Adding Benchmarks

To add a benchmark to the chart, click on the ‘Benchmarks’ button and select one or more benchmarks from the drop-down list. A benchmark can be an index, treasury, commodity, one of your portfolios, or the sector or industry of the of the stock in the main chart box. Like stocks, benchmarks can be set as baselines, which makes it easy to view a stock’s performance relative to the benchmark.


You can add multiple benchmarks to the chart, but note that you cannot chart more than twelve lines at a time.

Here is the list of indices that are available to chart as benchmarks:

Symbol Chartable Index
^CPI Consumer Price Index
^DEXCAUS Dollar to CAD Exchange Rate
^DEXUSEU Dollar to Euro Exchange Rate
^FTSE Federal Funds Rate
^GDP Gross Domestic Product
^HSI Hang Seng
^HOUST Housing Starts
^INDPRO Industrial Production Index
^IXIC Nasdaq
^NDX Nasdaq 100
^N225 Nikkei 225
^RUT Russell 2000
^OEX S&P 100
^SPX S&P 500
^SSE SSE Composite
^TWEXB Trade Weighted Exchange Rate
^UNRATE Unemployment Rate
^VIX Volatility S&P 500

Here is the list of treasuries that are available to chart as benchmarks:

Symbol Chartable Treasury
^Y1M 1-month Treasury
^Y3M 3-month Treasury
^Y6M 6-month Treasury
^Y1Y 1-year Treasury
^Y2Y 2-year Treasury
^Y3Y 3-year Treasury
^Y5Y 5-year Treasury
^Y7Y 7-year Treasury
^Y10Y 10-year Treasury
^Y20Y 20-year Treasury
^Y30Y 30-year Treasury

Setting the Time Period Setting Baselines