Medved QT and MA's

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Fight Club, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. I am using free version of QT, it means two days of intraday charts, and I generally satisfied with a program.

    But recently I stumbled with a problem that MA's reset itself at the beginning of the previous day, which means it doesn't give me the true value.

    For example, I want 200ma of a 15min. chart. In this case 200ma will reset itself at the beginning of the previous day. Which makes it pretty useless. Don't you think so?

    Am I missing something here?


    Appreciate your help!

    p.s. I think it worked ok in the older version of QT.
  2. If you are using the free version, than your charts will only have 2 days of data. The calculation can only start at the begining of the data that QT has (can't pull data out of thin air), so in that situation you would in fact get MAs that start at the beginning of the previous day. If you register QuoteTracker, the charts will show 5 days of data and the calculations will start at the beginning of the 5 days. (which will be increased soon)

    It has always worked this way. No way could the previous versions calculate MAs on data that is not in QT.

    Jerry Medved
  3. Sorry about that - I deleted the post and re-submitted a different reply after re-reading your description. It did not register with me that you only had 2 days of data the first time around :)
  4. J,

    Any chance to have a version that keeps more than 5 days of data, something like 30 days?

    TM Trader.
  5. we are working on various optimizations to charting right now that would allow us to increase the # of days on the charts without killing CPU usage. We expect something to be available in the upcoming betas
  6. It doesn't matter. Even if I use registered version with 5 days or 30 days of data, if MA reset itself in the beginning of this period it doesn't represent true value of the price behavior. Especially longer term such as 200ma on a 15-30 min charts. And this makes it useless... I mean MA's not QT.

    Don't get me wrong, I still like your product... Just trying to contribute to make things better.

    Thanks Jerry.

  7. what you mean "resets itself" :confused:
  8. I mean that MA starts in the beginning of the data. Be it 5 days or 30 days, it still doesn't take into consideration previous price behavior.
  9. not sure if thats correct and if it is not sure it should be changed :-/
  10. dbphoenix


    Sure, it does. But you're trying to apply an MA that's too long for the amount of data you have. You aren't going to get a 200-period MA until you have at least 200 periods.
    #10     Feb 5, 2004