Getting Started: Trendlines & Captions

Add a Caption

  1. Select Draw >> Caption or add caption on the toolbar
  2. Click on the chart to place the Caption.
  3. Add a Caption Marker (1 below) or leave blank if you want the captions to number sequentially
  4. Add a detailed Caption (2 below) that displays on mouse-over
caption and marker

Draw a Trendline

To draw a trendline:

  1. Select Draw >> Autofit Trendline or autofit trendline on the toolbar
  2. Drag your mouse below (up-trend) or above (down-trend) the price bars for the period
  3. Select Closing Price for long-term charts or Highs/Lows for short-term (less than 6 months)
  4. The trendline will automatically fit to price bars in the selected time period
drag trendline on chart

To modify a trendline:

  1. Right-click on the trendline to edit its properties.
  2. Click on the trendline to drag it to a new position.
  3. Click on the anchor at either end to drag that end only.
adjust trendline

Draw a Standard Deviation Channel

This fits a linear regression line to selected data, with channel lines normally at 2 standard deviations on either side (enclosing roughly 95% of the data).

  1. Select Draw >> Standard Deviation Channel or standard deviation trend channel on the toolbar
  2. Click on the chart and drag across the selected time period
trend channel drag mouse
  1. Select the number of standard deviations (normally 2.0)
trend channel select standard deviation

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