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ESignal upgrades market data system

27 October 2004  |  922 views  |  0 Source: ESignal

eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision support tools to professional and individual traders, today announced the immediate availability of eSignal® 7.7, the latest version of the 7 series software offering active and professional traders new enhancements, including a News Manager, a powerful Symbol Lookup feature, customizable function keys, an enhanced Lender's Window and select Latin America exchange data.

"We are expanding our marketplace to Latin America with the addition of three new exchanges. The functionality of eSignal has expanded as well - the News Manager enhancements make it much easier to find market-moving news and, in response to requests from our professional users, we have added a function key feature that offers one-click access to most-often-used commands," said Chuck Thompson, President of eSignal. "We are pleased to make this version available to our current customers. They have asked for increased functionality, and we continue to deliver on our promise to provide one of the best decision support tools in the industry."

The three new exchanges offered through eSignal are the Mexico Stock Exchange, the Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futuros (Brazil) and the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange. The addition of these exchanges brings the total number of exchanges available by eSignal to more than 110.

The new Symbol Lookup provides customers the ability to search by symbol and company name. Users may also conduct searches based on exchange or instrument type when they have little information about the issue. This feature is especially helpful because the number of issues available to eSignal clients recently eclipsed one million, with the addition of the three Latin American stock exchanges this month.

A new, innovative News Manager allows users to look up headlines by symbol, service, keyword, and date, individually and in combination. All search criteria are entered in a common area - top navigation - for quick and easy searches. Plus, users have the ability to save the news windows as part of the layout, link them to other windows or pop them out.

The customizable function keys allow users to create their own keyboard templates for many of the commands, menu items and toolbar choices in eSignal, including keystroke assignment for virtually every advanced chart toolbar function.

An enhanced Leaders Window provides real-time updates and supplies nearly 20 views on the performance of the U.S. stock and option markets' top gainers, top losers and volume leaders by exchange. Finally, the auto-sorting enhancements build upon eSignal's ability to automatically sort quote lists in Quote and Summary windows at predetermined sixty-second intervals. Users can now sort at shorter sub minute intervals or even tick-by-tick, allowing users to keep the most important symbols at the top of the list.

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