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  1. 4 points
    I just emailed everyone, but best to cover all bases (Please start a NEW thread/topic if you have questions, comments, issues, etc) With the new update released today (October 6, 2014), you now have integrated trading in Medved Trader. Trading is currently supported with Interactive Brokers and TD Ameritrade. Other brokers will be added in future releases. Since we do not have Help written yet, I wrote up a quick overview of the trading functionality here: In order to trade via MT, you will first need to configure the accounts you wish to trade through. To do this: · start Medved Trader · go to SETTINGS / TRADING / ACCOUNTS · On top of that screen, click on the ADD button and select the broker with which you have an account. · For TD Ameritrade accounts, enter your account login on the right side. For Interactive Brokers, make sure TWS is running and logged in, and API is enabled in TWS settings. · Give the login a nickname, maybe something like "Main Account" or "Main IRA". This name will be used to reference the login on other screens and will be handy if you plan to use multiple accounts. Keep it short. · Click on VERIFY & GET ACCOUNTS button on the right side of that screen. MT will verify the login and show the accounts on the left side, nested under the broker. You can click on each one to specify the name for each of the accounts. You can also specify various account specific settings on the bottom right of the settings screen, but can leave the settings alone for now. You can always come back to this screen to change things. If you wish, you can create a security pin or control the security around the trading on the SETTINGS / TRADING / SECURITY screen. e.g.: Selecting 'Once per session' would have MT prompt you for the MT Login or PIN the first time you try to place a transaction since starting MT. You can change some general defaults on SETTINGS / TRADING / General, such as ability to double click on bid/ask / last and have it bring up trading. To actually bring up the trading panel (and from there, things like account info), you can do it from the Dashboard, or via the right click/Trade option on any item on the portfolio, Level II, chart or raw data. Also can be done if you enable the double click on bid/ask/last and do the double click. There are 3 core screens: · TRADE TICKET - Where you enter the order. Also shows you the core balance info for the account where the order is being placed and a quote on the symbol for which the order is being placed · ACCOUNT VIEW - Tabbed view of all account info. Has the following tabs: o POSITIONS - all positions for the selected account o TRANSACTIONS - all transactions for the selected account o BALANCES - The balance information for the selected account · TRADE LOG - Chronological log of trading activity in one or more accounts You can have more than one of each type of window open at the same type for either the same or different accounts and brokerages. So for example, you can have two Trade Tickets and two Account View windows open, one showing positions and one transactions. All Trade Windows have color coded borders. All windows for the same account will have the same border color. By default, if you switch the account on one window, all others will switch as well. However, there is a LINKED button next to the account combo box. If you uncheck it, that window will no longer be linked to the others as far as account changes go. Transactions and Positions screens are very flexible - can be sorted, columns can be added/removed, same as Portfolios and Watchlists. You can also filter them for particular symbols. Positions display will also show you transactions that are open for the given position as well as various aggregated data on the position, such as pending order quantity, # of shares bought, sold, etc. NOTE: As with all the other windows in Medved Trader, the Trading windows make use of the ribbon. I do suggest you minimize or hide the ribbon though, and place anything you may need from it into the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT - the area on the left side of the caption). Any button on the ribbon can be added to the QAT by right clicking on it and selecting “Add to Quick Access Toolbar”. The order of the items in the QAT is determined by the order in which you add the items. We will be adding multi-order entry screens as well as chart trading in the future. Please feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts, suggestions, and input on the new trading capabilities and user interface. You can post on our message boards or email support.
  2. 3 points
    1. What is the correct ticker format for ADRs? For example - Royal Dutch - tried RDS.A ; RDS/A ; RDS A ; etc. 2. Total row - should it have a plus sign when expanded contains all the tickers within the portfolio? How do I keep it on the bottom? Thanks Jerry
  3. 3 points
    Installed and worked fine, restarted MT maybe 5 times everything ok. Now all I get is the dashboard and see no option for opening any charts or loading my saved layout or template.
  4. 3 points
    yyy, working on the internals now
  5. 3 points
    You are correct. I'm an old lady, retired teacher, but I'd go on the road to sell this thang.
  6. 3 points
    TooSlowTrade - Oh man, that chart is easy on the eyes? I'm seeing that chart when I close my eyes now. I think it burned in.
  7. 3 points
    we are trying to satisfy both the mouse and keyboard people. The keyboard shortcuts are mostly a secondary way to access some command. It is pretty rare for it to be the only way to access something, In the case of the crosshair, I really don't want to make the user have to click on something in order to bring it up. User has the option to have it always on, one way or another (the choice has been added to the next version). The keyboard shortcuts are only used to temporarily toggle the selection. As for right click menus, I mentioned before my apprehension of overcrowding them again. I do plan to add some user customization for that in the future.
  8. 3 points
    I have a comment. Try to limit the Keyboard Shortcuts as the main operatives . . . DOS age has gone . . . Can't or want to memorize all the shortcuts anyway. I am going to say something in a pragmatic way, but you may laugh reading this. This is a software for stock market traders. Please be aware of the end user’s psychology. The behavior of most traders is not like an active Programmer or a Journalist or an Engineer who often sit upright and use their both hands flying around on a Keyboard . Most stock traders sit on an inclined chair, leaning backward and watching multiple graphs or portfolios. They are waiting to buy or sell stocks at a point. Naturally, they lean backward on their easy cushioned chair sipping beer or whatever with only one hand on the desk with a mouse to click. It is a punishment for them to lean forward to use their both hands to hit on the Keyboard for a simple task than a right clicking menu.
  9. 3 points
    Deomega, Creating a product adaptable to the natural human behavior is the best secret in a successful business. It is always better to design things according to our physical articulation and natural proclivity. Trying to change that course is what make people uncomfortable and turn away. The reason I liked QT over other hundreds of programs was its simplicity and freedom to move the windows as we wish, as many as we want anywhere on the desktop. I accidently came to know that Medved is making this new program. Few weeks ago, I had a fight with Ameritrade for destroying that QT. Ameritrade sent me an email saying that they no longer support QT when I had problems with the Indices feed. Then I was in search of another program to use and then I stumbled upon one website where a small forum talking about QT and then I saw Medved’s replies to them that he is making a new program called MT. I was so thrilled and now here I am with him. I want to see this software to be a very user friendly as much as possible; I have been making all kinds of comments to Medved Brothers. I know there are some technical and logical problems to implement certain features but if it is possible, then I want them to adjust it. I don’t know if there is any legal problem to implement same features as QT since it is owned by Ameritrade. One thing I noticed in computer programming is that the programmers’ brains work in terms of logical algorithm to write codes to execute a function. They rarely visualize the human response at the receiving end during that process. They need feed back from guinea pigs. How many website on internet you have seen with horrible color contrasts or fonts and can’t read anything at all or straining your eyes. If I come across some interesting articles in some website with horrible color contrast, I copy the text into a word processor to read it to save my eyes. When people are not comfortable, they leave the website. Relevant to our subject here is that I didn’t want to use that ThinkorSwim program that Ameritrade is touting because of its uncomfortable designs. I put it this way, using that program is like walking in a sac and can’t move my legs freely.
  10. 3 points
    Welcome to the Medved Trader forums! Medved Trader website is now live and the first version of the program is out of beta and in production. You can sign-up for the software (free login required to use the software) and download the program itself at https://www.medvedtrader.com/download NOTE: The registration for this forum is separate from the one used to login to the Medved Trader software.
  11. 2 points
    It has come to our attention that Microsoft Security Essentials & Windows Defender cause problems with MT. They basically cause drastic slowdowns from the first moment MT is started. Not tied to network communication, etc... Just extreme slowdown. For example, startup time for MT goes from 30 to 40 seconds to 5 minutes If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, or another antivirus or security program that is causing slowdown for MT, you will want to exclude MT from the scans. At least with MSE, it does fix the problem. If using Windows Defender, refer to the following link: https://www.medvedtrader.com/www/frontend/blog/Windows-Defender-Exclusions-CU For Microsoft Security Essentials: Open Microsoft Security Essentials Click on the SETTINGS tab. Click on "Excluded processes" Either just enter "C:\Program Files\Medved Trader\MT.EXE" in the Process names: field or click on the BROWSE button on the right side of that field and navigate to the same path. You also have to exclude the folders used by MT Click on "Excluded files and locations" Add the following folders to be excluded (NOTE: these are for Windows 7 and up. Older OS may have different locations. Email us for help) C:\ProgramData\2GK\Medved Trader C:\Users\<Your Windows Login Name>\AppData\Local\2GK\Medved Trader C:\Users\<Your Windows Login Name>\AppData\Roaming\2GK\Medved Trader I don't know if excluding a particular directory excludes sub-directories. If not, then would want to also add: C:\Users\<Your Windows Login Name>\AppData\Local\2GK\Medved Trader\Temp\Compile C:\Users\<Your Windows Login Name>\AppData\Local\2GK\Medved Trader\Temp\Update For help with Microsoft Security Essentials - excluding folders, please refer to this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/wiki/mse-protect_scanning/how-to-exclude-a-filefolder-from-microsoft/26f2810a-47fd-40d8-b35e-3740f00fce85
  12. 2 points
    I just wanted to say how excited I am to see a new Medved product being developed. I loved Quotetracker for many reasons and this looks and feels so familiar.
  13. 2 points
    Hi Jerry. Quote Tracker has two connections to RBC. One is for U.S. stocks the other for Canadian stocks. The connection you have listed in Medved Trader appears to be for U.S. stocks only. Do you intend to provide a connection to the Canadian quote server when you are closer to the end of the Beta period? John Valentin
  14. 2 points
    I installed it on an old laptop running Windows XP x64 and it installs but won't run. Is there a page listing hardware and software requirements?
  15. 2 points
    Currently, indicator values are shown to 4 decimal places. Is there a way to reduce it to 1,2 or 0. e.g. Bollinger band values for YMZ is shown as 17848.2895, etc. takes too much of the space on the right side of the chart. Thanks
  16. 2 points
    HI, is it possible to add this function to MT? I draw a trendline on a weekly chart. Using a right-click I can select Copy and then on a daily chart I can use Paste and a trendline is pasted into daily chart in correct position (the same position as is on weekly chart). It should work when global chart setting "Trendlines Unique per chart" is selected Thank you in advance. Richard
  17. 2 points
    You have a few different choices: 1) You can go to SETTINGS / CHARTS / GENERAL - and turn off "Aways Trace" option. and then just turn it on when needed by holding down the SHIFT key or CTRL+SHIFT if you wish to toggle the free floating trace box. or 2) If you wish to turn off the option to show indicator values as you move the mouse, you can click on the little gear box on the trace display box and uncheck the option to show indicator values. or 3)you can uncheck the “Show current value” checkbox in individual indicator parameters, to control this on a per indicator basis. And of course the trace box - you can move it anywhere on the screen by just clicking on it and dragging it to wherever you want
  18. 2 points
    to add Min ed Max Trade Size in the parameters of the indicator to study the distribution of volumes
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    Hey Jerry and Mike, first and foremost I want to say THANK YOU for deciding to create this new trading platform. I’ve been using QT for many years and am truly excited to find there’s a “next generation” on the way. And let me also say that in my mind QT is unsurpassed in its brilliant design, intuitive interface, and ease of use. I’ve tried other platforms and nothing even comes close. I don’t think you’ve ever really received the credit due for how awesome it really is – every time I do something as simple as snap charts together, set a trendline alert, or add my own P&L columns to a portfolio list I’m very aware of how much thought you put into it. And it looks like the timing is perfect too, as TDA seems to now be in the process of killing QT with “a thousand paper cuts”. So, my requests? I believe that you’re planning to incorporate all of QT’s functionality in MT, so that’s a HUGE winner right off the top. I currently keep TOS open only to sometimes watch indicators like Ichimoku Cloud and TTM Squeeze, and the NYSE Trin and Tick charts in all timeframes, so of course it would be great if they were all incorporated into MT – but I know that might be tricky with TTM, since I believe it’s proprietary. Maybe having desktop workspace “tabs” something like Excel would be pretty useful. The only other things that come to mind are visual… might be good to make the stripes on the black portfolio option stand out more. And don’t know whether at some point you’ll be doing some kind of general overall updated “look” for the platform, but I’m sure that could be cool.
  21. 2 points
    Great beta version, so far very impressed and love the colors and candles. My request is to enable space between the most recent candle and the price axis for the important function of extending trendlines into the future. Regards
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    Hi Jerry, I would love to give the beta a try. I have been a long time user of QT and my broker is IB. Thanks
  24. 2 points
    Select data vendor (TDA, IB, etc) Select news source Setup up chart type (line, candle, etc) Select choice of color theme
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    Note that this is a line chart, but colored same as candles