Thanks for your input Phyllis. Actually it was Phaedrus that suggested I post these questions to ShareChat. I merely agreed!
I'm also using a laptop (on loan) on which I was planning to install a cheap second hand copy of Metastock.
Unfortunately I'm in Queenstown so I won't be able to make Dr Elder's seminar. However I would like to have a look at his website if you would post the link.
Good luck with your move.
P.S. I'd like to see ShareChat use a message board system like Sharetrader but with the option of subscribing to receive all messages via email. What do others think?