In response to post by TradeBullet Support of 8/10/06 (10:28)
You hit the nail on the head. We came to the conclusion yesterday that it will not be possible to enable sync on a per-system basis: it will be a on/off feature and when it's on, the whole account will be synched with C2 which means manual trading will not be possible on the same account....
That sounds much like what I suggested earlier. May I suggest that you allow the choice to synchronize per instrument type (stock / futures / options / forex)? That is, in the box where the user currently can check the systems, you would let him check stock / futures / options / forex. That would be convenient, at least for me. I trade a forex system for which I want to synchronize, and an options system for which I definitely don't want to synchronize. Then I can check forex, and this would leave the options untouched by the sync feature while it can still (auto)trade the options.
The reason is that the options system has many old positions that it bought long before I subscribed, and that I shouldn't buy. Synchronizing with this system implies that these options will be bought, and probably I cannot undo that because many of them have no bid.
On the C2 trading permissions page I can chose which instrument type the system is allowed to trade. I suppose you can relate the sync feature to that. E.g. like this:
At C2 Trading Permissions:
- I give system A permission to trade only options,
- I give system B permission to trade only forex.
In TB sync feature:
- I check only forex.
Then TB should
- execute option orders from system A,
- execute forex orders from system B, and addition
- synchronize the forex positions in my account with the forex positions of system B, but
- not synchronize the options positions in my account.