Data Services

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This section of the Data Services help area offers background information on the data used in Your SOFTWARE.

While it may not be essential reading, a basic understanding of the types of data, where it comes from and how the Data Services are set up can help users to understand how data is accessed and used by Your SOFTWARE.

Data Types

There are four types of data in Your Software:

Each is retrieved, stored, accessed and used in different ways.

Go to the Data Types help topic for an explanation of each data type.

Data Sources

All data used in Your SOFTWARE is in a proprietary format developed by Hubb Financial Services.

The data comes from a variety of markets and a variety of sources. Regardless of where it comes from, when it is downloaded from the Hubb server it has already been converted to the Hubb format and is ready for use in Your SOFTWARE.

Supported Markets

Your SOFTWARE currently supports Stock, and Index data for all exchanges in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Options data is supported for The Australian and United States markets.

Futures data is available for all major markets in the world.

Major Foreign Exchange Pairs are also supported.

Markets are referred to on a national basis, and each market may be comprised of many exchanges. For example, the United States Market has the New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, etc.

Whilst Symbol formats conform to exchange standards for all major Stocks and Indices across different data providers, the naming conventions differ between providers with regards to Futures and Foreign Exchange.

Please see the Symbol Formats guide for an overview of HUBB's naming conventions.

The countries whose markets are supported can be viewed and selected in the Symbols Maintenance Wizard.

Data Providers

While Your SOFTWARE always requires a current data account with HUBB Financial and this account will always be the default data provider, users can also access third-party data.

For example, all Hubb account holders have the option of setting Reuters as the data provider for the United States and Australian market. Reuters provides a 20 minute delayed snap-shot service.

For some markets, Intraday/real-time data services are available from data providers such as OptionsXpress Data.

Go to the Data Providers help topic for information on how to select a different data provider for each or all markets.

Initial Data Installation

The Initial Data Connection topic explains the process of installing the software, downloading historical price and fundamental data and what happens when the initial connection is made to the Hubb server.

About Data
The About Data section aims to provide you with an understanding of the types of Data you may access through the Hubb Software and the different methods that may be used to access and maintain them.
Data Setup
Your SOFTWARE analyzes markets to help you trade better and provides both Price Data for technical analysis and Fundamental Data for fundamental analysis as well as news and market reports. In order to do this it needs up-to-date, reliable data from a wide range of exchanges, countries and information providers, in a format compatible with Your SOFTWARE.
Data Maintenance
This section contains information and guides on all aspects of maintaining your Hubb Software's Database.
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