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#1 Posted : Monday, April 30, 2018 8:46:04 PM(UTC)
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MetaStock DC v16.00.18108

Release Date May 1st, 2018

This post contains information regarding fixes, new functionality, removed functionality, and/or functionality changes. 


  • Remove "MS11 1st hour breakout - 5 min. bars" Expert Advisor from MetaStock Daily Charts.
  • Legacy Local Data files fail to load to a local data list and prevents the Browse button on the New Custom List dialog from working.
  • Composites using Datalink are producing a "NULL" error when opening through the PowerConsole.
  • Composites hanging when opening in MetaStock.
  • When opening saved MetaStock charts an  "illegal file type" error is reported. 
  • Update the Legacy local data "Weekly Data Validation" rules in MetaStock to match Downloader.
  • Descriptions of Local Data file formats in MetaStock Help do not match the DownLoader Help.
  • MetaStock local data Help should have a Note that explains TIME field + Intraday will only work with MetaStock Real Time.
  • When converting in Downloader to MSLocal it will overwrite the destination security.
  • Weekly Legacy local data files fail to convert with validation time stamp error.
  • Modifying MSLocal data file on a non-mapped network drive will cause Downloader to crash.
  • MSLocal should be locked from writing while already opened by another user.
  • If the datasheet is opened MetaStock detects a data validation failure it can cause a crash when the user tries to modify the datasheet display.
  • "Download" Status dialog hangs when nearing the end of a data collection.
  • Downloader conversion issue with "4 Day" interval weekly data.
  • Problems downloading weekly data with timestamps that are not in increments of 7 days.
  • Standalone Downloader is unable to update its public list / instrument list update.
  • MSLocal data file containing zero values results in all Forecaster recognizers failing.
  • Downloader will not download any data if the download start date is set to the year 1700.
  • X-Axis cursor label does not use space under the Y-axis.
  • Pattern quick test is not matching 100%.
  • Unhandled exception in Forecaster if using invalid characters in Name/description.
  • Forecaster chart background renders incorrectly with price values less than 2. 
  • Layouts with different Intervals/Periodicities do not retain the interval when scrolling through a local data lists. 
  • Price Repository Symbol / Name issues when renaming data files. 
  • Removing Bollinger band (and other studies) from chart crashes Metastock.
  • X-Axis Properties Help Typo.
  • MetaStock crashes when creating a custom online list using "symbol lookup".
  • Update local data limitations in MetaStock and Downloader Help files. 
  • Update the Help file for Forecast Oscillator.
  • Update MetaStock Help for Multi-RIC CSV Conversion.
  • MetaStock becomes unresponsive when trying to drag a fibonacci retracement line study or a equidistance Channel to a new position after plotting it onto a semi-log chart
  • Menu items render in the wrong locations when monitor DPI is set to a high value.
  • Changing last date loaded to yesterday goes back two days.
  • When adding Local Instruments to a custom list from an exploration report, the list is created in the Custom Online list section.
  • List of instruments from exploration report is not retained for charts opened from the exploration report.
  • Adding a local data chart to a custom list while in offline mode does not add the chart to the list in the Power Console. 
  • Next Security when using Legacy data changes charts load options.
  • MetaStock smarts are not being imported on first run after upgrading. 
  • Saved Charts in MetaStock v11 are not opening in MetaStock v15.
  • Public list is available when in offline mode if you select a local symbol.
  • Downloader crashing when converting MSLocal to CSV format.
  • Using "base" security function on a CSV chart causes crash.
  • Templates and Layouts from earlier versions of MetaStock have issues compressing data if they had Retain Scale enabled.
  • When opening up certain legacy smart charts symbol reference appears to be getting corrupted.
  • MetaStock crashes when selecting Prompt for Dates in Chart Load Options with local data.
  • LCI + Relative Strength Comparative in the same chart can cause crash.
  • Legacy Chart/Layout/Smart Chart files giving "Invalid Price Data Request".
  • Compressing MetaStock chart when it has an Equity line indicator causes MetaStock to freeze/crash.
  • Combination of typing and selecting an instrument can cause an online request when working from a local data chart. 
  • Once a Local chart is opened, X-Axis Load Dates (and Load Max checkbox) are grayed out.
  • Commentary window does not refresh when changing to another chart.
  • If you do not initialize Power Console after MetaStock starts, dialogues utilizing Choose Instrument/Symbol Lookup will fail to open.
  • Applying templates in MetaStock v15 to saved charts and layouts created in MetaStock v11 are giving error.
  • MetaStock 15 crashes (opening charts - running scans) when using MSLocal files created in Downloader v16.
  • Saving local data as saved charts disables the option to load more data.
  • Security function failing in system tester when defaulting to BASE with legacy data local data.
  • Saved charts of local data not loading all data into chart and Load Options not controlling loaded data properly.


  • Enhanced Explorer.
  • ‘Add to Favorites’ Feature for Explorer and System Tests Power Tools.
  • Ability to Sort Instrument List by Name or Symbol.
  • Edit local data from MetaStock Chart.
  • Edit local data from Downloader datasheet.
  • 20 most used indicators bubble to top of Indicator Quicklist.


  • Adaptive Cycle Toolkit Add-On
    • Over 50 new cutting-edge DLL Functions
    • Over 50 new MetaStock Indicators
    • 6 New MetaStock Expert Advisors and Trading Systems
    • 6 System Test
    • 9 Templates


  • Five CandleStick Pattern Scans
    • CandleStick Bearish Patterns - 6 Patterns
    • CandleStick Bullish Patterns - 6 Patterns
    • CandleStick Continuation Patterns - 3 Patterns
    • CandleStick Doji Patterns - 8 Patterns
    • CandleStick Reversal Patterns - 12 Patterns


  • Oil and Metals SectorStat-Experts
    • 2 New Systems (Oil and Metal)
    • 2 New Expert Advisors
    • 2 New Templates
    • 12 New Indicators


  • Dave Landry's Pattern Systems
  • 7 New Explorations
    • Dave Landry - Bowtie Setups
    • Dave Landry - Daylight Pullback Set ups
    • Dave Landry - First Kiss After Daylight
    • Dave Landry - Generic Pullback
    • Dave Landry - Kiss MA Goodbye Setups
    • Dave Landry - Pre Filter
    • Dave Landry - Trend Knockout
  • 6 Expert Advisors
    • Dave Landry - Bowtie Setups
    • Dave Landry - Daylight Pullback Set ups
    • Dave Landry - First Kiss After Daylight
    • Dave Landry - Generic Pullback
    • Dave Landry - Kiss MA Goodbye Setups
    • Dave Landry - Trend Knockout
  • 6 Templates
    • Dave Landry - Bowtie Setups
    • Dave Landry - Daylight Pullback Set ups
    • Dave Landry - First Kiss After Daylight
    • Dave Landry - Generic Pullback
    • Dave Landry - Kiss MA Goodbye Setups
    • Dave Landry - Trend Knockout
  • Dynamic Trading Tools Template



  •  Hot-keys for “Save All”. (CTRL+SHIFT+S)
  • Open smart charts or chart from MetaStock Power Console by double-clicking the symbol from the list of instruments.
  • As a user I would like keyboard shortcuts to control functions in Downloader v16. 
  • As a user I would like the ability to select multiple securities from the collection report to delete.
  • Display the symbol by default in the chart window.
  • As a user I want to reference local data symbols from the Security function.
  • As a user I want to generate multiple local data lists by recursing through subfolders.
  • The error message when inputting an invalid symbol in Power Console should be " The symbol X is invalid.  If you need help finding a symbol try the "Instrument Search" from the Power Console."
  • As a user I want to see instructions for retrieving my DataLink credentials in the login dialog.
  • As a user of DownLoader I would like to copy the data from a datasheet to the clipboard.

Thank you,

MetaStock Management

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