First steps with the new Chart-tool
marketplace Xetra or Frankfurt
First, you have the choice, wether your chart should be based on classic Xetra prices or on Xetra Frankfurt Specialist prices. For illiquid papers Frankfurt should be the choice, because it delivers prices at least once a day.
Choose, for which period of time the chart should be displayed. The main symbol is used automatically as the base of every indicator on the chart.
Add one or more comparison symbols from the dropdown list right. Comparison symbols are added as overlays in the main chart panel. They cannot be used as the base of an indicator. You can search via ISIN, WKN or trading symbol.
You can remove comparison symbols from the chart by clicking on the X button next to the symbol’s name.
Choose the data compression of the chart from the dropdown list in the middle. You can show the data in a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly compression, use intraday data with pre-defined intervals (for example 5 minutes or 1 hour), or show all ticks as they are coming in (Tick-by-Tick).
Choose one of the following chart types from the dropdown list. This chart type will be applied to the main symbol of the chart.
Line chart: The Close prices of the symbol (or ticks in a tick chart) are plotted as a continuous line. This is the most basic chart type. It offers a simple, uncluttered view of the price development of a symbol.
Candlestick chart: The Open, High, Low and Close prices of a symbol are plotted as candlesticks. A candlestick consists of a body, that is drawn between the Open and Close prices, an upper shadow (High) and a lower shadow (Low). The body is usually green if the Close price is higher than the Open price (rising color), and red if the Close price is lower than the Open price (falling color). If the Open and Close prices are equal, the candlestick has no body and is usually blue (equal color).
Bar chart (OHLC): The Open, High, Low and Close prices of the symbol are plotted as bars. The High and Low prices are at the upper and lower boundaries of a bar. The Open price is shown at the left side of the bar, and the Close price at the right side. This chart type is widely used. It offers more information about the price development of a symbol than the line chart in a condensed view.
Bar chart (HLC) This chart type is similar to the OHLC bar chart, but only shows the High, Low and Close prices of the symbol.
Histogram chart: The Close prices of a symbol are plotted as vertical columns. This chart type offers the same information as a line chart in a different visualization.
To change the colours of a symbol click on the name of the symbol. In the dialog that appears, adapt the colours to your needs. Depending on the chart type, different color settings are available:
For line charts and mountain charts, you can define a line color. This color is also used for the transparent area in mountain charts.
For bar charts, candlestick charts and histogram charts, you can define a rising color (Open < Close), a falling color (Open > Close) and an equal color (Open = Close).