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Introducing the new SpreadCharts app

I’m excited to announce that we have launched the new SpreadCharts app today. I was looking forward to this moment for a long time. It took us more than a year of hard work to reach this point.

I’ve made a short video tutorial that will guide you through all the major features. You can also play this video directly in the app.

 
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UPDATE FROM JUNE 13th:
We have managed to get rid of all the major bugs, and the app seems to be running swift and without problems for now. I’m attaching replies to some of your most frequent questions:

  • If you’re unable to access the app, clean your cookies first.
  • If a chart takes longer time to load, it’s probably due to the slow rendering in your browser. This is solely dependent on the performance of your own computer. This can be an issue, especially for long time series, e.g. continuous contracts.
  • Some of you were concerned by the loss of the records in your old watchlist. Unfortunately, the new watchlist is so different that it wasn’t possible to migrate the records from the old watchlist. However, we decided to allow you to move the records from the old watchlist manually. Therefore we launched a stripped-down version of the old app on old.spreadcharts.com. It’s basically the old watchlist, charting won’t work there. You have to be logged into the new app to access this old version. We will keep it alive for a few days and then shut it down for good.
  • The My trades functionality may reemerge in the app. It’s however only for testing purposes. You can use this feature at will, but keep in mind that as long as it is in beta, we can take it down without notice or you can lose all your saved positions and portfolios.
  • Although the app looks fairly stable, we will be testing additional optimizations in the next few days, so there may be some short term outages.

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UPDATE FROM JUNE 12th:
If you’re unable to log in to the new app, purge your cookies. We’d like to ask you to give us few days for performance optimizations and debugging. We also decided to take down My trades functionality indefinitely as it is still in development and couldn’t handle the unprecedented surge in users during peak times.
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Here’s a quick summary of what’s new:

 

  • Cleaner and better-looking layout
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  • You can assemble whatever combination of charts you wish, you’re no longer limited to our templates
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  • Create many tabs with up to 5 charts in each of them
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  • Analyze several charts for different underlyings in parallel, thanks to synchronization of the x-axis for compatible types of charts
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  • Unified ticker input for both beginners and power users thanks to our intelligent ticker field
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  • Create spreads and ratios out of continuous contracts (for example continuous contango)
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  • Seamlessly switch between roll methodology by expiration or maximum OI for continuous contracts
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  • Simplified permalinks
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  • Faster and more capable watchlist with the ability to segment the records with tags
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  • My trades (still in beta) – powerful tool for portfolio management. Create multiple portfolios and track performance of your trades — automatic visualizations of balance, growth, drawdown.
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  • …and many more improvements

 

Finally, I would like to thank our team for a great job. We’re also thankful to our premium subscribers because their contribution allowed us to develop the new app. Moreover, we decided to keep the app accessible for free to everyone, so there will be no barrier for beginners. Everyone can start analyzing the markets and learn the way to success using the best tools out there.

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Pavel Hála
Pavel Hála
Pavel is the founder and CEO of SpreadCharts.