SmartChart - Plots MetaStock and ASCII files

Managing your stock trading activity with SmartChart is a cinch. The program can read practically any ASCII file or MetaStock file and plot the data. The package includes:

  • Over 30 of the most popular technical indicators into the charting software so you have access to the likes of Bollinger Bands, Moving Average Envelopes, MACD, Moving Averages, R.S.I, A.T.R, Standard Deviation, Typical Price Volume, Money Flow Index, Weighted Moving Average, Volume Oscillator, and many more
  • View your data in a number of formats like HLC Bars, OHLC Bars, Candlesticks, Candlevolume, Equivolume, Shaded Equivolume, Kagi, Renko, Three Line Break, Point and Figure, and more. These objects are available in 2D or 3D styles.
  • Interact with charts. (Write notes, draw trend lines, and draw support/resistance levels as per M.S.T.S.)
  • Following line studies are supported: Ellipse, Rectangle, Speed Line, Gann Fan, Fibonacci Arcs, Fibonacci Fan, Fibonacci Retracements, Fibonacci Time Zones, Tirone Levels, Quadrant Lines, Raff Regression, and Error Channels.
  • Darvas Boxes
  • EOD and intraday data are supported - All indicators update as prices change
  • Charts can be exported to image files or can be print out
  • SmartChart can read practically any ASCII file and plot the data
  • Receives stocks news as soon as they happen by using "Google Alerts"
  • Prices/Indicators can be exported to Excel

SmartChart provides nine ways to view the pricing information: candlesticks, candlevolume, equivolume, equivolume shadow, kagi, high/low/close bars, line, point & figure and renko.


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Reading and plotting Ascii files

SmartChart can practically read any ASCII file. But it is necessary to tell the program in which format the ASCII files are. You can specify the format in the "Options->Ascii File Format Settings" dialog. Here is an example how to define the ASCII format correctly:

Let us assume that there is an ASCII file called "Microsoft.txt". The file contains following records:


To display this file correctly you have to make following settings in the "ASCII File Format Settings" dialog:

SmartChart ASCII File Format Dialog

The file "Microsoft.txt" has the extension "txt". Therefore you have to enter "txt" in the file extension textbox. Furthermore, you have to select the ASCII fields "Date", "Open", "High", "Low", "Close" and "Volume". As column delimiter you have to use ",". Finally, you have to define the date format. (YYYY/MM/DD)

In this example we have to select the option "Skip first ... records" because the file contains a file header. (Date, Open, High, Low, Close, Volume) If your ASCII file does not contain such a header you do not have to select this option.

Prices/Indicators can be exported to Excel

All the information that is plotted in SmartChart can be exported to Excel. (OHLC prices and all indicators that you are using in the chart) So you can easily do further research on the data in Excel.

Excel Export

Various price styles that can be plotted with SmartChart

Darvas Boxes
Equivolume metastock chart
kagi metastock chart
point and figure metastock chart