The Financial Time Series app enables you to create and manage
financial time series (
fints) objects. The Financial
Time Series app interoperates with the Financial Time Series Graphical
User Interface (
Interactive Chart (
In addition, you can use Datafeed Toolbox™ or Database Toolbox™ software
to connect to external data sources.
A financial time series object minimally consists of:
Desc, which is the description
Freq, which is a frequency indicator
Dates, which is a date vector field.
If the date vector incorporates time-of-day information, the object
contains an additional field named
In addition, you can have at least one data series
vector. You can specify names for any data series vectors. If you
do not specify names, the object uses the default names
and so on.
In general, the workflow for using the Financial Time Series app is:
Create a variable.
Convert the variable to
fints to a MATLAB® double
To obtain the data for the Financial Time Series app, you need
to use a MATLAB double object or a financial time series (
object. You can use previously stored internal data on your computer
or you can connect to external data sources using Datafeed Toolbox or Database Toolbox software.
Note: You must obtain a license for these products from MathWorks before you can use either of these toolboxes.
After creating a financial time series object, you can use
the Financial Time Series app to change the characteristics of the
time series object, including merging with other financial time series
objects, removing rows or columns, and changing the frequency. You
can also use the Financial Time Series app to generate various forms
of plotted output and you can reconvert a
to a MATLAB double-precision matrix.