FastTrack Version 3.5 - by John Sweeney
T ake a look at Figure 1. I'd say you've never seen a mutual fund analysis this technically compact. Directly from
this screen, which is the first to pop up when you fire up FastTrack, hitting the F3 key will take you to an abstract of
the fund's prospectus; hitting "C" will pop up a host of commentaries; hitting "T" will get you ranking and return
calculations for specific periods.
This efficiency and information density is typical of FastTrack throughout. Graphically, what you see is typical of
what you get. Though you can draw a trendline on the graph by manipulating a dot manually via keyboard and then
manually extending a line, that's about it. Once you know the mnemonics, you can call up to five charts, some of
which can be indicators, on the screen with single-letter codes you type in. The program is manipulated by a truly
vast collection of Alts, F-keys, number keys and letters. Most commands are executed with a single keystroke. The
charts and indicators are lined up vertically by date. The "T" key drops down vertical lines that can be moved from
day to day to report prices and indicator values for a selected period.