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With the release of the new Market Analyser 7 platform we have found a few tricks that might save you time or allow you to easily set the platform up to suit your trading needs.
The watchlists are the heart of the new platform and can easily be created, added to and analysed.
Click Quote and then N to open the Navigator window. This allows you to look up the code for any of the shares listed in Market Analyser 7. Type in part or all of the name in the Security Name box and click Search. It will then display all codes containing that information. Select the code you want and click OK and it will be added to your watchlist.
If you already know the code you can type it in the quote box and click the (arrow) to move it into the watchlist you have open. And another trick that you may have not yet discovered is the ability to drag a share from one watchlist to another, or from a watchlist to market depth. At this stage it is not possible to drag a share into a chart, but this may be included in a future release.
You can create a watchlist from any list of codes either in the Market Analyser 7 platform or even from other programs such as Microsoft Excel.
As an example, if you run a scan using the D2MX Analyser you can create a watchlist from the results. Click on the first share in the list and hold down the Shift key on the keyboard while you click on the last share in the list. This will highlight the whole list. Hold down the Ctrl key and push the C key. This is the standard Windows command for copy. Click on the Quote screen, click Clear to create a blank watchlist, and then click Import to paste the scan results into a watchlist. Click Save As and type a name for your new watchlist. You new watchlist will now appear in the list under the User Watchlists.
From here you can conduct further analysis on the shares in your watchlist. Using the D2MX Charts you can right click on the share and chose Select Watchlist to pick the list you wish to analyse. Then click the Next XCode buttons (the blue arrows) to scroll through each of the shares in the watchlist.
Did you know, you can also use the black arrows (next to the blue Next Xcode arrow buttons) to scroll through the Analyser results, without saving the results into a watchlist? This can save some time and reduce the number of watchlists in your list.
When you right click on a share you can Broadcast that share to all open windows. In this way you can check the daily and intraday charts as well as the fundamental information and market depth all with the click of a button. Currently all open windows will update when you click Broadcast. A future release will allow you to specify which windows update using a data link facility.
If you have an aversion to right clicks, maybe because you have used an Apple computer in the past, there is another trick which allows you to link the Broadcast function to a key on your keyboard.
Go to the User menu and select Custom Keys. Scroll down the list of Commands until you find Broadcast. Click Edit and then press the function key on your keyboard you want to link to the command, F2. Important – press the F2 key, do not try to type in ‘F2’. Click OK and OK again.
Now you can click on a share in a watchlist and press the F2 key to Broadcast the code through all your open windows.
If you are having any trouble finding your way around the new Market Analyser 7 platform then please give the Customer Care team a call on 1300 363 766.
By Jeff Cartridge