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Unfair Advantage Version 2.10.8 Upgrade Available

Release Date: April 18, 2018
Last Updated: November 14, 2018 (Release 2.10.8.545 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 2.10.8.545 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 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 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.


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