Viking 5.12 by Technical Analysis, Inc.
8 Bonn Place
Weehawken, NJ 07087
Product: Integrated charting, trading model builder, day-to-day trading signal monitor. Also has
options calculations Q and portfolio maintenance functions.
Requirements: Not specified. Probably IBM compatible, 512K RAM or more, 20 megabyte (MB) hard
Datafeeds: None, but can read data from I .P. Sharp, Telemet America, Data Broadcasting Corp.,
Warner Computer Systems, MetaStock, CompuTrac, C SI
"Viking? I think it's an inhouse program that Delphi Economics whipped together. Looks like they
built it up over time and then recast it some for commercial consumption.
"Not bad, but a little rough around the edges. Pretty fast, okay graphics, a handy but simple trading
system module that does have some unique built-in functions. Options features are limited. Looks best
for stocks—it even has a simple portfolio tracker. Some arcane terminology. The 'manual' is a
tutorial—which is usually a good idea—but sometimes it switches to true manual mode. No index, small
table of contents. No reference section. Data download isn't built in—a subprogram to access other
databases is provided. Technical support was slow in coming, to be expected from a three-person