Tips on using charts
- Our charts have 2 cursor/mouse modes. By pressing the left mouse button (moving the mouse will not move the cursor) the cursor may be locked at a specific time/location. Cancel this function by clicking the left mouse button anywhere on the chart.
- From a locked cursor position, you may zoom directly into and out of period views (using the F1 button). The timeframes you can access range from multiyear to intraday.
- Locked cursor allows you to set alerts that are equal to the index and VMA values where the cursor sits.
- All cursor data are displayed in the same area at the top of the chart, making it easier to read and monitor. Our charts have added 2 cursor/mouse modes.
At the bottom of a chart, you can find the shortcut buttons panel. It allows you to make quick and easy changes to your chart and alert settings.
- The "Zoom In" and "Zoom out" buttons found at the bottom of the charts enable you to access real-time and historical views.
- The cursor button found at the bottom of the charts enables you to view the charts with the following options: Display vertical axis only, display both vertical and horizontal axes, show no axis lines at all.
- At the bottom of the charts, you will find the "Time Period Up" and "Time Period Down" buttons. These allow you to quickly and conveniently change chart view periods.
- Additional convenient alert settings can be accessed from the shortcut menu. Use the "!"button at the bottom of the charts.
- Drawn lines stays in memory.
- To draw a line, use the left mouse button (click and drag).
- To delete a line, use the delete button on your keyboard. This will erase the last line drawn on an active chart.
Zoom In / Zoom Out
Changes the timeframe displayed. (This hotkey has the
same effect as the "Zoom In" / "Zoom Out" buttons located on top of the
Go to Previous
Index in List
Changes the index being charted to the
previous entry in the index list (drop down menu at the top of the chart).
Go to Next
Index in List
Changes the index being charted to the following entry in
the index list (drop down menu at the top of the chart)
Move Cursor to Right
Moves cursor to the right.
Move Cursor to Left
Moves cursor to the left.
Move Cursor to End
Moves cursor to the end of the selected
Move Cursor to Start
Moves cursor to the beginning of the selected timeframe.
Left-click mouse, hold it, and then
drag the edge of the chart to resize it.
The shortcut keys "Ctrl + S" allow you to save the
current chart settings as your personal default settings. When a chart is
first opened, these settings are automatically loaded.
After having previously
saved your personal default chart settings, the use of the shortcut
combination "Ctrl + R" allows you to reset charts to the standard system
This key combination sends a chart to a
print preview window, from where you may print it.
Displays / Hides
chart text (legend)
Toggle: "Ctrl + L" displays the currently active chart
settings / hides this information.
Thin / Thick
VMA line style
Toggle: "Ctrl + B" changes the VMA line
style from thin to thick, and back.
boxes on the scale
The shortcut keys "Ctrl + X" act as a toggle, displaying
and hiding navigation boxes that move along with the cursor lines and track
the cursor values on the vertical (index / volume) and horizontal scales
Direct zoom function
By pressing the F1 key before changing
timeframes (even repeatedly), the cursor will remain fixed at a specific
Set Audio Alerts
Opens a window with alert settings.