Position Manager


Position Manager
The Position Manager is the central hub for trading system information. In case several trading systems are active in one or more charts, all information about held positions and pending orders etc. is displayed. This way, you have a complete overview over your current trading system activities. Use the Position Manager for the following:
  • Keeping an overview of open positions
  • Keeping an overview of working orders
  • Keeping an overview of filled or canceled orders
  • Tracking the current position development
Tradesignal offers you a clearly arranged Position Manager that includes all important information. It is designed as an automatically updating table with a few categories.

Position Manager Setup

Open a Position Manager

In order to use the Position Manager, you have to do the following:
  1. Set up a chart.
  2. Set up a trading system with strategies (otherwise, no positions can be calculated).
  3. Open the Position Manager, for example by clicking on the button Position Manager in the toolbar. The new Position Manager group appears.
  4. Click the small plug symbol on the lower right of the chart to open the menu Strategy Automation Options. Choose the entry Position Manager Only.
Now the connection with the Position Manager is set up. You can find the current positions on the tab Positions.

The Position Manager collects all information from its start to its closure. No data is saved within the workspace. Therefore, when you close the workspace that includes the Position Manager, the next time you open the workspace the Position Manager starts by collecting new information.

You can set up one Position Manager for each workspace.

Position Manager Buttons in the Property Inspector

Monitor All Workspaces - Usually, the Position Manager only collects information for the trading system of the currently active workspace. Click this button to collect information for all workspaces.

Show Flat Positions - Select this if positions that went to zero should also be displayed.

Font Size - Select the size of font to use in the position manager.

The Position Manager Categories


Order Tracker

Positions

Working Orders

Order Tracker

In this category you can find a list of all generated orders. It lists information on the time and date of the purchase, the entry price, the profit/loss and the strategy that caused the order. In the Order Tracker you can follow all trading system activities in the workspace.

Positions

In this category you can find all currently held positions. It lists information on time and date of the purchase, the entry price, current price and profit/loss, the strategy that caused the order, and the broker, in case it was bought via Automatic Order Routing. The minimum size of each position is defined by the Default Quantity parameters in the Money Management of the chart.

Working Orders

In this category you can find all pending orders, for example orders with a limited validity that should be filled in at a certain time or for a certain price

Filled Orders

In this category you can find all orders that were filled, together with information on the time, price, quantity, the strategy that caused the order to be submitted, and the broker.

Cancelled Orders

In this category you can find all orders that were cancelled before being filled. This may include Stop Orders or other order types that were cancelled by the trading system prematurely.

Column Summaries

The Positions category supports column summaries. Right-clicking on the shaded bar at the bottom of the positions tab window will display a context menu for a specific column. This menu presents various predefined summary values that may be shown for that column (if applicable). The various summaries are
  • Sum
  • Minimum Value
  • Maximum Value
  • Row Count
  • Average Value (Mean)
Multiple summaries may be displayed for a single column.

Conditional Row Coloring

All categories support conditional row coloring and styling. Select the category to configure and the select Home > Table > Columns > Conditional Formatting on the Toolbar to display the conditional formatting dialog.
  1. Click the Add new condition... link to add a new condition and name the rule.
  2. In the condition field on the right, type the condition or use the ... button to start the condition editor.
  3. Select fore and background colors and optional font changes to use if the condition is met.
  4. Add more conditions if desired
  5. Select OK to apply the formatting.
Conditions may be removed by clicking the x next to the conditions name in the conditional formatting dialog.

Please note: Conditional formatting will be saved with a style template for a position manager.

Filtering Results

There are multiple ways to filter the results displayed a category in the position manager
  • Quick filtering by clicking on Home > Find > Find on the Toolbar, and typing a keyword, matching items will be highlighted, not matching rows will be hidden.
  • Show the Filter Editor by clicking on ''Home > Table > Filter > Edit Filter. The filter builder allows a filter to be visually constructed using various Boolean operations and interactive components arranged in a tree structure. All following commands will also be visible in the Filter Editor if shown.
  • Show the Auto Filter Row by clicking on Home > Table > Filter > Show Auto Filter Row on the toolbar. Only rows containing matching text entered in the filter row at the top of the column will be displayed.
  • Clicking the filter icon when hovering the mouse over a column title displays a list of possible filters for the selected column.
If any filtering method other than Quick Filtering is active, a row will be displayed at the bottom of the Position Manager pane showing the active filter conditions. This row has the following options.
  • A check box to temporarily disable/enable the filter.
  • An x button to permanently remove the filter.
  • A button labelled Edit Filter that will show the Filter Editor dialog.

Adding, Removing and Reordering Columns

Columns may be freely resized or repositioned via drag and drop. To add or remove columns, select Home > Table > Columns > Add/Remove Columns on the Toolbar, and drag and drop columns to and from the displayed dialog as desired.

Exporting Position Manager Data

The table contents of the Position Manager can be copied to other programs. For more information, see the chapter Copying Documents via the Windows Clipboard.

Example for Setting up the Position Manager

With the following parameters you can follow a security with a MACD Crossover System intraday.

Chart:
  • Select a security with a high turnover, e.g. "Apple Inc" (AAPL NAS)
  • Set Period to hourly
Strategy:
  • MACD Crossover with Bearish on Shortentry
  1. In the Insert group in the toolbar, click on Positions.
  2. Click on the small plug symbol on the lower right and choose the option Position Manager Only.
  3. Click on the tab Position in the Position Manager to see the currently open positions.