The QUIK Workstation is the main user application of the software package that provides access to trading and market information in real time. It is designed as a desktop application that is installed on the user's PC and connected to the QUIK server over the Internet. The features of the QUIK Workstation depend on the QUIK server configuration and user rights granted by the administrator.
The distribution package of the QUIK Workstation and installation guides are provided by the servicing broker. To become familiar with the core functionality of the application, try the demo-version of the QUIK Workstation.
InterfaceAll information in the QUIK Workstation is displayed as windows: various tables and charts. For easy arrangement of numerous windows, the system has tabs — virtual screens that are activated by clicking the labels located at the top edge of the screen. The linked windows mode allows using the same set of windows to view information on different instruments. The user can conveniently organize windows on the screen and simply ‘switch on’ he displayed information. Built-in search and global filters allow quick finding of the desired information. Application functions are readily accessible via hotkeys.
Obtaining informationOne of the main features of the program is display of the exchange information in near real-time. The QUIK Workstation allows monitoring the current state of the market, including Level2Quotes, and the log of executed transactions. It also enables receiving news from news agencies and exchanging messages with the broker.
Charts and indicatorsThe trading behavior is represented on charts. Charts in QUIK can be plotted for any market parameter using technical analysis tools, and displaying history of trade operations. The program features over 30 technical analysis indicators, Fibonacci lines, angles and arcs, and allows drawing trend, horizontal and vertical lines, graphic and text marks.
Trade ExecutionThe QUIK Workstation allows the client to view the status of his own assets, create buy/sell orders for securities and submit them to the broker's server. The application has a well-developed functionality to work with orders: easy way to enter and cancel orders; pending orders (‘Transaction Pocket’) with their package placement into the trading system; contingent orders submitted to the system when a specific condition is met (stop-limit, take profit, if-done orders, etc.); import of transactions prepared in other programs and some other operations. Orders can be entered from the software by means of integrated programming languages as well as from a chart.
Standard functions of the QUIK Workstation make it possible to set so called scalper's Level2Quotes (quotes window view) allowing quick order entry by using buttons on the toolbar or with drag-and-drop technologies.
Export and import of dataIntegrated data export mechanisms allow using the obtained data in other programs such as user’s own databases and systems of technical analysis. The QUIK Workstation provides export of data to the following programs: AmiBroker, Equis Metastock, Omega TradeStation/ProSuite 2000i, Wealth Lab Developer 3.0. Data export is supported not only for trades but also for any parameters of the trading session. Data can be exported both as ticks (i.e. for each transaction) and as candles (for a time interval). Data export into MS Excel and databases is performed from most tables, including Level2Quotes table, via DDE or ODBC.
Import of transactions is a possibility to connect external programs for automated creation and submission of orders to the trading system. Import is performed by means of exchanging data via text files or API.
The QUIK Workstation supports integrated programming languages.
Hardware and Software Requirements
2 GB RAM (4 GB is recommended).
2 GB available hard disk space.
Screen resolution at least 1024x600 pixels.
OS Windows (x64) Vista/Server 2008/7/Server 2012/8/10/Server 2016.
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