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    DXcharts powers DXtrade, DXfina, and FinCharts.
    Check our website to find more information about DXcharts library.

    Overview

    Through the Settings menu, you can change the chart type, choose whether to show or hide additional elements of the chart, set and customize colors, switch between themes, change a price type, timezone, enable trading and events, and other.

    Note: After changing any setting, swipe left or right or tap Back button on your phone to apply the settings

    General

    NameDescription
    1Chart typeSelect a chart type to determine how the data is displayed on the chart. The charts include basic and more specialized charts types:
    • Candle. The chart represents price movements using colored rectangles (candles) that show the open, high, low, and close prices through the candle body and wicks.
    • Bar. The chart represents aggregated price values with vertical lines and opening/closing "feet" indicating the open, high, low, and close prices.
    • Line. The chart connects successive close prices without showing open, high, or low values.
    • Area. The chart visualizes close prices highlighting the area between the current close price and zero with color fill for trend clarity.
    • Scatter. The chart shows individual close price values as scattered dots.
    • Hollow Candle. The chart shows the price difference between the close and open of the current candle (hollow and solid candles) taking into account the high and low prices of nearby candles.
    • Histogram. The chart displays the proximity of the close price values to the horizontal price axis in columns, which is useful for spotting distribution peaks and patterns.
    • Equivolume. The chart displays rectangles of varying width and height, where the width of the volume bar reflects the traded volume, and the upper and bottom boundaries represent the high and low prices reached during the aggregation period.
    • Heikin-Ashi. The chart is plotted with candles like the Candle chart but the candles are calculated according to the formulas where the prices are converted into Heikin Ashi values.
    • Baseline. The chart shows price movements relative to a baseline selected by the trader.
    • Trend. The chart is similar to the Candle chart but with different colornig patterns. The candles are colored according to the open and close values of the current and two adjacent aggregation periods.
    See the Chart types section for details.
    2High and lowDisplays the highest and the lowest prices for the chosen instrument on the chart. To show the crosshair with OHLC prices, tap and hold the chart area.
    3Vertical gridAdds a vertical grid on the chart.
    4Horizontal gridAdds a horizontal grid on the chart.
    5Candle wicksDisplays candle wicks (for the candle chart types only).
    6WatermarkDisplays a watermark with the name of the instrument in the middle of the chart. 
    7TimezoneThe current timezone in UTC format. Exchange – the default timezone of the exchange where the financial instrument is originaly placed.

    Colors

    Here, you can change the color of the chart elements depending on the chart type you have set. You can change the color of the body and borders of candles, as well as the color of watermark, grid, values on scales, and chart background.

    In the Settings > Colors, tap the color next to an item to open the color picker. Scroll through the list of available colors, select a color and then tapto apply the color orto return to Settings.

    Color picker

    To create a custom color:

    1. Scroll through the list of colors to the end, tapto open the palette.
    2. Adjust the main color at the upper part of the palette.
    3. Then, use the slider at the bottom to set the opacity of the color if needed.
    4. Tapto apply the color orto return to Settings.
    5. The custom-created colors are added to the end of the list.

    Palette

    Note: To remove a color, tap and hold the color circle in the Color picker, then select Delete. The currently selected color can't be deleted.

    Trading

    Activating the Trading from chart setting allows you to place market orders on the chart.

    NameDescription
    1Trading from chartActivates 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.

    The Buy and Sell buttons to place market orders

    Scales

    The price scale (Y-axis) and time scale (X-axis) are the vertical and horizontal scales that map prices to coordinates on the chart. Drag a scale up and down to manually adjust the values on it.

    Auto-scale price axis. Turns on auto-scale for the price axis. You can choose what objects on the chart the price axis should be fit to while auto-scaling:

    • Fit Studies. The price axis is scaled automatically to fit indicators.
    • Fit Orders. The price axis is scaled automatically to fit orders.
    • Fit Positions. The price axis is scaled automatically to fit positions.
    Note: The auto-scale works for Regular and Logarithmic scale types only


    Invert scale. Inverts the direction of the price axis.
    Lock scale. Locks the price axis so that it adjusts to the bars as you zoom in and out of the chart.


    Scale type:

    • Regular – a linear price scale where the prices are positioned equidistantly (equally far away) from one another. 
    • Percent – the scale shows percentage value instead of price points. The scale shows the percentage change between the current price value and the starting price value of a candle. The value of 0% corresponds to the starting price of the first candle visible on the chart.
      Formula
      Percentage value = (current price - starting price)  / starting price * 100, where:

      Current pricethe current price of a choosen instrument. The price type is set in the Chart settings > Data > Price type.
      Starting price – the price at which a candle begins.
    • Logarithmic - a logarithmic price scale represents proportional changes between values. That means that the prices are positioned not equidistantly but accordingly to a percent change between them.
    Logarithmic price axis
    Example: The distance between 1.2 and 2.4 prices is equal to the distance between 0.5 and 1.0. In both cases the second value is twice as bigger than the first one, so the growth is equal to 100%. It means that both of the prices will be shown equidistantly on the scale.  

    Data

    NameDescription
    1Session breaksHighlights the time breaks on the chart if the aggregation period is less than 1 day.
    2Extended hoursDisplays extended hours volume on the chart if the chosen instrument supports extended hours trading and aggregation period is less than 1 day.
    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:
    • Market. Market price = Bid + Ask / 2.
    • Buy. The highest bid price at the market.
    • Sell. The lowest offer price at the market.
    • Last. The last price a deal was made at the market.
    5VolumeDisplays additional volume bars on the chart.

    Events

    Events on chart. Displays info markers about upcoming events on the time axis or directly on the chart (like news). The following events are available:

    • Dividends
    • Splits and consolidations
    • Earnings and estimates
    • Conference calls
    • News
    Note: Tap Reset to return chart to the default settings

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