Personal Hotline 5.0 Importer 1.6
by John Sweeney
P.O . Box 6481
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 547-5005 or (800) 825-1852
Product: Technical analysis package with embedded, proprietary chart trading system for Apple
Price: $495, shipping $10
Requires: Mac Plus or better with 1 MB and a hard disk
Why do I like this little black box? It's got nifty Mac graphics, a small stable of handy indicators, a
neat "quick review of the action" feature and a trading system that appears to rely on old-fashioned
support and resistance levels—that is, charting!
Of course, it's not all peas and porridge. Personal Hotline, even in its fifth year, still gets tangled up with
the Mac's increasingly sophisticated operating systems and occasionally must be rebooted, but at least it
now runs smoothly over an AppleTalk network. Garbage from the data sources or network can befoul the
data importer, but the truly onerous bugs have been exterminated and things whip along at good speed,
even on slow, old Pluses.
What's really neat about PH is the same quick graphic interface that's attractive about CompuTrac/M.
That's true, even though the first thing you see isn't a picture: it's the trading recommendations for the day