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http://www.motivewave.com/data/import_instruments.htm Import Instruments Dialog 2.5.2 Trading Hours Trading hours define the days and time of day that an Instrument is traded. For most instruments the trading hours may be assigned automatically by MotiveWave™. When you create your workspace, MotiveWave™ will create a default set of Trading Hours. You can create your own trading hours and
override the instrument settings. Trading hours can be created/modified from the Preferences dialog (Configure - Preferences from the Console menu bar, click on General then on Trading Hours).
Trading Hour Preferences The Trading Hours dialog will appear when you click the add button (green ‘+’) above. If an exchange is chosen, then the hours defined in this dialog will be used as the default trading hours for instruments on that exchange.
The Trading Hours for an instrument can be assigned from the Advanced tab of the Instrument dialog.
This dialog can be accessed from the Manage Instruments dialog (Configure - Manage Instruments from the Console menu bar) or from the Context menu of a chart (right click on a chart and choose Edit Instrument).
2.6 Watch Lists Watch Lists provide a convenient way to organize a related set of instruments together in one location.
MotiveWave™ will create a default set of Watch Lists when you first create your workspace.
There are two ways to view a Watch List:
1. Table View – In this tabular view, each row displays an instrument. The table view will have a default set of columns, but these can be configured by the user to show or hide any of the available instrument values. Optionally, you can sort this table view by any of the columns in ascending or descending order.
2. Buy/Sell View – This view shows a Buy/Sell box for each instrument. The current Best Bid and Best Ask values are shown along with the last price, last time, daily high/low and spread. Market orders can be placed directly by clicking on the Buy or Sell areas.
The following screen shot shows the default set of watch lists displayed on the Home page.
Default Watch Lists 2.6.1 Watch List Tool Bar Several features are available from the tool bar in the top right area of the watch list panel. These
buttons are as follows:
1. Link With Chart – If this button is on (shaded background), clicking on a row in the watch list will set the instrument for the active chart on this page.
2. Table/Buy Sell View – Toggles the view of the watch list between the table view and the Buy/Sell boxes view
3. Sorted / Unsorted – Toggles the sort mode for the watch list. If unsorted, you can manually arrange the order of the rows in the table by clicking/dragging them. If in “sorted” mode, you can click on the column headers to sort the table in ascending/descending order
4. Add Instrument – Use this to add an instrument to the watch list that already exists in the local database.
5. Search And Add Instrument – Launches the search dialog to search for an instrument and add it to the watch list.
6. Import Instruments – Click this to import a set of instruments from a CSV file (not available on all workspaces)
7. Open Watch List – Click this button to open a watch list in another panel
8. Edit Watch List – Edits the watch lists properties
9. Create Watch List – Use this to create a new watch list
10. Open in Window – Opens this watch list in a separate window
11. Maximize – Maximizes the watch list panel to use all of the available space on the page
The following screen shot shows these buttons in the tool bar:
Watch List Tool Bar 2.6.2 Sorting Options The table view of the watch list can be either sorted or unsorted. This mode can be toggled by clicking the sort button on the tool bar (see previous section).
22.214.171.124 Sorted View In the sorted view, you can click on the column headers to sort the watch list. The first click will sort by
that column in ascending order. Clicking again will sort in descending order:
126.96.36.199 Unsorted View In the unsorted view, you can arrange the instruments in the list by clicking and dragging them to the desired location. Alternatively, right click on a row and choose Move Up / Move Down to adjust their locations.
Unsorted Watch List 2.6.3 Buy/Sell Boxes A Buy/Sell box shows the current Best Bid and Best Ask prices for an instrument and makes it easy to quickly place a market order to buy or sell the instrument. The following diagram shows the elements of
a Buy/Sell box:
The colors of the box will change as the prices change. If the price goes up the label will flash blue (or green depending on preferences). If the price goes down, the label will flash red.
The Buy/Sell view of the watch list will display the instruments in unsorted mode (see section above).
You can easily arrange the order of these boxes buy clicking and dragging the title bar. Click on the ‘X’ button in the top right corner to remove a box from the watch list.
Sorting Buy/Sell Boxes You can modify the preferences for the Buy/Sell boxes from the Preferences dialog (Configure Preferences from the Console menu bar).
2.6.4 Create Watch List Click on the New Watch List button on the Watch List tool bar or select File - New - New Watch List from the Console menu bar to create a new watch list.
On the first page of the New Watch List wizard, you will be asked for the name of the Watch List. This name will be displayed on the panel tab.
New Watch List – Page 1 On the next page of the wizard, you will be asked to specify the columns. If you would like to add one or more columns to the list, select them from the Available Columns list (hint: use the Ctrl key or Cmd key on the Mac to select multiple rows) and press the ‘’ button to move them to the Selected Columns list.
If you would like to remove one or more columns, select them from the Selected Columns list and press the ‘’ button.
2.6.5 Edit Watch List Click on the Edit Watch List button on the Watch List tool bar to open the Edit Watch List dialog.
From this dialog you can change the name, available columns or the instruments.
Choosing the columns for the Quote Sheet is the same as you would for a Watch List. Select the column(s) you would like to add from the Available Columns list and use the ‘’ button to add them to the Selected Columns list.
Quote Sheets organize instruments into groups. Click on the New Group button to add one or more groups to the Quote Sheet. You can add instruments to each group by selecting the group from the Group drop down and then using the Add Instrument/Search Instrument buttons (see below).
New Quote Sheet – Add Groups/Instruments The following screen shot shows a sample Quote Sheet. Noticed that there are groups in the Quote Sheet table that divide the instruments into different categories. Optionally each group can have different colors for the dividers.
2.8 Backup/Restore Note: This feature is not available in the trial versions of MotiveWave™ The Backup/Restore feature enables you to export settings, analyses, instruments, watch lists, scans and open windows/positions to a single backup file. This backup file can be archived to be restored later in case something happens to your computer. Alternatively, you can use this feature to transfer your workspace to another computer.
The backup dialog enables you to choose what is included in the backup file:
1. Include Console – This will include the console layout (pages etc).
2. Include Open Windows – This will preserve the open charts, DOM windows etc and their locations on the screen.
3. Include Preferences – These are the preferences that you have modified in the Preferences dialog.
4. Include Watch Lists – These are the watch lists and quote sheets.
5. Include Scans – These are the scan criteria.
When you click the Create button, a backup file will be created on your computer desktop. This backup file will be named Workspace Name Date.mwb (where Workspace Name is the name of your workspace and Date is the current date/time). If you would like to change the name and location, click on the Browse button.
You can store this file in a safe place (such as Drop Box or Google Drive) or move it to another computer to restore it into an existing workspace.
Click on the Browse button and locate the backup file that you created previously. The options available
for restore are as follows:
1. Restore Console – Restores console layout and pages from the backup file.
2. Restore Windows – Restores the open windows and locations
3. Restore Preferences – These are the settings from the Preferences dialog.
4. Restore Watch Lists – Watch Lists and Quote Sheets
5. Restore Scans – Scan criteria saved from the backup
6. Delete Existing Analyses – If you check this option, all of the existing analyses in the workspace will be deleted before importing the analyses from the backup.
Click the Restore button to begin the restore process. You will see a progress indicator that reports the status of the restore. Depending on your computer and the size of the backup, this could take up to a minute or two to complete.
188.8.131.52 Restoring to a Different Workspace Service In the typical case, the workspace service (ie broker or data service) will match the service from the backup. You can restore from a backup that was created with a different service, but you may encounter some issues. Each service has a different naming symbology for the instruments that they support and the target service may not support all of the instruments that are in the backup.
MotiveWave™ will attempt to map the symbols from the backup service to the target service. However, you may find that some analyses are missing in the new workspace if MotiveWave™ could not find a mapping.
2.9 Repository Note: This feature is not available in the trial editions of MotiveWave™ MotiveWave™ maintains a local database for each workspace. This database contains the following
1. Instruments/Exchanges/Trading Hours
3. Watch Lists/Quote Sheets
4. Historical News
7. Chart Templates
8. Scan Criteria
9. Strategy Analysis
10. Historical Trades
11. Historical Data – Historical data is stored in 1, 5, 30 and daily bars. This is used to reduce load on the servers and is also available in Offline mode.
Optionally, data that is normally stored in the local database can be stored in the file system. This can be very useful if you want to synchronize this data (using Google Drive or Drop Box) with other computers or use as an alternative way to create backups.
Choose Configure - Repository from the Console menu bar to access the Repository settings.
Uncheck the Use Local Database option to store information in the File System instead of the database.
You will need to choose the root directory for this information by clicking the Browse button. If you would like to share this data using Google Drive or Drop Box, make sure to choose a location inside the shared folder.
Optionally you can choose to store the following types of information by checking the boxes below:
1. Include Preferences – this is the settings in the Preferences dialog and other configured settings.
2. Include Watch Lists – watch lists and quote sheets
3. Include Chart Templates – any study templates that you have setup in your system
4. Include Windows & Layouts – open window information and locations as well as the Console layout
5. Include Scans – scan criteria
6. Include Global Alerts – this applies to price alerts.
2.9.1 Sharing using Google Drive or Drop Box Storing data in the File System provides the flexibility to share this information with other computers using utilities such as Google Drive or Drop Box. Note: this feature is not limited to these two services.
Any cloud based service that interacts with your local file system should work just as well.
For more information on these services, see their websites:
2. https://drive.google.com/ Note: some issues have been found with Google Drive. These issues are related to the behavior of Google Drive when sharing files. For more information see: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/googlein-the-enterprise/steering-around-the-potholes-with-google-drive/ 2.9.2 Folder Structure
If you look at the root folder for the repository you will see two folders:
1. analysis – contains analysis files. This directory contains several sub folders that organize analysis by instrument type and instrument symbol.
2. config – contains configuration files The following diagram shows an example repository structure for an FXCM workspace.
2.9.3 Analysis Sources Analysis sources provide a way to share specific analyses or to access analyses from other MotiveWave™ users. Analysis sources are defined by a folder that exists in your local file system. You would need to use a service such as Google Drive or Drop Box to perform the sharing and synchronization.