I am very proud to announce the new MasterDATA User Forum. The purpose of this new addition to our forum section is to provide current subscribers and those interested in exchanging ideas regarding composite / breadth data an efficient means to do so. Additionally, MetaStockCSV Plug-in users will have an area devoted specifically to them.Â Certainly, I will monitor and respond as best I can, but perhaps more importantly, a forum often encourages users to help each other.Â I believe this is where the true potential lies.Â Ultimately, the sum becomes larger than the whole
This forum will also evolve into a full support platform for all questions and issues regarding MasterDATA’s products and services.Â A subscriber or user will post the issue encountered on the forum.Â We will go through the troubleshooting steps to address and remedy the problem right in the forum.Â Openly displaying this process on the forum allows everyone to benefit from the experience.Â This potentially can save a tremendous amount of time which can be redirected toward more positive endeavors.Â Any issue is an important issue and will be fully addressed until resolved.Â The difference will be that addressing a particular issue online may help another user resolve his own similar issue without the need of direct help from us.
Please visit and use both the new MasterDATA User Forum at http://www.masterdata.com/forum/bbPress/ and the recently added MasterDATA Forum at http://www.masterdata.com/forum/.Â I greatly appreciate your comments and questions.Â You can now post them directly online in the new forums and I will respond as soon as possible.
There is a lot of work to do yet on our new forum. Many new features and much content will be added shortly. Certainly, this new section of our web site will ultimately look much different.
If you have comments or questions, please post them here. We monitor the posts closely and will respond as soon as possible, as thoughtfully and clearly as possible.
Eventually, this section of our web site will develop into a full fledged user forum along with blogs from MasterDATA as well as from many well known authorities from the composite / breadth analysis world. Our objective is to achieve a composite / breadth data analysis clearinghouse.
Version 2.11 of the MetaStockCSV Plug-in is released.Â This new version makes using your own .csv format datafiles directly in MetaStock easier and more reliable than ever.Â Installation has been greatly simplified.Â In addition to the original plug-in formula which calls data from your datafiles as determined by the MetaStock function “base” symbol, a new formula format is now available.Â The new formula allows users to specify the symbol, the statistic, and the specific data period desired.Â The very powerful new formula can even display multiple data periods all in the same chart.Â Datafiles may also contain up to 150 columns of data with the new MetaStockCSV Plug-in Expansion Pack..
For further information or to download the new version visit the web site at http://www.metastockcsv.com.Â Existing MetaStockCSV Plug-in users may upgrade their software.Â An updated “free” version is also available.
Our Index / ETF Compilation List is adjusted to, once again, reflect the top 111 trade volume ETFs.Â Subject to our inclusion criteria, this list is revised monthly to continually contain the most highly traded, liquid US listed Exchange Traded Funds.
Last month, we adopted a revised policy regarding new additions / deletions to our compilation list.Â ETFs falling out of the top 111 top trade volume ETFs for two consecutive months will be deleted.Â This means that an ETF on MasterDATA’s Compilation List will remain on the list for a minimum of two months.Â This also means that our compilation list will number in excess of 111 ETFs on a continual basis.
New ETF Additions
These new additions ranked in the top 111 trade volume ETFs for the month of January, 2008.
iShares DJ Regional Banks Index Fund (IAT)
iShares Goldman Sachs Natural Resources Index Fund (IGE)
ProShares Short Russell2000 (RWM)
Objective:Â to achieve inverse performance of the Russell 2000 Index ($RUT)
SPDR S & P Semiconductor (XSD)
Potential Cut List
The ETFs listed below previously ranked in the top 111 trade volume ETFs.Â Two consecutive months out of a top 111 ranking will result in the ETF being deleted from MasterDATA’s Compilation List.Â Charts, reports and datafiles continue to be generated for these ETFs.
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund (IGW)
iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund (IGM)
iShares Russell 3000 Growth Index Fund (IWZ)
PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (PEY)
PowerShares Value Line Timeliness Select Portfolio (PIV)
SPDR Biotech (XBI)
The deleted ETFs below experienced trade volume less than the top 111 ETFs for two consecutive months.
First Trust ISE Chindia (FNI)
First Trust Value Line Dividend Fund (FVD)
HOLDRS Telecom (TTH)
iShares DJ Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Index Fund (IEO)
iShares Goldman Sachs Networking Index Fund (IGN)
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Value Portfolio (PWV)
PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Portfolio (PSI)