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  1. The four symbols that won't load shrs out are AMZA, GLOP, PCI, and SMHB - in order, those are an ETF, a stock, a CEF, and an ETN. I know why mutual funds won't show shrs out, but those other four types of investments should report it.
  2. A bit of confusion - I didn't mean the symbol CEF, I meant a Closed End Fund, actual symbol that won't load shrs out is PCI. Don't know what you mean by " are you using regular Ally Invest or MBT" - if you're asking how I'm fetching quotes in MT, it's Ally Invest at the moment (sometimes use TDA so I can trade from within MT).
  3. Jerry, just noticed that problem myself, on a watchlist only a fraction of the symbols had shrs out listed - swapped to using Yahoo as data source, then Ally, and they all filled in except a few - one ETN, one ETF, one CEF, and one stock - I can understand possible issues with ETNs/ETFs as shrs out fluctuate, but I went to the Ally website, looked up quotes for the CEF and it shows shrs out, but MT can't see it for some reason. Not a huge issue, just weird that Yahoo and Ally show shrs out for all four if you go to their webpages but MT can't download the data.
  4. Okay, I think I probably understand why you made the change, thanks for giving me an explanation.
  5. Any technical reason why total volume isn't available anymore (broker data feeds?), or was it something that just had to go away for programming purposes? Visually, to me seeing total volume in the raw data stream was way easier to understand than looking at a real time intraday chart.
  6. Jerry - don't know which update broke the raw time and sales data, but there is no longer a link to swap between block trade volume and total daily volume - this is a very important part of MT for me when looking at what's going on for a specific stock when news comes out, like one of my stocks today, which went up +10% then crashed back to where it started - I can't discern when the volume changed, or if it did, when the takedown started. See screen caps below - they show what I see compared to what the Help section says:
  7. Ah, you're right - I do have the taskbar manager set to group similar tabs to save space - was forced to do that because Win10 won't let me change the fix the size of the taskbar tabs like Vista did, when too many tabs are open it automatically shrinks the icons to tiny ones I can't read instead of going to multiple rows like Vista allowed you to do. Anyway, just discovered a fix for the group tabs issue - if I right click on the MT tab I see three things - pin to taskbar, close all windows, and the 3rd is just the MT icon - clicking on that opens all windows like the old Vista "restore all windows" command did. For those unhappy with default Win10 taskbar options/behavior, the app I use is "7+ Taskbar Tweaker" - pretty cool piece of software (if you don't forget how you set it up, duh!). BTW, I posted several times here over the last few weeks about "Previous Volume" not filling in anymore - they were in some old threads, so you probably didn't see them - doesn't matter which data source I choose for real time or historical backfill, nothing gives me previous day's volume - I know this worked sometime back, perhaps before a new version of MT came out - any ideas what's causing this issue?
  8. Jerry, finally moved over to a Win10 machine, Vista PC died on Sunday - and in Win10 MT runs very differently - when you left click on the MT tab in the TaskBar there is no option to "Bring to Front" - what I see is the four different portfolios I have open, and clicking on one only brings that window to the front - is this behavior caused by Win10? I use a taskbar manager app, same one I used on the Vista PC, and this problem didn't exist on that PC.
  9. I noticed last week that for an ETF on my watchlist (created as a portfolio), AMZA, MT was displaying an incorrect dividend of $2.60/yr, 29% yield - I know the real div is 52 cents/Q, and it's been that amount since inception, which is $2.08/yr 24% yield. Today I noticed the CEF DMO on the watchlist is also displaying incorrect data - shows div is $0.66/yr, 2.57% yield, while in reality current div amount is $0.225/mo, $2.7/yr, 10.3% yield. For DMO, over the last 3 months they declared a special div of 50 cents for Dec, and changed regular div from $0.235 to $0.225, so I can understand some data sources giving weird or bad data, but it should be the other way - too high because of the special div, not too low. Using Yahoo as data source gives correct yield for AMZA, but doesn't show div amount, and Yahoo does not return CEF divs or yield - so TDA is currently the problem, but when I go online to my IRA account at TDA and pull up those symbols, the correct divs and yields are displayed, which is weird - why is the data MT is getting from TDA wrong? On my Win10 box, using Ally Invest as the data source, the divs and yields are correct. Also, something appears to have been broken by the last update - previous volume no longer shows up regardless of what data source I choose on either PC - what happened to that data - did it depend solely on Yahoo, and is now broken for good because Ally and TDA don't report that data?
  10. Similar problem - now that Yahoo has cut off downloading historical data (at least into Excel), I'm no longer seeing previous day's volume in MT - actually, I think this may actually be a new issue? I'm getting Volume and Avg. Volume (a problem I had last year, solved in this thread above), but not Previous Volume, doesn't matter which source I choose. TDA doesn't appear to provide prev. vol. - does Ally Invest give that data? Actually, something odd just happened - I switched the data source to Yahoo as shown above, backfilled all, and indeed, new numbers popped up in the avg. vol. column, but still nothing in prev. vol - any idea why?
  11. Nevermind Jerry - I installed the latest update, and now everything is fine on the Vista box, "free" restriction stuff is gone and my 30 symbol watchlist portfolio is restored.
  12. Well, that's the problem - on Vista SP1 I can't log in to my Ally Invest account, so can't pull up the Ally account view - appears something got broken somehow, although things worked fine after I installed the latest update you sent me on 12/21/17 for the TDA data source problem - which reminds me of something - it happened again this morning, TDA real time data wasn't updating, showed yesterday's close, and when I restarted MT that's when I saw the free portfolio restrictions. And as I mentioned above the same thing happened this morning on my Win10 box, where I do log in to Ally Invest on startup - only when I installed the latest update did the "limited portfolio view" stuff go away on the Win10 box. Guess I should try installing the latest update on the Vista PC and see if that helps, or do you want me to email you the log file again first?
  13. MT locked up overnight, and when I restarted this morning I got two warning/error messages: Free Medved Trader accounts cannot have more than 20 symbols displayed in each portfolio. Please change your account one of the get paid subscription plans to get rid of this and other restrictions. And the attached screencap saying "free accounts cannot have more than two portfolio windows open" - this is intolerable - who instigated this change? I will close my Ally Invest account (just added more cash in it to started trading, now this?!?) if I cannot view my entire IRA holdings in a portfolio view, and my portfolio watchlist had at least 30 symbols as well. Wonder if this is possibly related to me still running MT on VIsta and not being able to log in to Ally Invest from the VIsta PC? Wait a second - to test that theory I just opened MT on the Win10 box, it asked to install an update, so I did it, now on Win10 box no warning messages or limits on portfolios - so is this an update issue (have not updated main app on Vista box), or an Ally login problem? I'm still a week or two away from moving to the Win10 box at a minimum, been much more difficult than I expected, plus spending way more time on other things than normal.
  14. Literally as soon as I sat down at my PC a few minutes ago got the error message TDA data wasn't updating - but it was actually frozen from yesterday, so MT was probably throwing the error for > 12 hrs, i just wasn't at the PC to see it. Restarted MT and the data was there immediately - but the 3rd time this week I had to do that. Appears the data stream gets interrupted when AH trading stops from what I'm seeing - timestamps for last trade are always 20:00 EDT, which is official close of AH. I hope this isn't a permanent change for TDA's API - I like to leave MT running 24/5, never close it until COB on Fridays. Just had a thought - is it possible to log off from TDA within MT, then log back in? I don't really see a way to do that at first glance.
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