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#1 Posted : Monday, September 12, 2022 1:16:59 PM(UTC)
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MetaStock Real-Time (RT) v. 18.2.22237.2

 

NEW FEATURES/FUNCTIONALITY

Brand New MetaStock Chart Object

Chart Updates

Brand New Chart Object

  • Scroll bar
    • The scroll bar allows you to move around the chart and highlight the current view.
    • The scroll bar has a preview of the chart to allow for a view of all data available.
    • Move back and forth in defined segments of time
    • Click to zoom in on an area of a chart.
  • Y-Axis
    • Ability to view indicator values on Y-Axis 
    • Ability to toggle Truncate Price Labels on/off
    • Change Display Units. Use Symbol Defined Value or View in Fractions or Decimals. 
    • Enable/Disable Major/Minor Grid Lines and Grid Bands
    • Adjust margins at the top and bottom using mouse or through Y-Axis properties.
  • X-Axis
    • Improved date view for better viewing periods of time 
    • Ability to show grid bands
    • Improved manipulation of X-Axis data loading and properties
    • Enable/Disable Grid Lines and Grid Bands
    • Minimize/Maximize Settings within the Properties dialog box.
  • Chart Themes: Chart themes allow for quick color changes with theme selector

            indicators and other colors will adapt to chart themes automatically.

           

  • 16 Built-in Chart Themes
    • Black
    • Black Gradient
    • Black Steel
    • Bright Spark   
    • Bright White
    • Chrome
    • Contrast
    • Dark Mode
    • Electric
    • Expression Dark
    • Expression Light
    • Gray Dark
    • Gray Dark Gradient
    • Gray Light
    • Oscilloscope
    • Print

  • Improved Charting Functionality
    • MRU for Custom Times Frames (4 in MRU list) -Saves Custom Time Frames
    • Easier identification of interval on periodicity selector
    • Change tile settings as multiple charts load
    • Display Inactivity Gaps (RT)
    • Time Zone Options in Chart Options (RT)
    • User-defined default settings can now be stored for custom formulas.
    • Fields can be customized per security in the chart allowing for BID/ASK spreads.
    • Improved error notification
    • Improved undo capability
    • No more limit on the number of inner windows 
    • Spreads can be plotted on non-base security
    • Data Window: View Datapoints, Chart Colors, use Mouse Cursor Position, Most recent record, display selected record, enhancements when used with Alternate Charting Types 
    • Trendline will show periods, percent change, and points change when hovering over it. 
    • Toggle between Aliasing Chart and Anti-Aliasing
    • Turn off auto color correction
    • Chart Loading Indicator
    • Expanded chart error dialog box
    • Gridlines and gridbands align with days and weeks, for intraday intervals 
    • Save in JPG, PNG, or BMP
    • Use arrow keys to move the cursor (1 bar or 5 bars with Shift+Arrow)

 

 

New\Updated Charting Styles

  • Bars
    • Ability to change Up/Down mode for coloring to Close to Close or Open to Close.
  • CandleSticks
    • Ability to change Up/Down mode for Coloring to Close to Close or Open to Close.
    • Ability to change Up/Down Color and Fill Color.  Each is different and can be set independently.  
    • Ability to set Fill mode to Always fill or Close less than open.
  • CandleVolume
    • Ability to change Up/Down mode for Coloring to Close to Close or Open to Close
    • Ability to change Up/Down Color and Fill Color.  
    • Each is different and can be set independently. 
    • Ability to set Fill mode to Always fill or Close less than open.
  • Line - 6 different line plot styles
    • Line
    • Stepped Line
    • Filled Line
    • Set Filled Colors
    • Stepped Filled Line
    • Set Filled Colors
    • Dot 
    • Histogram
  • Heikin-Ashi
    • Ability to set Up Color/Down Color and Up/Down Fill
    • Ability to set Weight
  • Equivolume
    • Ability to change Up/Down mode for Coloring to Close to Close or Open to Close
    • Ability to change Up/Down Color

 

  • Renko
    • Display Up/Down Color
    • Select Box Size on ATR/Points

 

  • Point and Figure
    • Display Up/Down Color
    • Select Box Size
      • Set on ATR, Traditional, Points
    • Reversal Amount Settings
    • Price Field
      • Open, High, Low, Close, High/Low Range

 

  • Kagi
    • Display Up/Down Color
    • Display the Midpoint
    • Calculate on ATR, Percent, or Points

 

  • Three Line Break
    • Display Up/Down Color
    • Set Number of Lines for Break

 

 

Standard\Custom Indicator Updates

  • Properties dialog lets you change all plot colors rather than having to select each line.

 

  • Plot style options
    • Line
    • Stepped Line
    • Filled Line
    • Stepped Filled Line
    • Dot 
    • Histogram

 

  • Ability to set flexible colors for indicators and fill of lines.  This can range from transparent to solid. 
  • Plots can be styled individually in the properties.
  • P Variable will display indicator variables automatically.
  • Fill between upper and lower band (Example:  Bollinger Bands)
  • Indicators can be made invisible.  (With Multiple plots different plots can be selected)
  • Built-in Up/Down Volume (with 2 calc methods) and built-in MACD Histogram.
  • Smart Built in indicators to plot in an overlay or in own inner window
  • All indicator values will display in the title bar
  • Ichimoku now plots the Senkou Span A and Span B 26 bars in the future

 

 

Drawing Tools Updates

  • Ability to Save Defaults and Settings (User-defined settings can now be saved as defaults)
  • Trendline Update
    • Ability to add right/left-pointing arrows.
    • Show performance information (% Change or Points)
    • Show the number of bars across the trendline
    • Add a custom label to the trendline (with text size and font options)
    • Snap to price or period option
    • See Performance, Points, Periods, and Slope in Trendline Tooltip
  • Semi Log Trendline
    • Snap to price or period option
  • Text 
    • Easier access to text properties.  
    • Quickly change text properties.
  • Rectangle
    • Snap to price or period option
  • Triangle
    • Snap to price or period option
    • Ability to preview the triangle as it is drawn.
  • Fibonacci Arc
    • Snap to price or period option
    • Change the color of control lines vs arc
  • Fibonacci Fan
    • Snap to price or period option
    • Calculate levels using percent change on a logarithmic scale
    • Change the color of control lines vs arc
  • Fibonacci Projections
    • Ability to show both price and projection levels on the chart display
    • Calculate levels using percent change on a logarithmic scale
    • Add/Remove projection levels and have the system retain settings.
    • Change color/style/weight per line or globally
    • Change the color of control lines vs projection lines
    • Snap to price or period option
  • Fibonacci Retracements
    • Ability to show both price and projection levels
    • Calculate levels using percent change on a logarithmic scale
    • Add/Remove projection levels and have the system retain settings.
    • Change color/style/weight per line or globally
    • Change the color of control lines vs projection lines
    • Snap to price or period option
  • Gann Grid
    • Snap to price or period option
  • Linear Regression
    • Change the color of control lines vs regression line
  • Quadrant Lines
    • Manage the color and style of lines and centerline independently 
    • Control line settings 
    • Calculate levels using percent change on a logarithmic scale
  • Tirone Levels
    • Manage the color and style of lines and centerline independently 
    • Control line settings 
    • Calculate levels using percent change on a logarithmic scale
  • Trendline by Angle
    • Snap by price or period
    • Control line settings
  • Speed Resistance Lines
    • Calculate levels using percent change on a logarithmic scale
    • Snap by price or period
  • Andrews Pitchfork
    • Preview as Pitchfork is being calculated.
    • Snap by price or period
    • 3 new render types (Standard, Schiff, or Modified Schiff)
    • Ability to add warning lines
    • Ability to add custom lines
    • Control line settings
  • ODDS Probability Cone                      
    • Ability to add and retain multiple probabilities
    • Shade to display multiple probability levels
    • Ability to add a drift per period
  • Crosshairs 
    • Adds new X and Y axis markers for Date/Price.  
    • Tracks Date/Price as crosshair is moved. 

 

Power Console Updates

  • Enhanced searching capability in the Chart section of the Power Console allows users to locate folders instruments reside in when searching by either name or instrument. 
  • The All Explorations and Favorites tabs in the Explore and System Tests section of the Power Console makes it easy to organize favorite systems.
  • The New Search Function in the Explore and System Test section of the Power Console makes it easy to search for and locate exploration and system tests. 
  • Users can now minimize and maximize the Display Range and Data Request Range in the Chart section of the Power Console.  

 

OptionScope

  • Options Sentiment
    • View option sentiment for puts and call ratios. 
    • View options sentiment based on volume and/or open interest. 
  • Top Put/Top Call
    • Quickly view the top Option across the data
    • This will scan your options list for the Top Volume/Top Open Interest.
  • Risk Graphs
  • Plot risk/reward based on 9 built-in strategies
    • Bear Put Spread
    • Bear Call Spread
    • Covered Call
    • Long Call
    • Long Put
    • Long Straddle
    • Married Put
    • Short Put
    • Short Straddle

 

  • Customizable colors for Risk Graph Results

 

  • Shared Theme settings with QuoteCenter

 

QuoteCenter

  • Gainers/Losers bar
  • Chart Settings from Power Console (Template selected on Charting Tab)
  • Share themed settings with OptionScope

           

 

Systems

  • Inclusion of Performance Systems Plus - 54 Additional Systems and Strategies
  • Performance Scans are available on www.metastock.com for free
  • Daryl Guppy
    • Traders ATR Long Indicator 
    • Traders ATR Short Indicator

 

Downloader

  • An option to Insert above or below in the datasheet 
  • Add a Remove All button to the download tab in DownLoader Console.
  • Display file type in the Downloader and Metastock datasheet.
  • Use Shift+click to select a range of instruments in the Download Console.
  • Retain the long name of the CSV file when converting in Downloader.

 

 

 

           

ISSUES FIXED

  • MetaStock crashes when running multiple explorations.
  • Unable to expand inner windows by double clicking on the title bar.
  • Security() function crashes MetaStock when used after other calculations.
  • Secondary securities can be created with unsupported price styles.
  • Closing the inner window with the base instrument does not prompt the base instrument deletion warning.
  • Right margin on the chart does not update when the X-Axis is changed using click\drag.
  • Non-base instruments display grid bands when overlaid without scale.
  • Self-Referencing Formula Calculation dialog does not use the same behavior as 17.5.
  • Edit > Delete All > Close empty inner windows selection only removes top empty inner window.
  • If the X-Axis is the first thing you right-click on in a chart the X-Axis Properties & Help are disabled.
  • Theme selector checkmark shows the wrong theme selected if you select the theme from the Chart Properties dialog.
  • If you plot additional directional movement indicators in the base security window, they will not auto-rotate color even though they end up in the window with other directional movement indicators.
  • Online charts do not start to update again when MetaStock goes offline then comes online again.
  • MetaStock will crash when inserting indicators into a chart.
  • Trendline Snap To Price is not working as designed.
  • Indicator initial colors when plotting are not following the defaults for the indicator.
  • Home > Price Plots > Heikin-Ashi > Interpretation text is incomplete.
  • Home > The Workspace > Menus missing topics from the right-hand side menu.
  • Some MetaStock files are missing the details in the properties
  • Putting in a large number of Warning Lines with Andrews Pitchfork can cause MetaStock to become non-responsive.
  • Fractional pricing is handled differently between native fractions and forced fractions.
  • Text in trendlines can no longer be dragged in/out of trendline.
  • Indicators display grid bands when overlaid without scale.
  • File menu MRU has incorrect behavior when applying templates.
  • Dragging splitter between grid and strategies graph continually upward will cause Strategies scrollbar to disappear.
  • Heikin-Ashi Price Style is not included in the Price Styles in Home > Price Plots > Price Style Color/Style Tab.
  • Search results in Power Console not always showing the proper results after opening.
  • Moving averages plotted on a relative strength comparative do not display after the layout file is upgraded to new charts.
  • When adding a new indicator to a new inner window the color of plot will not match.
  • Heikin-Ashi price style does not fill properly with expert advisors attached.
  • Semi-log scale does not generate a correct chart when using a composite.
  • Layouts sometimes do not populate with data on subsequent re-opening.
  • Text & Line Study behavior differs from 17.5 to 18.2.
  • Next button on Home > Included Systems and Tools > FX and Forex Systems > Forex Pair Systems skips topic.
  • Help Topic - Home > Included Systems and Tools > Performance Systems > System Descriptions have some system descriptions listed twice.
  • Help Topic - Home > Included Systems and Tools > PowerStrike > PowerStrike Components partially broken links.
  • Help Topic - Home > Included Systems and Tools > PowerStrike > Additional Information different naming for Option Strike Price Levels.
  • Help Topic - Home > Included Systems and Tools > Rahul Mohindar Oscillator System > RMO Trade Model should not have Next/Previous/Home buttons.
  • Help Topic - Home > Included Systems and Tools > Rahul Mohindar Oscillator System > Interpretation of the RMO has Next/Previous/Home buttons.
  • Help Topic - Home > How to... > Change a chart's theme to an incorrect icon.

 

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MetaStock

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