Linn Software Product Line
Linn Software offers two major products: Investor/RT and Investor/RT Market Profile. Both of these are available in Standard and Professional editions.
Investor/RT Standard is the foundational Investor/RT product, offering the core charting, technical analysis and market monitoring features of the product line. Featuring more than 20 charting types and styles and 130+ built-in technical indicators. The standard edition is an advanced charting system and more. Specialty chart types including Point and Figure, Custom Histogram, Raw Tick, and Three Line Break. The built-in indicator library includes all of the most widely used technical analysis methods, drawing and chart annotation tools, and many specialty indicators. Quotepages, Portfolio Management, Custom Instruments (e.g. pairs, spreads, custom indexes, ratios), News monitoring features are all included.
Investor/RT Professional edition provides all of the foundational capabilities of Investor/RT plus the added functionality made possible by the Investor/RT user language, called RTL. Investor/RT Professional offers quotepage scanning, user formulation of custom indicators and trading signals for charting, and quote page customization using RTL based formulas. Many of the built-in indicators of Investor/RT offer extended capabilities in Investor/RT Professional due to the presence of RTL. In addition to RTL-related advanced indicators such as Signal Markers, Color Markers, Paint Bars, the professional edition also includes our advanced volume analysis indicator called Volume Breakdown. A video on creating custom indicators and signal markers can be view by clicking here.here
Investor/RT Market Profile®
The Investor/RT Market Profile® product provides Linn Software’s implementation of the CME/CBOT licensed Market Profile® charting. Users of either Market Profile edition must submit a CME End User License Agreement before activating the software (see http://www.linnsoft.com/cme). For more information on Market Profile® charting, click here. The Market Profile charting features can be used along with all of the other charting styles and technical analysis features offered in the Investor/RT standard edition. The Market Profile products (standard and professional) include the Profile Indicator and the TPO Indicator, so that market profile related studies can be done in traditional charting contexts alongside Market Profile charts. Videos demonstrating the Market Profile charts, the TPO Indicator, and the Profile Indicator are all available at www.linnsoft.com/videos.
Like the Investor/RT professional edition, the Market Profile professional edition makes the RTL language and several additional advanced indicators, including the Volume Breakdown indicator, available. The pro Market Profile trader can utilize these features to complement the Market Profile charts with traditional charts and associated alerts (via signal markers) when certain volume or profile related events occur in real-time.
The Trading System Tools can be added to the Professional platform. The Trading System Tools feature offers a complete software solution for developing, optimizing and deploying technical trading systems in real-time or end-of-day contexts. It includes the tools needed to create and back test trading systems using any intra-day or end-of-day periodic data. The Trading Systems Tools provides the development environment for organizing individual trading signals into a set of trading system rules, each rule indicating some action to be performed (buy, sell, cover, etc.) in the context of the trading system. The trading system can then be backtested using historical data of any desired time frame and periodicity. Detailed reports and summary statistics of trading system performance are produced. Once an effective trading system has been developed the trading signals can then be deployed individually as indicators in charts to signal buy and sell decision points, or you can deploy the entire trading system as a whole using the Trading System Indicator deployed in a chart.
The trading system optimization and deployment features build on the trading system development tools. A trading system can operate at various periodicities and the indicator setups and variables of the trading system can be manually adjusted to backtest various scenarios. This can be a time consuming task for all but the simplest trading systems. The Trading System Optimization feature takes your trading system and backtests hundreds or thousands of possible combinations of trading system variables and produces insightful reports revealing the optimal combination of periodicities, indicator setups and other variables. Various yardsticks of performance can be used to optimize the trading system to produce superior trading results. Trading systems can be re-optimized as frequently as you like to take recent market activity into account. This gives rise to "adaptive" trading strategies that adapt to current market conditions. Click to learn more about optimization and walk forward (out of sample) testing...
Once a trading system is created and verified by backtesting, the Investor/RT Professional user can place individual trading signals into live charts to look for signals triggering in real-time. This works well for reasonably simple trading systems, but for more complex trading systems with many rules, the trading system indicator can place a complete trading system into a live chart. The chart then shows how the trading system as a whole responds to current market data. For real-time Investor/RT users this may be thought of as "live testing" or "forward testing" of the trading system in real time. The trading system indicator also provides mechanisms for communicating trading orders to actual or simulated brokerage services . Learn more...
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