Platform Features Release: August 2022


Announcing the latest Release of feature and functionality enhancements to the trading platform.  These allow for more customizing ability and streamlines functions on accessing or displaying information.  Highlights include:

Screen for Weekly Options – The ability to screen for weekly options has been added to the Screen Function under Find.

Rearrange Screener Data Points – Change selection order directly on the Results page, by drag/drop action.

Large Chart Widget on Custom Page –The new widget fits an entire row on the custom page.

Customize Moving Averages – The Moving Average thickness can now be customized.

Vertical Zoom on Chart – Function expanding to allow for Horizontal and Vertical Zoom.

Double-click function on Expiration Cycle Page –Eliminates need to click “Okay” button


Screen for Weekly Options

The Screener – located under the Find Tab – now provides the ability to screen for Weekly Options.

Now customizing your own searches is even better!

Remember, you can save Screens for future use – and even edit/update them as needed.


Rearrange Screener Criteria

Rearrange Screener data points on the Results page by clicking located on the upper left corner of each data point, then drag up/down.

The data points are filtered with each entry in the order they are listed.

Additional edits can be made with the existing Screener data points:

Click to keep the data point but disregard in an updated “Run Search”.

Click to remove the data point from an updated “Run Search”.

Save to keep the edited Screener for future use.


Large Chart Widget on My Custom Page

An individual chart can be set on an entire row on the Custom Page by selecting the Large Chart widget.
The Custom Page set-up and arrangement remain the same.


Customize Moving Average Lines

All Moving Average IndicatorsExponential, Simple, Triangular and Weighted can be customized to set Line Width.   The default setting is ‘1’.

This update, along with previously added, user-defined “Line Type” allows for even more identification in charting analysis.


Expiration Cycle Double-click Functionality

Quickly access one or more Expiration Cycles by double-clicking on each row you wish to evaluate.

The selected dates will automatically display on the Chain.

Click “Expiration Cycles” button again to revise/add to existing cycles.


Vertical & Horizontal Zoom Functionality


Change Log

  • Corrected “Extend By” behavior on Chart with Streaming
  • Created ability to reconcile partial trades
  • Updated Annotation editing capability when adding text
  • Resolved Edge browser/Annotations conflict
  • Volatility Stop Indicator – expanded
  • Fixed navigation break: Chain>Chart>Chain
  • Analyze function restored on certain strategies
  • Alert tool-tip correction
  • Adjusting Parallel lines now saving
  • Corrected Pending/Executed Order on Chart display


Platform Features Release: April 2022


Announcing the updates, additions and edits to the trading platform:

Capability to adjust charts for splits

When a stock had a previous stock split, a button appears above to view Adjusted/Unadjusted Chart.

Data Points added to Option Chain
Get % return on Expiration and annualized % values for covered positions.

Intraday Chart Period Update
1 Week displays as 7 Days.  2 Weeks displays as 14 days.


Chart Adjusts for Splits

When a stock has a Split history,  will appear next to the Indicator Box above the chart.

Make sure the chart period selected covers when the split occurred.   This is identified on the x-axis of the chart as .

When the “UnAdj” button is clicked, the chart will display ‘before’ & ‘after’ split pricing.

Click the “UnAdj” button again to restore the prior chart display.


New Option Data Points Added

New data points have been added to assist in analyzing returns.

Covered Return – return based on expiration for $ used to buy shares for covered positions.

TVI% – Covered Return annualized

These are available on the Calls/Puts Chain and are also available as data points for Option Chain Custom Views


Chart Enhancements:  Chart Periods & Candlestick Range


Change Log

  • Resolved Saved Screener settings glitch
  • Corrected Backtest Analyze date ability
  • Restored sort capability in Institutional Activity
  • Corrected profit/loss % display in Virtual Accounts
  • Restored missing PEG/TTM data
  • Enhanced contrast/dark theme notation
  • Corrected Virtual Account Gain/Loss display
  • Lower Indicator placement ability restored
  • Earnings Data restored, added Time of Day
  • Duplicate TDA Journal tab resolved


Platform Features Release: Enhanced Annotation Capability and Indicator Settings


Announcing the latest features/functions updates, additions or edits to the trading platform:

Enhanced Annotation Capability
Additional features have been added to create Annotations, Trendlines and Notes on the Chart.  Each can be customized by color, size and easily placed on individual charts.
Volume and Moving Average Indicator Updates:
Users have the ability to further differentiate Moving Averages on the charts by changing the type of Line.
Volume can now be selected as an Upper Indicator and/or Lower Indicator


Enhanced Annotations, Trendlines, Notes & Fibonacci capabilities

Additional & Enhanced Tools for Charting

Enhanced Annotations, Trendlines, Notes & Fibonacci Retracements allow you to customize and edit for greater flexibility on your charting.

Rays, Horizontal Lines and Arrows have been added.  All allow you to select the color and thickness of each for greater differentiation on the charts.  Easily reposition with a simple click and drag to new location.

Notes can be text and color edited as well as repositioned.

Parallel Lines have been added and they, along with Fibonacci Retracements – allow you to customize the color and transparency on the charts.

Edits are easy:  Click on the entry, edit as needed on the Annotation Box – which can be moved anywhere on the platform-  as needed, to make any changes.

More Info on Trendlines, Notes, Advanced Annotations

Volume and Moving Average Enhancements

Customize your Moving Average indicator Lines – not only by color – but by the type of line:

Volume, already available as a Lower Indicator, can be added as an Upper Indicator on the charts.

In addition, the Volume bar colors can be customized as they are an independent indicator from the candlesticks.  This is done by clicking on the gear icon, as shown.


Change Log

  • Added Stock/ETF symbol to Option Chain Window


Custom (Premium Desktop Feature)

Custom Page  – Customize What You Want To See


Custom Page

You’ll find Custom under the Home tab (formerly Market tab).  Trade Central gives you a one-stop view of your selected Stocks/ETFs.   Add Quote Boxes, Multiple Charts and News for your selections and overall Market News.

Rearrange the content to fit your preferences, the platform will adjust to maximize the view according to the device you are using.

This is a flexible feature with a number of ways to structure the Custom page.  The widgets are adjustable, allowing you to rearrange, add, substitute or remove as needed.

Read below to learn more and get started:


Add Widgets

Check the box for “Quote“, “Chart“, and/or “News” and enter quantity for each then click “Enter”.

Add the Symbol in the appropriate box for the data to populate.

Note:  To remove a widget, click the ‘x’ in the upper right corner of the box.


Chart Widget

After adding “Chart” widget and Stock/ETF symbol, click the Gear Icon (upper right corner of widget box) to select:

Time Period: 1 Day, 1 Month, 3 Month,  6 Month or 1 Year
Chart Types:  Candlestick, OHLC or Line
Indicators:  Over a dozen indicators available to add to each chart.  You can edit and remove/change selected indicators on each chart.

Custom lets you add multiple chart set-ups per Symbol for a convenient way to research existing trades or find opportunities.


Widget Settings

Rather than enter a symbol on each Chart, Quote or News component, you can assign a number to each widget.

Then, using the Watchlist displayed on the left side of the screen, click the Action Icon (triangle) to left of Stock Symbol you want to display and assign a number, 1 thru 12

The widgets with that number will automatically populate accordingly.

To change displaying one symbol to another using a Watchlist, simply click on the Action Icon of new Symbol and select the number of the current Symbol you want to replace.


Adjust Custom Display

Adjust the order display by clicking on the Re-Arrange button on the Upper Right corner of Trade Central screen.

The display changes to placeholder bars for easy drag/drop action. Re-Arrange button changes to “In Process“.

Click on the Bulls-Eye icon to the left of the Stock/ETF symbol, then drag/drop to new location.

When completed, click on “Save“, then “In Process” to return to Trade Central main view.


Technical Analysis

Technicals: The fastest indicators of The Score

In Technical Score, 3 primary categories of studies are evaluated – MACD, RSI, Momentum.

Momentum is made up of 4 different trend analysis timelines.
5 = Stock over the 5 day moving average
15 = Stock over the 15 day moving average
5/21 = 5 day moving average over the 21 day moving average
15/50 = 15 day moving average over the 5o day moving average

Note: Momentum indication is from fastest to slowest.  This can be helpful in determining your time-frame/outlook for the appropriate strategies.

By clicking on the Technical Score Icon anywhere in the platform, you’ll be taken to the Chart Tab under Research for that Company/Symbol.

Go to Charts for more in-depth information.


Chart Navigation

Hovering the cursor over the icons will display it’s function.
In the upper right of the Chart screen, you can select which Chart Profile to research from the drop-down box, then save or delete the profile.

 

The next set of icons immediately below this gives more charting capabilities: Increase/Decrease price ranges, Reset price range, Hide/Show Navigation Bar, Move the date Back/Forward, Export/Print Chart

Other features include the Navigation Bar (below the chart).  The shaded area corresponds to the chart time period.  Slide one or both tabs of the bar to adjust the time period covered.

The “Hide/Show” button near the top-right of the screen will collapse the Indicator Detail area above the chart.


Chart Types

Lines, Bars, Candles & Comparisons

You have the flexibility in not only the way the data is displayed, but you also have choices in comparisons:  Year-over-Year comparisons of your current Stock, up to a 5-year period.  You can also compare your current stock to another stock, another index, ETF, etc.


Chart Periods

You can add/remove and even extend Time Periods

Use the plus (+) to select the length and periodicity to display.  Intervals range from minute-by-minute for a 1 Day Chart to month-by-month for up to 25 years (Maximum)

Click the  on any time period to add it to the header for easy access to frequently used selections.
You may remove any favorite period by either clicking the “X” in the upper right of the button in the header or simply clicking the star again in the selector menu.

Finally, Extend the Chart by 10, 30, 60 even 90 periods beyond today to evaluate Chart Patterns.   If you select “Extend By 30” on a daily chart,  it will extend by 30 days.  On a weekly chart, it will extend by 30 weeks.  (Note:  This feature is applicable to Daily, Weekly and Monthly charts).

Trend lines can be drawn through the extended period.

This feature can be toggled on/off by the same (+) in the header.


Add/Delete/Save Chart Profiles

Create multiple chart profiles for your analysis.  Saved profiles will remember your settings: chart type, time-frame including “Extend By 10,30,60 or 90 Days”, indicators, etc.

After you’ve set up your chart:
1.  Click the ‘Save’ Icon
2.  You’ll be prompted to Overwrite an existing profile or Save as a new profile
3.  Click ‘Done’

That’s it!

You can removed unwanted profiles by clicking the [x] icon to delete, located next to the ‘Save’ icon.

 


Adjust Chart Height & Width

The height of the chart can be adjusted by clicking and dragging the tab under the main chart.

This is a feature unique per device.   You can have separate settings for your laptop/desktop,notebook or even tablet.

To widen the chart, click the blue tab on the left side of the chart.  This will collapse the Quote Bar to the left of the chart.  You can ‘undo’ this by clicking the tab again.