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What do you like about the Virtual Trading on the site? What do you hate?

How can we make it better? What are we missing? This is the place for Stockopedia members to discuss and debate potential new features that they would like to see added to Stockopedia's Virtual Trading features... Be honest, be frank  - it's the only way we are going to get better!

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tournesol 7th Aug '09 14 of 33

Forgive me if this is a naive comment.

If people are exercised by the time delay between placing an order and its execution, and the movement of prices in the interval, why not just use limit orders and specify max/min prices. Wouldn't that address the problem of price uncertainty? It's working for me.

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djpreston 7th Aug '09 15 of 33
Murakami. There was another error I spotted today with the lead fund that had booked a £2m profit on a sale of Daisy. Impressive but didn't allow for the 20:1 consolidation following the reverse takeover of Daisy. Of course, that fund is now poked as the proceeds have been reinvested elsewhere so deals will need reversing.
Fund Management: European Wealth
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promethean 8th Aug '09 16 of 33

dj - we reversed those trades before the opening. Those involved have been warned about gaming the system.

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djpreston 8th Aug '09 17 of 33
Cheers Prom
Fund Management: European Wealth
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nigelpm 28th Aug '09 18 of 33

please please please fix/at least improve the problems/omissions caused with corporate actions/dividends.

I absolutely love the fund facility but I'm now about £110k down because of the Carpathian redonomination.

I know you guys said you were working on it.  Has there been any progress?

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StrollingMolby 28th Aug '09 19 of 33

In reply to nigelpm (post #107)

Seconded re: Carpathian !

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Murakami 29th Aug '09 20 of 33

Hi Nigelpm and SM, I have moved those last two posts to this thread since they were perhaps slightly off-topic for the demo site feedback discussion. However, this is just to reassure you that we have been working on this. It's much more complicated than it might appear to fix since we receive a feed for c. 3000 listed stocks in the UK and currency redenominations and corporate actions can really play havoc with the feed and are hard to deal with in a consistent way, but we really want to sort it out and would hope to have something better in place within a couple of weeks. Your funds will be recredited with the missing funds at that point. Cheers, M

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nigelpm 29th Aug '09 21 of 33

Great work Murakami.

It seems such a niggly point but irriating nonetheless.

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JPGH 29th Aug '09 22 of 33

Can you extend/incorporate the sorting facility (ascending order for size fo holding or by name of stock...etc) that is available for the Funds to Portfolio?



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StrollingMolby 11th Sep '09 23 of 33

In reply to Murakami (post #20)

Hi Murakami - are you able to provide an update on the Carpathian situation?

Many thanks,

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Murakami 11th Sep '09 24 of 33
Hi, we are 100% focused on the new site launch, hopefully planned for this weekend or early next. Once this is done and stable, we can look at other areas. One of which is trying to fix this issue and the other big one is mobile access. Cheers, M
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StrollingMolby 11th Sep '09 25 of 33

Thanks, M - and good luck with the new launch this weekend!

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promethean 11th Sep '09 26 of 33

CPT is obviously an issue... and we haven't been able to get our data provider to fix this.  The only viable short term solution right now is for us to reimburse you with cash - is that suitable?

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StrollingMolby 11th Sep '09 27 of 33

Hi promethean - where do I send my bank details?  :o)

Yes, to effect a sale of CPT in my Fund I'd be happy with the cash (circa £50k I think).  Thanks for bumping this up the no-doubt endless list of tasks...

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StrollingMolby 14th Sep '09 28 of 33

M - thanks for sorting out the CPT issue amongst all the other things on your plate.

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promethean 14th Sep '09 29 of 33

Actually SM - we haven't sorted the CPT issue out yet!!!

We had a bug that multiplied ALL EUR denominated issues by a factor of 100... oops...fixed very swiftly.

We still have the issue that CPT is the ONLY stock coming through to our system in Euros rather than Cents... driving me nuts...

Best plan is for us to handle the cash... will do it asap... many apologies.

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nigelpm 19th Sep '09 30 of 33

The mobile access would be great.  Can I make a request that it will work effectively on other mobiles as well as iphones and blackberry's?

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Murakami 20th Sep '09 31 of 33

In reply to nigelpm (post #30)

Hi there, we were planning to focus on Bberries & Iphones since there are so many other mobiles, each with their own idiosyncrasies in their treatment of CSS etc. But if you email us your type of mobile, we can bear this in mind and may be able to get it working for that too (no promises but we will try).

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nigelpm 20th Sep '09 32 of 33

I was thinking symbian phones

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nigelpm 21st Sep '09 33 of 33

Sorry to keep asking about this (on the +ve it does show how good your fund "game" is though) but have you had any further thoughts on the CPTA issue - it becomes a bit more important now as the SP is flying this morning so merely refunding me £110k won't quite be enough - I know I'm greedy ;-)


In return I offer you a fix to the logging out problem (at least on firefox) which I've posted on the other thread - just delete the stockopedia cookie, the recreated one keeps you logged in.

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