@OP can u please make ur application logo some more attractive? it looks blurred on my desktop.
I must admit, the above comment did kick sand in my face and even took some wind from my sails, bit 'tis the interweb and i put the terse intonation down to a language barrier perhaps.
It's difficult as a one-man-show, to be good at design and programming, so if you feel the apps design is below-par, then hopefully the code will make up for it, or if its functionality is shite, then atleast it looks pretty, but you can't please everyone all the time.
ForexHard's prolific input has been invaluable, so i'm grateful for his feedback; the way he says it...well you just need thick skin
Update - alpha ver2.0
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Widget is modal, which means it stays on top even when you click on something else. This is useful, as you can dock it in metatrader and flick through your charts. You can minimise it to the system tray for complete autonomy.
Thick skin. Exactly. This is a traders forum. Thin skin won't take you very far when you willing jump into a pool filled with sharks.
That said, nothing I've said to you was meant to be taken badly. My posts have been full of praise for your idea and your coding skills. It's a shame that once reality hits the compliments are so quickly forgotten.
Appreciate and compound your strengths, and know your weaknesses and limitations. In my case, I can't code worth a damn, but I can trade with the best, and I know good design. If you let me, together we can make this into a really hot item. I know, because I have a feeling about this indi. I like it, and I'd like to see it grow and become something special. But if you'd rather I back away so you can go it alone, just say the word. No hard feelings either way, I promise.
EDIT: oops, looks like we just cross-posted...
Your feedback has been concise and to be honest a pain in the arse because it's meant doing work when i was hoping to sign it off and get on with feeding the sharks.
But your input has really evolved the basic concept and the system tray icon is personification of simplicity and perfection.
I'm not letting you go anywhere, keep bombasting me with suggestions. You have a very good design eye, shame you can't program.
I saw your new indie thread - looks complicated but i only know basic MQL so can't help i'm afraid.
Great. We're friends again. (j/k)
Now that your coding skills are improving and the conceptual vision is becoming clear, here is my challenge to you: For the moment, forget that you even have an original template and copy my black/red template as closely as you possibly can. The only specific design elements that the 2 templates will share are your upper taskbar icons, and the icons you are using for the custom wav. upload.
When this part is ready, I have about 5 more basic mods to add in and then it will be ready.
Humor me on this. By this time next week you will be a very happy guy.
This is simply cool and getting better.
Is it possible to make it always visible. With the widget idea, is it possible to have an option to have it always visible or not.
Many thanks for this great tool.
PLS Note: I just installed the new update and I noticed my request is already incorporated. Many thanks.
Many thanks for this program, I had been getting my push based news from twitter, but tweets are so gay and annoying when you are trying to focus your thoughts.
I'm running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit no problems.
Glad the app works okay on Win 7 (64bit), that's a relief.
That's a big rework and will be time consuming. Can you elaborate on the end goal to bolster the brief?
I want to gauge feedback / bugs from v2.0, then have a bash at your request.
Perhaps others using the app can offer their opinion on the current layout and your suggestions.
Added user case scenario in original post..
If you want numbers ASAP whilst waiting for websites to refresh, you can watch the financial news channels; here's one i have on in the background.
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Thank you so much for such a useful application
News trader Attention please!!!
here is a newbie asking for a better news trading strategy!
yes the application is just awesome but need a decent news trading strategy to utilize the alerts!!!
please help me out...
Usually, news is priced in before the event and they use the event to gun for stops.
Best advice, is to exercise extreme caution before a high impact event as swings can be volatile as the order flow goes bat shit crazy.
As i write this, there are three high impact GBP events in 45 mins, so looking @ GBP pairs, you can see they have already bid up the pound thus creating a big mother candle on 4hr, for example. This makes it difficult to know which way flow will push as they try to obfuscate their intent.
Here's GBPCHF for example. Notice they pushed price beyond 1.435 but price closed @ 1.43. On the daily, a spinning top candle is shown. This generally means market indecision, but they have already trapped buy volume at these levels, so I'd hazard a guess that price may run back up to dupe more buy retail volume, before dropping sharply. Overall all though, this pair is in a strong buy trend dynamic with a valid 123 buy pattern on monthly, ie impulse candle off a pinbar with 3rd candle making a higher high to validate flow.
Thank you man, a very nice an useful application
thanks for your kind reply...
actually i did not ask for any holly grail. i just need a decent news trading strategy which must be simple and have average rate of profit.
like i am trying a system. before the news release i put a buy and sell order 12 pips away of current price with 15 pip stop loss and 20 pip take profit.
i know this is silly... but where is the decent one ?
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Pressing the [Delete] button in the middle of the screen just deletes the next event, so this right-click feature adds more options if you want to finesse the events table.
I use the FX News app to see which pairs have a better setup as news approaches and if there are any footprints for us to follow. The GBP pair played out as expected from my earlier post except they didn't run price back up before the event, however, it sure did drop after announcing QE2,543 for $100 billion zillion of Fiat money.
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