Streamster is an application you need to download and install on your computer in order to use our services. When you download it from downloads page you need to install the application on your local computer and run it to access our services.
Trade without streamster
In order to trade at Marketiva you have to download and install the Streamster application. There are no other ways to trade. To get the Streamster, please go to downloads page.
We currently directly support Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7. There is a development version that can work through Wine simulator on Linux and some other Unix operating systems, but we do not have a release version at this moment. If you have Mac OS, you may use PC simulator.
No linux version
There is only 0.4% of our web site visitors that have Linux OS installed. The release version is much more than releasing an executable and will have to include Linux support that we are currently unable to provide. Unfortunately there is no economical backing to launch a Linux client version at this moment. On the other hand, Marketiva runs all its servers on Linux.
Split, merge windows
Streamster allows you to completely change placement and order of its windows. If you click on a window tab (without releasing mouse button) and drag it to a section of an existing window, that window will split into two new windows. You can do the same but in the opposite direction
merge all windows into one.
Show, hide, reorder columns
Streamster allows you to add, remove and reorder columns in its windows to suit your needs: Click on the Columnsbutton within a window, then select the columns you wish to see and use Move Upand Move Downbuttons to move columns left and right in the window, respectively. Click OK.
Clear trading windows
To remove all executed or cancelled orders, confirmed trades or closed positions from respective trading windows, please click on Clearbutton within the window.
Chat flash, save, clear
When channel name flashes, it means there is a new and unseen chat content in that chat channel. If you want to save text from a chat channel, simply click on the Savebutton and browse to a location where you want to save a log file. If you want to clear text from a chat channel, simply click on the Clearbutton and the chat content will be deleted.
Set up sound, voice, visuals
To setup sound, voice, chat features, and other Streamster settings, please click on the Settingsbutton located at the top of the application window.
Setup chinese, arabic letters
If you want to see Chinese and Arabic letters in the chat instead or replacement squares, you need to open [Control Panel] and go to the [Regional and Language Options]. Select [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East-Asian languages].
Streamster uses industry-standard 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt the communication between you and the Streamster Server. Streamster protects your privacy by encrypting any and all data received and sent between Streamster and the Streamster Server, and by verifying the identity of the Streamster Server prior to any communication.
Streamster API is a simple yet powerful application program interface for access to Marketiva services via the industry standard SOAP protocol, which is widely supported on practically every programming platform, including PHP, Visual Basic, C#, C++, Java and many other languages and platforms. There is no need to install any additional software because the SOAP service is already built into Novativa Streamster. You just need to log on to your account and click the Settingsbutton. Under [Advanced] tab, turn-on [Enable web service API] box and click OK. For detailed information regarding the Streamster API, its methods, structures and sample code, please see API page.
We are offering a number of indicators to raise your trading to a higher level. You could easily combine indicators based on different mathematical models to get the best trading results. To read more on various indicators please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_analysis page.
To add a new indicator on a chart: right-click within the [Charting] window. On context menu click [Indicators] and click on one of the indicators offered. You are then able to adjust default settings for added indicator, find out more details about the indicator and to remove it immediately. Place cursor within the [Charting] window and click or wait for few seconds for settings pane to hide.
Edit or remove indicators
Click on the curve of the indicator you wish to edit or remove. When the settings pane opens on the left of the [Charting] window, you can change indicator's parameters or click [Remove this indicator]. To remove all indicators from a chart: right-click within the [Charting] window and on the context menu click [Indicators] and then [Remove Active Indicators].
Open multiple charts
In order to monitor multiple charts at the same time, you need to right-click on an existing chart and select [New Charting Tab] option. When the new chart shows up, you can click on its tab and drag it to a place you prefer. You can also save your chart configurations in a chart collection, so you can later open these charts quickly.
In the top-right corner of the [Charting] window, you can see market instrument ID and timescale shown in the chart. The x-axis refers to the date and time while the y-axis refers to the selected instrument price. Movement of the instrument's price can be displayed in various forms, like a curve, bars and candlesticks that spread from left to right.
Chart transforms to line
If you see your chart as one horizontal line, it happened because you placed a fixed horizontal line (indicator) for one instrument and then changed to an instrument with a completely different price range (e.g. one instrument can range around 1.2000 and the other can range around 120.00). To fix that, simply remove all the indicators from the chart, by selecting that option in the chart context menu.