Trade Ideas - macOS

Trade Ideas is a stock scanner, screener, charting, etc. application that is Windows only (.NET). Fortunately the 32-bit version of it runs fine under macOS with Wine. I assume it also runs fine under Linux since it works with Wine.

Wine

  1. Download and install Wine.
  2. Download the 32-bit beta release.
  3. Install Wine by copying it to the Applications folder.
  4. Launch “Wine” and it should bring up a terminal.
  5. Install winetricks using brew.
  6. winetricks dotnet45 corefonts
  7. Navigate to your Downloads folder.
  8. Install Trade Ideas using: wine <exe name here>

Crossover

Crossover is a bit easier since it has an installer option for Trade Ideas Pro. It will automatically download the required packages without you needing to do anything. It’s very nice and worth paying for if you can afford it. Paying for it directly supports the Wine project because any bug fixes/improvements are added back to Wine.

  1. Download and install Crossover.
  2. Download the 32-bit beta release.
  3. Once you have installed Crossover, open it and select “Install a Windows Application”.
  4. Type in “Trade Ideas”.
  5. Go to the “Select Installer” tab and choose the latest TI Pro beta 32-bit EXE that you downloaded earlier.
  6. Follow the instructions and you should be good to go.