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Gann Day Counts


The Gann Day Count indicator combines the functionality of the Trading Day Intervals and Calendar Day Intervals tools, however, the Gann Day Count also adjusts automatically each day, to provide a continuous bar count as new data is added.

In the following example, the Gann Day Count has been setup to show 90 Calendar Days (red lines) and 144 Bars in blue (trading days on a daily chart) starting on December 15th 2016. The interval lines will draw automatically as new bars are added, with a total count displayed on the bottom right corner of the tool, so in the example the last bar on October 12th 2017 was 207 trading days, or 301 calendar days since that date.

Clients with the Astro module can also measure time by planetary degrees using this tool, eg 30 degrees Mars (red) and 180 degrees Mercury (blue):

To apply the Gann Day Count indicator, select the item from the Gann group under the Tools menu. Left click once on a high or how on the chart and the tool will draw to the end of the chart.

Actions & Properties


Add New Level: Opens the levels window which can be used to add / remove additional degree lines to this tool. To add a new level to the chart, left-click on the blue + button and enter the values as needed.
  • Count - Sets the degree value for Gann Day Count. To change the value amount, click in the field and enter the new value.
  • Type - Sets the type of count being used (Day, Week, Month, Year, Bars, Sun).
  • Line Style - Sets the line type, thickness, colour and transparency of the Gann Day Count lines.
  • Visible - To hide a level, deselect the check box with the green tick.

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

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

Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool's values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Gann Day Count s 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 Gann Day Count tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

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

Delete: Delete the Gann Day Count tool from the chart.


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

Levels: Add / Remove new levels to the Gann Day Count.

Start Date: Manually adjust the start date of the Gann Day Count using a Date Selector rather than clicking and dragging on the chart.

Direction: Allows you to set the direction of the Gann Day Count intervals between Forward (default), Reverse, Both.

Line Over All Views: Check this box and the Gann Day Count lines will extend to display over the complete chart and any tools that are displayed in a separate indicator window, for example, Volume.

Draw to Bar: The Interval lines will be extended to the Low (or High) of the bar the interval occurs on.

Visible Label: Used to Display or Hide the summary labels on the bottom left corner of the Gann Day Count indicator.

Font Size: Adjust the size of the text labels on the chart. Move the slider to the right to increase the font size.

Font Colour: Adjust the colour of the text labels on the Gann Day Count.

Text Angle: Allows you to adjust the angle of the text labels from 0 Degrees (Horizontal) to 90 Degrees (Vertical).

Line Style: This option expands to show the following:
  • Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of the start/anchor line 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 base line. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour - Allows you to select the colour of the base line. 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 Wed, Oct 31 2018 9:30pm

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