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styliten 56 posts msg #153769 - Ignore styliten modified |
8/27/2020 6:27:02 PM Sometimes, for whatever reason, I like to draw horizontal price lines as reference price points. For example: ========================================================= dow 30 chart-time is 30 draw price line at ma(15) draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00500 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00475 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00450 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00425 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00400 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00375 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00350 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00325 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00300 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00275 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00250 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00225 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00200 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00175 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00150 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00125 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00100 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00075 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00050 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 1.00025 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99975 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99950 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99925 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99900 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99875 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99850 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99825 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99800 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99775 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99750 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99725 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99700 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99675 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99650 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99625 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99600 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99575 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99550 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99525 draw price line at ma(15) multiply by 0.99500 ========================================================= These lines are 0.025% apart from each other centering on MA(15) so they could appear as one price band with no spaces in between. Because of that, the legend took way too much space on the chart. Is there any way to suppress chart-legend at all? Any other suggestions to accomplish the same end result if legend suppression is not possible at this moment? |
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nibor100 610 posts msg #153774 - Ignore nibor100 |
8/28/2020 2:49:03 AM If those legends are taking up too much space vertically as in overlapping the volume and other subcharts just widen your main price chart so all of the legends are in it. If those legends are taking up too much space horizontally make some set variables with short names for your ma(15) calculations and line draw those variables. I don't know of any way to get rid of legends in SF Ed S. |
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styliten 56 posts msg #153786 - Ignore styliten modified |
8/28/2020 5:50:04 PM Thank you Ed. I've been thinking about another possible enhancement/feature request specifically for drawing HORIZONTAL price lines such as: draw price line at ma13, etc. where ma13 would be a user variable defined as: set{ma13, ma(13} With these user defined variables, would it be nice to add the feature PlotWeight{ma13, 0.001} This weight dictates the thickness of this line on the chart, so that 0.001 would be 0.1% of the chart's height. This way, if someone wants to draw another horizontal line for MA5 at 0.003 thickness level, the 2 would appear distinctively on the chart because 0.003 is exactly 3 times as thick as 0.001! (Would be super nice if PlotColor{ma13, blue} is also added to one's arsenal!) Is this possible to do? Easy to implement? Any comments/thoughts? |
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nibor100 610 posts msg #153788 - Ignore nibor100 |
8/28/2020 6:18:46 PM It is nice to have dreams/wish list but in the 3+ years I've used SF I know of only 1 feature addition and 2 major elements discontinued. My belief is their programming staff is minimal and operates in a maintenance/help mode only. My wish is that a consortium of SF users buy the company/software rights, hire a few programmers, maybe raise the fee by $5 and really start to make lots of improvements some of which would probably be very, very easy to do. Still for the price, the data, and the features, SF is quite a remarkable product! Ed S. |
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styliten 56 posts msg #153795 - Ignore styliten modified |
8/29/2020 2:12:10 PM Ed, Your observation is probably 100% correct; I often wondered myself where did all those prior active users/forum participants go (after making and pocketing their millions in trading profits? Maybe they have all retired to a beach somewhere out of this world) In the last 3 years or so, I've finally embraced the idea of: SEE MORE; JUDGE LESS. I moved away from the idea of searching for the killer filter altogether; instead, I eyeball every ticker symbol that moves up more than 3.5% during the day (along with a few minimal constraints on avg volume, avg close, min market cap, etc. ) in order not to miss any possible opportunity. In order to do just that, I used "dow 30" as if it's a real lab to test any ideas that came to me. But it was only during COVID-19 era did I realize the importance of selecting/using horizontal lines as "reference prices". In reality, it's probably a lazy person's visualization and back-testing rolled into one. But I am not yet willing to "buy SF" from its current owner. Despite a few shortcomings, SF meets 95%+ of ALL my needs for trading and charting. Here is a somewhat simplified illustration, but it gives me the clear indication of where each of the Dow 30 stocks stands on any given day (the weekly view is even better.) |
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Cheese 942 posts msg #153797 - Ignore Cheese |
8/29/2020 2:44:58 PM @styliten You are in good company. In later years of his stay at sF, TheRumpledOne was a big advocate of straight lines as opposed to what he called the squiggly lines of many indicators. |
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styliten 56 posts msg #153936 - Ignore styliten modified |
9/5/2020 11:21:14 AM @Cheese Here is another one with horizontal reference price line: |
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styliten 56 posts msg #153944 - Ignore styliten modified |
9/6/2020 12:17:46 PM @Cheese Thanks. Only wish there is a way to easily control thickness level of these horizontal price lines, much the same way as "draw ma/ema envelopes" on the chart. These horizontal lines constantly remind users whether the underlying stocks range bound or not. cf: Wouldn't it be super nice if a single line of "Draw price envelope at ma(20, 0.5, 21, 0.5)" could replace a section of codes above? In addition, 2 more features could or should be added: a. PlotWeight{user_variable, value} /*value is between 0.0001 to 1.0000, which is the ratio between line thickness and the entire plot height.*/ This has the benefit of UNIFORM thickness across all tickers, regardless of the volatility b. PlotColor{user_variable, ColorName} /*Color name can be limited to just a few colors: Red, Blue, Pink, Orange, Black, Green, etc.*/ A total of 10 to 12 color names is sufficient to distinguish between different horizontal lines so the meaning could be instantaneously apparent. Visual clues have their maximum effect/impact when their significance is immediately understood WITHOUT laborious study. Stockchart.com, by contrast, offers exactly 12 color names in their color drop down box. This total # of color choice is not only reasonable but also highly practical, imho! |
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Cheese 942 posts msg #153950 - Ignore Cheese modified |
9/6/2020 6:10:11 PM @styliten I'm not too particular about more formatting capability. What I really like about your FILTER #1 is that you've found a VERY CLEVER way to make support and resistance move DYNAMICALLY with date offset. THANK YOU for sharing FILTER #1. I still have to do more study of your filters #2 and #3 |

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