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Symbol Information encompasses the entire group of information as it relates to a symbol in the watchlist. All information stored here is stored at the individual symbol level.
Select the subtopics below for additional information.
The symbol information dialog contains all pieces necessary to uniquely identify a symbol within the Watchlist.
Right clicking on a symbol in the Watchlist and selecting Symbol Information will display the screen shown below.
This tab contains information about the asset.
Each asset requires certain key pieces of information to uniquely identify it. For example, a stock only requires a ticker symbol to be unique. On the other hand, an option contract requires an expiration date, strike price and contract type to be unique. The appropriate fields are highlight and dimmed based on the asset selection.
This dropdown contains the list of support asset types in RightEdge
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Valid values are
The currency that this asset is traded in. For example, buying shares of a U.S. company on the New York Stock Exchange is purchased in USD which may be different than the local currency.
Specify the exchange that this particular asset should be routed to. In the case of U.S. stocks and options, brokers can allow the trader to route the buy or sell transaction to a particular exchange. If this is supported by the broker, this parameter is used to request that exchange from the broker.
This is the smallest allowable increment of price movement for a contract. For example, a Euro FX tick size is 0.0001. This is also known as the multiplier
Enter the size of the futures or option contract. For example, a Euro FX contract is 125,000.
Specify the initial margin of the contract. This amount will be deducted from the account when a position is established.
Required for futures and options, this is the date that the contract expires.
Required for options only, this specifies the strike price of the option.
Required for options only, specifies whether the options contract is a call or a put contract.
Specifies at the symbol level how many decimal places RightEdge should carry this instrument to. For example, a stock may desire the default number of two places. A forex trader that trades the Euro/U.S. Dollar for example, may want to extend this to four places.
The Company Information tab stores optional information about the underlying asset. This information is available for system developers to use.
Specifies the name of the company that this symbol belongs to
The sector that this company belongs to. Examples of sectors are
The industry that this company belongs to. Examples of industries are
The Service Data tab stores optional information that can be passed to the corresponding service plugin. For example, when using different service providers for live data and brokerage services, the data format for the symbol may be slightly different. The additional service data is passed to the plugin so that it may handle these differences.