Our goals for this year are to release version 6 of our software, along with the infrastructure to ensure you have your data where and when you need it. In addition, we reserved a new domain name called Rootrader.com. Some of our non-Aussie clients messaged us to ask if we do US or EU markets. Yes we do! To help find our software, and ensure our global users are confident in our product, we needed a COM address. So, Rootrader.com is being built. Right now, RooTrader.com directs to our current web page. In a few weeks, when we stand up our new web server the domain will point directly to the new pages. The OTrader.Com.AU page will remain, and eventually, we will link everything to the new page. We don’t want to lose any of our users while we transition. Also, in 2011, we will finish the new release to our software. We are writing the software in C# (pronounced C-Sharp) and retiring our current Visual Basic software. This will allow us to release our updates in a more timely fashion. We are going to be making some changes to the database that holds your data. That is why we have been going so very slowly. We don’t want to lose any data as we move forward. Ever. At the same time, we need to add some reports, and allow for future upgrades. These changes will allow us to add the features you have been requesting. As the year progresses, we are working to add more features to the software. As always, if you have been paying for support, you will get your updates for free. Stay tuned! Nik
Sorry for the long delay in updating our site. We have been working quietly in the background to improve our site, and migrate it to a new set of services for all of our users. What have we been working on? A great question, here is what we have been doing. Version 4 was written in Visual Basic. XP was king and we developed our tools for that platform. Over time, we started working on version 5 which was in development to clean up some of the issues we have run into with version 4. Unfortunately, we scrapped version 5. Software is a complex business. We started developing version 5 and realized the web is going a lot faster than we can write our code. So, we dumped it. The reason was, we wanted to move away from Visual Basic and get into the newer software languages where we can leverage more tools for our community. That was a pricey decision, but it should pay off in the long run for all of our users. In the meantime, we have cleaned up some of the older issues in version 4. Most of the changes were in the background and our users probably will not notice any changes. These changes were pushed to make the software more stable, and prepare it for future upgrades. Version 4.2.3 is out and includes: 1. A single installation file for all Windows versions. We now have one single install package to download to work on Windows 7, Vista and XP. 2. Automatic updates. The software will download updates without you having to visit our web site. Don’t worry, you have control here. It will ask nicely to be installed. 3. Some menu items were cleaned up. 4. A cleaner database. This helped us clean up some small bugs. Thank you all for your patience. We have spent a lot of time and money getting this upgraded. You haven’t seen the changes but we are working for you. I’ll explain what the rest of the year will bring in my next entry! Cheers! Nik
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23 November 2009 : Version 4.1.29 Updated: You can now close individual trades when you hold multiple positions. Right click on the trade > Close Position > Close Single Trade. Only the selected trade will be shown and ready to be closed. Added: You can now now convert a single trade to a strategy without the need to enter an option trade. Right click on a trade > Convert to Single Strategy. You can now right click on the trade and add another leg to the strategy of any type. This allows for pairs trading or other strategies that use two trades but not necessarily an option trade. Updated: Stocks on the Indian Stock Exchange now use .NS instead of .NA for Yahoo price updates. Added: There is now a graph in Performance Charts that shows an equity curve on a trade by trade basis. It also has a High Water Mark(HWM) line to show equity peak.
This video shows how to enter and manage an Iron Condor trade.
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If you are looking for videos on how to use OTrader with covered calls then go to the Covered Call Library. Each time we make a new covered call video I will upload it to this page.
Here is another video that shows what to do when you get assigned (exercised) on a short option trade or when an option trade expires worthless.
I have had a few questions lately about to roll up or roll down covered calls. This quick video will show you how to roll up a covered call. You can use the same method to roll down as well.
We have just created a new user forum where you can have your say on new features for our stock and option portfolio management software. It allows you to vote on your favourite features. I have kicked it off with two features but you can add more as you see fit. Go to http://otrader.uservoice.com to have your say. Any questions let me know.