Quote from rompit11:
Don't know about IB.
Yesterday, I called AMP .
They told me that they are the exclusive firm to offer the DT "Free Version" of MultiCharts
The link I provided was for a version pre "AMP"
If current version of free MC-DT requires a commitment to a broker, then it isn't free... The beauty of MC was the ability to connect to the data feed and/or broker of your choice... not to mention Asset classes, i.e. Stocks/Forex"spot", etc...
Was only a matter of time before they discontinued the MC-DT, I always suspected it was a vehicle to transition people into licensed version
TradingView will most likely end up the same... Free at first, now option for equity exchange data feed for $14 intro / $20 monthly give it a year and it will be another fully paid platform if you want usable features.
Can't really blame them all business's need to turn a profit, just don't appreciate the "first one's free marketing approach"
I have no issue paying for a service, but to be told free... then transitioned into a pay platform is a bit left handed...
If you like MC, most likely you will be better served just getting the license to benefit form updates and bug fixes...
In the end, your time also has a value...