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5 Symbol Lists

There are four builtin symbol lists in Chart, and you can create user defined lists from the Watchlist dialog (see Watchlist).

5.1 Favourites List

The favourites list is the default shown in the watchlist and is intended for symbols which you’re interested in at the moment. Symbols don’t have to be in the database, they can be in the list just to see quotes in the watchlist.

Symbols can be added or removed using the watchlist dialog, and from the main window (see Main Window) when viewing a chart using the File menu entries (accelerators ! and Control-!). Entries can be moved around from the watchlist too.

5.2 Alerts List

The alerts list is symbols which have gone above or below alert level annotations which you set (see Annotations). This changes with the latest quotes or database prices available. If you change an alert level then the symbol is added or removed accordingly too.

5.3 Historical List

When a stock has been delisted or a futures contract has expired, the symbol is put into the historical list. The current rule is to go when there’s no new data for 3 weeks, or 3 weeks after a known contract expiry date.

“No new data” doesn’t merely mean no trades, it means no new information at all from the data source for that time. Current data sources don’t give direct indications of stocks that have been delisted, the rule here is designed to pick them up but not catch stocks merely suspended for a period.

The historical list cannot be directly edited, but if a stock is re-listed you can lift it out of historical status by explicitly downloading. (Do a Ctrl-U update, or ask for that symbol in the download dialog, see Download.)

5.4 All List

The all list is all symbols in the database, except those in the historical list described above.


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