3.4 - Chart tools

StocksToTrade 2.0 offers various tools to annotate the Chart. These tools may be accessed by clicking on the Chart Tools icon:

This will display a list of the available tools and options at your disposal:

Here is a brief description of the use of each of the options available:

Tool

Description

Cursor ()

The tool moves as the computer cursor and as it moves along, it updates the data in the main chart table. This tool is used to pan the chart display (default behavior).

Select ()

The tool selects objects created with the chart tools.

Line ()

The tool allows you to draw a line on the chart. As you draw the line, a box appears, indicating exact details of the line, such as the number of minutes, bars, percentage, points, and gradient it covered.

Vertical Line ()

Draws a vertical line.

Horizontal Line ()

Draws a horizontal line. This analytical drawing tool indicates a particular price level. You can draw more than one in order to mark support and resistance levels.

Arrow ()

Draws an arrow. As you draw the arrow, a box appears, indicating exact details of the line, such as the number of minutes, bars, percentage, points, and gradient it covered.

Channel ()

Draws a channel on the chart. First, you draw a line, and as you do it, a box appears, indicating exact details of the line, such as the number of minutes, bars, percentage, points, and gradient it covered. Then, you can draw the other channel line.

Rectangle ()

Draws a rectangle on the chart.

Oval ()

Draws an oval shape on the chart. This is a non-analytical drawing tool for highlighting the necessary parts of a chart.

Text ()

Allows you to add a text on the chart.

Undo ()

Undoes the last action.

Redo ()

Redoes the undone action.

Selecting, Moving and Deleting objects

In order to select an object that has been created on the chart (line, text, etc...), you may use the Select Tool () from the Chart Tools dropdown.

Click on the desired object to select it.

  • To delete, simply right click on the selected object, then click on Delete
  • To move, simply drag the selected object to the desired position by clicking on the object's body as a starting point.
    • Note: you may move lines or any of the end points of the lines based on where you click

Important Note: The Select Tool () remains active until you select the Cursor Tool () from the menu again. Failing to do so will prevent you from panning the chart.

 

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