Market Watch

Market Watch

The screens in this article are based on the iOS operating system. Android screens may differ slightly.

Market Watch displays real-time Bid and Ask quotes for selected trading instruments. From this screen you can go to placing orders, analyzing charts and quotes history and viewing the Depth of Market (Level 2). When the price goes up, price values are highlighted in green, when down — in red.
A user can view and configure the following Market Watch settings. To do this, tap  in the action panel.

Display modes

Tap Settings > Display mode to view the quotes as follows.

  • Simple mode: The minimum information about quotes is displayed: Bid price change (if the heat map is enabled), last sale (in landscape mode), current Bid and Ask prices. 
  • Extended mode: Extended information about quotes is displayed: spread, Bid price change in points and percent (if the heat map is enabled), last sale (in landscape mode), current Bid and Ask prices, today's lowest (L) and highest (H) prices.
  • Table mode: In table mode, each cell contains the following information: current Bid and Ask prices, Bid price change in points and percent, last sale (time stamp, price, volume). Here you can select the number of columns to display: Detailed: 2 per row, Normal: 3 per row, Compact: 4 per row.

Heat map

Heat map is a graphical representation of the change in the prices of financial instruments in which the intensity of color corresponds to the Bid price change value.

To display the heat map of symbols, tap More  and select the Heatmap check box.

Color intensity on the daily heat map is based on the Bid price change value since the opening of the D1 bar. The greater the ratio of the current Bid price to the Open Bid price in percent, the more intense the symbol background color. The current value of the Bid price change in points and percent is displayed under the symbol name. If this value is positive, that is, the price has increased since the opening of the D1 bar, then the symbol background color is green, if the price has decreased, the background color is red. If there were no price changes, the background color is light green.


Logo Settings

Here you can set a symbol's logo using the toggle switch.

  • Show logo: Show/hide the logo. If the option 'Show logois enabled, 'Show stock symbol asset II logo' option is displayed. The option shows/hides the logo of stock symbol asset Ⅱ on the 'Market Watch', 'Chart' and 'Trade History' screens. 
  • Symbol name representation: Show/hide the extended names of the symbols.

Filter by asset type

To filter symbols by asset type, tap Filter by asset type, and then select assets and tap OK.

Trade conditions/fees

Here you can see the trade conditions (contract size, min/max trade amount) and the fees charged (Taker fee/Maker fee, min. fee) for the selected instrument/assets.
Select the symbol and tap + to expand the details.

Add and remove symbols

Some symbols in Market Watch may be hidden by default.

To remove a symbol from the list, swipe right on it, and then tap Delete .

You can see the full list of symbols and decide which ones you want to show or hide.

To manage symbols in Market Watch, take the following steps:

  1. Tap Select Symbols .

  2. On the Select Symbols screen, you can add and remove symbols from Market Watch using the toggle switch .

    You can also use the following features:

    • Search symbols. To quickly find the desired symbol, use the search bar at the top of the screen. The search results are displayed for All, Favorites or Portfolio symbols. The symbol is marked with an asterisk * and is displayed on the Portfolio tab if there are open orders or positions for the symbol.
    • Reorder symbols. To change the order in which symbols are displayed, tap Reorder Symbols . Tap and hold  on the left of a symbol, drag the symbol, and then lift your finger. On the Reorder Symbols screen, you can also remove a symbol by tapping .

    • Reset to default. To reset the default list of symbols, tap Reset to Default.
    • Group byTo group symbols by security or asset type, tap and create groups by security or asset type.

    • Show last tradesTo display additional lines with last trades on the selected symbols, tap, select the 'Show Last Trades' option, and then select the instruments to show the last trades.

  3. Tap Save to save the list of symbols you selected. 

Symbol properties

To view detailed symbol properties, tap and hold the symbol. Or swipe left on the symbol, and then tap Properties .

General properties for Margin and Cash accounts:

  • Contract size: The number of units of the underlying asset in one contract.
  • Price precision: The number of digits after the decimal point in the price quote.
  • Tradeable: Trade for this symbol is allowed: Yes or No.
  • Max. trade volume: Maximum allowable order size.
  • Min. trade volume: Minimum allowable order size.
  • Trade volume step: Order volume step.
  • Max. slippage control: Maximum allowable slippage value in points.
  • Min fee: Minimum fee for an order placing,
  • Taker fee: Fee charged for a market, Stop, IOC Limit or Limit order with hidden volume.
  • Maker fee: Fee charged for a Limit order (except IOC Limit and Limit with hidden volume).
  • Commission type: Commission calculation type: Money, Points or Percent. On ECN accounts, commission is only calculated in Percent.
  • Commission charge method: One Way or Round Turn. On ECN accounts, commission is charged only once, when one asset is exchanged for another (One Way).
  • Rebate: Percentage of trade amount that will be returned back. Range [0, 100]. Applies only to Limit orders that appear in the order book (except IOC Limit and Limit orders with hidden volume). It also applies to Limit orders that were originally opened as StopLimit orders and appeared in the order book. 
  • Trading session status: Status of the current trading session for the symbol: Open or Closed.

Unique properties for Cash accounts:

  • Asset precision X: Decimal precision of the first asset in the currency pair.
  • Asset precision Y: Decimal precision of the second asset in the currency pair.

Common properties for Cash account

Unique properties for Margin accounts:

  • Margin calculation mode: The accepted method for calculating the margin.
  • Margin hedged: Coefficient of margin reserved for hedged positions.
  • Margin factor: Margin calculation coefficient.
  • Margin currency: Base currency.
  • Profit currency: Quote currency.
  • Swap type: (if enabled):Points or Percent per Year. 
  • Swap size short: Swap size for Sell positions.
  • Swap size long: Swap size for Buy positions.
  • Triple swap day: Day when a triple swap is applied.

Common symbol properties for Net account

To email symbol properties, tap , and then select the application you want to use.

Here you can see when the symbol is available for trading:

  • Current session status: Status of the current trading session for the symbol: Open or Closed.
  • Current session: This parameter displays information about the current session. For Open session: Daily (start time of the current session). For Closed session: Next Open Session.
Note! The time specified here is the time of the trading server. To avoid inconsistencies, set the time zone of the Terminal (Settings > Misc Settings > Time Zone).

A stock split is a corporate action in which a company’s shares are divided into multiple shares by a certain ratio. This does not affect the total value of shares, but increases liquidity. There is the following data: date of the split, ratio, currency/asset, quote history affect (Yes/No).

Dividends are payments made by a company to its shareholders out of its post-tax profits. These payments are not fixed, they move up and down like a company's share price. There is the following data: date of the dividend, gross rate (dividend per share in Profit currency), tax in % and fee in %.

Go to other application screens

To go to the New Order screen, tap the symbol line.

To go to the Chart screen, swipe left on the symbol, and then tap Chart .

To go to the Last Trades and My Trades screens, swipe left on the symbol, and then tap Last Trades.

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