In 1996,Ian Brant was looking for a
program that would allow him to track his
trades in the futures market.The few
programs he found available were either
expensive or incapable of all the functions
he thought such a program should exhibit.
Because he couldn’t find one,he created
one,and the result is the Margin Account
Calculator (MAC).His previous experience with Microsoft Excel,combined with
his personal preference for the popular
Microsoft spreadsheet, made it the logical
choice for the platform.