Version 4.5.5 Released

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Version 4.5.5 Released

Postby Avarin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:14 pm

An upgrade to Version 4.5.5 is now available, containing a number of important fixes and enhancements to the latest release. The following primary changes were made:

* Added 'Custom Start Date' to the Options tab of the Signal Setups. By default, the trades and portfolio selection in the Daily Signals Listing begins with the start of the price data. This new option, however, allows users to define a date when trades and portfolio selection will begin. After setting a Custom Start Date, the Signal will need to be rerun for the setting to take effect.

* Added 'Include Spread and Slippage in Top Display' to Signal Setups. The "Last x Days" tabs in the Daily Signals Listing currently display the Net Profit for each trade, and the Tab Settings allow you to adjust the Entry and Exit prices with spread and slippage. This new setting, however, additionally allows the GainLoss and BuyPrice in the top portion of the Daily Signals Listing to be adjusted with spread and slippage. Only the BuyPrice and GainLoss columns will be adjusted when this box is checked. The current Close Price will not be affected.

* Corrected display of L/S field on View Dynamic Combination dialog. When right-clicking on a Dynamic Trading Strategy result in the Combination Results Listing, you can select "View Combination" to see the formulas and other settings used in each interval of the dynamic search. An error was preventing the Long/Short flag from being stored and displayed properly for each strategy. This has now been corrected; however, the correction applies only to new Dynamic Trading Strategy results.

* Added ability to Create Signal using last Dynamic Search Period. After running a Dynamic Trading Strategy, you can now right-click on the Combination Result and select "Create Signal" to create a Signal Setup based on the last Multi-System created. This new option makes it easier for users to trade Dynamic Trading Strategies systems.

* Added 'File > Refresh Symbol and Sector Lists' menu option. Users that pull free prices from Yahoo or MSN have previously needed to visit the StrataSearch website, download a symbol update program, and then run it to refresh their symbol lists. This new menu option allows users to refresh the symbol lists directly from within StrataSearch. The download option is still available, and both options provide identical symbol lists, but the new menu item should make the process easier.

* Added ability to create a Multi-System from a Signal Setup. This new option allows a Signal Setup to be converted backward into a Multi-System Setup. A number of users have requested this feature, since additional back testing of a Signal's system may be desired and the underlying result or Multi-System Setup is no longer available. To use this feature, open the Setups > Signal Setups menu, highlight the Signal Setup you wish to convert, and click the "Create MS" button.

* Corrected use of leveraged stops when used in Daily Signals. A program error had been causing a fault in StrataSearch when stops and limits using the "Leveraged" option was used in a formula being run in the Daily Signals. This has now been corrected.

* Export Database now automatically includes Custom Formulas. When exporting Strategies, Multi-Systems, and Signal Setups through the File > Export Database menu, any required Custom Formulas will now be included automatically. Custom Formula DLLs, if used, will also be included.

To install the program update, users can use the Help > Check for Updates menu from within StrataSearch. If any problems are encountered using this method, users may alternately download and run a manual upgrade from:

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