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