Navigating the Website

Navigating the Website

There are several ways to move around For members, the “Member Tools” section of Your Dashboard contains links to most of the different resources available on the website. For non-members and members alike, we have helpful links at the top and bottom of all of our pages (the “Page Header” and “Page Footer”), as well as our Site Map and Site Search features.

The Page Header

Most of the pages on our website have an area at the top called the page header that can help you navigate to anywhere you need to go. Each page header contains the following elements:

  • The StockCharts Logo
  • The Utility Links
  • The Main Menu
  • The Create-a-Chart Bar

You can always return to the StockCharts homepage by clicking on the StockCharts logo in the upper left corner of any of our pages. If you are a logged-in member, you will be redirected to Your Dashboard.

Our “Utility” links are located in the upper right corner of our pages. This area looks different depending on if you are logged in or logged out.

If you are logged out, you will see the following buttons in the upper right corner of our pages:

  • Login - Members can click this button and enter their User ID and password to log in to their account.
  • Sign Up - Non-members can click this button to learn more about subscribing.

If you are logged in, you can click on your name or the “person” icon in the upper right corner to see a handy member menu:

  • Your ChartLists - Click here for quick access to all your saved ChartLists.
  • Your Scans - Click here to access the Advanced Scan Workbench.
  • Your Alerts - Click here to go to your Alert Center and view all your saved alerts.
  • Your Account - Click here to change/update your account settings.
  • Support Center - Click here to go to our online Support area.
  • Contact Us - Click here to contact us using our Support Request Form.
  • Log Out - Click here to log out of your account. Typically, you would do this if you were using a shared computer, such as those found at a public library.

Remember, if you are currently logged in, you will see the person icon and/or your name at the top of our pages. On smaller screens, your name may not be displayed, but you can always access the menu by clicking on the person icon.

The Main Menu

Underneath the StockCharts logo at the top of the page are several navigation links that you can use to move into each of the main areas of the website. These include the following:

  • Charts & Tools - Links and descriptions for all of our charting tools
  • Articles - Current market commentary from our experts
  • StockCharts TV - Tune in to our 24/7 technical analysis video streaming channel
  • ChartSchool - Our comprehensive educational articles about technical analysis
  • Your Dashboard - This members-only dashboard provides access to all of our most used tools, reports, and commentary, including members-only features
  • Help - Takes you to our online Support area
  • Search - Clicking on the magnifying glass icon opens up a search box where you can search our website

Note that, on smaller screens, these main menu links might be hidden in a dropdown menu. If this is the case, look for an icon on the right side of the header that has three horizontal lines. Clicking or tapping on this will give you access to this important menu.

The Create-a-Chart Bar

Above the main menu is our Create-a-Chart bar, which you can use to access many of our charting tools quickly from almost anywhere on our website.

The Create-a-Chart bar's dropdown menu lets you select which one of our charting tools you want to use. The menu is initially set to “SharpCharts,” our term for our standard bar/candlestick charts. The full list of tools available in the menu is below:

  • Symbol Summary - A high-level summary with technicals, fundamentals, and more.
  • SharpChart - Our main bar/candlestick charting tool.
  • ACP - Our new interactive Advanced Charting Platform.
  • Point & Figure - Charts with columns of X's and O's.
  • PerfChart - Overlaid performance lines for up to 10 different ticker symbols.
  • CandleGlance - Up to 30 different mini-charts on one page.
  • Seasonality - Average monthly returns for a ticker symbol.
  • Gallery View - Four predefined charts for studying different time periods.
  • RRG - Charts showing relative strength and momentum for a group of symbols.
  • Symbol Lookup - Search our symbol catalog for a specified phrase.

Next to the menu is a long text box where you can type in a phrase - typically one or more ticker symbols - that goes with your charting tool selection. If you are entering more than one ticker symbol, you can use commas to separate multiple symbols.

Note that the long text box has a built-in auto-complete feature. As you type the name of a stock, index or mutual fund that we cover, we will automatically display symbols that match what you have typed so far. This can be extremely useful if you don't know the exact ticker symbol you need. Just start typing any part of the symbol's description and we will automatically show you what is available.

You can select the symbol you want from the list, or click “More Results For” at the bottom of the list to see more ticker symbols that match your search. If you already know the ticker symbol you want, you can just type the symbol in this box and click Go (or press “Enter” on the keyboard) to create a chart for that symbol.

Step-by-Step Instructions: Using the Create-a-Chart Bar to Find Ticker Symbols

Selecting the Default Tool

If you often select a specific tool other than SharpCharts, you can now specify that tool as the default to use on the Create-a-Chart bar. Simply click the star next to the tool you'd like to set as the default.

The default tool (indicated with a yellow star) will be pre-selected each time you use the Create-a-Chart bar in the future.

Our ChartSchool and Support Center pages also have a list of links just below the header, called “Breadcrumbs.” These can also help you navigate from place to place within ChartSchool or the Support Center. Just click any of the links in that line to go back “up the chain” of links.

At the bottom of most pages on our site is a dark blue area called the Page Footer, which has additional links to commonly-used resources. Here you can find links to popular tools, educational resources, and more.

The Page Footer also contains icon links to our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

You can also sign up for our ChartWatchers Newsletter from the Page Footer. Just enter your email address in the signup box at the top of the Page Footer, and click the “Sign Up” button.

The Site Map

The Site Map is a high-level diagram of all the pages on that is useful for moving quickly from one area of the website to another. While it does not contain every page on the website, it does contain most of the important ones and shows you how they are organized. You can click on any of the links on the Site Map page to go directly to the corresponding page.

Site Search allows you to find articles that contain specific keywords and phrases. It also lets members search their ChartLists for specific charts and ticker symbols.

The Site Search box is found on the right side of the Page Header on most of our web pages. Just click the magnifying glass icon next to the main tabs in order to access the box. Then, simply add your search criteria and press “Search.”

Search Results

By default, searching in the Site Search box in the top right corner of our website will show you Support Center articles and other information about the StockCharts site. Click on the dropdown menu above the search results to select any of the following sections of the website to search through (the default selection is “Support Articles”).

  • Blog Articles - Search all the blog articles on our site. Search results can be limited to articles by a specific author, using the dropdown menu above the search results.
  • ChartSchool Articles - Search all the educational articles in ChartSchool.
  • My Saved Charts - Members can search all of their ChartLists for charts of the specified symbol. Click the chart name to launch the chart, or click the list name to launch the ChartList in Summary View.
  • Public ChartLists - Search all Public ChartLists.
  • Support Articles - Search for information about how to use our website, along with more general information about StockCharts.
  • Symbols - Search for ticker symbols available on our site.

In addition, there are buttons at the bottom of each search results page that allow you to try your search on other areas of the website. There is also a “TASC Articles” button, which will search for magazine articles from Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities (TASC).

Symbol Mentions

When searching for symbols, you will be presented with some very basic information about each symbol, along with links to launch a SharpChart, GalleryView Chart, P&F Chart or Seasonality Chart for the ticker symbol.

Click the “Symbol Mentions” icon on the right to get much more detailed information about the symbol, along with links to anywhere that symbol is mentioned in blog articles, predefined scan results, Public ChartLists, your own custom ChartLists and more.

Additional Resources