Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Investor/RT Webinar - Multi-Pane Charting - 10/16 @ 1pm EDT

Title: Investor/RT Multi-Pane Charting
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

The video of this webinar is now available at: http://www.screencast.com/t/mRvAasVZGi

After further consideration, I've decided to create a video which will cover many of these charting basics. This video will be a prerequisite for the Webinar and allow us to move quicker, get to questions faster, get to more advanced aspects, and get a lot more accomplished. The webinar will essentially serve to fill in any holes left by the video and to discuss more advanced charting-related topics not covered in the video. The video is 29 minutes and can be located at: http://www.screencast.com/t/PFwyPPs3A

If you'll take the time to watch the video prior to the Webinar, you should get much more out of the event. Also, please jot down any questions that may come to mind while watching the videos and bring them to the Webinar, or go ahead and post those questions as comments below this blog so I can review before the webinar.

Use the link below to register for the webinar:


The webinar will be recorded and posted in our videos section in the event you are unable to attend.

The list of topics below were covered in the video above.

- Changing Symbols
- Changing Periodicity
- Instrument Drawing Style (update instrument window)
- Zooming and Scrolling
- Adding Indicators
- Drawing Tools
- Sharing Charts (charthub)
- Chart Preferences (session, view period, colors, etc)
- Duplicating Charts (templates)
- Floating Windows

We will expand on what was demonstrated in the video, as well as cover more advanced topics such as:

- adding multiple symbols to a chart
- charting multiple periodicities
- tabbing between elements
- keyboard manipulation of indicators and drawing tools
- exporting indicator data
- duplicating indicators
- element drawing order
- recalculation frequency and statistics

I look forward to seeing you there.

Chad Payne

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Investor/RT Webinar - 10/09/09 @ 1pm EST

I will be hosting a one hour webinar at 1pm EST on Friday 10/09/09. The floor is open to any questions relating to Investor/RT. The webinar is open to new users, advanced users, and anyone considering Investor/RT. You can register for the webinar using the link below:


Look forward to seeing you there.

This webinar was recorded in case you missed it. To watch a playback of the webinar, go to: http://www.screencast.com/t/5DY8hHbsJ5k (1h 7mins).

Below are a few of the topics that were covered.

- TPO Indicator and drawing bands (wiggle) around the DVAH and DVAL
- Using Session Statistics to draw IBH, IBL, and IB multiples
- Backtesting and use of the SHOW token
- Using the Trading System Indicator to show historical V# values in a chart
- VWAP Indicator and VWAP Bands
- DTNMA and it's importance to users of brokerage feeds
- Running two instance of I/RT on same computer
- Using "Compact" Reference Lines
- Toolbar placement and maintenance
- Database Maintenance and purging vs deleting historical data


Monday, June 8, 2009

RTL 101

This post is designed to provide a very basic tutorial on using RTL. RTL stands for Real-Time Language and is the language used to write signals, custom indicators, or scans in Investor/RT. RTL really is quite simple in comparison to other languages and does not require previous programming experience (although that certainly helps). If any aspect of this tutorial is not clear or causes confusion, please email cpayne@linnsoft.com or submit a comment below this post. I will continue to add to this post in the coming days. Once the post is complete, I intend to create a video which covers all aspects of the post visually.

Due to difficulty using certain special characters (<, >, etc) within this blog, I found it necessary to publish the tutorial on a separate web page. Please click here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Using MPD Efficiently (Mixed Periodicity Data Indicator)

Anyone using MPD in any context should watch this video. This video demonstrates how to make the most efficient use of the MPD (Mixed Periodicity Data) indicator, which can be extremely inefficient without the use of the special method.

I've worked with a number of users over the past few weeks that seem to be running into a common problem. Essentially, the problem manifests itself as periodic pauses or "freezes" in the program, or the data begins lagging behind. The source of the problem in some of these cases has been inefficient use of the MPD indicator. This indicator by default loads the data of it's underlying periodicity each time it calculates. This loading of data form the database can be very slow and can be the source of the pauses or lags. By adding the underlying periodicity directly to the chart (invisibly) as demonstrated in the video, the MPD becomes very efficient and calculates instantly.

I've also posted some related videos below the video. I would recommend watching them all if you haven't already.

View Full Video

Related Videos:
Mixing Periodicities & MPD Indicator
More Mixing Periodicities
Mixing Periodicities Revisited
Running an Efficient Investor/RT

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Session Statistics - Average Volume by Time of Day and Day of Week

This video demonstrates some new functionality added to Session Statistics in 9.2.13 and beyond including the ability to compare the volume of each bar or time period with average volumes over the same time periods on same day of week during previous weeks. It also discusses projecting the current bars volume when computing relative strengths of volume.

Click here to view video full size (recorded size).

The video below was made well before the video above and gives some additional background information on the Session Statistics Indicator.