Trade Ideas Blog

OptionsXpress Robot Upgrade!

Oct 15, 2007

Save Layouts

We have made some improvements to the OptionsXpress Robot software. The new version 0.9.2 cleans up bugs found from users’ feedback.

Additionally this version offers the option of saving your robot windows as a layout. For those that already have the software you will be prompted to upgrade, for those that have not downloaded the software you can do so from


There have been questions on how the Robot works the Fixed Shares versus Fixed Price fields in the Robot Config window.

Here is the short answer: When you have Fixed Shares selected in the Config window you have to have $ selected in the Move Type in your Trade Instructions window. Otherwise the system will ignore signals. If on the other hand you have Fixed Price selected in your Config window then you have to have % selected in Move Type on your Trade Instructions window. This is for your protection and allows the Robot to trade the way you do.

We have been getting a lot of good feedback from our automated trading pilot participants and the software will continue to improve. If you have any questions about the software or the pilot program please do not hesitate to send your questions to