When the database is populated with sample data, the positions tab shows on the lefthand column strings of illegible characters to indicate the position. Here is a screenshot showing the tab: http://i.imgur.com/btIE8W4.png . What can be done to correct this issue?
You are correct, the default name of the trades is not particularly useful to the users.
The short term solution:
When you create a trade you can specify your own name (CSV loader or Booking UI) or you cal also change the name of an existing trade in the UI (Booking->(right click on trade)->Edit Trade)
The long term solution we are working on: