Announcements are corporate disclosures and notifications made by organisations on a stock exchange to its shareholders.
The price at which a new or secondary distribution of securities is sold to investing public--also called "public offering price".
The number of shares available for selling is called Ask Quantity.
Asset Class *
A group of securities that exhibit similar characteristics, behave similarly in the marketplace, and are subject to the same laws and regulations
Auction Market *
A market in which buyers enter competitive bids and sellers enter competitive offers at the same time.
Average cost of a security bought. (Share Price per stock + Commission per stock)
The price at which a buyer is willing to buy a security.
The total number of shares available for buying (can be from multiple orders)
The ratio of the Bid price and the Ask price.
The ratio of the Bid price and the Offer price.
Block Order *
A significant order placed for sale or purchase of a large number of securities. Block orders are often used by institutional investors.
Bollinger Bands *
A band plotted two standard deviations away from a simple moving average, developed by famous technical trader John Bollinger.
Bracket orders are designed to limit your loss and lock in a profit by "bracketing" an order with two opposite-side orders. The order quantity for the bracketing orders is the same as that of the original order. Bracket order option is only available with Market Order Type and Limit Order type.
A price movement through an identified level of support or resistance, which is usually followed by heavy volume and increased volatility.
The total amount spent to buy the shares in that portfolio, that has not executed yet.
Buy To Cover *
A buy order made on a stock or other listed security that closes out an existing short position. A short sale involves selling shares of a company that one does not own, as the shares are borrowed and need to be repaid at some point.
Buying Power *
The money an investor has available to buy securities. In a margin account, the buying power is the total cash held in the brokerage account plus maximum margin available.
1. The period of time between the opening and closing of some future markets wherein the prices are established through an auction process.
2. An option contract giving the owner the right (but not the obligation) to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time.
Capital Reduction *
The process of decreasing a company's shareholder equity through share cancellations and share repurchases.
Cash Flow Detail Quote
The Cash Flow Detail Quote provides details of orders that are triggered by a buy / sell transaction for the selected symbol.
Cash Map represents the Cash In percentage from the total turnover ([Cash In/(Cash In + Cash Out)]*100). The cash in and cash out percentages are represented graphically, where the green area represents the Cash In percentage and the red area represents the Cash Out percentage.
Properties or assets that are offered to secure a loan or other credit. Collateral becomes subject to seizure on default.
Combined Order Book
The Combined Order book provides the Bid orders, Offer orders and Price for the best 5 levels and is available when the market is open.
Depth by order
Market Depth by Order provides a queue of up to 10 levels of the highest offer prices for buyers and lowest bid prices for sellers.
Depth by price
Market Depth by Price provides the price and total volumes for each Buy and Sell price point.
The Detail Quote feature provides a detailed view of a Symbol/Company based on the latest information from the Stock Exchange. It provides some important historical information such as 52 Wk. High/ 52 Wk. Lows with dates etc.
Detail Time & Sales
Time & Sales provides all the Time & Sales details for a symbol.
A dividend/distribution that is paid to stockholders, normally out of the corporation's current earnings or accumulated profits.
Dividend Yield *
A financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. In the absence of any capital gains, the dividend yield is the return on investment for a stock.
A trading band composed of two moving averages, one of which is shifting upwards and the other shifting downwards.
These trading bands are used by technical analysts to define a stock's upper and lower boundaries.
Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
A type of moving average that is similar to a simple moving average, except that more importance (weight) is given to the more recent price fluctuations relative to older share price movements.
Face Value *
The nominal value or dollar value of a security stated by the issuer. For stocks, it is the original cost of the stock shown on the certificate. For bonds, it is the amount paid to the holder at maturity. Also known as "par value" or simply "par".
Fifty Two Week High
The highest price at which a stock has traded in the past 12 months, or 52 weeks.
Fifty Two Week Low
The lowest price at which a stock has traded in the past 12 months, or 52 weeks.
Full Market provides trade information for all the symbols of a selected Stock Exchange.
The Full Quote feature provides some vital Symbol related information such as Open, High, Low and Change (from Detail Quote), detailed Market Depth information and Time & Sales.
A financial contract obligating the buyer to purchase an asset (or the seller to sell an asset), such as a physical commodity or a financial instrument, at a predetermined future date and price.
The period for which you want your order to be valid till.
Historical Time & Sales
The entire Time & Sales files for historical data.
Intraday Momentum Index
The Intraday Momentum Indicator is calculated like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) but uses the relationship between the intraday opening and closing prices of the share to determine whether the day is up or down.
International Securities Identification Number, a 12-digit code used to uniquely identify securities.
Last Traded Price
Price at which the symbol was last traded (the most recent trade in a particular security) at a given time frame.
Limit Order *
An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better.
MACD which is an acronym for Moving Average Convergence Divergence is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-day EMA. A nine-day EMA of the MACD, called the signal line, is then plotted on top of the MACD, functioning as a trigger for buy and sell signals.
Mark For Delivery
The Mark For Delivery option allows you to convert a Day order into to a normal (a conventional order) where your net position would not be Squared-off as it would be in a conventional Day order.
Market Order *
An order to buy or sell a stock immediately at the best available current price.
Market Time & Sales
Time & Sales gives you all the Time & Sales details for all symbols in the selected exchange.
Money Flow Index
A momentum indicator that is used to determine the conviction in a current trend by analyzing the price and volume of a given security.
A moving average is calculated by adding the closing price of the security for a specified number of time periods and then dividing this total by the specified number of time periods. A stock is deemed to be in an uptrend when the price is above a moving average and the average is sloping upward.
Mutual Fund *
An investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets.
Negative Volume Index
The Negative Volume Index (NVI) tracks closing price changes that occur on days with lower volume than the previous day.The principle behind NVI is that when volume decreases from the previous day, the NVI is adjusted by the percentage change in the security's price.
The legal responsibility to meet the terms of a contract. If the obligation is not met there is often recourse for the other party to the contract.
Odd Lot *
An amount of a security that is less than the normal unit of trading for that particular security.
Short for "Open, High, Low, Close chart." This is a securities chart that clearly shows the opening, high, low and closing prices for a security.
Open Orders *
An order to buy or sell a security that remains in effect until it is either canceled by the customer or executed.
A financial derivative that represents a contract sold by one party (option writer) to another party (option holder). The contract offers the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call) or sell (put) a security or other financial asset at an agreed-upon price (the strike price) during a certain period of time or on a specific date (exercise date).
The Performance Map lets you watch important stock market information by helping you to spot dynamic movements in the market, at a glance via colour changes.
Positive Volume Index
The Positive Volume Index (PVI) tracks closing price changes that occur on days with higher volume than the previous day. The principle behind PVI is that when volume increases from the previous day, the PVI is adjusted by the percentage change in the security's price.
Preferred Stock *
A class of ownership in a corporation that has a higher claim on the assets and earnings than common stock. Preferred stock generally has a dividend that must be paid out before dividends to common stockholders and the shares usually do not have voting rights.
Price fluctuation (up/down/equal) of the most recent trade.
Price Volume Trend
Price and Volume Trend (PVT) is a running total of daily volume, with each day's volume added or subtracted according to the percentage change of the day's closing price over the previous day’s closing price.
Price Weighted Index
A stock index in which each stock influences the index in proportion to its price per share. The value of the index is generated by adding the prices of each of the stocks in the index and dividing them by the total number of stocks.
An option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying asset at a set price within a specified time.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a popular oscillator, which compares the magnitude of a security’s recent gains to the magnitude of its recent losses and turns that information into a number that ranges from 0 to 100. It takes a single parameter, the number of time periods to use in the calculation.
Sell Short *
The selling of a security that the seller does not own, or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a security borrowed by the seller. Short sellers assume that they will be able to buy the stock at a lower amount than the price at which they sold short.
Simple Moving Average
A simple, or arithmetic, moving average that is calculated by adding the closing price of the security for a specified number of time periods and then dividing this total by the specified number of time periods. Equal importance (weighting) is given to each daily price.
The Snap Quote provides details about the Symbol based on the latest information from the respective Stock Exchange. It provides some important historical information such as 52 Wk. High/ 52 Wk. Lows with dates etc. The Market Depth by Price is also displayed for the symbol.
Number of Orders at each Bid/Offer Price level.
Spot Price *
The current price at which a particular commodity can be bought or sold at a specified time and place.
The Square Off option is applicable only for day trading orders. Once a day trading order is placed and a quantity is sold off at the end of the trading day, if there is a balance quantity left in your portfolio these can be sold off using the square off option. The Sell order will be placed at Market Price for the available quantity.
Stop Loss *
An order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price. A stop-loss order is designed to limit an investor's loss on a security position.
Used to capture the profitability of symbols in a selected exchange by performing a market scan. The scan is based on buy and sell signals generated for selected strategies.
Strike Price *
The price at which a specific derivative contract can be exercised. Strike prices are mostly used to describe stock and index options, in which strike prices are fixed in the contract.
The representation used to identify an organisation when trading securities related to that organisation.
Time and sales
Time & Sales provides all the Time & Sales details for a symbol.
The top performing symbols based on certain criteria such as %Gain or Loss, Trading Volume etc.
Volume Watcher provides volumes traded or purchased during a specific time period. The Trigger Factor is used to filter the information to indicate the current volume as opposed to 7D Avg. Volume / 30D Avg. Volume / 90D Avg. Volume.
Weighted Average *
An average in which each quantity to be averaged is assigned a weight. These weightings determine the relative importance of each quantity on the average.
The difference between the current price and the price on the 1st of January of the current year.
* Definition from Investopedia