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Markplex services

Markplex Corporation provides EasyLanguage® programming services for the TradeStation® trading platform. TradeStation’s EasyLanguage is a great tool. Part of our business is to help you translate technical analysis into strategies, indicators or show-me studies that will help guide your trading. Based around the use of TradeStation EasyLanguage, we offer the following four services:

1) FREE tutorials

EasyLanguage is not a difficult language to learn. Our FREE tutorial pages take you through some simple STEP-BY-STEP programming examples that aim to help your learn to develop your own programs. The BIG advantage of this approach is that you will develop the tool set to adjust you trading ideas and write new programs whenever you need to and without paying high consulting fees.

2) Programs

We occasionally develop programs that you may find useful in your technical analysis. These programs will normally be downloadable for a fee.

3) Gold Pass

Gold Pass membership was created to get students creating TradeStation EasyLanguage programs as quickly as possible. Gold Pass does not assume that you are a technical or programming expert and starts from a basic level.

The course is in video format, with example programs available for copying and pasting into the EasyLanguage PowerEditor. I will also refer to relevant materials within the existing tutorials and programs sections of this site. This link includes a video that introduces the course and explains it’s format:

4) EasyLanguage programming services

Learning to use EasyLanguage can give you a lot of flexibility in your analysis, however, it is time consuming and not everyone has the inclination or wants to invest the time to learn the language. Markplex provides programming services to your specification.

EasyLanguage Programming Rates

EasyLanguage development projects are charged at US$ 425 per half day (members of the Markplex email list are eligible for a 10% discount and Gold Pass members receive a 20% discount). We also charge a fee for a data feed required to develop a client program, if required, for as long as the development process takes.

The minimum project is 0.5 day.

Normally your requirement and specification is sent via e-mail. A rough time estimate is created and agreed before work is started. This is all included on the service agreement that is emailed for signature.

When creating your specification, remember that computers do not understand vague concepts like ‘near’ or ‘touch’. For example, say you have create a horizontal line on your chart at a specific value. You want to create a strategy that will get into the market if the line is ‘touched’. Think about the following:

Does the price actually have to get to the line, or could it get close? (if so, how close?) Does it matter if price breaches the line? If so how much can it breach the line by? Do you want to take action as soon as price touches the line, or would you rather wait until the end of the bar (by which time price may have breached the line)?

If you use the concept of ‘trend’ how do you measure that a trend is occurring?

Please spell out any acronyms that you may use. I may know them – but if I don’t this could lead to errors or misunderstandings.

Steps to a successful EasyLanguage project

  1. Think about your requirement and write it down. E-mail it to us. We will ask you for clarification if necessary. Please don’t send a program originally created for another platform without a detailed description of what you want the program to do. If you don’t know where you want to go then we are probably not going to get there! Be aware of copyright issues. Also send as the name of the TradeStation symbol(s) that you would like to develop ‘against’ and bar type and length.
  2. The Markplex services agreement will be emailed for you to sign. Once this is signed and returned an an initial payment on the project, We will begin the project.
  3. We will interpret your requirement to more accurately define what we propose to deliver to you. The deliverable for this stage of the project is a specification which will be used for future programming.
  4. We will begin programming. We will send you an invoice, weekly for work completed in the previous week.
  5. When the project is complete, we will send you a TradeStation ELD file for you to upload into TradeStation on your PC and invoice you for time that has not yet been invoiced.
  6. You then test the program carefully and check for any bugs.
  7. If you require future modifications to the program after delivery, this work will be charged for on a times and materials basis.

One-on-one training rates

Training or EasyLanguage consulting advice is provided by phone at a rate of US $135 per hour, with an initial session of one hour (plus one hour of preparation) i.e if you engage me for two hours of training you will pay for three hours, to include an hour of preparation. If you wish me to do in-person training at your location (or a mutually agreeable location) then fees and costs of travel will be by negotiation. Click here for more details about these sessions.


Payments may be made by check, payable to Markplex Corporation, by credit card, or PayPal – I accept PayPal Credit Card balance, Bank Account funded payments.

You are not required to have or set up a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card.

Projects are usually payable partially up front and the remainder on delivery of of the project source code.

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Disclaimer The information, materials, products and services on this Web site are made available subject to the following terms and conditions. Markplex Corporation reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at its sole discretion. This Web site and any downloads, videos, tutorials, programs and information contained herein is presented solely for educational, informational, and/or entertainment use and under no circumstances should be used for actual trading. We at Markplex Corporation are not Broker/Dealers, Financial Advisers or Registered Analysts. No offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities, securities derivatives, futures products or off-exchange foreign currency (forex) transactions of any kind, or any type of trading or investment advice, recommendation or strategy, is made, given or in any manner endorsed by Markplex Corporation. You are fully responsible for any investment or trading decisions you make. Futures and options trading has a large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in the futures and options markets. This Web site is neither a solicitation nor an offer to buy and/or sell futures or options. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on this Web site. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by historical tests of strategies, is no guarantee of future performance or success. No warranties of profitability are being made or given. There is a possibility that you may sustain a loss equal to or greater than your entire investment regardless of which asset class you trade (equities, options futures or forex); therefore, you should not invest or risk money that you cannot afford to lose. CFTC RULE 4.41 - Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have under- or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. Screen shots on this site are examples and are not meant to imply that any of the programs or tutorials available on this Web site will generate profitable trades. EasyLanguage or PowerLanguage trading strategies, signals, studies, indicators, showme studies, paintbar studies, probabilitymap studies, activitybar studies, functions (and parts thereof) and associated techniques referred to, included in or attached to this tutorial or program description are examples only, and have been included solely for educational, informational, and entertainment use. Markplex Corporation does not recommend that you use any such trading strategies, signals, studies, indicators, showme studies, paintbar studies, probabilitymap studies, activitybar studies, functions (or any parts thereof) or techniques. The use of any such trading strategies, signals, studies, indicators, showme studies, paintbar studies, probabilitymap studies, activitybar studies, functions and techniques does not guarantee that you will make profits, increase profits, or minimize losses. Markplex Corporation assumes no liability for any damages, direct or otherwise, resulting from the use of this information and/or program(s) described, and no warranty is made regarding its accuracy or completeness. Use of this Web site including the information, tutorials and/or programs included on it is at your own risk. You shall indemnify and hold Markplex Corporation harmless from any and all liability, loss, trading losses, costs, damage, or expense, including attorneys' fees you or third party may suffer (other than damage to your tangible property or injuries to employees occurring during the course of work) as a result of claims, demands, costs, or judgments arising out of third party and any other claims based on Markplex Corporation's performance, including, but not limited to losses resulting from the use of Markplex Corporation developed software, programs, web sites, tutorials, or the TradeStation charting and/or trading platform. Any testimonials on this Web site may not be representative of the experience of other clients and are not indicative of future results or success.
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