March 10, 2011

FTSE Group, the share index of the 100 most highly capitalized UK companies on the London Stock Exchange, has become the first global index provider to deliver streaming real-time index values direct to users, through an iPhone application.

With FTSE's streaming service, continuous changes to the underlying stock prices are automatically captured in the real-time index value. The service provides iPhone users with direct insight into real-time market activity, wherever they are, according to a release. By accessing FTSE's streaming real-time service via the FTSE APP, users are able to track over 50 individual country indices and keep abreast of market conditions as they change. Now, users can make faster and better informed investment decisions using a broad range of FTSE indices, including the FTSE 100, FTSE Nasdaq 500, FTSE USA, FTSE All-World (covering 95% of the world's investable universe) and FTSE China 25 indices. The FTSE APP can provide global, regional, country or capitalisation specific views. The application is pre-loaded with two years of historical data, to allowing users to see market trends and performance.

Features of FTSE APP include real-time scrolling ticker providing a country-by-country snapshot as well as customizable alerts that let you know when an index has fallen or reached above a certain threshold set by you.

Advanced graphing functions also allow you to view and compare index performance from an intra-day to yearly basis. "We wanted to give people direct and mobile access to live index data, making the markets as accessible and transparent as possible through intuitive design and innovative technology. The new FTSE APP means that for the first time, users can benefit from a direct connection to live FTSE data on-the-go" said John White, managing director of content management at FTSE.

"We are proud to be the first global index provider to provide streaming real-time index values direct to a mobile device, providing relevant information needed in order to stay on top of market moves, no matter where the iPhone user is, or what they are doing."

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in ...