eSignal 10.5


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Extended Historical Data, Hot Lists, Sector Lists, 50+ New Data Fields and Numerous Enhancements Added to Latest Update to Award-Winning Financial Software

HAYWARD, Calif., July 28, 2009 – eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision-support tools for professional and individual traders, today announced the release of eSignal® 10.5, a significant update to its award-winning flagship software. eSignal 10.5 enables active traders to manage their portfolios more effectively through access to a broader range of content and historical data.

Among the key additions to the software is extended intraday historical data, which dramatically increases the availability of intraday data beyond its previous limits. The update allows users to access 12 years of minute-based bar data for North American equities and indexes, and 2 years of North American, European and Asian futures, Forex and treasuries. The new extended historical data will be especially helpful to back testers who require large amounts of historical data to track the performance of their strategies across all types of market patterns and conditions.

Also included in the new eSignal 10.5 is Hot Lists, a powerful tool for scanning markets automatically and immediately identifying trading opportunities by highlighting traditional gainers, losers, and volume lists. Hot Lists also perform unique scans, such as the Unusual Volume, Most Volatile and Trade Rate Hot Lists, the last of which displays the fastest trading stocks in the previous minute. In addition, the new Sector Lists give users the ability to list which symbols are in specific sectors, create watch lists and insert symbols into a quote window for additional sorting and analysis.

“We are confident professional users will appreciate the sector lists and additional data fields now available in eSignal 10.5, and active traders in the retail market will be pleased with the increase in historical data,” said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. “eSignal’s goal is to deliver to our customers innovative new functionality and robust information to help them more effectively navigate today’s ever-changing financial markets.

Additional features recently added to eSignal 10.5 include:

Optimized Global Portfolio Window – allows money managers to compare the totals of multiple portfolio windows.

Shared Symbol Lists – enables users to move synchronized lists of stocks, futures, and other data from one page to another page or from one PC to another.

Forward / Yield Curves – enables futures traders and broad market analysts to look at comparative data across multiple futures contracts. Forward curve charts provide the user with the ability to view pricing on forward contracts for commodities, and the yield curve is typically used to verify the “shape” of the economy.

Snap Quote Bar – displays the quote for the symbol typed into the toolbar and can be placed along the top, bottom or free-floating within the eSignal interface. The data fields are also fully customizable to display the data the user specifies.

New Data Fields – contains more than 50 new data fields, including short interest, float, 12 month % total return, % insider owned, and 200-day moving average.


eSignal 10.5 is currently available. For more information, including pricing and a complete list of product features, visit eSignal’s website at Streaming, real-time quotes and analysis on the world's markets delivered to PCs, laptops, PDAs and smart phones or call 510.723.1765.

About Interactive Data Corporation:

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. The Company's businesses supply real-time market data, time-sensitive pricing, evaluations and reference data for millions of securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities. Interactive Data, headquartered in Bedford, Mass., has approximately 2,400 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, is Interactive Data Corporation's majority stockholder.

For more information about Interactive Data Corporation and its businesses, please visit

Interactive DataSM and the Interactive Data logo are service marks of Interactive Data Corporation.

About eSignal:

eSignal (Streaming, real-time quotes and analysis on the world's markets delivered to PCs, laptops, PDAs and smart phones), Interactive Data Corporation’s (NYSE: IDC) desktop solutions business, is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professional traders and active individual traders. Building on a legacy of 25 years of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. eSignal's suite of products includes eSignal®, Advanced GET®, QuoTrek®, FutureSource®, QCharts®, LiveCharts®, Market-QSM and the Web portals,® and eSignal Formula ScriptSM and EFSSM are service marks of Interactive Data Corporation.

David Parkinson
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