ChartAlert is real-time-enabled . . . that is, it can chart and scan real-time data streaming in MetaStock® format MetaRefresher® mode from 3rd party real-time data vendors
ChartAlert does not offer its own captive or native real-time data feed.
However, it has the capability to read third-party real-time data, subject to certain limitations.
With ChartAlert, you can read and visualize flicker-free tick-by-tick real-time data streamed from third-party data vendors in MetaStock® format using the MetaRefresher® mode.
The Advanced Scanner allows manual real-time scanning of third-party real-time data streamed in MetaStock® format using the MetaRefresher® mode.
Please note that the current version of ChartAlert does not support setting alerts or auto-scanning through the Basic Scanner or Advanced Scanner.
Furthermore, the third-party real-time data streaming in MetaStock® format MetaRefresher® mode cannot be scanned for Chart Patterns, or Harmonics, or Point-and-Figure Patterns, or Renko Patterns.
Lastly, ChartAlert does not have the capability to read real-time data in eSignal® format or AmiBroker® format.
The following features are coming in a future version
ChartAlert will incorporate new features to enhance its functionality.
These updates will allow the software to read real-time data from various sources, including 3rd party real-time data vendors and discount brokerages, through their API data plugins.
Additionally, users will have the ability to manually scan and set alerts or utilize the Basic Scanner to auto-scan the 3rd party real-time data.
The Advanced Scanner will also provide options for setting alerts and auto-scanning the data.
With both the Basic and Advanced Scanners, users can manually scan and auto-scan the 3rd party real-time data for . . .
- Chart Patterns
- Point-and-Figure Patterns
- Renko Patterns
Stay tuned for more updates!
How to Setup ChartAlert to read 3rd party data streaming in real-time
1. Open the 3rd party real-time data vendor application . . . Make sure the real-time data is streaming in.
2. Open ChartAlert.
3. Hover your mouse on the
External Data panel and pin it.
4. In the External Data panel, click on the
Import External Data option.
5. Navigate to the data folder where the 3rd party real-time data is being written to your hard disk.
Select the relevant folder and click on
OK again in the confirmation dialog.
In the example below, the real-time data is being written to the
6. The 3rd party real-time data folder and its contents will now be listed in the
External Data panel.
7. Move to the
MyFavourites External panel, and click on the
Create New MyFav List option.
Symbols you want added to your MyFavourites WatchList.
Name to your MyFavourites WatchList and click on
OK in the confirmation dialog.
8. The 3rd party real-time data symbols will now be listed in the
MyFavourites External panel.
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