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COT update to V1.0.3.0


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We are pleased to be able to provide you with an update of the COTInstitutional add-on! With this update, for one thing, the focus was placed on the optimization of the legacy data: starting immediately, with the newly developed performance boost, the data loads 300% faster. For the legacy data, the same technology is used as for the retrieval of the disaggregated data.

Whats more, we have developed innovative new display and calculation methods that allow you a fresh look at the COT data, opening the doors to numerous new interpretation possibilities and also new trading signals. Starting immediately, the COT data (legacy & disaggregated) is also available in addition to the absolute and stochastic view in the RSI, MACD and MoveIndex display.

MACD-COT

Image 1 COT MACD display

For the RSI and MACD view, the COT data is used as an input series for the RSI and MACD calculation customarily used for trading. The MoveIndex is an index that measures the movement of the COT data during the last x period as a % value. High MoveIndex values show strong changes in the positioning of the respective market participants.

RSI-COT

Image 2 COT RSI display

Based on the MoveIndex, we have also developed new trading signals for you in total, 6 new conditions are being delivered to you with the update to version 1.0.3.0. of the COTInstitutional add-on. Each of these conditions uses the same logic (MoveIndex for detecting strong changes to the positioning of the commercials), whereby there is one condition pair each for the legacy data; one for disaggregated commodities and one for disaggregated financials.

MoveIndexAndNewSignals

Image 3 MoveIndex + new MoveIndex signals

The documentation of the add-on has been expanded and supplemented with these new features, and by now comprises 33 pages packed full of COT know-how. So its worth taking a look at the latest version of the COT documentation to find out more about the new functions.

Finally, for the sake of completeness, it is worth mentioning that of course you can also use the new calculation methods (COT RSI, COT MACD, COT MoveIndex) in the Condition Escort too, in this way allowing you to put together your own signals using these new features.

  • +300% performance boost for the legacy indicators
  • New display and calculation methods
    • COT RSI
    • COT MACD
    • COT MoveIndex
    • Can be used in the Condition Escort
  • 6 new signal conditions:
    • MoveIndex Commercials Long/Short
    • MoveIndex Producer Long/Short
    • MoveIndex Dealer Long/Short



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Gilbert Kreuzthaler is the founder and CEO of Include IT GmbH and AgenaTrader. He is responsible for coordinating and managing the development of the highly innovative equity/Forex/options/CFD trading platform AgenaTrader 

He also supervises the strategic element of Include IT GmbH, in order to successfully place AgenaTrader on the worldwide trading market.

With over 25 years of experience in software development as well as requirements and project management, he has a successful history in software engineering for various international companies in the financial industry.

Gilbert Kreuzthaler has held requirements and project management positions with great responsibility at P.S.K. Austrian Postbank, Unisys Austria, Unisys International, Czech Savings Bank and Allianz Austria/Suisse/Germany. 

Between 1995 and 2007, he was one of the architects of the Allianz Business System (ABS), which is currently being implemented as the standard application for all Allianz organizations worldwide.

In the years following, Gilbert managed the development of a wide range of subjects: cars, property, commercial insurance and investment funds.

During these years, he continued to work on the ABS project as a self-employed external consultant with internal leadership responsibilities within Allianz, and was also in charge of heading up all the issues concerning Include IT GmbH.

In addition, he has a profound knowledge of the stocks/futures and Forex markets, and a successful history as a private trader and as a proprietary trader for a NY-based prop trading firm.

After searching for and failing to find a trading platform on the worldwide market that really deserved the term “trading tool”, Gilbert was inspired to combine these major business branches in order to finally create the trading software that the market needs.

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