Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (72-74): Product Review: VantagePoint 7.0 by Phil Crosby, CFA
Market Technologiesí flagship product, VantagePoint
Intermarket Analysis Software, has been reviewed a
number of times, but version 7.0 has so many new features it deserves a review of its own. Enhancements
from version 6.0 include the addition of long-term forecasts, the major technical indicators, and many leading stocks from the Standard & Poorís 500 as well as a new look built around portfolios that give the user easier access to charts and more flexibility in working
One thing that has not changed is VantagePointís foundation: Intermarket analysis using neural network technology to analyze multiple related markets to look for patterns that hint at where a target market is headed. Thatís the same concept that company founder and trading technology pioneer Louis Mendelsohn has used since he released the first version of VantagePoint in 1991.
VantagePoint 7.0 forecasts the outlook for more than 200 markets across 19 categories, including most major commodity and financial futures, forex pairs, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and equities within nine stock sectors. Within the commodity futures arena, VantagePoint provides forecasts for energies, grains, meats, metals, and softs. In financials, forecasts are provided for currency futures, ETFs, forex pairs, indexes, and interest rates. In stocks, forecasts are provided for individual equities within the basic materials, conglomerates, consumer goods, financials, health care, industrial goods, services, technology, and utilities areas.