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V4 Build 04 (Auguest 18, 2018) - Released

  • Upgraded TWS API to version 9.73.
  • Built with Java 8 Update 181.

V4 Build 03 (June 16, 2018) - Released

  • Built with Java 8 Update 171.

V4 Build 02 (January 3, 2017) - Released

  • Built with Java 8 Update 112.
  • Upgraded TWS API to version 9.72.

V4 Build 01 (July 25, 2016) - Released

  • Added Price Scale 1/000000.

V4 Build 00 (February 21, 2016) - Released

  • Fixed code to handle instruments whose Multiplier is not integer.

V3 Build 99 (November 1, 2015) - Released

  • Fixed a problem when saving Commodity instrument.
  • Performance improvement related to charting.

V3 Build 98 (March 9, 2015) - Released

  • Built with Java 8 Update 40.
  • Resolved issues related to CFD trading.
  • Provide an option to move either selected order or the closest order by one click in DOM's price column.
  • Fixed the problem that modification of open execution's commission could not be saved.

V3 Build 97 (May 26, 2014) - Released

  • Fixed a problem related to customizing layouts of main window tab pages.
  • Add new currecies for Interactive Brokers: CHN, CZK, DKK, HUF, ILS, MXN, RUB.

V3 Build 96 (May 3, 2014) - Released

  • Fixed the problem that canceled order could not be re-transmitted.
  • Fixed the occasional delay in displaying market depth data in DOM window.
  • Fixed that the bug that mouse shortcut was unnecessarily required when defining keyboard shortcut.
  • Restore the View->Executions ... .

V3 Build 95 (March 16, 2014) - Released

  • Provides a keyboard shortcut to center bid/ask price in DOM window. To configure keyboard shortcuts, in ZLT main window, click Configure->Shortcuts.

V3 Build 94 (December 11, 2013) - Released

  • Built with Java 7 Update 45.
  • Upgrade IB TWS API to 9.69.

V3 Build 93 (October 22, 2013) - Released

  • Implemented the feature to save and restore market data in ZLT Charts. This feature enables the user to  review charts and executions when not connected to broker (data provider). For performance reason, the market data is saved only when the user exits ZLT or selects File->Save in ZLT Charts or main window.

    To show executions on charts, just right click in a chart window and check the Show Executions checkbox.

V3 Build 92 (September 4, 2013) - Released

  • Changes related to instrument sessions. The OutOfInstrumentSession message is removed. All market data, including those do not happen in the defined sessions, are shown in ZLT Charts.

V3 Build 91 (August 13, 2013) - Released

  • Improvement on how to select an order to move with single click in the Price column of a DOM window.  A demo video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K34XK1HgYBQ.

    The steps are:
    1. Left click on an order cell in either Buy or Sell column to select the orders represented by the cell. The selected order cell will be indicated by
    red boundary.
    2. Notice the Buy or Sell column name will have '*' to indicate there is a selected order cell in that column.
    3. Click in a cell in the Price column to move the orders of the selected cell.
    4. To deselect an order cell, just click in any empty cell in Buy or Sell column.

V3 Build 90 (July 11, 2013) - Released

  • Built with Java 7 Update 25.
  • Removed the menu item View->Executions. The executions can be viewed in View->Portfolios.
  • Fixed a bug in adjusting profit target order.
  • Provided the ability to add and show Volume column in ZLT main grid.
  • Performance improvements.

V3 Build 89 (June 5, 2013) - Released

  • Built with Java 7 Update 21.
  • Add the exchange TSEJ (Tokyo Stock Exchange).
  • Provides the ability to customize colors in ZLT Charts.

    Click Tools->Preferences to customize colors in workspace and chart windows, such as the background color of the workspace and chart windows, the color of price bars and etc.

    To customize colors of technical studies, right click in chart window and select Edit Technical Studies ....

V3 Build 88 (May 8, 2013) - Released

  • Built with Java 7 Update 17.
  • Fixed a problem related to trailing stop.
  • Provides the ability to draw trend lines in ZLT Charts.

V3 Build 87 (March 25, 2013) - Released

  • Utilize the execution commission information provided by IB TWS API 9.68 in calculating net P/L.
  • Fixed the problem that redundant strategies were created automatically for IB CFD instrument.
  • Fixed the problem that HOD (High of Day) and LOD were missing in DOM window.

V3 Build 86 (March 16, 2013) - Released

  • Built with Java 6 Update 43
  • Provide the ability to create and trade IB CFD instruments.
  • Implemented the new features to draw cross hair and show tool tip in chart window. They can be turned on or off in the View menu of ZLT Chart mainframe.

V3 Build 85 (March 2, 2013) - Released

  • Built with Java 6 Update 41.
  • Minor improvements.

V3 Build 84 (December 29, 2012) - Released

  • In DOM window, the user can choose to display P/L and Risk in points or in price. These settings are now saved and restored when the DOM window is reopened.
  • When restoring DOM window at startup, the application used to print out an error message if there is no market data. Then the user has to manually open the DOM later. In this build, the application will automatically restore the DOM again once the market data become available.

V3 Build 83 (December 8, 2012) - Released

  • Provides the ability to permanently enforce discipline rules. In ZTL main window, click Configure -> Preferences... -> Application tab. The Enforcing discipline rules option has the 'permanently' checkbox. Once the 'permanently' checkbox is checked and confirmed, the Enforcing discipline rules option can not be unchecked.
  • Fixed the problem that Single Account allocation selection in data row was not restored after the application was closed and reopened.
  • Makes it easy to change allocation. The allocation can now be selected in context menu when right clicking on a data row or in a DOM table.

V3 Build 82 (November 17, 2012) - Released

  • The ZLT order types, such as ZSTP, ZSTPLMT, can now be triggered only in regular trading hours (RTH). This requires two steps:
  • First, define RTH sessions for the instrument. Click Configure->Components ... -> <BrokerName> ->Instruments ...
  • Second, after creating an order, right click on the order and select Edit to check the checkbox RTH Only.
  • Changed the logging mechanism. ZLT now writes to only one log file, ...\user\log\zlt.log
  • Performance improvement at the application startup.

V3 Build 81 (September 18, 2012) - Released

  • Supports the new IB instrument type CMDTY
  • Improved the time and sales printouts in the Time and Sales windows.
  • In ZLT main window, mid prices are shown in Last Price fields of CASH and CMDTY insturments.

V3 Build 80 (June 13, 2012) - Released

  • ZLT now works with IB TWS with linked accounts. If you have multiple accounts linked into one TWS, you can manage trades in those accounts in ZLT. It is the same way ZLT manages trades in Friends and Family accounts or accounts in multiple TWS'.

V3 Build 79 (April 7, 2012) - Released

  • Internal database engine upgrade.
  • Minor fixes and improvements

V3 Build 78 (February 19, 2012) - Released

  • Upgrade TWS API to V9.66
  • Minor fixes and improvements

V3 Build 77 (October 26, 2011) - Released

  • Cancel and remove all the orders when a position is reversed.
  • Reimplemented the feature to automatically connect to TWS after TWS is restarted.
  • Bug fixes.

V3 Build 76 (October 4, 2011) - Released

  • Internal database engine upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue related to sending stop order with entry order.

V3 Build 75 (September 25, 2011) - Released

  • Implemented the feature request to be able to keep the charts window always on top.
  • Fixed the problem that the position was not restored with IB TWS over ZLT sessions.

V3 Build 74 (September 19, 2011) - Released

  • Implemented the feature request to be able to modify positon size directly in DOM. Now the positon can be modified by scrolling mouse wheel while the cursor is over the Size cell in DOM.
  • Improvements and bug fixes related to the sim broker.

V3 Build 73 (April 10, 2011) - Released

  • Fixed a problem related to reverse position.
  • Fixed the start up problem in V3.71

V3 Build 72 (March 9, 2011) - Released

  • Provide range bar chart in ZLT Charts. To create a range bar chart, in the Chart Settings dialog under the Bar Period, selet Range Bar and define the number of ticks per bar.
    Here is an article on range bar chart by woodie: Time Is Relative With Range Bars
  • Bug fixes.

V3 Build 71 (September 6, 2010) - Released

  • Added the 'Local Symbol' property to IB instruments
  • Minor charting related improvements

V3 Build 70 (August 24, 2010) - Released

  • ZLT is now available on 64-bit Windows. Tested and built on 64-bit Windows Vista.
  • Support Java 6 Update 21
  • Minor charting related improvements

V3 Build 69 (April 18, 2010) - Released

  • Support Java 6 Update 20
  • Upgrade IB TWS API to 9.62

V3 Build 68 (January 25, 2010) - Released

  • Expose 'Price Tick' as an editable property of executions.

V3 Build 67 (December 30, 2009) - Released

  • Provide the ability to add and remove technical studies in charts See documentation for details.

V3 Build 66 (November 30, 2009) - Released

  • Performance improvements on DOM and charts.
  • Provides the ability to show executions on charts. Right click on a chart window and check the Show Executions menu item.
  • Simplified the portfolio UI (View->Portfolio)

V3 Build 65 (November 8, 2009) - Released

  • Support Java 6 Update 17.

V3 Build 64 (September 17, 2009) - Released

  • Now the user can connect to IB and TD Ameritrade at the same time.

V3 Build 63 (September 7, 2009) - Released

  • License related changes. The Pro license includes all the features. And all the current licenses are Pro licenses. In the future, we may create a standard license which excludes advanced features, such a multi-brokers, financial advisor accounts.

V3 Build 62a (August 23, 2009) - Released

  • Support Java 6 Update 16
  • MACD is provided in the charting
  • Fixed the problem related to displaying customized number of bid/ask levels in DOM.

V3 Build 61 (August 9, 2009) - Released

  • Support Java 6 Update 15.

V3 Build 60 (July 26, 2009) - Released

  • Improvements on charting
    • ZLT is now available on 64-bit Windows. Tested and built on 64-bit Windows Vista.
    • Support Java 6 Update 21.
    • Provide the ability to add the ZLT icon to the doc on Mac.

    V3 Build 58 (June 08, 2009) - Released

    • The colors in the Side cell in the DOM window is now customizable. Click

      • Expose 'Price Tick' as an editable property of executions.

      V3 Build 67 (December 30, 2009) - ReleasedATS contracts.

    V3 Build 57 (May 03, 2009) - Released

    • Improvements related to retrieving and handling IB's historical data.

    V3 Build 56a (April 26, 2009) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the time stamps of the Time and Sales entries were not sometimes not correct.

    V3 Build 56 (April 21, 2009) - Released

    • Added the exchange NYSELIFFE.

    V3 Build 55d (April 19, 2009) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the position was not updated properly when trading with multiple accounts and the stop loss and target orders were all turned off.

    V3 Build 55 (April 12, 2009) - Released

    V3 Build 53 (April 2, 2009) - Released

    • Fixed an allocation profile related issue when trading with multiple accounts or multiple TWS'.
    • Provide the Break Order feature to PATS orders.

    V3 Build 52 (March 28, 2009) - Released

    • Support Java 6 Update 13.

    V3 Build 51 (March 22, 2009) - Released

    • Fixed a stock trading related issue;
    • The hardware id file now includes the computer name in the file name; so does the .license file. So it is easy to know which license file goes to which computer.

    V3 Build 50 (March 16, 2009) - Released

    V3 Build 49 (March 12, 2009) - Released

    • Changes related to the new .license file. To install the license, just save the .license file to the folder C:\ZLT\license.

    V3 Build 48 (February 11, 2009) - Released

    • Support Java 6 Update 12.

    V3 Build 45 (February 6, 2009) - Released

    • Another fix related to enforcing discipline rules.

    V3 Build 44 (February 5, 2009) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to enforcing discipline rules.

    V3 Build 43 (February 2, 2009) - Released

    • Changes related to OCA string.

    V3 Build 39 (January 26, 2009) - Released

    • Provide the Search tab to display executions in a day, a week, a month, a year or all. To access the Search tab, click View->Portfolio->[Broker Name] -> [Account Number] -> Executions.

    V3 Build 36 (January 21, 2009) - Released

    V3 Build 32 (December 30, 2008) - Released

    • Changes related to the Automatic Trading's Multi Files port. Now, in case there are multiple files to be executed, it will sort the files into ascending order based on the file names. Then it executes the files accordingly. This feature is discussed at http://www.zerolinetrader.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=656.

    V3 Build 31 (December 27, 2008) - Released

    • Changes related to TD Ameritrade API.

    V3 Build 30 (December 22, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the aux price was not shown for STP order in the ZLT main window;
    • Changes related to PATS API.

    V3 Build 29 (December 16, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed a problem on ZSTP order type when it was used with Financial Advisor (FA)  TWS.

    V3 Build 28 (December 12, 2008) - Released

    • The strategies are now broker specific. It means when you define a strategy for an IB instrument, you won't see the order types from other brokers.
    • For IB, the strategies are grouped by the instrument types; for PATS brokers, the strategies are grouped by the exchanges.
    • Fixed a problem related to ZLT order types, such as ZSTP.
    • Handle the situation that sometimes the execution price from IB is not exactly on tick price.

    V3 Build 27 (December 6, 2008) - Released

    V3 Build 26 (November 20, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to break even hotkey (shortcut key).

    V3 Build 25b (November 16, 2008) - Released

    • Support Java 1.6 Update 10 (1.6.0_10-b33). (Please uninstall any beta version of Java 6 Update 10; then download and install the officially released version.)
    • Fixed the problem that the ZSTP order was not triggered in certain situation.
    • Always use the commission value defined in the instruments tables in calculating the P/L.

    V3 Build 24g (November 5, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the strategies could not be deleted.
    • Fixed the problem that the future options could not be added as instruments.

    V3 Build 23 (September 28, 2008) - Released

    • Added the Mid Point as one of the stop order trigger methods.

    V3 Build 22b - Released

    • Create default strategies when they are missing.

    V3 Build 22a (September 21, 2008) - Released

    • Provides the ability to install the license key file in ZLT. In the ZLT main window, click Tools->Install License....
    • The Enforce Discipline Rules (Configure->Preferences->Application) can not be turned off while there are open positions.
    • The Enforce Discipline Rules setting should be effective when the order is modified in the Edit Order dialog.
    • Fixed the mouse scrolling problem while the curser was in the Buy column.

    V3 Build 21a  (September 11, 2008) - Released

    V3 Build 21  (September 6, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed the problem related to DOM flickering in V3.20 and V3.20a.
    • Fixed the problem related to opening Strategies Manager in V3.20a.

    V3 Build 20a  (September 4, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to auto center in DOM.

    V3 Build 20  (September 2, 2008) - Released

    • Fixed a DOM display update issue introduced in V3.19i.
    • For PATS connections, added the ability to see the orders and fills on the PATS server. In ZLT main window, click View->Portfolio, and click on the PATS connection node, such as 'Patsystems(DEMO)'.

    V3 Build 19i  (August 24, 2008) - Released

    • Display the 'Multiplier' parameters in the executions table. The 'Multiplier' parameter can be modified to see how it affects the execution's P/L. To view executions, in the ZLT main window, click View->Portfolio ....
    • Beta release of the integration with PATSystems. See doc here.

    V3 Build 17 (May 19, 2008) - Released

    • Support Java 6 Update 6.

    V3 Build 16 (April 2, 2008) - Released

    • Bug fixes and changes to improve the reliability.

    V3 Build 15 (March 23, 2008) - Released

    • Provides the new instrument type Future Options (also called Options on Futures) for trading with Interactive Brokers.

    V3 Build 14 (March 16, 2008) - Released

    V3 Build 12 (March 5, 2008) - Released

    V3 Build 11e (February 28, 2008) - Released

    V3 Build 10 (February 14, 2008) - Released

    Fixed the problem related to MultiPort automated trading interface. ( http://www.zerolinetrader.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=382 )

    V3 Build 09 (February 9, 2008) - Released

    Fixed the minor problems.

    V3 Build 08 (February 7, 2008) - Released

    Note: From this version, the default install folder is C:\ZLT. If you want to upgrade the ZLT installed in another folder, you can specify it as destination folder during the installation process.

    V3 Build 07 (January 27, 2008) - Beta

    Fixed the following issue reported in the forum:

    This build is released as beta because it has changes for the coming new features. So please double check before trading live.

    V3 Build 06 (November 15, 2007) - Released

    • Fixes related to automated trading.

    V3 Build 05a (November 6, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed the ZSTP order quantity increase problem when clicking in the Bid column in DOM.

    V3 Build 05 (November 5, 2007) - Released

    Fixed the following issues reported in the forum:

    V3 Build 04 (October 28, 2007) - Released

    V3 Build 03 (October 25, 2007) - Released

    V3 Build 02 (October 21, 2007) - Released

    V3 Build 01 (October 14, 2007) - Released

    • Support Java 1.6.0 Update 3.

    V3 Build 00 (September 30, 2007) - Released

    • The Break Even and Break Even+ action buttons and shortcuts now move all the target orders to BE or BE+ if the position is in loss; they still move the stop loss orders to BE or BE+ if the position is in profit.

    V2 Build 99X (September 18, 2007) - Released

    • Provided the fix to address the missing/incomplete execution information from the broker. The problem is fixed for users who connect ZLT to multiple TWS.

    V2 Build 99U (September 17, 2007) - Released

    • Provided the fix to address the missing/incomplete execution information from the broker.
    • In View->Portfolio, only load executions within one week. We will provide ways to load executions in one month, one year or a customized range later.

    V2 Build 99T (August 22, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem when exporting the executions in the sim accounts.

    V2 Build 99S (August 16, 2007) - Released

    • Implemented the Export in View->Portfolio .... Just right click in an executions table and select Export in the popup menu.

    V2 Build 99R (August 12, 2007) - Released

    • Improved database loading speed.

    V2 Build 99Q (August 10, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed issues related to adding new stock instruments.
    • Now you can just type a stock symbol in the Instrument cell in the ZLT main window to start trading the stock. See doc.

    V2 Build 99P (August 4, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to the Send Stop with Entry Order option when the entry order is of the type ZSTPLMT.

    V2 Build 99N (July 31, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to ZSTP order type.

    V2 Build 99M (July 29, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to the triggering of ZSTP order.
    • Added more exchanges and currencies in Configure->Components.

    V2 Build 99L (July 26, 2007) - Released

    V2 Build 99k (July 24, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed the order quantity display problem when the order was partially filled.

    V2 Build 99j (July 22, 2007) - Released

    V2 Build 99e (July 15, 2007) - Released

    Note: Please verify the allocation profile in the Allocation column before transmitting orders. ZLT now offers the ability to trade live and sim at the same time. But please pay attention to the allocation profile. See doc at http://www.zerolinetrader.com/doc/AllocationProfile

    V2 Build 99d (July 8, 2007) - Released

    • The Sim mode switch in ZLT Live is removed. To do simulation/paper trading, just select an allocation profile that allocates to sim account(s).
    • Not only you don't need to switch between sim and live modes, you can also trade live and sim at the same time. Just create two data rows for the same instrument; then use a live account allocation profile for one data row and a sim account allocation profile for the other data row.
    • All the executions (not just one day) are saved. In the ZLT main window, click View->Portfolio.

    V2 Build 99c (June 6, 2007) - Released

    • Added the exchange NYBOT.
    • Added the price scale "1/32 and 1/4 of 32nd" and ZT on ECBOT uses this price scale.

    V2 Build 99b (May 26, 2007) - Released

    V2 Build 99a (May 6, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to automated trading.

    V2 Build 99 (April 23, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem when adding a stock instrument in Configure->Components->Instruments->Stocks.
    • Perform database related upgrade and backup.

    V2 Build 98 (April 11, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to DOM for stocks.
    • Performance improvements.

    V2 Build 97 (April 8, 2007) - Released

    • Retrieve more historical daily data.
    • Implemented the trail feature as requested at http://www.zerolinetrader.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=246. Usage:
      (a) In DOM, right click on an order cell and select Edit Order. In the Edit Order dialog's Trail tab, turn on the trail flag and define the trail offset.
      (b) In ZLT main window, right click on an order row and select Edit Order.

    V2 Build 96 (March 28, 2007) - Released

    • Support Java 6 Update 1.

    V2 Build 95 (March 25, 2007) - Released

    V2 Build 94 (March 12, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to Z orders, such as ZSTPLMT.
    • Fixed a problem related to error message boxes.

    V2 Build 93 (March 4, 2007) - Released

    V2 Build 92 (February 12, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed an order type related bug in ZLT main window.
    • Provides proper sessions data for futures instruments on HKFE. In ZLT main window, click Configure->Components->Instruments, select an instrument and show its Sessions tab. Then right click on the sessions table and select Load default sessions.

    V2 Build 91 (February 4, 2007) - Released

    • Provided the ability to open Action Panel for each data row. Just right click on a data row and select Action Panel.
    • Executions in simulation mode are not listed in separate tabs in the Executions report.
    • Added LIT and MIT as target order types.

    V2 Build 90 (January 29, 2007) - Released

    • Added a new preference Configure->Preferences ...->UI->Auto Resize Console Table Columns. When this preference is turned off, the column width in the ZLT console/main window will not be auto resized to fit. Instead, a horizontal scroll bar will show up if there is not enough space.
    • SimTrader related improvements.
    • Performance related improvements.

    V2 Build 89 (January 22, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the order was not removed properly after being filled.

    V2 Build 88a (January 21, 2007) - Released

    • IB TWS sends corrupt data now and then. This build handles them properly.

    V2 Build 87 (January 17, 2007) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the real time status were not updated properly in the instruments tables.
    • Performance related improvements.

    V2 Build 86 (January 7, 2007) - Released

    V2 Build 85 (January 1, 2007) - Released - Happy New Year!

    V2 Build 84 (December 29, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the DOM was sometimes not restored when restarting ZLT.

    V2 Build 83a (December 27, 2006) - Released

    • Implemented the ability to show the entry price and orders in the charts. Right click on a chart window and check the Show Positions checkbox.

    V2 Build 82 (December 25, 2006) - Released

    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. Please upgrade.

    V2 Build 81 (December 21, 2006) - Released

    • Reliability improvements, such as handling certain exception properly.

    V2 Build 80 (December 20, 2006) - Released

    • Added the Order Size Inc into the instrument property.
    • Fixed a problem that prevented the DOM to be opened properly.

    V2 Build 79a (December 19, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that it was difficult to adjust the split panel sizes in the DOM.

    V2 Build 78 (December 12, 2006) - Released

    • Java 6 is released. This build supports only Java 6.
    • Please download and install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 before install or upgrade.
    • Reset the connection when an instrument's expiry is changed.
    • Fixed a stop loss order size mismatch problem.

    V2 Build 77a (December 10, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the ZSTPLMT order update problem in DOM.

    V2 Build 76 (December 2, 2006) - Released

    • Provide the option to define the number of reverse on target or reverse on stop. See Auto Reverse in doc.

    V2 Build 75 (November 30, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to allocation profile.

    V2 Build 74 (November 29, 2006) - Released

    • Provide the option to turn on or off the MAE/MFE marks in DOM. Just right click in DOM table and check or uncheck the check box "Mark MAE/MFE."

    V2 Build 73 (November 28, 2006) - Released

    • Add the 1/4 price scale.

    V2 Build 72 (November 26, 2006) - Released

    • Mark MFE and MAE prices on the DOM.
    • Fixed the problem that partial filled order could not be modified.
    • Fixed the problem that order quantity display in DOM was not updated if the order was modified in the Edit Order dialog.

    V2 Build 71 (November 20, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the connection can not be deleted.
    • Implemented a timer to cancel the attempt to connect to TWS if it takes too long.
    • Internal performance improvement.

    V2 Build 70 (November 15, 2006) - Released

    V2 Build 69 (November 12, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the a problem related to the instruments' auto connect.
    • When the position size is zero, the action button generates an order with default order size. Otherwise, the order size is either the scale in or scale out order size. The default, scale in and scale out order sizes are defined in the strategy.

    V2 Build 68 (November 8, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the flickering problem when large position is reversed in DOM.
    • Fixed the problem that the DOM table's grid line color is not saved or restored properly.

    V2 Build 67b (November 2, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the flickering problem when trading large number of contracts.
    • Fixed a problem related to an instrument's multiplier.

    V2 Build 66d (October 24, 2006) - Released

    • This is the first build that we utilize database as our persistence technology. After install or upgrade, you may notice that the Data menu in the ZLT main window is gone. It is replaced by Configure->Markets.

    V2 Build 65 (October 3, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the order cell in DOM is not updated properly when the order is partially filled.
    • Support JRE 5.0 Update 9. Click here for instructions to install or upgrade.

    V2 Build 64b (September 24, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the DOM is not properly restored after IB TWS disconnection events.

    V2 Build 63 (September 4, 2006) - Released

    • Fixed the problem that the customized Ask foreground color in DOM is not saved/restored propertly.
    • Show order id in the Row Name column for the order row.

    V2 Build 62 (August 19, 2006) - Released

    • Provided Always on Top option on the Action Panel.
    • Provided options to play sounds for following events: Connection Lost, Reconnected, New High and New Low. Just click Configure->Sounds in ZLT main window.
    • Support JRE 5.0 Update 8. Click here for instructions to install or upgrade.

    V2 Build 61 (August 7, 2006) - Released

    • Provided an easier way to select a strategy either from the main grid or the DOM. Try right click on the DOM table and select Select Strategy.
    • Fixed the bug that the auto center doesn't work when there is only one level of market depth in DOM.

    V2 Build 60 (July 30, 2006) - Released

    • Provided the ability to draw trend line in ZeroLine Charts.
    • Provided the price axis in ZeroLine Charts.
    • Provided the option to turn off the tooltips in DOM: Configure->Preferences->DOM.
    • Provided the ability to copy and paste strategies in the Strategy Manager.
    • Removed the 'ZeroLine Chart' in the chart window title bar.
    • Fixed the Accounts dialog opened outside the screen problem.
    • Fixed a problem related to the instrument sessions.

    V2 Build 59 (May 26, 2006) - Released

    V2 Build 58 (May 24, 2006) - Released

    • ZLT will try to reconnect to TWS after TWS's daily reset during 9:00pm to 10:00pm PST.

    V2 Build 57a (May 21, 2006) - Released

    • Provides the ability to customize the color of the lowest ask and the highest bid prices for currency instruments. In ZLT main window, click Configure->DOM.
    • Provides the ability to print executions. In Executions window, select File->Print ....
    • Fixed a bug related to BE stop when trading currencies.
    • TWS connection related fix and improvement.
    • Fixed sound related problem.

    V2 Build 56 (April 8, 2006) - Released

    • Edit Order dialog: right click on an order row in ZLT main window or on an order cell
      in DOM and then select
      Edit Order. Now for ratio/size stop orders, each order can have
      its own ratio or size values. In the past, the ratio/size order gets its ratio or size value from
      the strategy.
    • Ability to set an order as stop or target in DOM. Just right click on the order cell of the order.
    • Fixed the Trade Parameters pane position problem in DOM.
    • Fixed a data row id related bug.
    V2 Build 55g (March 10, 2006) - Released
    • Fixed problems reported in previous V2.55 beta releases.
    V2 Build 55e (March 7, 2006) - Beta
    • Fixed problems reported in V2.55b beta.
    • ZeroLine Chart: Right click on a chart panel and select Insert Technical Study .... It will insert a 14 period CCI. The indicator is still work in process. But fell free to email support@zerolinetrader.com on how you like the CCI indicator be colored.
    V2 Build 55b (February 27, 2006) - Beta
    V2 Build 54 (February 16, 2006) - Released
    • Added order types: MIT (Market if touched) and LIT (Limit if touched).
    • Minor bug fixes related to Executions table.
    V2 Build 53b (February 15, 2006) - Released
    • Provided an easy way to switch strategies: Right click on a DOM table or a data row, select Recent Strategies ...
    • Fixed a bug related to shortcuts.
    • Fixed a bug in calculating P/L when a stop order is used to reverse the position.
    V2 Build 52 (February 1, 2006) - Released
    • Fixed Issue 0000052: Quantity column in Executions table gets a pull down menu.
    • Better handling of the Internet disconnection and the disconnection between TWS and its IB server.
    • Changes for performance improvement.
    V2 Build 51 (January 29, 2006) - Released
    • Provided the capability to define break even and break even+ stops as a percentage of the entry price.
    • Provided the capability to specify the background colors for in profit and in loss cells in DOM. Configure->DOM...->Price.
    • SimTrader will fill the lmt order properly when the limit price is between bid and ask.
    V2 Build 50 (January 22, 2006) - Released
    • Today IB's quotes for EUR/USD currency on IDEALPRO is in half pip as it used to be. Please change its Price Scale to "1/100000" and the Minimum Price Fluctuation(Tick) to 0.00005. 
    • Fixed the problem from paper TWS when only one level of market depth data is requested.
    • ZeroLine Chart offers Tick chart.
    V2 Build 49, 49a, 49b, 49c(January 18, 2006) - Released
    • Tested with paper TWS.
    • Fixed a problem related to licensing.
    • Fixed the problem that stplmt for stop loss is not updated properly.
    V2 Build 48 (January 16, 2006) - Released
    • Provided the ability to define stop loss offset as a percentage of the entry price.
    • Fixed the bug that the allocation profile can not be modified even all its order rows and sub data rows are deleted.
    V2 Build 47 (January 11, 2006) - Released
    • Add the "Sync Scale In/Scale Out" check box in the Trade Parameters Panel in DOM and the Parameters tab in Strategy dialog. When this check box is checked, if you modify the new position size, the scale in and scale out sizes will be set to the same number.
    • Fixed the offset problem when RATIO_LMT is converted to LMT order.
    V2 Build 46 (January 9, 2006) - Released
    • Minor fixes.
    V2 Build 45-45a (January 8, 2006) - Released
    • Update DOM title after a new strategy is selected.
    • Fixed a bug when the Price column in DOM is dragged.
    • The way to modify order size in DOM is changed to scrolling mouse wheel while the right mouse button is pressed.
    • Fixed issue 0000037: Editing or deleting an instrument after alphanumerical sorting selects the wrong instrument.
    • ZeroLine Chart Screen Shots and a brief introduction on how to use the chart is here.
    V2 Build 44 (January 4, 2006) - Released
    • Now the Break Even, Break Even+ and trailing stop work when trading with multiple TWS accounts in multiple TWS instances.
    • Add Select Strategy and Time & Sales to the right click popup menu in DOM.
    V2 Build 41-43 (January 3, 2006) - Released
    • ZeroLine Chart Alpah 2
    • Fixed the Risk display problem when trading multiple TWS accounts.
    • Add the Rename in the strategy tree node's popup menu.
    • In Strategy dialog, targets now have separate page and can be defined as percentage of the entry price also.
    V2 Build 40 (December 22, 2005) - Released
    • Fixed bug 0000034 (stplmt offset doesn't work for long order in DOM).
    V2 Build 37-39 (December 21, 2005) - Released
    • The DOM window now has its own icon. And the word "DOM" is removed from its title.
    • Fixed minor data update bugs.
    V2 Build 36 (December 15, 2005) - Released
    • Improved performance when updating market depth data.
    V2 Build 35 (December 14, 2005) - Released
    V2 Build 34 (December 13, 2005) - Released
    • Fixed the bug related to setting stplmt offset for target orders.
    • Show total bid size and total ask size in DOM.
    V2 Build 33 (December 12, 2005) - Released
    V2 Build 32 (December 9, 2005) - Released

     

    V2 Build 31 (December 1, 2005) - Released
    • Pops up order reject error message (0000025).
    • Remember s the size of the standard alone action panel (0000005).
    • The first alpha release of ZeroLine Chart. The charting module is still in its nascent stage. Stay tuned.
    V2 Build 30 (November 29, 2005) - Released
    • In Strategies Manager, add the Delete menu item in the category node's right click popup menu.
    V2 Build 29c (November 28, 2005) - Beta

    V2 Build 28c (November 3 , 2005) - Released

    • Fixed a problem related to order quantity increment.

    V2 Build 28b (November 2 , 2005) - Released

    • Fixed a stop order update problem.

    V2 Build 28a (November 1 , 2005) - Released

    • Fixed the UI update problem in DOM when "One click to generate and transmit order" option is turned off in Configure->Preferences ...->DOM.
    • Use the proper scale in or scale out order quantity when modifying orders in DOM by clicking the Buy or Ask columns.

    V2 Build 28 (October 30, 2005) - Released

    • Provide a workaround for a problem in the latest TWS (build 853.7, 2005/10/25 10:00), so the user can continue to use this latest TWS instead of having to downgrade the TWS.
    • Several bug fixes and small enhancements in ZLT itself.

    V2 Build 27 (October 17, 2005) - Released

    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Preview of Strategy Manager: click View->Strategies ...

    V2 Build 26 (September 27, 2005) - Released

    • Bug fixes.

    V2 Build 25 (September 22, 2005) - Released

    • Fixed a bug related to the manually set stop and target orders.
    • Fixed a bug related to Break Even Plus Stop. It was a regression in V2.24a.

    V2 Build 24a (September 18, 2005) - Released

    • Fixed a bug related to the manually set stop and target orders.
    V2 Build 23 (September 11, 2005) - Released
    • The title of the DOM window will show Strategy name before the instrument name.
    V2 Build 22 (September 6, 2005) - Released
    • Fixed a bug related to absolute shares allocation profile when trading with Financial Advisor accounts.
    • Provide quick way to add instruments directly and quickly in the ZLT main window:
      (1) Make sure the
      Instrument/Order Reason column is shown in the main window.
      (2) Double click the
      Instrument cell in an empty row.
      (3) Type the string
      IBM-STK-SMART-USD in the cell and hit the Enter key.
      (4) Now you can trade the
      IBM-STK-SMART-USD.
      The syntax of the instrument string is Symbol-SecType-Exchange-Currency.

     

    V2 Build 21d (September 5, 2005) - Released

    Please save the data and settings (click File->Save or click Yes when exiting) if you are running the V2.21d the first time.

    • Fixed the stop order related problems in SimTrader.
    • Provide option to generate inactive order in DOM. This option make it easy to prepare the order before transmitting it. To try it, do following:
      (1)In ZLT main window, click
      Configure->Preferences ...->DOM.
      (2) Uncheck the checkbox
      One Click to generate and transmit the order.
      (3) In DOM, click in a cell in the Bid or Ask column.
      (4) Notice the order with
      Inactive status is generated. But the order is not transmitted.
      (5) Modify the order as usual such as drag and drop.
      (6) Click the cell in Bid or Ask column again. Notice the order is now transmitted.
       
    • In the Edit Instrument's Parameters tab, the user can specify the order size and order price increment when modifying the order. For example, for futures, the order size increment could be 1 but for stock it could be 100.
    • Support Close order instruction in the automated trading. (http://www.zerolinetrader.com/doc/Port/index.html)
    • Remove the instrument name field when creating or editing an instrument. An instrument is identified by its definition. For example, a stock can be identified by  Symbol-Type-Currency-Exchange.
    V2 Build 20 (July 19, 2005) - Released
    • Provided the ability to customize the colors in the time and sales table: Configure...->Time And Sales ... .
    • Provided the ability to use mouse wheel to set negative Break Even+ Stop Offset.
    • Fixed a bug in P/L calculation for position established by multiple entries.
    V2 Build 19 (July 10, 2005) - Released
    • Built with Java 1.5 Update 4.
    • Provided the ability to customize the time and sales table: Configure...->Time And Sales ... .
    V2 Build 18a (July 7, 2005) - Released
    • Fixed the problem that the value of levels of depth is not saved.
    • Fixed the minor problems related to the new columns Change, Change (%), High and Low.
    V2 Build 18 (July 4, 2005) - Released
    • Able to specify the levels of depth in DOM. Right click on a data row, select Strategy->DOM, change the value of Levels of Depth.
    • Added following columns in the main grid: Change, Change (%), High and Low.
    • The prices of daily high and daily low are marked in DOM as HOD (High of Day) and LOD (Low of Day).
    • Improvements related to Time and Sales.

     

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