The MarketView software expands this display in many different directions.

  • The data for the Market View display comes from a series of Market SnapShots.
    • Each snapshot represents the closing prices at the end of a specific day .
    • The Snapshot can be taken today, basically the way your broker does it.
    • But; SnapShots can also be taken on any historical date you choose which lets you view the market from a Historical Perspective.
    • The norm is to have a few years of monthly SnapShots.
  • As each SnapShot of the symbols you are followinga, including the 4 major market indexesb, are loaded into memory:
    • The Rates of Return for multiple time framesc are calculated.
    • Each list of RORs is then sorted on each timeframe and assigned a Rank; Best, 2nd best, 3rd, 4th, etc.
  • When a SnapShot is displayed for any ROR time frame:
    • The actual ROR and its Rank are both displayed.
    • The background color of each ROR is created by comparing it to the market index RORs:
      • Dark Green if the ROR is better than the highest market index ROR.
      • Light Green if it is better than the numeric average of the 4 indexes.
      • Light Red if it is higher than the lowest market index.
      • Dark Red if it is lower than the lowest market index.

This is how the MarketView software displays a page that is sorted on the 1 year rate of return:

The colors and ranks let you clearly see the relationship between the 1 Year performance of each symbol compared to its performances during the other time frames.

BUT: Is this the best way to sort the list?

User Defined Custom Views of the Market


a   The list of symbols that you are following can be a combination of Funds, Stocks, ETFs, or anything else that is listed on the stock market exchanges.

b   Each SnapShot also includes 4 of the major market indexes: the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite Index, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P 500 Index.

c   The historical closing prices in each SnapShot provides the necessary data to calculate the RORs for each of the last 6 months, each of the last 4 quarters, as well as the RORs for the last Week, Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, 1 Year, 3 Years, and 5 Years.

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