New public user profiles

Since its launch, Tradervue has provided a way for users to share trades with the community. This has taken off, and there are now many thousands of shared trades. Since then we’ve introduced a leaderboard of the users sharing the most trades, the top symbols traded, search features, and much more.

Today, we’ve enabled users to create a public profile, so others can get to know you a bit better. Here’s an example:

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Some ideas of things to put in your profile would include your trading style, the strategies you use, your blog, etc.

To edit your profile, go to the public view of one of your shared trades, and click your username next to your avatar on the trade:

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That will take you to your profile page, showing all of the trades you’ve shared. You can edit your profile from there by clicking the “Edit public profile” link:

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Another way to get there is to go to the shared trades page, and search for your username with the search box, just underneath the leaderboard.

Note that you must have shared at least one trade before your profile is enabled and visible!

Related to this, anyone with at least one shared trade will now have their username linked when they comment on someone’s shared trade:

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As always, let us know if you have any questions or suggestions, or just want to say hello!

Shared trade changes

Sharing trades on Tradervue has proven to be quite popular, and more and more traders are sharing some of their trades with the community. As a result of this growing interest, we have made some changes to the way the shared trades pages work.

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A – The shared trades pages will no longer show trades that have no notes. We have found that these trades rarely get comments, and are viewed far less than trades where the trader has made notes. So, from now on, trades that are shared with no notes will not show on the main Shared Trades pages, nor on the Tradervue front page. These trades with no notes will still show up on the trader’s personal shared trades page.

B – You can now search for a trader. If you know a trader’s username on Tradervue, enter it and click Search and you can go their personal shared trades page.

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C – We have re-worked the page for viewing a particular user’s trades (example). On this personal page, the trader’s username and avatar are now shown in the upper left, so you know you’re viewing trades for just this user.

D – From a trader’s personal shared trades page, you can click “View everyone’s shared trades” to go back to the main Shared Trades page.

E – On the personal shared pages, we now show the top 100 symbols for that user, based on how many trades with those symbols are shared. If you click on one of those symbols, you will then see only trades from that user for that symbol.

All in all, we’ve made it much easier to find users on Tradervue, and to browse through their trades. If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear them!

Running positions now shown

Tradervue now shows you your running position when you view a trade’s details. For example, when viewing a trade, my execution list might look like this:

Note the new “Position” column – this shows your current total position, after that execution. This is especially handy for those folks who are trading in and out of a position a lot – you can tell at a glance whether you’re still long or short, and by how much.

Similarly, for shared trades:

In this case, the “Position” column reflects either “long” or “short”. It’s especially useful here; before, it was sometimes difficult to tell when a trader still had a position on, or if they were flat in the middle of a trade. Now, it’s quite clear what’s going on, even if they are scaling in and out of their position. This trade is a good example.

And of course, if the trader is sharing real P&L data, then the actual position size will be shown – here’s an example trade showing this data.

Bulk editing trades

Tradervue will now allow you to edit multiple trades at a time. When you’re in the Trades View, you’ll see an edit icon at the top left of the trades header:

If you click that button, you’ll see the bulk editor. There are checkboxes to select which trades you want (and that selection can be expanded to the entire set of filtered trades):

After you’ve selected the trades you want, you can do any of the following actions:

  • add a tag
  • delete a tag
  • share trades
  • unshare trades
  • delete trades

This has been one of the most-requested features from Tradervue users; for example, quite a few folks wanted to more easily apply tags to a set of trades. This makes it easy!

New Dashboard

Also new in the recent Tradervue update was an all-new Dashboard, which is the default page you’ll see after logging in.

At a glance you’ll see your most recent trading day details, your overall performance for the last week (or the last 5 trading days), and your most recent shared trades with comment notifications.

Even better, if someone else has been trading the same instruments you have, and they have shared a trade, you’ll see that on your dashboard as well:

It looks at your last two trading days, and alerts you if there are shared trades in the same symbols on the same days.

Show shared trades on your site!

We’ve added a widget so you can display your shared trades (or any shared trades, for that matter) on your own blog or other web site!

Just go to the Shared Trades Widget page, fill in the form, and copy the code to your site. You can show up to 5 trades, in various sizes, and even filter them based on tag or symbol. You can actually filter on more parameters than are shown in the form – email us for details if you’re trying to be very specific with the trades that are shown.

You can see some examples of the widget in action here, here, and even right here on this blog, on the right. Wouldn’t it look nice on your site too?

Trade review from SMB Capital

They say an important part of growing as a trader is to get feedback from more experienced traders along the way. In hopes of furthering this goal, we’re going to try something new this week.

If you share a trade during the week of Sep 19-23, 2011, you can get a free trade review from Steve Spencer at SMB Capital! Get feedback on your trade, ask questions, whatever you would like.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Import your trades into Tradervue just as you normally would (you can sign up here if you’re not yet a Tradervue user).
  2. Add notes to the trade describing what you were thinking – the more detail you give, the better feedback you’ll get. Be sure to add the appropriate charts to the trade to illustrate what was happening.
  3. Tag your trade with smbreview
  4. Share your trade.

That’s it! Your trade will then show up on the SMB Trade Review page. Steve will look through the trades on that page, and review 5-10 of them on his Live from the Floor show on Monday, Sep 26 at 12:30pm eastern time.

If you have any questions or need help getting your trade ready, shoot us a note at support@tradervue.com and we’ll try to help.

New shared trades page

As the number of shared trades has been climbing lately, it became clear that the old shared trades page was outgrowing its initial design. So now, the new, redesigned, and much more useful shared trades page!

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The following sections are annotated in the screenshot above:

a. The trades themselves now take center stage. Each trade contains a thumbnail of a price chart; the chart will be one of the ones the trader has chosen to share with the trade. We decide which of the selected charts to use based on a “best-fit” technique – basically, the most granular chart that shows the entire trade is the one we will show. Click on a trade to see the detail or leave a comment.

b. A list of the users who have shared the most trades. Is your name on that list? If not, why not? :-) Clicking on a user will filter the shared trades to just that user.

c. Popular symbols, in a “tag cloud” format where the most popular symbols will be in a larger font. Clicking on a symbol will filter the shared trades to just that symbol.

d. Trade side – clicking long or short will filter the shared trades to just those on the long or short side.

So come check out the new shared trades page, perhaps add some of your own trades to it, and leave some comments for other folks!