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These videos and picture tutorials will show you how to correctly set up and get the most out of the BodhiGold software.

CONFIGURE FOR METASTOCK

     

MetaStock is a U.S. charting program created by Innovative Market Analysis LLC based in Utah. MetaStock versions 6.52 to 11 access data from BodhiGold's MetaStock format. MetaStock versions 12 to 14 use a proprietary format supplied by Reuters, however MetaStock versions 15 to 17 can be updated by BodhiGold.

Configuring BodhiGold for MetaStock
  1. Install BodhiGold using the installation instructions.
  2. Once installed, launch BodhiGold. If this didn't happen automatically when you finished installation double-click the BodhiGold icon on your desktop or select it from your Windows® Start menu. Windows® 7 or above = Start ➔ Infosoft ➔ Freeway
    Windows® XP or below = Start ➔ All Programs ➔ Infosoft ➔ Bodhi 5 Gold ➔ Freeway
  3. A Confirm box will appear asking you to connect to the Internet to finish the installation. This process requires downloading files from the Internet. Make sure you are connected to the Internet then click the Yes button.

    BodhiGold: Connect to the Internet
    If a box appears asking you to use previous Bodhi settings, then refer to the tutorial: Configure BodhiGold 5 using my Bodhi settings.

  4. Select your closest Country from the drop-down box, then click [x].

    BodhiGold: Select your country

  5. Select your Nearest city from the drop-down box, then click [x].

    BodhiGold: Select your nearest city

  6.  (!)  MetaStock File Format

    BodhiGold's MetaStock format is compatible with MetaStock Versions 6.52 to 11 & 15 and any software that uses the binary format which originated from the Computrac file format.

    The MetaStock format within BodhiGold supports the legacy versions and their file folder limitations. For example: you can configure the format to load 255 files per folder; 2000 or 6000 depending on your version of MetaStock or compatible program you are using.

    MetaStock File formats:
    MetaStock v6.5 or less = 255 files per folder
    MetaStock v6.52 to v8 = 2000 files per folder
    MetaStock v8.1 to v11 = 6000 files per folder
    MetaStock v12 to v14 = not compatible
    MetaStock v15 to v17 = 6000 files per folder

    Software that uses the MetaStock format:
    Advanced GET = 2000 files per folder
    AmiBroker = 2000 files per folder
    BullCharts = 2000 files per folder
    Gannalyst = 2000 files per folder
    GTE Charting = 2000 files per folder
    OmniTrader = 2000 files per folder
    SuperCharts = 255 files per folder
    TradeStation 2000 = 255 files per folder
    TradeStation v8+ = 6000 files per folder

  7. Select your MetaStock version and any other formats you require from the list of analysis software, then click [x]. By selecting MetaStock, BodhiGold will automatically choose the MetaStock format.

    BodhiGold: Select the MetaStock format

  8. BodhiGold will now download product lists required to finish the installation.

    BodhiGold: Downloading product lists

  9. Initialisation is now completed. Click the OK button to shut down BodhiGold then restart the software.

    BodhiGold: Click the OK button then restart the software

  10. The registration screen will appear, telling you how many days you have left to trial the software.

    BodhiGold: Trial or Register

    1. To continue with the trial, click the No button. The software will give you access to the Exchange data nearest your location for the remainder of your trial period. If you requested access to other Exchange data you will need to register BodhiGold for your trial period.
      The Confirm registration box will appear each time you open BodhiGold (until it is registered).
    2. If you have purchased the software, email or telephone (+61 7 3821 5177) JustData with the Installation Code. You will then be given your personalised Registration Code. Click Yes to this message then enter your code into the box provided and click the OK button.

      BodhiGold: Register the software

  11. Click the Configure button.

    BodhiGold: Configure button

  12. The following instructions will show you how to fetch up to 6-months historical data:
    1. Right-click on the Finance tab and select Reset then Received from the menu.

      BodhiGold: Finance>Reset>Received

    2. The Received box will be displayed. The date should automatically be set to 6-months ago.

      BodhiGold: Received date

    3. Click the [OK] button.
  13. Exit the Configuration screen by clicking the [x] button.
  14. Connect to the Internet then click the Catchup button. BodhiGold will now download and export the last 6-months of data to your hard drive.

    BodhiGold: Download 6-Months of Data

Congratulations, you have successfully configured BodhiGold and imported 6-months of data into a MetaStock format (c:\Data\MetaStock\ASX0 directory). From now on, you will only need to press the Catchup button in BodhiGold each night to retrieve the latest data. The free trial will run for 30-days after installation.

Configure MetaStock to open BodhiGold files
  1. Open MetaStock. Then go to File then New then Chart.

    MetaStock: Open new chart

  2. In the Look in drop-down box, navigate to the MetaStock directory: c:\Data\MetaStock\ASX\A0. Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) symbols beginning with the letter A will be displayed.

    MetaStock: Look in folder

  3. To open a chart, double-click on its corresponding code or select the code then click the Open button.