MetaStock Real-Time™

MetaStock Real Time is a full-featured, professional-level charting program. The MetaStock PowerTools allow you to scan the market, backtest your strategies, keep a tab on options, and more.

MetaStock PowerTools

The MetaStock Explorer

Scan the Markets to Find Winning Securities

There are thousands of stocks, currencies, options, and futures. Moreover, there are hundreds of indicators and systems you might want to use to trade them. How do you even begin to sort through the possibilities? How do you find the winners? That's where the MetaStock Explorer comes in. You can benefit from an extensive library of built-in explorations or build YOUR strategy.

More about the Explorer

It is impossible to list all combinations of possibilities, but here are some examples of what you can do with the explorer;

  • Discover which securities have generated a buy or sell signal based on your custom criteria
  • Find the securities that have just crossed above their 200-day moving average
  • Generate a performance report of all your mutual funds
  • Discover the securities which ranked highest by Wilders RSI
  • Generate a list of securities that are above their 10-week moving average, with a stochastic of 80 or higher
  • Identify Instruments that have CandleStick Patterns
  • Create a watch list based on securities that have broken support/resistance, or even trendlines

The list of possible scans is almost endless and saves countless hours of sorting and sifting. 

The MetaStock Expert Advisor

Consult the Experts

The MetaStock Expert Advisor gives you the input of industry professionals when and where you need it. Display the industry's most popular systems and charting styles with the click of a mouse. Need more info? Choose the commentary screen for specific information about the security you are charting. For example, you can learn: "What is a MACD, and where should the buy and sell signals occur on the chart?" You can even create your own system using the easy-to-learn MetaStock formula language.

More about the Expert Advisor

Expert Symbols, Highlights, and Trends – Generate buy and sell signals based on custom criteria, show text about the movements, highlight chart areas based on conditions, and flag trends.

Expert Alerts – keep you in touch with current trading conditions. Use simple price and volume alerts or complex indicator triggers and multiple condition alerts.

Expert Commentary – Designed to show an in-depth overview of your trading security. Is it a buy, sell, or hold situation? If so, why? You get insight gained through years of research and real-world trading.

The Enhanced System Tester

Test Your Trading Ideas

With The Enhanced System Tester, create, back-test, compare, and perfect your strategies before risking your money in the markets. System testing helps answer the question, "If I had traded this security using these trading rules, how much money would I have made or lost?"

The surest way to increase your confidence in a trading system is to test it historically. The Enhanced System Tester lets you take a group of stocks and compare them to a group of trading systems to find the best scenario.

More about the System Tester

Designed to simulate actual trading scenarios, the Enhanced System Tester allows you to change variables such as entry, exit, order sizes, commissions, and more. This tool gives you incredible customization, comprehensive results, and detailed reports to find the most historically successful trading scenario.

Our Enhanced Systems Tester can also backtest hundreds of strategies against up to 5,000 instruments. You can then see how a strategy will test against a broad market of stocks at one time.

The Enhanced System Tester lets you take vast amounts of past data and analyze and predict what trading systems will be the most profitable.

The Enhanced System Tester results include:

  • Performance - Test a single security against a single system, multiple systems against single asecurity, a single security against multiple systems, or multiple systems against multiple securities. You can then sort and rank the results based on Net Profit, % Gain, Number of Trades, Profit/Loss, or Average Profit/Loss.
  • Summary View - View an in-depth overview of your results. You can dive into Performance, Trade Summaries, Risk, Trade Efficiency, Out of Market timing, Account Events, etc. 
  • Orders and Positions - Get an in depth view of when trades were placed and a display of the efficiency of those trades.
  • Equity - Monitor the critical Equity Line over time and see Equity Detail bar by bar.


A New and Unique Way to View Probable Future Prices

Imagine if you had a tool that could paint a more probable, easy-to-read picture of the future? A picture drawn from patented technology that uses any of 69 event recognizers - or your custom patterns. A picture that helps you more precisely set profit targets and stops. That’s what you get with the MetaStock FORECASTER, the latest PowerTool available exclusively in MetaStock.

More about the FORECASTER

The FORECASTER plots a “probability cloud” based on any of the 67 event recognizers or your custom pattern. It uses advanced mathematics to examine the price action after these events to determine the probable performance of future events.

You can use the FORECASTER to:

  • Read a detailed analysis of an event’s past performance
  • Get a list of dates on which events had previously occurred
  • See the probable outcome of current events
  • Discover to which events a security reacts best
  • Draw custom patterns for recognition analysis
  • And more.

MetaStock OptionScope®

An option chain with sortable, customizable, color-coded options data – including the greeks and a put/call view.

OptionScope puts all critical info at your fingertips. The OptionScope option chain display gives you sortable, customizable, color-coded options data, and even the greeks. OptionScope gives you a put/call ratio view of the Options you monitor and allows you to plot risk based on nine different Option Strategies.

More about the OptionScope

The OptionScope filter window makes honing in on the data you want to see a breeze. Of course, MetaStock’s legendary charts are just a click away, saving you time and effort.

  • MetaStock D/C customers can view Option Chains for any US Optionable Stock (requires additional options data)
  • MetaStock R/T customers can view Real-time Option Chains for any global optionable equity*
  • View Puts/Calls with Net Change, % Change, Bid, Ask, Implied Volatility, Close, Open Interest, and Volume.
  • View Greeks: Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega, and Rho
  • Sort by Expiration Date, Strike Price, Filters, Expiration Type, In/Out of the Money, and Greek Parameters
  • Filter on Expiration Date, Strike Price, Expiration Type, In/Out of the Money, At the Money, and Greeks.
  • Option Sentiment Viewer - View Put/Call ratios based on Open Interest/Volume to see where the buying/selling interest lies.
  • Option Risk Graphs - Plot your risk based on nine built-in strategies. View your risk/potential before placing your trade. 
  • Top Options - Scan for top option trades based on Volume or Open Interest.  


NEW - MetaStock QuoteCenter®

Your one-stop spot to see the current status of the securities

With QuoteCenter, you can view your pick list, positions, and indices. More than that, you can quickly build and set up lists.

More about the QuoteCenter

Sort on various criteria to view the data vital to you, then double click on a security if you want to see a chart. It’s a fast and easy way to make your workflow more efficient. You can even change the color theme.

MetaStock R/T customers also have the option to view data in real-time.* MetaStock D/C customers can work with online data from DataLink or use your offline data (including MSLocal or Legacy formats).

  • View Symbol, Name, Tick, Last, High, Low, Open, Open Interest, Volume, Net Change
  • Percent Change, Date (or Time in MetaStock R/T, as well as Bid and Ask)
  • View Online and Local Data
  • Open Charts directly from QuoteCenter with just a click
  • Open any list from Power Console (up to 600 instruments at a time)
  • Select any group of stocks to open in QuoteCenter
  • Create and Manage lists
  • Sort and rank on columns
  • Gainers/Losers bar built in for monitoring your lists
  • Three available color themes for viewing quotes

Next Level Charting

MetaStock Sets the Standard in Charting

MetaStock gives you ten of the most widely-used price charting styles:

  • Bars
  • Candlesticks
  • Candlevolume
  • Equivolume
  • Heikin-Ashi
  • Line
  • Point and Figur
  • Renko
  • Kagi
  • 3 Line Break

One of the core values of MetaStock is the ability to represent data in a fast, friendly, effective manner - on a chart. We are constantly working on our charts. With Next-Level Charting, you can view the data you want to see just how you want 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 six different line plot styles: line, stepped line, filled line, set filled colors, dot, and histogram for advanced viewing.

16 New chart themes - With the 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 and 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 has many 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.



Indicators and Trading Systems

MetaStock Indicators | View the complete list

Analyze the Market with the insight of the most respected traders in history with MetaStock's comprehensive collection of indicators and line studies – over 150 are included. MetaStock's built-in indicator interpretations even help you understand how to trade each one. For advanced users, The Indicator Builder lets you write your own custom indicators.

Adaptive Indicators

MetaStock includes an extensive library of Adaptive Indicators. It contains systems developed by MetaStock and a package of Adaptive Indicators based on the work of John Ehlers. Rather than using a fixed lookback period, Adaptive Indicators react to the Market using a dynamic lookback functionality. These are based on volatility, cycle, or a combination of both.

The RMO System | Watch the Video

Rahul Mohindar developed this revolutionary trend-based system. The RMO identifies three types of trends. Primary (Overall), Mid-Term, and finally Short-Term. It looks for alignments in the movements to trigger opportunities. The RMO is among the most popular strategies included with MetaStock. 


You can use the included systems to easily have Metastock identify over 32 candle patterns right on your chart and give you and give you advice on how to interpret and use these candle patterns. These are broken down by Bearish, Bullish, Reversal, Doji, and Continuation patterns.  

The Performance Systems

Trade at a higher level of confidence and expertise than you ever thought possible with the 80 trading systems included in MetaStock. These systems have a highly successful track record of profitable results. The Performance Systems include Experts, Explorations, and System Tests. Having a wide variety of strategies available allows you to backtest to identify systems that match the trading personality of your securities. 

Elliott Wave

Based on the legendary work of R.N. Elliott, the MetaStock Elliott Waves System gives you the ability to chart High, Medium, and Low volatility Elliott Waves. Elliott Waves are a way to look at patterns in the Market. It measures both short-term and long-term market movements. Many market technicians use Elliott Waves to determine market direction and market corrections.  

Martin Pring Systems

Take advantage of Martin Pring's time-tested method for identifying emerging sectors in the market cycle. Martin Pring's Special K combines short, intermediate, and long-term time frames into one series. This "Special K" series often peaks and troughs with actual bull and bear market turning points. Use this strategy to identify primary trend reversals and spot short-term market direction changes.  

LCI Systems

Designed to help traders quickly and easily identify Support and Resistance and pivot reversals, the LCI Systems use Support & Resistance to identify market reversals. It incorporates Support, Resistance, Fibonacci, Volume, Price, and a Modified %R to help you identify market changes with an easy-to-follow Score Ranking System.

Other Systems

The systems above represent just a tiny sampling. You'll find a wide variety of systems, experts, and indicators. Here are just a few of the popular experts who have developed systems included in MetaStock - Greg Morris, Don Fishback, Jim Berg, Joe DiNapoli, Justine Pollard, Bill Williams, Cynthia Kase, and more


Write Your Own System
MetaStock knows that many of our clients have their own ideas about what makes a great system. The MetaStock formula language is easy to learn and allows you to create just about any system you can think of. Not into programming? Tell us what you want and we'll do it for a nominal fee.Find out more about custom formula requests.

"Systematic trading has dramatically improved my returns and drawdowns. I'm easily beating the indexes and not taking an inordinate amount of risk. Prior to MetaStock, I tried one trading concept after another and was essentially break-even – not without many gut-wrenching moments though. Trading is now objective and simple for me. I just follow the signals, and through extensive back-testing, I have confidence that my system will be highly profitable in the future."

- Kevin Campbell

To see more of what our customers have to say about MetaStock, click this link to our Testimonials.

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