Set up a workspace
One of our ambitious goals in the development of TradersYard X is to provide you, the trader, with an ergonomic workspace.
Another top priority of ours is also to enable users to trade professionally with a variety of instruments using as little space as possible. In order to fulfill these objectives, TradersYard X displays as much information as possible in as little space as necessary, making this information available with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Example of a workspace with only one monitor:
We have abandoned the concept of floating windows, which can be easily lost and misplaced within the taskbar.
Our solution to this is the docking tab technology. This technology offers various functionalities such as organization and grouping of lists, charts, and tools within a tab and the ability to position these "information containers" flexibly within the workspace using drag & drop.
TradersYard X loads historical prices for active instruments from the data feed provider's server. Sometimes the system may need some time to proceed. If this is the case, you can check the progress of the data download at the bottom right of your screen. The progress bar indicates the current state and quantity of bars requested. Please note that as long as this bar remains yellow, you may see only empty charts.
Historical data are necessary when using the following tools:
This problem may in fact occur with most data feeds.
The Interactive Brokers data feed may cause significant problems. IB only permits 60 historical queries within 10 minutes. This means that if you have a List Chart Group with 20 instruments and 3-time frames per instrument, the amount of queries is already exhausted. If you then change the time frame of a chart after the limit has been reached, the chart remains empty since Interactive Brokers will no longer deliver historical data.
Barchart offers historical packages with 100, 200, and 500 requests – but a package of 100 queries is also quickly exhausted.
TeleTrader offers packages of 500, 750, and 1000 simultaneous historical requests. This will allow you to open a wide array of instruments with different time frames simultaneously.
It should be noted that every data feed has its own limitations. Once you have exceeded the maximum number of history requests with IB you must wait 10 minutes to load new histories. Barchart, on the other hand, may require up to one hour to load new historical prices.
On the bottom of the TradersYard X main workspace, you can see the status indicators.
They are displaying System, Internet traffic (ping), Cpu usage, TradersYard connection, and DataFeed (Broker) connection status.
Colors of indicators :
- Green: System and connection are good
- Yellow: There are some problems with the system and connection (ping is higher than usual), loading of charts takes longer. Please check if there are any error messages in the log and try to fix the issue.
- Red: Serious problems with system and connections (ping is very high). Please check if there are any error messages in the log and try to fix them.
Aside from using the MAIN - MENU, TOOLS - MENU, CREATE YOUR OWN TRADING STRATEGY and FLATTEN menus, the basic and most important functionalities of TradersYard X can be accessed with the space-friendly application toolbar.
On the top left of the main window, the user may find the search toolbar. It allows you to search for information through Online Help in a quick way. Just type the exact term, as used in the software, and click the search button.
The application toolbar can be shifted to all four edges of your display or unpinned from the edges completely and moved to wherever needed:
An important tip regarding an unpinned menu bar: when TradersYard X is restarted the bar will appear in the place where your cursor is currently located.
Select the Add/Remove Commands menu item to choose which symbols are displayed in the application toolbar. If the menu bar is compressed due to a reduction in window size, you can display the obscured symbols by clicking the Hidden Commands button.
The Customize button is currently not activated.