|MSP (Mini Share Prices) uses share prices downloaded from
the Internet to graph and analyse share prices.
How does it work?
Within MSP you will set up a Watch List, i.e. a list of shares in which
you are interested. They may be shares which you already own
or they may be shares which you just want to monitor. You can
set up an unlimited number of Watch Lists.
Each entry in the Watch List can represent a parcel of shares
you own. Enter the date and the price at which you acquired
them and MSP will show you the average annual return on the
parcel. If you don't require that level of detail, MSP can roll
them up so they look like a single parcel.
Each day you will download End of Day prices from the internet
and import these into MSP. By using the various views and graphs
available you will gain a feel for how those shares are performing.
View Watch List shows the
day's trading details for each share in the Watch List as well
as your position at the end of the day. You can have as many
watch lists open at the one time as you like.
Columns for the current day include the dollar value
change, the percentage change, the close open, high and low
prices, the volume traded and the value traded. The share's
highest and lowest prices for the last year are also shown as
well as the number of shares you hold, their total value at
the end of the day and the day's change in your portfolio
The number of days for the change calculation can be set
to any value. e. g. if you wanted to see by how much your shares
had risen (or fallen) over the past week, you would enter 7
days as the Days Change value.
View Market Gain compares
the value of your shares at the end of day to
the book value (the price at which you bought them) to
show the Total Market Gain and the average annual gain.,
the value at the start of the financial year to show
the gain in the current Financial Year
the value 1 year ago to give the Rolling 12 Months gain.
As with the Watch List View you can have as many watch lists
open at the one time as you like.
View Trading Ranges shows
where shares currently stand compared with their 12 month trading
range (the difference between their 12 month high and low prices).
It is preconfigured with filters for shares trading in
the bottom and top 10%, 25% and 50% of their ranges. It
does not use a watch list.
Columns show the exact trading range percentage as well as
the per cent above the 12 month low and the per cent below the
12 month high. The actual high and low and the respective dates
are also shown together with the current day's closing price,
volume, value and dollar value and percentage changes.
View Announcements shows
a list of company announcements released to the Australian Stock
Exchange (ASX). These can be filtered by Share Code, Date or
Daily Share Prices
gives a bare bones list of all listed shares similar to that
in a daily newspaper. with the exception that it can be sorted
by any column and includes a find facility.
Share Price History shows
the complete price history for one share - a sort of inverse
to Daily Share Prices which shows all shares for one day, this
shows all days for one share.
Share Price Details shows
for one stock, the maximum and minimum prices, the number of
days since each price was achieved and the percentage change
required for the share to again achieve that price. If this
view is invoked from a watch list based view then it will also
show the value of your holding at those prices and the profit.
View Real Time Prices
allows you to do just that. It is designed for use with CommSec
(Commonwealth Securities) and requires you to have an account
with CommSec. You must logon to CommSec using MSP's built in
browser and MSP will download and import your CommSec
watch list at predefined intervals.
This facility can also be used with Yahoo!'s 20 minute delay
You can monitor in the Real Time Prices window or any of
the other MSP views. You can refresh the view manually at any
time by clicking the refresh button or use the automatic refresh.
The Graph Selection window allows
you to choose the shares or watch lists to be graphed and the
starting and ending dates. This can be opened from the main
menu or by right clicking on a share code in most forms.
The dates can be typed in or selected from a calendar by
double clicking either date text box They can then be saved
to avoid re-entering them each time .
The Share Price and Volume
graph shows the daily closing price and the volume sold
of the selected share code for the specified period with the
share price on the left axis and the volume on the right axis.
The Candlestick Share Price
and Volume graph shows the daily opening closing and high
and low values for the selected share code for the requested
period. If the share price closed lower than it opened, then
the body of the candlestick is red. If it closed higher
than it opened, the body is green.
Comparison graphs can compare
two shares, two Watch Lists or a
share against a Watch List.
The left axis shows the price of one share or watch list and
the right, the price of the other. The graph lines are colour
matched to the prices.
Price Manager controls the downloading, importing and deletion
of share prices. Multiple files can be imported at once
by placing them all in the same folder and multiple days can
also be deleted if you decide the database is carrying too much
The Share Code Manager
controls the downloading and importation of Share Codes together
with their full names. The codes are downloaded from the Australian
Stock Exchange. MSP also has an Extra Code List for codes which
have dropped off the official list but which are still relevant
to your research.
The Watch List Manager
allows you to create an unlimited number of watch lists and
add share codes, the number of shares held and the book value
of the shares.
The Announcement Manager
allows you to download company announcements directly from the
Australasian Stock Exchange (ASX). You can choose to download
Announcements for either the current or previous business day,
the last week, the last month, the last month, the last three
months or the last six months. You can also limit the downloads
by share code or to include only those in your watch lists.