TRADING PLATFORM INFORMATION

Trading Platform Informations

The Account Information bar appears at the bottom of the main application window. It displays information on the account(s) currently selected in the Account Information window. The following information is displayed:

  • Currently selected account(s)
  • Balance
  • Equity
  • Used Margin
  • Margin Utilization Indicator (displays the used margin as a percent of total equity on the account)
  • Usable Margin
  • Net PL (profit/loss)
  • Interest – annual interest rate on Usable Margin (if applied to the selected account).

Note: The interest name can be different depending on your system configuration

All currency values (Balance, Equity etc) are displayed with a system base currency sign.

When multiple accounts are selected, the bar displays the sums of the balances, equities, etc. of those accounts. The Interest displays “N/A” in this case.

Selecting Accounts

In addition to selecting accounts in the Account Information window, it is also possible

to select accounts directly from the Account Information bar. Click the  icon next to the word ‘Account(s)’. An account selection window will appear. Select the desired account(s) from the window. You may click+drag or use the SHIFT and CTRL keys to select multiple accounts. Click OK.

Account
Account number
AcT
Account type
T – Trading
G – The group account that represents a group of managed accounts
TST- Testing
InstrT
Displays type of instruments allowed for trading on account. Appears depending on your system configuration.
Owner
For trading and testing accounts: last name or login of the account money owner
For managed accounts: Trader’s last name or login
GrpAcct
ID number of the virtual group account (only filled if account is a part of virtual group (m) account)
Balance
Account balance
Equity
Account equity after the transaction. Equity = Balance +/- Floating P/L from Open Positions.
UsdMr
Summarized used margin of all positions open an account at the current moment.
UsblMr
Usable margin
EqtyLevel%
The value in this column is the percentage of equity to used margin. More specifically, it is the value in the Equity column divided
by the value in the UsdMrgn column, and expressed as a percentage.
For example, if Equity = 1000 and Used Margin = 500, then the value of EqtyLevel% will be 1000/500 = 2 = 200(%)
MC
Margin Call - indicates if a margin call is issued on the account. Possible values: N - “no”, Y - “yes”, or (1, 2, 3) representing the
level of the margin call
Mrgn Utiliz
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Margin Utilization Indicator shows how much margin is currently utilized on an account. It displays the used margin as a percent
of total equity on the account.
In the above image, the Margin Utilization indicator is at 34%. This means that the account is using 34% of its available margin.
Distance to ME
Distance to Minimum equity displays the difference between accounts' current equity and Minimum equity set in ActAdmin.
SM (Short Margin)
Indicates if Short Margin status issued on account (balance < used margin). If this condition is met, the system sends a message to trader and closes the necessary number of the positions according to the FIFO (first in, first out) order on that account after the beginning of the next business day. OP(Open Positions) Number of open lots on this account Com Total commission charged from all of this account’s currently open positions Fee Total amount of transaction fees charged from all of this account’s currently open positions Roll Total amount of interest applied to this position Fut Roll Adj Amount of future rollover adjustment (in system base currency).This column shows the total sum of the futures rollover adjustment applied during the trade's lifetime. Future rollover adjustment=(first price of new feed-last price of old feed)*contract size*lots#. The sign of the adjustment depends on whether the new price is higher or lower than the last price of the preceding time interval feed and on the position direction – Buy or Sell. Opn Charge (Open Charge) Shows trade charge paid per trade at position's Opening. Trade charge is an amount in the system base currency set on account for every instrument, paid per trade at position’s Opening or Closing, or at both Opening and Closing. Net$P/L Summarized net profit/loss of all positions open on account at the current moment. Net P/L = Gross P/L - Commission - Transaction Fee +/- Overnight Rollover Fee +/-Dividends – Trade Charge. Cl. Charge (Close Charge) Shows trade charge paid per trade at position's Closing. Top Previous Next Print This Topic Account Information window columns: Trade charge is an amount in the system base currency set on account for every instrument, paid per trade at position’s Opening or Closing, or at both Opening and Closing. DA (Default Amount): The default number of lots for new positions on this account Group Group name. You can create a custom group name for selected accounts in order to keep them as a group when sorting accounts in this window (click on the “Group” field of the desired account) Note: The Account Information window has a default sorting for sub-types of accounts that will not be changed any user-selected sorting. For example, group accounts will always appear above trading accounts. Changing the window sorting by clicking on any of the column headers will change the sorting inside each sub-type of account, but will never alter the underlying order of account sub-types. OM Opening markup, measured in pips CM Closing markup, measured in pips A Account Status – if “N” then the account is currently in inactive mode – no trades can be placed or closed for this account

The Account Information window displays information about the following types of accounts:
Trading Accounts (T,white records) - regular trading accounts
Group Accounts (G, blue records) - a virtual account representing a group of trading accounts that trade as a single account; the ID number of group accounts account always starts with m.

Account Information window columns
Pop-up menu 1
Pop-up menu 2
Additional commands

Account Statement                                                                                                                                       Pit mis  Toal=

 

 

The purpose of the Account Statement report is to review all transactions, open positions and an account summary for the selected time period. By default the report period is set to Day, All Accounts  radio button is preselected and Markup check box is checked. Traders have access to markups by default (if Markups are enabled on the system). Customers' access to markups is regulated by the rule Markups: Show in Customer Statement.

 

Account Statement  report can be accessed in a following ways:

for traders, through the ActTrader (Windows Tab -> Reports) and through the ICTS Reporting (using personal logon and password)

  • for customers, only through the ICTS Reporting (using personal logon and password).

 

When running the report both traders and customers are able to see all the accounts assigned (for trader) and owned (for customer) to/by them.

 

 

Report Interface

 

 

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Account Statement          Trading Statistics

 

 

 

 

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Account Statement

 

 

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Configuring the Report

 

 

The following are the options for the report period:

 

 

Day

 

(End of previous trading day till the present moment)

 

 

Week

 

(End of previous trading week till the present moment)

 

 

Month

 

(End of previous trading month till the present moment)

 

 

Quarter

 

(End of previous quarter till the present moment)

 

 

Year

 

(End of previous calendar year till the present moment)

 

 

Since open

 

(From the moment of the first account creation in the system till the present moment)

 

 

Previous  month

 

(From: end of the month preceding the previous calendar month Till: the end of previous calendar month)

 

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(From: end of the year preceding the previous calendar year Till: the end of previous calendar year)

 

 

The last two additional timeframes allow the user to gain a better understanding of the long-term trading statistics.

 

 

 

User defined

 

This section allows you to define the start and end points of the report period. This is the most flexible option, allowing you to define the report period with great precision (to the second). The From and Till fields must be filled out in mm/dd/yyyy hh:mi:ss format.

 

 

Note: The report is generated in either GMT or EST time format, depending on your system configuration.

 

In this section, you can either select "All Accounts" to run the report for all your account(s), or select an individual account if you have more than one. Checkboxes

Simple form: The Account Statement report can be displayed in a simple or detailed form (uncheck the "simple form" checkbox to see the detailed report).  In the simple form, the report's Account Transactions section will only show position closings. Please note that if the simple form is selected, the Markup box becomes grayed out. Likewise, if the Markup box is checked, the Simple form box becomes grayed out.

Markup: Check this box to display markups in the body of the report.

Show Comment:  Check this box to display the Comment column in the Account Transactions and Open/Floating Positions tables of the Account Statement report. The Comment column will display comments which were available on open or closed positions at the moment of transaction.

Group by Instrument type: When this check box is checked, the report will be split into multiple tables with each table only displaying transactions/positions with a certain instrument type (in alphabetical order: transactions table with CFO first, then ETFs,  FUT,  FX, then open/floating  positions tables in the same order: CFO,  ETF,  FUT,  FX). Account transactions and open/floating positions of each instrument type will be shown in chronological order.

Note: By default, when the report is grouped by instrument type, the D/W/A, Balance and Equity columns are not displayed.  Information about deposits, withdrawals and adjustments can be viewed in the Report summary. To display balance and equity, you  must check the "Show balance and equity" check box though it is not recommended as the balance and equity in this case will not necessarily be in chronological order, since the report is now grouped by instrument type.

 

Note: The Group by instrument type checkbox is available in the report interface only if there are at least two instrument types in the system and at least two instruments of each instrument type are created.

Show balance and equity: This check box is active only when "Group by Instrument type" is checked. Check this box to display balance and equity in the body of the report.

Use 2 decimal digits: When this checkbox is enabled, all financial values will be shown as rounded to 2 decimal digits, though all calculations will be made with full precision.  If you uncheck this checkbox, all values will be displayed with full precision. Checkbox is disabled by default.

Note: This checkbox appears only if more than 2 currency decimal digits are used on your system.

  • Show Orders/Positions Size in: Choose how to display positions and orders size in the report - in lots or amount. By default the system setting is selected

 

 

 

Pagination

 

This report can be set to display a certain number of rows per page: 20,40,60,80, "by Rule", or "No Pagination". "By Rule" refers to a pagination value set by the system administrator.

 

 

Report Body

 

 

The Account Statement report  consists of four main sections:

  1. 1. Basic report/account information in the header
  2. 2. "Account Transactions"
  3. 3. "Open/Floating Positions"
  4. 4. Report summary/footer information

 

 

 

 

Basic report/account header information

 

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This section displays the following information:

Account ID- account, for which the report has been generated, Customer name - the name of account's owner,

Address - customer's address,

Base Currency - the name of the system base currency,

 

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Account Transactions

 

This section  chronologically  lists  all  account transactions  for the selected  time  period.

 

 

If you have only FX type instruments in your system, the report will look like this:

 

 

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Account Statement

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ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS  (Detailed

D/w/A

Date/Time    Type  Ticket     Instr.  Type      Instrument     lot   B/S           Open          Open      Close                                          G$P/L         Commission     Trans fee    NFA  Fee    Rollover       NSP/L Date/Time

12/11/09,        OP      5231                 FX                    USDCHF             l  B        12/11/09,        1.0247      1.0316                                                                                                0.00

13:05:09                                                                                                                               13:05:09

12/11/09,         CP      5231                 FX                    USDCHF             l  B        12/11/09,         1.0247      1.0316                                                        668.86                   0.00                  0.00                0.00                0.00            668.8

12/25/09,                                                                                                                             12/25/09,                                                                                                                                                                               -

14143:15                                                                                                                               13:05:09

 

08:48:43       0  5453              FX                    USDJPY              l  s      08:48:43         89.72                                                                                           0.00

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12/25/09,         CP      5462                 FX                    USDJPY              l       12/25/09,           89.72      89.77                                              -55.70                    0.00                  0.00                0.00                0.00             -55.1

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12/25/09,        OP      5470              FX                  USDCHF             l       12/25/09,        1.0437                                                                                                                   0.00

09:45:40                                                                                                                              09:45:40

Totals  for  settled  trades     50,877.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.44 50,886.
Totals for the period I 222,171,863.47 50,877.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.44 50,886.

 

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OPEN/  FLOATING  POSITIONS

Ticket            Instr.  Type                      Instrument            lot         B/S              Open                                 Open                                      OM                   Current             G$P/L                Commission

Date/Time                                    pts          $

5453                             FX                                   USDJPY                         l   s                 89.72                12/25/2009  08:48:43                         0          0.00                89.77           -55.70                                 o.l   C

5470                       FX                                USDCHF                         l   s               1.0437                12/25/2009  09145:40                                0          0.00              1.0441            -38.31                              0.l

Total:                                                                                                   2                                                                                                                                                   0          0.00                                   -94.01                                0....

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning Balance: 0.00 Ending  Balance
Total  Gross  $P/L  from  settled  trades: 50,877.27 Total  Gros$F
Gross  $P/L from  settled  trades (FX); 50,877.27 Gross  $P/L  f
Commission; 0.00 Equity:
Transaction  fee: 0.00 Used Margin;
NFA Fee: 0.00 Usable  Margin
Rollover; 9.44 Short/MC  Dep
Deposit: 223,222,233.00  
Withdrawal: -1,050,369.53  
Adjustment: 0.00  
Net  D/W/A; 222,171863.47  
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CP-  Closed  Trade

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pR  -  Rollover

Instr. Type: Instrument  type of transaction

User:  For trader:  trader's login  name.  For administrator  and  dealer:  role

Net D/W/A:  Sum  of Deposits, Withdravwals,  Adjustments  for  the  reported period

 

 

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If you have all the instrument types in the system, the report will look like this:

 

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FX Trading

 

Acct  ID:                       152

Customer name:  David   Smith

Address:                  5th  Avenue NY,   10031  USA

 

 

 

 

Period: From: Till

 

 

 

 

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-99.72               0.00     -(

 

Totals for settled trades   -390.54 0.00  -3
Totals for the period -17,120.00 0.00    -390.54 0.00.

 

OPEN/  FLOATING  POSITIONS

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0.8919 -249.30 o.oo
  1,213.26 o.oo

 

Ticket            Instr.  Type                 Instrument            Lot       B/S           Open                              Open                     Trade charge          Current                  G$P/L                 Com m ission               Trans

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Total                                                                                                          2                                                                                                               -5.00

 

 

 

Option #

 

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Instrument                                    Expiration

Date

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EURUSD                                     Jan,   15th

Strike                        Call/Put

Price

1.5100                 PUT

 

1.5050                   CALL

 

1.5100                    PUT

 

1.5050               CALL

OPEN OPTIONS  POSITIONS

Lot                               Open

Date/Time

 

Open Premium

 

 

0.0149

 

0.0145

 

0.0149

 

0.0145

 

Total::

 

Beginning  Balance:

Total  Gross  $P/L  from  settled  trades: Gross  $P/L  from  settled  trades (FX):

Option  Premium: Commission: Transaction  fee; NFA Fee:

Swap  prem/fee: Trade  Charge: Deposit: Withdrawal: Adjustment:

Net  D/W/A:

1,000,000.10

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Ending  Balance Total  Gross  $P Gross  $P/L fr

Equity:

Used Margin; Usable Margin: Short/MC  Depo

 

Comment:

  • Transaction Types Legend: CP - Closed  Trade

pp-  Deposit

wD-  Withdrawal AJ-  Adjustment OP-  Open Trade

FWOp-  Forward  position  opened FWCD-  Forward  closing positior FWEX  -  Forward  position  expired OCP  -  Option  Closed

OEX -  Option  Expired

0Op-  Option  Opened pR  -  Swap  prem/fee

  • Instr. Type: Instrument type   of transaction
  • Trade Charge: total  fixed  cost  per  trade in  base currency for  this  whole  transaction
  • Value Date:  The date  when the forward  position  is  closed  automatically  by the  system  at the  end  of the  trading day (If position  is  still  open at the end  of  the  trading day), the  P/L  adde
  • User: For trader:  trader's login  name.  For administrator  and  dealer:  role
  • Net D/W/A: Sum  of Deposits, Withdrawals, Adjustments  for  the  reported  period

 

 

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If Use 2 decimal digits checkbox is checked in the report interface. the report will look like this:

 

Account Statement                                                                                                                                       Pit mis  Toal=

 

 

 

Acct  ID:                        840

Customer  name:  tr dfgf

Address:

Period: From: Till

Day

03/19/2012   10:50:00

03/20/2012  06:07:18

 

 

Base Currency:      $ (USD: US  Dollar)

Instrument Type: CFO  on  Equities,  CFO  on  ETFs,  CFD  on Futures,  Forex

Trader's Login:  inna

 

 

ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS  (Simole

Trade        Trade                         Instr.                                                   Open                   Open                    Close                                                                        Trans                            MC     Trade

 

Date/Time Type

ID              Size

Ticket

Type

Instrument    Lot    8/s Date/Time Open    Notional    Close      Notional    D/w/A  G$P/L Commission

value                      value

fee

Interest N$Pp/L  Adj.   Charge    B

 

03/20/12,     CP   1147525  1.125=>0  147525       FX

06:07:09

USDJPY      1.125     B     03/20/12,   83.44  112,500.00  8

06:04:119

3.47, 112,500.00                  40.43           -22.50   -2.25       o.oo! 1s.6s
Totals for the period   o.oo  40.43 -22.50  -2.25 0.00  15.68  o.oo o.oo
Totals  for settled trades   40.43 -22.50  -2.25 0.00   15.68 0.00

 

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OPEN / FLOATING  POSITIONS

Open                          Open                                                                        Close

Trade  ID     Ticket        Instr.  Type        Instrument     Lot   8/S      Open        Notional                                                                  Trade  Charge        Current         Notional           G$P/L       Commission       Trans fe

value                       Date/Time                                                                                 value

147454        147454]              FX                     USDCHF        I                  5/    B        0.9273l       500,000.00      03/19/2012  06:10:22                          o.oo     0.9278      500,000.00     269.45                    o.oo             o.

147464        147464   I                                  FX                     USDCHF        I                  2l   B        0.9281/       200,000.00      03/19/2012  06:36:43                          o.oo     0.9278      200,000.00     -64.67                    o.oo             0

Global totals                                                        7                                         700,000.00                                                                   0.00                      700,000.00    204.79                   0.00             0.

 

Beginning  Balance: 20,764.73 Ending  Balance:  
Total Gross  $P/L  from settled trades: 40.43 Total  Gross  $P/L from open positions:
Gross  $P/L from settled  trades (FX):

Commission;

40.43

-22.50

Gross  $P/L from open positions (FX)

Equity:

;

If

Transaction fee: -2.25 Used Margin;  
Interest: 0.00 Usable Margin;  
Trade Charge: 0.00    
Deposit: 0.00    
Withdrawal; o.oo    
Adjustment: o.oo    
Net  D/W/A; o.oo    
MC Adjustment: o.oo    

 

 

Column descriptions

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  Forwards,  Options  and Futures may not be available  in the system.  In this case the corresponding columns  will  not appear  in the report  body.

 

 

Date/time

 

Date and time of the transaction

 

 

 

Type

 

Transaction type

 

AJ             Adjustment

 

DP            Deposit

 

WO           Withdrawal OP           Open Trade CP            Closed Trade

PR            Overnight Rollover fee FWOP      Forward position opened FWCP      Forward position closed FWEX       Forward position expired FE            Future Expiration

OCP         Option Cosed OEX         Option Expired OOP         Option Opened

 

 

Ticket

 

Ticket number (option number for option position).A ticket number is the number assigned by the system to a position.

 

When a partial closing of a position took place. the Ticket column will display 2 ticket numbers connected by an arrow. For example. XXX1 =>XXX2. This means that ticket XXX2 was partially closed by an order XXX1.

 

Account Statement

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CP      263526      FX                 EURJPY

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07/21/09,     CP      263613       FX                 EURJPY

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10:31:42

 

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263526

 

07/21/09,     CP   263613=>     FX                 EUR.JPY

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Instrument Type

 

Type of instrument (FX, CFO,  ETF,  FUT)

 

Note: If the report is grouped by instrument type (Group by Instrument type checkbox is checked in the report interface), then this column will not appear in the report.

 

 

 

Instrument

 

Instrument name

 

 

Expiration Date

 

Expiration date for futures or/and options contracts (the column is available only if there were any futures or options transactions within the report period).

 

 

 

Strike Price

 

The specified price on an option contract at which a call option buyer can buy the underlier or a put option buyer can sell the underlier.

 

The buyer's profit from exercising the option is the amount by which the strike price exceeds the spot price (in the case of a put),  or the amount by which the spot price exceeds the strike price (in the case of a call).

 

 

Call/Put

 

A Call is an options contract that gives the buyer the right to buy the underlying commodity at the strike price on the expiration date. Put is an options contract that gives the buyer the right to sell the underlying commodity at the strike price on the expiration date.

 

 

Lot

 

Number of lots in the transaction.

 

Note: If your system is configured for trading in amounts instead of lots, then the name of this column will be Amount. (The value of this column is an amount of the first currency in the instrument pair).

 

 

 

 

BIS

 

Buy/Sell. Shows in which direction (buy or sell) the position was opened

 

 

 

Open Date/Time

 

Date and time the position was opened

 

 

 

Open

 

Trader's rate at which the position was opened.

 

In a CP record, this field will display the opening price in green italics. (for reference only) In a PR record, this field will display the opening price in green italics. (for reference only)

 

Open SWAP

 

SWAP rate for forward position at opening. The column appears only if at least one forward position was opened within the report period.

 

 

Close

 

Trader's rate at which the position was closed.

 

In an OP record for a position that is currently open, this field will be empty.

 

In an OP record for a position that has subsequently  been closed, this field will display the closing price in green italics. (for reference only) In a PR record, this field will display the closing price in green italics. (for reference only)

 

Close SWAP

 

SWAP rate for forward position at closing. The column appears only if at least one forward position was closed within the report period.

 

 

Value Date

 

The date when the forward position is closed automatically by the system at the end of the trading day (If position is still open at the end of the trading day), the P/L added to account balance

 

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D/W/Adj

 

Deposit/Withdrawal/Adjustment. This column displays any deposits, withdrawals, or adjustments  made on the account.

 

 

 

 

G$P/L

Gross profit/loss realized at the time of position closing. The gross profit/loss is the P/L result of the difference  between the open/close  prices (in system base currency).  It does not factor in any commissions, transaction fees, or overnight rollover rates.

 

 

 

Commission

 

The commission  is a service charge on an account for opening a new position applied per lot and measured in system base currency. The commission  charge is subtracted from the account

balance at the time of the  transaction.  The overnight commission is an extra commission charge applied at position closing  if  that position remained open overnight (through the end of the day) at least once.

Overnight commission applies per lot and is equal to the regular commission  set on the on the account.  The number of days that a position  remained  opened has no bearing  on the overnight commission charge.  Overnight commission can be used as an alternative to overnight rollover fees.

 

 

Note: Some entries in the Commission  column may appear in green italics. (This is only true for closing positions transactions.)  Entries in green italics are meant for reference only and are not included in totals.  These entries show all commissions  that were applied to the position or part of the position that was being closed.

 

 

 

Trans fee

 

Transaction fee. The transaction fee is a charge per lot applied on an account for opening a new position (measured in system base currency). The transaction fee is subtracted from the account balance at the time of the transaction. The column is shown only if transaction fee is enabled on the system or was enabled on the system during the report period (at least one trade was opened during the report period and was charged a transaction fee).

 

 

Note: Some entries in the Transaction Fee column may appear in green italics. (This is only true for closing positions transactions.) Entries in green italics are meant for reference only and are not included in totals.  These entries show all transaction fees that were applied to the position or part of the position that was being closed.

 

 

 

Overnight  Rollover  Fee

Overnight rollover fee (measured in system base currency). Overnight  rollover fees are charged to the account and are applied per lot (per contract) to the trade during its lifetime. If overnight rollover is set in percent for the system, then it will be recalculated  and shown in system base currency in this column.

 

Note: Some entries in the Overnight  Rollover Fee column may appear in green italics. (This is only true for closing positions transactions.) Entries in green italics are meant for reference only and are not included in totals.  These entries show all overnight rollover fees that were applied to the position or part of the position that was being closed.

 

 

 

N$P/L

The net profit/loss of the position,  measured in system base currency.

 

Net P/L = Gross P/L - Commission - Transaction Fee-Trade Charge+/- Overnight Rollover Fee+/-Future Rollover Adjustment

 

 

Trade Charge

 

Total fixed cost per trade in base currency for this whole transaction. Trade Charge is subtracted from the account balance at the time of the transaction.

 

Trade charge is an amount in the system  base currency set on account for every instrument,  paid per trade at position's Opening or Closing,  or at both Opening and Closing.

Note: The column is shown only if trade charge is enabled on the system or was enabled on the system during the report period (trade charge applied at least to one transaction) Balance

 

Account  balance after the transaction. The balance figure in any transaction  record is the resultant balance after the completion of that transaction.

 

 

 

Equity

Account equity after the transaction.The equity figure in any transaction  record is the resultant equity after the completion of that transaction.

 

Equity =  Balance +/- Floating P/L from Open Positions.

 

 

 

Used Margin

 

Used margin on the account after the transaction. The used margin figure in any transaction record is the resultant used margin after the completion of that transaction.

 

 

 

User

The initiator of transaction.  If the initiator is the trader, then the trader's login ID will be displayed. Other possible values for this field are 'DEALER', 'ADMIN', and 'System'.

 

Account Statement                                                                                                                                       Pit mis  Toal=

 

CREATE ORDR. Partial execution of order# HEDGE_TRADE

 

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Position  was

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Close trade Autoreject Margin Call Limit Order Stop Order Minimal  Equity Entry Order

 

 

 

 

Markup columns  (these  columns  appear  if the  Markup  checbox is selected  in  the report  interface)

 

 

OM Pts/$

 

Position  Opening  Markup,  in  pips and system  base  currency.

 

The open markup modifies the rate at which the position opens for the trader. The markup setting  is a positive  number of pips and markups are always  charged  so as to worsen   the trader's rate (i.e.  to increase the buy price or decrease  the sell  price).

The OM Pts/S column is divided into 2 parts. The left part shows the value of the markup in pips applied at position opening (The markup setting at opening multiplied by the number of lots /

contracts in  the position;  always  a positive value).

 

The  right part of the column  shows the markup component  in  the position  Net P/L  and Gross P/L at opening:  markup  component  in  P/L at opening  multiplied  by the point size  and contract size.

 

For example,  3 lots Buy position on GBPUSD is opened on trader's account at 1.6346. Open markup on the trader's account is set to 1   pip in ActAdmin. Markup applied at opening is 3 lots 1   pip =

3 pips - you will see it in the OM Pts.  In the position's Net P/L that equals 30 = 3   0.0001  (point size)    100 000 (contract size).

 

ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS    Detailed

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Note: For indirect currency instruments,  like  USOCAO,  USOCHF,  the result is further divided  by the rate  of position opening on account.

 

For example,  8 lots  Buy position on USOCHF is opened  on trader's accounat 1.0195.  Open  markup  on the trader's account  is set to 2 pips in  ActAdmin.  Markup  applied  at opening  is  8 lots*  2 pips

= 16 pips - you will see it in the OM Pts.  In the position's Net P/L that equals 156.94 = 16 • 0.0001 (point size)   100 000(contract size)/ 1.0195 (actual open rate on trader's account).

 

Date/Time Type   Ticket         ';;":     zau«           s%.{7%..  o»

 

12100109

  • OP   462570       FX        I                        USDCHF

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For cross  currency instruments,  which  do not have system  base  currency in  the pair (like  EURGBP for system with USO  as base currency):

.   if the  second currency in  the cross instrument forms a direct  pair with the  system  base  currency,  then  the result is further multiplied by (BID+ASK)/2,  where  BID and ASK  rates  are the dealer's rates  of the  second currency in  the  cross instrument to the system  base currency at position  opening  (in the example  of EURGBP it  is  GBPUSO).

For example, a trader opens 5 lots Sell position on EURGBP while dealer's middle rate for GBPUSD is 1.6296. Open markup on the trader's account is set to 1   pip in ActAdmin.  Markup applied at opening is 5 lots    1   pip = 5 pips - you will see it in the OM Pts.  In the position's Net P/L that equals 81.48 = 5   0.0001(point size)   100 000(contract size)    1.6296 (dealer's middle rate of GBPUSD).

 

 

ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS    Detailed

Date/Time Type   Ticket   Instr. Type  Instrumen    tot8/s .',,    open    close D/w/A G$P/L  Commission Trans  fee NFA  Fee  Premium  N$P/L

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OM

Pts/$

 

 

.   if the  second currency in  the cross instrument forms an indirect  pair with the system  base  currency,  then the result is further divided   by (BID+ASK)/2,  where  BID and ASK  rates  are the dealer's rates  of the  system  base  currency to the  second currency in  the  cross instrument at position  opening  (in the example  of EURJPY it  is  USOJPY).

For example: a trader opens 5 lots Sell position on EURJPY while dealer's middle for USDJPY is 91.62. Open markup on the trader's account is set to 2 pips in ActAdmin.  Markup applied at opening is 5 lots    2 pip = 10 pips - you will see it in the OM Pts.  In the position's Net PIL that equals: -109.15=10    0.01(point size) 100 000 (contract size) / 91.62 (dealer's middle rate of USDJPY).

 

ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS    Detailed

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CM Pts/$

 

Position  Closing  Markup,  in  pips and system  base  currency.

 

The close markup  modifies the rate at which the position closes for the trader. The markup setting is a  positive  number of pips and markups are always charged  so as to worsen the trader's  rate (i.e.  to increase the buy price or decrease  the sell  price).

The CM Pts/S column is divided into 2 parts. The left part shows the total value of the markup in pips applied at position closing (The markup setting multiplied by the number of lots/ contracts in the

position;  always  a positive  value).

 

The  right part of the column  shows:  the markup  component  in  the position  Net P/L  and Gross P/L at closing:  close  markup component   in  the position  P/L  multiplied  by the point size  and contract size.

For example,  3 lots Buy position on GBPUSD is closed on trader's account at 1.6014. Close markup on the trader's account is set to 1   pip in ActAdmin. Markup applied at closing is 3lots    1   pip = 3 pips - you will see it in the CM Pts.  In the position's Net P/L that equals 30 = 3    0.0001  (point size) 100 000 (contract size).

 

ACCOUNT  TRANSACTIONS  (Detailed)

ype                                   Date/Time                                                           ...      fee     Fee                                            Pts/$          Pts/$

Date/Time Typel  Ticket   "; %au+orient  at s/s    Open          Open      Close    D/w/A    G$P/L     Commission  Trans     NF A   Premium      N$P/L              OM                  CM

 

 

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12/25/09,     CP  1463325     FX   I        GBPUSD     [le   12/15/09,    1.6346  1.6014                    -9,960.00              0.00   0.00   ·15.00          0.00    -9,975.00     »]       -30.00  3/-30.00

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For cross currency instruments, which do not have system base currency in the pair (like EURGBP for system with USO as base currency):

  • if the second currency in the cross instrument forms a direct pair with the system base currency, then the result is further multiplied by (BID+ASK)/2, where BID and ASK rates are the dealer's rates of the second currency in the cross instrument to the system base currency at position closing (in the example of EURGBP it is GBPUSO).

For example, a trader closes 5 lots Sell position on EURGBP while dealer's middle rate for GBPUSD is 1.6301. Close markup on the trader's account is set to 2 pips in ActAdmin.  Markup applied at position's closing is 5 lots    2 pips = 10 pips - you will see it in the CM Pts.  In the position's Net PIL that equals 163.01  = 10   0.0001(point size)    100 000(contract  size) 1.6301  (dealer's middle rate of GBPUSD)

 

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ACCOUNT  TRANSA CT IONS  (Detailed)

Date/Time             Ticket        Instr.      Instrument Lot B/S        Open      Open   Close   D/W/A   G$P/L   Commission   Trans      NFA      Premium  N$P/L        OM               CM

Type                                     Date/Time                                                                                                fee          Fee                                     Pts/$          Pts/$

 

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  • if the second currency in the cross instrument forms an indirect pair with the system base currency, then the result is further divided  by (BID+ASK)/2, where BID and ASK are the dealer's rates of

the system base currency to the second currency in the cross instrument at position closing (in the example of EURJPY it is USDJPY).

For example, a trader closes 5 lots Sell position on EURJPY while middle rate for USDJPY is 91.62.  Close markup on the trader's account is set to 2 pips in ActAdmin. Markup applied at position's closing is 5 lots    2 pips = 10 pips - you will see it in the CM Pts.  In the position's Net P/L that equals 109.15 = 10   0.01(point size)    100 000(contract  size) / 91.62 (dealer's middle rate of USDJPY)

 

ACCOUNT  TRANSACTIONS    Detailed

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Open/Floating Positions

 

This section lists all open/floating positions as of the end of the report period.

 

 

OPEN/  FLOATING  POSITIONS

Ticket               Instr.  Type                      Instrument              Lot         8/s          Open                                 Open                                     OM                   Current             G$P/L                  Commission

Date/Time                                pt           $

5453                       FX                                USOJPY                            1             s              89.72                12/25/2009   08:48:43                                0          0.00                89.77           -55.70                                 0.00

5470                            FX                                USDCHF                           1             s             1.0437                     12/25/2009   09145:40                                0          0.00              1.0441              -38.31                                0.00

Total:                                                                                                                       2                                                                                                                                    0          0.00                                   -94.01                              0.00

 

 

 

Column  descriptions (Unless otherwise noted,  the  columns in  this  section  correspond directly  to the  columns in the  Account Transactions section)

 

 

Current

 

The  current  trader's rate (as of the end  of the  report  period).  Excludes closing  markup.

 

 

 

G$P/L

The  unrealized gross  profit/loss at the  end  of the  report  period.  The  gross  profit/loss is  simply  the  result  of the difference between the  buy/sell prices  (in system   base  currency).  It does  not factor in any  commissions,  transaction fees,  or overnight rollover rates.

 

 

 

N$P/L

The  unrealized net profiVloss  of the  position,  measured in  system  base  currency.

 

Net P/L  = Gross P/L  - Commission  - Transaction Fee-Trade Charge+/- Overnight Rollover Fee+/-Future Rollover Adjustment

 

 

 

 

Open Options Positions

 

This  section lists  all  open  options positions  as of the end  of the  report  period.

 

 

OPEN  OPTIONS  POSITIONS

Option  #          Instrument                Expiration               Strike             Call /put          Lot                  Open                         Open  Premium                   Open  Cost                    Current  premium                   Option

Date               Price                                                Date /Time                                                                                                                                                                                   Value

3174                            EURUSD                      Sep, 18th                   1.4100         CALL                   ,09/07/09,                                                         0.0056              560.0000                                       0.0101             1,010.000€

11:03:28

3194                             EURUSD                      Sep, 18th                   1.4100         CALL                   ,09/08/09,                                                         0.0053              530.0000                                       0.0101             1,010. 000(

05:13:27

3195                             EURUSD                      Sep,  18th                   1.4100        CALL                   ,09/08/09,                                                         0.0052              520.0000                                       0.0101             1,010.000¢

07:55:14

3196                             EURUSD                      Sep,  18th                   1.4100         CALL                   ,09/08/09,                                                         0.0052              520.0000                                       0.0101             1,010.000€

08:30:30

Total::                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4,040.0000

 

Columns descriptions

 

Account Statement                                                                                                                                       Pit mis  Toal=

 

Instrument name. This is the name that can be set and customized  by the administrator in the Instruments section of the ActAdmin.  For example, for GBPUSD, the instrument name may read

"Cable".

 

 

Expiration Date

 

Option expiration date.

 

 

Strike Price

 

The specified price on an option contract at which a call option buyer can buy the underlie or a put option buyer can sell the underlie.

 

The buyer's profit from exercising the option is the amount by which the strike price exceeds the spot price (in the case of a put),  or the amount by which the spot price exceeds the strike price (in the case of a call).

 

 

Call/Put

 

A Call is an options contract that gives the buyer the right to buy the underlying commodity at the strike price on the expiration date. Put is an options contract that gives the buyer the right to sell the underlying commodity at the strike price on the expiration date.

 

Lot

 

Number of lots in the option.  If the system is set in amounts, the column is titled Amount and displays the amount in the option.

 

 

Open Date/Time

 

The date and time of opening of the option.

 

 

Open Premium

 

Premium at opening of the option.  Premium is calculated by the system using the volatility data specified in ActAdmin or Static Volatility. Premium is used to calculate open cost of the option.

 

 

Open Cost

 

Total cost of opening of the option position. The open cost is subtracted from the account balance at the time of the transaction.

 

Open cost is calculated by the system via the following formula: Cost =  Premium'Contract size Number of lots

Note: If the resulting open cost is less than the Minimum Cost, then the Minimum Cost will be applied instead of the above formula. The Minimum Cost is equal to the Number of Lots*Minimum  Cost

per Lot specified in ActAdmin for this instrument. In this case, the Premium is not used to calculate the open cost of the option.

 

 

 

Current Premium

 

Premium at the end of report period. Premium is calculated  by the system using the volatility data specified in ActAdmin or Static Volatility. Current Premium is used to calculate the option value.

 

 

Option Value

 

The value the trader would receive for closing of the option position at the end of report period. Option value would be added to the account balance at the time of the transaction.

 

Option value is calculated by the following formula:

 

Option Value =  Current Premium Contract size Number of lots.

 

Note:  The Minimum Cost per lot setting has no effect on determining  the option value.

 

 

User

 

The login of the trader or dealer that confirmed the buy option transaction.

 

 

 

 

Report Summary/Footer  Information

 

This section shows summarized  info for the report period.

 

 

Beginning  Balance: 852,132.93 Ending  Balance: 816,759.56
Beginning  Equity: 857,074.79 Total  Gross €P/L  from open positions: 18,912.38

 

Total  Gross  €P/L from settled trades:

Gross €P/L from settled  trades (CFD); Gross €P/L  from settled  trades (FX);

Commission;

Transaction fee: Rollover:

Trade Charge:

Deposit: Withdrawal: Adjustment: Net  D/W/A:

MC Adjustment:

-35,341.38

32.00

-35.373.38

-480.00

0.00

317.55

o.oo

700.00

0.00

0.00

700.00

o.oo

Gross €P/L from open positions  (FX);

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Used  Margin; Usable  Margin;

18,912.38

835,671.94]

73,400.00

762,271.94

 

 

Beginning Balance

 

Balance at the beginning of the report period

 

 

Beginning Equity

 

Account Statement                                                                                                                                       Pit mis  Toal=

 

 

Commission

 

Sum of all commissions  charged within the report period.

 

 

Transaction fee

 

Sum of all transaction fees charged within the report period

 

Overnight Rollover  Fee

Sum of all overnight  rollover fees applied to all open positions within the report period

 

 

Deposit

 

Total sum of account deposits within the report period

 

 

Withdrawal

 

Total sum of account withdrawals within the report period

 

 

Adjustment

 

Total sum of account adjustments  within the report period

 

 

NetD/W/A

 

Sum of deposits, withdrawals, and adjustments  within the report period

 

Net D/W/A =  Deposits - Withdrawals  +/- Adjustments

 

 

Ending balance

 

Balance at the end of the report period.

 

Total gross $P/L from open positions

Total floating gross profit or loss on all open positions at the end of the report period.

 

 

Ending Equity

 

Equity at the end of the report period.

 

 

Used margin

 

Used margin at the end of the report period.

 

 

Usable margin

 

Usable margin at the end of the report period.

 

 

 

Footer

 

The footer is optional text appearing at the bottom of the report.  It is configured by the system administrator.  The footer appears at the bottom of each page of the report.  If the No Pagination option is selected, the footer appears only once, at the bottom of the report.  In the Account Statement report by email, the footer appears only once, at the end of the email.

 

 

 

ACCOUNT STATEMENT BY EMAIL:

 

An Account  Statement can be sent to traders and/or customers via email. Customers and traders will receive reports daily (on trading days) provided that there were any transactions during that day or that their accounts had any remaining open positions at the end of the day. Additionally  on the last trading day of the month they will also receive a monthly trading report provided that there were any transactions  during that month or that their accounts had any remaining open positions at the end of the month.  Reports are sent at the end of the trading day.  Contact your system

administrator for more information on this option.

 

 

Exporting the Report

 

The Account Statement report can be exported into Microsoft Excel from ActTrader only.  Right-click on the report body, and select Export to Microsoft Excel.

The ActFX tab contains commands related to algorithmic trading and custom user technical indicators. From this tab you can open
the indicator and strategy editors, as well as to manage or launch your algorithmic trading strategies.

 

Indicator Editor: Click to open the ActFX User Indicator Editor.
Strategy Editor: Click to open the ActFX User Strategy Editor.
Indicators and Strategies: Click to open the Indicators and Strategies window
Strategy Summary: Click to open the Strategy Summary window.
ActFX Online: Click to open ActFX forum.
Open Strategies: Click to see a list of currently open strategies. Select a strategy to switch focus to that strategy’s window.
MQL4->ActFX Converter: This button allows you to choose an MQL4 expert adviser file on your computer to convert it into ActFX strategy.Read more...

FXApps Group

FXApps: Click to open FXApps window.

Account

 

Account number

 

 

 

AcT

 

Account type

 

T – Trading B - Banking C - Clearing

G – The group account that represents a group of managed accounts

 

TST- Testing

 

 

InstrT

Displays type of instrument (type to which instrument belongs). Appears depending on your system configuration.

 

 

Owner

 

For trading and testing accounts: last name or login of the account money owner

 

For managed accounts: Trader’s last name or login

 

 

 

Ticket

 

Position number ID

 

 

 

Instrument

 

Instrument name

 

 

 

Lot(Amount)

 

Trade amount measured in lots(amounts)

 

 

 

Amt,K

 

Trade amount in contract currency measured in thousands (Amt,K = number of lots * contract size/1000)

 

 

 

B/S

 

B=Buy position; S=Sell position

 

 

 

Open

 

Opening rate of the position

 

 

 

Close

 

Current rate at which the position can be closed

 

 

 

BEP

 

Break-even point – minimal rate at which this position (if closed) will not carry any losses

 

 

 

Stop/Limit

 

Stop and Limit prices set by the trader on the position

 

Tr.Stop (Trailing Stop)

 

Indicates the Trailing Stop Distance (in pips).

 

Trailing Stop works as follows: If the market price moves UP for a Buy position/DOWN for a Sell p=        osition, then the Trailing Stop moves with the market price, following it at the pre-set distance. If the market price moves DOWN for a Buy position/UP for a Sell p=         osition, then the Trailing Stop remains fixed and, if the market price reaches the Trailing Stop price, the order will be executed.

 

 

 

Lot P/L

 

Profit or loss on a position (in pips) at the current moment. Is calculated for the position without taking into consideration number of lots.

 

Lot P/L is calculated according to the following formula:

 

Sell price - Buy price = Lot P/L

 

Example for 2 lots GBP/USD contract initially bought at 1.7505 then sold (closed) at 1.7540:

1.7540 (sell price) - 1.7505 (buy price) = .0035 positive pip difference = 35 pip profit

 

 

 

P/L

 

Gross profit or loss on a position (in pips) at the current moment

 

Calculating Direct Rate P/L (Profit/Loss)

P/L for direct rates is calculated as follows:

Formula: (Sell price - Buy price)* number of Lots = P/L

 

Example for 2 lots GBP/USD contract initially bought at 1.7505 then sold (closed) at 1.7540:

1.7540 (sell price) - 1.7505 (buy price) = .0035 positive pip difference = 35 pip profit * 2 lots = 70 pip profit

 

 

 

Calculating Indirect Rate P/L (Profit/Loss)

P/L for indirect rates is calculated as follows:

Formula: (Sell price - Buy price) * number of lots = P/L

Example for 1 lot USD/JPY contract initially bought at 120.50 then sold (closed) at 120.30:

120.30 (sell price) - 120.50 (buy price) = -.20 negative pip difference = 20 pip loss * 1 lot = 20 pip loss

 

Calculating Cross Rate P/L (Profit/Loss)

P/L for cross rates is calculated as follows:

Formula: (Sell price - Buy price)* number of lots = P/L

Example for 3 lots EUR/GBP contract initially sold at 0.6760 then bought (closed) at .6750:

0.6760 (sell price) - .6750 (buy price) = .0010 positive pip difference = 10 pip profit * 3 = 30 pip profit

 

 

 

Com

 

Total commission charged by the system at the opening of this position

 

 

 

Fee

 

Total amount of transaction fees charged by the system at the opening of this position

 

 

 

Roll

 

Total amount of premium applied to this position

 

 

 

Fut Roll Adj

 

Amount of future rollover adjustment (in system base currency).This column shows the total sum of the futures rollover adjustment applied during the trade's lifetime.

 

Future rollover adjustment=(first price of new feed-last price of old feed)*contract size*lots#. The sign of the adjustment depends on whether the new price is higher or lower than the last price of the preceding time interval feed and on the position direction – Buy or Sell.

Opn/Close Charge

 

Trade charge is an amount in the system base currency set on account for every instrument, paid per trade at position’s Opening or Closing, or at both Opening and Closing.

 

 

 

Net P/L

Net profit or loss on a position (in base currency) at the current moment. Commissions and Overnight Rollover are taken into account. Positive P/L values have a green background; negative P/L values have a red background; zero P/L values have a

white background.

 

Net P/L = Gross P/L - Commission - Transaction Fee +/- Overnight Rollover Fee +/-Dividends – Trade Charge.

 

 

Time

 

Time the position was opened

 

 

 

Opened By

 

Shows which of the following was responsible for the opening of the position:

  • Position was opened manually by a trader. (The "Opened By' column will be empty.)
  • Position was opened by a strategy. (The "Opened By column will display the name of the strategy.)

 

 

OM

 

Markup applied at the opening of the position

 

 

 

CM

 

Markup which will be applied at the closing of this position

 

 

 

PrOrd

 

The number of the order that initiated the opening of this position

 

 

 

GrpAcct

 

Number of the group account (only filled if the position was opened from the managed group)

 

 

 

Comment

 

Shows comments created by a trader on open positions.

 

 

Trade ID

Shows Trade ID, an identifier assigned to every new position at the moment of position opening, in the same way as is the ticket

ID.

Unlike the Ticket ID, Trade ID does no change when position is partially closed. Read more...

 

 

Trade Open Time

 

Shows Date and Time when the corresponding trade has been initiated.

 

While the position’s (ticket’s) open time is updated every time a position is partially closed (since, in essence a new position (ticket) is created, with the new ticket ID), the trade open time remains unchanged, indicating the moment when the initial position (trade) originated.

 

I.e. Trade Open Time will differ from the position's Open Time only if the position has been partially closed. Otherwise these two values will be equal.

 

Note: You can select which columns will appear in the Open Positions window. Right-click on the header, select Columns, select

Customize, and check the check boxes next to the columns that you want to appear in the Open Positions window.

Note: The following descriptions apply only if Proportional or  Proportional - One Lot Minimum allocation modes are used.

 

 

There is a modification to the “New Position” (shown), “Close”, ”Hedge”, and “Close with hedge” windows when they involve managed accounts/positions.

 

 

 

 

 

The amount (shown as a link) can be clicked to show a detailed distribution of lots among individual accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking Create Order will finalize the order, while clicking Ok or Cancel will return you to the previous window. Click on the individual amount links to make adjustments.

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If you modify two accounts with equal maximum amounts to have unequal individual amounts, you will receive the following notification:

Note: This notification will only appear if the accounts have equal balances.

 

 

 

Please note that by default when you create an order, you are offered the maximum amount of lots that the managed accounts can hold (with existing usable margin). To prevent the accidental order of the maximum number of lots, you are asked to verify your intention to execute the order.

 

 

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Alligator is an indicator that consists of three Moving Averages with different numbers of bars for smoothed MA. The blue line (Alligator jaw) is a Balance Line for the timeframe that was used to build the chart (13 bar smoothed average offset by 8 bars). The red line (Alligator teeth) is also a Balance Line, but a level lower than the blue one (8 bar smoothed average offset by 5 bars). The green line (Alligator lips) is also a Balance Line, a level lower than the red one (5 bar smoothed average offset by 3 bars).

 

 

The Alligator is mostly used to determine the presence/absence of the trend and its direction. It can also be used together with Eliot waves: if the price is outside the Alligator’s mouth, an impulse wave is being formed; if it is inside the Alligator’s mouth, a correcting line is being formed.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When the blue, red, and green lines are crossed or intertwined, there is a flat market; the Alligator is sleeping. The longer this period, the more the market will move after.
  2. When all three lines are not crossed or intertwined and the price is above the Alligator’s mouth, there is an uptrend in the market. At this period the Alligator is awake and hunting.
  3. When all three lines are not crossed or intertwined and the price is under the Alligator’s mouth, there is a downtrend in the market. At this period the Alligator is also awake and hunting.
  4. When the lines are crossed or intertwined, it means that the market is flat again. At this period the Alligator is full and it is time to fix the profit.

 

The Application Button contains a dropdown menu with several options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change Password

 

Click to change your password. You will be required to enter your current password and then to enter the new password.

 

 

 

Diagnostic Tool

 

Click to open the Diagnostic Tool, which collects system data and sends it to the server, in case of technical problems.

 

 

 

Settings

 

Click to open the application  Settings.

 

 

 

Exit

 

Click to exit the application.

Aroon Oscillator is a trend-following indicator that illustrates the strength of the current trend and the trend’s potential to last.

 

 

The Aroon Oscillator can be constructed by subtracting Aroon  Down from Aroon Up. Aroon Oscillator = Aroon Up — Aroon Down.

 

Aroon Up = ((total number of periods — number of periods since highest close) / total number of periods) x 100

 

Aroon Down = ((total number of periods — number of periods since lowest close) / total number of periods)) x 100

 

Since Aroon Up and Aroon Down oscillate between 0 and +100, the Aroon Oscillator will oscillate between -100 and +100 with zero as the center crossover line.

 

Methods of use:

  1. A positive value of the Aroon Oscillator indicates an uptrend; a negative value indicates a downtrend.
  2. The higher the absolute value of Aroon Oscillator, the stronger the trend.

Note: When values are near the zero line, the trend is unclear.

 

 

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Auto Trendlines is an indicator which plots automatic trendlines based on the user defined parameters: Bars back to begin, Bars to calculate, Number of points to break.

 

 

 

The Bars to calculate parameter determines the period for the indicator calculation. The Bars back to begin parameter determines the number of the last candles (bars) in the chart, which will not be taken into account in the calculation process. The Number of points to break parameter determines how many points per candle the trendline may cross.

 

 

 

Two lines are plotted in the chart: the Uptrend line indicating the Support level and the Downtrend line indicating the Resistance level. They are displayed starting from the last candle in the chart, up to the left checkpoint of the trendline.

 

 

 

The UpTrend Line connects the lowest low in the period with the next lowest low in the period without penetrating any of the other candles in the period (it is allowed only in case if the number of points penetrated from below per candle is smaller then the specified ‘Number of points to break’). If any candle is penetrated, the next lowest low is taken instead.

 

 

The DownTrend Line connects the highest high in the period with the next highest high without penetrating any of the other candles in the period (it is allowed only in case if the number of points penetrated from above per candle is smaller then the specified ‘Number of points to break’). If any candle is penetrated, the next highest high is taken instead.

 

 

 

Note1: Sometimes either of lines cannot be plotted, since it is impossible to pick the second point for it without penetrating the candles.

 

 

 

Note2: Auto Trendlines are regarded as an indicator, and unlike the manually plotted trendlines, you cannot set alerts on them, change their names or drag them over the chart.

 

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

 

The trendlines are widely used in technical analasys, helping to determine the general trend, support and resistance levels, and some of the chart patterns (e.g. Triangles). For example, two trendlines on the picture below represent the Symmetrical Triangle pattern. The last two candles penetrate the support line downwards - this breakthrough can serve as a signal to Sell, as such event may indicate the start of a strong downtrend.

 

 

Awesome Oscillator (AO) is a 34-period simple Moving Average, plotted through the middle points of the bars (H+L)/2, which is subtracted from the 5-period simple Moving Average, built across the central points of the bars (H+L)/2. AO shows the state of the market driving force at present.

 

 

Awesome Oscillator is mostly used when the trend cannot be clearly traced. AO has three main signals: the saucer (reversed saucer), crossing of the zero line and two pikes. The saucer is a chart consisting of three candlesticks where the second (red) is lower than the first and the third (green) is higher than the second. Crossing of the zero line takes place when the chart passes from negative to positive values and vice versa.. Two pikes is a chart where there is a peak followed by another peak that is higher/lower than the first one. Both peaks should  be above or below the zero line.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When the saucer signal is formed above the zero line or when crossing of the zero line is from the negative into the positive side or when the two pikes are formed below the zero line, it is a signal to buy.
  2. When the saucer signal is formed below the zero line or when crossing of the zero line is from the positive into the negative side or when the two pikes are formed above the zero line, it is a signal to sell.

For a complete description of Binary Options functionality, please see the  Binary Options Trading section.

 

 

The Binary Options Tab contains commands related to Binary Options trading.

 

 

Note: The Binary Options Tab will only appear if Binary Options trading is enabled on your platform.

 

 

 

 

 

Binary Options Bets: Click to open the Binary Options Bets window. The Binary Option Bets window is used for selecting and placing a bet.

 

 

Active Bets: Click to open the Active Bets window. The Active bets window displays bets that are awaiting for the expiration date/time.

 

 

Expired Bets: Click to open the Expired Bets window. The Expired Bets window displays bets that have been already expired.

Right-click on an Entry order in the  Orders window

select OCO Link, and then select Set To Existing Order.

he dialog box will appear:

 

If there are existing OCO linkable orders, they will be listed in the drop-down box.

If the original order is already part of an OCO pair, the dialog box will contain a warning:

Bollinger Bands (BB) is an indicator that compares volatility and relative price levels over a period of time. Bollinger Bands adjust to the market conditions. As soon as the market becomes more volatile, the bands widen; they contract during less volatile times.

 

 

The use of Bollinger Bands is based on the fact that prices usually remain within the limits of upper and lower borders. BB are mostly used for determining if the current value of a data field is behaving normally or breaking out in another direction. BB can also be used for identifying  when  trend reversals should be expected. The variable width of BB is caused by the volatility of prices.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. Sharp changes in price take place after the channel narrows.
  2. If prices cross the border, it is a signal that the current trend will continue(A).
  3. A price move that originates at one border tends to go all the way to the other border(B).

The Chandelier Stop can be used as a trailing stop. The values of this indicator depend on the market volatility. The two lines: Long CS and Short CS take turns to be displayed in the chart, depending on the trend.

Long CS lies below the candles. If the value happens to cross the candle cutting the specified number of pips from below (Number of points to switch), Long CS stops to be plotted and disappears starting from the following candle, and Short CS starts to be plotted from the current candle.

Short CS lies above the candles. If the value happens to cross the candle cutting the specified number of pips from above (Number of points to switch), Short CS stops to be plotted and disappears starting from the following candle, and Long CS starts to be plotted from the current candle.

If the Wait for close setting is enabled, the indicator will flip only after crossing the candle’s body. The conditions for flipping will be checked only when the candle closes. If the setting is disabled, the highs and lows are also taken into account - the conditions for flipping will be checked at every tick.

Methods of use:

  1. The Chandelier Stop is claimed to be one of the best stop trade indicators providing the maximum possible profit. It automatically adjusts to the market volatility. If the volatility is high, the stop will be a reasonable distance away from the current price. If the volatility is low, the stop will be relatively closer to the current price.
  2. When the price falls below the Chandelier Stop, it is a signal to close the buy positions.
  3. When the price rises above the Chandelier Stop, it is a signal to close the sell positions.

In Color settings, you can modify colors of various aspects of the chart. In addition, you can reset the chart colors to the default setting. All color settings are grouped into four tabs: General, Chart Data, Chart Objects and Trade Objects

  • The General tab contains the settings affecting the overall chart field:

The Current Rate... colors apply to the rate indication selected in the Current Rate Labels View setting in  Common  >

 Display tab of the Chart Settings

- The Current Rate Label setting defines the color of Spread highlight:

- The Current Rate Arrow Ask Label and Current Rate Arrow Bid Label define the colors of Bid/Ask Arrows

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  • The Chart Data tab groups the colors of candles, bars, line chart types.

With these settings you can set independent color indication for the chart in different modes: Candles, Bars and Line

Colors

  • The Charts Objects tab consists of chart objects’ color settings (lines, alerts, labels etc.)

On this tab you can set the colors of Trend, Horizontal, Vertical, Crosshair lines separately. The Lines Labels setting allows to change label color for all lines shown on an active chart.

The Trade Objects tab consists of the color settings of trade objects represented on the chart: Open/Closed positions,

In Common settings, you can customize the overall display of various components of the chart. This section is divided into Chart Field and Display tabs. The Chart Field tab contains the settings configuring the chart front-end:

  • Load Candles setting allows to set the number of candles (ticks) that will appear on a particular chart. By default, the application loads only 366 candles to be displayed on the chart at a time (as a new candle appears on the chart, the first one (the eldest) disappears). But you can change this value by using the up/down arrows or manually entering the values into the box).

 

The value of this parameter is saved when you save the chart using the ‘Save Current Chart’ button on the chart toolbar or ‘Save Current Chart’ option in the chart context menu.

 

This parameter is also saved for the current chart instance, when you change the number of Load Candles for a specific chart, leave the chart open and re-log in to the application. This chart will be loaded with the same number of candles that had been set up before.

 

If you save your desktop profile with a custom number of loaded candles on the open chart, the number of candles will be saved for this chart as a part of the profile.

 

  • On Mouse Wheel - configures the mouse wheel to either scroll or zoom the chart.

 

  • Use Embedded chart labels – this checkbox allows to move the last candle information and separated indicators' labels inside the chart area:

 

This functionality can help you to save the screen space when working with the large number of different windows (charts).

 

  • Hide Toolbar checkbox also helps to increase the chart’s working space. This functionality hides the toolbar and horizontal scrollbar on the selected chart. The functionality can be accessed via the right-click menu (“Hide Toolbar”) as well as from the Chart Settings dialog.

 

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  • Change number of candles on resize - this option is useful for those who often modify the chart window's size – it changes the behavior of the chart data and windows width.

 

- If the box is checked, then resizing the window will not change the size of displayed candles, instead it will increase or decrease their number to fit the window width.

 

- If the box is unchecked, then resizing the window will resize the displayed candles, while their number remains fixed.

 

 

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Resize with the “Change number of candles on resize” option checked                                Resize with “Change number of candles on resize” option unchecked

 

Note: To use the “Change number of candles on resize” function it is required to have the OS Windows setting “Show window contents while dragging” checked.

 

Corresponding OS Windows setting can be found by the following path: Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced system settings -> Performance Options -> Visual Effects - > Show window contents while dragging

 

  • Use spaces after last candle [in candles] – allows to set a space between the last candle and the right border of the chart after refreshing the chart or changing instrument/chart timeframe. It helps to visually indicate the last candle on the chart.

 

This setting will also be useful if you work with the large number of small charts.

 

Note: This parameter affects all types of charts (Candles, Bars, Lines), but the space width is calculated based on candle size.

 

 

  • Number of loaded candles on scroll [in candles] setting allows to automatically upload preselected number of candles to the chart when working with the historical data by clicking on the left scroll arrow (when the scroll is at the left-most position).

 

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Note: This parameter affects all types of charts (Candles, Bars, Lines), but the amount of preloaded information is calculated based on number of candles.

 

 

 

The Display tab allows to show/hide various graphical elements inside each chart:

 

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  • Current Rate Label View allows to select how current Bid/Ask rates are indicated on chart.

 

There are two different types of Rate Label representation: “Spread” (standard) and “Bid/Ask Arrows”

 

Chart with Spread Current Rate Label:

 

 

Chart with Bid/Ask Arrows Current Rate Label

 

 

Chart with Rate Label hidden:

 

 

  • Separating Horizontal Lines each [in pips] – this setting is similar to “Separating Lines each [in candles]” (see below). It allows adding horizontal lines with the specified number of pips. For example you can easily create the net with the 50 pips steps. This is very useful for those who use manual chart analysis.

 

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  • The Separating Lines tool allows the trader to add vertical separating lines onto charts. This is useful for visually separating the price chart into sectors by: candles, minutes, hours, days, or months.

 

 

 

  • Show Open/Closed Positions, Show Orders, Show Price Alerts – allows to add positions, orders, and price alerts markers on the chart. You can also show/hide these markers from the chart toolbar

 

 

  • Hide Trendline Labels – allows hiding the labels of all trendlines displayed on the chart. This setting affects already created and newly added trendlines

In Fonts settings, you can modify the fonts of various labels on the chart:

 

To open the chart settings menu, click on the           button on the chart toolbar, or select Chart Settings from the chart right-click menu.

 

 

 

The Chart Settings window is organized into a tree with 3 main branches:

 

 

 

 

Note: The Autochartist branch appears in the Chart Settings only if  Autochartist plug-in  is purchased in FXApps. This branch allows to customize the display of Autochartist patterns on chart.

 

 

 

On each tab you click the Reset to Default link to reset the corresponding settings to default.

Click  here  to view a video tutorial on the chart sidebar.

 

 

The chart sidebar contains the triangle markers for orders, positions, and price alerts whose rates are outside of the rate range currently displayed in the chart. The sidebar is marked by a  icon.

 

 

The sidebar is invisible unless the user has chosen to display orders, positions, and/or price alerts in the chart; once the display feature is enabled, the sidebar will appear automatically. (The user can choose to display these items in the Chart Settings or by using the  icon on the chart toolbar.) The sidebar only displays the items that the user has selected to show in the chart. If the user turns off the display feature altogether, the sidebar will disappear automatically.

 

 

Functionality

 

In most respects, a triangle marker in the sidebar has the same functionality as a triangle marker on the chart body. The user can hover the cursor over it to read the mouse-over hint; the user can right-click on it to access various functionalities; the user can double click on it to highlight that record in the relevant window. However, the user cannot drag a triangle that is displayed in the sidebar.

 

 

Position divider

 

The sidebar features a divider  that serves as an indicator of the rates of the items listed in the sidebar relative to the current chart view. All triangles above the divider represent records whose rates are higher than the currently displayed rate range (meaning that they are located above the current chart view). Triangles below the divider represent records whose rates are lower than the currently displayed rate range (placing them below the current chart view).

 

 

Positioning the sidebar

 

The sidebar can be extracted from the chart window and dragged in the same way as the chart toolbar. The sidebar can also be snapped into the chart window horizontally. It is recommended that the sidebar remain vertical, however, as that makes it more clear which triangles are above the chart view, and which are below.

 

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Click here to view a video overview of the chart toolbar.

 

 

 

1) Select Instrument     Pull-down box that allows you to select the instrument in the chart. The instrument and interval settings are changed individually and independently of each other. As soon as one of these parameters is altered, the chart will refresh to reflect the change.

 

 

2) Select Time Interval Pull-down box that allows you to select the time interval of the chart. The instrument and interval settings are changed individually and independently of each other. As soon as one of these parameters is altered, the chart will refresh to reflect the change.

 

 

3) Zoom buttons           These buttons allow you to zoom in, zoom out, and reset the zoom to the default chart display.

 

 

4) Vertical Auto-Scale   The Vertical Auto-Scale button determines whether the vertical scale of the chart will automatically change in order to fit in all vertical data, whenever the chart is scrolled or zoomed.

 

 

5) Crosshair                   The crosshair tool turns the cursor into a crosshair, allowing you to pinpoint exact locations on the chart.

 

The Measure tool offers a convenient way to  quickly determine the distance and measurements between two points on a chart. To access this tool, click on the crosshair icon on the chart toolbar, and select Measure Crosshair from the list box:

 

 

 

Point the center of the crosshair anywhere on the chart; press the left mouse button to set the start point of your measurement. Without letting go of the left mouse button, drag the cursor across the chart. A rectangle will be plotted from the start point to the current cursor location showing the outline of the measured chart area.  At the same time you will see the following information to the right of the cursor, above the horizontal line: Distance in pips / Profit per lot /Distance in Bars /Time difference between the start point and the current cursor location. This information changes continuously as you move the cursor:

 

Calculation of distance between point A and point B: Distance in pips = | – |[in pips]

Distance in bars = | – |

 

Distance in time = | – | Profit per lot = * Pip value

 

The location of the text will change for a better view if the crosshair moves too close to the outside of the chart:

 

 

 

When you release the left mouse button, the rectangle and the text label will disappear.

 

 

The Details window displays candles and indicators parameters at the current mouse pointer location.

 

This window can be shown/hidden by pressing “i” key or can be briefly displayed while “Tab” key is being pressed.

 

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To see pop-up hint (showing details/values)  hover mouse over an indicator or a candle

 

 

 

6) Indicator Setup         Opens the indicator setup menu, where you can configure the indicators appearing in the chart.

 

 

8) Print Chart                 Prints the chart

 

 

9) Save and Export chart data

This feature lets you export data from the current chart in the form of a table. After you click the save icon, a dialog will appear, allowing you to customize the exported data:

 

 

 

You can select which of the 6 columns you wish to include in the table (Date, Time, Open, High, Low, Close). You can also choose to export all available time data or specify a specific time interval. When you are satisfied with the column and interval settings, click Next.

 

 

On the following screen, you can choose the file format, file name, and save location. The following export formats are available:

  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*.xls)
  • Web Pate (*.html)
  • XML Document (*.xml)
  • Plain Text (*.txt)

 

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10) Open Chart Table   This button will open the chart in the form of a table:

 

 

 

The Chart Table is a tabular representation of a chart. It contains 5 columns:

 

 

Time

 

The time of the chart update

 

 

Open

 

Open price

 

 

High

 

High price

 

 

Low

 

Low price

 

 

Close

 

Close price

 

 

 Updating

 

The Chart Table updates in real time. The frequency of updates depends on the interval setting.

 

 

 Instrument  and  Interval

 

Just like in a graphical chart window, the instrument and time interval may be selected from the pull-down menus at the top of the window.

 

 

11) Save Current Chart This button allows you to save a chart as an image. Only part of the chart visible on a chart window will be saved to a file.

as Picture

 

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12) Save Current Chart This button allows you to save current chart.

 

13) Drawing Tools         This is a pull-down menu allowing you to choose from several drawing tools:

 

 

 

 

14) Show Linked

Objects

Drawing tools can be used on the chart and on indicators appearing below the chart. Allows you to display linked objects

 

 

15) Delete Object(s)      This button allows you to remove a selected object, or all objects, from the chart.

 

 

 

16) Show/Hide Positions, Orders, Price Alerts

This button allows you to show/hide Open and Closed Positions, Orders, and Price Alerts on the chart. You can click on the arrow next to the button to hide/show these items separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17) Chart Type               Allows you to select the type of the chart: candlestick, bar, or line.

 

 

 

18) Chart Settings         Opens the chart settings menu.

 

 

19) Create Visual

Strategy

Allows to create  visual strategy

 

 

Positioning the toolbar:

 

To move the toolbar, move the mouse toward the left edge of the toolbar, when the cursor turns into a crosshair, you can click and move the toolbar.

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Closed Positions window columns:

Account

Account number

AcT

 

Account type

 

T – Trading B - Banking C - Clearing

G – The group account that represents a group of managed accounts

 

TST- Testing

 

 

InstrT

Displays type of instrument (type to which instrument belongs). Appears depending on your system configuration.

 

 

 

 

Ticket

 

Position number ID

 

 

 

Instrument

 

Instrument name

 

 

 

Lot(Amount)

 

The sum of all open position amounts measured in lots(amounts)

 

 

 

Amt,K

 

Trade amount in contract currency measured in thousands (Amt,K = number of lots * contract size/1000)

 

 

 

B/S

 

B=Buy position; S=Sell position

 

 

 

Open

 

Position opening rate

 

 

 

Open Time

 

Position opening time

 

 

 

Close

 

Position closing rate

 

 

 

Close Time

 

Position closing time

 

 

 

Lot P/L

 

Profit or loss on a position (in pips) at the current moment

 

 

Com

 

Total commission charged from all of this account’s currently open positions

 

 

 

Fee

 

Total amount of transaction fees charged from all of this account’s currently open positions

 

 

 

Roll

 

Total amount of interest applied to this position

 

 

 

Opn / Cl. Charge (Open/Close Charge)

 

Trade charge is an amount in the system base currency set on account for every instrument, paid per trade at position’s Opening or Closing, or at both Opening and Closing.

 

 

 

Fut Roll Adj

 

Amount of future rollover adjustment (in system base currency).This column shows the total sum of the futures rollover adjustment applied during the trade's lifetime.

 

Future rollover adjustment=(first price of new feed-last price of old feed)*contract size*lots#. The sign of the adjustment depends on whether the new price is higher or lower than the last price of the preceding time interval feed and on the position direction – Buy or Sell.

 

 

Net P/L

 

Total net Profit/Loss measured in base currency

 

 

 

Reason

 

The reason why the position was closed

 

C – Closed by Trader’s order D – Closed by Dealer’s order S – Closed on S order

L – Closed on Limit Order

 

 

M – Closed as a result of MC

 

 

ME – Closed as result of Min Equity

 

 

I – Opposite direction I order

 

 

E – Opposite direction E order T – Price changed on C order R – Price changed on I order

User

 

 

Login of the user who closed the position

 

 

 

Opened By

 

Shows which of the following was responsible for the opening of the position:

  • Position was opened manually by a trader. (The "Opened By" column will be empty.)
  • Position was opened by a strategy. (The "Opened By" column will display the name of the strategy.)

 

 

Closed By

 

Shows which of the following was responsible for the closing of the position:

  • Position was closed manually by a trader. (The "Closed By" column will be empty.)
  • Position was closed by a strategy. (The "Closed By" column will display the name of the strategy).

 

 

Comment

 

Shows comments created by a trader on closed positions

 

 

Shows comments created by a trader on open positions.

 

 

Trade ID

Shows Trade ID, an identifier assigned to every new position at the moment of position opening, in the same way as is the ticket

ID.

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Trade Open Time

 

Shows Date and Time when the corresponding trade has been initiated.

 

The Trade Open Time value is the same as Open Time, if the original position has been fully closed at once. Trade Open Time will differ from the position's Open Time only if the position has been partially closed.

The Closed Positions window gives a detailed, up-to-date list of all recently closed positions.

 

 

 

 

Please note: If a position was closed on an individual account, then the Account column will display the individual account number and the Ticket column will display the ID number of the individual position.

 

If several positions are closed on accounts that are members of a managed group (as a result of the closing of the group position), then the Account column will display the group account number and the Ticket column will display the ID number of the group position.

 

 

If a position is closed on an individual account that is a member of a managed group (as a result of the closing of the group position), and this group position consists of one individual trade, then the

Account column will display the individual account number and the Ticket column will display the ID number of the individual position.

 

Close and Hedge Positions 

 

Close a Position

 

 

Close a Position from the FXVoyager toolbar

On the FXVoyager toolbar, click the Close Position button under the Trade tab. A dialog will appear containing a list of currently open positions. Select the position you wish to close, and click OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close a Position from the Open Positions window

 

Right-click on the position line in the Open Positions window, and select Close Position from the menu. The Close Position dialog will appear.

 

 

 

 

Enter the desired amount you wish to close into the “Amount” field. You can enter a smaller amount if you want to only partially close position.

 

 

Note: By default you are offered to fully close the position.

 

 

Press OK to confirm the order. The position will be closed. Account information will be updated. The closed position will appear in the Closed Positions window.

 

 

 

Note, that the system will not allow you to close the position which already has existing C order waiting for the dealer’s confirmation.

 

If you select a position with a C order created earlier, you will receive the following message: "There is an existing C order [order number] to close [order amount] in ticket [ticket number]". A new C order will not be created

If you select several positions to close, the C orders will be created only for those positions which do not have existing C orders. The system will check your positions one by one, and if it finds a position with a C order created earlier, it sends the message described above, and stops checking the remaining positions.

 

Note: On the NFA regulated systems, position closing is done in a different way. See details  here

 

 

Hedge a Position

 

"Hedging" refers to the opening of a new position in the opposite direction of an existing position on the same instrument.

 

Note: Hedging may not be allowed on some platforms.

 

Hedge a Position from the FXVoyager toolbar

 

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On the FXVoyager toolbar, click the Hedge Position button under the Trade tab. A dialog will appear containing a list of currently open positions. Select the position you wish to hedge, and click

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Hedge a Position from the Open Positions window

 

Right-click on the position line in the Open Positions window, and select Hedge Position from the menu. The Hedge Position dialog will appear.

 

 

 

 

 

Enter the desired number of lots into the “Amount” field. You can hedge a position partially or fully.

 

 

Note: By default, you are offered to fully hedge the position. Press OK to confirm the hedge.

Note: You can hedge an existing unhedged position on an account with insufficient usable margin. You, however, cannot open a new position on an account with insufficient usable margin.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is an oscillator that provides an indication of overbought or oversold markets. An instrument is deemed oversold when CCI goes below -100 and overbought when it exceeds +100. CCI measures the relationship between the asset's price, Moving Average, and deviations from the average.

 

 

CCI is mostly used to determine cyclical trends in commodity, equity and currency markets.

 

It identifies potential peaks and valleys of the asset's price and shows estimated changes in the direction of the asset’s price movement.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. Moves of CCI: When the CCI moves back above -100, it can be treated as a signal to buy. When the CCI moves back below +100, it can be treated as a signal to sell.
  2. Divergence (when an indicator is trending in the opposite direction to the price): A positive divergence below -100 increases the strength of a signal based on a move back above -100. A negative divergence above +100 would increase the strength of a signal based on a move back below +100.
  3. Indicators: An advance above -100 and trend line breakout show that an instrument is oversold and the trend can be treated as bullish. A decline below +100 and a trend line break show that a security is overbought and the trend can be treated as bearish.

Workspaces are a great tool for organizing your trading application. They allow you to use multiple screens to display and arrange application windows. You can create unlimited workspaces, which means you never have to over-clutter any one screen with too many windows. You can quickly switch between your workspaces using the workspace tabs.

 

 

Create workspaces

 

To create a workspace, go to the View tab in the  FXVoyager   and click the New Workspace button. You can also right-click on an existing workspace tab, and select New

Workspace.

 

 

 

When prompted, give the workspace a name:

 

 

 

 

Click OK to create the workspace. The new (empty) workspace will appear as a tab underneath the toolbar:

 

 

 

 

 

You can now populate the workspace with windows.

 

 

Hint: Once you are done configuring your workspaces, you should save your layout as a profile

 

 

 

Rename or Close a Workspace using the FXVoyager

  1. To rename the active (selected) workspace, go to the View tab of the FXVoyager  and click Rename Active Workspace.
  2. To close the active (selected) workspace, go to the View tab of the FXVoyager andclick Close Active Workspace

 

 

Rename or Remove a Workspace using the right-click menu

  1. To rename the active (selected) workspace, right-click on the workspace tab, and click Rename Active Workspace.
  2. To close the active (selected) workspace, right-click on the workspace tab, and click Close Active Workspace.

 

 

 

Move windows between workspaces

 

 

To move a window from one workspace to another, left-click on the icon in the upper left corner of the window, click Move To Workspace, and choose the workspace name.

To open a chart window on your trading workspace, choose Charts on the Upper Panel Menu, and then choose New Chart.

 

 

You may also right-click on an instrument in the  Dealing  Rates   window

 Individual Dealing Rate window,  and select Open Chart.

 Instruments   window

 Dealing  Rates  Table  window   or

 

Select the instrument and the time scale from the New Chart menu and press OK. (If you right-clicked on an instrument to reach the New Chart dialog, then that instrument will be pre-selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To search for instruments,enter one or more characters of the instrument name in the Find Instrument box and click the up/down arrows to toggle through the results.

 

 

 

 

A new chart window will appear.

 

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Note: Maximum number of charts that can be open simultaneously in ActTrader is limited to 100. When you try to open an extra chart, the system will generate the following message:

 

 

 

 

 

This restriction does not affect charts in Binary Options Bets window.

 

 

 

It is possible to create an OCO pair “from scratch”, i.e. create two linked orders simultaneously.

 

Right-click the Buy or Sell rate in the  Dealing Rates window,   Instruments window,   Dealing Rates Table window , or an  Individual

 

 Dealing Rate window

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The “Entry OCO Order” dialog box will appear:

 

 

 

 

 

Set the rate for the Entry Stop order and the rate for the Entry Limit order. Click OK to create both orders.

 

 

 

Note 1: Since there is only one Amount field, both orders will be for the same number of lots. If you want an OCO pair to have different numbers of lots, you must create the orders separately.

 

 

 

Note 2: You cannot set trailing distances from this window. You can set them manually later by right-clicking on the order record in the Orders window, and selecting Change order rate. Or, you can just create the orders separately.

Currency.

 

The currency column contains a list of all currencies, other than the system base currency.

 

For example, if the system base currency is USD, then all currencies other than USD are listed in the Currency column.

 

 

NET currency.

 

The NET currency column displays the net currency position calculated from all the pairs where the currency is involved.

 

 

 

A BUY position is presented as a positive number (with a “+” sign), e.g. “+123,456.00”.

A SELL position is presented as a negative number (with a “-” sign), e.g. “-123,456.00” and with red numbers.

 

 

 

USD Value (Or other system base currency Value)

 

The USD Value column displays the net currency position converted into the system base currency (in this example USD) according to the current dealer’s rate. This column will be named according to your system base currency and will display values in that currency.

The USD Value is shown as an opposite direction position to the Net Currency position.

 

 

 

A BUY position is presented as a positive number (with a “+” sign), e.g. “+123,456.00”.

A SELL position is presented as a negative number (with a “-” sign), e.g. “-123,456.00” and with red numbers.

 

 

Totals in the USD Value (Or other system base currency Value) column:

 

Agg. Longs: The sum of all long positions as listed in the “USD Value” column.

 

Agg. Shorts: The sum of all short positions as listed in the “USD Value” column.

 

Total: Displays the total position. The total sum is the sum of Agg. Longs and Agg. Shorts.

The Dealing Rates Table window is a simplified replica of  Dealing Rates  window dealing desk.

The Dealing Rates window displays current rates as provided by the dealing desk for each instrument. By default the

 

arrangement of instruments in this window is the same as in the in the Instruments  window instruments in several ways.

However you can modify the list of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rearranging: It is possible to change the arrangement of instruments in the Dealing Rates window by clicking and dragging the instruments. Position the mouse over the instrument name. When the cursor turns to , click and drag the instrument.

 

 

 Removing: If you drag an instrument from the Dealing Rates window outside the window boundary and release the cursor, the instrument will be removed from the Dealing Rates window and opened as an Individual Dealing Rate window.

 

 

 Cloning: You can Ctrl+click on an instrument in the Dealing Rates window and drag it outside the window. This will open an

Individual Dealing Rate window for that instrument without removing the instrument from the Dealing Rates window.

 

 

 Resizing: When the Dealing Rates window is resized, the size of the individual dealing rates within the window will automatically adjust to the new size of the window. The number of columns in the Dealing Rates window is set in the window settings, and remains fixed regardless of the size of the window.

 

 

 

Note: The Bid/Ask buttons and the instrument header have a fixed height, but not a fixed width. The tick charts do not have a fixed size.

 

 

DeMarker (Demarker, De Marker, DeM) is an indicator that identifies price exhaustion, as well as potential price minimums and maximums. This indicator fluctuates between

0 and 1 and compares the most recent price action to the previous period's price to measure the existing demand of the underlying asset.

 

 

DeMarker is used to identify risk levels prior to opening a position. In most cases, when an asset's price goes above 0.6, the volatility and risk are lower, while a reading below

0.4 can be treated as a sign of increasing  risk. Furthermore,  use of this indicator over long periods of time (weeks, months) allows an opportunity  to trace the long term market tendency.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When the indicator falls below 0.3, a bullish price reversal is to be expected.
  2. When the indicator rises above 0.7, a bearish price reversal is to be expected.

Dual Moving Averages is an indicator consisting of two moving averages with different periods. Their crossovers are used as trading signals. The MA with the longer period determines the overall trend. The MA with the shorter period is used for generating buy or sell signals. You can specify the type of average for each line (Simple, Exponential, Weighted).

 

 

Methods of use:

  1. When the shorter MA rises above the longer MA, it is a signal to buy.
  2. When the shorter MA falls below the longer MA, it is a signal to sell.

 

 

Entry Stop and Entry Limit orders are orders to open a new position at an off-market price. If that price is reached, the entry order will be triggered and the trader will enter the market (a new position will open).

 

 

Entry Limit orders aim at opening positions in the future, when the market price has moved DOWN for a Buy order/UP for a Sell order. Entry Stop orders aim at opening positions in the future, when the market price has moved UP for a Buy order/DOWN for a Sell order.

 

 

 

Create an Entry Stop/Limit from the Dealing Rates window

 

To create an entry stop/limit from the Dealing Rates window, right-click on a buy or sell rate, and click Entry Stop Buy or Entry Limit Buy. (If forwards trading is enabled, then you will first have to select Spot or Forward.) This will open the Entry Order dialog.

 

Note: You can also right-click on the rates in the Dealing Rates Table window or the Instruments window and get the same menu.

 

 

Create an Entry Stop/Limit from the FXVoyager toolbar

 

To open a position from the FXVoyager toolbar, just click the Entry Buy or Entry Sell button under the Trade tab. Each button opens a dropdown menu allowing you to choose Entry Stop or Entry

Limit.

 

 

 

 

Entry Order Dialog

 

 

  1. Enter the amount in lots.

Note: The default pre-set amount is equal to the account DA setting

  1. Enter the rate in the “Rate” field.

Note: The allowed price range is shown to the right of the “Rate” field.

 

Note: You can also adjust the "Distance in pips" box to set up your order. (Distance in pips = The difference in pips between the proposed entry order rate and the current market rate.)

  1. If you are creating this entry order as part of an OCOpair,select the "Create as OCO for order" box. You will then be able to select an existing entry order from a pull-down menu.
  2. To preset a stop/limit order on this entry order, check the "Set Predefined Stop/Limit" box. More aboutpredefined stops/limits...
  3. Press OK. A new order marked ES or EL will be created and shown in the Orders window.

Note: This order will be executed when the market price matches the order price.

 

 

 

Since the market continues to fluctuate while you are placing an entry order, certain fields in the Entry Order creation dialog will update in real time:

 

  • If you set a specific entry rate and the market rate changes before the order is finalized, then ‘Distance in pips’ will update accordingly, while the selected entry rate will remain fixed.

 

  • If you modify the ‘Distance in pips’ field and the market rate changes before the order is finalized, then the entry rate will update accordingly, while the ‘Distance in pips’ will remain fixed.

 

  • If you do not modify any field and the market rate changes before the order is finalized, then the entry rate will update accordingly.

 

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A new order marked ES (Entry Stop) or EL (Entry Limit) will be created and will appear in the Orders window.

 

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This order will be executed at the time when the trader’s price matches the order price.

Envelopes (Moving Average Envelope, Trading Bands) is a technical indicator that consists of two moving averages: one moving upward, the other moving downward. This indicator defines the upper and lower boundaries of the price range. Higher volatility should lead to higher deviation percentage.

 

 

One should bear in mind that since only previous data is used for the calculation of this indicator, it will always be a bit behind actual prices. As a result, it does not predict any changes in the trend, but only identifies it.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When the indicator reaches its low and turns in the opposite direction, it can be treated as a signal to buy.
  2. When the indicator reaches its high and turns in the opposite direction, it can be treated as a signal to sell.

The Events and Message window contains a running log of pop-up notification messages during the current login session. The window displays up to 100,000 of the most recent messages. (Once there are 100,000 messages in the window, the oldest ones will be deleted as new ones come in.)

 

 

 

 

 

The main (upper) body of the window contains the list of messages. The bottom field of the window contains two tabs, “Text” and “Details”. The “Text” tab displays the full text of the selected message. The “Details” tab displays technical details for certain types of messages.

 

 

Fibonacci arcs indicate the potential support and resistance levels. Usually both Arcs and Fibonacci Retracement are applied on the chart simultaneously; the support / resistance levels are determined by intersections of these lines.Plotting Fibonacci Arcs in the chart

 

Select the Fibonacci Arcs option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

 

 

 

 

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

 

 

In order to plot the Fibonacci Arcs, left-click on the chart to set the center of the arc, and drag the cursor over the chart to plot the radius of the arc. The end point will represent the 100% level. The Fibonacci Arcs will be automatically plotted in the chart with the ratio indicated at each line.

Fibonacci Arcs 

When you left click on the plotted Fibonacci Arcs object, it will become highlighted, i.e. two dots will appear at the edges of the radius. If you hover the cursor over a dot, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the dot over the chart thus resizing the Fibonacci object:

You can also drag the plotted Fibonacci Arcs object over the chart by left-clicking on the radius and holding the mouse button. Right-clicking on the Fibonacci Arcs opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

 

 

To delete the Fibonacci Arcs object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar.

 

 

Fibonacci Arcs Settings

 

 

You can customize the view of the Fibonacci Arcs object by using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing to show/hide and change the view of each line.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

 

 

Properties description

 

 

 

Id

 

The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

 

Show labels

 

When this option is enabled, percentage labels appear at every arc. By default it is enabled.

 

 

Circle

 

By default Fibonacci Arcs have elliptic shape. The closer the Fibo Line to the horizontal axis, the more the arcs are stretched horizontally. The closer the Fibo Line to the vertical axis, the more the arcs are stretched vertically. Fibo Line drawn at an angle of 45° gives you the circle arcs.

 

 

If you want to use only circle arcs that would not depend on the angle of the Fibo Line, enable the Circle checkbox

 

 

 

 

Fibo Line

-       This checkbox shows/hides the Fibo Line (radius of the arcs). When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding line will be displayed in the chart.

-     Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

-     Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

-       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted. Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

 

 

The Levels section contains the individual settings for the arcs:

 

▪       The checkboxes in the very left column are used to show/hide the individual levels. When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding line will be displayed in the chart. By default, only three lines are enabled (as displayed above)

 

▪       The edit-boxes next to the checkboxes are used to change the percentage levels for each line. The default values of the levels are:

-     0%

-     23.6%

-     38.2%

-     50%

-     61.8%

-     76.4%

-     86%

-     100%

-     118%

-     127%

-     161.8%

-     261.8%

 

 

▪       The Circuit setting allows to input the circuit of arcs in percent. The default value of the circuit is 50%

 

▪       Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

 

▪       Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

 

▪       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted.

 

 

Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

Note: The Percentage edit box, Color button, Width and Style drop-down boxes are available only for enabled lines.

 

 

The ‘Save level settings as default’ button saves the settings of all the levels, so that they will be applied to all the Fibonacci Arcs created thereafter.

 

 

After you’ve made all the necessary changes to the Fibonacci object, click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box can be accessed in three ways:

-     Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when a Fibonacci Arcs object is selected.

-     Right-click on a Fibonacci object, and then click Settings.

Double-click on the Fibonacci Retracement plotted in the chart.

Fibonacci channel uses market peaks and troughs for predicting major changes in trend direction and levels of support and resistance.

 

When potting the Fibonacci channels, the most important is to identify the peaks and troughs correctly.  If you manage to detect the appropriate tops and bottoms, you will be able to forecast the support and resistance levels weeks and months into the future. Use only major tops and bottoms to find the base line of a Channel with one or more significant side swings. The widest swing for the period of the base line will be used as a trigger line.

 

 

 

Plotting Fibonacci Channel in the chart

 

 

Select the Fibonacci Channel option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

 

 

 

 

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

 

 

In order to plot the channel levels, left-click on a beginning of the channel, and drag the cursor to the end of the channel (providing size). The Fibonacci Channel lines will be automatically plotted in the chart with the ratio and the corresponding price indicated at each line.

When you left click on the plotted Fibonacci Channel object, it will become highlighted, i.e. four dots will appear at the edges of the lines. If you hover the cursor over a dot, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the dot over the chart thus resizing the Fibonacci object:

 

 

You can also drag the plotted Fibonacci Channel object over the chart by left-clicking on its line and holding the mouse button. Right-clicking on the Fibonacci Channel opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To delete the Fibonacci Channel object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar.

 

 

Fibonacci Channel Settings

 

You can customize the view of the Fibonacci Channel object by using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing to show/hide and change the view of each line.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

 

 

Properties description

 

The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

 

 

Size

 

The size (100%) of Fibonacci Channel that shows the distance between the plotted lines of 0% and 100% in pixels.

 

Default value is 40.

 

 

Extension

 

This drop-down box allows you to select the lines’ extension:

 

-       limited

 

-       extended

 

-       extended right

 

-       extended left.

 

 

This setting is applied to all the lines at the same time. By default the ‘limited’ option is selected

 

Show labels

 

 

When this option is enabled, percentage labels appear at the end of each line. By default it is enabled. The Levels section contains the individual settings for each line:

▪       The checkboxes in the very left column are used to show/hide the individual levels. When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding line will be displayed in the chart. By default, only five lines are enabled (as displayed above)

 

▪       The edit-boxes next to the checkboxes are used to change the percentage levels for each line. The default values of the levels are:

-     0%

-     23.6%

-     38.2%

-     50%

-     61.8%

-     76.4%

-     86%

-     100%

-     118%

-     127%

-     161.8%

-     261.8%

-     423.6%

▪       Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

 

▪       Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

 

▪       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted.

 

 

Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

Note: The Percentage edit box, Color button, Width and Style drop-down boxes are available only for enabled lines.

 

 

The ‘Save level settings as default’ button saves the settings of all the levels, so that they will be applied to all the Fibonacci Channel objects created thereafter.

 

 

After you’ve made all the necessary changes to the Fibonacci object, click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

-     Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when a Fibonacci Channel object is selected.

-     Right-click on a Fibonacci object, and then click Settings.

-     Double-click on the Fibonacci Retracement plotted in the chart.

Fibonacci Expansion is largely similar to Fibonacci Retracement and intended for determining the end of the third wave. Unlike Fibonacci

Retracement, this instrument is built on not the only one trend line, but on two waves.

 

 

Plotting Fibonacci Expansion in the chart

 

 

Select the Fibonacci Expansion option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

 

 

 

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

 

 

In order to plot the Fibonacci Expansion levels, left-click on the chart at the beginning of the trend, and drag the cursor to the end of the trend. The third point will appear near the end of the trend allowing you to plot the second wave line. The Fibonacci Expansion lines will be automatically plotted in the chart with the ratio and the corresponding price indicated at each line.

When you left click on the plotted Fibonacci Expansion object, it will become highlighted, i.e. three dots will appear at the edges of the lines. If you hover the cursor over a dot, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the dot over the chart thus resizing the Fibonacci object:

 

 

You can also drag the plotted Fibonacci Expansion object over the chart by left-clicking on its line and holding the mouse button. Right-clicking on the Fibonacci Expansion opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

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To delete the Fibonacci Expansion object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar.

 

 

Fibonacci Expansion Settings

 

 

You can customize the view of the Fibonacci Expansion object by using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing to show/hide and change the view of each line.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

 

 

Properties description

 

Id

 

The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

 

Extension

 

This drop-down box allows you to select the lines’ extension:

 

-       limited

 

-       extended

 

-       extended right

 

-       extended left.

 

This setting is applied to all the lines at the same time. By default the ‘extended right’ option is selected

 

 

Show labels

 

When this option is enabled, labels appear at the end of each line (the rate on the left and the ratio on the right). By default it is enabled.

 

 

Fibo Line

-       This checkbox shows/hides the Fibo Lines (designating the waves). When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding lines will be displayed in the chart.

-     Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

-     Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

-       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted. Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

The Levels section contains the individual settings for each line:

 

▪       The checkboxes in the very left column are used to show/hide the individual levels. When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding line will be displayed in the chart. By default, only three lines are enabled (as displayed above)

 

▪       The edit-boxes next to the checkboxes are used to change the percentage levels for each line. The default values of the levels are:

-     0%

-     23.6%

-     38.2%

-     50%

-     61.8%

-     76.4%

-     86%

-     100%

-     118%

-     127%

-     161.8%

-     261.8%

▪       Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

 

▪       Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

 

▪       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted. Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

Note: The Percentage edit box, Color button, Width and Style drop-down boxes are available only for enabled lines.

 

 

The ‘Save level settings as default’ button saves the settings of all the levels, so that they will be applied to all the Fibonacci Expansion created thereafter.

 

 

After you’ve made all the necessary changes to the Fibonacci object, click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box can be accessed in three ways:

 

-     Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when a Fibonacci Expansion object is selected:

-     Right-click on a Fibonacci object, and then click Settings.

-     Double-click on the Fibonacci Expansion plotted in the chart.

Fibonacci Fan is one of the instruments allowing to build correction levels of Fibonacci. Its distinctive feature is possibility to build inclined levels, depending on the direction of a trend line. Fibonacci Fan can include up to 13 lines (rays) giving the traders an opportunity to make more accurate market forecast.

 

Plotting Fibonacci Fan in the chart

 

Select the Fibonacci Fan option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

 

 

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

 

In order to plot the Fan, left-click on the last trough on the chart (it will be the start point) and drag the cursor to the most recent peak. This will be the directing line of the Fan. The rays of the Fan will be automatically plotted from the start point at the predefined ratio. The corresponding percentage (Fibonacci levels) will be indicated at every line.

To delete the Fibonacci Fan object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar, or right-click on object and select the Remove Object option from the context menu.

 

Fibonacci Fan Settings

 

You can customize the view of the Fibonacci Fan object by using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing to show/hide and change the view of each line.

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

Properties description

 

 

 

 

Id

 

 

 

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The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

 

 

 

 

Extension

This drop-down box allows you to select the lines’ extension:

 

-       limited

 

-       extended

 

-       extended right

 

-       extended left.

 

 

This setting is applied to all the lines at the same time. By default the ‘extended right’ option is selected

 

 

 

 

Show labels

 

When this option is enabled, the rates labels will appear at every line. By default it is enabled. The Levels section contains the individual settings for each line:

▪       The checkboxes in the very left column are used to show/hide the individual levels. When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding line will be displayed in the chart. By default, only four lines are enabled (as displayed above)

 

▪       The edit-boxes next to the checkboxes are used to change the percentage levels for each line. The default values of the levels are:

-     0%

-     23.6%

-     38.2%

-     50%

-     61.8%

-     76.4%

-     86%

-     100%

-     118%

-     127%

-     161.8%

-     261.8%

-     423.6%

▪       Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

 

▪       Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

 

▪       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted.

 

 

Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

Note: The Percentage edit box, Color button, Width and Style drop-down boxes are available only for enabled lines.

 

 

The ‘Save level settings as default’ button saves the settings of all the levels, so that they will be applied to all the Fibonacci Fan objects created thereafter.

 

 

After you’ve made all the necessary changes to the Fibonacci object, click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box can be accessed in three ways:

-     Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when a Fibonacci Fan object is selected.

-     Right-click on a Fibonacci object, and then click Settings.

-     Double-click on the Fibonacci Fan plotted in the chart.

 

Fibonacci Retracement is a chart tool used to determine the support and resistance levels on trending markets. The Fibonacci Retracement levels are created by drawing a trendline between two extreme points and then splitting the vertical distance according to the specified ratios. Fibonacci Retracement can include up to 13 lines (levels).

 

 

Plotting Fibonacci Retracement in the chart

 

Select the Fibonacci Retracement option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

 

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

 

In order to plot the retracement levels, left-click on a significant High swing, and drag the cursor to the most recent Low swing (or from Low to High). The Fibonacci Retracement lines will be automatically plotted in the chart with the ratio and the corresponding price indicated by each line.

 

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When you left click on the plotted Fibonacci Retracement object, it will become highlighted, i.e. four dots will appear at the edges of the lines. If you hover the cursor over a dot, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the dot over the chart thus resizing the Fibonacci object:

 

 

You can also drag the plotted Fibonacci Retracement object over the chart by left-clicking on its line and holding the mouse button. Right-clicking on the Fibonacci Retracement opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

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To delete the Fibonacci Retracement object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar, or right-click on object and select the Remove Object option from the context menu.

 

Fibonacci Settings

 

You can customize the view of the Fibonacci Retracement object by using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing to show/hide and change the view of each line.

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

 

 

Properties description

 

 

Id

 

The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

 

 

Extension

 

 

 

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This drop-down box allows you to select the lines’ extension:

-      limited

-      extended

-      extended right

-      extended left.

This setting is applied to all the lines at the same time. By default the ‘limited’ option is selected

 

 

Show labels

 

When this option is enabled, labels appear at the end of each line (the rate on the left and the ratio on the right). By default it is enabled. The Levels section contains the individual settings for each line:

▪    The checkboxes in the very left column are used to show/hide the individual levels. When the checkbox is enabled, the

corresponding line will be displayed in the chart. By default, only seven lines are enabled (as displayed above)

▪     The edit-boxes next to the checkboxes are used to change the percentage levels for each line. The default values of the levels are:

  • 0%
  • 23.6%
  • 38.2%
  • 50%
  • 61.8%
  • 76.4%
  • 86%
  • 100%
  • 118%
  • 127%
  • 161.8%
  • 261.8%
  • 423.6%

▪    Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

▪    Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

▪    Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted.

Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

Note: The Percentage edit box, Color button, Width and Style drop-down boxes are available only for enabled lines.

 

The ‘Save level settings as default’ button saves the settings of all the levels, so that they will be applied to all the Fibonacci

Retracements created thereafter.

 

After you’ve made all the necessary changes to the Fibonacci object, click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box can be accessed in three ways:

 

  • Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when a Fibonacci Retracement object is selected:
  • Right-click on a Fibonacci object, and then click Settings. Double-click on the Fibonacci Retracement plotted in the chart.

The graphic tool «Fibonacci Time Zones» is a set of vertical lines, plotted at the intervals corresponding to the Fibonacci numbers. The usage of Fibonacci Time Zones tool is based on popular belief that the most significant market events occur at the time intervals corresponding to Fibonacci numbers.

Interpretation of Fibonacci Time Zones involves looking for significant changes in price at or near the vertical lines. Time Zones are most applicable to a long-term analysis of price movement and are probably of limited value when studying short-term charts.

Plotting Fibonacci Time Zones in the chart

Select the Fibonacci Time Zones option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

 

In order to plot the Fibonacci Time Zones, left-click on a chart and drag the cursor to set the basic period. The Fibonacci Time Zones lines will be automatically plotted in the chart with the Fibonacci numbers indicated at each line.

 

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When you left click on one of the first two lines Fibonacci Time Zones object, it will become highlighted, i.e. four dots will appear at the edges of the lines. If you hover the cursor over these lines, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the Fibonacci Time Zones object left and right on the chart:

 

 

 

 

Right-clicking on one of the first two lines of the Fibonacci Time Zones opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

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To delete the Fibonacci Time Zones object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar.

 

 

Fibonacci Time Zones Settings

 

 

You can customize the view of the Fibonacci Time Zones object by using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing to show/hide and change the view of each line.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

 

 

Properties description

 

 

 

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Id

 

The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

Size

 

The size of Fibonacci Time Zones that shows the distance between the first two lines in pixels.

 

 

Show labels

 

When this option is enabled, labels appear at the end of each line (Fibonacci numbers at the top of the lines). By default it is enabled.

 

 

 

 

The Levels section contains the individual settings for each line:

 

▪       The checkboxes in the very left column are used to show/hide the individual levels. When the checkbox is enabled, the corresponding line will be displayed in the chart. By default, only nine lines are enabled (as displayed above)

 

▪       The edit-boxes next to the checkboxes are used to change the levels for each line. The default values of the levels are:

-     0

-     1

-     2

-     3

-     5

-     8

-     13

-     21

-     34

-     55

-     89

-     144

-     233

▪       Color - Left click on the color sample to select the line color

 

▪       Width - The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

 

▪       Style - The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted. Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

Note: The Level edit box, Color button, Width and Style drop-down boxes are available only for enabled lines.

 

 

The ‘Save level settings as default’ button saves the settings of all the levels, so that they will be applied to all the Fibonacci Time Zones objects created thereafter.

 

 

After you’ve made all the necessary changes to the Fibonacci object, click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

The Fibonacci Settings dialog box can be accessed in three ways:

-     Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when a Fibonacci Time Zones object is selected:

-     Right-click on a Fibonacci object, and then click Settings.

-     Double-click on the Fibonacci Time Zones object plotted in the chart.

You can draw circles, ovals and rectangles in the chart. Drawing figures can be very helpful in technical analysis when you need to highlight some area on the chart.

Plotting objects on the chart

Select the Circle/Oval/Rectangle option in the Objects menu of the chart toolbar:

When you select this option, the cursor will become finger-shaped:

In order to plot the object, left-click anywhere on the chart (it will be the central point) and drag the cursor to plot the directing line of the selected object: radius for the circle, diagonal for the rectangle or diagonal of the rectangle in which the oval is inscribed.

Note:        If you press Ctrl while drawing an oval, then your oval will turn into a circle.

If you press Ctrl while drawing a rectangle, then your rectangle will turn into a square.

 

When you left click on the plotted object, it will become highlighted, i.e. two dots will appear at the edges of the directing line. If you hover the cursor over a dot, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the dot over the chart thus resizing the object:You can also drag the plotted object over the chart by left-clicking on its line and holding the mouse button. Right-clicking  on the directing line of the object opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To delete the object left-click on it once and choose the Remove Selected Objects option on the chart toolbar or press Delete on your keyboard.

 

 

Objects Settings

 

 

You can customize the view of the new graphical objects using the advanced Settings dialog box, allowing you even to change the object position related to the chart candles.

 

 

The object dialog box appears as displayed below:

 

 

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Properties description

 

 

Color – Left click on the color sample to select the line color;

 

Fill Color – Check the checkbox to enable the object’s fill color. Left click on the color sample to select the desired color. If the Fill Color checkbox is unchecked – the object will be transparent;

 

Note: When object is filled – it can be selected by clicking anywhere inside the object. When object is transparent – it can be selected only by clicking on its outline.

 

Width – The width of the line. Use the drop-down box to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels;

 

Style – The style of the line. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted;

 

Draw in the chart background  checkbox – allows plotting the object behind the chart candles;

 

Note: Each new object with the “Draw in the chart background”  parameter enabled will be superimposed  on the previous object in the order of appearance  on the chart.

 

Id – The unique number of the chart object (non-editable)

 

 

Show price label checkbox – Additional parameter available for Rectangle object. When this option is enabled, the rates labels will appear at the edges of the directing line. By default it is enabled.

 

Show price label color – Left click on the color sample to select the label color;

 

 

 

 

The object settings dialog box can be accessed in three ways:

-      Click the Object Settings button on the chart toolbar, when the object is selected:

-      Right-click on the object, and then click Settings.

-      Double-click on the object plotted in the chart.

You can quickly find any currently open windows in the application  by using the Application  Map under the Windows tab of the  FXVoyager.

 

The application  map is a list of all windows currently open in your application,  organized by workspace.  If you ever need to find an open window, just click the Application Map button and browse through all the windows in a single list. Click a window name to switch to that window.

The Flipit indicator is a stop and reverse indicator based on the high and low price values. It is used for generating both entry and exit signals. For the uptrend, the Bottom line is plotted in the chart, for the downtrend, the Top line is plotted.

This indicator has a step-like appearance. Each indicator value is displayed in two candles at a time: in the one for which it is calculated, and in the following one.

 

 

 

The Bottom line lies below the candles. If the value happens to cross the candle cutting the specified number of pips from below (Number of points to switch), the current value of the Bottom Graph will be displayed in the following candle, but not after it. The Top Graph will start from the current candle.

 

 

 

The Top line lies above the candles. If the value happens to cross the candle cutting the specified number of pips from above (Number of points to switch), the current value of the Top Graph will be displayed in the following candle, but not after it. The Bottom Graph will start from the current candle.

 

 

 

Methods of use:

  1. When Flipit starts to be plotted below the price it’s time to buy.
  2. When Flipit starts to be plotted above the price it’s time to sell.
  3. The intersections of the indicator line with the chart graph give you entry and exit signals. For example, on the chart below you should open a trade at the point A and close it at the point B.

 

 

The Forward Interest % Rates window is a table of forward interest rates for the currency pairs:

The Forwards tab contains commands relating to   Forex  forward  trading. It allows you to create forward market and conditional orders and to edit or remove forward orders. You can also open forward-specific windows and a dedicated forwards workspace.

 

Note: The Forwards Tab will only appear if Forex Forward trading is enabled on your platform.

 

 

 

Fwd. Market Order Group

 

 

Sell: Click to open a Forward Sell position.

 

Buy: Click to open a Forward Buy Position.

 

Close Position: Click to close an open Forward position. A list of positions will appear, allowing you to choose the one you want to close.

 

Hedge Position: Click to hedge an open Forward position.

 

 

 

Fwd. Entry Order Group

 

 

Entry Sell: Click to create a Forward Entry Stop or Forward Entry Limit Sell order.

 

Entry Buy: Click to create a Forward Entry Stop or Forward Entry Limit Buy order.

 

 

 

 

 

Fwd. Selected Order Group

 

 

Modify: Click to modify an existing Forward order. If an order is currently selected in the Forward Orders window, it will be preselected in the Modify Order dialog.

 

Remove: Click to remove an existing Forward order. If an order is currently selected in the Forward Orders window, it will be preselected in the Remove Order dialog.

 

 

 

Forwards Windows Group

 

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Forward Orders: Click to open the Forward Orders window. If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

 

Forward Open Positions: Click to open the Forward Open Positions window. If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

 

Forward Closed Positions: Click to open the Forward Closed Positions window. If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

 

Forward Interest % Rates: Click to open the Forward Interest % Rates window. If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

 

Open Forwards Workspace: Click to create a dedicated Forwards workspace. The workspace will be populated with the four dedicated Forwards windows.

 

 

 

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There is a quick and easy way to create a dedicated Forwards workspace. On the Forwards tab, select Open Forwards

Workspace.

 

 

 

This will create a new workspace and populate it with the four dedicated forwards windows.

The FXApps tab gives you the access to our strategies market and all applications purchased from it.

 

 

 

Click the FXApps button to open   FXApps window

In the MyApps group you can find all purchased applications. All indicators and strategies downloaded/purchased from FXApps are automatically added to the Indicators and Strategies window in the MyApps group.

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A new navigation feature, the FXVOYAGERTM, is replacing the existing toolbar and application menus.

The FXVOYAGER toolbar makes it easy to quickly locate the tools and options necessary for trading and for performing other common application tasks. The FXVOYAGER is intuitively constructed to allow the trader to navigate the trading application with maximum efficiency. The commands in the

FXVOYAGER are organized into logical groups, and each group is found under a tab. Each tab relates to a unique activity, such as Trading or working with

Charts, or to a specific application module, such as Forwards or Options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimizing the toolbar

 

  1. To save space on your screen, you can minimize the toolbar. To do this, double-click the name of a tab.

 

  1. You can keep using the toolbar even after it's minimized. Click the name of the tab you want to use, and the FXVOYAGER will appear.

Once you click elsewhere in the application, the toolbar will be minimized again.

 

  1. Double-click the name of a tab again to restore the toolbar.

Gator, an oscillator based on the Alligator indicator, demonstrates the degree of divergence/convergence  of smoothed Moving Averages.

 

 

This oscillator is indicated in the form of two bar charts, one on either side of the zero line. The top bar chart shows the distance between the red and blue lines. The bottom bar chart shows the distance between the red and green lines. The bars of the chart are red and blue: the bar becomes red when its value is lower than the previous one and green when its value is higher than the previous one.

 

 

Gator  Oscillator  helps  to visualize  and  determine  the  presence  or absence  of a trend  at the  given  period  of time.  It also  helps  to visualize  periods  of rapprochement and crossing of the smoothed Moving Averages (balance lines).

Open Premium

 

Premium is the price of opening (buying) of an option per one unit of currency. Premium is used to determine the open cost of the option.

 

 

Open Cost

 

Total cost of opening of an option. The open cost is subtracted from the account balance at the time of the transaction.

 

 

 

 

Current Premium

 

Current or close premium is the current close price of an option per one unit of currency. Premium is used to determine the close value of the option.

 

 

 

 

Option Value

 

The value the trader would receive for closing an option. The option value is added to the account balance at the time of the transaction.

 

 

 

 

Option Number

 

The unique number that identifies the option in the system.

 

NOTE: ticket numbers for spot positions and option numbers for options are not the same, as spot and option transactions are tracked separately. Therefore, there may exist a spot position and an option in the system that may potentially have the same number.

 

 

 

 

Call

 

An option giving the owner the right (not the obligation) to buy the specified instrument at strike price on the expiration date.

 

 

 

 

Put

 

An option giving the owner the right (not the obligation) to sell the specified instrument at strike price on the expiration date.

 

 

 

 

Strike Price

 

The price at which an option can be exercised. Strike price is fixed in the option contract. For call options, the strike price is the price at which the instrument can be bought at the expiration date, while for put options the strike price is the price at which the instrument can be sold. Strike Price is one of key determinants of Option Premium.

 

 

 

 

Expiration date

 

 

 

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The date when an in-the-money option may be exercised, or an out-of-the-money option expires worthless. The amount of time left until the option’s expiration date is one of the key determinants of Option Premium.

European option

 

An option that may only be exercised on expiration. European options are the only type of options available in the system.

 

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Hi Lo Activator uses the average of the high and low price values over the specified period of time. Similarly to the Flipit indicator, the Hi Lo Actvator has a step-like appearance and gives entry signals as well as trailing stops.

 

 

 

The Short Stop line lies below the candles. If the value happens to cross the candle cutting the specified number of pips from below (Number of points to switch), Short Stop stops to be plotted and disappears starting from the following candle, and Long Stop starts to be plotted from the current candle.

 

 

 

The Long Stop line lies above the candles. If the value happens to cross the candle cutting the specified number of pips from above (Number of points to switch), Long Stop stops to be plotted and disappears starting from the following candle, and Short Stop starts to be plotted from the current candle.

 

 

 

If the Wait for close parameter is enabled, the indicator will flip only after crossing the candle’s body. The conditions for flipping will be checked only when the candle closes. If the setting is disabled, the highs and lows are also taken into account - the conditions for flipping will be checked at every tick.

 

 

 

If the Real Time parameter is disabled, the values of this indicator will be shifted one candle forward (analogous to the Flipit indicator).

 

 

 

Methods of use:

  1. When Hi Lo Activator starts to be plotted below the price it’s time to buy
  2. When Hi Lo Activator starts to be plotted above the price it’s time to sell.
  3. The intersections of the indicator line with the chart graph give you entry and exit signals. For example, on the chart below you should open a trade at the point A and close it at the point B.

 

The Home tab contains the most commonly-used actions. These include creating a market order, opening a new chart, subscribing to instruments, loading a desktop profile, and launching an algorithmic trading strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

Trading Group

 

 

 

 

Sell: Click to  open a Sell position.

 

 

Buy: Click to  open a Buy Position.

 

 

 

 

Chart Group

 

 

 

 

New Chart: Click to open a new  chart  window.

 

 

 

 

Instruments Group

 

 

 

 

Instrument Catalog: Click to open the  Instrument  Catalog window, where you can choose which instruments are visible in your application.

 

 

 

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Profiles Group

 

 

 

 

Desktop Profile: Click to manage  desktop   profiles, or to choose from a list of saved system or custom profiles.

 

 

 

 

Algorithmic Trading Group

 

 

 

 

Indicators and Strategies: Click to open the Indicators  and  Strategies  dialog, which will allow you to select and run an  algorithmic

 trading strategy.

 

 

New Visual Strategy: Allows you to create a  visual  strategy directly on chart. Clicking this button opens the New Chart dialog for selecting the instrument and time scale on which the strategy will be created.

 

 

 

 

FXApps Group

 

 

 

 

FXApps: Click to open  FXApps window.

 

 

 

 

Autochartist Group

 

 

 

 

Trading Opportunities: Click to open the  Trading  Opportunities window

 

 

 

How Forward Rates are Calculated 

Overview

The forward rate is different than the spot rate and depends on the spot rate, interest rate and number of days between the current day and the Value Date. Forward rates are displayed with 2 more digits after the decimal than spot rates.

 

 

 

Note: If a forward position has not been closed by the end of the Value Date, then the forward will expire and be closed automatically at the end of the trading day. The P/L will be added to the account balance.

 

 

 

The Spot Rate is modified by a new component in the price, the Swap Rate. The Swap Rate is added to the Spot Rate in order to calculate the Forward Rate.

 

 

Forward Rate Formula

 

Buying a forward instrument:

 

 

Selling a forward instrument:

 

 

where

 

____

= Swap Rate

 

n =  Number of calendar days between the current day and the end of the value day

 

R = Resulting % rate (the difference between the annual % rates of the two currencies, adjusted by +/- % spreads)

 

 

Clarification and Examples

 

Every Forex forward trade actually consists of two operations: Buying one currency and selling another currency: BUY EURUSD means: BUY EUR / SELL USD

SELL EURUSD means: SELL EUR / BUY USD.

 

Annual % rates. For the purpose of forward interest rate calculation:

 

The annual rate of the bought currency is taken with the positive sign. This is what the trader receives. The annual rate of the sold currency is taken with the negative sign. This is what the trader pays.

 

Spreads +/- %. The purpose of the % spread is to decrease the rate that the trader receives and to increase the rate that the trader pays. Thus the % spread is subtracted from the annual rate that the trader receives, and added to the annual rate that the trader pays.

 

 

Example 1: Calculating the Resulting Rate (R)

 

The 1-month spread for EUR and for USD is 0.15% EUR annual rate = 4.25%

USD annual rate = 2.00%

 

 

 

Example 1a: The trader BUYS EUR / SELLS USD:

 

 

For EUR, take                                                                                                                         . Trader receives 4.10%, less than the annual 4.25%.

 

For USD, take                                                                                                                              . Trader pays 2.15%, more than the annual 2.00%.

 

The resulting rate (R) is                                                                                                                     . Positive result, the Trader receives.

 

 

 

Example 1b: The trader SELLS EUR/ BUYS USD:

 

For EUR, take . Trader pays 4.40%, more than the annual 4.25%.

 

For USD, take . Trader receives 1.85%, less than the annual 2.00%.

 

The resulng rate (R) is . Negave result, the Trader pays.

 

 

 

Applying % spreads from the table:

1)   If the time difference between the current day and the end of the value date is less than or equal to the time interval specified in the table, the % spread specified for this interval is used;

 

2)   If the time difference between the current day and the end of the value date is larger than the time interval specified in the table, the % spread specified for the next interval is used.

 

3)   If there is no % spread specified for a given interval, the system will attempt to use the % spread from the nearest later interval. If no such spread is available, then the latest value date will be constrained by the nearest available % spread.

 

Example 2: Calculating the Swap % Rate

 

Swap % rate formula:

 

Today is Wednesday September 03, time is 16:00

 

Value Date = October 1 (less than 1 calendar Month):

 

n = 27 (27 calendar days until the value date)

 

 

 

If we BUY EUR/ SELL USD:

 

R = + 1.95%

 

 

If we SELL EUR/ BUY USD:

 

R = - 2.55 %

 

 

 

Example 3: Calculating the Swap Rate to get the Forward Rate

 

Current spot price for EURUSD: BID 1.4570 / 1.4575 ASK

 

 

 

Example 3a: BUY EUR / SELL USD (Using ASK price of 1.4575)

 

Swap Rate: 0.14625% of Ask rate of 1.4575 = 0.002132

 

Trader Receives, meaning he buys lower; This means the swap rate is subtracted from the ASK price.

Example 3b: SELL EUR / BUY USD (Using BID price of 1.4570)

 

Swap Rate: - 0.19125% of Bid rate of 1.4570 = - 0.002787.

 

Trader Pays, meaning he sells lower; This means the swap rate is subtracted from the BID price.

 

 

 

Ichimoku Kinko Hyo is a technical indicator that measures market momentum and market trend. It also determines and outlines the support and resistance levels. This indicator is more accurate for long timescales (such as the daily/weekly timescale).

 

The Ichimoku indicator consists of five lines:

 

1) Tenkan-sen - the average price level (High+Low)/2, calculated over the first time period;

 

2) Kijun-sen - the average price level calculated over the second time period;

 

3) Senkou Span A / Up Kumo= Senkou Span A = (Tenkan-Sen+Kijun-Sen)/2, shifted forward for the length equal to the Kijun-sen period;

 

4) Senkou Span B / Down Kumo - the average price level over the third time period, shifted forward for the length equal to the Kijun-sen period;

 

5)Chinkou Span – current closing price, shifted backwards for the length equal to the Kijun-se time period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "cloud" known as the "Kumo," is the space between "Senkou Span A" and "Senkou Span B."

 

 

 

 

Note 1: If the price stays above the cloud then there is an upward trend. Note 2: If the price stays below the cloud then there is a downward trend. Note 3: If the price is within the cloud then the market is flat.

Note 4: If the Tenkan-sen line moves sideways then the market is flat.

 

 

 

Methods of use:

 

1) When the price exits the cloud downward, it is a sell signal. When the price exits the cloud upward it is a  buy signal.

 

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Note 5: The price ranges before and after the cloud are often the same.

 

 

 

2) When Chinkou Span crosses the price line from below, it is a buy signal. When Chinkou Span crosses the price line from above, it is a sell signal.

 

 

 

 

3) When Tenkan-sen (red line) crosses Kijun-sen (blue line) from above it is a sell signal; if it crosses from below it is a buy signal.

 

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Note 6: When the price is inside the cloud it tends to move in the direction of Tenkan-sen line (red line).

 

 

 

 

4) When the Tenkan-sen line is directed downwards, then the price tends to move to the lower edge of the cloud; if it is directed upwards, then the price tends to move to the higher edge.

 

 

 

 

Note 7: Kijun-sen (blue line) and cloud edges are very strong resistance/support levels.

 

 

Indicators and Strategies

 

The Indicators and Strategies window allows to access and organize all scripts (indicators and strategies, both downloaded from

FXApps and compiled manually).

 

 

 

The Indicators and Strategies window consists of the toolbar and three tabs: Standard, MyApps, and Favorite.

 

 

 

The Standard tab contains preloaded Indicators and Strategies. You cannot modify scripts or folders in this tab. But if a script has an open source, you can create an editable copy of it by clicking the “Clone” button on the window toolbar.

 

 

 

You can create/add/modify/move/delete scripts/folders in the MyApp tab using corresponding tools on the toolbar. Also you can add scripts to a “Favorite” list. Marked scripts will be automatically added to the Favorite tab.

You can use any scripts, available in the Indicators and Strategies: you can run/test selected strategy or add selected indicator to one of the opened charts or to the new one.

 

 

 

Note: All scripts downloaded (purchased) from FXApps store will be automatically added to the MyApp tab in the root catalog

(strategy or indicator).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicators and Strategies Toolbar

 

 

 

 

 

The main toolbar of the Indicators and Strategies window gives the user quick access to the main functions of the window

Indicators and Strategies 

Opens an  Individual Dealing Rate window  for the clicked instrument.

 

 

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Note: This window may have extra options, depending on the “One Click Trading” setting.

Instrument

 

Instrument name

 

 

 

Bid

 

Dealer’s Bid rate

 

 

 

Ask

 

Dealer’s Ask rate

 

 

 

High/Low

 

Dealer’s highest and lowest rates for the current trading day (High Bid/Low Ask)

 

 

 

 

Bid/Ask Volume

 

The bid/ask volume is received with each tick and contains two values: a volume for the bid rate and a volume for the ask rate

(both in millions). It indicates the maximum value for which a market order can be placed at the displayed rate.

 

 

 

Time

 

Time of the last update

 

 

 

NetChg

 

Net change in the Bid rate (in pips) since the opening of the trading day

 

 

 

% Change

 

Tracks the rate change for the instrument in % throughout the trading day.

 

% Change is calculated as follows:

 

((Current bid price) – (Bid price at opening of trading day)) / (Bid price at opening of trading day)

 

The resulting figure is expressed as a percent value, rounded to 4 digits, preceded by a plus or minus sign.

 

 

 

Pip Value

 

The value of one pip per one contract in system base currency at the current moment

 

 

 

Trade Step

 

 Trade Step value - the smallest possible trade increment for trading on individual and group accounts.

 

 

 

Ovnt. Roll. Sell %, Ovnt. Roll. Buy %

 

Overnight rollover rates in base currency per one night per one lot. Amount paid to/charged from all positions that remained open at the end of the trading day and were rolled over to the next trading day.

 

 

 

MaxVol

 

 

 

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The Maximum Order Volume setting for this instrument. This is the maximum amount for a single trade on this instrument.

 

 

 

Fut Roll Date

 

For Futures instruments, the expiration date for Futures. Will be displayed in the operation system's format, set in the Control

Panel.

 

 

 

NT Interval

 

Non trading time interval in the format of HH:MM:SS - HH:MM:SS

 

 

 

ImmD

 

Imminent Distance: Imminent Distance (in pips) per particular instrument.

 

Trader can set the Imminent Distance for particular instrument by clicking on the Imminent Distance field in the instrument record

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default: the imminent distance set in the Orders window is the default imminent distance for every individual instrument

The Instruments window displays information about all the instruments traded on the system and provides access to the instruments’ settings and trading functionality.

 

 

 

Average True Range (ATR) is an indicator that measures the volatility of the market. It is usually a 14-day Moving Average of the True Range. True Range (TR) in its turn is defined as the largest difference of today's high and today's low, today's high and yesterday's close and today's low and yesterday's close. The larger the TR, the greater the volatility of the instrument; the lower the TR, the lower the volatility.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. The value of this indicator is usually high when prices change sharply.
  2. If the value of this indicator is not high, the prices stay stable.

 

  1. Before a significant rise/fall in prices, the value of this indicator is usually low/high.

 

 

Note: Since ATR shows volatility as an absolute level, low price instruments have lower ATR levels than high price instruments.

 

Parabolic SAR (stop-and-reversal)  is an indicator used for analyzing trending markets. It has much in common with MA, but, unlike MA, Parabolic SAR moves with higher acceleration and may change its position in terms of the price. This is an ideal indicator for providing exit points.

 

 

Parabolic SAR is mostly used on the trending markets for the creation of closing orders and trailing stop orders. It is also used for defining the trend: if the parabola goes below the price line, the market is bullish; if the parabola goes above the price line, the market is bearish.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. Long positions should be closed when the price falls below the SAR line.
  2. Short positions should be closed when the price rises higher than the SAR line.
  3. Each point of SAR defines the level of stop-order for the current & not the following trading period (day, hour, etc.).

 

 

Note: This indicator is valid only for the trending markets; it is not useful in sideways phases.

 

Relative Strength Index (RSI) – a price-following  oscillator that ranges between 0 and 100. There are 3 distinct zones in the chart of this indicator: the upper (overbought)

zone ranges from 70 to 100; the lower (oversold) zone ranges from 0 to 30; the middle zone ranges from 30 to 70.

 

 

RSI is mostly used in day trading to determine the state of the market – whether it is oversold, overbought, or stable. If the RSI tops out in the upper zone (overbought, > 70) and then returns to the middle zone, the price would move in the same direction. If the RSI bottoms out in the lower zone (oversold, < 30) and then returns to the middle zone, the price would move in the same direction.     Method of use:

 

overbought zone, the price is expected

  1. When the RSI peaks in the to follow it; this is a signal to sell.
  2. When the RSI peaks in the oversold zone, the price is expected to follow it; this is a signal to buy.
  3. Divergence: when the price reaches a new minimum/maximum but is not confirmed by a new minimum/maximum on the RSI chart, the price correction takes place in favor of the direction of RSI.

 

 

Note: On the RSI chart, levels of support/resistance  and reversal patterns are sometimes visible more distinctly than on the price chart.

Average Directional Movement (ADX) is an indicator used to determine the strength of the current trend. This indicator is a derivation of two different Direction Momentum Indicators (DI). The difference between ADX and DI is that the latter is used to trace the direction of the trend, while ADX measures the strength of the trend.

 

 

ADX is mostly used on trending markets and is measured on a scale from 0 to 100. When the indicator is below 20 it means that the trend is weak and is probably changing direction. When it is above 40, the trend can be treated as a strong one with a possibility of future change. The ADX is frequently used in conjunction with DI in making trading decisions.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When +DI (blue) is above -DI (red), it is a signal to buy.
  2. When +DI (blue) is below -DI (red), it is a signal to sell.

 

 

Note: ADX measures the strength of the trend but not its direction. Wait until DI cross each other before making any trading decisions.

Kairi indicator calculates deviation of the current price from its simple average as a percent of moving average. It can be used either as a trend indicator or as an overbought/oversold signal.

 

Kairi Indicator is often used together with other moving averages in a trading system. It can be used to take advantage of an overextended trending market. For instance, in an upwardly trending market when the price rises to more than 10% above the simple moving average, the instrument could be sold. When the price approaches the simple moving average, then the asset could be repurchased.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

  1. When the percent is high and positive, it is a signal to sell.

 

  1. When the percent is high and negative, it is a signal to buy.

Keltner Channel is a moving average band indicator. Its upper and lower bands adapt to volatility changes by using the Average True Range (ATR). The Keltner

Channel is used to show trends, to signal price breakouts, and to give overbought and oversold readings.

 

Three lines are included in the Keltner Channel: two are bands and the third is an Exponential Moving Average ("EMA.") The Exponential Moving Average, generally based on a 20-day sample, is enclosed within the two bands. The price floating towards either of the bands is often a buy or a sell signal.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

  1. When price closes above the upper band it is a signal to buy.

 

  1. When price closes below the lower band, it is a signal to sell.

 

 

Note 1: Signals are effective until the prices close across the opposite band.

 

Note 2: This indicator should be used in conjunction with other indicators to predict better exit opportunities.

 

 

Line Objects

 

Line objects are ultimate technical analysis tools used for identifying the trends, support and resistance levels, chart patterns etc. The Objects menu offers three types of lines that you can plot in the chart:

  • Trendline – can be drawn in any direction; it requires two points to be plotted
  • Vertical Line – requires only one point to be plotted in the chart
  • Horizontal Line – requires only one point to be plotted in the chart.

 

 

 

When you select any of these options, the cursor will turn into a hand:      , so you can choose the start point of your line. In order to plot a trendline, drag the cursor to the end point of your line, and release it.

When you left-click on the line, it will become highlighted, and you will be able to drag it over the chart – the cursor will turn into a hand:      . If you hover cursor over a dot on either end of the trendline, it will turn into a crosshair allowing you to drag the dot over the chart:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right-clicking on the line opens the standard context menu for manually plotted objects:

 

 

 

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Lines Properties

 

The properties of any line manually plotted in the chart can be changed in the dialog-box, which may be accessed in three ways:

  • Double-click on the line
  • Right-click on the line and select the Object Settings option from the context menu
  • Left-click on the line to select it, and then select the Object Settings option from the Objects menu on the chart toolbar:

 

 

 

 

Line Settings dialog box

 

When the Line Settings dialog box opens, it displays current settings of the selected line:

 

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For a trendline, this dialog allows you to customize the following properties:

 

 

Name

 

The name of the trendline. (If you create an alert on penetration of the trendline, this name will be displayed in the Trendline column of the Chart Alerts table). The default name of the trendline is ‘Line’ with an order number, which is incremented by 1 for each trendline created within the individual instance of a chart. You can input up to 20 symbols into the textbox. Empty values are not allowed.

 

 

Color

 

The color of the trendline. Left click on the color sample will open the dialog for color selection.

 

 

Width

 

The width of the trendline. The drop-down box allows to select one of the three available options: 1 pixel, 2 pixels or 3 pixels.

 

 

Style

 

The style of the trendline. The drop-down box includes three options: solid, dashed and dotted.

 

Note: If the selected width is 2 pixels or 3 pixels, the Style drop-down box will be unavailable with the solid line preselected.

 

 

Extension

 

This drop-down box includes the options:

-      limited

-      extended

-      extended right

-      extended left.

 

 

Show price labels

 

When this option is enabled, the price labels will appear on the edges of the trendline.

 

 

ID

 

The system number of the line.

 

 

 

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Click Apply to view the changes in the chart; click OK to confirm the changes you made and close the dialog; click Cancel to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

For vertical and horizontal lines the “Show price/date Labels” setting in the Line Settings dialog allows not only to show/hide the corresponding labels, but also to change their colors.

 

 

The “Lines Labels” color can also be changed for all lines shown on an active chart in  Chart  Settings  ->  Colors  ->  Chart  Object  tab.

 

 

 

 

Linear Regression is a statistical method of following a trend. Its results are usually close to the moving average and their methods of use are similar. But unlike

MA, Linear Regression has a smaller delay and is more responsive to price changes.

 

Linear Regression is used to indicate the dominant trend on the market with slight delay from the actual price of the asset. It can also provide information about future divergence of the main trend, but only when the price starts moving near the trend line within a narrow range.

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. The direction of the indicator shows whether there is a bullish or bearish trend in the market at the moment.
  2. The crossing of the indicator and the price chart confirms the trend’s change. It is only a confirmation because the change in this indicator is late in comparison with a price change.

 

 

Note: If the price changes uniformly around the regression line, the market trend should have a tendency to continue.

Desktop profiles are a convenient way of organizing different layout configurations of ActTrader. You can use one of the default system profiles offered by your broker, or you can configure and save your own desktop profile.

 

An application profile includes a list of workspaces, windows (their size, columns, and positioning on the screen) and application settings, including the "skin" settings.

 

 

 

Selecting a Profile

 

 

To select a profile go to the  Home tab  of the  FXVoyager  and click the Desktop Profile button.You will see a list of profiles. Default profiles are shown under the System heading. User-created profiles are shown under the Custom heading. Select the desired profile from the list to change to that profile. The currently active profile is checked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a New Profile

 

 

 

To create a new profile, first configure your windows/workspaces/settings to your liking. Then click the Desktop Profile button and select Save Current Profile As.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name the new profile, and click OK. The new profile will appear in the list of Custom profiles.

 

 

 

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Rename/Remove a Profile

 

 

 

To rename or remove a profile, click the Desktop Profile button and select Manage Existing Profiles.

 

 

 

 

The Manage Existing Profiles dialog allows you to rename or remove existing custom profiles by selecting a profile and clicking

Rename or Delete. (you may not rename or remove System profiles)

 

Note: If changes are made to the profile and you attempt to switch to another profile, the following message will appear:

 

 

 

If you have multiple accounts, you can combine them into a group of managed accounts. Once combined into a managed account, the accounts can be traded as one.

 

 

Setting Up a Managed Account

 

If you have 2 or more accounts, you can set up a managed account.

 

 

Right-click inside the  Account Information window

and select Organize Managed Accounts.

 

 

A dialog will open with two lists of accounts. You can select a group account by choosing the appropriate account number from the drop down box at the top of the list. The list under the drop down box contains all of the accounts that are a part of the group specified in the drop down box. You can move accounts between the two lists by selecting the account or several accounts and using the buttons > and <. You can move accounts from the Non-Managed pool to a group account, from a group account to the Non-Managed pool, or from one group account to another group account.     You can create a new group account by clicking the button “Create New Group”. The new group is created empty. You cannot create a new group if you already have an empty group.       You can add new accounts to the group or remove accounts from the group even if there are open positions/orders on account/group.   Please note:  

  1. Newly added account will NOT participate in the existing group positions/orders.

 

  1. When removing account from the group, existing group positions and orders will remain open. But open position on this account will no longer be part of the group position.

 

Existing group order will be reduced by the amount allotted to this account. Existing order on this account that was a part of the group order will be removed.

 

 

Trading From a Managed Account

 

 

To trade from your managed account, make sure that it is highlighted in the  Account Information  window

 Account Information bar. 

or selected in the

 

 

Order amounts are allocated among the accounts in the group based on the  Managed Order Amount Allocation Mode  setting, found in the  Main Settings  of the application.

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Scrolling and Dragging Charts

 

 

 

There are 2 modes of horizontal scrolling: one in which the vertical scale adjusts automatically to fit all chart data, and one in which the vertical scale remains the same. It is also possible to scroll the chart horizontally and/or vertically by clicking and dragging the body of the chart.

 

 

 

 

  1.  Two horizontal scrolling  modes

The default scrolling mode is called Vertical Auto-Scale. In this mode, the vertical scale of the chart will automatically change in order to fit in all vertical data, whenever the chart is scrolled or zoomed. Vertical Auto-Scale is enabled when the  button on the  chart toolbar  is pressed down. When Vertical Auto-Scale is disabled (the  button is pressed again), the vertical scale remains fixed regardless of scrolling/zooming (unless, of course, the user changes the scale manually). This means that some or even all bars may end up outside the chart window when scrolling.

 

 

 

Note: There is a horizontal scroll bar but no vertical scroll bar. This means that the only way to scroll vertically is by clicking and dragging the chart body.

 

 

  1.  Ability to click and drag chart body

It is also possible to scroll the chart horizontally and/or vertically by clicking and dragging the body of the chart. Move the cursor over the chart body. The cursor will turn into a hand (unless the cursor is hovering over a position/order/price alert triangle). Click and hold the mouse button and move the mouse to scroll the chart. If the Vertical Auto-Scale is enabled, you will only be able to drag the chart horizontally. If Vertical Auto-Scale is disabled, you will be able to drag the chart in any direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusting Chart Scales

 

It is possible to individually adjust the vertical and horizontal scales of charts using the mouse.

 

 

  1.  Adjusting the horizontal scale

To adjust the chart’s horizontal scale, hover the mouse cursor over the scale markers. The cursor will turn into a  symbol. Hold down the mouse button and drag horizontally to adjust the scale. Dragging to the right will zoom in on the scale; dragging to the left will zoom out from the scale.

 

 

  1.  Adjusting the vertical scale

You cannot adjust the vertical scale if the Vertical Auto-Scale mode is engaged. The Vertical Auto Scale mode is toggled on/off by the  button on the chart toolbar. Once the Vertical Auto-Scale mode is disabled, move the mouse cursor over the vertical scale markers. The cursor will turn into a  symbol. Hold down the mouse button and drag vertically to adjust the scale. Dragging up will zoom in on the scale; dragging down will zoom out from the scale.

There are three ways to distribute lots among individual accounts when performing transactions with managed accounts.

  • Fixed Default Amount (DA): Lots/Amounts will be distributed according to the individual DA of each account. The DA

of a managed account is the sum of the individual accounts’ DAs. Managed accounts can only be traded in amounts

that are multiples of the sum of all individual participating accounts’ DAs.

  • Proportional: Lots/Amounts in the group order will be distributed in proportion to the maximum number of lots that can be open on individual participating accounts.
  • Proportional - one minimal increment minimum: Lots/Amounts in the group order will be distributed in proportion to the maximum number of lots that can be open on individual participating accounts, but each account with sufficient

usable margin will receive at least one  minimal increment

 

 

Note: Only accounts with sufficient usable margin will be included in transactions

 

 

 

The allocation mode can be changed by going to Menu а Settings а View and Edit а  Main  Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Market order for managed accounts

 

You can minimize individual windows within ActTrader.

 

To minimize a window in ActTrader, left-click the Minimize button in the window caption bar:

 

The minimized window is represented as a small tab in the panel at the bottom of the application window. The panel appears only if you have at least one minimized window in the workspace.

 

 

 

Click the Restore button on the tab to restore the window to the previous size in the same workspace. You can also restore the window by double-click on the tab.

Momentum is an indicator/oscillator that measures the rate of change in currency prices. It evaluates the difference between today's closing price and the closing price n days ago. Usually a 10-days period is used for the calculation of this indicator. In this case momentum is calculated by taking the current closing price, subtracting the price 10 days ago, and plotting the results around the zero line. The results plotted can be negative when the current price is lower than oldest price or positive when the current price is greater than the oldest price.

 

 

Like MACD, Momentum also can be used as a trend-following indicator. A signal to buy occurs when the indicator reaches the bottom of a downward curve and then begins to grow; a signal to sell occurs when the indicator reaches the top of an upward curve and then begins to decline. As a forerunning indicator it can be used when the proximity of the market to top/bottom is accompanied by the drastic surge of the indicator, following by a decline in the value of the indicator while the rates continue to rise/fall or move horizontally. In such a case divergence takes place.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When the indicator reaches the bottom of a downward curve and begins to grow, it is a signal to buy.

2. When the indicator reaches the top of an upward curve, it is a signal to

 

All necessary information about your account(s) can be found in the   Account  Information  window.The window also allows you to view Margin Call and Rollover rates, set your default order amount, and combine multiple accounts into a single managed account.

 

 

In the FXVoyager  toolbar,   click the Accounts button under the Windows tab.

 

 

In addition, the   Account  Information  bar  give you an at-a-glance view of your account.

 

 

Click Reports under the Windows tab of the FXVoyager toolbar to run an  Account  Statement  or  Trader  Statistics  report.

The Summary and Currency Risk Exposure windows can be configured to reflect Forward Positions, Spot Positions, or both. (Or neither, if only "View Options” is activated.)

 

 

The options 'Show Spot’ and ‘Show Forward’ in the right click menu of the Summary window allow you to see the summary information:

 

  • Only for spot positions (‘Show Spot’ option active, ‘Show Forward’ option inactive);
  • Only for forward positions (‘Show Forward’ option active, ‘Show Spot’ option inactive);
  • For both spot and forward positions (both ‘Show Spot’ and ‘Show Forward’ options active);

 

 

 

The options ‘View Spot’ and ‘View Forward’ in the right click menu of the Currency Risk Exposure window allow you to define, which trades to be considered:

 

  • Only spot positions (‘View Spot’ option active, ‘View Forward’ option inactive);
  • Only forward positions (‘View Forward’ option active, ‘View Spot’ option inactive)
  • Both spot and forward positions (both ‘View Spot’ and ‘View Forward’ options active)

The Summary and Currency Risk Exposure windows can be configured to reflect Options, Spot Positions, or both. (Or neither, if only "View Forwards” is activated.)

 

 

The options ‘Show Spot’ and ‘Show Options’ in the right click menu of the Summary window allow you to see the summary information:

 

  • Only for spot positions (‘Show Spot’ option active, ‘Show Options’ option inactive);
  • Only for options positions (‘Show Options’ option active, ‘Show Spot’ option inactive);
  • For both spot and options positions (both ‘Show Spot’ and ‘Show Options’ options active);

 

 

 

The options ‘View Spot’ and ‘View Options’ in the right click menu of the Currency Risk Exposure window allow you to define, which trades to be considered:

 

  • Only spot positions (‘View Spot’ option active, ‘View Options’ option inactive);
  • Only options positions (‘View Options’ option active, ‘View Spot’ option inactive)
  • Both spot and options positions (both ‘View Spot’ and ‘View Options’ options active)

 

Note 1: The exposure from options displayed in Risk Exposure and Summary windows is based on the “Exposure Amount”

figure. This figure is displayed in Options window for each option position.

 

 

Note 2: Due to rounding rules difference in Risk Exposure, Summary, and Options windows, the last few digits of the figures might differ slightly.

Forward orders and positions are displayed and managed in dedicated forward windows: Forward Orders, Forward Open Positions, Forward Closed Positions. You can open these windows through the Forwards tab on the main panel:

Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) is an indicator that follows the trend. It consists of a 12-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA, green), a 26-period Exponential Moving Average (navy), and a bar chart (red) that shows the difference between them. MACD is used when prices vary in the price corridor.

 

 

MACD is mainly used to identify three things: crossovers, overbought/oversold  conditions, and divergences. Crossovers happen when the MACD falls below the signal  line,  which  is  a  bearish  signal  (signal  to  sell).  Conversely,  when  the  MACD  goes  over  the  signal  line,  it  is  a  bullish  signal,  (signal  to  buy). Overbought/oversold  conditions happen when MA dramatically falls/rises from a longer Moving Average, which is a signal that the price is overextending and will soon return to more realistic levels. Divergence takes place when the price diverges from the MACD, which is a signal of the end of the current trend.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When MACD is lower than the signal line, it is a signal to sell.
  2. When MACD is higher than the signal line, it is a signal to buy.
  3. MACD crossings over the zero line in either direction are used as signals to buy/sell.

 

 

Note: It is advisable to wait for a confirmed cross over the signal line before entering into a position. This helps to avoid entering into a position too early.

Moving Average (MA) is an indicator  that shows the average  price within a defined  time period.   There are four types of Moving  Averages:  Simple MA, Exponential MA, Smoothed MA, and Weighted MA. They differ from each other only in terms of the weight coefficients that are assigned to the latest data.

 

 

Moving  averages  are mostly used to define areas of support  and resistance,  to emphasize  the direction  of a trend, and to smooth  out price and  volume fluctuations. The direction of the indicator shows whether a bullish or bearish trend is present in the market at the moment. The intersection of the indicator and the price chart confirms the change in a trend. It is only a confirmation because the change of this indicator is late in comparison with a price change.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. When the instrument price rises above its MA, it is a signal to buy.
  2. When the price falls below its MA it is a signal to sell.
  3. The direction of MA gives an idea of whether there is a bearish or bullish trend on the market.

 

 

MQL4->ActFX converter

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The MQL4->ActFX converter can be used in ActFX for converting MQL4 expert advisers into ActFX strategies.

 

 

“MQL4->ActFX converter” allows to convert open-source Expert Advisers (“*.mq4” files) and MQL libraries (“*.mqh” files). Converter automatically recognizes the file extension and corrects the output file.

 

 

The functionality is easy to use.

 

To convert an MQL4 Expert Adviser, click the “MQL4->ActFX converter” button located in FXVoyager->ActFX tab and in the Scripts Editor panel:

 

 

The Open dialog window will appear where you can select an MQL4 expert adviser:

 

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If selected (*.mq4) script has errors and cannot be converted to the ActFX language for any reason, you will be notified with the corresponding message. This message consists of the error type and row/column index of this error in the source script.

 

 

If script is converted correctly, it will be automatically opened in the Strategy Editor.

 

After that you need to compile the script using “Compile” or “Compile and add” buttons

 

 

If the script contains a custom library, then this library should be converted separately:

 

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To convert an MQL4 library, click the “MQL4->ActFX converter” button located in FXVoyager->ActFX tab and in the Scripts Editor panel and select corresponding (*.mqh) library file in open dialog window:

 

 

 

If selected library has errors and cannot be converted to the ActFX language for any reason, you will be notified with the corresponding message. This message consists of the error type and row/column index of this error in the source script.

 

 

If library is converted correctly, it will be automatically opened in the Strategy Editor.

 

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NOTE: The library can be compiled but it shouldn’t be “run”. It is automatically used in main script (“easyLMA_v6MM.acts” Strategy in example above).

 

A simple example of external ActFX libraries can be found  here. 

 

 

After compiling a script ActFX compiler will notify you if converted (ActFX) code needs to be manually corrected (There are any Incompatible types, Syntax errors etc. -  read  more).

 

 

After script is compiled and added to the “Indicators and Strategies”  (by clicking on the “compile and add” button), you can run it in real or test mode using the corresponding buttons.

 

 

NOTE: Unlike the manually created ActFX strategies, the strategies converted from MQL4 language do not show indicators on the Strategy’s chart, but use only their values (same logic is used in mql4 expert advisers).

 

 

After strategy is started you can monitor the strategy activity in the corresponding tabs: Open positions/Orders/Closed Positions/Statistics/Log

 

 

Creating a new Entry order as an OCO to an existing 

 

 

There are two ways to create a new Entry order to bind to an existing Entry order.

  1. Create a new Entry order and then select an existing Entry order to link it with.
  2. Select an existing Entry order and set an OCO link to a new order from the right-click menu.

 

 Method 1

Create an Entry Stop or Entry Limit order as you normally would. The “Entry Order” dialog box will appear:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the “Create as OCO for order” check box. If there are OCO linkable Entry orders already open, they will be listed in the drop-down box. You can also type in an order number.

 

Note: The drop-down box contains all possible OCO order candidates for the type of order you have selected.

 

 

 Method  2:

 

Right-click on an existing Entry order in the Orders window, select OCO Link, and then select Set To New Order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entry Order dialog box will appear:

 

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The “Create as OCO for order” check box will be checked. The order on which you clicked will be automatically selected. All other orders which can be OCO pairs with the new order are also available in the drop-down box.

 

 

 

In either case, if you try to bind a new Entry order to an existing Entry order that is already part of an OCO pair, the system will display a warning:

 

 

 

News window 

 

The News window provides you with a quick overview of recent news as well as the time when it was received. Each headline can be expanded to show the entire article. The News window can be viewed in three different modes: Table, Separated and Embedded:

Table mode – a standard News display previously used in ActTrader.

Separated mode – a new design including a toolbar, latest news area, list of historical news and separated area for news body.

Embedded mode – similar to the Separated mode: it has the same set of controls, but the news body is displayed inside the list (below the corresponding topic). You can switch between the modes in the  News  window  settings

 

 

The News Toolbar added in the Separated and Embedded modes consists of the following control elements:

 

  • Sort buttons – allow the user to sort news by Date or by Source in descending or ascending order.
  • Filter – allows filtering the news by entered word (or phrase).
  • Search – the entered word (or phrase) will be highlighted in topics and loaded news body.

 

Note: Search and filter can be applied to the news body if it has been opened before at least once. This rule works for all news types except for RSS – because the RSS body is downloaded automatically; search and filter applies to RSS body regardless of whether it was opened before or not.

 

 

 

Right-click menu

 

In the right-click menu of the News window you can switch between Current and Historic news lists. These lists, as well as the News window mode are configured in the  News  window  settings

accessed by selecting the Preferences > Settings in the menu, or by going to the Main application Settings->Windows->News

 

 

 

Note: The News window is optional and may not appear in your application. If you want to have access to this window, please contact customer support.

News window 

To copy the selected objects, press Ctrl+C or choose the Copy Selected Objects option from the right-click menu of the chart:

 

 

 

Also, to copy a single manually plotted object, you can right-click on it, and select the Copy Object option from the context menu of this object:

 

 

To fix an object on chart, right-click on any manually plotted object in the chart and choose the Fix Object option:

 

Now if you click and drag the object, it will not move. This feature is designed to protect you from accidentally moving plotted objects over the chart.

 

To unfix an object (make it movable), right-click on it and remove the check mark from the Fix Object option.

 

 

Object Linking 

To link the selected objects and indicators, choose the Link Selected Objects option from the right-click menu of the chart:

 

 

 

Also you may right-click on any manually plotted object in the chart and choose the Link Object option:

 

 

 

 

After the Link Objects option is chosen, all the selected manually plotted objects become linked to all the charts of the same currency (the

currently open ones as well as those that will be opened in the future). The selected indicators link to all the charts regardless to the instrument and time interval.

 

  • The object(s) on the parent chart and the object(s) on other charts will be linked to each other, so that a change in one of the objects would make the related objects on the other charts change correspondingly.
  • When you delete an object(s) which is linked to the object(s) on other charts, this object will be deleted on all charts.
  • The linked objects are stored in the application memory, until they are manually deleted from the charts, or all the charts on which they are plotted are closed, or the chart history on which they are plotted is deleted
  • After you relogin, the links for all the objects will remain in the system

 

To unlink the objects, select the Remove Links option from the right-click menu on the chart or from the context menu of the linked object (if the object is not linked or there are no linked objects on the chart at all, the option will be grayed-out). When you select Remove Links, the links for all the selected objects will be removed (these objects will not be displayed on any chart except for the current chart).

 

You may also select the Remove All Links option from the right-click menu on the chart, and after that the links for ALL linked objects will be removed (the objects will not be displayed on any chart except for the current chart).

 

 

 

 

 

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Show Linked Objects button

 

 

To display all the linked objects in the chart, enable the Show Linked Objects button. The button is highlighted indicating that the mode is engaged. When the button is disabled, all the linked objects are hidden from the chart. By default, the button is enabled.

 

To paste the copied object(s), choose the Paste Objects option from the right-click menu of the chart:

 

 

 

 

 

You can also press Ctrl+V to paste the object(s) from the exchange buffer. However, the following matters should be considered:

 

  • It is impossible to paste manually plotted chart objects into the chart with different instrument, although it is always possible to paste an indicator.
  • It might also be impossible to paste a manually plotted chart object into the chart because of the different timeframe.
  • If a manually plotted chart object cannot be pasted into a chart, you will receive an error message. The messages are listed below:

 

Reason Message
Different instrument You cannot paste objects to a chart with different instrument
A chart object lies in the different timeframe The object(s) cannot be pasted into this chart, because it lies outside of the timeframe of this chart

 

 

Object Selection

 

To copy or link an object, first select it by clicking on it. The manually plotted object will be highlighted (i.e. the dot markers will appear):

 

 

 

 

 

The embedded indicator line(s) will be displayed bold with dots on the edge(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

A standalone indicator will be marked with dots on the corners of its frame:

 

 

 

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You can deselect an object by selecting another object or clicking anywhere else in the chart.

 

 

 

To select several objects, hold the Ctrl button while clicking on them.

 

Pressing Ctrl+A will select all the objects in the currently active chart (including the manually plotted objects and the indicators). You can also choose the Select All Objects option from the right-click menu of the chart:

 

 

 

One-Click Trading 

 

As its name implies, One Click Trading allows you to open a new position in just one click.

 

One click trading can be enabled through the application main  settings. 

 

 

 

 

 

The “One Click Trading” setting adds an “Amount” field and sliders to every instrument's cell in the Dealing Rates window. Furthermore, when you click on Bid or Ask, a position will immediately open for the number of lots indicated in the “Amount” field (by default, the DA  of the selected account).

 

 

 

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Sliders under each Bid and Ask button shows minimum and maximum amount that can be sold or bought from the currently selected account.

You can also determine beforehand whether to set Predefined orders when opening positions in one-click trading mode, using the Set Predefined order at position opening setting located in the application main  Settings

 

 

 

One Click Trading with managed accounts

 

The following options are available when:

  1. A managed account is selected, AND
  2. The current managed account order allocation mode is set to “Proportional” or “Proportional-One lot minimum”

 

 

The Amount caption in each instrument's cell becomes a link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking the Amount link opens the “Amount Details” window, which enables you to review and re-distribute the number of lots for each individual account within the managed group.

 

 

 

 

 

Each amount can be modified.

 

 

 

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In the One-Click Trading mode you can also close a position in one click – by clicking the Close Rate (Close column) in the

Open Positions window. In this case the selected position is always fully closed.

Open a window

 

To open a window, click the Windows tab in the   FXVoyager.

 

Under the Windows tab, click the name of the window you want to open.  If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

 

Arrange windows

 

Auto-Arrange

 

The quickest way to arrange all your currently open windows is with the Auto-Arrange tool. In the View tab of the FXVoyager, click the Auto-Arrange Windows button. This will arrange all windows that are open in the current workspace in order to fill the screen.

 

Arrange windows manually

 

While the auto-arrange tool will quickly arrange your windows, you may want to resize and arrange your windows manually (and then save your configuration as a  profile). For best results, press the Grid button on the View tab of the FXVoyager and select the grid size. Using the grid makes arranging windows very easy.

If you have many windows open, you should set up multiple  workspaces.

The Open Positions window displays open positions on all accounts. It allows you to close and hedge positions (if hedging is allowed on your system), as well as create Stop and Limit conditional orders.

 

 

 

 

The total number of open positions and lots (for systems that show trades in lots) are shown in the window’s title bar (these figures do not include Testing accounts).

Open a position from the Dealing Rates window

 

 

To open a position from the  Dealing Rates window

right-click on a buy or sell rate, and click Market Order Buy or Market Order

 

Sell. (If forwards trading is enabled, then you will first have to select Spot or Forward.) This will open the New Position dialog.

 

Note: You can also right-click on the rates in the  Dealing Rates Table  window or the  Instruments window  and get the same menu.

 

 

 

Open a position from the FXVoyager toolbar

 

 

To open a position from the  FXVoyager  toolbar

New Position dialog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Position Dialog

just click the Buy or Sell buttons in the Home or Trade tabs. This will open the

 

The New Position dialog allows you to configure your market order.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Select the Instrument to trade

 

 

  1. Select the account you want to trade from (if you have multiple accounts.

 

 

  1. Enter the amount to trade into the “Amount” field.

Note: The default pre-set amount is determined by the account's Default Amount setting.

 

Note: You may use the following hotkeys: Press K to multiply the amount by 1,000. Press M to multiply the amount by 1,000,000. Press Ctrl-K to add 1,000 to the amount. Press Ctrl-M to add 1,000,000 to the amount.

 

 

 

Open a New Position (Market Order) 

 

If the market shifts while you are placing an order, the dealer may reject your order and offer you the new market price. If the dealer’s new price is within the Trader Range, the order will automatically go through at the dealer’s new price.

 

 

 

Note: The default value of Trader Range can be set in the the Main Settings.

 

 

  1. To preset a stop/limit on this market order, check the "Set Predefined Stop/Limit" check box. Read more about predefined

 stops/limits...

 

 

  1. Press OK to submit the order.

Note: Once you submit your order, it is sent to the Dealer, who can confirm, reject, or remove it due to a change in market price.

 

While your order is being processed, it will appear in the  Orders window

designated as an I (Initiate) order.

 

4. Enter the Trader Range measured in pips.

Note: The Trader Range is your tolerance for price change. It is a range (in pips) from your original order price within which you would still be willing to place the order. If the market shifts while you are placing an order, you will receive the notification message offering you to 'Accept New Price' or 'Remove Order' within a certain time period. If the new price is within the Trader Range, then the order will automatically go through at the new price.

 

Note: You cannot open a new position on an account with insufficient usable margin. However, you can hedge an existing unhedged position on an account with insufficient usable margin.

 

 

 

  1. The "Slider" in the Order creation dialog window allows to see which part order amount represents in the maximum order amount.

 

When MC occurs on the account or an account has insufficient usable margin to open 1 lot position, then slider will display 0 on the right and left sides.

 

 

 

If you use one-click trading, then in the Dealing Rates window there are sliders for Bid and Ask buttons correspondingly and the

Amount field:

 

 

 

Once open, the new position will be shown in the  Open Positions window, and you will receive the audio alert “Order Entered”. The account information will be updated. (In certain circumstances, as a result of placing an order, an offsetting position could be closed).

For a complete description of Options functionality, please see the  Options Trading section.

 

 

The Options Tab contains commands related to Options trading.

 

 

Note: The Options Tab will only appear if Forex Options trading is enabled on your platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options Group

 

 

 

 

Buy Put: Click to buy a Put option.

 

 

Buy Call: Click to buy a Call option.

 

 

Options Window: Click to open the Options window. If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

Options in Account Statement     

                                                                                                    

Account

 

Account number

 

 

InstrT

Displays type of instrument (type to which instrument belongs). Appears depending on your system configuration.

 

 

 

Owner

 

For trading and testing accounts: last name or login of the account money owner

 

For managed accounts: Trader’s last name or login

 

 

Order

 

Order number

 

 

Ticket

 

Ticket number for the existing open position. If there is no open position associated with the order, the “Ticket” field will be empty. The ticket number is not the same as order number.

 

 

Ticket Rate

 

For orders to close an existing position, the Ticket Rate column shows the rate at which the parent position was opened.

 

 

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Type of order:

 

I –  (Initiating) Market order aimed at opening a position - white background (proximity cell is highlighted in green)

 

 

J – Initiating order with insufficient usable margin to activate - grey background

 

 

C – Market order aimed at closing of a position - white background (proximity cell is highlighted in green)

 

 

 

M – Close order initiated by margin call event - coral background

 

 

 

 

 

 

F (Failed)- entry order with insufficient usable margin for execution: Entry order triggered, account did not have sufficient usable margin to execute the Entry order

 

SF (Stop Failed) - stop order failed to execute as a result of Margin Call on account: Stop order triggered when account was in Margin Call LF - (Limit Failed)- limit order failed to execute as a result of Margin Call on account: Limit order triggered when account was in Margin Call R - Temporary state; rejected (re-priced) I order

T - Temporary state; rejected (re-priced) C order

 

 

All the above orders are displayed on grey background, like J orders.

 

S – Stop order

 

L - Limit order

 

ES – Entry Stop order

 

EL – Entry Limit order

 

Not triggered – white background

 

 

 

Not triggered but within imminent distance – white background (proximity cell is highlighted in yellow)

 

 

 

Triggered – white background (proximity cell is highlighted in green)

 

 

 

Instrument

 

Instrument name

 

 

Lot

 

Order amount measured in lots

 

 

Amt,K

 

Order amount in contract currency measured in thousands (Amt,K = number of lots * contract size/1000)

 

 

B/S

 

B=Buy order; S=Sell order

 

 

Bid

 

Order rate

  • shown in black if the order is to enter the market
  • shown in red if the order is to exit the market

 

 

Ask

 

Order rate

  • shown in black if the order is to enter the market
  • shown in red if the order is to exit the market

 

 

 

 

Proximity

 

Shows how many pips the order rate is away from the market rate.

 

Note: Proximity column for I, C and triggered ES, EL, L, S orders shows "pending". For M orders Proximity column is empty.

 

 

 

 

 

Tr.Stop (Trailing Stop)

 

Indicates the Trailing Stop Distance (in pips).

 

Trailing Stop works as follows: If the market price moves UP for a Buy position/DOWN for a Sell p=         osition, then the Trailing Stop moves with the market price, following it at the pre-set distance. If the market price moves DOWN for a Buy position/UP for a Sell p=         osition, then the Trailing Stop remains fixed and, if the market price reaches the Trailing Stop price, the order will be executed.

 

 

Predef. Limit

 

Shows the predefined limit for the entry order. This pre-set limit will become an actual Limit after the parent Entry Order is triggered and executed.

 

 

OCO

 

 

If this order is part of an

CO p=  air, this field displays the number of the other order in the pair.

 

 

 

Predef. Stop

 

Shows the predefined Stop order for the entry order. This pre-set Stop will become an actual Stop Order after the parent Entry Order is triggered and executed.

 

Created By

 

Shows which of the following was responsible for the creation of the order:

  • Order was created manually by a trader. (The "Created By" column will be empty.)
  • Order was created by a strategy. (The "Created By" column will display the name of the strategy).

 

 

Time

 

Time of order generation

 

 

Comment

 

Shows comments created by a trader on orders.

 

Shows comments created by a trader on open positions.

 

Trade ID

Shows Trade ID, an identifier assigned to every new position at the moment of position opening, in the same way as is the ticket ID. Read more...

 

Note: You can select which columns appear in the Orders window. Right-click on the header, select Columns, select Customize, and check the check boxes next to the columns that you want to appear in the Orders window.

The Orders window displays information on all Market, Entry, Stop, Limit, and Margin Call orders. It also allows you to change order rates, remove Market and non-triggered Entry Stop, Entry Limit, Stop and Limit orders, and set Stop/Limit conditions on existing Entry Orders.

 

 

 

 

Engulfing 

 

Engulfing belongs to a candle formations (paterns) indicator type. (Read more about candle formations  here)

 

Bullish Engulfing, and Bearish Engulfing

 

Bullish Engulfing is a reversal pattern consisting of three candles, which usually occurs after a strong downtrend. It gives a buy

signal, and also indicates a potential support level.

 

Below is an example of the Bullish Engulfing pattern in a candle chart:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bearish Engulfing is a bearish reversal pattern consisting of three candles, which usually occurs after an uptrend. It gives a sell

signal, and also indicates a potential resistance level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

 

  1. When the Bullish Engulfing pattern (highlighted in green) occurs, it is a signal to buy.

 

  1. When the Bearish Engulfing pattern (highlighted in red) occurs, it is a signal to sell.

 

 

 

Morning and Evening Star 

 

 

Morning and Evening Star belongs to a candle formations (paterns) indicator type. (Read more about candle formations  here)

 

Morning Star is a bullish reversal pattern consisting of three candles, which usually occurs after a strong downtrend. It gives a

buy signal and also indicates a potential support level.

 

Below is the example of the Morning Star pattern in the candle chart:

 

 

 

Evening Star is a bearish reversal pattern consisting of three candles, which usually occurs after an uptrend. It gives you a sell

signal, and also indicates a potential resistance level.

 

Below is an example of the Evening Star pattern in a candle chart:

 

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

 

  1. When the Morning Star pattern (highlighted in green) occurs, it is a signal to buy.

 

 

 

  1. When the Evening Star pattern (highlighted in red) occurs, it is a signal to sell.

 

 

 

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Tweezer belongs to a candle formations (paterns) indicator type. (Read more about candle formations  here)

 

Bullish Tweezer and Bearish Tweezer.

 

Bullish Tweezer is a reversal pattern consisting of two candles with very long lower shadows, which occurs after an extended downtrend. It gives a buy signal, and may also indicate a new support level.

 

Below is an example of the Bullish Tweezer pattern in a candle chart:

 

Bearish Tweezer is a reversal pattern consisting of two candles with very long upper shadows, which occurs after extended uptrend. It gives a sell signal, and may also indicate a new resistance level.

 

Below is an example of the Bullish Tweezer pattern in a candle chart:

 

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

 

  1. When the Bullish Tweezer pattern (highlighted in green) occurs, it is a signal to buy.

 

  1. When the Bearish Tweezer pattern (highlighted in red) occurs, it is a signal to sell.

 

The definite advantage of Perry Kaufman’s Adaptive Moving Average is its capability to respond to the market conditions changes. Unlike the other types of Moving Averages, Adaptive MA does not use a fixed Period value, but adjusts it depending on the price volatility.

 

 

Developed by Perry Kaufman, this indicator is a variation of the Exponential Moving Average. The smoothing constant ranges from a minimum of Fast

Period to a maximum of Slow Period, depending of the nature of the price graph.

 

 

By adjusting the smoothing constant, the indicator adapts itself to the market volatility. It moves slower in the sideways market and faster in the trending market. Thus, the Adaptive MA helps to distinguish the trend right after it is formed, and does not give false signals on minor price moves.

 

 

 

 

Methods of use:

 

  1. When the instrument price rises above the Perry Kaufman’s Adaptive MA, it is a signal to buy.
  2. When the price falls below the Perry Kaufman’s Adaptive MA, it is a signal to sell.
  3. The direction of the Perry Kaufman’s Adaptive MA gives an idea of whether there is a bearish or bullish trend on the market.

Pivot Points is the indicator that calculates the average of the highest, the lowest and the last close price of the previous time period to predict the further support and resistance levels. It is often used to forecast the range of prices variation and demonstrates the possible points of reversals in price movement.

 

 

This indicator includes 7 lines: pivot (or equilibrium) point itself (P), 3 resistance levels (Res) and 3 support levels (Sup).

 

The largest price movements are expected to be close to the pivot point between the 1st resistance and the 1st support level. When the rate breaks out the pivot point upward or downward, it is a signal of probable uptrend or downtrend respectively. The support and resistance levels are frequently used to enter or exit the trade.

 

 

Methods of use:

  1. When the price crosses the pivot point upward (A), it is a signal to buy.
  2. When the price crosses the pivot point downward (B), it is a signal to sell.
  3. The trader may place Entry orders if the price touches the Res1 or Sup1 level (C), likely to cause a trend reversal
  4. The trader may place stop/limit orders if the price reaches the Res2, Res3 or Sup2, Sup3 levels (D), as it signals that the market is overbought or oversold.

 

Placing a Forward Order

 

You can create forward market orders, entry orders, and stop/limit orders, or even OCO orders, just like with spot instruments.

 

You can place a forward order by right-clicking on a dealing rate (Dealing Rates, Dealing Rates Table, Instruments windows), or by clicking one of the buttons on the Forward toolbar:

 

 

 

When forward trading is available on a Forex instrument, the dealing rate right-click menu will include Spot and Forward order sub-menus:

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Since forwards are only available on Forex instruments, the ‘Spot’ and ‘Forward’ sub-menus only appear for Forex instruments.

 

 

Creating a Forward Market Order

 

The New Forward Position (market order creation) dialog resembles the one for spot orders, with three additions: Value Date, Swap Rate, and the resulting Forward Rate.

 

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The Swap Rate is displayed with a +/- symbol depending on if it’s added or subtracted from the Spot Rate. If the Swap Rate improves the trader’s rate, it is displayed in green. If the Swap Rate worsens the trader’s rate, it is displayed in red.

 

To place a Forward order, you must enter a value date in the Value Date field, or select a value date from the calendar by clicking on the arrow next to the date.

 

 

Note: The Value Date for forwards is a delivery date at some predefined point in future. If the forward position has not been closed by end of trading on the value date, then the forward will expire and the position will be closed automatically. A trader defines Value Date himself (from 3 business days to 6 months), while creating a forward order. Value Date directly affects the forward rate (see Forward Rate Calculation)

 

 

Value Date constraints

 

The Value Date cannot be on a weekend. Because spot trades have a settlement date of 2 days, the earliest available Value Date for a forward trade is a weekday 3 business days from the current day. (If today is Tuesday, the nearest Value Date is Friday. If today is Wednesday, the nearest Value Date is Monday.)

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This video clip shows how to select the value date and create a forward order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Conditional Orders

 

Forward Entry, Stop, Limit orders creation window shows the current and desired forward order prices and the value date drop down box:

 

Clicking on the Buy/Ask or Sell/Bid rate will open a new  Market Order  window.

 

 

 

 

 

Right-clicking on the rates will open the following menu:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This menu provides the same functionality as the corresponding commands in the in the  Dealing  Rates  window  menu.

A pop-up hint with the details/values appears when hovering mouse pointer over an indicator or a candle.

To access this menu, right-click on a column header in the Dealing Rates Table window.

 

 

 

 

 

Menu commands:

 Columns

 Find  Instrument

 Open Chart

 Preferences

 Refresh

 

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Each of the tables in the Price Alerts window has its own pop up menu.

 

To access the pop up menu of the Rate Alerts table, right-click anywhere within the Rate Alerts table.

 

 

 

 

 

Menu commands:

 

 

To access the pop up menu of the Chart Alerts table, right-click anywhere within the Chart Alerts table.

 

 

 

Menu commands:

 

Predefined Stop and Limit orders 

When creating a market order, you can predefine a stop/limit order. When the market order becomes a position, it will have the stop/limit order on it.

 

 

 

When you check the "Set Predefined Stop/Limit" check box, the dialog box expands, allowing you to set a predefined stop and/or limit.

 

 

 

 

To set a predefined stop, trailing stop, or limit, click on the check box next to the desired order type. When you select the checkbox, the order rate becomes editable. The rate constraints to the right of the rate fields are based on the type of order and the condition distance setting.

 

Note: It is not possible to set both a predefined stop and a predefined trailing stop. Only one or the other may be checked.

 

 

Select the relevant check box and adjust the order rate. If you change your mind and decide not to place that order, simply uncheck the check box. If you uncheck the “Set Predefined Stop/Limit”

check box, the dialog box will collapse to its previous size and any predefined stops/limits you selected will be discarded. Once you have edited the predefined stop/limit orders to your satisfaction, click OK to place the order.

The market order will appear as an “I” order in the Orders window, with the predefined stop and/or limit already entered.

 

 

 

Upon order confirmation, the position will open with the stop and/or limit in place.

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Note: The application will remember whether the Predefined Stop, Predefined Trailing Stop or Predefined Preset Limit check box was checked at the moment the “New Position”" dialog box was closed. The next time the dialog box is open, the corresponding checkbox will be also checked. You can also determine beforehand which Predefined orders to set when creating a Market or Entry order using the Set Predefined order at position opening setting located in the Main Settings

 

 

Rejected Market Orders

 

If the you create a market order with a predefined stop/limit, and the order is rejected because of a price change, the predefined stops/limits will be automatically canceled. This information will be reflected in the “Rejected order” message.

 

 

 

If you choose to open the position anyway (Accept New Price), you will have to set the stop/limit manually in the Open Positions window.

 

Note: If the dealer chooses to confirm your order at a different rate from the order rate, predefined stops/limits will not be affected.

 

 

Predefined Stop/Limit constraints explained

 

The constraints on the possible rates of predefined stops and limits depend on the projected closing price when the position opens and on the condition distance setting. The projected closing price is calculated by taking the entry order price and adding/subtracting the current spread. Condition distance is then added to/subtracted from this projected closing price to determine the maximum/minimum possible rate for stops/limits.

 

Example: The current Bid rate is 28 and the current Ask rate is 33. The spread is 5. Condition distance = 1. You place an entry stop order to buy at Ask = 40. The projected closing price of the position (when it opens) is 40 – 5 (the spread) = Bid 35. Factoring in condition distance, we find that the maximum predefined stop rate is Bid = 34 (35 – 1). The minimum predefined limit rate is Bid

= 36 (35 + 1).

 

 

Multiple Accounts

 

It is possible to place market orders with predefined stops/limits from multiple accounts using the multiselect feature. In the event that the selected accounts have different condition distance settings, the largest of the settings will be used for all accounts.

 

Example:      

 

 

Bid=1.4215       Ask=1.4220

 

 

Acct. 153 condition distance = 5:               Acct. 154 condition distance = 7

 

 

 

For both accounts, the larger condition distance of 6 will be used to calculate the constraints on the predefined stop/limit:

 

1.4215 – 7 = 1.4208; Stop at 1.4208 and lower.

 

1.4215 + 7 = 1.4222; Limit at 1.4222 and higher.

Settings

 

Allows you to change settings and modify window appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

This window allows you to hide/unhide different instruments, as well as sort them alphabetically, by default, or in custom order. (To sort instruments in custom order please set sort type to “Custom” and use the up and down arrows in the window interface to change the order of individual instruments).

 

To search for instruments,enter one or more characters of the instrument name in the Find Instrument box and click the up/down arrows to toggle through the results. Note that you can only search inside one box at a time. Click inside a box (Invisible Instruments or Visible Instruments) to select that box's instruments for searching. The name of the selected box will be highlighted.

 

 

 

Font

 

Allows you to change the window’s font.

 

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The Price Alerts window consists of two tables: Rate Alerts and Chart Alerts.

 

 

 

Columns of the Rate Alerts table

 

 

 

Instrument

 

The instrument for which the Price Alert is set.

 

 

 

Bid/Ask

 

Indicates whether the Price Alert is set on a Bid or Ask rate.

 

 

 

C

 

The condition under which the Price Alert will be triggered. It is expressed as greater than or equal to (>=) or less than or equal to

(<=) the rate of the Price Alert.       Rate

 

The rate at which the Price Alert will be triggered.

 

 

 

Columns of the Chart Alerts table

 

 

 

Chart

 

Displays the instrument and the time interval of the chart, from which the Price Alert is set.

 

 

 

Direction

 

Displays the selected direction of a trendline's penetration by chart (Any, From Below, From Above)

 

 

 

Send Alert

 

The condition under which the Price Alert will be triggered (Upon Penetration, Upon Candle Close)

 

 

 

Trendline

 

Displays the name of the trendline, for which the chart alert was set.

The Price Alerts window displays all untriggered Price Alerts and allows you to add, edit and remove Price Alerts. The window is accessed from the main menu: Window-->Price Alerts.

 

The Price Alerts window consists of two tables: Rate Alerts and Chart Alerts.

 

The Rate Alerts table shows the price alerts, which are set from the Price Alerts, Dealing Rates, Dealing Rates Table, Instruments, Chart windows. Such price alerts are triggered when the instrument's rate reaches some predefined price level.

 

The Chart Alerts table shows the price alerts, which are set only from Chart windows for certain trendlines. Such price alerts are triggered when the chart's candle penetrates the trendline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Price Channel Indicator is used to show buy and sell signals in trending markets.It is constructed by drawing upper and lower boundaries on a chart at the high and low points of the price flows for a definite number of periods.

 

Methods of use:

 

  1. When the weekly closing price moves up to a new n-period high it is a buy signal.

 

2.  When the weekly closing price moves down to a new n-period low it is a sell signal. Note: When the price moves out if its n-period range, go in the direction of

 

Quick Start Guide 

 

Log In

 

To log into ActTrader, select the Login tab on the application launcher, enter your username, password, account type, and language, and click Login.

 

 

 

Forgot Your Password - click this link to receive your password on your e-mail.

 

 

Read more about:

 

 

Windows Vista Compatibility

 

ActTrader is completely compatible with Windows Vista. To avoid potential problems, however, make sure you run ActTrader as the administrator. (Right-click on the program file, and then click "Run as administrator".)

 

View Dealing Rates

 

You can view dealing rates in the  Dealing  Rates  window.   If you can't see the Dealing Rates window, click the Windows tab on the  FXVoyager  toolbar  and click the

Dealing Rates button.

 

 

 

 

 

Make a Trade

 

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The quickest  way to make a trade is to click the Sell or Buy buttons under the Home tab of the FXVoyager toolbar. (You can also click on a rate in the Dealing Rates window.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Home tab, you can also  open a chart,  subscribe  to  instruments,   load a desktop   profile, or launch an  algorithmic  trading  strategy.

 

Choose the instrument and the order amount in the dialog box, and click OK to submit the market order.

 

 

 

 

Once the position is opened, it will appear in the   Open  Positions  window .

 

 

Set a Stop or Limit order

 

To set a  Stop  or  Limit  order,   open the Trade tab of the FXVoyager toolbar, and click the Stop or Limit button.

 

 

 

Choose your position from the dialog box and click OK to set the order.

 

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Close a Position

 

On the FXVoyager toolbar, click the Close Position button under the Trade tab. A dialog will appear containing a list of currently open positions. Select the position you wish to close, and click OK. The Close Position dialog will appear. (You can also right-click on the position line in the   Open  Positions  window , and select Close Position from the menu. The Close Position dialog will appear.)

 

Click OK to close the position.

 

 

 

Please see the full  Trading Guide  section for information on:

 

 

Rate of Change (ROC) displays the value of the current price relative to the price n periods ago. The ROC measures changes in prices during a certain time and displays them in the form of an oscillator showing the cyclical movements. The ROC increases along with the prices trending up, and decreases when the prices go down. High price changes result in significant ROC changes. The ROC can be expressed in either points or percentages.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

  1. When the ROC crosses above the 0 line it is a signal to buy.

 

  1. When the ROC crosses below the 0 line it is a signal to sell.

 

 

Note: An effective approach to using the ROC involves observing previous peaks and troughs as shown by this indicator. By comparing the current ROC value to its recent levels, a trader will know what to expect in terms of relative price movements.

 

 

If you create a market order, and the order is rejected because of a price change, then depending on your system settings, you can receive the following reject message.

 

 

 

Reject Message without Timer

 

 

 

 

 

The Remove Order button includes a countdown timer that indicates how many seconds are left for the trader to accept the new price before the order is automatically removed.

 

 

 

Reject Message with Timer

 

 

  • The message contains constantly changing market price on a specific instrument.
  • It offers the choice to either “Re-Submit Order” at the current market price or “Remove Order”.
  • This message does not have a timer.
  • The message allows setting Trader Range before re-submitting the order.

 

 

 

 

Reject in STP

 

The systems connected to STP can have any reject message type for all orders which they process internally. For example, all orders processed internally have the "reject with the timer and option to accept" mode.

 

While orders sent directly to the STP provider receive a special reject message if they get rejected by the STP provider.

 

When a reject occurs in STP, trader of the TH system receives a message as in the example below:

 

 

 

“Your order # 1282 to Buy USDCASD at 1.0071 could not be processed. Please click OK to remove the order from the Orders window and try again”.

 

 

The Reports window allows you to run the Trading Statistics and Account Statement reports without opening a web browser. Use the tab links at the top of the window to switch between reports.

 

 

 Account  Statement

 

 Trading  Statistics  Report

You can view your position history in the   Closed  Positions  window.

 

To open the Closed Positions window, open the Windows tab in the  FXVoyager  and click the Closed Positions button.

 

 

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The View tab contains controls for customizing the application look and feel.

 

 

The buttons are highlighted when pressed – this indicates that corresponding function is enabled.

 

 

 

Screen Space Group

 

 

Full Screen: Clicking this button maximizes the application screen space:

 

  • Expands ActTrader to the full screen
  • Hides the Account Information Bar and Status Bar
  • Minimizes the FXVoyager toolbar

 

  • Enables the Hide toolbar and Use embedded chart labels checkboxes for all currently open charts and in the Chart Default Settings – i.e. for all newly open charts these options will also be enabled.

 

As a result ActTrader looks as follows:

 

In order to restore ActTrader to the previous view, click View > Restore Screen:

 

View Tab

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Auto-Arrange Windows: Click to arrange all windows that are open in the current workspace in order to fill the screen.

 

 

 

Workspaces Group

 

 

New Workspace: Click to open a new workspace.

 

Rename Active Workspace: Click to rename the currently active workspace.

 

Close Active Workspace: Click to close the currently active workspace.

 

 

 

Interface Type Group

 

 

FX Voyager Toolbar: Click to enable standard FXVoyager interface.

 

Application Menu: Click to enable top-level menu interface

 

Disable Skins: Click to turn off the FXVoyager interface and go back to the older look and feel of the application, which will include mini tick charts inside the dealing rates.

 

 

 

Skins Group

 

 

Classic: Click to switch to the Classic skin (standard ActTrader skin; all screenshots in this manual are made in this skin).

 

Modern: Click to switch to the   Modern  skin

 

Note: Switching to another skin requires restart of the platform.

 

 

 

Show Group

 

 

Status Bar: Click to show/hide the  Status  Bar  at the bottom of the main application window.

 

Account Information Bar: Click to show/hide the  Account  Information  Bar  at the bottom of the main application window.

 

When the button is pressed (highlighted), the corresponding bar is shown; when the button is depressed, the corresponding bar is hidden.

 

Grid: Press the button to show the grid on the application background; you can change the grid size in the edit box. When moving windows within the application they snap to the grid, which helps to organize your layout more efficiently. The grid can also be customized in the  Main  settings  >  Windows  section.

 

 

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ActTrader allows users to create strategies directly from charts using intuitive and convenient interface of the   Visual  Strategy Editor. In order to build a strategy, a user does not have to know any programming languages. The editor is simple and user-friendly.

 

 

The visual strategy editor allows you to use different chart objects, such as indicators, chart patterns, trend lines, operate with fixed values and current values. The visual strategy can open or close positions, create and remove entry, stop/limit orders, as well as execute some additional actions such as sending notifications to trader. Statistics and graphical display on the chart will help the user to monitor his VAT strategy performance.

 

For example, you open a chart, plot a trendline on it, and create a strategy, that will open a new position as soon as the market rate crosses this trendline.  You can add a condition to place Stop order on the position when the market crosses a specified rate level. You can also set a condition that will close this position at specific time in future.

 

 

In the visual strategy editor these conditions will look as shown on the picture below:

 

 

  • The visual strategy consists of several independent rules (you can think of it as an individual scenario). Each rule includes a condition,

event at which this condition is checked, and an action preformed when the condition is true.You can also use the Iteration parameter to

specify the maximum number of times to execute the rule.

 

  • The condition is a set of two objects (represented on a chart) and a comparative operator that describes the state of these objects in relation to each other.

 

  • These objects can be candles, indicators, trend lines, fixed values and current values (date/time).

 

 

 

Creating a new visual strategy

 

 

To start creating a visual strategy, click the ‘New Visual Strategy’ button in the Home or Charts tab of the FXVoyager:

 

 

 

Visual Strategies

 

The New Chart dialog will appear allowing you to select instrument and time scale on which the strategy will be created.

 

 

You can also click the “Create Visual Strategy” button  on the chart toolbar, that will open the visual strategy editor in the current chart's window.

 

 

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Weighted Close

 

Weighted Close Indicator calculates the average price change for an instrument while placing emphasis on the closing price. The Weighted Close can be plotted as a smooth line directly on the price chart. This indicator does not clearly show buy or sell signals, but it does provide a clear indication of the primary trend.

 

The weighted close is calculated by multiplying the close by 2, then adding the high and low, and then dividing the sum of these components by 4.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

  1. You may compare Weighted Close to a moving average to define when an instrument is trending downward or upward.

 

  1. The Weighted Close trends higher as the price continues upwards.

 

Forward trading is a way of trading Forex instruments, in which the delivery date of the contract is later than the 2 days of spot Forex trading. Forwards are not instruments in their own right, in the same way that options are not instruments – rather they are a different way of trading currencies. The spot Forex market has a set delivery date of 2 days. In Forex forwards, the delivery

date (also known as the Value Date) is at some predefined point in the future, between 3 days and 6 months from the current day. The forward price on a Forex instrument differs from the spot price because it takes into account the annual interest rates of each currency as well as the duration between now and the selected value date. This information is plugged into a formula that determines the swap rate. The swap rate, added to the spot rate, results in the forward rate. As a result, forward trading can be

an opportunity to take advantage of interest rate differentials between two currencies.

 

Forwards may be most beneficial to traders who know they are planning to keep a Forex position open longer than a few days, because overnight rollover charges are not applied to forwards.

Williams' Percent Range (Williams %R, or %R) is a momentum indicator that measures overbought/oversold  levels, which fluctuates between 0 and -100%. When the value reaches 0% it means that the closing price is the same as the period high. Conversely, when the value reaches -100% it means that the closing price is identical to the period low.

 

 

The Williams %R is mostly used as a hint of the market’s condition on the trending markets. It shows a reversal in the underlying instrument’s price. Frequently this indicator reaches its peak and turns down a bit earlier than the instrument’s price. Similarly, %R reaches its lowest point and turns up a bit earlier than the instrument’s price.

 

 

Methods of use:

 

 

  1. Readings in the 0 to -20% range: the market is overbought; this can be treated as a signal to sell.
  2. Readings in the -80 to -100% range: the market is oversold; this can be treated as a signal to buy.

 

 

Note: It is advisable to wait for the indicator price to change direction before making any trading decisions.

The Windows tab contains commands related to windows in the application. From this tab you can open or switch to any window.

 

 

Note: Clicking a window name will open that window. If the window is already open, clicking will switch focus to the window. (If the window is open in a different workspace, then that workspace will become active.)

 

Dealing Rates: Click to open the  Dealing  Rates  window.

 

Dealing Rates Table: Click to open the  Dealing  Rates  Table  window

 

Open Positions: Click to open the   Open  Positions  window

 

Orders: Click to open the  Orders  window

 

News: Click to open the  News  window

 

Reports: Click to open the  Reports  window

 

Closed Positions: Click to open the  Closed  Positions  window

 

Price Alerts: Click to open the   Price  Alerts  window

 

Instruments: Click to open the   Instruments  window

 

Accounts: Click to open the   Account  Information  window

 

Summary: Click to open the   Summary window

 

Events and Messages: Click to open the   Events  and  Messages  window

 

Risk Exposure: Click to open the  Risk  Exposure  window

 

Trading Opportunities: Click to open the  Trading  Opportunities  window

 

Application Map: Click to view the application map – a list of open workspaces, each one with a submenu with a list of open windows within that workspace. Selecting any window will switch to that workspace and set focus on the selected window.

 

 

 

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