QUOTE EXPRESS 3.2
RJT Systems Inc.
Integrated Financial Solutions Inc.
1049 Sw Baseline, Suite B-200
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 640-5303 or (800) 729-5037
Product: Quote management software that transfers data to quote screens and analysis packages
Price: $149 to $415, depending on options ordered
Equipment required: IBM compatible, 286 CPU or better with 8.5 megabytes in hard-disk space and
Data Transmission Network (DTN) datafeed.
One of the more exciting prospects in front of retailóand even institutionaló traders is a dramatic
decline in data costs. With the advent of cheap, real-time and delayed data feeds, traders who are fast on
their feet can conceivably capture all the data they. need currently and, in the proscess, build a historical
trading database. g QuoteExpress (QE) is one of the first products out there to make this reasonably easy.
Late in 1992, I reported on DTN Wall Street, an extremely reasonable datafeed that features delayed
quotes on futures, stocks and news. QuoteExpress takes the data from DTN and stores it on your hard disk
while presenting you with a much better quote screen display than DTN can manage on its own. On your
command, QE will download the day's price to your analytical packageóMetaStock, Commodity
Systems, Inc., CompuTrac, whatever. Should you wish to, you may then jump immediately into that
package from QuoteExpress and then back to QuoteExpress.
Clearly, RJT, the developer of QuoteExpress, has gone out of its way to facilitate traders ' usage of the
data, but there's more: QE comes with a small terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) that stays in your
computer's memory when you leave QE, constantly funneling data from the DTN feed to your hard disk. Thus, your computer isn't dedicated just to data capture. Once started, the TSR works as long as your
computer is turned on. All you have to do is turn on the machine and leave it on.