Charts in the trading platform visualize changes of financial symbol quotes over time. Charts are used for technical analysis and operation of Expert Advisors. They allow traders to visually monitor the prices of currencies and shares in real time and instantly respond to any changes in the market situation.
In the trading platform, you can open up to 100 charts at a time, customize their appearance and displayed information, apply and remove various objects and indicators, and much more.
Chart: How to Open, View, Set Timeframe and Scale
How to Change the Color of the Chart
The chart appearance is highly customizable: you can hide or show any element, as well as change its color. For convenience, three color schemes of charts are available in the platform. In the chart properties, you can select a color scheme or set up colors of individual elements of the chart:
To open chart properties, click " Properties" in the context menu or the Charts menu.
How to Arrange Charts
If multiple charts are open in your trading platform, you can easily organize them. Use the Window menu and select one of the available chart arrangement types:
What are the Templates and Profiles
Templates and profiles allow saving settings of charts and easily apply them when necessary. For example, to analyze a currency pair you have added horizontal lines to mark up the levels. Save a separate chart template in order to preserve the levels. In this case, you can always restore the levels on a new chart by applying the template.
Templates are used for saving parameters of an individual chart: chart type and color, color scheme, scale, running Expert Advisors, applied indicators and analytical objects, as well as other settings.
In profiles you can save the settings and arrangement of all open charts, that is of the entire workspace for technical analysis.
You can conveniently work with profiles and templates using the toolbar:
They can also be accessed using the Charts menu, the context menu of the chart and the status bar of the platform.
See Templates and Profiles for further details.
How to View Precise Values on the Chart
You can view the precise price, time or indicator values using the Crosshair and the Data Window.
Turn on the crosshair on the "Line Studies" toolbar, and the exact values of a chart point will be shown on the price and time scales. More details about the current cursor position on the chart are available in the Data Window: date and time, bar parameters, volumes, spread (minimum value on a selected bar), as well as indicator values.
Any indicator can be configured (Visualization tab in the indicator properties window) so that its values are displayed in this window.
Working with Charts on Multiple Monitors
The trading platform allows detaching financial symbol charts from the main terminal working area. This feature is convenient when using multiple monitors. Thus, you may set the main platform window on one monitor to control your account state, and move your charts to the second screen to observe the market situation. To detach a chart from the terminal, disable the " Docked" option in its context menu. After that move the chart to the desired monitor.
A separate toolbar on detached charts allows applying analytical objects and indicators without having to switch between monitors. Use the toolbar context menu to manage the set of available commands or to hide it.
Chart Construction Features
The history data, based on which charts are constructed, are stored on the hard disk. When you open a chart, the data are loaded from the disk, and the last missing data are downloaded from the trading server. If there are no history data for the symbol on the hard disk, the latest 512 bars of history are downloaded.
To download earlier data, move the chart to the desired area. Once a chart is opened, the platform starts receiving information about the current quotes. Thus, further price changes are shown in the real-time mode. This information is automatically saved in the history file and used later when you reopen this chart.