I've been using Telechart as my EOD data source for use with AB 6.20.1. Telechart's sector / industry classifications is based on the Morningstar / Hemscott system whereas AB's seems to use the Yahoo classification.
Is there a way to display an index representing the stocks in an AB category, eg Symbols -> Basic Industries -> Agricultural Chemicals? This industry consists of about 20 stocks, and it also includes the Morningstar industry index MG435. However this index is wrong, because it corresponds to the Morningstar industry classification Insurance Brokers. I would like to plot the stock's industry classification on the same chart as the stock itself.
Is this the best way to display industry indices? Should I manually modify the assignment for all the "MGxxx" tickers, so that the example above MG435 is correctly assigned to the correct AB category. If so, which one? Finance -> Life Insurance or -> Property Casualty Insurers or -> Speciality Insurers. I've read the manual which explain categories, including the section which explains how the symbol assignment is now automatic. However, these MGxxx symbols don't seem to be included. Which is strange because there seems to be a one-to-one MGxxx symbol assignment to each AB industry classification.
Another question. Is it still recommended to use Telechart as an EOD data source? They only provide a 32-bit API, which means I have to use 32-bit AB to make use of the TC2000 plugin for EOD charting, and 64-bit for RT charting, using the IB plugin. Would using another EOD data source solve my problem?