Designed by John Murphy, the Market Summary page gives you a quick impression of the major market averages and common indexes - typically during the current market session.
The Market Summary page contains a number of tables summarizing major areas of the market, including major markets and indexes, sectors and industries, international markets, bonds, commodities, currencies and market breadth measures (such as Bullish Percent Indices).
Check out our Market Summary overview video below, or just read on to learn how to get the most out of the Market Summary.
Many of the items in the regular Market Summary are indexes or indicators that are only updated after the market closes. To overcome that limitation, StockCharts offers different versions of the Market Summary, each using a slightly different set of indexes, indicators and ETFs to summarize the market.
There are four versions of the Market Summary available:
You can use the dropdown menu above the Market Summary to change to a different version.
The Market Summary offers two views: the traditional Table View, which provides a compact look at the data; and the new Chart View, which displays half-size charts along with the tabular market data. Users can switch between these two views by clicking the Table View or Chart View tabs at the top of the page.
Each table shows the symbol with the latest price, the change since the previous close (in both numeric and histogram format) and the quote time (using the Eastern time zone). The data is updated continually during market hours.
The Market Summary tables have the same functionality as most of the lists on our site:
In Chart View, each section shows the symbol with the latest price and the change since the previous close. The data is updated continually during market hours.
On the left side of each section is a half-size chart of the currently-selected index, indicator or ETF in that section. The chart is overlaid with 20-day (green), 50-day (blue) and 200-day (red) simple moving averages by default.
To view the half-size chart of a different symbol, simply click on the symbol in the table on the right.
Members can customize the settings and indicators used for the half-size charts in the Market Summary by creating a ChartStyle with a specific name. If a ChartStyle named “Market Summary” is found in your account, it will be used instead of the default style when displaying charts in the Market Summary.
To change the way that charts on the Market Summary page look, create a chart that looks the way you want your Market Summary charts to look, then save it as a ChartStyle named “Market Summary.” Visit the Chart View of the Market Summary page to see your new settings/indicators on the charts.