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    DXcharts powers DXtrade, DXfina, and FinCharts.
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    Overview

    Through the Chart settings menu, you can choose whether to show or hide additional objects on the chart, set and customize colors, switch between themes, change a price type, set paddings, and other.

    Open the Chart settings menu by clicking thedx_charts_settings_iconicon on the Toolbar at the top-center of the charts window. The chart settings are also available via shortcut menu by right-clicking the chart area >dx_charts_settings_iconSettings.  

    As any of the default settings change, Reset to Default appears at the bottom of the menu. 

    Note: To reset the chart to default settings, right-click the chart area and choose Reset chart from the shortcut menu.

    General

    NameDescription
    1High and lowDisplays the highest and the lowest prices for the chosen instrument on the chart.
    2Horizontal gridDisplays a horizontal grid on the chart. The horizontal grid can also be toggled on/off by right-clicking on the chart area.
    3Vertical gridDisplays a vertical grid on the chart. The horizontal grid can also be toggled on/off by right-clicking on the chart area.
    4Candle wickDisplays candle wicks (for the candle chart types only).
    For the Equivolume chart type, the setting is Show close prices.
    5WatermarkDisplays a watermark with the name of the instrument in the middle of the chart. The watermark can also be toggled on/off by right-clicking on the chart area.
    6CrosshairDisplays a crosshair on the chart. Here, you can choose what price the crosshair should be snapped to. The different chart types have diverse elements on them, the following example is for the candle-type charts:
    • Open. Upper side of a candle body (bearish), lower side of a candle body (bullish).
    • Close. Lower side of a candle body (bearish), upper side of a candle body (bullish).
    • High. Upper tips of candle wicks.
    • Low. Lower tips of candle wicks.
    • OHLC. Open, high, low, and closing prices of the candle.
    • None. Without snapping.
    The crosshair can also be toggled on and off by right-clicking on the chart area.

    Trading

    Activate Trading from chart to show a markeron the price axis. The marker allows adjusting price value and placing orders from the order menu.

    See the Trading from chart section to learn how to place orders.

    NameDescription
    1Trading from chartAllows placing orders right from the chart. 
    2Show active ordersShows all the created orders on the chart.
    3Show open positionsShows all the active positons on the chart after the order price is reached.
    4Executions

    Shows the markers with information about an order execution on the chart. There are two possible ways to display the markers:

    • Bubbles. The label pops up when you move the pointer over the execution marker on the chart.
    Bubbles

     

    • Labels. The label itself is displayed right next to the execution marker .
    Labels

    Legend

    The legend for particular instrument is shown in the top-left corner of the charts area. The data on the chosen instrument (Open, High, Low, Close price values, and Volume) correlate with the crosshair position on the chart. Additionally, there is a possibility to place market orders from the Legend if Trading from chart is activated in the Chart settings > Trading

    See the Trading from chart section to learn how to place orders.

    Legend

    You can turn on/off displaying of Instrument name, OHLC values, Volume or Aggregation period  by clicking the corresponding option in the Chart settings > Legend.

    Note: Click the instrument name on the Legend to hide/show additional info (OHLC values, Volume, Aggregation period)

    Scales

    The Scales settings are described in the Price-axis section.

    Data

    NameDescription
    1Session breaksHighlights the time breaks on the chart if the aggregation period is less than 1 day. The session breaks can also be toggled on/off by right-clicking on the chart area.
    2Extended hoursDisplays extended hours volume on the chart if the chosen instrument supports extended hours trading and aggregation period is less than 1 day. The extended hours can also be toggled on/off by right-clicking on the chart area.
    3Align data with session startSynchronizes chart data with the market session start. The chart data will be synchronized with the time the market opens, not with the start of the day.
    4Price typePrice type for the chart to be based on:
    • Last. The last price a deal was made at the market.
    • Market. Market price = Bid + Ask / 2.
    • Bid. The highest bid price at the market.
    • Ask. The lowest offer price at the market.
    Note: for quick access to the price types, right-click any element on the chart 
    5VolumeDisplays additional volume bars. There are two options available:
    • Overlaying. Displays additional volume in the same area as the chart.
    • Separate. Displays additional volume in the study pane down below.

    Colors

    In this section, you can switch the color theme or change the color of the chart elements. There are two themes available to switch between:

    • Dark
    • Light
    Note: You can also switch between themes from the shortcut menu by right-clicking on the chart area.

    Depending on the chart type you have set, you can change the color of the chart elements: body and borders of candles, as well as the color of watermark, grid, values on scales, crosshair, chart background, and news.

    Click the color circle next to an option to open the palette. Use the slider at the bottom to set the opacity of the color.

    Palette

    To create a custom color:

    1. Clickto open the color picker.
    2. By using the slider at the bottom, adjust the main color.
    3. Then, set a shade for the main color.

    The custom-created colors are added to your palette. To remove a custom color, drag it out of the palette.

    Events

    Events on chart. Displays info markers about upcoming events on the time axis. The following events are available:

    • Dividends
    • Splits and consolidations
    • Earnings and estimates
    • Conference calls
    • News

    Paddings

    In this section, you can set top, right, and bottom margin for the chart:

    • Top margin (0 - 30%)
    • Right margin (up to 999 bars)
    • Bottom margin (0 - 30%)

    To set a margin, you can whether type in a new value or click on the option and move the pointer left/right for adjusting the value.

    Note: Click Reset to Default to return to the default settings for the current section