quick questions about Metastock and Amibroker

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by ken.lindsay8, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Hi all
    I'm trying to decide which software package to buy, Metastock or Amibroker...
    I've done my research but still need some opinion:

    1) Is it true that AB can do everything MS does but not the other way around?

    2) How easy will it be if i want to modify MS codes and put them into AB?

    3) Can either of them be used to do "market profile" analysis and backtesting?

    any comments appreciated
  2. hcour

    hcour Guest

    There is both an AB and MS board on Yahoo, you might wanna ask there. FWIW, I use MS because I bought it yrs ago, but I think AB is the superior product, especially considering the prices. I think MS costs about 5 times as much or more.

  3. I agree by far the best product is Amibroker. I bought Metastock back in 2000 so I don't know about all the new features but Amibroker can do basically anything you want. Even if they were similar functionality wise I would go with AB because of price and the constant upgrades that they do and the free historical data from Yahoo/MSN. Amibroker is simply better and more adaptive to change from their customers.

  4. but i was told MS is easier to use....not sure if this is true...