by Thom Hartle
1017 Pleasant St. P.O. Box 15951
New Orleans, LA 70175-5951 (504) 895-1474
Developer contact: Norbert Rudick
Product: Intermediate-level trading software
Minimal equipment required: Mac Plus and one 800K disk drive, printer and modem.
Summary: Graphics are excellent; ease of use is high once poor manual is overcome.
On May 1, 1990, CompuTrac released its latest version of CompuTrac/M, the technical analysis
program for the Apple Macintosh personal computer. The first version was originally acquired from
Button down software and known as Profits! version 1.3.
CompuTrac has a reputation for providing excellent software for the technically oriented trader and
investor. The Macintosh computer has an equally fine reputation for being user-friendly and creating
terrific graphs. The combination of CompuTrac and the Macintosh make a great combination for the
technical analyst. I can say that really like the program. There are 27 programmed technical studies, with
eight studies being generic subjects such as "Volume," with two or more studies offered as choices (for
example, on-balance volume and volume accumulation).