Navigating the Chart

Charts tell users the direction that markets are trending and provide context to these movements.  Each data set is different and has a different story to tell.  By understanding how each of these data sets relate to each other, users will become experts in forecasting and getting ahead of pricing swings.

Here is a quick overview of charts and how to navigate them.

  1. Enter Symbol - this is where you can use the drop down “browse” menu or enter the ticker.granularity directly.
  2. Compare - overlay as many different charts as you would like.  Click here for instructions and more details.
  3. Chart Title, Current Value, & Daily Change
  4. Date Series - Change the time range that the chart covers.  Use the box on the far right to select a specific date range in the past.
  5. Views - you can save your displays and studies on the chart.
  6. Display - change the format that the data is presented. 
    1. Absolute vs Relative - When using the compare function, change the setting to Relative when comparing two different indexes. 
  7. Studies - choose from a variety of studies to better evaluate the data presented
  8. Crosshairs/Text Box/Draw Function
    1. Crosshairs provide exact values on the x and y-axis.
    2. Text Box - turn on to find the exact value at any point along the graph.
    3. Draw Function - click here to learn more
  9. View Symbol Information - pull up the details on the specific data you are viewing.  
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