My current configuration at home is TradeSim for backtesting purposes and Metastock v9.0 for my charting.
However, recently I have been experiencing a number of problems with MS as a result of a "mswin" error message which I keep getting. This normally happens when I try and run an exploration.
I have attempted various fixes to resolve this but to date no solution has been found.
Consequently, I am now looking at what other options I have. I am a little reluctant to upgrade to MS v10 as I have read on the web that the "mswin" problem can still occur, so instead I'm now considering using a different piece of software.
My first choice was to choose Amibroker as I know a number of posters on here already use it and find it a very good program especially at the price!! However, I have also read that using Amibroker with TradeSim requires an additional piece of software as it does not integrate fully.
The other alternative I have seen is BullCharts. Unlike Amibroker this program does integrate smoothly with TradeSim, although at $795 its almost twice the price.
As a result I'd be interested in others views about the pro's & con's of both Amibroker & BullCharts and also any advice on what other choices I could consider in my situation....
As always, Many Thanks.....