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ESignal upgrades market data tool

14 June 2006  |  2133 views  |  0 Source: ESignal

eSignal, an Interactive Data (NYSE: IDC) business and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision-support tools for professional and individual traders, today released eSignal 8.0.

This latest version of the company's award-winning software provides additional market data from global exchanges, including expanded Forex and treasury data, as well as a host of product enhancements.

"eSignal 8.0 is a much stronger analytical package now with additional global market data, enhanced information management, and a number of other remarkable features," said Robin Verderosa, senior director of product management. "Traders in equities, futures, Forex, or options will appreciate the efficiency of eSignal 8.0 in producing news and analytics through one of the most expansive user-defined feature sets available. As a long-time industry leader in providing innovative tools for investors, we are pleased to offer this new version of eSignal."

eSignal 8.0 includes futures information from the Dow Jones Commodities News Services, along with enhanced futures analytics ranging from continuous contracts to a fully customizable Quoteboard, electronic volume, settlement date, settlement price, and combined session symbols, as well as several new add-on studies. Finally, for traders who prefer to model and create their own individual studies or to perform additional ad hoc analyses, eSignal 8.0 improves on its eSignal Formula Script (EFS) with major modifications designed to significantly reduce the amount of time needed to code.

Data Content

eSignal 8.0 expands the amount of market data available to its customers, bringing more than 20 points of additional market data from newly added exchanges and indices, including:
  • Bombay Stock Exchange and Indices
  • CME Globex
  • Caracas Stock Exchange (Venezuela)
  • Santiago Stock Exchange (Chile)
  • Hong Kong Futures Exchange - Options
  • Jakarta Stock Exchange (Indonesia)
  • JASDAQ (Japan)
  • MEFF Renta Fija Futures
  • MEFF Renta Variable Futures
  • Osaka Securities Exchange - Nikkei Futures (Japan)
  • Philippines Stock Exchange
  • Russia SE Futures
  • Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • Taiwan OTC Stock Exchange
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange - Futures (Japan)
  • Euronext Commodities
  • Euronext Equity and Index Derivatives
  • Euronext Interest Rate Futures
  • Hannover Commodities Exchange (Germany)
  • Italian Futures and Derivatives
  • London Metal Exchange Plastics
  • Vienna Futures and Options Exchange (Austria)
  • HotSpot FX Institutional & Retail
  • GTIS Forex (now by contributor)
  • GovPX US Benchmark Treasuries


All Dow Jones Commodities News Services are now also available, including:
  • Dow Jones Commodities Service
  • Dow Jones MetalsWire
  • Dow Jones AgriWire
  • Dow Jones Mini Financial (miniFin)


eSignal Formula Script 2 (EFS2)

eSignal 8.0 contains a major update to EFS, eSignal's proprietary software for creating customized studies. Known now as EFS2, this simple JavaScript language allows traders to develop custom studies, access a series of customizable sample formulas, and test their trading strategies over days, weeks or years of historical data. Back testing is now simplified with EFS2 and the GUI enhancements because the tabs and graphs are much easier to navigate, and designed to get the most out of this valuable data.

eSignal 8.0 with EFS2 allows increased use of built-in studies, permits more concise coding, improves the ability to create studies based on different intervals and/or symbols, and adds support for building new studies. EFS2 is more accessible to traders of all levels and dramatically reduces the time necessary to develop additional customized studies. In one example, a stochastic study that previously took 85 lines of code to develop was completed with just 12 lines of code using EFS2.

"eSignal continues to impress me by creating features that provide heightened visibility into very complicated markets that can be both risky and rewarding," said Keth Comollo, eSignal 8.0 beta user. "eSignal also makes it possible for me to create my own specialized tools as necessary. With this latest release, eSignal enables me to reach far beyond the basic software to define studies and views that give me insight into markets in just the way I want."

Add-On Studies

In addition to four new indicators, eSignal 8.0 includes three new add-on studies:
  • The eMini-Master POLR Series
  • WaveTracker
  • Price Gauge


eSignal 8.0 also features enhanced Hamzei Analytics "HotSpots", a special application of the Support, Pivot and Resistance Levels, plus Intraday Volume Break Out (IVBO), Directional Volatility (DV), and Central Intelligence Difference (CI Diff) Indicators, as well as the EZ2Trade Charting Collection with EZ2 Pivots and EZ2 Trailing Stops. Each indicator brings investors an additional method for assessing and managing risk and for recognizing patterns within the equities or futures markets.

Also new to eSignal 8.0 is Teresa Lo's PowerTools, featuring new tools to back test and fine tune any trading symbol and time frame. The position-sizing tool is designed to help traders plan a transaction with the appropriate number of shares and reduce size over time to maintain their specified equity risk.

Futures Analytics

eSignal 8.0 includes several enhancements to futures analytics, including continuous contracts and spreads. The continuous contracts feature, available for U.S. and international contracts, uses an intuitive symbol format designed to make it easier to follow the front and forward months by eliminating the need to change symbols between each contract's expiration. A newly enhanced spread engine allows users the flexibility to control the formatting of the data when creating user-defined spreads. Spread symbols, on the other hand, can now be used in combination with other symbols using the plus, minus, multiply or divide operators. These spread symbols can be entered into the quote and chart window for analysis.

Other features for futures traders include enhancements to the basic point and figure charts, improvements to eSignal's market profile, and a new, fully customizable Quoteboard. With the new Quoteboard, users can bring up a full list of fields available simply by right clicking on any cell. Fields can be arranged in any order and cells can grow or shrink automatically based on the number of fields chosen.

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