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
- 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