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Getting Started with Incredible Charts

Premium Service

Incredible Charts offers two services:

  • a Free Service with delayed end-of-day data suitable for students and weekend browsers; and
  • a Premium Service with more frequent updates and premium indicators and stock screen filters.

Both services are accessed through the Incredible Charts Pro software.

A 30-day Free Trial of the Premium Service will automatically activate when you install the Incredible Charts software for the first time. After your Trial, you can subscribe to continue the Premium Service, or use the Free Service.

Select a Stock or Index

There are no lengthy data downloads. Data is fetched directly from our online database when you select a stock symbol.

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  1. Select an Exchange on the toolbar
  2. Enter the security symbol
  3. Click Load Security or hit the Enter key.

Exchange Codes You can also type the exchange code in the security field.
  • ax = Australia
  • ao = ASX ETOs & warrants
  • ca = Canada
  • us = US Equities & Indexes (including NYSE, NASDAQ & AMEX)
  • bx = US BATS
  • uk = United Kingdom
  • cm = Commodities
  • fx = Forex
  • pm = Precious Metals
  • ix = World Indices

For alternate methods to find a stock, see Select/Find a Stock.


Backup Watchlists and projects (indicators, trendlines & captions) are stored on your hard-drive. It is advisable to backup these files on a regular basis.

Select a Chart

You can use the toolbar below, or the View menu, to select chart type, chart interval and price scale.

Select a Chart

The chart type sets the line or bar presentation. There are five basic chart types available:

  • close  Close plots a single line representing closing price
  • ohlc  OHLC uses bar charts with Open High Low and Close to reflect price performance
  • candle  Candlesticks highlight the relationship between opening and closing prices
  • equivolume  Equivolume combines price and volume information to confirm price movements
  • p&f  Point And Figure focuses on price movements to identify support, resistance & chart patterns

See Chart Types for further details.


Hint Candle/Close and OHLC/Close
Automatically display a closing price line if you select a lengthy chart time period — where the candles become too crowded.

The chart interval sets the period covered by each bar. Intervals range from 1-minute bars to annual bars. See Chart Intervals for further details.

The price scale sets the price axis to log or normal (linear) scale. See Logarithmic and Normal Scale for further details.

Change the Time Frame

To change the chart time frame, select Display Period on the main menu.

time period menu

Hint Different time frames are available, depending on the data-set (daily, hourly, minute) being viewed.

Page 2: Indicators & Overlays

Page 3: Trendlines & Captions

Page 4: Watchlists

Page 5: Projects

Page 6: Stock Screener



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