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Using the technical analysis charts


Here are the chart features and how they can be used:

  • The price chart may be represented as bars, candlestick, area or line. In the bar representation, the bar height indicates the price range (low / high), while the left and right ticks are used to mark, respectively, the open and closing price of the period.
  • The Volume indicates the daily cumulative quantity (number of exchanged securities).
  • The lines reported as MA1 and MA2 in the Legend are two configurable moving averages, whose default value is respectively 21 days (fast MA) and 55 days (slow MA).
  • The secondary area is where the indicators are plotted.
  • The MACD (Moving Average Convergence / Divergence) is a technical analysis indicator that is part of the family of oscillators and is based upon the the comparison of three moving averages. The event of a MACD line crossing upwards the Signal Line is considered a purchase (bullish) indication. Conversely, when the MACD line crosses downwards the Signal Line a possible indication of selling (bearish) condition.
  • The RSI (Relative Strength Index) is a popular momentum indicator, sometimes considered to signify of overbought condition (when above 70) or an oversold condition (when below 30). Thus, it reveals if a possible trend reversal might be on the way. Nonetheless, being an oscillator, many analysts only consider it when a confirmation comes from other tools such as the MACD.
  • The Bollinger Bands are plotted in the same area of the price values, and are an indication of volatility, i.e. the bands tend to become wider when the market becomes more volatile, and narrow when it is less volatile. When prices approach the upper or lower side of the band, a trend reversal might occur.
  • The chart may be customised by the user. Just click on the Customise button to open the chart preferences (click on the same button again to hide the panel). From there, the user may select a different time period and chart type, show or hide several chart features, and compare the security to the index it belongs to.
  • When customising the chart, please keep in mind that the OHLC chart types (candlestick and bars) may NOT be traced when the security is compared to its index. If the index comparison is requested, the charts automatically uses a line/area type, regardless of the selected chart type.

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