How to use the Market Summary Tool
StockCharts Support April 16, 2009
Using the Market Summary Tool
Just like its name suggests, Market Summary is a single-page performance overview of the major elements of the market. Included in the summary are all of the major indices, sectors, and industries, as well as world markets, currencies, and even market breadth.
The colored bars are great for quickly analyzing performance. For your convenience, a variety of charts and views can instantly be created for any of the indices listed in the Summary.
Viewing a Summary
There's also a Market Summary link on the Members page, in the Charts & Tools section.
Working with the Market Summary
The Market Summary is displayed on a single page. Within each section, the symbol and name of each index or stock is listed along with the latest closing price, change, percentage change, a colored bar representing the percentage change, and the date the statistics were taken from.
To view the entire Summary as a Market Carpet, click on the Market Summary link in the Market Carpet section of the Free Charts page.
For a Gallery View of any of the indices listed in the Summary, click on either the Gallery View icon beside the ticker symbol or the title of the index.
Three different charts can be created for each ticker symbol listed in the Summary. Click on the appropriate icon beside the symbol to open the chart in a new window:
Colored bars are shown for each ticker symbol, representing that symbol's percentage change. The size of the bar corresponds to the percentage amount; therefore, a very small percentage change will show as a very small bar.
Red is a negative percentage change (in the example above, -1.64%).
Green is a positive percentage change (in the example above, +0.41%).
For more information on the Market Summary check out this video.