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Unfair Advantage Version 2.10.8 Upgrade Available

Release Date: April 18, 2018
Last Updated: September 17, 2018 (Release 2.10.8.536 BETA RELEASE)


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Do NOT uninstall your current UA for this upgrade. If you do, UA will no longer be usable, and a full reinstallation will be required, from here.

It is strongly recommended that you Backup your portfolio before upgrading in case there is an issue that requires a prior version to be reinstalled. Go to your UA Portfolio menu and select Backup Portfolio. This backup will be placed in your backup directory in a subdirectory using the date of the backup as the name, where it can later be retrieved and restored if necessary. Please contact customer service support@csidata.com for guidance if needed, and refer to this message.

Click here to download the 2.10.8.536 BETA RELEASE upgrade, then install over your current version.

Click here to download the last stable upgrade (Build 494), then install over your current version.

Features include:
Build 536:

  • Market Scanner multi-selection of multiple pages within the symbol list is now functioning properly.

Build 531-532:

  • Column layouts in UA chart’s Data Table can now be customized using the new feature located off the table view’s right-click menu [ Customize Column Layout ].

Build 530:

  • A new fractional delineator decimal point option has been added, a “,” comma, to represent the decimal point in order to comply with international conventions where it’s used. This is available in the ASCII and Excel formats only, and made available to select in the Data Display sections of Edit portfolio and Preferences interfaces.

Build 528:

  • Stop date setting within each data series is no longer ignored if used to override current setting of As Available.
  • 0 is caught and warned against usage when entered within Days From setting within the Data Series Selection Dialog.
  • Weekly series are updated, rather than rebuilt from scratch, for up to a month, if your data has not been updated within that time frame.

Build 527:

  • Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual aggregated exports are now updated with the latest recomputed data, rather than being entirely rebuilt after each data update, unless rolls during back-adjustments, whether for futures, or new stock splits/dividends, are detected. Historical corrections will also trigger rebuilds, as well as other custom settings that may be used. But in general, they will be updated to reduce your overall daily download time when using these in your portfolio. There is a global setting that controls this located in the Preferences > Aggregate Data section.
  • CSI, CSIM, and Metastock formats can now be configured to export holidays that contain the prior day prices, or the prior day close. This control is located within Edit Portfolio on the CSIM/Metastock Format page.
  • The Amibroker export format can now be configured to export holidays that contain the prior day prices, or the prior day close. This control is located within the Preferences > Amibroker section.
  • The Price Channel indicator now allows the option to use the Highest and Lowest Close, rather than the Highest High, and the Lowest Low. This is located on the indicators configuration interface.
  • Editing portfolio items that are currently charted, now always reflect those changes immediately when applied. Previously, when changing a futures series from one type of continuous contract to another type, this step was missed, as the software was looking for the previous type of contract among the open charts.
  • An issue with Back-Adjusted and Nth Nearest continuous contracts was discovered that could inadvertently and unexpectedly roll out to a far contract when using V/OI, has been eliminated. In most cases, this had limited exposure, but it was observed to happen under certain conditions.
    For this reason alone, this upgrade is highly recommended.
  • Several charting alignment issues have been cured.
  • The Zoom Box Magnify has multiple levels of depth, which can then be incrementally backed out from by clicking the button twice.
  • The download countdown is reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds, enough time to click on the download date control, in the event where prior days need to be recaptured.

Build 514:

  • New ASCII/Excel field feature: @ specifies to include the Spot Contract, with Expiry Date, Closing Price, Volume, and Open Interest with each data record.
  • Trading signals have been added to the Moving Average indicator (optional).
  • Net Volume now represents the Net Change from the previous day.

Build 511:

  • UA now corrects export files when it can: when the correction is for the prior day. Previously, UA was rewriting every file that had a prior day correction. It will no longer rewrite unless it’s necessary: When a roll is detected, a Split and/or Dividend influences the output, it is a historical correction, or an underlying conversion is made. Depending on the size of your portfolio, you will see a reduction in the time it takes to perform a daily update*, especially with large stock portfolios, where volume corrections are transmitted. Futures contracts, and continuous contract files are corrected, too, without a rewrite, when prior day corrections are transmitted.
  • *Note: Your 1st update after this upgrade will be slow due to a portfolio version upgrade. Subsequent updates will then proceed more quickly as a result of this improvement.

Build 504-505:

  • Sunday data, such as that contained within Crypto-Currency rates USDB and USDE, can now be excluded by un-checking the new setting within Edit Portfolio, named Include Sunday Trading Data, located on the Other Settings page.
  • Exported ASCII/Excel data can now be chronologically reversed by checking the new setting named Chronologically Reverse Export Data Order located within Edit Portfolio, on the ASCII/Excel page.

Build 502:

  • The Roll Schedule Report has been updated when specifying the expected roll dates for continuous contracts that roll on days prior to the expiry date. The formulation had not been updated to consider holidays that occur between the expiry date, and the number of trading days prior to the expiry date.

Build 501:

  • Expiry Dates have been added to Settlement Reports.
  • Nth Nearest Futures hold onto the Nth Nearest contract as long as possible until the next Nth contract has begun trading, filling gaps that were previously encountered at times when not using the Strictly Use Absolute Nearest setting.
  • Nth Nearest Futures and Back Adjusted contracts have a new setting when Calendar Date rolling with Days/Months prior from the End of the Month. Roll Prior to Non-Trading Days can be checked so that in cases where you roll a month or more prior, 1-2-3 days before the End of the Month, the software will not roll into the next month if the last calendar days are a weekend of holiday.

Build 500:
Attention Stock Data Subscribers:

We’re offering a new stock sector and industry group convention that follows a broader set of codes. This remains an option within UA in order to preserve the current set of codes used. However, the old set of codes are no longer being assigned to IPOs issued within the last year, so it’s advised to adopt this change.
To enable this new feature, click the Preferences menu and navigate to the Market Specs section. On this page you will find the new setting named Use New Sector / Industry Codes.  Check this option to have your Sector and Industry descriptions follow this new standard.
( Recommended )

    • New Sectors are listed here
    • New Industry groups are listed here
    • Download the latest BETA upgrade above to receive a fully functional version that utilizes this change.

If you have any concerns with this, or if you are using any of our Stock Sector and Industry Indices listed here, please notify us at support@csidata.com to let us know of your concerns, and/or usage of these indices, so we can better plan on how to reconfigure them to use this new standard.

Build 494:

  • When adding Future Days to continuous contracts, the delivery month of the future days now reflects that of the current present day delivery month. The software no longer retains the delivery month used when adding in the Future Days. This functionality will never roll out past the present day.

Build 485-490:

  • Portfolio Right Click menu now contains a Chart feature where you can
    chart one or multiple selections of your portfolio at once.
  • The Settlement report now contains a Percent Change change column.
  • The Settlement report now contains a Highest Volume and Open Interest filter.
  • A new MA Z-Score indicator has been added to the Standard Indicator library.
  • A new Average Monthly Close indicator has been added to the Standard Indicator library.
  • Include charting Holidays and Weekends has been expanded to include filling
    them with prior day prices within charts.
  • Imported portfolios will have delisted symbols automatically removed for those
    whose accounts do not allow for them.
  • A memory leak dealing with charting indicators has been resolved.
  • Charts can now be set with a gradient fill background color.
  • Weekly charts with indicators are now correctly presenting weekly indicator data.
  • A new setting to Ignore Warning Messages has been added to the Data Distribution 1 section within Preferences.

Build 458:

  • Chart printing has been improved.
  • Markets with no Cash prices can be supplied with Spot prices in the $ field when exporting.
  • Dividends are now only distributed based on account subscription, lowering traffic for those who don’t subscribe to Mutual Funds.
  • Last used settings in the Select Data Series interface are now correctly restored.

 

Build 441:

  • A new switch has been added to command the software whether to Delete Dropped Symbol Files from the directory that contains all files within any given Stock Index Component portfolio, when  symbol(s) are dropped from an index during the monthly update cycle.
  • 2 new ASCII/Excel export fields have been added, % and ^ which provide Price Change, and Percent Price Change.   This works with Daily, Weekly, Monthly periods.
  • Tradestation compatible attributes and header formatting has been corrected.
  • Calendars have been added to the Collection Date entry in Preferences, and to the Internet Download interface.  Click on it to suspend the download, and change the date to a previous day to back date the download.

Build 419-421:

  • Excel file driver installation button Install Driver Upgrades has been added to Preferences > Data Distribution 1 page. See Build 408 above for instruction details.
  • The Transfer Settlement Prices to Electronic Markets feature has been reworked to now accurately use the Settlement Prices when calculating offsets during rolls. Market names and table columns are changed to reflect Settlement, replacing Last Trade labels, when this feature is in effect. The Last column in the chart tables still contain the Last Trade price of the market, for reference, but the Close, and the Unadjusted Close fields are derived from the Settlement prices.
  • New right-click menu in chart Table section for Display Values w/ Maximal Precision, for turning this feature on and off without having to go into Preference or Portfolio settings.
  • Expiry Dates can now be formatted using the Excel Date format which corresponds to your system regional settings. Enable this on the ASCII/Excel Fields section within Edit Portfolio.
  • CSI Format can now accommodate 9,999 files in one directory for use with software that can read it, such as Delta Graphics. Find this new setting on the Portfolio Settings CSI Format section.
  • With Build 420, the Excel File Driver installs are downloaded only when requested.
  • With Build 421, rolling by days from the End of the Month now correctly handles situations where
    the last day, or last 2 days of the month land on a weekend. Rolls occur before the end of the month, not after, when specifying to roll on the last day of the month ( typically used with 1 Month Prior ).
  • With Build 422, Holidays are accounted for when they land on the last day of the month, or between the last day, and the number of calendar days, or trading days back from the end of the month.

Build 411-414:

  • Excel files are now appendable when using the Format As Excel Dates option in the ASCII/Excel Fields Layout section of UA. You must make sure that you specify and match the Excel Date format you are using in Excel, with the Date Format and Separator controls in the ASCII/Excel Fields Layout section in order for this to work right. For Example: If your dates in Excel are formatted in DD/MM/YYYY format in Excel, select those options in UA. This Excel format is generally specified in your computers Regional Settings within Control Panel. Previously, these files were being slowly rewritten every time you updated.
  • COT data now includes Average Volume and OI for the term in the Total Volume and Total Open Interest fields. 3 new COT Oscillators have been added that use these values:
    • COT Large Speculator Oscillator
    • COT Commercial Oscillator
    • COT Small Trader Oscillator

Build 408:

    • For customers who use the Excel format, UA now provides the option to use a newer Excel OLEDB driver that replaces the old one that has recently been disrupted by a Microsoft Security Update for users of Windows 7 and above only.  Windows XP users do not need to use this new feature.

To use this, change the Excel File Driver Provider setting in the Data Distribution 1 section within UA Preferences from Microsoft.Jet.OLEB.4.0 to Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0.
The Install Driver Upgrades button below this selection with then be enabled. Press this button to have the new Excel Driver installed onto your machine. When this is done installing, you will be prompted of it’s success. Click OK and proceed to update your database as normal. Your Excel files should then properly contain your data, just as before this incident occurred.


Click here for prior Build change reports

UA version 2.10.7

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Released: 12/19/2008

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.

Program Changes

  1. Monthly Consolidation process has been eliminated.
  2. Automatically retrieves new stock/futures history on new and exisitng markets as newly researched data becomes available.
  3. Refreshing Price History has been optimized.
  4. Portfolio columns and sort order configuration is saved.
  5. Consumes 80% less RAM memory.
  6. Newly Designed Fact Sheet.
  7. CSI Qmasters preserved in unappended directories
  8. LME Nickel now adjusted against Sterling prior to 19880201
  9. Charts display particular adjustments applied ( Splits, Dividends, Capital Gains, Proportionately )
  10. Data Wizard works with new factsheet accordingly
  11. New XML based API calls:
    • GetFirstSubscriberMarket, GetNextSubscriberMarket
    • GetFirstSubscriberContract, GetNextSubscriberContract

UA version 2.10.6

No Longer Available.

First Listed: 10/1/2007
Released: 1/8/2008
Updated: 2/9/2008

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.

Program Changes

  1. The None and All boxes in the Data Series Form now work correctly.
  2. The Database Usage box in the lower left corner of UA now more accurately reflects usage.
  3. Market Scanner menu item Analysis -> Insert From Favorites now works.
  4. Interpreted studies now work in the Market Scanner.
  5. Importing stock lists and importing symbols for the Market Scanner are now more efficient.
  6. The Last Roll Date and Previous Contract are now correctly updated in the Portfolio Manager after an update.
  7. CSIM format works correctly.
  8. Excel format column M for name now works correctly.
  9. Monthly, Quarterly, and Semi-Annual charts now correctly handle holidays.
  10. Stock symbol lookup works correctly.
  11. Where Is UA now successfully changes the UA operating directory under Vista.
  12. The “Selecting Data Series” dialog works correctly.
  13. API request RetrievePerpetualContract, RetrieveNearestFutures, and RetrieveNthNearestFuture now works correctly.
  14. Data series editor now correctly handle option requests.
  15. Market Scanner correctly handles symbol lists and stock index component lists.
  16. Delayed Quotation feature again works.
  17. The Study Templates are now correctly saved.
  18. Selecting the cash delivery month from the delivery month list in the Data Series Form now works.
  19. Excluding default delivery months now saves selections during Portfolio item editing.
  20. ASCII output of Option data repaired.
  21. IFG Charting skips to next available contract if nearest has not traded.
    Build 23 ( 1/25/2008 )
  22. CRB format Filenames using PRN (stk 56614), COM1, …, NUL, LPT1, …, AUX are now avoided as it conflicts with reserved Windows standard output.
  23. Change the Perpetual roll month default from 1 to 0.
  24. RetrieveNearestFuture API call now works.
    Build 25 ( 2/8/2008 )
  25. Vendor Portfolio Download no longer quits when encountering an entry that is not allowed within the clients account.
  26. Vendor Portfolio Download no longer quits when trying to sort an empty portfolio.
  27. Stocks are no longer falsely identified as delisted in certain cases.
  28. Consolidation procedure certification re-enforced
  29. AmiBroker export now offers exporting of stocks specified in your portfolio, also provides market name and market exchange.
  30. Market Scanner column sorting of Code Editor Analysis results now working.
    Build 29 ( 3/6/2008 )
  31. Portfolio list sorting corrected
  32. Exchange expansion enabled
  33. AMI Broker export limitations lifted

UA version 2.10.5

No longer available.

First Listed: 8/8/2007
Released: 9/26/2007

UA version 2.10.4

No longer available.

First Listed: 6/13/2007
Released: 8/8/2007

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.
  2. CSIM and MS format do not work. Error messages about snprintf_ss, strcpy_ss, and strcat_ss.
  3. Excel format column M for name procedues an error.
  4. Monthly, Quarterly, and Semi-Annual charts do not correctly date holidays.
  5. Lookup of Stock symbols fails to find symbol.
  6. “Where Is UA” does not successfully change UA operating directories under Vista. Click here for a replacement.
  7. The “Selecting Data Series” dialog can result in the wrong symbol being used if you press enter too quickly after changing the symbol.
  8. The API functions RetrievePerpetualContract, RetrieveNearestFutures, and RetrieveNthNearestFuture do not work.
  9. The Data Series Editor cannot handle options data correctly.
  10. Market Scanner does not accept lists of symbols.
  11. Market Scanner does not accept stock index component lists.
  12. Delayed Quotation feature does not work.
  13. Changes to Study Templates do not save.
  14. Selecting the cash delivery month from the delivery month list in the Data Series Form does not work. Use the Cash tab instead.

Program Changes

  1. Ascii Field U (unadjusted close) works in the Excel format.
  2. Improved handling of Individual Futures Groups when the uncompressed database is employed.
  3. History Refresh now downloads all option types if not specified.
  4. The enumerate subdirectory CSI cascade method now updates correctly.
  5. The installer installs the selected portfolio correctly.
  6. History files which cannot be appended or onwhich “Rewrite on Next Distribution” has been flagged are updated correctly.
  7. When symbols are changed in the portfolio, the old output files are correctly deleted.
  8. Color selection for User Edits and Delayed Quotes are respected in the chart and it’s table.
  9. Correlation Charts which are computed on a walking-forward basis are computed more accurately.
  10. Cash field in exported files is now populated when requested for cash-only series as well as futures series.
  11. Added a Market Specs column to identify the type of data in the Close field.
  12. OLE API property UA.NumContracts is now correctly set.
  13. History Refresh for stocks now works correctly.

UA version 2.10.3

No Longer Available

First Listed: 5/24/2007
Released: 6/13/2007

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.
  2. Ascii Field U (unadjusted close) doesn’t work in the Excel format.
  3. Sometimes the uncdbsvr.dll doesn’t register during the install. Please download and execute the following link.
  4. Individual Future Groups may not work correctly is contracts have existed for less than 3 months and the uncompressed database is used.
  5. History Refresh fails if option type is not specified.
  6. The enumerate subdirectory CSI cascade method always creates a new file.
  7. Installer does not install the correct vendor portfolio in many situations.
  8. History files which cannot be appended or onwhich “Rewrite on Next Distribution” has been flagged are not updated unless they are an Individual Future Groups.
  9. When symbols are changed in the portfolio, sometimes the old output files are not deleted.
  10. Color selection for User Edits and Delayed Quotes are respected in the chart table, but not in the chart.
  11. Correlation Charts which are computed on a walking-forward basis are not as numerically accurate as full period computations.
  12. OLE API property UA.NumContracts is not set. Use return of BuildContractList instead.
  13. History Refresh does not works correctly for stocks.
  14. The API function RetrievePerpetualContract does not work.

Program Changes

  1. Uncompressed database consolidates on the correct schedule.
  2. There is no division by zero error when downloading.
  3. The Quick Pick Study combo box is now correctly sized on charts.
  4. The data series dialog has more of a delay between the typing of the symbol and the lookup of the contract months to make typing easier.
  5. Missing databases are no longer reported in the Database Integrity Search.
  6. API access with filled-in holidays now works correctly.
  7. API can now initiate a DB Integrity Search.
  8. Most loading exceptions are now handled automatically when UA is opened through the API.

UA version 2.10.2

No Longer Available.

First Listed: 4/17/2007
Released: 5/24/2007

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.
  2. Uncompressed database consolidates everyday.
  3. Sometimes a division by zero error occurs when downloading.
  4. The API function RetrievePerpetualContract does not work.

Program Changes

  1. View system performance now works correctly.
  2. Ascii file output can have a final blank line, or not, depending upon portfolio options.
  3. Works fine without an Internet connection.
  4. Uncompressed database works better and now downloads newer versions of itself.

UA version 2.10.1

No Longer Available.

First Listed: 11/30/2006
Released: 4/12/2007

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.
  2. Ascii format is not compatible with Tradestation 2000i import.
  3. UA is unable to operate without an Internet connection when the uncompressed database is turned on. As a workaround, log into the Internet temporarily and turn off the uncompressed database by using the menu Preferences. Choose “UA Behavior 1”. Then uncheck “Uncompress the database for faster daily distribution”.
  4. The API function RetrievePerpetualContract does not work.

Program Changes

  1. The stlp45.dll and stlpmt45.dll are now correctly included.
  2. The standard/Fortran back adjuster does receive the correct parameters from your portfolio.
  3. Delayed Quotes correctly apply to build portfolio files.
  4. User modifications/edits of the parameters supplied to the internal studies are no longer ignored.
  5. Studies work even if UA installed into a folder with a space in the name.
  6. The EzDownloader correctly appends data to portfolio files.
  7. Added Portfolio setting to raise the high price by one tick when the open, high, low, and close are all the same number.
  8. The Portfolio menu option to change the format to Excel format now works.
  9. Added API function to allow downloading to wait for identified release and/or partial distribution of data.
  10. Added option to Selecting Data Series dialog to allow months to be viewed by either 3 or 1 letter abbreviation.
  11. User modifications of the data (user edits) now work correctly.
  12. Printed and copied UA Charts now include the current date under the copyright notice.
  13. Works with all versions of AmiBroker.
  14. Roll/Delist report now reports recent rolls as well as predicted rolls.
  15. Current contract round-to-the-nearest-tick for ED #141 and #269 now works correctly.
  16. The Change Format menu option in the right-click menu for the portfolio now works correctly when you choose the Excel format.
  17. The DB no longer has a problem with the cash stop dates so the DB Integrity search no longer find problems such as “Deliverable has different stop 20070402 vs 20070326 for 54/0”.

UA version 2.9.4/2.10.0

No longer available.

First Listed: 6/15/2006
Released: 11/17/2006

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.
  2. Two Dlls are missing for the install prior to 11/27/06. Please download them and save them to your UA folder “c:\ua”: stlp45.dll stlpmt45.dll
  3. The standard/Fortran back adjuster does not receive the correct parameters from your portfolio. Please use the alternate/C++ back adjuster as a workaround.
  4. Delayed Quotes are not applied to portfolio items.
  5. Perl studies do not work is UA is installed into a directory with a space in the name.
  6. The EzDownloader doesn’t append data to portfolio files.
  7. The new faster database distributer was accidentally disabled by default during installation of version 2.10.0. To enable this new feature: go to the UA Preferences UA General Behavior 1 page and check: Uncompressed database for faster updates.

Program Changes

  1. Supports uncompressed internal database format.
  2. AmiBroker exporting updates no longer creates gaps when you update only infrequently. Must have Amibroker version less than 4.85.0.
  3. EzDownloader no longer halts on delisted stocks during distribution.
  4. Position Manager now correctly reports when stop prices have been hit.
  5. The back adjuster can not forward/backward adjust independent of whether the series was generated forward or backwards.
  6. The non-interpreted studies now work on all versions of Windows.
  7. Fixed a bug which caused some point displayed prices to be rounded down in the last digit incorrectly when Round to the Nearest Tick is not enabled.
  8. Added “Loss If Stopped” column to Position Manager.
  9. TSPE compatible with latest TradeStation version.
  10. Put/Call Totals are now correctly labels as “Put Vol, Call Vol, Put OI, Call OI”.
  11. Logarithmic scaling is automatically disabled for derived series.

UA version 2.9.3

No longer available for download.

First Listed: 4/3/2006
Released: 6/15/2006

Known problems (Not fixed in this version)

  1. Creating large portfolios in MS Format is very time consuming relative to the compatible CSIM format.
  2. AmiBroker updates creates gaps when UA is updated infrequently.
  3. Program Changes
  4. Loading of saved chart files now works correctly.
  5. Position Manager can now display prices in points.
  6. TSPE now computes the system statistic Maximum Closed Drawdown correctly.
  7. Stocks symbols may now be up to 20 characters in length up from 8 (6 in use).
  8. Corrections are properly processed.
  9. Automatic database backup now works correctly.
  10. Excel appending of computed contract data now rolls correctly.
  11. The Excel format now always shows a header line, but no longer needs to have Excel installed.