Is there any benefit to using excel these days? I know this might be beginner stuff to most of you, but i really don't know anything about using excel for trading. I am sure learning excel things like strategy codes, macros, building order entry, spreads, pairs, other calculations that all done from data links....... , is much easier than learning a scripting languages, So i can pick up quickly. Can someone help me, with some useful tips on quickest way to get started, i don't want just few internet links , because i can search google or yahoo for this, so I am looking for a shortcut to avoid learning unnecessary things that are not used or related to trading I need easiest step by step guidance, Thank you p.s. You can pm me also.