The Futures Board window displays the current prices of the front month and a user specified number of the forward months of futures contracts.
To open a new Futures Board, go to New on the main menu bar:
Alternatively, the Futures Board window can be launched by right-clicking any symbol from another window (such as the Watch List window) and selecting Open in Futures Board.
To enter a symbol, simply double-left click in any cell, type the symbol and press Enter.
Right-clicking the mouse inside one of the symbol cells in the Futures Board will display a menu of options to select.
By right-clicking on a symbol, you can open another window type for that symbol.
Open in Options Analytix
If you are subscribed to Options Analytix, you can open a window in it for that symbol.
Right-click on a symbol and select Add Alert from the menu. The Alert dialog box will appear to configure the Alert Condition, Rearm and Alert Action selections.
You can place orders, cancel orders, close positions from the Futures Board by right-clicking on the symbol.
To place a new order, select New Order.
An Order Ticket be displayed for selected symbol.
After the order is placed, you can cancel orders if they have not been filled or close positions if they have filled, with a right-click selection.
By right-clicking in the Futures Board window, you can perform generic edit functions such Inserting or Deleting a row(s), Cut, Copy, Paste, Clear and selecting All Items.
Locate a symbol in a Futures Board window by selecting Find Symbol on the right-click menu or by pressing the F3 key on the keyboard.
A Find symbol box will appear. Type in the symbol and press the Enter key and the box for the symbol will be highlighted.
Allows you to further customize the features of the Futures Board window.
Change the color and display of when a tick is up or down using this menu. The Color field allows you to choose a column (Symbol, Last, Change, All Cells) for the color display which is based on Net Change. Green (Up) indicates a positive change, Red (Down) indicates a negative change, and Gray (Zero) indicates no change. Tick Display allows you to toggle between using arrows or +/- for changes up and down.
The High/Low Highlight section enables the High, Low and/or Last, fields to be highlighted when a new session high or low value is hit.
Allows you to configure the font and colors of the window.
Trading Default Connections
Allows you to set the default trading connections for each issue type for the Quote Board window.