Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk®

Market intelligence customized to meet your needs.
  • Trade equities
    and options
  • See your entire
    financial picture
  • Two levels of service
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Our premier trading technology
for highly engaged investors
featuring our most powerful tools.

Now seize market opportunities with a platform
that supports both equity and options trading.
Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk® offers you complete
control, flexibility and in-depth analysis. Now with
two levels of service to meet every investors needs.

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Create the environment that works for you. You control what you want to view,
plus you control the way you want to view it, including:

  • Two levels of service: Premium and Standard
  • Flexible and intuitive web-based workspace
  • Trade options within the Options Chain* or independently with the Options Order component
  • One-click equity order entry
  • Streaming real-time data, news and portfolio values
  • Advanced charting with in-depth Technical Analysis
Screenshot of the web-based workspaceNEW! Detachable Components and Equity Trading in Charts
  • Detach and move components across the desktop for optimal viewing experience and faster trade execution
  • Take control of your trading and act fast when you spot an opportunity – trade equity and set price alerts directly from your chart
  • Make the best of your workspace with resizable technical indicators
  • Change how technical signals appear on the charts in only a few clicks
Screenshot of the web-based workspaceEquity and Options Trading
  • One-click equity order entry
  • Trade options within the Options Chain* or independently with the
    Options Order component
  • Bid and Ask size trend indicator to capture price momentum 
  • Market If Touched orders 
  • Research historical trades in the Order Book for the past 90 days
Screenshot of Market Data and Watch Lists Positions and Account Balances
  • Streaming real-time portfolio values
  • View holdings according to their P/L metrics by dollar,
    percentage and weight
  • Set Alerts to monitor P/L   
  • Streaming real-time account balances
Screenshot of Streaming Quotes and News Market Data
  • View Watchlists and Equity / Options quotes with streaming real-time data
  • Streaming real-time Heat Maps to easily identify securities moving in the marketplace
  • Customizable charts with streaming price movements by ticks, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months
  • Streaming news headlines from Reuters
  • Multiple Watchlists with up to 1,000 symbols
Screenshot of Advanced Charting Analytics
  • Strategy-based layouts for Options Chains – generate intuitive
    design and interfaces*
  • Analytics for Options Chains – What-if Analysis, Risk and Reward Profiles, Max Gain and Loss Summary*
  • Wide Array of Fundamentals – Company Profile, Financial Statements, Earnings Estimates, Analyst Evaluation, and more
  • Chart Indicators and Functions for Technical Analysis – Moving Averages, Bollinger Bands, Envelops, SAR Parabolic, and more
Screenshot of Advanced Charting Web-based Workspace
  • Three unique layouts to suit different trading styles – Flexsheet,
    Accordion and Desktop
  • Drag and drop symbols and components
  • Create and save multiple customized templates
  • Customizable index tool with ability to expand and view constituents
  • Broadcast function – allows linked components to receive and display content based on a single input
Features Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk Premium Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk Standard
Equities and Options trading
One-click equity order entry
Prepare multiple orders in advance
Real-time balances and buying power
Web-based application
Customizable layouts
Heat maps
Streaming real-time equity and option quotes
Streaming charts with customizable technical indicators
Streaming Level II quotes*  
Options analysis on Risk/Reward Profiles and Greeks*  
Trade options within the Options Chain*  

1. Can I change the background colour?
2. Can I edit column headers?
3. How do I re-order lists/columns alphabetically/numerically?
4. How do I re-size sidebars when using 'Layout' buttons?
5. Within the symbol input field for each component, how do I drag and drop a symbol so that it erases the previous symbol (as opposed to adding it and generating an error message)?
6. How do I detach, drag and drop components such as 'market-depth' or 'charts' on a second monitor?
7. How do I change font size?
8. In Watch List, when I reduce the component size, why does the 'Select List' drop down box disappear, leaving only the 'Template' visible so I cannot easily access my lists without increasing the component size again?
9. How do I export my Watch Lists?
10. In a Watch List symbol line, why are only 'Change' and '% Change' highlighted in red or green, instead of the entire line?
11. How do I "lock" Watch Lists so new symbols are not added when I use the main 'Search Box' at the top left to search symbols unrelated to the Watch List I have setup?
12. Is there a 'news alert' that can be attached to symbols?
13. How do I adjust the charting studies?
14. How do you add and delete chart indicators?
15. Is there a 'memo' field for notes and references?
16. Why are the 'Total Outstanding Shares' and 'Short Position' columns not working for any exchange?
17. How do I view market movers for the day?
18. My session was shut down unexpectedly. On my next login I was prompted with a message stating "session could not be closed successfully". I have Load and Reset buttons. What should I choose?

Workspace

1. Can I change the background colour?
We've found that it's easier to view text when it sits on a white background. So we have changed the colours from white text on a black background to black text on a white background for everyone.

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2. Can I edit column headers?
Headers are fixed and an edit feature is not available.

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3. How do I re-order lists/columns alphabetically/numerically?
Click directly on the column header.

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4. How do I re-size sidebars when using 'Layout' buttons?
Sidebars are of fixed width. However, an adjustable sidebar may be mimicked by customizing a flex sheet or desktop template.

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5. Within the symbol input field for each component, how do I drag and drop a symbol so that it erases the previous symbol (as opposed to adding it and generating an error message)?
Drag and drop the symbol on the company name field of a component or into the body of the component instead of the input field.

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6. How do I detach, drag and drop components such as 'market-depth' or 'charts' on a second monitor?
The applet can be expanded across multiple monitors by dragging the borders, but individual components cannot be separated from the actual platform.

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7. How do I change font size?
Adjustable font size is available in many components and can be changed from small, medium or large. Accessing the component menu or, depending on the component, right clicking on the menu, can change the font size.

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Components

8. In Watch List, when I reduce the component size, why does the 'Select List' drop down box disappear, leaving only the 'Template' visible so I cannot easily access my lists without increasing the component size again?
When a component is sufficiently small, toolbar options will move into the component menu. If 'template' or 'select list' does not appear on the Watch List toolbar, they will be accessible within the Watch List menu.

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9. How do I export my Watch Lists?
Watch Lists can be exported to CSV file format in the component menu.

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10. In a Watch List symbol line, why are only 'Change' and '% Change' highlighted in red or green, instead of the entire line?
The tick indicators are only applicable to data fields that display a change.

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11. How do I "lock" Watch Lists so new symbols are not added when I use the main 'Search Box' at the top left to search symbols unrelated to the Watch List I have setup?
The main search box works by sending entered symbols to the active component (highlighted with red trim) as well as all components with Link Mode On. Clicking on a symbol from the results or pressing enter in the main search box, necessitates that it be broadcast to at least one component.

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12. Is there a 'news alert' that can be attached to symbols?
Audio news alerts can be set from the menu of an open 'News' component. In a future release, a feature will be implemented whereby a Watch List icon will indicate new available news.

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13. How do I adjust the charting studies?
The moving average and other chart indicators can be changed by clicking on the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the chart.

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14. How do you add and delete chart indicators?
Press and hold the space bar on the chart screen to see a complete list of chart options.

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15. Is there a 'memo' field for notes and references?
Text can be entered directly on the chart by accessing the Chart Menu > Tools & Markers > Text. A Watch List field that allows text input and storage will be added in a future release.

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Market Data

16. Why are the 'Total Outstanding Shares' and 'Short Position' columns not working for any exchange?
Not all data fields are populated with data, but most of the key metrics can be found in the Analytics component. For example, Total Shares Outstanding is available in the Summary section. The list of available market data will be expanded in the future.

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17. How do I view market movers for the day?
Right click an index quote and select 'View Constituents', then the complete list of constituents will be displayed in a new component. From this list, columns can be sorted by clicking on the column headers to view the best/ worst performing or highest volume stocks for the day.

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Troubleshooting

18. My session was shut down unexpectedly. On my next login I was prompted with a message stating "session could not be closed successfully". I have Load and Reset buttons. What should I choose?
Selecting 'Load' will load your previously saved workspace. Selecting 'Reset' will revert the workspace to the factory default. 'Reset' should only be selected if the workspace is corrupt and cannot be loaded.

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  • * These features are not available on FlightDesk Standard Service.

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