Product review: VectorVest 7.0 by Matt Blackman
20472 Chartwell Center Dr.,
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: 888 658-7638
Minimum system requirements: Microsoft Windows with high-speed broadband connection recommended. Can be run on a Mac in Boot Camp.
Price: See http://www.vectorvest.com/products/vv7-us.aspx for details.
VectorVest 7 (US version) is a subscription-based stock analysis and portfolio-management software program that provides the active trader or investor with a wide array of powerful tools to analyze, sort, rank, and graph stocks from a database of more than 8,000 stocks with more than 16 years of data. Three versions are available: end-of-day, intraday (15-minute delayed data), or real-time. (VectorVest also offers software for a number of other international markets. More information on this can be found at http://www.vectorvest.com/products.aspx). For this review, I tested the real-time version on a custom desktop running Windows XP Service Pack 3 with an Intel Dual Core 2.13 GHz processor and 3 GB RAM, as well as on a Toshiba notebook running Windows 8.1 with an Intel i5 1.7 GHz 64-bit processor and 6 GB RAM using a 20 megabyte-per-second fiber optic Internet connection.
PROTRADER 7 SEARCHES
ProTrader 7 Searches is a plugin module that offers technical traders more than 35 prebuilt searches for long and short trades to match your preferred technical trading or investment style (Figure 1). Examples include buy or sell signals based on Bollinger Bands, moving average convergence/divergence (MACD), moving averages (MA), stochastics, average directional index (ADX), and breaking or retracing support or resistance. You can customize criteria and combine two or more indicators to generate more specific conditions.