If the selected live data provider has a News feed available then this can be accessed in Optuma.
To open a News chart, left click on the New menu, navigate to the Live heading and select the News Chart option.
News Channel Selection
It is possible to select which Channels a news feed will be sourced from.
By default all available channels will be selected, simply deselect the channels that you don't require to display a news feed from.
Using the News Channel search feature it is possible to quickly search and locate news items on a particular security or topic. Just type the ticker symbol or even a news subject to find matching articles.
Displaying the Full News Article
If you locate a News headline and would like to view the full article, simply double left click on the article. The article will then be retrieved from the live data servers.
The status of the article retrieval will be displayed next to the headline in the News Chart.
Opening a Chart
To open a chart from the News article roll your mouse over the ticker symbol and then left click on the open chart icon as pictured below.
A Chart preview will then be displayed.
Left-click on the chart preview to open the full chart.
Clone Chart: When selected an exact replica of the existing News Chart will be created.
Print Chart: Opens the page in a PDF document, which can then be printed.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the News Chart, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the News Chart's properties you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you open a new News Chart it will display using the new settings.
Send To: Expands to display the following options:
- Clipboard - Saves a copy of the News Chart to the Clipboard, either in Bitmap or Vector format.
- Image File - Saves a copy of the News Chart as an image file, either in Bitmap or Vector format.
- Outlook - Applicable to Professional Services only, when selected the current News Chart will be sent to Microsoft Outlook.
- Word - Applicable to Professional Services only, when selected the current News Chart will be displayed as an image in Microsoft Word.