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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Option Workshop, version 17.3.1431

We prepared a major update for Option Workshop. Many new features have been added to help our users trade efficiently.

There are two new tabs in the Positions manager:

  • Orders – contains orders that are linked to selected strategy. On this form, you can place or cancel orders, and shift orders one step up or down from the midmarket price.
  • Notes – contains text comments about the selected strategy. You can write comments on any strategy. Notes are displayed when you hover the cursor over the strategy name.

In the new version, you can change the position’s opening price, set the commission for the exchange/underlying assets/option series/futures, display the IV curves for several pricing models simultaneously, etc. We will discuss these and other features in this article.

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Option Workshop, version 16.12.1329

In the new version we have unified the format of the options series codes. Now, the codes are displayed in a unified format for all elements in the interface.

Also we have made minor changes in the what-if scenarios functionality, exchange visibility configuration window and accounts visibility configuration window.

The description of these and other changes can be found in this article.

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Friday, 23 September 2016

What`s New in Option Workshop version 16.9

September is here and we have a whole new major update to talk about. There are several new features that have been added to Option Workshop to help our users trade as efficiently and effectively as possible. Without further ado, I’m going to talk about each of these feature, and what they allow.

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Table settings

In Option Workshop most of the data is displayed in tabular form. For convenience the tables can be customized to your requirements. We’ve made two videos that demonstrate how to do it:

  1. The first video is about selecting which columns to display, specifying width and sorting order.
  2. The second video is about how to create presets, which are used to quickly switch between different table settings.
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New Positions and Fills Manager Toggle Button

The next update, rolling out in the upcoming weeks, will include the ability to toggle between the Positions manager and the Fills manager on the same screen (see Fig. 1 and Fig. 2), among other changes. This change affects only the interface – the logic of working with positions and fills remains the same.

Figure 1 – the improved Positions interface, showing the Positions/Fills toggle button

Figure 2 – the improved Positions interface, showing the Positions/Fills toggle button

Our customer support experience has taught us that too few users know how to access the Fills form, and most are unaware it even exists. This is concerning, because fills management is inseparably linked with position management, a cornerstone of the whole product.

We hope this design improvement will encourage users to click on the Fills button and explore what lies behind it.

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