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Price Intervals

Overview


Price Intervals allow you to set a series of horizontal lines at a specified range in price, either by selecting a key range in a chart's price movement, or at a set range in value (e.g. $1.00 increments). This allows you to easily measure and plot price movement and see it visually on the charts.

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To apply the Price Interval tool, select it from the Levels tool group. Once selected, left-click once on the chart to choose a starting point. Left-click again on the chart to select the end point. With both points selected, move your cursor to the left or right to extend the level lines, then left-click to place them on the chart.

Actions & Properties


Actions


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

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

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Price Intervals 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 Price Intervals tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

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

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

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

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

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Price Intervals Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Price Intervals to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Delete: Delete the Price Intervals from the chart.

Properties


Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it's displayed in the Structure Panel.

Intervals: Allows you to manually adjust the Interval value, left click on the displayed figure and then enter the desired interval value.

Repeats: Increase or decrease the number of interval lines that are applied to the chart.

Extend Right: Check this box to extend the Interval lines to the right.

Extend Left: Check this box to extend the Interval lines to the left.

Show Prices: 
This provides an option to show or hide the price value for each interval line.

Label Alignment: Can elect to display the Price Interval label in different positions in relation to the Price Interval line, there are 8 options available: Top Left, Top Right, Centre Top, Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Centre Bottom, Centre Left, Centre Right.

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

Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of the interval lines displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.

Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the interval lines. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.

Line Colour: Allows you to select the colour of the interval lines. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.

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 Tue, Apr 11 2017 6:16am

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