See all in the stock market!

Ever get lost on a road trip because you thought you didn't need a map? Since then you undoubtedly get directions before you leave and probably take a map with you too. Well here's something; a map in the stock market works great too!

But what does a map in the stock market look like? Price charts are not only how you see the road the market has taken but they provide great insights on where it is going next.

There are hundreds of websites providing free and premium services but in our experience there is one that stands out. Stockcharts.com wins the cup and so does stockwatch.com. Both provide clarity in price and volume action which is critical for discerning market (investor) behavior.

To get started with stockcharts.com make some modifications to their default chart settings. Once you have the settings established reload (by clicking permalink just under the chart) and reload with link. Then bookmark the saved settings so it is available permanently on your device. Use the settings below for maximum clarity.

Stockchart settings

Go to stockcharts.com: Enter a market average symbol in the stockcharts home page. Try a markets average like Nasdaq as it is the most representative equity market average. The symbol is $compq. For the Canadian market you can use $tsx. Click Go.

Under the chart make the following modifications.

  1. Scroll down to Indicatos and click Clear All - Ok.

  2. Under Overlays click Clear All - Ok.

One more step. Scroll down under the chart again to the first section called Chart Attributes. Here are the changes to make. For each parameter open it by clicking on the arrow.

Type - HLC bars

Volume - Separate

Color scheme - Murphy. The page will reload after you set the color scheme).

Save it!

Now you click on permalink which is right under the chart. When the window opens click reload with link and bookmark that page in your internet browser.

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