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TRADE-IDEAS PRO 2.1 USER'S GUIDE

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... SOFTWARE, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR. SCREENSHOTS IN THIS GUIDE CORRESPOND TO WINDOWS XP OPERATION SYSTEM WITH SERVICE PACK 2 INSTALLED.

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    Trade Ideas Pro 2.3 User’s Guide

    January 2009

    ? Copyright 2004-2009, Trade-Ideas LLC

    All rights reserved

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    Contents

    1 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................... 5 2 DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING TRADE-IDEAS PRO ............... 6 2.1 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................ 6 2.2 DOWNLOADING ..................................................................................... 6 2.3 INSTALLING ........................................................................................... 6 2.4 UNINSTALLING ...................................................................................... 7 3 USING TRADE-IDEAS PRO ................................................................... 8 3.1 STARTING THE PROGRAM ....................................................................... 8 3.2 MAIN WINDOW ..................................................................................... 8 3.2.1 File menu ........................................................................................ 9 3.2.2 Tools menu ................................................................................... 12 3.2.3 Help menu .................................................................................... 13 3.3 ALERT WINDOW .................................................................................. 13

     3.3.1 Context Menu................................................................................ 14

    3.3.2 Configuration Window .................................................................. 24 3.4 SYMBOL LISTS WINDOW ...................................................................... 29 3.5 EXTERNAL LINKING ............................................................................. 31 3.6 ACTIONS ............................................................................................. 33 3.7 OPTIONS WINDOW ............................................................................... 36 3.7.1 General page ................................................................................ 37 3.7.2 Connection page ........................................................................... 38 3.7.3 Updates page ................................................................................ 39 3.7.4 Layouts page ................................................................................. 41 3.8 ODDS MAKER ...................................................................................... 43 3.8.1 Adjusting the Display .................................................................... 44 3.8.2 Configuration ............................................................................... 45 3.8.3 Results .......................................................................................... 46

     3.8.4 Rules ............................................................................................ 48

    3.8.5 Warning ........................................................................................ 48

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1 Introduction

Trade-Ideas Pro is a standalone software program which provides the most advanced streaming real-time statistical and technical analysis of the stock market.

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    2 Downloading and installing Trade-Ideas Pro

2.1 System requirements

Trade-Ideas Pro is a 32-bit application for Windows. Therefore you must have at least Windows 95 or Windows NT 4 installed on your machine. Some advanced features are supported only on Windows NT4, Windows 2000 and above. You should have necessary privileges to install the software on the target machine. If you have any troubles installing the software, please consult with your system administrator.

    Screenshots in this guide correspond to Windows XP operation system with Service Pack 2 installed.

2.2 Downloading

Click on the "Download" link on the Trade-Ideas' web-site, and the window similar to the following will appear:

Click "Run" to start installation directly from the web-site, or click "Save" to save installation package on the local machine to install it later.

2.3 Installing

    Run the Setup.exe program. After doing this, the following dialog will appear:

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    Press the "Next" button. You can select a destination directory for the program files, a folder in the start menu and installation options on the other pages of the installation program. After pressing the Finish button on the final page, the program files are copied and the shortcuts are created. 2.4 Uninstalling

If for some reason you wish to uninstall Trade-Ideas Pro, you can remove it using Add/Remove ogram in the Control Panel.

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    3 Using Trade-Ideas Pro

    3.1 Starting the program

    To start the program, double-click the Trade-Ideas Pro icon on the Windows desktop or select Trade-Ideas Pro menu item from the Programs menu:

    The Main Window will appear, which is described below. 3.2 Main Window (Application Toolbar) The Main Window is the application's main window which is used to control the application's functionality. When the Main Window is minimized, all other application's windows are hidden. When the Main Window is closed, the application will be terminated.

The Main Window layout is shown below:

In the center and bottom of the Main Window you can see the status bar which is graphically displays the state of the connection to the Trade-Ideas web-server, from which the program receives streaming alerts data (green color indicates normal connection state, yellow and red timeouts and errors), and information about account currently used. The number to the left of the status indicator, provides the latency, in milliseconds. This is the time it takes for the data to be transmitted from the Trade-Ideas datacenter to your local computer.

    The Main Window has a main menu with different menu items, which are used to perform different operations. These menu items and operations are described below.

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    3.2.1 File menu

The "Login…" menu item is used to display login dialog for setting login parameters for connection with the Trade-Ideas alerts server:

    Before starting receiving the alerts data you must connect to the server using your user name and password. Type your user name and password in the corresponding input fields and press the "OK" button. If you entered the valid data, the status bar will become green and you may start to receive alerts using Alert Windows. In case of any error the status bar will become red. You can see description of the error in the bottom left panel of the status bar and additional information in the tooltip displayed when you move the mouse cursor on the red ball:

    When the status bar panel displays red error text, you can click on the panel to execute default action for current error. For example, if you entered bad user name or password, clicking on the status bar panel will bring up the login dialog to repeat login procedure.

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    The user name and password are saved in the registry when you press the "OK" button in the login dialog and are automatically restored next time you start the application. Several links are provided on the login dialog to help you access and manage your account information.

The "Create Account" link is used to open the page on the Trade-Ideas Web-site and create a new account.

    The "Activate Account" link is used to open the page on the Trade-Ideas Web-site and activate an account.

    The "Forgot My Password" link is used to open the page on the Trade-Ideas Web-site and request forgotten password to be send by e-mail.

    The "Reset Connection" menu item is used to reset current connection with the streaming alerts server.

The "New Alert Window" menu item is used to create a new Alert Window. There can be any number of these windows. These windows are the windows that displays streaming alerts according to their configuration parameters. See "Alert Window" section below for more information about Alert Window configuration.

    The "Load Alert Window" menu item is used to load Alert Window which has been saved to file before. When the menu item is selected, the standard Open file dialog will be displayed:

Select necessary file (the default extension for the Trade-Ideas files is .TIA) and press "Open" button. The program will create a new Alert Window using configuration information from the file. This configuration information includes:

    1) Size, position and state of the Alert Window;

    2) Alert Window's font parameters;

    3) Alert Window's streaming alerts configuration (selected alerts types, view mode, displayed alert columns, direction of scrolling, color scheme, stocks, symbol lists etc.)

    4) Alert Window’s action settings (see "Actions" settings below)

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