To learn how you can add or remove columns from your Quotes Monitor(s), read the Quotes Monitor Properties page.
The following columns are already present or can be added to / removed from your Quotes Monitor:
Contract will include most of the time a proper contract, but some of the already mentioned "user-typed expressions" are accepted as well. Click on an empty Contract cell to start typing in a contract, such as ZCZ13 (and hit Enter when done).
Auto-complete suggestions are provided as you type. For an in-depth look at this facility, please follow this link.
If the data is disseminated with delay, one will see a (Dxx) notation following the contract per-se in this cell, where xx are the two digits showing the delay in minutes.
Some cells may contain the icon, which means that the contract Expires today.
Last - The price of the last trade (or settlement marked with an S if the market has closed and the settlement price has already been sent).
It can also display a pre-/post- trade indicator (P) for pre-/post- session prices (applicable for equity quotes), not to be confused with the P displayed as a previous settlement indicator (in the case of futures).
The D mark informs that data is being disseminated with delay.
In order to see the Last Size value in this column, between parantheses, right after the last price, go to the Quotes Monitor Properties dialog, Advanced tab and check the Show bid/ask/trade size option. This will also change the look of the Bid and Ask columns too.
Contract Description - textual description of the contract.
Contract Month - textual description of the contract's month.
Expiration Date - shows the contract's expiration date.
Settlement - The weighted average price (method of calculation varies from Exchange to Exchange) over a certain period of trading, typically shortly before the close of the market.
Prev. Settlement - The price at which the market has closed its previous session.
Net Change - The variation of the current price (last/trade) related to the previous settlement. It can be either positive or negative, based on the market trend. If a cell is marked N/A, it means that the information is not available.
Net Change Percent - The variation of the current price (last/trade), explained in percents, related to the previous settlement. It can be either positive or negative, based on the market trend.
Best Trade - as sent directly from the Exchange.
Best Net Change - computed by considering the best price and previous settlement.
Volume is the number of shares, certificates or contracts that changed hands during one trading day.
Block Trade Volume - The volume generated by these trades, taking place outside of the open markets.
Open Interest the total number of options and/or futures contracts that are not closed or delivered on a particular day.
Time shows the time at which the last trade occurred. If you want to show the last trade date too, please go to the Advanced tab of the Quotes Monitor Properties dialog and make changes in the Timestamp section.
High is the highest value reached in the current trading session.
Low is the lowest value reached in the current trading session.
Bid - The price that a market participant is prepared to pay at a particular time to buy a commodity.
Ask - The price that a market participant is prepared to pay at a particular time to sell a commodity.
Please note that Quotes Monitor will always show the top of the market (best bid and best ask).
When a new contract trades, the bid and ask cells become highlighted.
In order to see the Bid/Ask Size value in this column, between parantheses, right after Bid or Ask price, go to the Quotes Monitor Properties dialog, Advanced tab and check the Show bid/ask/trade size option. This will also change the look of the Last column too.
Open - The first price at which a security trades upon the opening of a trading day.
Close - The final price at which a security is traded during a trading day.
Last Size - size (number of contracts) of the last trade.
Ask Size - numer of contracts offered for sell at a certain price.
Bid Size - number of contracts to be bought at a certain price.
The same values can be added to the Last, Bid and Ask columns, written in parantheses, right after the respective prices, if the Show bid/ask/trade size option from Quotes Monitor Properties dialog, Advanced tab, is checked.
Bid / Ask Implied Size - size of the Bid or Ask generated by orders placed on spreads.
Bid / Ask Outright Size - size of Bid or Ask generated by orders placed on futures.
Bid / Ask Timestamp is the time at which the last bid or ask occurred.
Security Status is a code describing the status of the instrument, such as:
In order to read more about this column, please take a look at the Order Entry in Quotes Monitor section of this help by clicking here.
Auto Buy / Sell - Here you can set a price at which you want to buy/sell. When the market reaches that value, you will automatically place buy/sell orders. You can optionally specify a quantity by entering quantity@price, for example "3@427^6". This will enter an order to buy 3 ZCZ13 @427^6 when the ask price of ZCZ13 is at 427^6 or less.
After your created an auto buy/sell rule, the Contingent Orders Editor icon will appear in the Auto Buy/Sell cell (please take a look at the image from the right).
You can view, edit or delete the rule, if you double-click on this icon or if you are pressing the Contingent Orders Editor button from the Order Entry Bar. In order to read more about the Contingent Orders Editor, please click here.
Alarm High sets a superior limit of price for a given contract. When an update comes, if the last price is higher than the value of alarm, the alarm is triggered.
Alarm Low sets a inferior limit of price for a given contract. When an update comes, if the last price is lower than the value of alarm, the alarm is triggered.
Tick is the evolution of the current trading session displayed as a trade-to-trade variation with pluses and minuses (or equal signs) based on the up or down trend of the market.
the color of NC positive for pluses
the color of NC negative for minuses
the color of the text for equal
The Pressure bar represents a relation between the open price, the low, high and last price. It starts with the lower value from the left and in ends with the higher value in the right. The line that separates the two colors represents the last price relative to the low and high prices and the little black arrow below represents the open price.
The Mini Chart is a tick chart showing a number of the last trades.
DHL-Min - Minimum daily hard limit.
DHL-Max - Maximum daily hard limit.
Notes - Allows one to write custom comments, but only on rows that already have a contract (quote) associated with them.