THE TRADER WORKSTATION MARKET WATCH WINDOW:
The following windows are displayed on the Trader Workstation Screen.
- TITLE BAR
- TICKER WINDOW OF FUTURES & OPTIONS MARKET
- TICKER WINDOW OF UNDERLYING (CAPITAL) MARKET
- TOOL BAR
- MARKET WATCH WINDOW
- INQUIRY WINDOW
- SNAP QUOTE
- ORDER/TRADE WINDOW
- SYSTEM MESSAGE WINDOW
As mentioned earlier, the best way to familiarize oneself with the screen and its various segments is to actually spend some time studying a live screen. In this section we shall restrict ourselves to understanding just two segments of the workstation screen, the market watch window and the inquiry window.
The market watch window is the third window from the top of the screen which is always visible to the user. The purpose of market watch is to allow continuous monitoring of contracts or securities that are of specific interest to the user. It displays trading information for contracts selected by the user. The user also gets a broadcast of all the cash market securities on the screen. This function also will be available if the user selects the relevant securities for display on the market watch screen. Display of trading information related to cash market securities will be on “Read only” format, i.e., the dealer can only view the information on cash market but, cannot trade in them through the system. This is the main window from the dealer’s perspective.
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