Viewing a snapshot of market conditions

The market view window provides you with a graphical snapshot of market conditions, so you can quickly gauge how the markets are performing  for your accounts, watch lists, or specific indices. Think of it as a barometer for the securities of interest to you.

Instead of viewing today's price action, you can select a date range to view how much the securities went up (or down) within your date range. You can highlight securities that have very active volume, trading at their 52-week high or 52-week low.

Moreover, you can also drill-down by selecting a percentage of the 52-week high or low. For example, let's say you want to highlight any stocks that are trading at 95% of the value of the 52-week high. If XYZ stock's 52-week high was $50, and it's currently trading at $48, it would be highlighted. 
To view market conditions for an account, watch list, or index: 

  1. In the main toolbar, click Market view


  2. Filter by indices, watch lists, or accounts.  

    Filter  Description
    Indices  Select an index to display the group of securities for which you want to view market conditions: 
    • TSX
    • TSXV
    • TSX60
    • S&P 500
    • S&P 100
    • Dow Jones
    • NASDAQ
    • NASDAQ 100 
    • Russell 1000
    • Russell 2000

    Watch lists Select this option if you only want to display the market conditions for securities contained in a specific watch list. All your watch lists are displayed, giving you a quick feel for what's up and what's down.


    Accounts  Select this option if you only want to display the market conditions for securities contained in a specific account. 



  3. Filter the content by date range:

    Note: data is updated every 2 minutes regardless of the date range selected.

    Date
    range 
    Description
    1 day 
    Select this option to update data every 2 minutes. The window header displays the last updated date and time.


    1 week 
    Data is based on the last closing price from 1 week ago (7 calendar days.

    3 months 
    Data is based on the last closing price from 3 months ago. 
     
    6 months 
    Data is based on the last closing price from 6 months ago. 
     
    Year-to-date Data is based on the last closing price from the beginning of the year.
    1 year  Data is based on the last closing price a year ago to the current date.

  4. Highlight the 52-week best, 52-week worst, very active securities, or don't highlight.

    Option Description
    Don't highlight When you select this option, no securities are highlighted.
    Very active Highlight securities that are trading at least 1.3 times above the 30-day average volume:
    • 1.3 times avg.
    • 1.5 times avg.
    • 1.7 times avg.
    • 2.0 times avg.
    • 2.3 times avg.
    • 2.5 times avg.
    • 2.7 times avg.
    • 3.0 times avg.
    52 wk best 
    Highlight securities that are trading at or close to their 52-week high. When you select this filter, the following sub-filters are available:
    • 95% of 52-week high
    • 96% of 52-week high
    • 97% of 52-week high
    • 98% of 52-week high
    • 99% of 52-week high
    • 100% of 52-week high
    52 wk worst
    Highlight securities that are trading at or close to their 52-week low. When you select this filter, the following sub-filters are available:
    • 95% of 52-week high
    • 96% of 52-week high
    • 97% of 52-week high
    • 98% of 52-week high
    • 99% of 52-week high
    • 100% of 52-week high
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