by John Sweeney
P.O. Box 26743
Salt Lake City, UT 84126
Product: Advanced-level technical analysis and profitability testing package.
Equipment required: IBM PC/XT/ AT/PS2, 640K. Can use up to 1.8 MB of expanded memory
(EMS LIM 4.0). CGA, EGA with 256K graphic memory, VGA. Two 720K floppies minimum but
really needs a hard disk. Asynchronous communications adapter with Hayes modem or 100%
compatible. PC or MS DOS 3.1 or higher. One of 150 supported dot matrix, ink jet or laser printers.
You'll need about 900K disk space with sample data.
Data sources supported directly by Equis'S Downloader ($69-195): CompuServe, Dial/Data, Dow
Jones News/Retrieval, Info Globe/Marketscan, FNN Signal, Warner Computing Systems, X*PRESS
Data sources supporting MetaStock data format: Commodity Systems, Inc., FNN/Marketwatch,
Genesis Data Services, Lowry's Reports, National Computer Network, Radio Exchange, Stock Data,
Talk about intimidation! Equis International, MetaStock's publisher, not only sends out the book and
the program, they send you a 10-page letter, single-spaced and double-sided, listing features and
improvements in the program before you. You're in awe before you install. How many guys slave away
over this thing night and day?
Keep in mind that you're hearing this from someone who just last month drooled over Dow Jones's new
version of Market Analyzer Plus. I figured MetaStock was going to take its lumps this time around and
I'd have to eat my previous #1 rating. Well, life is more complicated than that.