Getting a stock quote

  1. Click the Quote tab, then click Stock quote.



    Note: the stock quote area populates with real-time level 1, level 2 and time and sales data for the default global stock symbol set under user preferences. You can change the default preferences at any time by accessing user preference settings for order entry. See Adjust order entry preference settings for details.

  2. Enter the new stock or underlying symbol name.

    1. To look up a stock symbol in STK mode:


      1. Enter the symbol name in the symbol lookup field.

        Note: the ten most recent symbols you've quoted will be shown in a drop-down list when you hover over the symbol lookup field.




      2. Select the symbol name from the autosuggest list that appears as you enter the symbol name or continue to manually enter the symbol name.

      3. Press Enter.

    2. To look up an underlying symbol for a single-leg option in OPT mode:
      1. Click STK, then select OPT Mode Selector. The expiry, strike and type fields will appear next to the symbol lookup field.



        Note: these fields will display default values.

      2. Enter the underlying symbol name in the symbol lookup field. Select the underlying symbol name from the autosuggest list that appears as you enter the symbol name or continue to manually enter the symbol name.

      3. Press Enter.

      4. Based on your selection, the expiry, strike and type fields will populate as follows:
        1. The expiry date field will be set to the expiry date closest to the current date.

        2. The strike field will be set to the value closest to the last price of the underlying symbol. Strike values will be listed in ascending order.

          Note: strike price will depend on the expiry date you select. 

      5. The type field will be set to call.

The stock quote area will populate with level 1, level 2 and time and sales information as soon as a valid symbol name is entered in the symbol lookup field.

    Note: If you are receiving delayed data, a market data entitlement indicator Market data entitlement indicator will appear next to the symbol lookup field in the stock quote tab. 

    If there are more than 10 suggestions for the symbol name in the autosuggest list, click the More link at the bottom of the list to open the symbol lookup table window. To choose a symbol name from this window, do one of the following:

    • Double-click the symbol name.

    • or

    • Select the symbol name, then click OK.

    • or

    • Select the symbol name, then press Enter.
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