Frequently Asked Questions


Can OptionVue perform automated back-testing?

OptionVue’s BackTrader module can perform manual back-testing only. The user must pick a starting point in the past, enter their trades, then move forward in time to make adjustments or close trades.

Can I use OptionVue to model trades on foreign exchanges like the European or Indian markets?

No, OptionVue only supports U.S. Exchanges.

Can I use OptionVue to view Futures and Futures Option positions?
Yes, OptionVue support all the Major U.S. Futures and their related options.
Is OptionVue Mac-compatible?

OptionVue is Windows based. In order to run on a Mac you would need virtualization such as Parallels, VMware Fusion or Windows under Apple Boot Camp.

Is OptionVue web-based?
No, OptionVue is downloaded and run locally.
Can I have OptionVue downloaded on more than one device?

Yes, you can have OptionVue downloaded on as many computers or laptops as you like; however, you can only be logged into one at a time.

Will OptionVue work behind a corporate firewall?
Most corporate firewalls will block OptionVue from running.


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