Market Analyzer PLUS
by John Sweeney
Dow Jones & Co.
PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
Product: Advanced-level technical analysis plus portfolio management
Equipment required: IBM PC/XT/ AT/PS2, 512K (640K recommended). CGA, EGA, VGC or
Hercules graphics. Two floppies or a hard drive. Asynchronous communications adapter with Hayes
modem or 100% compatible. PC- or MS-DOS 3.1 or higher. IBM, Epson or Hewlett-Packard LaserJet
II or one of 75 other printers.
Price: $499. News/Retrieval subscribers get it for $399.20. Special offer for Stocks & Commodities
subscribers at $349.30, including three hours' connect time. Offer expires 11/15/90. Call (609)
Summary: B+. I love the program, but I'm not wild about the graphics or the learning curve with this
When last reviewed here, Market Analyzer PLUS (hereafter referred to as MA+) had fair technical
analysis capabilities, good access to Dow Jones databases and a big plus: an integrated portfolio manager.
Ho hum! Now that big plus is just a sideshow in a much larger, fully integrated package. Along with:
(1) The data download (subject to Dow Jones's database limitations, somewhat ameliorated by the
acquisition of //TRADELINE historical data)
(2) Automated, unattended downloading and analysis
(3) A full portfolio manager with automatic profit and loss and tax reporting