This section explains how to open/create charts in Swordfish.
|•||Open an Instrument window by clicking on the Windows menu item and select one of the windows that you have created. |
|•||Select the instrument by left-clicking the mouse on the instrument name - the row containing the instrument is surrounded by a dotted line and there is a small black arrow in the left margin, indicating that the instrument is selected. |
|•||Right-click the mouse on the instrument, and select Chart > Standard from the pop-up menu:|
|•||If you are opening a chart for the first time for a particular instrument , the chart window displays. |
|•||Above image shows a chart with an interval of 5 minute with candle line type for Price (upper part) and a bar chart representing volume(lower part).|
|•||On subsequent Chart requests select from the displayed window (below) a previously opened chart and click on Open or click on New to create a new chart.|
|1.||The first time a chart is opened, it may take up to 30 seconds to retrieve the data.|
|2.||Instruments that have not traded will not have charts available and instruments with very light volumes will most likely not have meaningful charts.|
|•||Click the Chart menu item on Swordfish main menu.|
|•||Select an instrument on the Select Instrument window shown below and click the Open button.|
|•||Select from the displayed window (below) a previously opened chart and click on Open or click on New to create a new chart.|
|•||Open a watchlist with the desired instruments.|
|•||Click on the desired instrument and drag to an already opened chart. Release on the chart.|
|•||Instrument will open as a chart.|
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