Time frame settings
You can access available time frames in one of the three following ways:
  1. 1.
    Left-click on the
    icon within the chart toolbar.
  2. 2.
    Right-click in the charting area to bring up the chart context menu, then select Settings followed by the Time Frame menu item.
  3. 3.
    Click on the chart and press the Space button, then type interval in the open dialog:
Select the Settings -> Configuration -> ActionBar -> Time Frames tab from the Tools main menu to define your own time frames or change existing time frames (periodicity and interval).
The following periodicities are available within the Configuration Escort:
  • Seconds: x seconds per candle
  • Minutes: x minutes per candle
  • Hours: x hours per candle
  • Days: x days per candle
  • Weeks: x weeks per candle
  • Months: x months per candle
  • Ticks: x ticks per candle (a tick = one trade)
  • Volumes: x traded shares/contracts per candle
  • Range: x cents/pips/points/ticks per candle (price range)
In this case, x corresponds to the interval entered.
Once all necessary changes have been made, your defined time frames will become available within the toolbar on the chart. Left-click on one of these time intervals to apply it to the current chart.
With Custom Parameter you can open Instrument-Dialog where you can edit the following chart-settings:
  • Instrument: displays the instrument symbol. You can enter a symbol by doing one of the following:
    • Enter the instrument symbol manually. If your entry is not registered within the Instrument Escort it will be automatically deleted.
    • Press the
      button to open the Instrument Manager and select the desired instrument from the list.
  • Periodicity and Interval: defines the properties of a time frame for the instrument representation on the chart.
  • PriceStyle: defines the chart visualization (candle chart, bar chart, line chart, etc.)
  • History:
    • Bars count: displays the number of historical periods (bars) on the chart.
    • Time period: displays the history for the last x days using the "Days back" option, or the history over a period of time when you enter the start and end dates.
  • Template: stores user chart templates to be selected and applied to a chart. If none are chosen the default template will be loaded.
Please note: "Direct" means a chart that displays unprocessed one-to-one data as well as style from the data feed. "Processed" means that a chart is based on data delivered by your data feed, but its style is calculated by TradersYard X.

Direct Chart

Direct charts = chart downloaded and displayed directly 1 to 1 from data feed.
Important! For minute time frame charts (such as 3 min, 7 min, etc.) calculation starts when markets open.

Processed charts

Processed charts = data from the data feed, but chart style calculated by TradersYard X.

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