Comparing two or more symbols on the same chart

Apart from the main symbol, you can add up to five secondary symbols to a chart in order to do comparison studies. When you add secondary symbols, a comparison is made between trends of change rather than absolute values like price. The chart’s price axis automatically changes to a percentage axis. The first data point in the graph for all of the symbols being compared is selected as the anchor point for the comparison.

When comparing charts, the closing value of each unit is considered. In addition, while the primary chart can be of any type, the secondary chart is always displayed as a line chart.

To compare two or more symbols:

  1. In the main toolbar, click Chart to open the chart window.

  2. In the Chart window, click Compare and choose one of the indices to compare your symbol against, or select Custom symbol.

    For the purposes of this example, we'll be comparing the current symbol against a custom symbol.

  3. In the Comparison chart window, type the symbol name or company name, and select the symbol in the auto-suggest list.

  4. Choose the color for the new symbol, as well as the line style and line weight. Then click OK.

    Note: to remove a symbol, click X button.

The selected symbol will be added to the chart using default value parameters and will appear as a line chart in the chart area. Symbol information will populate in the legend area of the chart. 

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