Automated import for Lightspeed

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve added a completely automated data importer for Lightspeed. This will work for most Lightspeed retail accounts.

So now there are three ways to import your data from Lightspeed:

1. Completely automated – let Tradervue do the work!

2. Bookmarklet – you browse to the correct page on the Lightspeed back-end site, and click the bookmarklet in your browser

3. Copy/paste or file import – you copy/paste data from the Lightspeed back-end site, or import a file that you export from there.

To use the automated importer, just go to the Tradervue Import Trades page as before, choose Lightspeed, and follow the instructions.

For those of you trading with trading firms that clear in another manner, stay tuned – we’ve got another announcement this week just for you!

New running P&L charts

We’ve added two more charts to Tradervue, which display your running intraday P&L.

On every trade detail page, where you used to see your selected price charts, there are now two tabs – “Price Action” and “Running P&L”:

The Price Action tab shows you the same price charts you saw before, on your chosen timeframes with your trade executions plotted.

Clicking on the “Running P&L” tab will show you the new P&L charts. The one on the left will be the intraday P&L for the current trade only:

This is displaying the sum of both realized and unrealized P&L, and is displayed with either 1-minute or 5-minute resolution depending on how long the trade lasts.

The chart on the right will show you running P&L for all intraday trades on that particular day:

The zone in yellow is the timeframe represented by the current trade, so you can see how the particular trade you’re looking at fits into the overall P&L picture for the day. This chart is always shown in 5-minute resolution.

At the current time, these charts will only display for intraday trades.

As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions, please send them to us at!

Futures now supported

Tradervue now supports futures! This has been one of the most common requests since Tradervue launched…so we’re very pleased to roll this out.

You can already see some ES trades that homehedgie has shared; things work very similarly to how they work for stocks, but with the necessary changes for longer trading hours, P&L calculations, etc.

The specific futures that we support are listed here. If there are other contracts you are trading, just let us know and we can add them to the list for you.

The brokers/platforms we have tested futures support with are:

  • Interactive Brokers
  • Thinkorswim
  • TradeStation
  • NinjaTrader

And we’ve of course added futures support to the popular Generic Import Format.

If your broker isn’t listed here, we either a) don’t support that broker yet, or b) we don’t have sufficient test data to ensure futures will import properly. In either case, please email us and we will do our best to get things updated!

Big report changes

The reporting on Tradervue has just become dramatically more powerful. Starting today, there are now three different “types” of reports you can view:

General reports

These are the reports you know and love that we’ve had from the beginning. Just some minor cosmetic changes here.

Win vs Loss Days report

This new report is designed to help you analyze what’s different (besides the obvious) between your winning and losing trading days. For example, perhaps on your losing days you’re making a much larger number of trades during the noon hour.

Keep in mind you might certainly have some losing trades on your winning days. This report doesn’t group by winning/losing trades; rather, it separates your trades into winning and losing days, and shows all of the trades in each group.

As usual, you can filter the trades that are included in this report using the global filter bar at the top of the window, with the one exception that only intraday trades are included in this report, regardless of the filter setting.

Compare reports

This is the biggest new addition to the reporting, and the most exciting. The Compare reports are designed to show you the differences between any two groups of trades. Long vs short, last year vs this year, or support vs breakout trades.

You can choose one of the “quick reports” to get started, or you can just dive in and build your own report by filling in the group filter boxes and clicking “Generate” to build your report.

Here we are viewing long vs short trades:

Where this gets even more interesting is when you’ve used tags to categorize your trades. So one group could be “breakout” trades, and the other group could be “momentum” trades. Or whatever combination makes sense to you. Here we’re looking for breakout trades vs. long momentum trades:

The possibilities are endless…give these new reports a try, and see what you can learn about your trading!