What’s New in cTrader Desktop 4.5
21 Dec 2022, 14:38
cTrader Desktop 4.5 Offers Copy Trading, Multiple Manual Trading Updates & Improved cTrader Automate
With the new version of cTrader Desktop 4.5, Copy Trading enters Desktop. cTrader Automate, in turn, provides a new cBot backtesting charting mode, ability to calculate margin amount required to open a position, as well as the convenience of trading sessions. Manual trading also sees improvement in the Smart Position Closing feature, the updated Tick Volume Indicator & more.
Use Copy Trading on cTrader Desktop
Previously only available on cTrader Web and Mobile, Copy Trading is now also on Desktop. Thousand of strategies available for copying, smart filtering, and one-click copy trading: everything you need to follow experienced traders and earn based on their expertise.
Enjoy Smart Position Closing
Now you are able to close some of your open positions by filtering them by symbol, profitability, or direction (buy or sell). This convenient approach eliminates the need to close positions one by one or all at once.
Work with Indicators Directly on the Chart
Now you can interact with standard and custom indicators directly on the chart. Access all active indicators with a single click. They are easy to find on panels in the upper left corner of the chart.
Set up the Tick Volume Indicator
The Tick Volume indicator helps determine whether a pivot is strong enough to hold back the current trend. For convenience, you can now place the indicator in a separate window underneath the chart area.
Backtest on a Heikin Ashi Chart in cTrader Automate
Now cBots can also be tested on a Heikin Ashi chart. This means you can test cBots on different chart types in a risk-free environment before going live in order to make sure they perform as expected.
Keep Track of Trading Sessions in cTrader Automate
Trading Sessions — another long-anticipated feature — is now available when programming cBots and indicators. Now algorithms can know when exchanges are open or closed, and find out when trading starts and ends.
You can access this feature by using the `MarketSessions` property which always contains all ongoing market sessions.
You can read more about how this property works on our Help portal.
Calculate Margin & Account for the Margin Calculation Type through the API
cBots and custom indicators can now determine the margin required to open a position before opening it. Algorithms can also use the following API properties:
- `Position.Margin` — to see how much margin is required for each position
- `Account.TotalMarginCalculationType` — to see how margin is calculated if several positions are open for the same symbol
- `GetEstimatedMargin() ` method (which can be called from all `Symbol ` and `SymbolInfo ` objects) — to calculate estimated margin given two parameters, namely the trade type (e.g., `TradeType.Buy `) and the order volume.
Please refer to our Help portal to learn more about how our API handles margin estimations.
Write Algorithms that Take Advantage of Complete Symbol Information
Algorithms can use 19 new symbol properties available in the API:
Retrieve the Full List of Assets in cTrader Automate
The full list of assets has been added to the cTrader Automate API, which means traders can now easily search for any asset and its settings directly in a cBot or indicator.