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FOREX Charts Now LIVE!

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Yes, it’s another major improvement for SlopeCharts,  and it’s live and ready to use by everyone.

SlopeCharts gives you the ability to create a chart of any currency compared to any other currency. This is far more flexible than most other systems, which limit you to a handful of popular foreign exchange rates. With SlopeCharts, you simply choose whichever two currencies you want from 156 different choices, which means that tens of thousands of different charts are possible.

Using this function is quick and easy. First, choose the Currency Converter from the menu:

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The Dividend Difference

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I wanted to mention a subtlety in SlopeCharts that comes up more than any other, and that is about dividends. Our data is adjusted for splits and dividends, as I believe it should be. As an example, here is the chart of SPY, which looks poised for (God forgive me) an explosive breakout higher. It looks “different” than any other chart, because, well, their data is inferior.

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Intraday Charts Now LIVE in SlopeCharts!

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SlopeCharts is my pride and joy, but we are always making improvements and adding new features. I have asked you folks from time to time what you want to see most, and the most common answer was always the same: intraday charts (that is, minute bars).

Well, I am delighted to tell you they are here, they are live, and they are ready to use right now. Now, before I go any farther, I want to say something I’ve been saying a lot lately, which is that as we keep piling on new features, they are either getting thrown to PLUS users or, more commonly, I’m letting everyone use them. This is a temporary circumstance. Later this summer, if all goes as planned, I am going to be introducing multiple levels of service (not just PLUS, which will be renamed) and a whole bunch of features are going to get sequestered to those various levels. So don’t yell at me when they jump behind a paywall. For now, however, it’s free for the taking.

To get an intraday chart, just choose the bar size you want:

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