SlopeCharts users may be pleased to hear we’ve added a new study, the Ichimoku Cloud. To get to it, just go to the Studies menu and click “Choose”, and the Technical Studies dialog box will appear. There is a new tab there now:
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Not a week goes by without one or two new SlopeCharts features. The latest is that we now offer full mutual fund graphs. Just punch in your symbol, and bang, there’s your line chart. Here’s an example:
As you have hopefully surmised, we are piling on more and more data sets and feature types into SlopeCharts. The latest is intraday data for crypto-currencies.
You use it just like anything else: enter the symbol (like $BTC for Bitcoin) and choose the granularity you want from the dropdown (such as “1” for 1 minute bars). Here are some examples I just pulled:
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:
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.
It took a little while for us to get around to it, but I’m pleased to tell you that SlopeCharts is now mobile-friendly, particularly on the iPad, which is what I’ve been using to test it. It works best in horizontal mode, and the program is smart enough to abbreviate some of its text in order to make room for all the tools and buttons.
Just a reminder that our oh-so-awesome Price Change Charts are free for the taking on this page. They are especially germane during the thick of earnings season.
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: