Product Review: The Edge
How would you like a program that would incorporate stock data from CompuServe, notify you by pager if price or technical limits were touched, search the data for hot stocks and give you some charting and analysis as well? That's The Edge, a product from the fertile mind of Peter Muller of BulletProof Corp. The Edge is a program that evolved from Muller's own investment activity, gradually developing into a complete, if individualized, way of finding, assessing and managing trades.
The Edge features a scheduler, which, if left running, will carry out the action you've programmed at the time interval of your choice. You can program in events such as automatic price updating at selected time intervals, news story retrieval, price exporting and other activities. It posts these event updates to the program's datafiles, and if it matches anything in which you've indicated interest, it will notify your paging service or send you E-mail notification. The quotes are delayed by 15 minutes and the program will have a delay you build in yourself by setting the download times, so the action will not be in real time.