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Creating a watchlist
July 28, 2018

The markets move fast, and we want to help you move even faster. With our trading platforms you can create custom watchlists so you can follow the securities you’ve got your eyes on. As well, we provide standard watchlists to help you follow the financial markets.

  • Questrade Trading

    Creating a watchlist on Questrade Trading:

    1. Log in to Questrade Trading
    2. In the main toolbar, click/tap Watchlist
    3. Click/tapUser-added image, and then Manage watchlists
    4. Select + Add watchlist to create one
    5. To keep your platform organized, name your watchlist
    6. Once the watchlist is created, click/tap + Add Symbol to add securities of your choice

    Later, if you decide to add or remove securities from your watchlist, click/tapUser-added image, and then edit this watchlist. To add, remove or manage your watchlists, click/ tapUser-added image, and then click/tap Manage watchlists.

    By default, our platform shows you key information about the securities you add to your watchlist; for example, last price, bid, ask, change, mini-charts, high & low of the day, and volume. However, you can customize the data that appears in your watchlist by clicking/tappingUser-added image. For an explanation of the different data feeds, see below.

    ColumnDescription
    SymbolThe ticker symbol for the security
    DescriptionThe full name of the security
    LastThe last price the security was traded at
    Chg $The change in price from the previous day’s closing price
    Chg %The change in price from the previous day’s closing price, expressed as a percentage
    BidThe highest price the market is willing to pay for this security
    AskThe lowest price the market is willing to accept for this security
    HighThe highest price traded for the security today
    LowThe lowest price traded for the security today
    VolThe trading volume for the current day
    ExchThe listing exchange for the security 
    Bid szThe number of shares in board lots the market is willing to purchase at the bid price. On Canadian markets, one board lot is 100 shares for securities valued over $1.00, 500 shares for securities valued between $0.10 and $1.00, and 1,000 shares for securities valued under $0.10. On U.S. markets, one board lot is 100 shares for all securities. For option orders, one board lot is one option contract
    Ask szThe number of shares in board lots the market is willing to sell at the ask price. On Canadian markets, one board lot is 100 shares for securities valued over $1.00, 500 shares for securities valued between $0.10 and $1.00, and 1,000 shares for securities valued under $0.10. On U.S. markets, one board lot is 100 shares for all securities. For option orders, one board lot is one option contract
    TickA change in the security’s price from the previous trade is represented by an up or down arrow. No change is represented by a dash 
    OpenThe price the security traded at when the markets opened
    Prev closeThe price the security traded at when the markets closed the previous trading day
    CurrencyThe currency of the security
    Last tradeThe date and time the security was last traded at
    52w highThe highest price the security traded at over the past 52 weeks
    52w lowThe lowest price the security traded at over the past 52 weeks
    Mkt capThe total value of all outstanding shares of the security
    Avg volThe average trade volume over a 3-month period
    SharesThe number of shares owned by the public, company officers, and insiders
    EPSEarnings per share: a company's profit divided by its number of common outstanding shares
    P/EPrice earnings ratio: a valuation ratio of the current share price compared to its earnings per share
    DivThe distribution of a security’s earnings to shareholders
    YieldThe income return on an investment displayed as an annualized percentage
    Ex-dateThe date on or after which a security is traded without a previously declared dividend or distribution
    Security typeIndicates the type of security (e.g., stock, ETF, option)
    Open interestThe total number of option contracts that are not closed or delivered for the current day

  • IQ Edge

    Creating a watchlist on IQ Edge:

    1. Log in to IQ Edge
    2. Click the Watchlist symbol in the top navigation bar
    3. Click the + icon, and then click New watchlist to create a new one
    4. To keep your platform organized, name the new watchlist
    5. To keep your platform organized, name your watchlist
    6. Once the watchlist is created, go to the symbol lookup field to add securities you’d like to follow

    Later, if you decide to remove securities from your watchlist, right-click on the security and click Remove symbol.

    To manage your watchlists, click the downward arrow User-added image within the watchlist window to:

    • Create multiple watchlists
    • Add public and private watchlists
    • Change settings like size, colour, and fonts

    By default, IQ Edge shows you key information about the securities you add to your watchlist, such as last price, ask, bid, $/% change, high & low of the day, and volume. However, you can customize the data that appears in your watchlist by clicking or tapping the downward arrow User-added image and then Edit columns. For an explanation of the different data feeds, see below:

    ColumnDescription
    SymbolThe ticker symbol for the security
    DescriptionThe full name of the security
    LastThe last price the security was traded at
    Chg $The change in price from the previous day’s closing price
    Chg %The change in price from the previous day’s closing price expressed as a percentage
    BidThe highest price the market is willing to pay for this security
    AskThe lowest price the market is willing to accept for this security
    HighThe highest price traded for the security today
    LowThe lowest price traded for the security today
    VolThe trading volume for the current day
    ExchThe listing exchange for the security 
    Bid szThe number of shares in board lots the market is willing to purchase at the bid price. On Canadian markets, one board lot is 100 shares for securities valued over $1.00, 500 shares for securities valued between $0.10 and $1.00, and 1,000 shares for securities valued under $0.10. On U.S. markets, one board lot is 100 shares for all securities. For option orders, one board lot is one option contract
    Ask szThe number of shares in board lots the market is willing to sell at the ask price. On Canadian markets, one board lot is 100 shares for securities valued over $1.00, 500 shares for securities valued between $0.10 and $1.00, and 1,000 shares for securities valued under $0.10. On U.S. markets, one board lot is 100 shares for all securities. For option orders, one board lot is one option contract
    TickA change in the security’s price from the previous trade is represented by an up or down arrow. No change is represented by a dash 
    OpenThe price the security traded at when the markets opened
    Prev closeThe price the security traded at when the markets closed the previous trading day
    CurrencyThe currency of the security
    Last tradeThe date and time the security was last traded at
    52w highThe highest price the security traded at over the past 52 weeks
    52w lowThe lowest price the security traded at over the past 52 weeks
    Mkt capThe total value of all outstanding shares of the security
    Avg volThe average trade volume over a 3-month period
    SharesThe number of shares owned by the public, company officers, and insiders
    EPSEarnings per share: a company's profit divided by its number of common outstanding shares
    P/EPrice-earnings ratio: a valuation ratio of the current share price compared to its earnings per share
    DivThe distribution of a security’s earnings to shareholders
    YieldThe income return on an investment displayed as an annualized percentage
    Ex-dateThe date on or after which a security is traded without a previously declared dividend or distribution
    Security typeIndicates the type of security (e.g., stock, ETF, option)
    Open interestThe total number of option contracts that are not closed or delivered for the current day

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