Time and Sales

Time & Sales information is used by professional traders to monitor the current price movements at its most detailed level. Time & Sales shows each individual trade as it occurs, and is displayed as a scrolling list. Time & Sales shows the exact price that each trade occurs at, and also whether the trade occurred at the bid or ask. This information shows whether there are currently more buyers or sellers, and also what prices they are buying and selling at. Also, Time & Sales shows the amount of volume that each trade includes (the number of contracts that were traded). This shows whether there are more contracts being bought or sold, and at which prices the largest amounts of volume are trading.

Time&Sales

  1. Time & Sales Instrument Selector,
  2. Time & Sales Status Line,
  3. Time & Sales Column Header,
  4. Time & Sales Scrolling List.

Creating New Time& Sales Window

Open a new Time& Sales window by one of following methods:

  • Click the New Time& Sales Window icon TSicon.pngon the Main toolbar, or:
  • In the main menu select File, then point to New and click Time& Sales Window.

Selecting Instrument

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To select the instrument you want to trade with:

  • Type the symbol name into the Instrument Selector field and press Enter; or:
  • Click on the Lookup button LookupButton.png to select the necessary symbol from the database.
Linking Symbols Colors

Linking Time & Sales Window

When the symbol for any one chart of the linked group is changed, the changes will automatically be applied to the rest of the linked windows (Chart, DOM window, Scanner window, Time&Sales Window).

  • To link a Time & Sales Window by symbol, click the Instrument Link button on the Instrument Selector of the Time & Sales Window and select desired lniking color;
  • To un-link a Time & Sales Window, select Not Linked NotLinked.gif.

Adjusting Time & Sales Window

Pause Mode

Real-time price updates of Time & Sales window may be suspended. Click on Time & Sales window to Pause real-time updates. To resume the updating of the prices, click on Time & Sales window once again. Pause mode is indicated by Paused status on top of Time & Sales window.

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Full and Compact Modes

Compact Mode hides Instrument Selector, Status Line and Column Header of the Time & Sales Window. To switch between Full and Compact Modes of Time & Sales Window:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Select Switch to Compact Mode or Switch To Full Mode

Or:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Select Filter data...;
  3. Check/Uncheck Full Mode check box.

Formatting Columns

To adjust columns that are to be indicated on Time & Sales Window:

  1. Right click on the Column Header;
  2. Check/Uncheck the columns names that should be indicated;

Or:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Navigate the mouse pointer to Format Columns;
  3. Check/Uncheck the columns names that should be indicated;

To align text in columns:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Navigate the mouse pointer to Format Columns;
  3. Navigate the mouse pointer to Alignment;
  4. Select one of three types of alignment:
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right


Formatting Time & Sales Window Appearance

Time and Sales

Appearance of Time & Sales Window can be adjusted in Appearance settings window. To open Appearance settings window:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Select Appearance....

Changing Colors

Colors used in Time & Sales Window can be adjusted under Colors section of the Appearance settings window.

  1. Filled At column contains the levels where the trades were executed.
  2. Foreground column. Select the color of the text to be used for an each level in Time & Sales Window.
  3. Backgound column. Select the color of the background to be used for an each level in Time & Sales Window.

Changing Background Color

Background Color of Time & Sales Window can be adjusted under Bachground color section of the Appearance settings window.

Select one of 40 pre-defined colors or define a custom color by clicking the Other... button.

Changing Font

Font, Font Size and Font Style used in Time & Sales Window can be adjusted under Font section of the Appearance settings window.

Appearance Defaults

To save the current settings as default check Use as Default check box.

To reset configuration to default settings click the Reset to Defaults button.

Note: The configuration indicated on a screenshot nearby is pre-defined Default settings of Time & Sales Window appearance.


Filtering Time & Sales Window Data

FilterData

To apply filters to the data used in Time & Sales Window:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Select Filter Data....

Changing Number Of Rows

Number of Rows used in Time & Sales Window can be adjusted under Number of Rows section of the Filter Data settings window:

  • Auto. Select this mode to make the number of rows be auto-adjusted.
  • Manual. Select this mode and set the number of rows to be fixed in Time & Sales Window.

Changing Update Time

Frequency of data updates in Time & Sales Window can be adjusted under Update Data section of the Filter Data settings window.

Note: Available time range for the updates is 0.1 - 1.0 s.

Changing Direction of Latest Updates

The latest updates of the data can be indicated on the top or at the bottom of the Time & Sales Scrolling List. Direction of the latest updates can be selected under Add Data section of the Filter Data settings window.

Aggregation of Similar Ticks

It is possible to group the ticks with the same price and make them be indicated as one line. In this case, the number of ticks with the same price will be indicated near the price in Time & Sales Scrolling List.

Aggregation of Similar Ticks can be enabled in Filter Data settings window.

It is also possible to group the ticks regardless of the trade direction. The "Regardless of the Trade Direction" checkbox becomes available only when the "Aggregate Ticks with Similar Price" is enabled.

Indication of Price Change

If the price of the current tick differs from the price of the previous one, an arrow showing direction of price change can be shown at the Time & Sales Scrolling List.

Indication of Price Change can be enabled in Filter Data settings window.

Filtering Time & Sales Data

Time & Sales Data can be filtered by:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Price
  • Volume
  • Execution Level (Filled At)

To apply a filter to Time & Sales data:

  1. Right click on the Time & Sales Scrolling List;
  2. Select Filter Data...;
  3. Check the necessary filter;
  4. Set comparison condition (=, >, <, >=, <=, != (not equal));
  5. Set comparison value;
  6. Click OK to apply the filter.

Filter Defaults

To save the current settings as default check Use as Default check box.

To reset configuration to default settings click the Reset to Defaults button.

Note: The configuration indicated on a screenshot nearby is pre-defined Default settings of Time & Sales Window filters.