Displaying a single chart
To display a given chart, select the stock name or symbol from the main symbol list, which is situated in the left hand frame.
Comparing 2 charts
If you want to do comparisons of charts, enter a symbol name into secondary symbol field, below the main symbol list. To remove the stock that you want to compare, leave the secondary symbol box empty and press enter.
Comparing multiple charts
You can also compare multiple stocks on one chart by first selecting the Percent Scale icon which you will find in the top row of icons. It is the icon to the left of the drop down selection with the default word: Daily. After selecting this icon, the chart will allow you to choose multiple stocks from the main symbol list. To return back to viewing single stock charts, click on any of the Line icons which you will find to the left of the Percent Scale icon.
Selecting, editing and defining new indicators
You can use the 2 drop down menus at the top left hand side of the application to select the indicators that you wish to view. Do note that for some of these indicators, they come with automated buy/sell signals. For sophisticated users, you can also edit or write a new indicator by right clicking on the indicator that you have selected in the drop down menu.
To access chart customisation, click on the icon in the top row that looks like small colour squares. This icon is the second icon to the right of the drop down time selection menu which by default shows Daily. Here, you can define the colour of the various indicators and chart components as well as the thickness of the lines.
Drawing trendlines, formations and other objects
You can draw various objects on the chart using your mouse. First, right click your mouse when it is inside any chart. You will see a pop up window where you can choose to draw trendlines, support/resistance lines, Fibonacci lines or text. You can also select if you want to move or delete objects or even remove all the objects that you have drawn on the chart.
For keyboard users, do note that you can also move an object by hold the [SHIFT] key (in automatic drawing mode) or delete an object by holding the [CTRL] key (in automatic drawing mode). You can also create parallel trendlines to an existing line by pressing and holding both [CTRL] and [SHIFT] and then draging the selected line to a new position. To edit existing text comments, you can press and hold both [CTRL] and [SHIFT] and then click on a text.
By default, by left clicking your mouse and dragging it, you can draw tendlines as this is the most common use of the drawing tool.
To print a chart press the print button at the bottom of the program window.
Pressing the "timeframe settings" button will enable you to set the maximum amount of data processed by the program. Setting a shorter timeframe will increase the performance. This is important if you are using a slow computer or have a low bandwidth Internet connection.
Saving and loading studies
To store studies, click on the Save Studies icon which is the fourth icon from the left located at the bottom left hand side of the application. Individual studies (including indicators, their parameters and objects on the chart) can be saved and later restored. To restore the studies, click on the fifth icon located at the bottom left hand side called Load Studies. The system will then load the studies that you have previously saved for the stock that you are currently viewing. You can save two sets of studies for every stock. One for daily/weekly/monthly data, and another for intraday data. Please note that the system does not automatically save your studies unless you click on the Save Studies icon.
Saving and loading preferences
To store preferences, click on the Save Preference icon which is the second icon from the left located at the bottom left hand side of the application. The following settings can be stored:
- selected indicators
- defined indicators
- indicator parameters
- chart type, scale and data compression
- chart colors and line widths
To restore the preference, click the first icon located at the bottom left hand side called Load Preference.
List of indicators
Listed below are the indicators that you can select:
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- Acceleration ( ACC )
- Accumulation Distribution ( AD )
- Average True Range ( ATR )
- Balance Of Power ( BOP )
- Bollinger Band ( BOL )
- Bollinger Oscillator ( BOS )
- Chaikin A/D Oscillator ( ChAD )
- Chaikin Money Flow ( ChMF )
- Chaikin Oscillator ( ChO )
- Chaikin Volatility ( ChV )
- Chande Momentum Oscillator ( CMO )
- Commodity Channel Index ( CCI )
- Detrended Price Oscillator ( DPO )
- Directional Movement Index ( DMI )
- Ease of Movement ( EMV )
- Exponential Moving Average ( EMA )
- %D Fast ( FastD )
- %D Slow ( SlowD )
- %K Fast ( FastK )
- Force Index ( FI )
- Intraday Momentum Index ( IMI )
- Mass Index ( MI )
- Moving Average Convergence Divergence ( MACD )
- MACD Oscillator ( MACDO )
- Momentum - type 1 ( MTM1 )
- Momentum - type 2 ( MTM2 )
- Money Flow Index ( MFI )
- Negative Volume Index ( NVI )
- On Balance Volume ( OBV )
- Parabolic SAR ( PAR SAR )
- Positive Volume Index ( PVI )
- Percentage Volume Oscillator ( PVO )
- Price Oscillator ( POS )
- Price and Volume Trend ( PVT )
- QStick Indicator ( QStick )
- Rate of Change ( ROC )
- Relative Strength Index ( RSI )
- Relative Volatility Index ( RVI )
- Simple Moving Average ( SMA1, SMA2, SMA3 )
- Standard Deviation ( StDev )
- Stochastic ( STS )
- Trend Deviation ( TRD )
- TRIX Index ( Trix )
- Ultimate Oscillator ( ULT )
- Volatility Ratio ( VLT )
- Volume Moving Average (exponential) ( VOL EMA )
- Volume Oscillator ( VOS )
- Volume Rate of Change ( VROC )
- Williams Accumulation Distribution (type 1) ( WAD1 )
- Williams Accumulation Distribution (type 2) ( WAD2 )
- Williams' %R ( %R )