SuperCharts Version 2.1 - By John Sweeney
Omega Research's Bill Cruz beat the world in using Windows for full-bore technical analysis and at the rate he's
cranking out new modules, he doesn't intend to give up his lead. SuperCharts 2.1 adds access to fundamental data
via Dial Data or Telescan, an intelligent agent of sorts to assist users, new documentation and help facilities, and
commentary on the market. At $249, SuperCharts keeps the pressure on prices and has forced competitors in this
niche to hold or reduce prices while vastly upgrading features.
We're now at the point where we're getting advanced-level technical analysis programs (those that let you create your
own indicators) for less than introductory-level programs three years ago. While SuperCharts is not the most
advanced program Omega or anyone else puts out, its tremendous capabilities make it just the program needed for
most technical traders and investors.
Since we reviewed SuperCharts 1.03 in the August 1993 STOCKS & COMMODITIES, I won't rehash things. But I
will point out that besides installing smoothly, this version of SuperCharts, 2.1, comes with an automated
installation of Dial Data and Telescan data access for no additional money. By that I mean that should you care to use
Dial Data or Telescan for your data source, SuperCharts will step you through the process of setting up your
communications, your vendor account and password, and your data selection. It comes preloaded with all the phone
numbers, all the network options, all the modem setups, all the data service fields, and all the symbols for tradables!