MetaStock 18 • Form and Function Perfected

MetaStock 18 is here! Our biggest upgrade in 20 years offers Next-Level Charting, Intuitive Options Analysis, New Robust Systems for Testing, and even an easier to use interface. You are going to love it!

Next-Level Charting

One of the core values of MetaStock is the ability to represent data in a fast, friendly, effective manner - on a chart.  We are always working on our charts.  With Next-Level Charting in MetaStock 18, you can view the data you want to see just how you want to see it.  Customizable, sensible, easy-to-read, logical charts.  

  • New and Updated Charting Styles - Whether you prefer Bars, CandleSticks, CandleVolume, Heiken-Ashi, or EquiVolume, you now can change colors and fills based on the criteria you choose.  Do you want to express an upward close-to-open move with a filled green candlestick? No problem. Want to show purple bars in a close-to-close downward move?  You got it.  It’s up to you!  And you can save it as a default for all your charts. There are also now 6 different line plot styles: line, stepped line, filled line, set filled colors, dot, and histogram for advanced viewing.
  • 16 New chart themes - With the NEW MetaStock chart themes, you can choose a look that best suits your data, your environment, your analysis, your lighting… your mood!  These new chart themes are clean and crisp and adjust existing line drawings and indicators to work with the surrounding colors.  Want to darken your screen to view in a dark environment?  Done.  And Switching back is just as easy.
  • New Chart Objects - MetaStock charts are smarter than ever.  The scroll bar lets you navigate immediately to the part of the chart's history you are interested in as well as shows a smart preview of all your loaded data. The information provided in the X and Y-Axis better highlight your data by offering more viewing options
  • Improved Chart Functionality - Form needs function, and MetaStock 18 has a load of new features that help you navigate your charts.  From the most-recently-used custom time frame feature and improved error handling to improved undo capability and unlimited inner windows, MetaStock 18 delivers.

Indicator Updates

Our users wanted more from their indicators and how they can customize them.  MetaStock 18 is just what they ordered.  The customizability is nearly endless.  From a set of new plot styles including Stepped Line, Filled Line, Stepped Filled Line, Dot, and Histogram to a range of customizations including colors, shading, filling between envelope lines (like Bollinger Bands).  To top that off we made sure all the indicator values now plot in the title bar as well.  

We also made the MetaStock indicators smart.  They know where to plot automatically.  In addition, MetaStock now includes new Volume Up/Down with multiple calculation methods, MACD Histogram, and of course, making sure the Ichimoku plots the Senkou Span A and Span B into the future.  

Finally, MetaStock now allows changing all your settings in one indicator plot window rather than changing per line.  Easy, right?

Drawing Tools Updates

MetaStock has a rich selection of drawing tools and users have come to rely on these time-tested tools. We wanted to make them even better, we've added features like the ability to measure performance within a trend and the ability to save defaults and your settings in drawing tools. Now you can customize and save all your drawing tool settings. These along with many other clever enhancements will enhance your MetaStock experience. Here are just a few of the new nearly countless and customizable drawing tools in MetaStock 18.

  • Save your own settings on drawing tools like Trendlines, Fibonacci Tools, Line Studies, Text Box... just about everywhere in drawing tools.  
  • The new trendline: Add arrows, Performance information, number of bars, custom labels, and more. 
  • New Methods for Andrews Pitchfork including Standard, Schiff, or Modified Schiff (You can even add control and warning lines)
  • Calculate many on a logarithmic scale. 
  • The ODDS probability cone now allows for multiple probabilities and allows for drift per period. 
  • Cross Hairs lets you see the Price and Date on the X and Y-Axis.
  • These and many more.
Pre-market and Post-Market Data

Power Console Updates

At the heart of MetaStock is the Power Console. Now you can get what you need faster with the enhanced searching capabilities which allow you to locate the instrument’s folder by searching for either the name or the symbol. In addition, a dedicated favorites tab for your top explorations and tests, enhanced scan and test name search, and the ability to minimize the data display range round out the MetaStock 18 Power Console’s new functionality.

OptionScope Enhancements

Option Traders Love the convenience and power of OptionScope.  The Enhanced OptionScope in MetaStock 18 was designed to give you an improved view of what is important when trading options – Risk and Sentiment.  With the Options Sentiment viewer, you can view where the market interest is in the options you are interested in. You can view both open interest and volume.  You can even zoom in on the top traded options, no problem. 

Options Traders also know that risk management is critical.  Along with the Option Sentiment viewer, you can also plot your risk based on 9 different built-in strategies.  Simply select the strategy and it will ask you for the required inputs and it will give you a clear, easy to read customizable risk graph based on the following strategies: Bear Put Spread, Bull Call Spread, Covered Call, Long Call, Long Put, Long Straddle, Married Put, Short Put, and Short Straddle.


QuoteCenter Enhancements

Introduced in MetaStock 17, QuoteCenter has become the standard for list management. MetaStock 18 offers a new Gainers/Losers bar so you can see at a glance how your account or list is performing. In addition, you can change the charts settings from your Power Console, making it even more convenient to set things the way you like them. It will now also share the theme settings with OptionScope.

New Systems

We’ve added 2 NEW Systems to MetaStock 18!

  1. Performance Systems Plus - the best-selling add-on in the history of MetaStock is now included in MetaStock 18 at no extra charge. Fifty-four new performance systems and seventy explorations will have you trading with a higher level of confidence and expertise than you've ever had before. Bonus: Performance Scans will be available on the website for free.
  2. Daryl Guppy ATR Indicators - Expert trader and popular commentator Daryl Guppy has contributed his proprietary long/short stop indicators.


Everyone's favorite resource for downloading and managing data got a few additional convenience features:

  • A  “Remove All” button to the download tab in DownLoader Console.
  • “File type” is now displayed in the Downloader and MetaStock datasheet.
  • Use Shift+click to select a range of instruments in the Download Console.
  • Retain the long name of the CSV file when converting in Downloader.

BONUS: Save $150 on the NEW Tushar Chande's Complete Toolkit Add-on When You Order MetaStock 18

Answering the important question: What to Trade?

The usual focus of technical analysis is on “How to trade?”  Analysts employ various indicators or patterns to anticipate market action. Tushar Chande’s Complete Toolkit adds value by moving beyond anticipation to participation by helping you answer the question, “What to trade?” (out of the thousands of stocks and ETFs to choose from). In the long run, careful selection of what was traded can be much more profitable and impactful than how it was traded. In effect, since a system needs entries, exits, and risk management, TCCT focuses more on entries (participation) and exits. Its scanning tools can also help you quickly find trending stocks with MetaStock’s super fast scanning technology.

About Tushar Chande

Tushar Chande has traded the futures markets for high-net-worth individuals and institutional clients as a CTA and hedge-fund operator for more than fifteen years. He is the author of “The New Technical Trader” (with Stanley Kroll) and of “Beyond Technical Analysis,” two of the most important books on technical analysis in the past 30 years, and his indicators are among the most widely used and wildly popular. Literally, hundreds of millions of dollars have been traded using his ideas and concepts by hundreds of traders. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering, an MBA in Finance, and more than ten patents from the USPTO.

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