Global Markets & Currencies

Here you'll learn how to access the windows for Global Markets, currencies, and how to find a currency cross rate code.

For information on which plans contain global markets and currencies be sure to check out the plans page on the PhoenixAI website.

Also, if you'd prefer to view this information in a video tutorial rather than text, go to the video tutorials page and open the lesson on global markets and currencies.


Global Markets

To access the main Global Markets window click on the watch list icon at the top left of the screen. 

On the left of the window that pops up click on ‘Global Markets’. 

Then on the right of the window click on ‘Round up’ and click ‘OK’. 

This brings up a selection of world indices and a few commodities at the bottom. If you’re unsure of what’s what you should add the name column to the watch list by right clicking on any column header and from the menu that pops up choose ‘Name’. 

Many of the items in the Global Markets watch list are real time feeds… but some are delayed. To tell you which is which you can add the ‘State’ column the same way you added the name column. 

If you want to move one of the items in the Global markets watch list to your main watch list you can copy it across by clicking and holding on the symbol you want. Then drag the mouse over to your watch list, let the mouse go and click ‘OK’. 

Another piece of information you may find useful is that the time column in your watch lists displays your local system time, while the time on the chart reflect the time for the market of the symbol being viewed. In the case of Global indices this is their respective local times. 

In the case of currencies, its Grenache Mean Time.



Bringing up your currencies is very similar to global markets.

Click on the watch list icon at the top left of the screen.

Choose ‘Currencies’ from the left column. On the right choose ‘Benchmark’ and click ‘OK’.

Remember, if you want to add one of these codes to your main watch list just click on it and hold, then drag it over and let the mouse go.

The rates listed in the 'Benchmark' watch list represent the most commonly used US crosses.

If you have a look at the 'name' column it will become more clear.

For example, AUD= is the Australian dollar vs the US dollar. Where-as the code CAD= is the other way around. The US dollar vs the Canadian dollar.

The reason being is that its the most commonly used cross; which is supplied 'as is' from REUTERS so its important you pay attention to what its telling you in the name column.

The good news is that all the other currency cross rate codes are much more straight forward.  If you click the watch list icon at the top of the screen, select currencies from the right and choose AUD from the left, you get a list of Aussie dollar cross rates.

You'll see in the symbol column, the format of all the other codes is different from the benchmark and has a common theme.

It's a combination of 2 codes, in this case the Australian dollar or AUD is one of them. So basically the formula for your currency codes is: the first code, verses the second code with an =R on the end.

Once you understand how the codes are put together you'll no longer need to look them up.

So, say you want to add a code to your watch list, all you do is right click inside the watch list and select add symbol.

Then type the code...

EG. Japanese Yen vs the British Pound would be JPYGBP=R,

And the Swiss frank vs the Hong Kong dollar would be CHFHKD=R

Or the NZD vs the CAD would be NZDCAD=R


US Stocks 

Next up is US stocks. No matter what plan you're on, anyone subscribed to a data feed should be able to see delayed US stocks through PhoenixAI.

To find a US stock you'll need to use the search window.

To do this just click on the magnifying glass at the top of the screen.


Then type in the name of the stock you’re looking for, for example “Google”, choose an exchange to search for it on and click ‘SEARCH’.

You may have to search for it on both US Exchanges to find it, such as this case.


If you don't get any results you may have typed the name wrong or it may be available on a US Exchange not available through PhoenixAI, for example a Chicago Exchange.

Then to move the stock into your watch list just click on it, hold, drag, let it go and click ‘OK’.


And that is the low down on viewing Global Markets and Currencies in PhoenixAI.