History and timescale
You can choose the amount of historical data and the timescale (view) for the charts you are viewing.
Left drop-down menu: define the amount of historical data
This option is available in both Intraday and End of Day mode. It defines the amount of historical data to load. For instance, if you wish to load 200 candlesticks years of historical data, select "200 units" in the left drop-down menu. If you change to a different chart, the amount of historical data loaded will not change. To use the same example: if you load 200 units of historical data for one stock, say Vodafone, and then switch to another stock, say Microsoft, it will also be displayed with 200 units of data.
The time it takes to load the security will directly depend on the amount of historical data loaded: 200 units will take less time to load than 100 000 units. Note that you can also select the amount of historic to load in "units" or in time. One unit corresponds to one trading bar. 50 units therefore correspond to 50 trading bars. On a daily view, 50 units therefore correspond to 50 trading days or 10 weeks of quotations.
We advise you to create at least 2 templates (please refer to the corresponding section of the manual for more information about templates). For the first template, choose a limited amount of historical data for quicker loading. For the second one, choose a larger amount of historical data for deeper analysis.
Middle drop-down menu: Timescale
The timescale defines time represented by each candlestick. For instance, each candlestick will represent 5 minutes of trading orders if you select "5 minutes" in the middle drop-down menu.
Note that you have the choice between seconds, minutes, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly resolutions. Other interesting views include x-ticks, x-volumes, x-minutes, x-hours, x-days and x-weeks allowing you to set the number of each represented by each bar. The tick-by-tick option is also available.
Example: In the weekly timescale for the NASDAQ the open, high, low, close prices are respectively: Monday's opening, the highest, the lowest prices during the week and the close on Friday of each week. The volume in this mode is the sum of the volume of the 5 trading days of each week.
Bear in mind that changing timeframe affects all indicators and trendlines.
You can also display a "tick by tick" list that contains all the ticks of the current day for a selected security. You can sort the list by the column of your choice by left-clicking on the title of the column you wish to sort by.