Triple Feature Saturday – Bring on the Noise!

[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]t’s been too long of a time coming, but finally audio alerts for key Acme studies in 2 different packs are here (Acme Volume Profile and Acme Time and Sales). I intended to start releasing these earlier but a whole gaggle of other things got in the way. Better late than never, as they say. Read what’s below and then head on over to the FAQs for the low-down on setting up these new capabilities.

But it’s not just audio alerts. The veil has been lifted on the brand spankin’ new Acme Market Internals Pack. It too has audio alert goodness already baked in.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll find several new features in the Acme Volume Profile Pack, which got a performance boost as well. Every little bit counts. And as some of you have noticed… I am kind a nut about performance.

I also like things reasonably clean and tidy. Though I’m far from a neat freak. It’s not like I arrange all the soup cans in the cupboard alphabetically, labels out, or anything. But I have been working on consolidating parameters where I can and re-organizing them so they are a little easier to find in the NinjaTrader properties window.

A few of the Acme staples are racking up quite a few options. Options and flexibility are good. But too many knobs and dials just makes things confusing for all but the hardest of the hardcore. So I try to strike the best balance I can between flexibility and ease of use. And I try to set what I think are reasonable default values so those of you who are new to the Acme scene can at least get a running start. Or maybe just a fast walking start. Whatever. You get the idea.

So, below is what’s waiting for you in this round of freshly minted updates. Here are the down and dirty details:

Acme Volume Profile

  • Session profile level lines are now displayed for high of day and low of day for the RTH session. Not only is the session high and low displayed but the Deluxe Edition has audio alerts for HoD and LoD. I’ve provided some sounds for you, but you can configure it to play any sound you like and you can turn either or both audio alerts off.
  • The Deluxe Edition now supports long term profiles – weekly, monthly  and yearly. This is something that you can accomplish with MCs and composites already, albeit in a labor-intensive kind of way. I have wanted to be able to set up a long-term study with these time frames for quite a while now for myself. It’s finally here. This might not seem like a big deal until you start using them. But I bet the most seasoned among you will recognize the value right away.
  • If you use the long-style summary, the Deluxe Edition now displays the RTH gap distance in the summary itself.
  • You can now turn all the session levels on and off with a single switch (IB, HG, ONH/L, etc). Previously you had to accomplish this with 2 parameters. Seemed silly to me so I combined them.
  • Somehow I completely forgot to include a color setting for the IB range extensions along the way. I only noticed about a week ago and, oddly, only one of you noticed too. Anyway, that’s been rectified.
  • The parameters are better organized in the properties window, and should be a little easier to scan. The AVP is one that is accumulating a lot of options, and I think this one of those nice fit-and-finish kinds of improvements.

Acme Volume Profile Micro-Composite

  • Added the volume and range summary to the MC display. It’s just like the short-style display on the Acme Volume Profile.
  • Reorganized the parameters as described above.

Acme Volume Profile Composite

  • Reorganized the parameters as described above.

Grab it here.

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Acme Magic Tape

  • This pack now has a Deluxe Edition, and in it the Acme Magic Tape now has audio alerts for block trades. Again, I’ve provided some starter sounds, but you can use pretty much any sound you like. Alerts can also be turned off, natch.
  • Reorganized the parameters as described above.

Grab it here.

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And lastly, the Acme Market Internals pack is making its long-awaited debut (cue trumpets now). It only contains one study for the time being, but mostly because I just couldn’t get through testing the couple others have have in store for you by the time everything else was ready. They will follow along shortly. Anyway, all the details are on the pack page. So…

Grab it here.

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Hope this week was a profitable one for you. Couple of the days were, er, challenging to read. Trade ’em well.

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