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#1 Nov. 18, 2009 13:51:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

This is the official thread for you to tell us about the features, options and functionality that you like to see in future FXTrade platform updates.

If you would like us to add a new feature to the platform, just reply to this thread and tell us about the features, and from time to time we will update this first post with the "most wanted" list.

We do not guarantee that we will add all the suggested features, but our developers will definitely evaluate and consider each and every item in future updates.

Please be aware that the purpose of this thread is for you to tell us about the features you want and not for reporting bugs.

Please keep this thread concise and civil, and keep the off-topic chat to a minimum.

Also, before you make your suggestion, please check to see if it has been included in this official list.

Thanks.

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Feature Suggestion List (Updated: 07.05.2010)
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General Options
Add bi-directional trading under same account | Ref#1 | Ref#2
Add more currency pairings | Ref#1 | Ref#2 | Ref#3 | Ref#4 | Ref#5
Add NAV to transaction history | Ref#1
Increase number of transactions displayed in activity tab/chart | Ref#1
Add option to hide "box option" | Ref#1
Add one-click close option | Ref#1
Display more days of transactions in historical trades/orders report | Ref#1
Add option to adjust size of indicators | Ref#1
Add position size calculator based on predefined risk percentage | Ref#1 | Ref#2
LIVE - Add info to limit order windows similar to market orders | Ref#1
Add button to cancel filtered orders | Ref#1
Retain alert sound parameters after cache dump | Ref#1
Add DOM price ladder for trade execution | Ref#1
Add "action" column under Trader tab | Ref#1
Add visual preview for edited/new order | Ref#1
Add option to duplicate info on expired orders | Ref#1
Add daily realized P/L info in account summary | Ref#1
Add volume info | Ref#1
Add option to partial close position | Ref#1
LIVE - Move trailing stops to same level | Ref#1
LIVE - Display price info for SL/TP/TS if pips is selected in order form | Ref#1
Display the number of items under each tab | Ref#1
Add option to do trendline and MA trading | Ref#1
Add index and oil charts | Ref#1
Add option to do time-based limit orders | Ref#1
Add visual colour display bar for margin info | Ref#1
Display additional information in modified pop window | Ref#1
Add the option of conditional orders | Ref#1
Add option to turn off display of number of units | Ref#1
Increase the size of the save profile feature | Ref#1
Add tick volumes | Ref#1
Add "profit lock-in" option that keeps orders opened while locking in profit till the condition is met | Ref#1
Add option to split open orders | Ref#1

Charting
Access to historical data and more time-frame options | Ref#1 | Ref#2 | Ref#3 | Ref#4 | Ref#5 | Ref#6 | Ref#7 | Ref#8 | Ref#9
Add point/figure charts | Ref#1
Add moving averages with vertical price offsets | Ref#1
Link charts of the same currency pairs | Ref#1 | Ref#2
Add mouse scroll functionality in charts | Ref#1
Add option to show prices for Fib and Pivot levels | Ref#1
Refresh Pivot charts daily | Ref#1
Allow index to be adjustable for MA | Ref#1
Add option to customize color for various charts | Ref#1 | Ref#2 | Ref#3 | Ref#4
Add Click/drag cursor/crosshair for pip range info | Ref#1
Add option to choose series to calculate the MA | Ref#1
Add spread information on the chart | Ref#1
Add options to change chart orders | Ref#1
Add more options to Fib retracement tool | Ref#1
LIVE - Remove the "draw trendline" display text when actions had occurred | Ref#1
Display message similar to "draw trendline" when hover over buy/sell | Ref#1
Open charts in same window | Ref#1
Add Donchian channel indicators | Ref#1
Add options to turn on/off indicators and change button colours | Ref#1

Communication
Add reasons/message box for unfilled/voided orders or orders executed at a different price | Ref#1
Add more options for sound alerts | Ref#1 | Ref#2
Add email notification when orders are executed | Ref#1

Others
Create a FXTrade Lite platform | Ref#1 | Ref#2

[ July 12, 2010, 10:32 AM: Message edited by: Kevin Cheng ]

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#2 Nov. 18, 2009 13:55:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

More currencies:

Russia
Indonesia
Peru
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Iceland
Israel
Romania
Korea
Malaysia
Philippines

and anything else not pegged...

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#3 Nov. 18, 2009 14:18:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

Suggestion: When you click on "Submit" in the order window just once with your mouse, it gets recognized as a click by FxTrade. No need to click 2 or 3 times or doubleclick! That would be such a cool feature since my finger is already hurting from clicking. Thank you Oanda!

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#4 Nov. 18, 2009 14:35:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

quote:
Originally posted by Kevin Cheng:
This is the official thread for you to tell us about the features, options and functionality that you like to see in future FXTrade platform updates.

If you would like us to add a new feature to the platform, just reply to this thread and tell us about the features, and from time to time we will update this first post with the "most wanted" list.

We do not guarantee that we will add all the suggested features, but our developers will definitely evaluate and consider each and every items in future updates.

Please be aware that the purpose of this thread is for you to tell us about the features you want and not for reporting bugs.

Please keep this thread concise and civil, and keep the off-topic chat to a minimum.

Thanks.

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Feature Suggestion List (Updated: 11.18.2009)
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More currency pairings

Aloha Kevin,

in no particular order:

1. Add NAV to transaction history
2. Orders that are voided or not filled, should present a popup window that indicates such. Be they limit, market, box or bounds type orders, a popup indicated they were not filled and a simple reason...rapid market, no liquidity, etc.
3. orders that are filled at a price other than written by the trader...same thing as above...simple popup, indicating reason why
4. add monthly, and yearly time/price resolution to chart period option
5. add bi-directional trading in the same account, same currency instrument..WITH one spread cost. Add net zero exposure "chart"...versus a price chart of prices.
6. eliminate/reduce "false" spikes by enhancing the oanda price filter from your bank feed providers. Additionally, respond more rapidly to erroneous spikes and restore accounts that meet the nfa rulings.
7. Increase stability of platform as a whole...esp during news. Consider releasing a FXtrade "LITE"..which is a barebones platform...no charts...only account information, currency pairs, and a order window.
8. Introduce real money trading contests for traders to compete with real funds for trading as a reward. (NOT demo contests, but real money contests) Monthly, six months, yearly...
9. Review and modify spread quotes that makes oanda a truly competitive and consistent market maker for "the little trader"..which is what the marketing suggests..but spread quotes tend to show otherwise...review weekend asian session in particular! Traders wants the tightest spreads popssible.
10. Request Oanda offocially state on its website that it either a STP dealer or market maker...meaning, which part of rules of the NFA apply to its operations. At this time, there are many guesses as to what kind of operations oanda is running with regard to recent nfa changes...and if it is possible that oanda has "changed"...traders want to know ...this is part of due diligence..and helps to understand what rules oanda conforms to. (Note: I am NOT suggesting that oanda is NOT a STP..but it is still unclear to me and others its particular regulatory status....the same question might be helpful to address wrt the several other "white" llable platforms listed in other non-us countries.
11. UPGRADE forum member rating system to allows for 6 stars, so I can give you one more! [Wink]


more to follow

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#5 Nov. 18, 2009 14:59:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

Daniel, the mouse click issue has been categorized as a bug related to Sun's JAVA.

Forexhaole, I've added some of the items in your list above, the rest of them are more of an enhancement to our overall communication, web content updates and/or features for other service like FXContest, and are out of the scope of this initiative. Having said that, we won't disregard those suggestions tho. Thanks.

[ November 18, 2009, 03:14 PM: Message edited by: Kevin Cheng ]

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#6 Nov. 18, 2009 15:14:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

Point and Figure charts, and moving averages with vertical price offsets (positive and negative) would be nice.

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#7 Nov. 18, 2009 16:21:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

Ability to have more transactions in activity tab, and on chart.
Default is 500. Ability to choose 1000 or 1500 would be nice.

Extra pairs:
GBP/AUD
GBP/NZD

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#8 Nov. 18, 2009 16:39:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

add bi-directional trading in the same account, same currency an with margin requirements only on net position. I would also appreciate to put priority on trading related requests. for the last few years the most of the improvements where related to charting but some people don't use charts and the enhancements requests will never stop - that is just my view.


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#9 Nov. 18, 2009 16:48:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

Option to get rid of everything to do with box options, it's always there staring at me and have tried them but will never use them again, perhaps make them a feature via user preferences, again the little tab entitled 'Boxes' won't stop staring at me, please make it go away. Of course it would also eliminate the 'Box resale value' in account summary which is also a waste of pixels!

1 click close via 'Trades' and 'Positions' windows

Trades that immediately go into profit

10000/1 leverage to be deployed on a limited basis to just for 10 trades a month for those times when one is feeling lucky, if the 10 trades aren't used in a month they roll over to the next month, not joking either

Free Oanda branded punch bags for all users for when platform crashes OR Oanda branded cigarettes to smoke during platform outages OR allow for trades to be liquidated (not initiated) and stops altered/initiated over the phone during a platform crash or failure of ones internet connection, better still eliminate crashes altogether FOREVER

More bars displayed, for example so we can see 2 or 3 years via daily charts and be able to double click on the chart and scroll back and forth in time like here / if you don't know what i am refering to double click on the chart in link and see how you can go left and right/forwards and backwards in time very quickly

News like at forexfactory with the different time zones and news results, haven't used oanda's PDF news thing for years

Also after signing in and platform appears/loads a voice says 'hello master, you are the greatest'

Thanx

[ November 18, 2009, 05:15 PM: Message edited by: Weejock poopong mc plop ]

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#10 Nov. 18, 2009 17:38:00

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** Official Platform Feature Suggestion Thread ***

quote:
Originally posted by Weejock poopong mc plop:
Option to get rid of everything to do with box options, it's always there staring at me and have tried them but will never use them again, perhaps make them a feature via user preferences, again the little tab entitled 'Boxes' won't stop staring at me, please make it go away. Of course it would also eliminate the 'Box resale value' in account summary which is also a waste of pixels!

1 click close via 'Trades' and 'Positions' windows

Trades that immediately go into profit

10000/1 leverage to be deployed on a limited basis to just for 10 trades a month for those times when one is feeling lucky, if the 10 trades aren't used in a month they roll over to the next month, not joking either

Free Oanda branded punch bags for all users for when platform crashes OR Oanda branded cigarettes to smoke during platform outages OR allow for trades to be liquidated (not initiated) and stops altered/initiated over the phone during a platform crash or failure of ones internet connection, better still eliminate crashes altogether FOREVER

More bars displayed, for example so we can see 2 or 3 years via daily charts and be able to double click on the chart and scroll back and forth in time like here / if you don't know what i am refering to double click on the chart in link and see how you can go left and right/forwards and backwards in time very quickly

News like at forexfactory with the different time zones and news results, haven't used oanda's PDF news thing for years

Also after signing in and platform appears/loads a voice says 'hello master, you are the greatest'

Thanx

More bars displayed, for example so we can see 2 or 3 years via daily charts and be able to double click on the chart and scroll back and forth in time like here / if you don't know what i am refering to double click on the chart in link and see how you can go left and right/forwards and backwards in time very quickly

yeah...except WITHOUT the invalid bytecode and security vulnerability located on the http object at this "example"!

Aloha
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that shrinks from inquiry." Thomas Paine

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