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Static Square of 9


The Static Square of 9 uses the same number series as used in the Square of Nine Chart, and plots these values in accordance with selected angles. Unlike the  Dynamic Square of 9, this tool does not derive its calculation from a starting point on the chart, meaning that it does not matter where you click on the chart as the starting value will always be one. Consequently, you may need to adjust the Price Unit and/or number of Revolutions in the Properties panel for the levels to reach the price action on your chart.

To read more about this tool and how it is calculated please click here.

For example, this chart of Microsoft shows every 45 degree angle around the Square of Nine, with 53 and 86 at 360 degrees on the wheel, which are opposite 69 and 106 at 180 degrees:

To apply the Static Square of 9 select the tool from the Gann tool group and left-click once on the chart to choose a starting point. Move your mouse cursor to the left or right to extend the level lines, then left-click to anchor them to the chart. The Price Unit can then be adjusted accordingly.

Actions & Properties


Add New Level: Allows you to add a new angle or edit existing angles in the tool. See Levels in the Properties section below for more information.

Add Price Alert: Selecting this action will set a Price Alert at the value the selected line position. For information on Price Alerts, click  here.

Add to Toolbar: 
Click this action to add the selected tool to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Static Square of 9 tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Static Square of 9 tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the lines of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the lines view to the background.

Move to Front: If the lines of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the lines to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool's properties (such as the colour) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you subsequently apply the tool to a chart it will display using the new settings.

Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.


Tool Name: Allows you to change the name of the tool, as displayed in the Structure Panel.

Square of 9 Angles: 
Click on this option to display the different degree  levels.
To add a new level to the chart, left-click on the blue + button and enter the values as needed. To delete a level left-click on the red x.
  • Value - Sets the levels in degrees (e.g. 90 is 90 degrees around the Square of Nine chart). To change the value amount, click in the field and enter the new value.
  • Line Style - Sets the line colour, style, width and transparency of the levels.
  • Visible - To hide a level, deselect the check box with the green tick.

Use Chart's Price Unit: By default, the price unit of the chart is used in the tool calculation. Untick the box to manually adjust the value in the Price Unit property.

Price Unit: This option is available when the Use Chart's Price Unit box is unticked (see above). Enter a new value to manually determine what one unit of price is equal to in the tool's calculation (eg 0.1). For more information, click here.

This allows you to increase the number of 360-degree cycles around the Square of Nine Chart, enabling you to easily identify key future price targets.

Extend Left: Check this box to extend the degree levels to the left.

Extend Right: Check this box to extend the degree levels to the right.

Show Prices: This provides an option to show or hide the price and degree values for each level.

Label Alignment: You can elect to display the labels in different positions in relation to the levels. There are 8 options available: Top Left, Top Right, Centre Top, Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Centre Bottom, Centre Left and Centre Right.

Font Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the text displayed for each label used in the Price Division. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the font size.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

 Last updated Wed, Dec 12 2018 11:55pm

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