by John Sweeney
Proview is an electronic chartbook. You don't download the data and then go to another application and
select your preferences for charts and indicators. All you do is set up the initial database of markets that
you want to follow and download the charts each night. Proview creates, maintains and updates the
database. No more stock splits or futures rollovers. If you need to use the data elsewhere, you can export
it in ASCII.
Proview offers some of the same features that some fairly hefty US data giants also offer. Most data
services, wanting to sell data created anew each day, have also designed front-end software to make their
numbers dance on charts on your personal computer's screen. Knowing this, the question is, "What does
Proview bring to the competition?"
Proview Professional Services provides data from the world's stock and futures exchanges. Proview is
supplied by a collection of a number of various sources, but we did notice one gap in the chart of a
24-hour cross rate.