CandleGlance charts, also known as mini-charts, are a quick way to view a number of ticker symbols in a group. Each chart contains 20- and 50-day simple moving averages by default; these can be viewed over four different timeframes, as well as Point and Figure view.
Check out our CandleGlance overview video below, or just read on to learn how to get the most out of CandleGlance charts.
You can view a number of predefined CandleGlance groups by going to the “Charts & Tools” page and choosing one from the Predefined Groups dropdown menu in the CandleGlance area.
The Market Movers lists on Your Dashboard can also be viewed as CandleGlance groups. From Your Dashboard, choose the group you are interested in from the drop-down menu, then click the “CandleGlance” link in the lower left corner of the Market Movers area.
You can view up to 12 symbols in a user-defined CandleGlance group. From the “Charts & Tools” page, go to the CandleGlance section, enter the symbols separated by commas, and click “Go.”
Using the controls in the image above, mini-charts can be customized via the following options:
Members can further customize the settings and indicators used for CandleGlance charts by creating a ChartStyle with a specific name. If a ChartStyle named “CandleGlance” is found in your account, it will be used instead of the default style when displaying CandleGlance charts.
To change the way that charts on the CandleGlance page look, create a chart that looks the way you want your CandleGlance charts to look, then save it as a ChartStyle named “CandleGlance.” If you visit the CandleGlance page, you should now see your new settings/indicators on the charts.
Note that the Period must be set to “Custom Style” on the CandleGlance page in order to see your custom style.
Members can also use CandleGlance charts to view ChartLists. From Your Dashboard, you can select “CandleGlance” from the “View As” dropdown next to the ChartList you wish to view. Alternately, you can switch to CandleGlance format from other ChartList formats such as Summary, GalleryView or ChartBook. To do so, select “CandleGlance” from the format dropdown.
The CandleGlance format will display up to 30 images per page. At the top of the page, you can use the “Select List” dropdown to choose a different ChartList to display. If there are more than 30 charts in your ChartList, use the page numbers at the top of the page to browse through the charts thirty at a time. Hovering the mouse over a page number will display the symbol of the first and last chart on that page. The “Prev” and “Next” links allow you to quickly cycle through the pages of charts.
You can delete a chart from the ChartList by hovering the mouse cursor over the upper right corner of the chart. A trash can icon will become visible; clicking on it will delete the chart from the ChartList.
Be aware that clicking the trash can will delete the chart immediately; it will not ask you to confirm that you want to delete it. Use this feature with caution.
You can add or edit notes for the entire ChartList by clicking in the ChartList Notes box at the bottom of the screen. Click the “Save” button once you've made your changes. For more editing functionality, use the “Edit List” button at the top of the screen to load the ChartList in Edit View.
The “Delete List” and “New List” buttons can be used to delete the current ChartList and create a new ChartList, respectively.