8.8 Custom Indices

An equity index aggregates and tracks the underlying basket of equities. In ChartNexus, you can easily create your own custom indices. The basket of equities found in watchlist can be easily converted into an index and shown on the chart. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a new watchlist. Give it a proper name as it will be used to name the index

  2. Add the stocks, warrants etc. that you’re interested in into the newly created watchlist

  3. Click on the IndexCreator \includegraphics[bb=0 0 16 16]{ico_index_creator.png} button and a pop up menu will be shown

  4. Click on “Edit” and the IndexCreator dialog window will appear (see Figure 8.17

  5. By default, equal weightage scheme is used for calculating the index. You can adjust the parameters to your own preference and then click on “Apply” button to adopt the new parameters

  6. Once ready, click “Plot” button to display the index as a chart

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Figure 8.16: Use IndexCreator tool to create your own index. The equity used to create the index is collated from the selected watchlist.
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Figure 8.17: IndexCreator dialog window lets you adjust the different weightage to the basket of equities. You can customize the parameters to your own preference.