A new, highly automated system is now installed to manage MasterDATA’s subscription database. When fully implemented, subscribers will have the ability to manage their own accounts as well as providing ease of overall management to MasterDATA. The four web sites will each offer their own subscription. With the new software, subscriptions to any combination of these services can be offered to users.
To facilitate future subscription access to downloadable composite datafiles and future services, the MasterDATA web site is now divided into five separate web sites as follows:
www.masterdata.com – The primary site
www.masteremail.com – Composite reports (free & will remain so) – also trading signals in the future by subscription
www.masterdatacompositeplugin.com – Composite data downloads for MetaStock including the MasterDATA Composite Plug-in
www.masterdatacsv.com – Composite data downloads for Excel (.csv files)
This division also increases the internet visibility of MasterDATA services. The four latter sites are all hosted on our new on-site web server.
Initial work with new one year highs and lows within each Index/ETF confirms the importance of that composite statistic. To further study the importance of this indicator, a new shorter term high/low component count is now implemented for the quarterly time frame. This new statistic is included in the Excel (.csv) datafile downloads and MetaStock composite data.
MasterDATA now utilizes its own locally hosted web server for current reports and datafiles. As a result, the time required to upload composite reports and datafiles to an outside (off site) web hosting site is totally eliminated. Composite reports and datafiles are now output directly to the new local web server for immediate access by subscribers. The significant time savings will allow expansion of our ETF list while still providing data in a timely manner. Intraday updates are now also feasible and will be added in the not too distant future.
The MasterDATA Composite Plug-in for MetaStock now incorporates an additional function which minimizes the number of Custom Indicators necessary for utilizing various MetaStock functions (i.e. charting, explorations, etc.). The new function allows the composite data to be accessed in a manner very similar to “normal” price data on individual securities and the cycling of securities.
The MasterDATA Composite Plug-in for MetaStock is published to the web site and available for download and installation both for subscribers (with current data) and from the site’s newly expanded “Preview Section” (with past dated data).
The web site chart section is totally revised. Charts are now drawn from data generated by the MasterDATA Composite Plug-in for MetaStock. This full MetaStock Plug-in and data will soon be available for download to subscribers. Help files identifying and defining chart indicators are now implemented.
Reports & datafiles now include New Highs & Lows. This includes a consolidated report for subscribers listing all new yearly highs and lows for the period broken down by index and ETF.
Reports and historical datafiles are now available on the NYSE (NYA), AMEX (XAX) & NASDAQ (IXIC COMPQ) Composites. Due to runtime and facilities constraints, data currently includes only current & historical Price Data, Trend Channels, Total Index Volume and Advancing/Declining Issues with Volume. 7-29-04: A bug in the program code was corrected which caused the NYSE, AMEX & NASDAQ Composite datafiles to compile incorrectly. No other index or ETF datafiles were affected. Thank you, Tom, for promptly bringing this to my attention. This problem is fixed.
Although data is available from data vendors shortly after the close, corrections to the data often occurs and is not “final” until 4 to 5 hours after the close. In particular, the NYSE, AMEX & NASDAQ Composite statistics often do not update until this “final” posting. To address this issue, the program is now designed to accommodate an early run and then a “final” run later in the evening. This refinement will also facilitate Intraday updates (before the close) in the near future.