My Trading Partner!
by Harry Shirding
Software Review: Compu-Trac (R)
Published and Distributed by:Compu Trac, Inc.
P. O. Box 15951
New Orleans, LA 70175
Price: Apple (R) Version $1899.00 Version 4.1 Annual Fee $200.00
IBM PC (R) Version $1100.00 Annual Fee $150.00
Not as complete as Apple ®version
Summary: Ease of Use: B
C-Reliability: B-Error Handling: B
C-Usefulness/Price Ratio: C
Hardware Requirements: Apple II+, IIe or Franklin Ace(R) 2 disk drives, monitor, D. C. Hayes modem, graphics printer & interface, joystick
: IBM PC,
2 disk drives, 192K memory, color board, graphics printer & parallel interface, asynchronous
communication card, D.C. Hayes stack modem
CompuTrac is a stocks and commodities trading analysis package that, among other things,
— gives the purchaser phone access to daily market data
— includes a variety of trading "studies" software (such as moving average, stochastic, point & figure),
— offers a variety of analysis tools to help analyze and organize data, and
— creates charts to illustrate analyzed data.
Although this program does not guarantee success, it has done more to put consistency in my trading than
any other single factor. I believe any one study that a trader can dream up will work on the average about
fifty to sixty percent of the time. It is, therefore, important to find your trading personality and
risk-bearing ability, and then to put together a group of trading studies that collectively can become a
profitable trading partner for you, both monetarily and psychologically. I believe that CompuTrac can
help you evaluate which modules will make your trading more profitable.