Intricate installation process
If you are just starting with Investor/RT, you should pay attention to the installation instructions. Before trying to install the app you must download the starter database, mount the DMG and copy the Investor/RT folder suitable for your platform in the /Library/Application Support/ directory.
The next step is to launch the Investor/RT installer and, when the process in done, the NalpeironDaemon6 package that will help you activate the Investor/RT license. All these actions must be performed in this exact order if you want the app to function properly.
Quick access to a wide collection of tools
All the data gathered by Investor/RT and the complementary analysis can be accessed through various windows. This is not a problem because some of the most frequently used utilities can be accessed in no time via the Investor/RT main toolbar.
This way you can easily open the quote page, various charts, the Real Time Language window, your portfolio, the News Ticker and much more. The same area also displays your notifications.
Extensive market analysis
Investor/RT is able to track various technical indicators which can be added to charts in order to generate graphs presenting relevant historical data for your portfolio or for the other stocks you are monitoring.
Moreover, within Investor/RT you can set up alarms, perform backtests, confirm trades, define custom indicators, monitor the market news an much more.
Powerful market monitoring and analysis tools
Investor/RT is a complex application that provides access to a plethora of stock market tracking and research tools, but it’s not precisely user friendly. Given the depth of the application, taking the time to browse the online Investor/RT tour will prove to be a very good idea.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on June 15th, 2014
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- Using Pre-defined RTL Tokens:
- In the RTL setup window, when adding technical indicator tokens to the list of tokens on the right, Investor/RT now enables you to quickly add pre-defined tokens. For example, if you have various session statistics setups (presets) defined in your system, when you add the SESST token in the RTL setup window, Investor/RT will prompt "Which SESST?" and present a list of pre-defined SESST setups. You may select one or more items from the list and press OK; the associated tokens will be added to the available tokens list on the right side of the RTL setup window. After adding tokens in this fashion, you can rename the actual tokens if you wish to make them shorter for use in the RTL syntax, or simply use them as is. If you find yourself using the same indicator setups repeatedly in RTL, you can take advantage of this feature by adding clearly named "Presets". For example, if you commonly use RTL MA tokens for 13 period and 26 period simple moving averages, open the moving average preferences window, set the moving average period and type to 13, Simple. Click the Presets button and choose "New...". Assign the name MA_#13 to this preset for example. Repeat, changing the period to 26, and assign a new preset name of MA_#26. Thereafter, when using the RTL Setup window, you can quickly add both tokens MA_#13 and MA_#26 by double-clicking on MA: Moving Average in the list at the left, selecting the tokens from the list and clicking OK. When naming presets, it is recommended that you begin the name with the actual underlying indicator token, MA in these examples. Prior to this enhancement, adding a technical indicator token to the RTL setup would prompt for manual setup of the token's indicator preferences. If you prefer to continue using RTL this way, manually setting up each token, you may go to Setup > Configuration and set the configuration variable PromptForPresetRTLTokens to False. This will cause Investor/RT to ignore predefined setups and prompt for manual setup as it did in Version 11.2 and earlier.
- Symbol Indirection using @n Ticker Symbols:
- Thirty two special ticker symbols @1, @2, ..., @32 can be used as indirect references to actual symbols that depend upon the context in which the @n symbol is used. When an @n symbol is added to a chart as a secondary instrument, the data charted will be obtained from the actual symbol found in the user text variable T#n for the existing (primary) instrument in the chart. This powerful feature can be very useful in charting related instruments. For example, suppose you create a chart of AAPL and you set T#1 of AAPL to GOOG, then add the symbol @1 to the AAPL chart. A chart of GOOG will appear in a new pane because @1 gets the actual symbol from T#1 of the host symbol AAPL. Suppose that you also have T#1 of IBM set to INTC. If you then change the APPL chart to IBM, the chart will show IBM and INTC since now @1 maps to the T#1 symbol of the host symbol IBM. A chart can have several panes, one containing @1, another with @2, and a third containing @3 for example. You must of course use Setup Instruments to create these special symbols; define them as type "Cash". They must exist before you can add them to chart setups. For each host instrument, you setup T#1 to hold the @1 symbol, T#2 to hold the @2 symbol, and T#3 to hold the @3 symbol for that host instrument. If you use an @n symbol in a chart and the corresponding T#n variable contains nothing at all, or is not a valid symbol known to Investor/RT, then the @n pane in the chart will simply be blank. @n symbols have no data themselves, they are special placeholder symbols that direct Investor/RT to find the data using a T# reference to some other symbol. @n symbols operate with any periodicity. Charts update dynamically. Once added to a chart, you may add technical indicators and associate them with any @n symbol. The indicators will then operate on the data of the indirectly referenced associated symbol. Pane titles will show the @n symbol followed by an equal sign and the actual ticker that the @n symbol references at the time. As you change the host (primary) instrument in the chart, the pane title will change to show the newly associated symbol for the new host instrument. This new feature will be very useful to those who trade futures spreads. For each actual spread symbol, you setup T#1 to hold the symbol of the first contract in the spread and T#2 to hold the symbol of the second contract. Charts of the primary spread symbol can then show @1 and @2 panes, providing a view of the spread itself and its components. As you change primary instruments in the chart to a different spread, the @1 and @2 panes will update to reflect the two component contracts of the new spread. To view and edit T# variables, open any quotepage and add columns T#1, T#2, etc. The page will then show the values of these T# variables for each symbol row. You may revise or enter new values for the T# cells by simply typing text into them.
Application descriptionInvestor/RT allows investors to view and analyze the market data via relevant and up to date graphs that include time,...