Here is this monthís selection of Tradersí Tips, contributed
by various developers of technical analysis software to help
readers more easily implement some of the strategies presented. Internet users will also find these and past Tradersí
Tips on our home page at http://www.traders.com.
METASTOCK FOR WINDOWS
To recreate the Pathfinder currency trading system (described
in the October 1996 interview with Nelson Freeburg)
in MetaStock for Windows, open two charts, one of the
desired currency and the other of Treasury bonds. For this
example, I used the Swiss franc. Choose Tile from the
Window menu so both charts are visible. Drag the T-bonds
price bar and drop it on the heading of the currency chart.
Your currency chart should now have T-bonds plotted in the
top inner window of the chart. Click on the T-bonds plot in the
currency chart so itís selected (that is, little squares appear on
the price bars). You will need to select the T-bonds plot each
time before running a system test. The selected plot tells the
MetaStock System Tester what to use for "P." Next, choose
System Tester from the Tools menu, and then New to create
a new system. Enter the following system rules, stops and
options and then run the test.