Tradervue now supports importing futures trades from CQG Trader. Go to the Import Trades page, select CQG Trader from the list, and follow the instructions!
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Options support for SureTrader
We have added options support for SureTrader. As always, log into Tradervue, click Import Trades, select SureTrader, and follow the instructions!
If you don’t see your broker or platform on the supported list, let us know!
Splitting option trades
Tradervue merges executions into logical trades as you import your executions, and provides the ability to split or merge trades to give you flexibility in how they are grouped together.
It is fairly strict, however, with respect to exactly where you can split a trade apart. Specifically, it must be split at a point in the trade timeline where the position is flat. Normally, this is clear, but in the case of long-running option trades, there may not be a point where the overall position is flat. Consider the following option trade:
In this trade, we have purchased a June 170/175 call vertical. Later, we rolled this to July. What we’d like to see is the June vertical split out into its own trade, and have the July vertical start a new trade. However, we bought the July vertical on June 13, and sold the June on June 14 (or we could have let it expire). There was never a point during this trade where we were flat – so it cannot be split using the regular split facility.
There is a now a way to address this. We click the Advanced button just above the execution list, and we will see a new “Split options” link:
UPDATE 2017-01-09: The “Split options” link is now called “Manual split”.
Click that, and we’ll see the new custom split page, where we see a list of all of our executions. We select the executions that should be split out into their own trade – in this case, the June vertical open and closing executions:
We then click “Split Trade”, and we will be left with two trades. One will contain the June vertical opening and closing executions, and will be closed. The other will contain the opening executions for the July vertical, and will be an open trade.
The custom split feature is available now!
New 1-hour price charts available
The automatic price charts in Tradervue can now be displayed on a 1-hour timeframe (by popular demand!):
The hours are aligned on clock hours – so 9:00, 10:00, etc. For equities, the first bar of each day will cover the period from the 9:30 market open to 10:00.