The chart is one of the trader’s main tools. It is updated in real time and shows currency pair or stock price fluctuations. In the right upper corner you can see the market activity indicator. The green indicator means the market is active, while the yellow one shows it is currently out of operation. If you hover it, you will see a hint with the detailed information about the market schedule.
To view the chart of a certain instrument, just drag the instrument into the chart module. You can select the necessary level of chart detail: down to a tick, minute, and other timeframes. You can also adjust the scale by turning the mouse wheel.
If this option is available for the instrument you have chosen, next to the chart timeframe selector you will see a drop-down menu allowing you to see trades and volumes for it.
‘Next’ button (the one with a candlestick and the arrow) takes you to the very end of the chart. It can be useful when you need to go back to the current state after examining the earlier chart history.
The button with the gear opens Chart tools sub-menu.
In this sub-menu you can choose the most convenient chart appearance from among several types of available charts: OHLC (Open, High, Low, Close – names of quotations for a basic price chart), Lines or Candlesticks.
Clicking on the ‘Indicators’ button evokes a dialog window where you can pick some of the indicators that will help you analyze the chart.
In addition to the pre-set indicators, you can also draw figures that help you analyze the chart:
After drawing, you can erase any line, ruler, etc. with the eraser button. You can copy the data, or even download the Chart data directly into Excel. To do that, press the button and choose the desired option.
EXANTE trading platform allows you to open, modify or close your limit orders by clicking on the chart price axis. The chart is cursor-sensitive, so when you click on the vertical axis you create an order at the selected price level. It will directly appear in the ‘Order’ module that will show up on the right side of your chart. Next, you specify the quantity you wish to trade and push the ‘Sell’ or ‘Buy’ button. Your orders will directly appear as tags on the chart price axis: sell and buy orders are marked with different colours.
You can place not only ‘Limit’ but also ‘Stop’ orders on the chart. Click on the price you need on the axis, and it will be added to the Click Trade module as the price for your future order: a simple click will add it to the limit order, while an Alt+click will turn it into a Stop order.
You can place both single and multiple orders of the same quantity from the same chart. Your current quantity will automatically be saved for all your next trades until you change it.
To cancel your order, just click on it and push on the red cross that appears next to it.