For those considering Metastock (any version), regardless of what Equis sales tells you, be advised that Metastock does not chart in pre-market and post-market hours. In response to my inquiry, Equis tech support says: "MetaStock can only plot data from eSignal that is flagged as a real-time trade. We can plot futures that trade after regular trading hours, because the data is flagged as real-time. The data for stocks, before and after regular trading hours, are not flagged as real-time trades. You may notice in eSignal's interval tabular that all of these times are stamped with formT, these formT flags are not treated as real-time trades, therefore MetaStock will not plot this data. The formT are flagged as quotes not trades. We discard all quotes and only keep the trades. It was not designed to chart quotes. We are looking into making this change for an upcoming version. There is no time frame set for this new version."