MultiCharts User and Programming Manual

Hi, I am very close to finishing my long awaited MultiCharts user manual.  I’ve been working on this since early 2023 but I am finally going to wrap it up. 

I’ll be releasing it very soon and this manual will be focussed entirely on how to use MultiCharts software for back testing and live automated trading.  It will include a series of live webinars focussing on the different elements of MultiCharts you need to know before taking your automated trading live.

It's going to be a complete brain dump of everything I have learnt and use on a daily basis within MultiCharts since I first began using it back in 2016.

I am going to cover all the basics of getting set up, then show you how to take your trading ideas, program / code them to correctly test them, to finally being able to switch on automated trading.

However, I need your help.  Before finalising I need to make sure I have covered everything.  

That is where you come in.  

Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey.  

There’s really only one thing I want to ask you: What are your top 2 questions about using MultiCharts that I absolutely need to answer in this manual?

Amazon AWS Virtual Private Server VPS

My charting, development and trading platform of choice is Multicharts. This platform runs on your Windows computer. It’s not web based.

I use Multicharts for Automated Trading. I create algorithms which allows Multicharts to monitor the markets and place trades according to my algorithms or strategies.

Because I trade markets which are open 24 hours a day, Multicharts also needs to be open and connected 24 hours too. This isn’t always practical to do on my home computer.

The solution is to use a cloud based computer or VPS. Multicharts runs on this cloud computer and doesn’t suffer with unwanted interruptions like power cuts or internet disconnections.

Since 2016 I have used a VPS hosted by Amazon and I have found them to be very reliable.

Get your own Amazon VPS by going here.

Below you can find videos in which I show you how to get a FREE VPS from Amazon to run your trading platform.

*2020 update: I have currently switched to a 2016 Windows server from Amazon. Previously was a 2012. New one is working just fine.

Here’s a video showing you how to get a FREE VPS from Amazon

My 2020 Trading setup including Multicharts, LMAX Broker and Amazon VPS