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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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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Development plan of Option Workshop in October/November

After the release we have received some good suggestions for program improvement. Thank you for your response. Thus, the development plan of Option Workshop in October/November:

  1. Show the open interest volume in the Option Desk.
  2. Display the theoretical price in the Order book.
  3. Add the ability to change the option type of the modeled position.
  4. Add standard strategy templates.
  5. Add the ability to include an underlying asset to the strategies templates.
  6. Add the option to change the update rate of the data exported via DDE.
  7. Improve the volatility charts.
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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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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Adding positions to a strategy

There are different ways to add positions to a strategy in Option Workshop. The most convenient and quickest method is by dragging an instrument from the Option Desk’s table, and dropping it into the positions table. In this case a form with some pre-filled fields will open. And you can simply edit these if you wish. This video demonstrates this method of adding positions and a few other ways to do it.

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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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