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BeeSoft has been committed exclusively to the Apple platform since 1995, and today’s ProTA is used worldwide in over 45 countries.  And thanks to our customers’ support and feedback, the ProTA  feature list has grown to an unmatched level of performance and productivity for the Apple-based trader.

Tickers: Stocks • Mutual Funds • Indexes • Futures • Options • Currencies • Cryptos • General Market


Sources: Yahoo! Finance (fully automated via internet downloading, for personal use) • MetaStock ASCII formats • Spreadsheets (Excel, etc.) • Text files (Any tab, comma or space delimited formats) • ASCII Data DVD's • Dial Data (fully automated via internet downloading, account required) • Virtually any web-based data source that provides data in a comma, tab or space delimited format


• Securities: Unlimited in number, 100+ years of daily data per file

• Editing: Integrated spreadsheet-like interface

• Automatic Internet Downloading: Via Yahoo! (free for personal use) or Dial Data (optional, fee service)

• Importing: Universal Text Importer handles virtually all ASCII text formats; Copy/Paste entire files

• Manual data entry: Integrated spreadsheet-like interface

• Price Adjustments: Stock splits, Mutual Funds distributions, Futures continuous contract rollovers


• Chart Object-orientation: Total control over customization of all chart objects

• Chart Body: Customize colors and style for body background, main heading text, axes and gridlines

• Time (X) Axis: 100 levels of spacing/zoom, 1Min, 5Min, 15Min, 60 Min, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly, Calendar periodicity automatically calculated and displayed, custom date range specification, blank date padding at end of chart

• Price (Y) Axes: Left/Right/Both/Hidden locations, automatic or manual scaling, logarithmic scaling

• Panes: Unlimited number of sub-panes per chart window; resize, relocate, zoom, hide any pane

• Plots & Line Studies: Unlimited in number and overlay, drag and drop to relocate, click to reconfigure color/style/parameters, merge overlays in a common price scale or use separate scaling

• Exporting: Any plotted Indicator or price line

• Text & Symbol Annotations: Unlimited; customize color, background, border; place arrows and/or text notes

• Cursor Tools: Crosshairs for color-coded pricing displays of all plots under the cursor; Line tool to draw trendlines and define line studies

• Templates: Unlimited; apply manually or assign to groups of charts

• Sequential Viewing: mouse click, keyboard shortcuts

• Multiple Chart Window Management: Grid tools, save Suites of charts (unlimited in size), automatic Content and/or Time Axis synchronization

• Printing: High resolution charts to your printer or pdf files


Accumulation/Distribution • Adjusted Data Lines • Advancing/Declining Issues • Auto Linear Regression Trendlines • Auto Rangelines • Auto Trendlines •  Average True Range • Bars • Bollinger Bands • Bollinger Put Volume Indicator • Bull/Bear Power • Candlesticks • Chaikin Oscillator • Commodity Channel Index • Comparison Overlays • Detrended Price Oscillator • Directional Movement System • Ease of Movement • Elder Ray • Force Index • Heikin-Ashi • Linear Regression Forecast (End-Point Moving Average) • Market Facilitation Index • Median Price • Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) • McClellan Oscillator • Money Flow Index • Moving Averages (Simple, Exponential, Weighted) • Negative Volume Index • Net New Highs/Lows • On Balance Volume • Open Interest • Paint Bars • Parabolic SAR • Performance • Point & Figure • Positive Volume Index • Price Volume Trend • Put/Call Ratio • Rate of Change • Relative Performance • Relative Strength Index • Spreads • Standard Deviations • Stochastics • TRIN/Arms Index • Typical Price • Up/Down Volume • Volatility • Volume • Volume Profile • Weighted Closes • Williams' Accumulation/Distribution • Williams' %R • Zig Zag


AROON Oscillator • AROON Up/Down • Balance of Market Power • Center of Gravity • Chande Momentum Oscillator • Chande TrendScore • Coppock Curve • Disparity Index • Extraneous Movement Index • Guppy Multiple Moving Average • Historical Volatility Ratio • Inverse Fisher Transformation • Mass Index • Normalized RSI • PRO-GO • Range Cloud • StochRSI • Trend Intensity Index • True Strength Index • Ulcer Index • Ultimate Oscillator • Vertical Horizontal Filter • Vortex Indicator • Calendar Month Performance • Day of Week Performance • Seasonal Performance • KST • Donchian Channels • Ichimoku • Keltner Channels


• Chart Customization: Colors, line styles, all computational parameters

• Bars: Paint certain bars a unique color based on your own technical conditions

• Candles: Built-in identification for over 20 common patterns

• Indicator Smoothing/Oscillators: Plot moving averages of Indicators; plot the difference between the indicator and its moving average (oscillator)


Cycle Lines • Fibonacci Retracements • Horizontal Line • Linear Regression • Range Ruler • Trendlines (Auto-snap to connect Highs or Lows) • Vertical Line


• Table Sorting: Based on any combination of fields

• Unlimited user-customized Columns Templates

• Drag-and-drop positioning and sizing of columns, add/remove securities individually or batch


• Dozens of automatically calculated table fields: • Security Name • Security Type • Quote values: Open High, Low, Close, Volume, Open Interest; Latest, One Day Prior, One Week Prior, One Month Prior, One Year Prior, End of Last Month, First of This Month, End of Last Year, First of This Year, First Date in Data File, Purchase Date, Specified Date • Price change: Raw Value or % Change; based on any pricing field; One Day, One Week, One Month, Three Months, Six Months, One Year, Week-to-Date, Month-to-Date, Year-to-Date, Since First Date in Data File, Since Purchase Date, Since Specified Date • Range: High - Low Price Range, High of Range, Low of Range, % From Range High, % From range Low, New High/Low Flag; same period options as listed above • Moving average comparisons: Simple, Exponential, Weighted; Raw Moving Average, Points Above/Below Moving Average, % Above/Below Moving Average, Above/Below Flag, Crossover Flag • Volume comparisons: Today's Volume vs. Average Volume • Candlestick Pattern • Quote File Audit • Combine TA ranking displays with Portfolio Tracking fields (below)


• User-input fields: • Purchase Date • Purchase Date • Number of Shares or Contracts • Multiplier (for Futures positions) • Purchase Price • Purchase Commission • Sales Date • Sales Price • Sales Commission • Trade Comments

• Automatically calculated fields: • Cost Basis • Sales Value • Days Owned • P&L • Return on Investment (ROI)

• Display and Rank: Extended Dollar or Per Share equivalents, open positions, close positions or all positions, P&L and ROI from purchase date or YTD, MTD, WTD, 12 month, one month, one week, one day, or since any specified date, raw or annualized ROI


• ProTAscript:  Built-in formula-writing language to design and implement your own analyses or those published by others in books/web sites: • 40 common pre-written indicator elements • 24 built-in Candlestick patterns • 20 Math functions (Sum, Log, Slope, etc.) • 4 Date functions (DayOfWeek, DayOfMonth, Day, Month) • Standard formula/programming operands (+, -, *, /, >, <, >=, <=, =, <>,AND, OR, etc.) • Dozens of special sub-functions to assist and ease the process of writing your own indicators (Highest, Lowest, BarsSince, CrossAbove, IsRising, PeakValue, Correlation, etc.)


• Customize rules for: Enter Long, Exit Long, Enter Short, Exit Short • Specify stops: Stop Loss, Profit Stop, Trailing Stops, Inactivity Stops, Max Trade Len • Simulate real-world accounting: Commissions, Slippage, Idle Funds Interest Rate • Batch testing/ranking: Multiple securities or Multiple systems • Dozens of system/trade statistic results automatically provided: %winners/losers, drawdowns, risk/reward ratios, day analyses, trade analyses, trade listing, equity analysis, etc. • Charting displays: Buy/Sell arrows, shadings, P&L notations, PaintBars, equity line, etc.


• Maximum parameters to optimize per model: 5 • Optimizing options: Net P&L, % P&L, number of trades, Avg. P&L per trade, Max/Min Drawdown, Risk/Reward Ratio, vs. Buy&Hold, etc.


• Unlimited compound and multiple conditional criteria • Smartlist results: Sortable, rankable,  templatable


• TickerPicker: Instantaneous access to any security regardless of database size • Built-in 250 page pdf User Manual

• Compatible with Mac OS X 10.13 and higher • Dark Mode

Companion ProTA Mobile iOS apps • iPhone • iPad • iCloud Sync • Ticker Management • Automatic Data Refreshes

Exclusive to Mac for Over 20 Years 

20 Years of Mac OS images

ProTA looks like a Mac app, runs like a Mac app, and behaves like a Mac app, because it is a

100% modern, native macOS application written in Objective-C and Swift.

Updated for the latest macOS 12 Monterey operating system, and built as a Universal Binary to run at the fastest native speeds on the latest Apple Silicon Mac hardware.  

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