Modelling carrying charges for grains

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 24. 4. 2017

I’m excited to announce some interesting new features in our app regarding grains and carrying charges. These functions are actually nothing new for me. I coded them for ZC, ZS, ZM and ZL sometime in 2010 into my personal Javascript app that later became an alpha version of the app. What’s brand new today and…


New term structure chart

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 16. 9. 2015

Term structure (or forward curve) gives investors an important insight into the state of the markets. Now you can find it in SpreadCharts too! It’s under Historical charts in the app. Here’s the current term structure for CBOT corn as an example:


Seasonal trading signals launched!

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 11. 8. 2015

After about a year of development, we’re launching our new seasonal trading signals. The studies are based on our own algorithm, which was tweaked to find the best trades in the futures markets. Actual trades are sorted by the entry date. Each row contains the computed entry and exit date from the trade, average return…


ICE futures added

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 29. 7. 2015

We’ve added ICE futures contracts into our app. We bought a new commercial data feed for ICE data. The most visible change is in the Softs group. However, there are also some new commodities in the energy group such as Brent Crude Oil, ICE Gasoil, UK Natural Gas and others. The Dollar index in the…


What am I working on right now?

Pavel Hála | Announcements, Quantitative trading | 25. 5. 2015

After two years, I have left Charles Bridge Global Macro Fund in April of this year. I moved to a brokerage and asset management company Colosseum, a.s. I’d like to use this post to thank my friends at Charles Bridge. It was a wonderful time working with a small group of very smart people. Charles…


Introducing historical ratio charts

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 4. 3. 2015

We’ve added a new feature! You can now create ratio charts between time series in our continuous futures database. Log into the app and pick “Historical ratios” in the right panel. There are two selectors delimited by a “/” division character. You can basically divide two time series and make some fundamentally important ratio charts,…


New app features

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 22. 1. 2015

Some time has passed since my last post. We’ve been working hard to address bugs in the app. Here’s the full list: Price data for futures and spreads have been cleared of holes and inaccuracies. We also recreated historical (continuous) data series. Seasonality charts for both futures and spreads are up and running. The Commitments…


New version of SpreadCharts for free!

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 15. 10. 2014

Today we have some great news. We’ve been working on a complete overhaul of the app for months. Here’s the list of changes: 1) Brand new design of the app. We were inspired by the modern trend of flat design. 2) New landing page. Simple, yet information rich. 3) The core of the app completely rewritten….


Major upgrade released

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 16. 5. 2013

New awesome tools, added functionality, corrected bugs, and great improvement in speed and overall user experience. 5-year seasonality trade alerts We’ve been working on this for a few months. You’ll no longer need to analyze seasonality manually. We have developed statistical algorithms and will deliver you the best upcoming commodity futures and spread trades…


We’ve launched!

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 11. 2. 2013 is an app for analyzing and charting commodity futures and spreads wherever you are. Spread Charts is a cloud app built on html5. That means you can access your spread charts on PC, iPad, iPhone and Android devices. And you don’t even have to install anything. Imagine you’re traveling to a friend and you…