Market Overview

The Market Overview page provides index performance information, a stock market update, the current strongest performing investments, your recent quotes and access to real-time market news and events at a glance. To start researching from the Markets Overview page, log in to your Scottrade® account and hover over Quotes & Research, and then click US Markets under the Markets heading.

Hover over any stock listed on the Markets Overview page to access a detailed quote or initiate a trade. Click on a listed stock to view research specific to the issuing company.

Index Performance

Use the tabs provided at the top of the Markets Overview page to navigate between index performance quotes and charts for the DJIA, NASDAQ, NYSE and S&P 500. Each index chart is set to show the current day's performance by default. To expand the time frame shown to 5 days, 6 months, 1 year or 5 years, use the buttons provided below each chart. You can embed any chart on the Markets Overview page into a different website environment, including personal blogs or the Scottrade Online Community. The ability to copy and insert charts into new locations allows you to provide visual aids while you discuss trading strategies and risks with other investors. To learn how to embed charts into a new location, read Embedding Charts.

Click View Markets in Detail to visit the Market Statistics page.

Stock Market Update

An overview of top market news and commentary is provided beneath the index performance charts on the Markets Overview page. Click Read Full Market Snapshot to access detailed market information. You can also access market news in the News Topics section provided in the lower right of the page.

Best & Worst Performing Industries

A list of the top 5 performing industries over the last 5 days can be found at the bottom of the Markets Overview page. The bottom 5 industries for the current year to date are also listed. To access more information, click Research More Sectors or Show me companies with 5 star ratings from S&P.

Recent Quotes

A list of the last 5 quotes you viewed will be displayed in a Recent Quotes widget at the top of your page. You can choose to view the percent change (%) or dollar change ($) since the previous trading day's closing price for each security listed in the Recent Quotes widget. Click on any symbol to access research for that security.

Market Calendar

Access to the Market Calendar is provided in the right column of the Markets Overview page. Click on any of the events categories including Economics, IPO & SPO, Earnings, Dividends and Splits to view information specific to that category or click View All Calendar Activity to see the full Market Calendar.

Top Stories

The Top Stories widget in the lower right column of the page is dynamically populated to include the news events or topics that are appearing most frequently in today's news. Click View More Headlines to expand the selection of articles available.

The tools described in this article are for information purposes only and their use does not guarantee a profit. None of the information provided should be considered a recommendation or solicitation to invest in, or liquidate, a particular security or type of security. Investors should fully research any security before making an investment decision.