Adding stocks/indices to the Marketwatch
Use the dropdown to add any stock/contract you wish. To add an index on the marketwatch, select indices in the dropdown. Once the index is added, you can open the chart for the same.
Note: Currently you can open only one marketwatch and add a maximum of 50 scrips. We’ve done this to provide better overall stability.
- Order Book (F3): For all your pending and completed orders.
- Trade Book (F8): For all trades executed.
- Admin position (F11): To monitor all your open F&O positions, and intraday equity trades.
- Stock Holding (Alt +F9): For all your demat holdings
- Cash position ( Ctrl+Shift+V): To know how much cash you are utilizing
One of the drawbacks of NEST was that your overnight positions would show the average price as the previous closing price. This required you to either login to Q or keep a tab on the actual Buy/Sell price.
On Pi, the Buy/Sell average price will show you the actual entry price. Also, the Total P&L column will show your actual P&L, whereas MTM will show the marked to market profit based on the previous closing price. The same applies to the Demat Holdings menu as well.
Also unlike NEST, the admin positions window is auto updated, you don’t have to click on get positions to see your latest positions.
In all the screens, you can move columns by clicking and dragging.
To add a space or line between two scrips on the marketwatch, click on the row and hit the space bar.
The last column on the marketwatch is for quick view charts to show the latest market trend of the scrips you are keeping an eye on.
Snapquote/marketdepth window can be initiated by double clicking on the scrip on the marketwatch or by using the shortcut key “F6”. The snapquote also shows you the net position and MTM.
Shortcut key: Ctrl + M
To add/remove indices use the user settings window (Ctrl + P). By popular choice we have made the index watch as a floating box (if you are using alt+tab to move around) so you can track the markets even if you are using your browser. If you don’t want the floating box, you can either use the shortcut key (Ctrl + M) or minimize the Pi application.
Arranging your Screen Layout
The images below show how you can drag and drop the various tabs to arrange your trading screen. Here is a quick video as well.
You can popout any of the tabs by clicking on popout active window in the View menu as shown below. Once popped out, you can use the window in another screen if you are using a multi-monitor setup. Closing the window will make it attach back to the main Pi screen.
You can save the workspace with all the screens, so that you don’t have to initiate all of it on every login. You can use the shortcut key (Ctrl + W) or click on save workspace in the file menu. To know more on how to load and save workspaces, go through this video.
If you want the charts to be saved as well, you can do so by clicking on this tab shown below in the user settings window. Shortcut key for user settings is Ctrl +P.
Changing application style
Application style can be selected under “View” on the main toolbar.