The Instruments form represents a list of available trading instruments, grouped by series, underlying assets and exchanges. The data in the list is updated automatically while online.
Use the button to expand inner the lists of assets, futures and options.
Weekly options display the number of the week.
Right-click on an item in the list to open a menu with commands, described in Table 1.
Table 1 – Commands descriptions (part 1)
Table 2 – Commands descriptions (part 2)
For non-tradable instruments the following operations are now available:
- Add to the Instrument table;
- Open a historical chart.
In order to work with instruments that are not available in the Instruments tree, you can:
- Create your own exchanges, assets, options series and futures; or
- Customize the parameters of any existing instruments.
Unused exchanges can be hidden. To do this:
Adding new data
Adding an exchange
To add an exchange:
- Click the Add my exchange button.
- An exchange code
- A description of the exchange (not required)
- Click the OK button.
Adding an asset
To add an asset:
- Right-click an exchange.
- Select the Add my asset command in the context menu.
Enter the parameters in the opened form :
- Code – if you're going to place orders on this asset, you must specify the code as it's quoted on an exchange.
- Asset type – the type of the underlying asset.
- Description – a description of the asset (not required).
- Click the OK button .
Adding an options series
To add an options series, right-click on an underlying asset and click the Add my option series command in the context menu.
The creating/editing form contains a group of parameters, presented in Table 2. After filling out the fields, click the OK button .
Table 2 – Options series parameters
|Common parameters |
|Exchange||The field is filled out automatically|
|Asset||The field is filled out automatically|
|Series parameters |
|Family||The family code of the option series|
|Settlement date||The date of execution|
|Premium||The type of option premium|
|Exercise||The type of exercise|
|Series grid |
|ATM Strike||The at-the-money value of the strike|
|Strike from ATM||The number of strikes in the grid from the ATM strike up and down|
|Strike step||The price step for strikes|
|Additional strikes||Comma-separated strikes that do not fall into the strikes grid|
|Update strike grid||Refresh strikes grid|
|Generated options table |
|Asset||The Asset code|
|Family||The family code of option series|
|Expiration||The expiration date|
|Strike||The option strike|
|Type||The call and put options|
An example of a custom option is shown in the figure below.
To add a future:
- Right-click on the asset.
- Select the Add my future command in the context menu.
- Enter the parameters in the opened form:
- Code – If you plan to place a real order (fills) on this asset, you must specify the code quoted on the exchange.
- Family code – a family code of the series of futures options.
- Settlement date – the expiration date.
- Description – a description of the futures (not required).
- Click the OK button to save the future.
To edit custom exchanges, assets, options, and futures, right-click on their name and select the Edit my exchange/asset/option series/future command.
You can change the parameters of any existing elements in the Instruments tree. To do this, click the Customize my exchange/asset/option series/future button. After editing, click the OK button. The elements in the instrument list will be marked with graphic elements. On the figure below, you will see a user-created exchange  and a customized exchange .
To delete the created exchange, assets, options, and futures right-click on their name and select the Delete my exchange/asset/option series/future command. In the opened window, click the OK button. Instruments, options, futures, positions and fills that depend on the deleted instruments will also be deleted. Please note that this action cannot be undone.
To reset the customizations of an existing exchange, asset, options, futures, click the Clear customization command.