To Load a Chart: Just type in the ticker symbol and press the Enter key. In a few moments, all the daily historical data available will be displayed in chart form. (Note: there are a wide variety of data types available, such as ETFs, cryptocurrencies, indexes, and commodities. Canadian stocks are also available: just enter the exchange code after the symbol (such as TD.TO). We show a stock symbol here as an example since it is the most common request).
Symbol History: As you are punching in symbols, SlopeCharts remembers them. If you decide to “go back” or “go forward” within the history of symbols you have been entering, just use the left and right arrows on your keyboard to scroll through your history.
Zooming In: To look closer at any part of the chart, just swipe the mouse over the area where you want to zoom. In other words, hold down the mouse button while dragging your mouse over the desired area. To “un-zoom”, click the mouse button twice and you’ll see the whole chart.
Hiding/Show Elements: At the top of the Display menu area series of choices that give you the ability to hide (or, if hidden, display) various elements of the chart, including drawn objects, technical indicators, volume, and even the price bars themselves. You can also see where earnings announcements take place, both past and future, which are often market-moving events.
Icon Access: In the lower-left portion of SlopeCharts are a variety of drawing tools and icons that can access different features. Click the left and right arrows to change the icons presented:
Pointer Types: You can choose from four different pointer styles in the chart: the arrow (which is the cleanest, and the default), the vertical line, the horizontal line, and the crosshairs, which is both lines.
Chart Styles: There are four chart types available: open/high/low/close charts (the default), line charts, candlestick, and percentage charts.
Data Line: As you move your cursor along the chart, you will get a constantly-refreshed line showing the data, open, high, low, and close price for wherever you are pointing. You will also see a “Y” value, which indicates where it is you are pointing at the screen. This is helpful in knowing price levels if you are anticipating where a stock is going to go.
This just scratches the surface of the features in SlopeCharts. For a complete guide to the product, click here.