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Charts Toolbar

Use the icons on the toolbar to initiate an action. For instructions on how to add or remove buttons from the toolbar, use the charts Configuration topic.

Icon

Action

Description

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Chart Parameters

Opens the Chart Parameters dialog box where you set or modify criteria for the chart display.

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Show/Hide ChartTrader

Opens (or hides) the ChartTrader tool, which lets you submit trades directly from a chart.

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Show/Hide Time Parameters panel

Allows you to change the time period and interval for the active chart.

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Open Chart Template

Allows you to open a saved template created from one or multiple charts.

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Print

Prints the selected chart.

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Shift Time Period...

Set a new date and time for the chart data.

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Shift Time Period to Present

Resets the time period to the current data/time.

The icon that reflects the type of time period in use will be greyed out.

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Add Contract

Define chart parameters for a new asset which is added to the current chart.

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Add Study

Click the dropdown arrow next to the icon to select a chart study.

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Add New Chart

This button allows you to quickly add another chart to the open chart window. To start with the same contract information, check Sub-chart uses current security in the pop-up box.

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Add Commentary

Opens the Add Commentary dialog box. Enter text that will be displayed on the chart in a commentary box.

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Remove All Commentaries

Deletes all commentary boxes from the chart.

 

Compare to Index

Charts the selected index on the active chart.

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Tile Charts

Automatically resizes and arranges multiple charts into the pattern you specify using the dropdown arrow. Choose from grid, horizontal, vertical, or custom.

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Modify or Remove

Click the dropdown arrow next to the icon to modify or remove the selected asset or study from a chart. This feature works for single charts with multiple assets or studies. It will not include multiple charts within a single chart frame.

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Show bars

For a candlestick chart, click to change to bars.

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Show candlesticks

For a bar chart, click to change to candlestick display.

The icon that reflects the current chart type is greyed out.

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Show/Hide Volume

Displays or hides the Volume panel on the bottom of the chart.

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Time & Sales

Click to change the cursor to the Time & Sales line. Click on a time, and the Time & Sales data page opens for that time. To change the cursor back, click the Switch to Crosshair icon.

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Toggle Crosshair

Changes the cursor to a crosshair. Note that if you don't have the Show horizontal crosshair line enabled in Global Configuration, you will only see a vertical line when you are in this mode.

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Edit Chart

A selected trendline will now display a white square at either end. When you click and pull an end, you can rotate the trendline 360 degrees and shorten or lengthen the line. Clicking in the line area still allows you to move the trendline while maintaining the same length and angle to the chart. Right-clicking the trendline allows you to change the color of the line, the thickness of the line, or remove the line.

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Undo

Click to undo the last action.

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Redo

Click to reapply the last undone action.

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Add Horizontal Trendline

Turns the cursor to a horizontal trendline. Click in the chart to set the trendline. To change the cursor back, click the Switch to Crosshair icon.

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Add Vertical Trendline

Turns the cursor to a vertical trendline. Click in the chart to set the trendline. To change the cursor back, click the Switch to Crosshair icon.

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Add Fibonacci Line

 

Inserts a Fibonacci trendline to the chart.

 

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Remove Selected Trendline

Removes the selected trendline. To change the cursor back, click the Switch to Crosshair icon.

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Remove all Trendlines

Removes all trendlines from the active chart.

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Zoom in

Zooms in to an area on the chart. You can scroll to a new area in the zoom in box.

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Zoom out

Zooms out to give you a bigger view of the chart area.

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Switch to smaller bars

 

This icon becomes active after you have zoomed in. Click to display smaller bars.

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Enter visible range

 

Opens the Visible Range dialog where you enter the price range that will be visible in the chart.

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Clear range entered

 

Clears the previously set Visible (price) Range.

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Add Horizontal Space to Chart

Creates a "zoom out" effect by condensing the current view and adding more time intervals to the right side of the chart.

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Remove Horizontal Space from Chart

Removes time intervals to create a "zoom in" effect.

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Add Vertical Space to Chart

Creates a vertical "zoom out" effect by condensing the current view and adding more price intervals to the top of the price axis.

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Remove Vertical Space from Chart

Removes price intervals from the top of the chart to create a "zoom in" effect.

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Increase Bar Width

Increase the width of bars in the bar chart by 1 pixel per click of the icon.

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Decrease Bar Width

Decreases the width of bars in the bar chart by 1 pixel per click of the icon.

 

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Configure Chart Colors

Opens the Global Configuration window with Chart Colors selected. Change the colors displayed on different chart parameters.

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Refresh

Refreshes chart data.

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Configure

Opens the Global Configuration window for Chart configuration.

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