With the release of the Market Analyser 7 and Bourse 7 trading platforms there are a few tips and tricks you may not know about the new D2MX charts, and how to make the most of them.
Tricks with Trend Lines
To draw a trend line you can use the drawing tool bar located on the left of your chart. This toolbar can be hidden away and there may only be a small arrow visible. If this is the case then click on the arrow to show the toolbar. Click on the Trend Line button to begin drawing a trend line. Click where you want to start the line and click where you want the line to finish. You can now draw another line in the same way – click where you want to start and click where you want to finish. To stop drawing trend lines, click the cancel “X” button located on the drawing toolbar, or right click on the chart.
Once you have drawn a trend line you can right click on it to change the properties, including the colour, or to extend the line to the right. You can also duplicate the line, which will create a parallel line allowing you to easily draw channels. You can also delete the line from the right click menu.
You can move a line around by dragging it – hold down the left mouse button on the line and move it to where you want it to be. If you pick up the middle of the line you will move the whole line or pick up one end of the line to change the slope or end point only.
And here is a trick you may not know: to draw a horizontal line, click on the trend line tool on the toolbar. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and drag the line across your screen. While still holding down the shift key, click to finish the horizontal line.
In the Cross Hairs
Another keyboard trick when using the D2MX charts is to display the cross hairs, allowing you to line up indicators and see what is happening with these. Hold down your right mouse button while moving the mouse and the cross hairs will display on your screen. This allows you to easily line up a specific day and see the data on that day or where an indicator crosses over in relation to the chart.
Customise Your Chart
And one last trick you may not have found yet is located within the wealth of information contained in Chart Properties. With a right click on the chart window you can adjust the properties of the chart, including changing the colour scheme, changing the intraday timeframe and the amount of data that is loaded. You can even turn on a data window that will float over the top of the screen, which shows you the current price and indicator levels.
At the bottom of the Chart Properties list you have the ability to change the way the scale is displayed. You can change to log scale if you prefer to use that, or by turning the automatic scaling off you can specify the range that you want to display by setting minimum and maximum levels.