Market Data Unfair Advantage Posting Status Robert 2016

Unfair Advantage Build x.125 available

Release Date: December 20, 2013
Last Updated: June 26, 2014 (Release x.125.657)

Features include:

  • Backadjusting Raise Negative Series feature now correctly operates with Dividend Adjusted Stocks / Mutual Funds
  • Selecting Chart tabs now correctly activates associated chart when windows are Tiled or Cascaded
  • Charts saved to files are now opened using filename in the tab, and are no longer over written by dynamic chart saved settings
  • Security issues when using the API with Option only accounts have been resolved
  • Roll Days Before Expiration now allows a setting of 0, to roll on the expiration day
  • Expiry Rule Settings are preserved
  • Roll By Days Before Expiration more precisely rolls on the number of days specified for Nth Nearest Future ( before it rolled 1 day later )
  • Horizontal scrollbar added to the Portfolio Manager
  • Walk Forward Detection disabled when rolling by Date, or Strictly By Days Before Expiration, as it is unnecessary
  • Directory editing w/ autofill in Portfolio Settings dialog has been improved to avoid inadvertent renaming of the target directory when specifying the desired path while editing
  • P/L Trendline charting tool addition
  • Advanced Adjuster now supports rolling strictly on trading days before expiration
  • Excel field formatting now supports use of native Date Type
  • Copy Table Results and Save Table Results To File implemented in Market Spec FactSheet
  • New ASCII/EXCEL field specifier for Industry Group – ‘y’
  • New ASCII/EXCEL field specifier for Enterprise Value (EV) – ‘0’
  • Handles database syncronization when triggered by start date changes
  • Copy/Paste of selected items with a portfolio implemented in the Portfolio Manager
  • New scheduled Portfolio backup feature
  • Copy Portfolio to new portfolio now supports Period and Format selection changes
  • Import Portfolio now supports Period and Format option changes on all or some portfolios
  • Export Portfolio interface has been enhanced to support selecting which portfolios to export
  • Import Ascii file interface has been enhanced to support many different fields, and sequences
  • Find in portfolio button has been added to Portfolio Manager
  • Smarter Portfolio Manager handling of ASCII export file period changes, and multiple selection changes
  • Improved Portfolio corruption error handling
  • Charts now provides controls to easily change the years of history to view
  • Charts can now have future blank records added to them all
  • Chart annotations editor has been enhanced, annotation drag and drop supported
  • Charting objects are saved for re-display
  • Errors encountered with Charting templates have been corrected
  • Holidays can now be removed from charts
  • Preference setting sections have been consolidated
  • ASCII export field electives added for Expiry Date (X), Sector (s), Units of Measure (/)
  • Sector added to search elective in Market Spec Fact sheet
  • Search By setting is preserved in the Market Spec  Fact sheet
  • North American and World ETF tabs have been added to the Market Spec Fact sheet
  • OTC Exchanges have been broken out into NASDAQ Cap exchanges, and OTC Pink sheet exchanges
  • Perpetuals Contracts are now included in the Continuous Contract Roll Schedule Report
  • Continuous Contract Roll Schedule Report has been enhanced, and is now exportable to Excel
  • Continuous Contract Roll Schedule Report now specifies days past roll date, & whether next contract is trading
  • Continuous Contracts can now use generic ASCII file names instead of method coded names
  • Gaps in Back Adjusted contracts rolling on OI handled when OI is 0 in all contracts (JTI,JY,LRC specifically)
  • Market Scanner now features Data Download and Market Spec Fact sheet
  • EZ Downloader now supports Excel format
  • Continuous contracts of the same market, but with different settings, can now coexist in the same portfolio
  • Nth Nearest Futures Contract can now roll on Vol or Oi
  • Errant COM connection message eliminated when closing UA after using the API from Excel.
  • Portfolios can now share the same directory, with caution ( Avoid duplicate symbol/contract entries with the same file format ).
  • New chart controls to select different periods and time frames from the toolbar.
  • Stock Fundamental Market Capital export field no longer includes an ‘M’, millions are implied and noted in the field description.
  • Market Spec Factsheet organization improved.  Last pricing is more effeciently captured for stocks.
  • Add Blank Records to All Charts has been replaced by ‘Expand Right Margin to All Charts’ which adds a constant fixed space rather than only spacing when viewing the end of each data series.
  • Allows weekends to be added to charts, as well as export files.
  • New slide rule chart can be resized, and scrolled when grabbed by the mouse.
New Perpetual Contract features:
  • OI Weighted Perpetual now supports limiting the # of monthsto  include, an option to roll forward on Open Interest, Roll Days Before Expiry, and Confirmation Trigger
  • A new Index Component which blends the actual contracts together over a 5 day period. This Nearest Future Contract splices contract pricing together over a specified time window using percentages determined by the size of this window. It resembles the sub-Indices used by the Dow Jones-USB Commodity Index.
  • A new Proportional Liquidity Contract, an Open Interest Weighted Contract that measures contract liquidity over the span of the life of the market by weighting the price differences per day with Open Interest across specified contracts.


Have you received a 400 or 500 error in UA during download? Please read this.

We have received a few calls over the weekend with customers receiving a 400 or 500 error during download of daily data within Unfair advantage. If you are receiving this error, please check your download servers making sure they match the following list.

These are the only servers that should be listed, and in this order.  Should you need help changing these servers, please call support for help any time at 5613928663. The reason your seeing this error is due to the UA download servers being updated. This is not a new or recent change the servers were updated last year.  It seems a few customers still have incorrect settings within there ua server download list. Please be sure to update this list. In the future in addition to posting in this news section, we will email customers to make sure you receive advanced notice with updates to your UA software.

Thank you,


Unfair Advantage Build x.124 available

  • UA now skips to it’s secondary server when primary server is down, as well as when busy serving other customers.
  • UA now accommodates an extension to the Nth Nearest Futures contract, enabling to look up to 36 contract months out.
  • Nth Nearest Contract now correctly rolls a day earlier, on the day of trigger, when rolling on Volume.
  • New, easier access to Backadjust overrides from right click table menu, and on the Data Series Dialog >> More section.
  • Duplicate contract selections have been removed from Backadjust override interface.
  • CSIM and MetaStock mix of formats disallowed in same portfolio.
  • Generate Foward continuous contract option has been renamed to Walk Forward Detection to better describe it’s purpose.
  • UA now provides the ability to add multiple blank records to all charts by setting a global value in the Charting Preferences section



Now compliant with AmiBroker 5.6 Unfair Advantage build x.121 is available

  • Now compliant with AmiBroker 5.6
  • Now exports Nearest Futures Group contracts to AmiBroker
  • UA no longer closes AmiBroker after opening it for an update.
  • UA now allows data from chart to be saved to an ASCII file off the right click menu.
  • Allows same markets with differing periods to coexist in same portfolio (ASCII only)
  • Allows same markets with differing setting to coexist in same portfolio (ASCII only)
  • Correctly updates option strike pricing in export files.
  • Catalogs Nearest Future Groups in Portfolio Manager with more detail.
  • Handles initial scroll position with Seasonal study correctly.
  • Now computes # of days traded per year on average in Seasonal Study sampling window, using more than 251 when available.
  • API RetrieveContact(…) and RetrieveSnapshot(…) correctly returns data for Linked markets when a date range is specified.
  • API FindMarketNumber() now filters out exchanges that are not contained in customer’s subscription.
  • Improved performance of CSI’s Factsheet search viewer.
  • Chart Studies are now editable after applying to charts when clicking “e”.

RVX-I, CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index & SKEWX-I, CBOE Volatility EOD Skew data available in Unfair Advantage

Looking for RVX-I, CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index & SKEWX-I, CBOE Volatility EOD Skew data?

Historical Start dates
RVX-I 20060505
SKEWX-I 19970227

RVX-I description CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index

The CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility IndexSM (RVXSM) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by Russell 2000® stock index option prices. It measures the market’s expectation of 30-day volatility implicit in the prices of near-term Russell 2000 options. RVX is quoted in percentage points, just like the standard deviation of a rate of return, e.g. 19.36. CBOE disseminates the RVX index value continuously during trading hours. The RVX Index is a leading barometer of investor sentiment and market volatility relating to the Russell 2000 Index.

SKEWX-I description CBOE Volatility EOD Skew

The CBOE Skew Index attempts to measure tail risks — the probability of a sharp decline of two or more standard deviations on a 30-day log return basis — of the S&P 500. The index is derived from the prices of S&P 500 options, which are also used to calculate the widely quoted VIX index, which tracks volatility.

The CBOE Skew IndexSM – referred to as “SKEW” – is an option-based indicator that
measures the perceived tail risk of the distribution of S&P 500® log returns at a 30-
day horizon. Tail risk is the risk associated with an increase in the probability of
outlier returns, returns two or more standard deviations below the mean. Think stock
market crash, or black swan. This probability is negligible for a normal distribution,
but can be significant for distributions which are skewed and have fat tails.

More information

Both symbols have been automatically added to Unfair Advantage. To obtian history please do a Database / Refresh history.
See the Unfair Advantage Help Manual here or email us for instructions at

Kaspersky Antivirus flags UA file adjust.exe as malware, it’s a false positive

The last update of 2012 Kaspersky Antivirus software deletes the file adjust.exe from your UA folder listing it as a virus. The file is clean, Kaspersky was notified of the false positive and are correcting the issue on their end. Once corrected they will issue an update which will remove the file adjust.exe from the active virus/malware list stopping the file from deletion upon install. The update will download automatically if your software is set to automatically update its virus definition database. This only effects Kaspersky Anti Virus users, no other Anti Virus vendor shows the file adjust.exe as a virus or malware.

A quick work around is to create an exclusion list stopping the file from being removed from your system. The basics are below:

How to create an exclusion rule
In order to create an exclusion rule:

Open application settings window.

Select Protection on the left.

Click the Trusted Zone button in the Exclusions block.

Go to the tab Exclusion rules and click Add.

Select an exclusion type in the Properties field: Object and/or Threat type.

Click select object and choose a file, folder or a mask to exclude.

Select a Component in the corresponding field. The rule will apply to the selected component.

Threat type

Click enter threat type to select a file, folder or a mask to exclude.

Select a Component in the corresponding field. The rule will apply to the selected component.
Rules can apply to the following protection components:

Virus scan,
File Anti-Virus,
Mail Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x only),
Proactive Defense (Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x only),
Web Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x only).

A scan if a disk or folder containing excluded objects scans the entire disk/folder except the excluded objects. Yet you can force scan excluded objects from the contextual menu (by right-clicking).

Also you can create an exclusion rule from within a report window:

Right-click the report object you want excluded.

Choose the option Add to Trusted Zone.

An Exclusion rule window will open. Make sure that you are satisfied with the new exclusion rule settings. Object name and threat type fields are assigned automatically on the basis of the report data. Click OK to create the rule.

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Traders can now combine reliable and extensive EOD data from CSI and chart it in a robust front-end
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The partnership also means good news for customers that use both services special offers, discounts,
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