While it has been hogging the attention, quite a few new features have been overlooked. In this little article, I'll explain how to access EcoStat and what it is.
EcoStat is a really big tool, included in MetaStock Professional XIII for free that gives you a ton of information on 11 major countries. Our Forex traders love it for looking at broad economic data.
By the Numbers Ecostat consist of:
- 78 layouts covering a broad selection of economic data on 11 major countries.
- Economic analysis on 11 major countries including: US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Russia, China, and Brazil.
- Leverages the extensive set of economic data provided with the XENITH datafeed.
- Popular economic data including inflation indicators, foreign trade, GDP, debt, monetary, housing, unemployment, leading indexes, and more.
To Access it you would open any of these Layouts from the File|Open menu in XIII. Here you will have a great selection of data available as shown in this image:
I particularly find it interesting to look at the Overlayed charts. Personally, I was surprised to see who is first in National Debt.
This offers a lot of really good Macroeconomic data and I particularly like the Dashboard views.
By the way, If you're a fan of this type of top down Analysis, you should also take a closer look at Sector Stat which is also included free of charge with MetaStock and MetaStock Pro.