Home of the original IBM PC emulator for browsers.
[PCjs Machine "ibm5170"]
Waiting for machine "ibm5170" to load....
APEX POINT & FIGURE enables you to do complete point and figure analysis for any stock. Stock files will contain the high, low, close, and volume for each day. There is no registration fee, no start-up fee, but there is a per quote fee. You can enter your own data or download it by modem from Warner Computer Systems, Inc. There is a sample database on disk two of this program, allowing some initial experimentation. The program is easy to use, easy to set up, and useful. The manual explains how to use the program but does not train the novice in learning the "markets game."
Select "A" for Access if you want to download data from Warner Computer or if you want to edit data that you have previously downloaded. If you are just starting and have not created any data files you will need to also select "A" to create your database of tickers for downloading. Once "A" is selected you will be taken to another menu where additional selections can be made. Select "P" for Plot if you want to display/analyze the data (tickers) in your database. The first screen you will see will ask you for the drive letter and path name (hard disk) for your database, then you can select a file (ticker) for analysis. You will then be asked for the number of days to plot and the starting record. Finally, you will be at the Plot Menu which has another 'help' screen. Select "E" or "X" for exporting any of your data files to one or more of the data formats shown. You will be taken to the EXporting Menu from which you can choose the option(s) you desire. Select "C" if you wish to change the background and foreground colors of the program menus or select "D" or "T" if you wish to change the date or time.
<1> Access/Download Data - connects you to Warner Computer for automatic downloading/updating of data files. <2> Edit/Update Files (more help available at that menu). <3> Create New Files is where you create your database of tickers. <4> Delete Data Files will remove unwanted files from your database. <5> Change File Name lets you change a file name. <6> Transfer Files will allow you to move a data file from one disk (subdirectory) to another. <7> Truncate Files will allow you to remove old data from a file. <8> Sort Data Files will arrange them in alpabetical order. <9> Create a Database will create a subdirectory and/or database.
The Edit/Update Menu allows you to do a variety of record maintenance, that is, work on individual entries in your data file(s). List, Change, Delete, and Print Records, once selected, will allow to you input your choice by record number or by date (YYMMDD). Enter Records will let you update your files manually. Adjust Records enables you to adjust any or all records for splits, dividends, etc. Sort Records will ensure that they are in chronological order. This will allow you to enter old data at the end of a file and then sort it to rearrange it in the proper order. Search Records will display minimums and maximums for each ticker and let you enter values to search for within that file. Write to Disk will save permanently any changes that you have made to the data file. Any changes will be so noted with a flashing asterisk and the Write to Disk selection will be flashing. If you exit this menu without saving your changes to disk, all changes will be lost.
<A> The local Telenet Number can be obtained from Warner Computer at (800) 626-4634 or you can call Telenet at (800) 336-0437. The number is normally entered as a seven digit number. <B> The direct Warner number will let you call Warner directly, bypassing the Telenet network. Your account number MUST be entered in selection <C> and your password MUST be entered in selection <D>. These entries are obtained from Warner Computer when you open an account. <E> Printer Port and <F> Comm Port refer to the location of your printer and modem, respectively. <G> Baud Rate refers to the speed at which your modem is set. <H> Use TELENET (Y/N) allows you to switch between <A> and <B> above. <I> Wait Limit in seconds tells the computer how long to wait before hanging up if no transmissions are occuring.
<1> Plot / Analyze Data - will first take you to the Program Settings Menu where you can change the plotting parameters. A separate help screen is available once you are at that menu. <2> List / Print Data - will display or print the actual numbers, along with dates, for the tickers you have loaded. <3> List / Print P&F Data - will display or print the data that was used in computing the P&F chart. <4> Select a New Chart Type - will take you to the listing of the four charting options that you had when you first loaded the data. <5> Select a New File - will give you the database prompt asking for the drive letter and pathname to another database to plot and analyze. <6> Change Graphics Mode - is where you can change the display mode for the type of video equipment you are using. Normally this is done when first using the program and not changed. <7> Change Graphics Colors - is where you can choose different colors for your plotting display, if you have color equipment.
The "Change Settings" Menu will allow you change the way the data is displayed on your screen. <A> Box Size: refers to the number of points a stock or commodity has to move for a box to be drawn on the chart. <B> Boxes per Reversal: refers to the number of boxes needed to begin a new column of boxes going in the opposite direction. <C> Box Heights in Pixels: refers to the physical size of the box on the graphics screen. The smaller the box, the more data you can display. <D> Box Width in Pixels: refers to the physical size of the box on the graphics screen. Experiment until you find the size you like.
The APEX EXport Menu is where you can convert any or all of your data files into one or more of the file formats listed on the screen. The following shows the differences in the two ASCII formats: ASCII Comma Delimited- DATE,HIGH,LOW,CLOSE,VOLUME 880802,12.88,12.25,12.5,4400 ASCII Space Delimited- DATE HIGH LOW CLOSE VOLUME 880802 12.88 12.25 12.5 4400 The 'DIF' (Data Interchange Format) format is a special type of ASCII file that is standard for translating data between programs. The 123 'WKS' format is the format used by the '123' program. It can be read by most other spreadsheet programs. You must have a formatted diskette available or you must have already setup a subdirectory for the converted file to be saved to. If you are going to convert a file to the CompuTrac format, the destination disk (or subdirectory) must be a CompuTrac database.
Disk No: 2046 Disk Title: APEX Point & Figure disk 1 of 2 (2047) PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: APEX Point & Figure Author Version: 9/89 Author Registration: None. Special Requirements: 512K RAM, DOS 3.0 or higher, and a modem. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Futures, Commodities. Does anyone understand them? APEX does. They have put together five programs to assist any investor in examining, analyzing, comparing, plotting or charting their stocks, bonds, funds, and more. This program is called APEX POINT & FIGURE. Those who invest in the stock market will find it useful. If you are not an investor then this is not the program for you. Why? APEX POINT & FIGURE is designed for the investor, not the curious. To use this program you must have a modem and a credit card. The modem provides you with access to Warner Communications where you can download market information. The credit card is how you pay for the service, since you are charged for each quotation downloaded. There is no registration fee, and no start-up fee, but there is a per quote fee. And, when you realize that you cannot enter your own data but must download it, then you may realize that you do not need this program. For those active in the market, this program provides a quick means of data access with the added feature of plotting out the information easily. For such investors, APEX POINT & FIGURE is a valuable program. The program is easy to use, easy to set up, and useful. The manual explains how to use the program but does not train the novice in learning the "markets game". But, the price is nominal, as you are not billed for anything until you download a market quote. Try it out and see what you think. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #2046 APEX POINT AND FIGURE >>>> ║ ║ (disk 1 of 2, 2047 also) ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To start program, type: APEX (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print documentation, insert disk 2 and type: COPY MANUAL.DOC PRN ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ A5HELP 665 11-28-88 10:24a A5KOLORS 962 2-26-89 8:59a A5MENUS 625 9-08-88 8:35a A5SETS 56 2-26-89 8:59a APEXDATA 19 11-22-88 12:40p COLORS 21 12-05-88 12:17p README 845 7-31-89 12:59p TEMPWKS 1280 8-24-88 4:10p WCSETS 108 2-26-89 8:57a APEX BAT 8 8-04-88 1:07p AUTOEXEC BAT 6 12-21-88 11:12a APEX5-1 DOC 1280 8-31-88 12:44p APEX5-2 DOC 765 9-08-88 12:34p APEX5-3 DOC 1024 8-03-88 10:14a APEX5-4 DOC 896 8-03-88 10:29a APEX5-5 DOC 1128 9-08-88 10:16a APEX5-6 DOC 658 9-08-88 10:21a APEX5-7 DOC 1024 8-03-88 11:15a ACCESS2 EXE 39746 8-20-89 9:56a BRUN30 EXE 70680 4-07-87 10:48a N2ACCESS EXE 48577 3-05-89 11:04a N2APEX EXE 13201 3-05-89 11:05a N2EXPORT EXE 30946 5-12-89 7:28a N2PLOT5 EXE 55150 3-05-89 11:09a FILE2046 TXT 3257 1-16-90 10:59a GO BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a GO TXT 617 1-16-90 9:01a 27 file(s) 273582 bytes 33792 bytes free