Tradesignal 11 – What’s New

1 December 2021

The release of version 11 is now live and has been released to improve the experience of Tradesignal users, with a wide range of additional features as well as a whole new look. For full details, please refer to our user guide (English, German).

General Application Changes

INTRODUCTION OF THE MINI TOOLBAR

The property inspector has been replaced with the mini toolbar resulting in more efficient property changes. The mini toolbar is displayed in each element, similarly to charts, watchlists, and so on, and the options adapt to the selected element and item. With the mini toolbar you have quick access to the most used properties of an item and any changes made in the mini toolbar are updated live. Additionally, the mini toolbar is shown in each workspace individually, also on another desktop.

Within the mini toolbar, settings are available for symbols, such as chart type, period and used colours. For tools, settings are also available, including colours, line styles and alerts. Settings are also available for indicators and strategies, such as inputs, colours and line styles. All available settings for the activated item are displayed with a click on the gear at the end of the mini toolbar, see Mini Toolbar.

Tradesignal Mini Toolbar - Trayport

General Chart Settings and Money Management are now accessible via the Home-Tab, see “Settings” and “Money Management” within the user guide.

Saving default settings is now possible in the context menu of properties that have a default setting, see “Default Settings” within the user guide. As before are some default settings part of the Tradesignal Options.

HIDE ELEMENTS IN THE CHART

For a more focused overview in your charts, you can now easily hide individual chart elements with a click on the “eye” in the Mini Toolbar. Hidden elements like indicators, symbols or strategies are still calculated but their output is not visible anymore. With another click on the eye is the output visible again, see Mini Toolbar.

Additionally, it is now possible to hide the legends of all used elements in the chart with one click on the arrows below the legend. If the legends are hidden, the number reflects the number of hidden elements. With another click on the arrows the legends are visible again.

USER-DEFINED CONTINUATIONS AND ROLLING CONTRACTS FOR JOULE PERIOD SPREADS

The new Wizard allows you to create user-defined continuations for a period spread as well as a rolling contract. Please define the second leg as second contract to select in the wizard. The symbol name reflects both used legs as shown in the figure, see “Continuous Contracts” within the user guide.

NEW ADDITIONAL SYMBOL SEARCH BOX

A new symbol search box has been added to the symbol lists. The search finds symbol folder as well as single symbols. First please select the datafeed where you want to search the symbol. In addition, a filter can be applied to the results: Automatic, Commingled – All Venues, Commingled – Cleared and Non-Commingled.
The new symbol search box is added to other dialogs and wizards like for “Continuous Contracts” within the user guide as well to make the symbols search easier.

Tradesignal Quick Symbol Search - Trayport

NEW COLOR SCHEME

The color scheme of the icons and the themes are adjusted to our new company colors. The icons are still at the same position, but changed the color. Some icons are new because of the new mini toolbar. Themes are still available in dark and light versions as before.

CLICK ONCE INSTALLATION AND UPDATE

Tradesignal and the embedded Tradesignal DataConnect are now installed via Click Once. If you have Tradesignal already installed via the previous method InstallShield, please uninstall Tradesignal before the start of the Click Once Installation. A setup process after the initial installation will guide you through the setup of the datafeeds and the license.
If a new version of Tradesignal is available in the future, you will be notified in the application and will perform the update. It is not necessary anymore to download
the update from our cloud service.

DIFFERENT COLOURS FOR DIFFERENT FIBONACCI LEVEL

All Fibonacci tools can now have different colors for each line/level. As default is still one default color specified, but you can change the color for each line in the mini toolbar easily. In order to set the color back to one default color, select None in the color picker for each changed line.

CUSTOM DISPLAY NAMES

For symbols, indicators and strategies you can define a custom display name in the “Appearance” settings. For example, you can define a different name for one of two equal indicators in a chart or shorten the display name of the symbol within the legend. When using format characters like %n for the name or %lp for the period of the symbol the custom display name is updated after a symbol replacement. All available format characters are explained in the tool tip.

SAMPLE WORKSPACES FOR THE ENERGY MARKET

Sample workspaces are only available for Trayport users.

When a new empty workspace is opened, a variety of sample workspaces grouped by security type, region and market are shown. To use one of them, just click on the image and the workspace is created. To save your changes in the workspace, please save the workspace.

CHART TOOLS, INDICATORS AND STRATEGIES

  • The indicator Order Book Depth is extended with the function Annotate to see the corresponding close and volume fields, see “Order Book Depth” within the user guide.
  • The new indicator Trade Volume Magnitude plots the trade volume on a given bar and indicates if the trades were made on Bid or Ask side, see “Order Book Depth” within the user guide.
  • The new Spread Diff Bars indicator draws a candlestick chart with the difference between two symbols on the basis of data in a lower time period and a weighting factor for each symbol, see Spread Diff Bars.
  • New indicators are introduced to evaluate the Bid and Ask FID of the order book, see Order Book Acc, Cumulative Order Book Depth, Order Book Price Min Vol, Order Book Slippage Pct, Order Book TOB Range and Order Book Volume. The Order Book Depth indicator is extended with a value filter and the function Annotate to see the corresponding close and volume fields in the target cursor, see Order Book Depth.
    • Tip: You need access to BID/ASKDEPTH FIDs. For Joule, they are only available within Data Analytics, which needs an additional license from Trayport Limited.
  • The “Strategy Market Position” indicator is extended with colour inputs for the colour of the band, see “Strategy Market Position”.
  • The “Measurement Line” tool now highlights the tool area depending on the gradient, and auto-selects the parent, see Entering a Measurement Line. If it is drawn from right to left, into the past, the number of bars between the two anchor points is displayed as a negative value and the triangle is mirrored, see “Information of the Measurement Line”.

Equilla

  • The DataOptions meta property has a new value called DataExtendedInlineHistory. If the new value is specified, extended history for all inline instruments is requested.
  • A custom symbol list with alternate instrument properties, created via Equilla in the strategy code, can now be optimized with the optimizer. So it is possible e.g. to optimize in one go more then one period per symbol for a strategy.
  • The new Annotate function adds an annotation for the current bar. The function needs a name and a value. A grouping is optional. Annotations are shown e.g. in the data inspector and tool tip, see the Equilla help for Annotate.
  • To show an input from your Equilla code always in the new mini toolbar, please use the new Prominent attribute in the declaration of the input. Only inputs marked as prominent appear on the toolbar, see the Equilla help for Inputs.
  • The NewInstrumentDefinition function returns a modified version of the InstrumentDefinition for the bound data item and includes the period and optional an additional FID. You can use the function to create variations of the parent instrument e.g. to forward the parent unit and currency to the inner instrument,
    see the Equilla help for NewInstrumentDefinition.
  • Find all references in the editor and also searches for built-in functions.
  • Accordingly to the “New features for Forward Curves” on page 5, the delivery date is now accessible via the keywords DeliveryStartDate, DeliveryStartDateTime, DeliveryStartTime, DeliveryEndDate, DeliveryEndDateTime and DeliveryEndTime, see the Equilla help for more information.
  • The new “InstrumentParams” function allows you to obtain the parameters of an instrument string. The string can be passed to a Forward Curve, see the Equilla help for InstrumentParams.

Miscellaneous Changes

  • Tradesignal for the start-up and Tradesignal DataConnect now use named pipes instead of sockets for non-server mode to eliminate port dependency.
  • Tradesignal supports now Drag-and-Drop for symbols from Joule. This feature needs the latest version of Joule.
  • The predefined continuations and rolling contracts for Gas and Emission symbols from Joule are extended by symbols for each type of season and each quarter for Gas and for December only for emissions.
  • It is now possible to reload a workspace if the needed data feed was not available at the opening of the workspace. Please wait until the data feed is connected and then reload the workspace, either via the Reload button in the toolbar or via F5.
  • The autosized width of a column in a correlation matrix after a scan can be defined in the settings: manual only, widest cell or widest header or cell, see Correlation Matrix.
  • Tradesignal uses now telemetry to support our development team for new features and bug fixes. The settings for telemetry are available in the “Tradesignal Options” within the user guide.
  • Symbols (single or multiple selected) and symbol list from a predefined symbol lists can be copied to My Symbol Lists via copy-and-paste, see “Symbol Lists” within the user guide.
  • You can now use Alt and the mouse wheel to scroll in the value axis. With Crtl in addition you can zoom and with Shift in addition you can scroll slowly.
  • Other tabs on a desktop can now be closed with one click on “Close Other Tabs” in the context menu of the workspace.
  • Chart types such as Line Chart, Symbol Chart, Linked Forest Chart, Kagi Chart, Filled Area Chart and Stepped Line Chart are now fully drawn until the chart border.
  • In the period menu are new presets for seconds available, see Time Spans and Periods.
  • If you open a workspace from an external source for the first time, which contains Equilla Extensions or Python code, you can block this code to protect you against malicious content. If you accept to use the code, the workspace is marked as accepted, see Extending Equilla and Python Module Editor.
  • After a symbol replacement, the previous used FID field will still be used, if possible. Otherwise, the default FID of the datafeed is used.
  • You can now add additional indicators in a Watchlist and Scanner via the Add/Remove Columns menu, see Watchlist and Scanner.
  • The Joule datafeed provides now, if available, the FID mid price, which is mostly used for a Forward Curve in the oil market.

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