The Stock Market Overview page provides a snapshot of current market activity for the market you are currently viewing. Markets (U.S., Canadian, UK, Australian, or European stock markets) are selected using the flag at the top right of the website.
Major Indices Charts
Get a quick snapshot of the four major indices for your selected market. U.S. Market charts include the S&P 500 Index ($SPX), S&P 100 Index ($ONE), Dow Industrials ($DOWI), and Nasdaq Composite ($NASX). Canadian Market charts include the TSX Composite Index ($TXCX), TSX Venture Composite Index ($JX), TSX 60 Capped Index ($TXSC), and the Canadian Dollar/U.S. Dollar (^CADUSD).
Market Leaders by Price Volume
Market Leaders highlight the top eight stocks for your chosen equities market, ranked by highest Price Volume Ratio. This ratio (last price times volume, divided by 1,000) can be used to determine the general direction in the market.
Price Volume Leaders provide an insight to the most significant stocks based on the value of the shares traded, as opposed to Volume Leaders which only takes into account the number of shares traded. For example, 1 million shares traded at $2 has a value of $2M (found on the Volume Leaders page) where 100,000 shares traded at $100 has a value of $10M (found on the Price Volume page). Many market analysts would consider Price Volume to be more relevant.
Most Recent Stories
View the latest top stories from the Associated Press or Canadian Press (based on your Market selection).
Today's Performance Leaders
We highlight the top five stocks with the highest and lowest percent change for current session, for your selected market. The widget links to the full list, where you can view all percent advances and decliners.
Today's Price Surprises
Find stocks that have an unusually large price movement relative to their usual pattern. Ranked by Standard Deviation, there may be trading opportunities in these large-movement stocks.
52 Week New Highs & Lows
Shows stocks that have made a new 52-week High or 52-week Low price, or matched a previous 52-Week High or Low price.
Top 100 Stocks
Shows the five best performing stocks, ranked by their daily Weighted Alpha. Weighted Alpha is a measure of how much a stock has risen or fallen over a one-year period. A stock whose price has risen over the one-year period will have a positive Weighted Alpha.
For the exchanges shown, the widget lists the number of stocks that have advanced, declined, and are unchanged for the day. It also shows the number of new 52-week High and Low stocks for each of the exchanges.
Sectors Heat Map
For your selected market (U.S. or Canada), the widget provides a visual snapshot of the major stock market sectors, ranked from highest to lowest percent change.
Barchart Sectors Heat Map
This widget, found in the center of the page, provides a visual snapshot of the top and bottom 5 Barchart Sectors, ranked by daily weighted alpha change.
Barchart Sectors are classifications of stocks in the same type of business or industry group. These are similar to the S&P Sectors but do not limit stocks to just those found in the major market Indices — including the Dow Jones Complex, Nasdaq 100 and S&P Indexes.
Weighted Alpha is a measure of how much a stock has risen or fallen over a one-year period with an emphasis on the most recent price activity. A stock whose price has risen over the one-year period will have a positive Weighted Alpha. A stock whose price has not changed in the period will have a small Weighted Alpha and a stock whose price has dropped over the period will have a negative Weighted Alpha.