StockChartsACP ChartLists

StockChartsACP ChartLists

Overview

StockChartsACP charts can be saved into ChartLists - online “folders” that allow members to store up to 500 charts in a single list. ChartLists allow you to group and organize your collections of saved charts for easy access.

Note: Only StockCharts members can use StockChartsACP ChartLists. Basic members can have just one ChartList, while Extra members can have up to 250 different ChartLists and Pro members can have 350.

Creating StockChartsACP ChartLists

To create a new StockChartsACP ChartList, open the ChartLists panel using the icon at the top right of the screen, and click the green “New List” button at the bottom of the panel:

A popup will open prompting you to name your ChartList. You can also add notes about the ChartList here. Once you've filled out these fields, click the “Create New List” button to create the list.

Your newly-created ChartList will be displayed in the ChartLists panel on the right side of your screen:

Saving Charts to StockChartsACP ChartLists

Once your ChartList is created, you can start saving charts to it. Each ChartList can store up to 500 charts.

Note: If you're using a multi-chart layout, be sure to click on the chart you want to save before starting the save process. The currently-selected chart will have a light blue border around the edge of the chart.

Saving a New Chart

If you are working with a chart that has not been saved to a ChartList, then a “Save” button will appear at the top of the screen:

Click the Save button. You will be prompted to provide a name for your chart and choose the ChartList where you want your chart to be saved. You can also add notes about the chart here.

Modifying an Existing Saved Chart

If you are working with a chart that has already been saved to a ChartList, then the Save button at the top of the screen will change to a green “Saved” button:

When you make changes to a saved chart in StockChartsACP, you will want to save the updated version of your chart in your ChartList.

To do that, simply click the Saved button at the top of the screen. Make sure that “Update Existing” is selected, then click the green Save Chart button:

Saving an Existing Saved Chart as a New Chart

Similar to the “Save As” functionality in the SharpCharts Workbench, StockChartsACP allows you to save a copy of an existing saved chart in a new location.

Extra and Pro members can open an existing chart and save it to a different ChartList (Basic members have only one ChartList).

To save a copy of an existing saved chart in a new ChartList, click the Saved button at the top of the screen. Make sure that “Save As New” is selected, then choose the new ChartList to use. Make any updates to the chart name or notes, then click the green Save Chart button:

Note: You can also save a copy of an existing saved chart to the same ChartList using the same instructions, as long as the names of the two charts are different. To do this, keep the same ChartList selected when saving, but change the chart name so it is different than the original saved chart. Then click the green Save button.

Adding Multiple Charts at Once

In addition to saving charts one at a time, StockChartsACP allows you to quickly add charts for multiple symbols to a ChartList. You can enter a comma-separated list of symbols, or add all the symbols from a predefined group, such as the S&P 500 or stocks in the Auto Parts industry.

You can also import the SharpCharts from an existing SharpCharts ChartList into a new StockChartsACP ChartList with a click of a button.

Learn More: Adding Multiple Charts | Importing SharpCharts ChartLists

Viewing Your Saved Charts in StockChartsACP

Using the ChartLists Panel

To view a StockChartsACP chart that you have saved to a ChartList, click on the ChartLists icon at the top of the Symbol Selection menu on the right. This will open a panel showing your saved charts.

Click on a symbol on the list to launch that saved chart. Once a chart has been selected, you can navigate through the charts in the ChartList using either your mouse or the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard.

To see a different ChartList, click the up/down arrow icon next to the ChartList name and select the desired ChartList.

Using the List Drawer

For more ways to view your ChartLists, click the blue “Open List Drawer” button at the bottom of the ChartLists panel. This opens a new panel at the bottom of the screen:

Tabs across the top of the drawer provide you with different views of the symbols on your StockChartsACP ChartList. The Summary tab (shown above) provides a tabular view of your ChartList, showing price, performance, and SCTR data for all of the ChartList's ticker symbols. Use the dropdown menu at the top of the Summary tab to select a different ChartList to view.

The Notes tab displays any notes that you have added about your ChartList. You can also edit the ChartList notes from this location.

Icons in the top right corner of the drawer allow you to minimize or close the drawer.

Note: When the List Drawer is first opened, it will occupy the lower half of the chart area. To change the height of the drawer, place your mouse between the bottom of the chart panel and the top of the drawer. When your cursor changes to an up/down arrow, click and drag up or down to change the height of the drawer.

Viewing Saved SharpCharts in StockChartsACP

You can also view your saved SharpCharts from within StockChartsACP. Simply open the ChartLists panel and click the SharpCharts button at the top of the panel.

When you click on one of the charts in the list, a StockChartsACP equivalent of your saved SharpChart will be launched in StockChartsACP. There are a few caveats:

  • Only SharpCharts can be viewed; any PerfCharts or P&F Charts saved to your ChartLists will not be available from this panel.
  • Any annotations saved to your SharpChart will not be displayed on the chart.
  • There may be slight variations between the StockChartsACP and SharpCharts version of the chart, depending on availability of indicators and other chart settings across the two platforms.
  • SharpCharts cannot be edited or saved from within StockChartsACP, although you can save a copy of the chart that is displayed to a StockChartsACP ChartList.

Importing SharpCharts Lists into StockChartsACP

In addition to saving single SharpCharts in StockChartsACP format, you can also import an entire SharpCharts ChartList into StockChartsACP. The same caveats listed above for viewing single SharpCharts also apply for importing multiple SharpCharts.

To import a SharpCharts list, simply select the list in the ChartLists panel in StockChartsACP, then click the green “Save as ACP List” button at the bottom of the panel.

A popup will open prompting you to provide a name for the new StockChartsACP version of the ChartList. You can also add notes about the ChartList here. Once you've filled out these fields, click the “Create New List” button to complete the import.

Modifying StockChartsACP ChartLists

To edit the properties of a StockChartsACP ChartList or to delete an entire StockChartsACP ChartList, click the grey “Edit List” button at the bottom of the ChartLists panel. This will open the List Drawer and show the Edit tab.

Note: When the List Drawer is first opened, it will occupy the lower half of the chart area. To change the height of the drawer, place your mouse between the bottom of the chart panel and the top of the drawer. When your cursor changes to an up/down arrow, click and drag up or down to change the height of the drawer.

Editing the ChartList Name

To change your list's name, click the grey Edit Name button at the top of the Edit tab. Enter the new ChartList name and click the green Save Changes button:

Editing the ChartList Notes

To edit the notes associated with your ChartList, click on the Notes tab in the List Drawer. Make any changes to the notes, then click the green Save Notes button.

Deleting StockChartsACP ChartLists

To delete a StockChartsACP ChartList, click on the Edit tab in the List Drawer. Make sure the correct list is selected in the dropdown menu on the Edit tab. Then, click the red “Delete List” button. You will be prompted to confirm that you do want to delete the list.

Note: When you delete a list, all the saved charts on that list are also deleted.

Modifying Charts on a ChartList Using the Edit Tab

From the Edit tab in the List Drawer, you can quickly add, edit, move, or delete multiple charts on your StockChartsACP ChartLists.

Adding Charts from the Edit Tab

To quickly add one or many charts to your ChartList in StockChartsACP, open the ChartLists panel, choose the ChartList you want to add to, and click the green Add Symbols button at the bottom of the panel.

Note: You can also access this functionality by opening the list drawer, selecting the Edit tab, and clicking the green Add Symbols button there.

In the popup window, you can choose the correct tab at the top to Add One, Add Multiple, or add From Group.

On the Add One tab, you can add charts one symbol at a time by entering the ticker symbol and, optionally, a chart name and comments. Click the green “Add Symbols” button at the bottom when you're done. A chart with your default ChartStyle will be added to the ChartList.

On the Add Multiple Tab, you can add charts for multiple symbols at once. Just enter the ticker symbols, separated with commas. Click the green “Add Symbols” button at the bottom when you're done. A chart with your default ChartStyle will be added to the ChartList for each symbol on the list. A generic chart name will be used for each chart.

On the From Group tab, you can add all the symbols from a specific group or industry to your ChartList. To add members of a group, select the group from the “Predefined Groups” dropdown menu, then click the Add Symbols button. To add members of an industry group, select the country (US or Canada), then select the industry from the Industry Groups dropdown and click the Add Symbols button. A chart with your default ChartStyle will be added to the ChartList for each symbol in the group. A generic chart name will be used for each chart.

Note: Each ChartList can contain a maximum of 500 charts. If a group or industry contains more than 500 symbols, only the first 500 will be added to your ChartList.

Editing Chart Names and Notes

To edit the name and notes for your saved charts in StockChartsACP, open the ChartLists panel, choose the ChartList where the charts have been saved, and click the grey Edit List button at the bottom of the panel. This will open the List Drawer and show the Edit tab.

Click on the pencil icon next to any of the saved charts to update the name and/or comments. Once your changes have been made, click the green Save Chart button.

Note: Just like with SharpCharts, StockChartsACP charts are displayed in alphabetical order based on the chart name. You can quickly and easily control the order in which your charts appear by including a numeric code at the front of each chart's name.

Applying ChartStyles to Multiple Saved Charts

To apply a ChartStyle to multiple saved charts at once in StockChartsACP, open the ChartLists panel, choose the ChartList where the charts have been saved, and click the grey Edit List button at the bottom of the panel. This will open the List Drawer and show the Edit tab.

Check the boxes next to any charts you want to have the new ChartStyle, then click the purple Apply ChartStyle button at the bottom of the drawer. A popup will open prompting you to choose the new ChartStyle.

Select the desired ChartStyle and click the green “Apply ChartStyle” button to make the style change to all the charts you selected.

Moving, Copying, and Merging Saved Charts

To move, copy, or merge your saved charts into a different StockChartsACP ChartList, open the ChartLists panel, choose the ChartList where the charts have been saved, and click the grey Edit List button at the bottom of the panel. This will open the List Drawer and show the Edit tab.

Check the button next to any charts you want to copy, move, or merge. Three blue buttons at the bottom of the drawer allow you to choose the action you want to take:

  • Copy To: The first button will copy the selected charts from the current ChartList to another ChartList you select. The copied charts will then exist in both current and target ChartLists.
  • Move To: The second button will remove the selected charts from the current ChartList and move them to another ChartList you select. The moved charts will then exist in only the target ChartList.
  • Merge To: The third button will copy the selected charts from the current ChartList to another ChartList you select. This differs from the “Copy To” functionality in that the chart will not be copied to the target ChartList if a chart for that symbol already exists in the target ChartList.

The steps to take for each of these are essentially the same. Check the box next to each chart you want to take action on, then click the appropriate blue button at the bottom of the drawer. Select the target ChartList, then click the green button to proceed with copying/moving/merging the selected charts.

Deleting Saved Charts

Saved charts can be deleted from the List Drawer in StockChartsACP. Open the ChartLists panel, choose the ChartList where the chart has been saved, and click the grey Edit List button at the bottom of the panel. This will open the List Drawer and show the Edit tab.

To delete a single chart, simply find the chart you wish to delete in the List Drawer and click the trash can icon next to that chart. You will be prompted to confirm that you do want to delete the chart.

To delete multiple charts at once, check the box next to each chart you wish to delete, then click the red Delete button (with a trash can icon) at the bottom of the drawer. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the selected charts.