How to Get Financial Heat Maps

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Financial Heat Maps

Financial Heat Maps


Important: Please note that the following service will no longer be available from 13 April 2015.


Heat maps are useful tools because they give investors an instant visual overview of how companies are performing in a market or against a given set of criteria.

Using the Research and Data section, Financial Spreads clients have free access to heat maps for a wide range of UK and international shares.

As well as highlighting the large market movements and share performance ratios, a number of technical analysis indictors can be applied to the shares and shown in the heat map format.

The heat maps can also be used to show the hot spots (and cold spots) in the Broker Opinions and Director Deals.

Heat Maps

Investors can access a variety of heat maps, these include:

Shares Heat Maps

Investors who are interested in the shares of a particular country or stock market index can use the heat maps to highlight which shares are rising/falling the most over a given time period.

Using the Financial Spreads Research and Data section, investors can access heat maps for:
  • UK shares e.g. FTSE 100, FTSE 250, FTSE 350, FTSE Small Cap, FTSE All-Share, FTSE AIM 50, FTSE AIM 100, FTSE AIM, Fledgling Index, techMARK 100 and techMARK
  • US shares e.g. Dow Jones, S&P 100, S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and S&P 600 Small Cap
  • Australian shares e.g. ASX 100, ASX 200 and ASX All Ordinaries
  • Dutch Shares e.g. AEX
  • French shares e.g. CAC 40
  • German shares e.g. DAX, MDAX and Tech DAX
  • Irish shares e.g. ISEQ 20 and ISEQ Overall
  • Italian shares e.g. MIB
  • Portuguese shares e.g. PSI 20

Example Irish ISEQ 20 Heat Map screenshot from Digital Look:

Irish Shares Heat Map


Sector Heat Maps

The heat maps can be used to highlight how the shares in a particular sector are performing.


Example Banking Sector Heat Map screenshot from Digital Look:

Banking Sector Heat Map


Technical Analysis Heat Maps

Technical analysis indicators can be applied to the shares, in each stock market index listed above, and the results can be shown as a heat map. Indicators include:
  • Relative Strength Indicator 20 (RSI 20)
  • Williams %R
  • Momentum
  • MACD
  • Average True Range
For example, the following analysis shows the MACD applied to the DAX 30 shares. The map instantly highlights which shares have a very low or very high MACD signal.


Example Technical Analysis Heat Map screenshot from Digital Look:

Technical Analysis Heat Map


Share Performance Heat Maps

Stock Market Ratio Heat Maps Heat maps can also be applied to a range of data categories, which cover various elements of share performance/company performance, these include:
  • Growth Ratios: EPS Growth, Revenue Growth, Pre-Tax Profit Growth and Dividend Growth

  • Income Ratios: Dividend Yield and Dividend Cover

  • Valuation Ratios: Price/Book, Price/Sales, Price/Earnings, PEG, Price to Cashflow, Price/Pre-Tax Profit, Price to Cash, Sales to Market Cap, Operating Cashflow per Share and Gross Gearing

  • Share Performance: Change (by time period), Trade Net Value, Trade Quantity, Trade Volume and Trade Value

  • Technical Analysis: see Technical Analysis Heat Maps above

  • Management Effectiveness: Operating Margin and ROCE

  • Profitability: EPS

  • Profit/Loss Account: Revenue, Pre-Tax Profit, Post-Tax Profit and Operating P&L

  • Balance Sheet: Total Fixed Assets, Total Cash, Total Current Assets, Total Assets, Net Current Assets, Net Assets and Shareholder Funds

  • Company Basics: Market Capitalisation and Shares in Issue

  • Director Deals: see Director Deals Heat Maps below

  • Broker Opinions: see Broker Opinions Heat Maps below

Please note that not all data categories are available for all indices. However, the above are typically available for FTSE 350 shares as well as the FTSE Small Caps.

The following shows a Price/Earnings ratio heat map of FTSE 250 shares and therefore highlights the companies with high and low P/E ratios.


Example Share Performance Heat Map screenshot from Digital Look:

Share Valuation Ratios


Broker Opinions Heat Maps

Investors can also view the broker opinions as a heat map.

Using the heat maps, the broker opinions can be sorted by stock market index or sector.

The following example shows a broker opinions heat map of how UK equities in the Mining sector are performing.


Example Broker Opinions Heat Map screenshot from Digital Look:

Broker Opinions Heat Map


This feature is only available for UK shares, for more on what the brokers think, see Broker Opinions.

Director Deals Heat Maps

Investors can also view the Director Deals as a heat map.

Using the heat maps, the Director Deals can be sorted by stock market index or sector.

The following example shows a heat map of Director Deals for FTSE 100 companies which is based on the Directors' Net position over the last 7 days.


Example Director Deals Heat Map screenshot from Digital Look:

Director Deals Heat Map


This feature is only available for UK shares.

For more on this topic, please see Director Deals.

How to Access the Heat Maps

Log on to your live Financial Spreads account.

Click 'Research' e.g.

Research


Under 'Economic Calendar and Market Data' click 'Click here to launch the site' e.g.

Financial Spread Betting Research


You can then access the Heat Maps by clicking on 'Analysis Tools' or 'Heat Maps' e.g. see the screenshot below from Digital Look:

Getting Heat Maps


If you click 'Heat Map' the page will default to a Heat Map of FTSE 100 shares showing how the shares have performed over the last day.

Alternatively, by clicking 'Analysis Tools' you are taken to the following page. Again, here investors can easily navigate to the Heat Maps, e.g. see the screenshot below from Digital Look:

Financial Heat Maps


Independent Trading Information

Investors should note that the Research and Data section is completely independent from Financial Spreads.

Financial Spreads provides free of charge access to a number of third party websites who provide research analysis.

Financial Spreads accepts no responsibility for and has no control over the content (including legality, suitability, accuracy, timelines, reliability or availability) of any linked websites.

The provision of third party content is for general information purposes only and nothing in this section should be construed as providing investment advice or a solicitation to purchase or sell any investment.


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