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This list is for the discussion of issues important to professional traders, people who earn their living trading in the financial markets. It was started as a forum for the ad hoc support of users, by users, of Omega Research Corporation's TradeStation software. Later, users of SuperCharts and System Writer Plus joined the fray. Please note, though, that Omega Research has no official connection with the list, and neither approves nor sponsors the content. Occasionally a member of the Omega team may listen in, and perhaps contribute, but not in any official capacity.

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