Creating Chart


Creating a basic chart

To create technical chart click 'New Chart' on gateway window of Stockalyze.

Gateway Window

New Chart tool button

After clicking on 'New Chart' the Security Selection Dialog appears. As an example we will create chart of NASDAQ for illustration. Type nasdaq in 'Search Ticker/Name' field present towards top-left corner of this dialog.
To follow this example make sure UNITED STATES is selected in the list of countries.

Searching symbol of NASDAQ

Searching symbol of NASDAQ

You need to select a security and click OK to create a chart. In this example we will select NASDAQ Composite and click OK.

The newly created chart will be a basic chart, i.e. without any indicators, unless you have set a default template.

Stockalyze Basic chart

Basic chart of NASDAQ in Stockalyze.

If it is the first time the chart of NASDAQ in being created in Stockalyze then internet connection is a must. Stockalyze will automatically download required data from Yahoo or Google based on which symbol was selected in Security Selection Dialog. If internet connection is not present then Stockalyze may still show the chart if the same security was used in Stockalyze before but the chart may not show the updated data.

Once a basic chart is created you can add indicators, patterns, annotations, signal markers, etc. to the chart as part of analyzing a stock.