Another Reason to Like CyberTrader

February 22nd, 2007

I’ve been using CyberTrader for several months now and I think they’re great. Besides a great platform, their support is excellent. Yesterday I had an idea that I thought would be good to add to CyberTrader, so I called them up to make the suggestion. I was on hold for about 1 minute which is by far the most I’ve ever had to wait to get a person on the line – it was lunch time, so that may have been the holdup.

My suggestion was something along these lines. In the CyberTrader watchlist tool, there are several columns you can add. There is no “Volume %” column however. The Volume % column is today’s volume as a percent of a stock’s average 90 day volume. This column is the only reason I still have QuoteTracker up during the day. Sorting by this column is quite convenient. I always include QQQQ in my watchlist in QuoteTracker so I can see which stocks are trading more than average compared with the overall market. Here’s an image of the column:

Volume Percent Column

In CyberTrader, you can add a column for Average Volume for 1 month, 6 months, 20 days, 5 days, and YTD, but there’s no column for Volume % for each of those values, so you have to do quick math in your head to figure out how heavy the volume is for a particular stock.

When I spoke to the support person, it was obvious that he understood what I was asking for and realized that it would be a good feature for the platform and why it would be. He immediately added a feature request to the Platform Dev group and, although he couldn’t guarantee it, I’m reasonably confident that this feature will make it into a future release of CyberTrader.

The entire call took about 3 minutes and it was obvious that I spoke to someone with actual trading experience.

2 Comments

  1. Jeff Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 6:27 am

    Hey Dave,

    I requested this same feature a little while back and was told at the end of ’06 that it is scheduled for the next major release due out in Q1 07. So it won’t be long!

    The choices in the Watch List window for column sorting are to include:

    5 day avg. Vol
    20 day avg. vol
    1 month avg. vol
    6 month avg. vol
    YTD avg. vol.

    So as usual, CyberTrader is taking care of the needs of traders like you and me!

    Jeff

  2. Dave Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

    @Jeff: That’s great! I’m really excited about the new release. It seems like there’s going to be a lot more ability to automate much of my trading style.

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