I can tell from eyeballing your chart (since there is no label for VPOC) you are calculating it at anywhere between 2046 and 2047.50.

The default session times are wrong, but since I am doing the entire week-to-date it shouldn't matter.

I am using a 5-minute chart, but I believe you said that VP would be correctly calculated from the underlying 1-tick data.

As a Volume Profile trader, I need at minimum VAH/VAL shading with optional labels, and VPOC label. Precision in the label output should be same as underlying, so 0.25 here.

Also "lookback period" is not useful for me, I always want (depending on the chart) a current session VP, a current weekly session VP, or a current monthly session VP.

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Hi Mike,

You can set the exchange time as you have found, and it is also possible to set the session time for the chart. To do this right click on a bar in the chart then from the Properties menu (pencil icon) select Data File Properties > Session Times.

In relation to Volume we have the volume indicator and it is also possible to add a coloured volume overlay to bar/ candlestick charts. To do this right click on a bar then from the Properties menu (pencil icon) set the Colour Scheme to Coloured Volume.

In relation to the crash you experienced, is this still occurring or did it appear to be random? If MA8 does generate a bug report then a copy of the file will be saved in the following folder, e.g. bugreport-20120222104005.txt

C:\Users\{Windows Account Username}\AppData\Local\Market Analyst 8

Thank you also for the feedback on the Volume at Price tool, I will forward this on to our development team for their review.

David
Market Analyst


Last edited by Market Analyst; November 17th, 2015 at 09:07 PM. Reason: adding information
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Found it, thanks. At first glance, a few observations:

a) No value area highlighting, VAH/VAL
b) No VPOC label
c) VPOC seems to be wrong, the correct VPOC for Dec ES this week is 2049.25 but best I can tell from eyeballing your chart (since there is no label for VPOC) you are calculating it at anywhere between 2046 and 2047.50.

The default session times are wrong, but since I am doing the entire week-to-date it shouldn't matter.

I am using a 5-minute chart, but I believe you said that VP would be correctly calculated from the underlying 1-tick data.

As a Volume Profile trader, I need at minimum VAH/VAL shading with optional labels, and VPOC label. Precision in the label output should be same as underlying, so 0.25 here.

Also "lookback period" is not useful for me, I always want (depending on the chart) a current session VP, a current weekly session VP, or a current monthly session VP.

Mike

The current volume at price/ market profile tool isn't of much use to traders who look at Volume distributions. There are some changes that need to be made, however the framework is already in place.

If you look at the market profile tool it's setup the same as SC's "Draw volume profile"- so you can create custom profiles. However it's currently based around a TPO profile using a Steidlmayer distribution. It needs to be changed to a volume profile that uses a normal distribution.

There's also a tool called "Sequential market profile", which plots daily TPO profiles, this needs to be changed to calculate daily Volume profiles. The same would then need to be coded for weekly and monthly profiles.

Then Market Analyst would have a fully functional volume profile suite.

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MAV8

Looking into purchasing this platform, mainly for Gann and Astro tools. Thanks Neo and Big Mike for the review so far.

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Got this email just now. Definitely unfortunate, as it seems to indicate the MA website or their customer email list was possibly compromised in some fashion.

Maybe someone from MA can comment.

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The zip file came back as HEUR.VBA trojan, but only 1 hit out of 55.

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I checked the email header against legit emails from MA, and they aren't bothering to spoof the origin. MA does have valid DKIM and SPF records.

Mike

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Here is MA's response:

SPAM Email Alert | Market Analyst Software


Quoting 
On the weekend we were alerted to a breach in the third party support system that we use for providing Market Analyst support. The perpetrators have only had access to email addresses. No payment information or any other client details have been compromised.

They are sending SPAM emails that contains a zip file.

DO NOT OPEN THE ZIP FILE OR CLICK ON THE LINKS.

The email will appear as follows and if you look at the "Sent From" it ends in a ".ru" address.
We are continuing to monitor this and work with the providers of the support services to determine the vulnerability that was exploited and will update this page once we know more.

Mathew Verdouw
CEO
Market Analyst International.

While I'm glad they have this notice up on the site, it would have been better to proactively notify customers by email the instant this was discovered. Unfortunately, many of them aren't computer savvy enough to avoid being a victim of these scenarios.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Also, the classification of SPAM is not very fair or accurate. Malware is the appropriate classification. Spam does not infect your computer.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Just a follow-up. It seems MA did send out a blast late Sunday. I applaud them for that decision and acting quickly.

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Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
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Received this today from MA. Wow, it really sucks it was a cryptolocker, that means everyone needs to blow away their system and revert to their last backup. For me, that is only a few hours old -- but I imagine for most people, they don't have one at all.

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Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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Received this today from MA. Wow, it really sucks it was a cryptolocker, that means everyone needs to blow away their system and revert to their last backup. For me, that is only a few hours old -- but I imagine for most people, they don't have one at all.


Mike

Another option i recommend is trading on separate systems, my workstation only access the net for execution and of course Big Mike is right always have a redundancy system in place, just incase.

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