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Bubble Charts

Overview


The Bubble Chart is a new style of Market Intelligence chart, which allows you to plot a series of codes onto the chart and quickly gauge their performance based on 3 custom script criteria.

One script will control each symbols position on the X-axis. Another will control each symbols position on the Y-axis

The final script will control the size of the bubble itself.

Once all 3 scripts have been setup, you can quickly identify symbols which display outside of the group, with symbols containing higher value results displayed near the top-right corner of the bubble chart (with a larger surface area).


Actions & Properties


Actions


Clone Chart:
Creates a copy of the chart within the same page tab using the same settings / symbol list.

Open List As: Allows you to open the list of symbols used to build the Bubble Chart as a different chart style which also uses multiple codes (RRG, for example).

Print Chart: Prints a copy of the chart as a PDF.

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

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

Send To: Expands to show different locations the Bubble chart can be sent to. Options include Clipboard (to paste in a different program), Image File, and if you have the publishing module Word, Outlook or Powerpoint.

Properties


Show Values: Shows / Hides the list of symbols used to build the Bubble Chart on the right-hand side of the chart.

Auto Scale: Allows you to set what the Auto Scale uses to set the maximum / minimum values in view. The options are Current Bars (default), Full History, Manual.

Date Range: Sets the amount of historical data loaded for the Bubble Chart (Last Year be default).

X Axis: Used to set the script to determine each symbols position on the X-axis. By default, the Bubble chart will use the symbols RSI value.

Y Axis: Used to set the script to determine each symbols position on the Y-axis. By default, the Bubble chart will use the symbols difference between the 5-period Simple Moving Average value and the Close Price.

Size: Used to set the script to determine each symbols bubble size. By default, the Bubble chart will use the symbols Fast Stochastic value.

Label Font Size: This slider bar can be used to increase / decrease the size of the text label displayed within each bubble.

Show Zero Lines: Available from Optuma v1.5 and later this checkbox allows you to add Vertical and Horizontal lines at the zero values for each scale.


Scales Font Size: This slider bar can be used to increase / decrease the size of the text labels displayed in the X and Y scales.

Date Control Link: If a price chart for a security displayed in the Bubble Chart is tiled alongside the Bubble Chart, selecting this option will display a vertical date line on the price chart. The date line can then be repositioned and the Bubble Chart will automatically correspond to the selected date position.

Show History Slider: Allows you to show / hide the history slider bar displayed along the top of the Bubble chart.

Linked to List: You can link the Bubble Chart to a preset list of symbols contained within a Scan, Symbol List or CSV file. If linked to a scan, the Bubble chart will update automatically with new results each time the scan is ran.

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