Markets Overview provides real-time market updates with helpful tools that empower you to review charts over time. Watch the video below for a walkthrough of the Marekts Overview Page:
Market News Ticker
At the top of the page, you will find your market news ticker which will automatically scroll throughout the day. Select View All to see a more detailed view of the events within the news ticker. These events include:
- The Morning Update
- Daily Market Wrap
- Stock Updates
- Treasury Auction Results
- Fed Speakers
- Mortgage, Housing, and Employment Reports
Next, you will see three tiles that show the live trading for mortgage-backed securities, the 10-year treasury and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. You can highlight a specific coupon in the candlestick chart below by clicking on its corresponding tile. To view additional coupons simply click Show more coupons and to view more treasuries, click Show more treasuries.
The candlestick chart provides four different daily moving averages listed at the top left of the chart, which are 200 DMA, 100 DMA, 50 DMA, and 25 DMA. You can toggle them on or off by clicking on their corresponding checkbox (see below).
Click on any candlestick in the chart to display data for that particular day and use your cursor to drag in any part of the chart to zoom into a specific area. Use the sliders at the bottom of the page to zoom in or out or change the portion of the chart you wish to view.
Below the charts, you will also see options to change the duration of the chart (intraday, last month, last quarter, six months, one year, two years, year to date and max data).
The stochastic oscillator at the bottom of the page is a momentum indicator. This chart compares the security's closing price to the range of its prices over the previous 21 sessions, assigning a value in the range of 0%-100%. A reading below 20%, indicated by the red line, is said to be "oversold." A reading above 80%, indicated by the green line, is said to be "overbought."
The black line crossing above the purple line while in oversold territory indicates a positive stochastic crossover. When this occurs, you may see a corresponding move higher in the security’s price from the date of that positive stochastic crossover.
If the black line crosses below the purple line while in overbought territory, it is considered a negative stochastic crossover. You may see a corresponding move lower in the security’s price.
Candlestick Chart Filters
There are several filter options you can use for the candlestick chart. First, click on the Filters button (see image below).
From here, you can use the toggles to:
- Turn support and resistance levels on or off.
- Turn Fibonacci levels on or off.
- View slow, fast, or no stochastic.
- Add or remove key events.
To draw on the candlestick chart:
- Click the Draw button.
- Select a color by clicking on the circle (see image below).
- Click on the drop-down menu (defaulted to Doodle) for additional annotation options. These include the type of line you wish to draw as well as callouts and labels.
- Once you select an annotation option, you can click on the chart to add the line, circle, label or callout.
To erase an annotation:
- Click on the button with the purple eraser icon.
- Click on the item you would like to erase i.e. a line.
- Click on the eraser icon again to stop erasing.
If you wish to remove all custom annotations, click Clear to erase.
Treasury Yield Spread
To view the Treasury Yield Spread, click on the tab at the top of the page. You can view the difference between a longer term maturity and a shorter term maturity. We default the spread to ten and two-year treasury yields, but you can click on the drop-down menus below to customize these options.
Click on the chart to select an area you’d like to expand or view in more detail.
Recording a Video or Starting a Meeting
Recording a video or starting a meeting while on the Markets Overview page is a great way to share your expertise and engage with clients. To do so, use the corresponding buttons, Record a video and Start meeting, located at the bottom right corner of the page. To learn more about Speed Meeting and Video Record, click here.
Setting up Text Alerts
Our text alert options will provide you updates on the pricing for MBS coupons. Click here to learn how to set up your alerts.