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3D Chart

Overview


3D charts allow Technical Analysts to manipulate both the Y- and Z-axis on a three-dimensional chart. The development of this comes from a search of finding a new revolution in the analysis of markets, just as charting was to those who once read

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Actions & Properties


Actions


Change Y-Axis Script: Allows you to adjust the data / formula being used to generate the Y-axis of the 3D Chart. This can be price action, tool formulas or a combination of both.

Change Z-Axis Script: Allows you to adjust the data / formula being used to generate the Z-axis of the 3D Chart. This can be price action, tool formulas or a combination of both.
Some example formulas available for use with either the Y- or Z-axis are:
  • Vol(): The selected security's Volume data. 
  • Close(): The closing price of the chart. 
  • RSI(BARS=14): A 14 period RSI. 
  • MA(BARS=5, STYLE=Simple, CALC=Close): A 5 period Simple Moving Average calculated off the chart's closing price. 
  • MA(BARS=15, STYLE=Exponential, CALC=High): A 15-period Exponential Moving Average calculated off the chart's High price.

Clone Chart: When selected the existing chart will be duplicated. It will be placed above the existing chart, from here it can either be moved to a new page or tiled alongside your existing chart(s).

Restore Default Settings: If you have previously altered the general chart settings, clicking this action will revert the properties back to default settings.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the chart's properties (such as the display style, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you open a new chart it will display using the new settings.

Send To: This option allows the current chart to be saved as either an image file, saved to the clipboard or added to a Manual List. If you have Professional Services then the additional options of sending the chart via Chat Message, to Word and Outlook are also available.

Properties


Display Style: There are 4 display styles available for 3D Charts:
  • Plane: Price action displayed on one plane. An indicator is displayed on the other (Moving Average by default). 
  • Spiral: When viewed from the side, the Spiral chart will display the charts Price Action. When viewed from above, the Spiral chart will display an indicator (Moving Average by default). 
  • Ribbon: When viewed from the side, the Spiral chart will display the charts Price Action. When viewed from above, the Spiral chart will display an indicator (Moving Average by default). Where this style differs from the Spiral is that the gap between the two items is shaded. 
  • Snake: When viewed from the side, the Spiral chart will display the charts Price Action. When viewed from above, the Spiral chart will display an indicator (Moving Average by default). Where this style differs from the Spiral and Snake chart is that when viewed from the side, the thickness of the line is calculated off the High and Low of the price action. 

Date Range: This setting allows you to choose how much historical data is displayed on the chart. By default, all data contained in the data file is displayed. However, you can also choose one of the following options. This is particularly useful for limiting the amount of intraday data displayed:
  • Everything
  • Today
  • Yesterday
  • Last Week
  • Last Fortnight
  • Last Month
  • Last Quarter (3 Months)
  • Last Year
  • Last 5 Years
  • Last 10 Years
  • Year To Date
  • Date Range (Specifically select a date the chart will plot from).

Filters:
Mouse over this option to open the Filters panel:
  • Calendar Days: Ticking this option will add a dash for every day on the chart not filled by an existing bar, such as weekends and public holidays.
  • Show Blanks: When enabled a dash will be added for weekdays where no trading activity is recorded (public holidays for example), however, no dashes will be added for weekends.
  • Ignore Dilutions: Optuma data is adjusted for share splits, capital adjustments etc. When this option is ticked, any historical adjustments on the chart are ignored.
  • Allow Zero Close Prices: There are codes in Bloomberg that are binary plots i.e. 0 and 1s only. This filter allows the zero values to be displayed.
  • Ignore Out of Session Ticks: Any data coming in outside of the designated session times (assigned to the specific code in use) will not be added to the chart. Requires a real-time datafeed.
  • Show Single Session: For codes containing two sessions in a single day (e.g. Session 1 = Day, Session 2 = Night). Ticking this checkbox will allow you to view only one of those sessions on the chart, with data from the other session being hidden from view. Requires a real-time datafeed.

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