HELP - TRADE REPORTSThe following is an example of a trade report:
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The 'Num.' defines the position of the transaction in the day's trades.
The 'Code' is a unique identifier for trades.
The 'Price' is of course the price at which the shares were traded.
The 'Size' column gives the number of shares involved in the transaction.
The 'Type' is the trade type indicator.
The 'C' column will contain a 'C' if there are any bargain conditions on the trade. The particular bargain condition for each trade is not reported by the Exchange.
The 'T' column can contains the trade time indicator; 'L' for a late trade or 'O' for overnight.
The 'Bid' was the price at which a Market Maker was willing to buy the stock.
The 'Offer' was the price at which a Market Maker was willing to sell the stock.
The 'Time' column indicates when the particular trade took place (or at least the time when the report was sent to the Exchange by the broker).
The 'Buy', 'Sell' and '?' columns - Where the 'Price' is closest to the 'Offer' price, the trade is considered a 'Buy'. Where it is closest to the 'Bid' price, the trade is considered to be a 'Sell'. Where it is dead centre between 'Bid' and 'Offer', it appears in the '?' column; this indicates that the trade cannot be identified as either a 'Buy' or a 'Sell'.
The 'Buy %' column is a graphical representation of the ratio of Buy : Sell : ?
The 'T.Buy', 'T.Sell' and 'T.?' columns represent a daily running total of quantities for each type of trade.