• Bloomberg API Real-Time Prices – Run API Diagnostic

    If you have Bloomberg Real-Time prices (using DAPI) and Bloomberg is not correctly connected to Athena Spark, thus experiencing a Market Data Error, we suggest doing the following steps using Bloomberg API Diagnostic software to fix-update Bloomberg internal stuff: 1.Type “diagnostic”: 2.Click on API Environment Diagnostic and here below click…

  • How to insert a Manual Forward Trade

    Open the OMS tab and click on ‘New’ to open a New Order ticket. Add a proper symbol/identifier, such as USD/JPY, and make sure ‘FORWARD’ appears on the description as shown in the screenshot below. Once the symbol is added, the Deal Rate and Ref. FX will be automatically updated…

  • How to insert Interests in Spark

    1. In Any transaction report, right-click anywhere on the grid and choose “Transactions”  > Select “New Income/Expense/Accrual.” 2. A ticket will be shown here: Choose between LINC (Long Interest Income), LEXP (Long Interest Expense), SINC (Short Interest Income), or SEXP (Short Interest Expense); and enter the Security (i.e., AAPL US)NOTE: Fill in…

  • How to insert Coupons in Spark

    1. In any transaction report, right-click anywhere on the grid and choose “Transactions”  > Select “New Coupon Payment.” 2. A ticket will be shown here: Choose between LCPN (Coupon Income) or SCPN (Coupon Expense), and enter the Security (i.e., AAPL US)NOTE: Fill in the needed fields such as Target, Commission, etc.

  • Is my USER FIX connection up and running?

    You will notice your User FIX connection is down when the FIX button is disabled: If, on the other side, your FIX connection is up and running, the indicator will look like this:

  • How to add a Security using Datalicense

    To add a security using Datalicense, you need to open Add-ins tab: On this window, fill BBTicker textbox with the correct PARSEKYABLE_DESC value you want to add. For example, AAPL US Equity. Once filled, click REQUEST button and wait for the task to end. You will receive an email with…

  • Filtering in Maintenance

    All Maintenance entities include the following bar to filter by code. Depending on which entity, the code can be: In this last example, we have an A/B/C structure, where: If, for instance, you wanted to filter by date in the screen above, you would have to write in the Filter…

  • How to add a security | Clients with NO Datalicense

    Maintenance is the FIRST option we suggest for all clients with NO Bloomberg Data license. This will be a manual process that every user should be able to do in order to insert securities in the database. Spark can allow to automatic insertion of securities without Bloomberg Datalicense through ACDS…

  • Guide to create an order in Spark (Extended)

    WORKFLOWS ABOUT CREATE TICKETS IN DIFFERENT WAYS CREATE A NEW TICKET WITH CONTEXT MENU 1. Right click -> Select Transactions -> New Order. 2. Choose Transaction Type (BY/CS/SL/SS). 3.Fill in the data and click Create. CREATE A NEW TICKET WITH SHORTCUT 1. Click Ctrl + N. 2. Choose Transaction Type…

  • How to insert FX Spot Trade

    1. Open OMS tab and click on BY or SL, depending on the transaction you want to make. 2. A ticket will be shown and here: Enter the FXSPOT security (i.e., EUR/USD SPOT)NOTE: Fill in the needed fields such as QTY; TAG; Dates; Ref. FX Rate. Deal Rate = Always…