Portfolio UploadJuly 9, 2012
Now you can upload multiple bonds directly into a portfolio. Simply copy and paste two columns from Excel (cusips and portfolio name) into the add box at the bottom of the portfolio page. As before, you can still simply add cusips and assign the bonds to portfolios later. Both upload methods are illustrated on the portfolio page and in the screenshot below. Whenever an uploaded bond appears on BWIC Alert message, its portfolio name will also be displayed in the alert. Never call the wrong client again.
Market Data Upload ToolMay 8, 2012
Use our new Upload Tool to quickly and easily upload multiple document-based (Excel or PDF) Market Data files. Just click on the Select Files button to get started. After you have selected the files you want us to index, just click on the Upload Files button. We'll take it from there. Of course, the tried and true method of emailing us Market Data at email@example.com remains in effect.
Link to Upload Tool Page: www.empirasign.com/contribute
TRACE Reported Customer Buying and Selling ActivityApril 23, 2012
How to interpret the charts:
Each day's customer trading volume as reported to TRACE is plotted as point. The five most recent trade dates in the charted range are rendered in red. Customer buying volume is measured on the X axis. Customer selling volume is measured on the Y axis. A day where customer buying and selling is in balance will be represented as point falling on the 45 degree line as show in green in the screenshot above. A period of heavy selling will show as most points appearing in the upper left region of the chart. Conversely, a period dominated by customer buying will be represented by most points falling in the lower right portion of the chart. Mouse over any point to see the trade date and total volume (Customer Buys, Customer Sales, and Dealer to Dealer Trades). As an outlier removal process, only Principal and Interest Trades are plotted. No IO/PO activity is charted.
Plotted ranges can be configured. Raw data is displayed in tabular form below the charts and can be exported to a CSV by clicking on the Excel icon (login required).
Link to page: www.empirasign.com/buysell
Empirasign Market Data now available on IDC VantageApril 6, 2012
Interactive Data just launched Vantage for US Structured Product. Vantage is a web front end to IDC's market leading Evaluated Pricing product. On one screen you can now see a daily mark and the historical data (provided by Empirasign) supporting this valuation. Screenshot below (click to show entire Vantage screen).
More about IDC Vantage here: https://vantage.interactivedata.com/
New Product Alert News FeedMarch 27, 2012
Keep up with all the latest color and price talk via our News Feed. Currently in Beta, but accessible to all authorized users, the News Feed displays all updates to the database (new BWICs, new color, or new price talk) in one convenient location. Launch the News Feed by clicking on the feed icon as shown below.
Example screenshot of the News Feed below. It updates throughout the day and takes up very little screen real space.