Displaying Symbols and Other Data

TeleTrader WorkStation can be used to display quote data for a wide range of securities, as well as current news from all over the world, fundamental data such as company profiles or financial figures, and analyst recommendations.

Quote data can be visualized in different ways, depending on your needs. For example, if you want to display the last price of several symbols at once, you will probably choose a tabular layout, as in a price page or watch list. If you want to show the development of historical and current data for one symbol at once, you will choose a chart where you can see the whole time series of a symbol.

News stories, company profiles and analyst recommendations can be requested specifically for a symbol. News headlines can also be displayed in a constantly updating overview.

In TeleTrader WorkStation, you can display symbols, their quote data and other data in documents, or in a pop-up window or pane.

TeleTrader WorkStation documents

Documents are windows displayed inside the TeleTrader WorkStation main window. Each document shows a different view of the data and offers different functions. You can create as many documents as you like and save them inside a workspace.

The following document types are available:

Price Page

Overview of symbols in a table

Vertical Price Page

Overview of symbols in a table in transposed view compared to "classic" price pages

Chart

Visualization of the time series of a symbol

News

Current news from all over the world

Market Depth

Summary of all orders that are currently in the market

Time and Sales

Chronological list of all orders and trades

Watch List

Overview of symbols with basic portfolio functionality

Options Matrix

Matrix of Call and Put options for an underlying, grouped by strike price or expiration date

Quick Quote

Current price activity of one symbol

Profile

Fundamental values, company information and balance sheet data

Analyzer

Graphical representation of analyst recommendations

Note: The Analyzer is not included in all data packages.

Web Watch

Any web page in an embedded browser window

Ticker pane

The Ticker pane also shows quote data on the screen. Unlike documents, you can only display it on the screen once.

Ticker

Live ticker with several symbols

What is a symbol?

In TeleTrader WorkStation, all stocks, futures, options, indices and other securities are called symbols. A symbol is the unique identification given to every security that is traded on an exchange or over-the-counter market.

Each symbol has a type, which designates the category of the security or financial instrument. These categories are: Stock, Future, Index, Currency, Warrant, Bond, Mutual Fund, Interest Rate, Option, Put Option, Call Option, Certificate.

There is an additional special symbol type: The so-called chain symbol. This symbol does not hold data from one security, but is rather a pointer to a list of "normal" symbols of different types, like a list of index constituents. The list of symbols contained in a chain is automatically updated on the server. This means that when for example some new stocks are added to the list of index constituents, the chain list will be automatically updated. Currently, chain symbols can only be opened in price pages and time and sales documents in other document types, you can only open the list of symbols that the chain refers to (but the list will not be updated when it changes on the server).

Learn more:

Price Page

Vertical Price Page

Chart

News

Market Depth

Time and Sales

Watch List

Options Matrix

Profile

Analyzer

Web Watch

Quick Quote

Ticker

Opening Symbols

Changing, Inserting and Removing Symbols