I have recently been working with candlestick patterns and want to backtest a few basic strategies. Basically whenever a certain pattern appears i would like it to be noted and possibly have entry and exit points defined. I am currently using Metastock 9.0, which has an indicator builder, expert advisor and enhanced system tester. It really doesn't work out well at all. is there another software system known that can do the same tasks as metastock, easier and without the complicated formulas?