by John Sweeney and Thom Hartle
CompuTrac Software, Inc.
1017 Pleasant Street
New Orleans, LA 70115-5951
Product: Advanced technical analysis and trading support package.
Equipment: IBM PC or 100% compatible with 640K RAM, CGA/EGA/ VGA, hard disk and floppy,
DOS 3.0, IBM graphics printer or compatible (or HP 7470A or 7475A plotter). CompuTrac supports
more than 140 different types of printers.
Analysis Module and SNAP $695
Advanced Profit Test Module $500
Advanced Automation Module $200
Advanced User Study Module $500
Maintenance for phone support, two
releases per year, newsletter, etc./year $300
CompuTrac, you might say, helped create the magazine you're reading. Back in the late 1970s when
STOCKS & COMMODITIES publisher Jack Hutson looked for a reasonably priced package to do his
analytical work, the best alternative was CompuTrac on an Apple II, which he found through the offices
of a Burien, WA, Apple Computer dealer.
Back then, if you bought CompuTrack, you got to know Tim Slater, CompuTrac's president, technical
evangelist and supersalesman who was just starting the famous Technical Analysis Group (TAG)
conferences that now attract hundreds annually.
Over the years, no one has done more to promote technical analysis on computers than Tim. He invited
Jack to present his Fast Fourier Transform at the October 1982 Toronto conference, and the process of
preparation convinced Jack a vehicle was needed for technical traders to exchange information. He
cranked out a sample issue of Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES for the Toronto conference,
and the results now arrive monthly in your of office. Keep all this in mind during this review!