Charts User Guide

User Guide


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A high performance fully interactive charting engine is deployed within for advanced financial charting and technical analysis. The Advanced Charting application includes a library of 10 key technical indicators, plus drawing and annotation tools, such as trend lines, Fibonacci, and measuring lines. Multiple time frames of one-day, one-week, and several intraday selections are supported to help you spot trading opportunities. Marketstoday Screenshot

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Select Period

To get started with MarketsToday Advanced Charts, simply enter a symbol in the text box at the upper left of the screen.

Select Down

As you begin to type a ticker symbol menu will provide you with a list of matching securities that you can choose from. Simply click on the security you want to work with, or type the correct symbol and hit enter.

By default, charts will use a candlestick-style chart (showing OHLC – Open, High, Low, Close), but you can select an alternate chart style if you would like. Simply click on the Chart menu and then tap on the chart style you’d like.

Chart Styles

Candle Bar Wave Line Mountain
Chart Types

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chart style themes

Customize and save themes with colors of choice on background, candlesticks, axis, lines, mountain and more. Click the Settings drop-down, next to the F button in the top right of the chart window. Then click inside the custom themes box to activate the Create a New Custom Theme window. Chart Theme

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changing periodicity

Change Period

For Mouse:

MarketsToday Advanced Charts defaults to daily candlesticks. You can change the period to 5 min, 30 min, 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month periods. On the top left section adjacent to the symbol search text box, click on 1D to open the drop-down with different time period options.

For Touchscreens:

You can change time periods by tapping on the period menu at the upper left of the screen, or by using the periodicity gesture. For the gesture, place three fingers on the screen and drag them right or left. Left will increase periodicity, and right will decrease it.

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full-screen view

View charts in an expanded full-screen mode by clicking “F” Full icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Once in full view, re-click “F” to return back to default size.

Fullscreen Button Fullscreen

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MarketsToday Advanced Charts offers a full set of drawing tools so that you can annotate the chart, insert support and resistance lines, draw trend lines etc.


Vertical Line

To select a drawing tool, click on the Select Tool button at the top of the screen. A menu will appear with all of your drawing choices. Once you’ve selected a tool, the name of that drawing tool will appear in the tool box on the upper left corner of the screen. You can select “Done” from the tool box to switch out of drawing mode.


Line color

Any drawing that you make on the screen will appear in the currently-selected color. Once a drawing tool is selected you can change the color by clicking on the color picker icon, which will bring down a set of color options. Just click on the color you want, and anything you draw from that point forward will appear in that color - until you close the tool by clicking Done or choose another drawing tool.


For Mouse:

Select Tool

To begin drawing, select a starting point on the chart and left click on the mouse, move your cursor to extend the drawing, then left click again to complete.

For Touchscreens:

To begin drawing, place one finger on the chart and position the crosshairs to where you want the drawing to begin. Now click once, to begin your drawing. Now drag your finger to the place where you wish the drawing to end, and click again to complete your drawing.


You can undo your last action by clicking the Undo button at the top left corner of the screen.


For Mouse:

To delete a drawing, move the cursor over the drawing until it highlights. Then right click to delete, or hit the delete key on the keyboard. To clear all drawings, open up Select Tool and select "Clear Drawings."

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drawing tools



For Mouse:

Point the cursor to the area you want the text to be and select “Annotation” from the Select Tool drop-down. Left click the mouse button to place the text box and enter text. Click save or cancel. To delete, highlight text with your mouse, then right click or hit delete key.


Draws widely used Fibonacci Retracement levels for Fibonacci analysis, harmonic patterns and Elliott Wave analysis or user preferred analysis. Once drawn, roll your cursor over the measuring line to see price distance covered, % change and number of bars for the chosen range. (Note: This Fibonacci tool is designed to work in the Linear chart scale, Not Logorithmic. Uncheck Log Scale box under the Chart pull-down menu to activate the Linear scale.)


Draw a line extending in both directions to infinity.


Draw a line, starting at one point and extending in one direction to infinity.


Draw a line segment where you define the beginning and end of the line. Once drawn, roll your cursor over the line to see price distance covered, % change and number of bars for the chosen range.


Draw a rectangle around a focus area on the chart.


Draw an ellipse or circle around a focus area on the chart.

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technical studies/indicators

Technical Studies

To add a study to your chart, click on the Studies button at the top of the screen and a drop-down box will appear with your available studies.


Bollinger Bands is a volatility indicator that can be used to measure the upper or lower extent of the price movement relative to previous prices.

Set the standard deviation value to define the upper and lower envelopes to view the extent of the price move from the moving average line.

Field can be used to calculate the envelopes from the Open, High, Low, Close, True range as per preference.

Also, define the period for the moving average line, and select the type of moving averages, such as simple, exponential, weighted, and so forth, as per your preference.

Bollinger Bands


Add moving averages to a chart, as well as to studies (stochastics, volume, RSI, etc). To insert a moving average, click the Moving Average button in the Studies menu, use the standard default or select an alternative Period, as well as which Field you want it to use to calculate.

Moving Average


Add the popular RSI indicator to identify Overbought and Oversold price levels on the instrument being analyzed. Overbought and Oversold levels, as well as the Period and colors, can be customized as per your preference.

Relative Strength Index


MarketsToday Advanced Charts offers both Slow and Fast Stochastics, and allows you to choose the number of days on which Stochastics is calculated. You can add multiple Stochastics studies if you wish.



There are two options for viewing stock volume – either a separate panel (Volume) or as an underlay to the main stock chart (Vol Underlay). Note that you can add a moving average to a Volume panel, but not to a Vol Underlay – simply add the volume panel, then follow the instructions for Moving Averages above, choosing Volume as the field to calculate the moving average on.


Add the popular MACD trend following and momentum indicator to your charts through the Studies drop-down menu.

Moving average convergence divergence

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(For best functionality first switch Chart to Linear scale by unchecking the Log Scale from Chart drop-down.)

Compare symbol

Compare the performance of your stock with other stocks or an index, or an index with a group of stocks or other indexes. To delete a symbol from the list, either click the X next to the symbol, or roll your pointer over the line for the symbol you want to delete until it’s highlighted, then right click your mouse or hit delete.


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chart sharing

You can share a chart with your social network- including all of your drawings, studies and annotations. To share your chart, click the Save Chart button.

Google Chrome: Save Chart will open a dialog box with the option to save chart to your desired file location.

Firefox & Internet Explorer: A popup window with the chart image will appear, Right click on the image and select Save Image As. The saved image can then be shared by posting or uploading the image to your social network by selecting the image option.

Save chart Saved image

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