Interactive Data upgrades Market-Q

Source: Interactive Data

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial information, analytics and related solutions, today announced that it has released Market-QSM 3.2.

This new version of Market-Q provides financial professionals with upgraded features to track real-time streaming market data directly from their Web browser, including advanced charting, alerts, option chains, and Canadian fundamental market data. Market-Q's virtual desktop solution allows users access to powerful information from any PC with all the benefits of a centralized enterprise desktop management system.

"Not only does Market-Q provide users flexible access to their financial data, but it does so at one of the most affordable price points in the industry," said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. "The new features are designed to simplify the financial professional's analysis of the market, enabling them to make more informed decisions for their clients. From my perspective, there has never been a more important time to have such critical financial information at your fingertips, and that key data has never been more accessible."

Among the latest updates, Market-Q's alerts tool has been enhanced to enable users to fully customize the alerts they receive either in their browser or via email. Users can set high and low limits on a symbol; easily acknowledge, edit or dismiss alerts; add color codes to alerts in the Watch List; and track all alert activity in the alert log. The option chains have also been upgraded in Market-Q 3.2, allowing users to display options based on key features, including expiration date, strike price, strike range, and standard and non-standard, as well as the ability to drag and drop options symbols into another window.

In addition, the updated advanced charting tools provide customers the ability to use symbol overlays, study overlays and data tables. Using advanced Java technology, these powerful analysis tools are designed to allow customers to conduct analysis customized to their exact specifications and provide real-time, streaming data from the exchanges they select.

Market-Q 3.2 also supports NASDAQ Basic, which offers users real-time quote and trade data for securities listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX exchanges at a reduced rate. Market-Q is one of only a few services to offer this powerful tool, which provides professional users a cost effective way to receive the best bid and offer, associated size, and last sale from the NASDAQ Market Center and the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (TRF).

"We are pleased to partner with Interactive Data Corporation, which should be recognized for identifying and meeting the needs of its customers by providing the cost-efficient NASDAQ Basic in the latest version of Market-Q," said Randall Hopkins, senior vice president of NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products. "NASDAQ Basic can serve as an invaluable tool in the financial professional's arsenal and is provided as a lower cost alternative to Level 1."

Each of the new features in Market-Q 3.2 is designed to enable users to manage their financial investments more effectively. Market-Q's powerful platform allows users access to their own customized workspace through any Web browser regardless of location, giving them instant access to the service's many features. Market-Q is a fully hosted Java-based desktop solution that optimizes bandwidth costs by eliminating the need for additional on-site technology infrastructure such as servers, circuits and routers, while offering complete Internet accessibility.

In addition to these new advanced tools, Market-Q 3.2 is more appealing to investors interested in Canadian equities. Market-Q now displays Canadian fundamental market data, providing users more robust financial information on Canadian companies. Market information available to customers includes: net house summary, block trades, market movers, performance data, company profiles, analyst ratings, financial statements, valuation ratios and mutual fund profiles.

Market-Q's modular technology design and flexible deployment options enable companies to quickly introduce the complete offering to their clients, giving them instant access to global real-time pricing information, key U.S. corporate actions, Dow Jones news and analysis, research from a range of sources, and sophisticated tools, including advanced charting and alerts.

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