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Unfair Advantage Version 2.10.8 Upgrade Beta Build 751 Available

Last Update: September 18, 2020 (Release 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 sub-directory using the date of the backup as the name, where it can later be retrieved and restored if necessary. Please contact customer service for guidance if needed, and refer to this message.

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

Click here to download the last stable upgrade (Build 738), then install over your current version.

Features include:

Build 739-751:

  • A new indicator has been added that allows you to import data from  external CSV formatted files – Import Indicator will chart and/or export this data along with your price data.
  • Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly data has been restored to the API when requesting non-daily period data.
  • Hidden Indicators on charts can be briefly viewed when hovering the mouse over the Show/Hide control assigned to associated indicator.
  • Semi-Log chart expansion/contraction has been improved.
  • A right-click menu is now available on all charting tools for use when the tool’s toolbar is not easily accessible within the chart.

Build 734-738:

  • The CSI Seasonal Index can now be viewed and exported in W,M,Q, and Yearly format.
  • Corner Style option added to text preferences ( Bevel or Sharp )-
  •  Use Enter key or Ctrl-Shift keys to cycle indicators –
  • Duplicating locked tools now unlocks the duplicate –
  • Trend, Horizontal, and Regression Lines can now extend past the last day and into the future ( tool preference setting ) –
  • Andrew’s Pitchfork now functions w/ Seasonal indicator charted –
  • Currently charted indicators are updated when the daily database is updated –
  • NFG’s w/ history now includes months previously skipped when rolling 1 or more months prior to delivery month.

Build 725-727:

  • Copy/Cloning of in-chart tool objects like trendlines, fans, pitchforks, and all others has been improved. Use the new copy button on the object toolbar, or press the Ctrl key, and then, using the mouse, left click on, and drag the new copy to a new location on the chart.
  • Option expiry dates are updated with estimated dates when actual expiry dates are not yet known internally.

Build 721-723:

  • Various improvements to charting, portfolio management, and export features.
  • Indicators derived from using the outputs of other Indicators are no longer as restricted to a certain available set, depending on build order, when creating Templates. 
  • Precision price setting of charting tools has been restored. The change to price offset positioning caused past editing attempts to be ignored.
  • n# ASCII/Excel field now accounts for Expiry Date fields(X), when used, when extending out past the available contract data. 

Build 711:

  • Improved ASCII Import interface, which includes a new feature to synchronize portfolios with symbol import lists. 

Build 708:

  • Put/Call Ratios can now be added to supplement ASCII/Excel Futures contract export files, using r and R fields. Previously they were only available to strictly Put/Call Ratio series. 
  • Put/Call Ratios have also been added to the Indicatory Library.
  • The Raschke 3-10 Oscillator has been added to the Indicator library.
  • You may now specify more than one overlay series using the new Overlay chart toolbar icon.
  • You may now Select/Copy/Paste a set of Continuous contracts back into the same directory with changes allowed to be made in the process. Example: Select/Copy a set of 1st Nearest Futures, and then Paste them back in – a conflict dialog appears:  Check the New Items in the list, then click Change Settings to Add New Items and change the contracts to 2nd Nearest. Click Ok to Add them into the same portfolio.
  • Date cursor now floats above contract roll, split, and dividend indicators.
  • A Yearly chart history button has been added. 
  • The Fibonacci Times Zone tool has been recalibrated.
  • Current Indicator values can now be displayed on the chart scale.

Build 685:

  • The Futures Backadjuster now correctly rolls by number of trading days prior to expiration dates when also using Minimum Contracts Out values that are greater than 0.
  • Stock symbols can now be included within, or excluded from, any portfolio using a new feature located within each Portfolio’s Settings [ ASCII/Excel Misc ] page.  These symbols will survive thru Active Portfolio ranking management, unless they are excluded, contained in the active exchange, and become delisted. Otherwise, excluded symbols will visually remain in an assigned portfolio, color coded, but there will be no export files assigned to them.

Build 684:

  • Appending error within CSI Format has been corrected
  • TSXV added to the Active Stock Exchange Ranked Portfolio Manager.

Build 683:

  • UA now provides century dates to Amibroker. After upgrading, go to UA’s Preferences > Amibroker Database page and make sure one of the Refresh History selections is checked, as the AB database will have to have it’s dates reformatted.
  •  UA now manages TradingBlox™ StockInfo files, which will reside within your portfolios data directory.   This reduces the need to update your TB catalogs, and can be used with UA’s Managed Stock Portfolios to follow all active stocks within the exchanges we cover.  To use this feature, check the new selection box on the Portfolio Settings > ASCII\Excel Files page.

Build 648-655:

  • New Font control added to General Preferences for Portfolio Manager and Market Spec Fact sheet.
  • Fields highlighted in chart table where HLC pricing differs from published values, according to daily settlement range setting.
  • Other assorted bugs fixed.

Build 638:

  • New Ratio Spread indicator has been added to the Spread tool.
  • New Feature to include all available contract history to Nearest Futures Groups.

Build 630:

  • Market names now use – instead of _ when exported into file name.
  • [x] close tab button no longer disappears when multiple portfolio rank views overflow the screen.
  • Dividend Growth ranks always use the Most Active metric.
  • Dividend Growth ranks gather top performers, w/ Dividends, then ranks Most Active.
  • S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index gathers top performers, then ranks by Most Active.

Build 619-628:

  • Price cursor now disappears when mouse is moved off chart.
  • Stock Index Component Portfolios can now be ranked.
  • New ETF Rank choices by Exchange, World, or US only.
  • Multi-Period Ranked Portfolio support now in effect.
  • Easy access to NEW Ranked or Stock Index portfolios by clicking the Wizard toolbar button.
  • New Ranking by Sector metric has been added.
  • Now allows the ASCII/Excel export of aggregated indicator results.

Build 610-618:

  • A Ranked Stock Exchange Portfolio feature has been added to measure the markets in several different ways. Click New Portfolio and explore the possibilities by clicking the New button off to the right where it says New Active Stock Portfolios. For more details click here.
  • In addition to that, all stock portfolios can now be managed, meaning as stocks delist, the software will automatically remove them for you, and place entries in a log visible in the Log Viewer.
  • Handling of Stock Fundamental Shares Out and Market Cap have been optimized for performance, meaning it now takes a fraction of the time to update this data when included in export files.
  • A new Market Capitalization indicator has been added for charts.
  • Database updating performance has been improved.
  • The Continuous Futures Roll Schedule Report now accurately provides the contract, volume, and open interest values at the roll for those entries that have recently moved to the next contract 1 or more days prior to the current day of the report.
  • When Adding symbols to a portfolio, the Select Data Series Symbol field will now allow virtually unlimited numbers of comma-separated symbols to be copy/pasted into it at once.
  • More detail has been added to the log viewer.
  • Other minor improvements made and glitches eliminated ( including EAccessViolation & EDivByZero while distributing ) .
  • EEI and FEI charts now scale within bounds when ranging between 99 and 101 points.
  • Shares Outstanding and Market Cap are now available for the TSX and VSE exchanges.

Build 588:

  • Price Up / Price Down Arrow added to price cursor readout.
  • Price Up / Price Down bar colors are implemented. Set Main Price Up/ Main Price Down to the same color in Color Setting to revert back to prior display method.
  • Volume Up / Volume Down bar colors are implemented. Set Volume Up/ Volume Down to the same color in Color Setting to revert back to prior display method.
  • Volume scale on left filled when left side scale is visible.
  • Volume scale on left is hidden when no left side scale is needed.
  • Regression Channel cursor along left edge redrawn when adjusting right edge.
  • V/OI scale filled in on left side of chart when dual scales are displayed, unless another Indicator present.
  • Charts are now re-proportioned when scrolling thru portfolio charts with multiple indicators are displayed.
  • Price cursor lands on last day when charts are displayed, and retains position when scrolling thru portfolio.
  • Indicator value labeling has been abbreviated.
  • Put Call ratios now export to Excel when regional settings are set to use commas for decimals.

Build 585:

  • Futures+Options choice allowed on all 7 new COT indicators.
  • Histogram option added as line display for indicators.

Build 582-584:

  • Charting tools now include an Andrews Pitchfork.
  • Expiry Date Rules are now available in the Options Export Manager.
  • Database Reports can now include Options alongside Futures or Stocks where available.

Build 574-578:

  • COT Net Positions and Long/Short Positions indicators have been added to the Standard Indicator library.
  • LME correction handling has been corrected.
  • A malfunction that is highly evident when adding large quantities of symbols to a portfolio has been remedied. This caused great lags during the insertion of symbols, and would trigger unnecessary refresh requests. This bug was introduced in build 546, so all customers with builds equal to or greater, are urged to upgrade.
  • Charting objects are saved, and now cleared, when scrolling charts.
  • Candlesticks hold appearance better now when zooming out.
  • Shares Outstanding are now expressed in Lots, Market Cap is still expressed in Millions.

Build 550-561:

  • Support for markets trading in 32nds and quarters of 32nds.
  • A chart Invert shortcut button [ INV ] has been placed on lower charting toolbar.
  • A newly designed spread chart feature has been added, with a shortcut button placed in lower right section of charting toolbar, next to the new [ INV ] Invert button. Newly created Spread pairs can then be added to your portfolio for future charting reference, and for exporting the spread results.
  • Selection list is sorted by symbol.
  • Ability to chart spreads of Price vs an applied Indicator is functional.
  • Ability to chart an Indicator applied to spreads of 2 Price series is functional.
  • Spread description now includes instructions.
  • Other minor interface improvements.

Build 547:

  • Option Export Manager now updates nearest contract strikes properly when formatting file data By Contract.

Build 545:

  • UA now allows you to apply a chart Indicator Template ( which can contain up to 32 indicators ) to your portfolio symbol entries, so that all indicator results can be exported along with
    symbol data. This will work with ASCII and Excel formats only. This new feature can be found by clicking the [ I ] button located in the lower right-hand corner of the Select Data Series dialog interface. Access this dialog by Editing or Adding symbols. Your selection here can now also be applied to all symbols within your portfolio(s) by selecting: Assign This Indicator to Portfolio.(Optional).
  • To learn how to create a chart Indicator Template, view the following instructional video which provides a demonstration around the 8:00 minute mark: UA Charting Demonstration
  • This feature requires an * to be present at the end of your portfolios ASCII/Excel Field specification, as the last field to be exported, as there will be multiple fields, each of which will use enumeration related to each indicators name, parameter(s), and position within the table. You will also want to select the Include Header… option on the ASCII/Excel portfolio settings page when using this feature.

Build 538:

  • Floor spec has changed to (RTH), Electronic to (ETH). Appropriate filtering has been accounted for when viewing Market Specs, when building Historical Portfolios using the Wizard, and when transferring RTH Opens and Settlements to ETH symbols, when configured to do so.

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 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

VSE reassignments within UA on March 19, 2020

On March 19, 2020 all VSE stocks that traded on or after November 29th, 1999 will be reassigned to the TSXV Exchange within the UA database. This is a more accurate specification change that is long overdue.

If you are currently using UA’s Managed Active Stock Exchange Portfolio with the VSE, you will need to upgrade your software to continue maintenance using the new exchange assignments. To upgrade, download and install the upgrade using the following link:

UA Upgrade Build 694

Important Update: COVID-19

Important Update from Commodity Systems: COVID-19

As conditions evolve, we are taking precautionary actions to mitigate exposure and reduce the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our employees. We remain committed to providing reliable service to our clients.

We are closely monitoring the situation with local, state and federal health agencies, as well as monitoring and reinforcing guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ensuring the health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. We do not anticipate any service disruption to our clients at this time. Many of our employees are able to complete their daily tasks from their home, and will do so. Additionally, we do not have any walk-in traffic at our main offices, so that our employees do not come in contact with the general public while they are at work.

Our employees have been instructed to take precautionary measures to mitigate their exposure to limit the risk of infection. Some of those precautions include:
Frequent handwashing and use of sanitizer
Avoiding touching mouth, nose and eyes
Keeping a safe distance from anyone self-quarantined or sick
Staying home if they are sick

Our thoughts are with all those around the world who are being impacted.
Jack Stauffer
Commodity Systems, Inc.

Option Strike Changes Feb 24, 2020

Effective February 24, 2020 some options strike divisors have been corrected. This affects decimal representation but not points. The following have changed from no divisor to a 10 divisor which applies to all history.

100507Ultra T-Bonds
100910Ultra T-Bonds Week 1
100911Ultra T-Bonds Week 2
100912Ultra T-Bonds Week 3
100913Ultra T-Bonds Week 4
100914Ultra T-Bonds Week 5
10091530 Year Bond Week 1
10091630 Year Bond Week 2
10091730 Year Bond Week 3
10091830 Year Bond Week 4
10091930 Year Bond Week 5

Option Price Precision Changes – 2019 OCT 23

Effective Wednesday, October 23, 2019 certain Futures options quotes will gain an additional digit of precision. UA users will need to refresh the database history for the affected data sets.
Click here for instructions.
CSI symbols affected :

Precision Change: Whole Values to 10ths
816LRCRobusta Coffee

Precision Change: 100ths to 1000ths
25SFSwiss Franc
26BPBritish Pound
64CDCanadian Dollar
66ADAustralian Dollar
174FLGLong Gilt
404DAClass III Milk

Precision Change: 64ths to 64ths and 10ths
44US US T-Bonds
1507UL2 Ultra T-Bonds
150TY 10 Year T-Note
1905TC110 Year T-Note Week 1
1906TC210 Year T-Note Week 2
1907TC310 Year T-Note Week 3
1908TC410 Year T-Note Week 4
1909TC510 Year T-Note Week 5
1910UT1Ultra T-Bond Week 1
1911UT2Ultra T-Bond Week 2
1912UT3Ultra T-Bond Week 3
1913UT4Ultra T-Bond Week 4
1914UT5Ultra T-Bond Week 5
1915CG130 Year T-Bond Week 1
1916CG230 Year T-Bond Week 2
1917CG330 Year T-Bond Week 3
1918CG430 Year T-Bond Week 4
1919CG530 Year T-Bond Week 5
20273TNUltra 10 Year T-Note

Hurricane Dorian storm alert

Due to the possible severity of hurricane Dorian, it is possible that our clients may experience interruptions of service. Although we have co-located our critical systems in a secure place that has guaranteed power uptime and redundant communication lines, the unpredictability of the storm’s path and level of destruction may cause disruptions. The staff of CSI will give its best efforts to conduct business, but must also consider the safety of each team member.

U.S. and Canadian Markets will be closed Monday 9-2-2019 for the Labor Day holiday.

NCDEX futures price, volume, and open interest scaling

Please be advised that effective January 14, 2019, CSI will amend quotations of certain NCDEX products in order to provide more accurate price and volume precision.

OHLC prices disseminated in points format will be increased by a factor of 10 for the following product to accommodate the full precision quoted by the exchange. Only prices disseminated in points format will be increased. Prices disseminated in decimal format will not have their values increased.



Old min tick

New min tick


Cotton Seed Oilcake




Additionally, the following NCDEX products will be adjusted to provide volume and open interest in contracts rather than in units. Volume and open interest will be divided by the divisors listed below.





Cotton Seed Oilcake



Refined Soy Oil



Soy Bean



Rapeseed-Mustard Seed



Sugar (M Grade)









Maize – Feed/Industrial Grade



UA users may need to refresh the database history for the affected data sets.
Click here for instructions.


Effective Monday, November 6, 2018 certain cross-rate quotes will gain an additional digit of precision.
UA users may need to refresh the database history for the affected data sets.
Click here for instructions.
CSI issues affected:

CSI# Delivery Code Old Decimals New Decimals Cross  UA Symbol UA Number
171 40 4 5 AUD-CHF AD5 2163
171 42 4 5 AUD-CAD AD7 2165
171 51 4 5 AUD-NZD AD! 2168
390 39 4 5 USD-CAD QE2 2252
390 44 4 5 USD-HKD QE7 2257
390 46 2 3 USD-JPY QE9 2259
390 52 4 5 USD-SGD QE{ 2265
390 53 4 5 USD-CHF QE} 2266
590 37 4 5 GBP-AUD DR1 2310
590 39 4 5 GBP-CAD DRC 2312
590 49 3 4 GBP-NOK DR# 2322
590 53 4 5 GBP-CHF DR^ 2326
591 37 4 5 EUR-AUD EU1 2341
591 39 4 5 EUR-CAD EU2 2342
591 41 4 5 EUR-DKK EU4 2344
591 53 4 5 EUR-CHF EU6 2346
591 58 4 5 EUR-SEK EU8 2348
690 59 4 5 USD-DKK QE4 2254
691 54 1 2 EUR-VEF EUR 3341
775 43 4 6 JPY-HUF JPYX4 3507
985 52 4 5 NZD-CAD CAD9 3555



You can paste the list below into your refresh history dialog:




UA Excel Unexpected error from external database driver (1)

One or more of the latest Microsoft Windows Security Updates has interfered with the
functioning of the Microsoft Excel ODBC Driver that is used by UA to manage Excel export
files. We have confirmed this is an issue with Microsoft, and that they’ve been
notified. The only way for us to handle this for now is to uninstall their security update.
This can be done from your Control Panel’s Program and Features interface.
Go there and click View Installed updates. Locate one of the following updates,
select it and click Uninstall. Your system will run through the uninstall process and
prompt you to reboot. After this is done, your Excel export files can then again
be managed properly.

Security Update for Microsoft Windows
KB4041681 — Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
KB4041693 — Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012
KB4041691 — Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016
KB4041676 — Windows 10 Version 1703

Hopefully Microsoft will not issue this problem back into our systems.
Follow this link to see more on the Microsoft Developer Network:
MSDN Topic of Discussion

A new upgrade to UA will be forthcoming that uses a newer OLEDB driver that is not susceptible to this problem. Check our upgrade page for release Build 408: UA Upgrades

Relisting of E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures and Options on CME

Effective July 10th, 2017, CSI will resume coverage of E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures and options on CME under CSI#677 (Symbol ER2). The existing contracts on ICE will continue to be available under CSI#818 until expiration. For more information, see the CME News Release