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Duration: 3:44

Level: Beginner

This lesson will explore IBKR Mobiles’ Charts. We’ll explore customizing the chart settings – bar size and type, volume and indicators, plus add multiple studies such as: Momentum, Regression, Moving Averages and more!

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Study Notes:

You can view a thumbnail chart on an expanded quote line from the Watchlist, Portfolio or Scanner screens. When you tap the quote line, you’ll see the Quote Details screen display. This is where you can view a full chart in either portrait or landscape mode.  If you have chosen to view your live orders on the chart you will see them highlighted on the chart.

Turn your device on its side to view the chart in landscape mode.

Tap the time period at the top of the chart to change the time period. You can tap from 2 hours to 5 years.

Once you change the time period – all subsequent financial instruments will display this time period.

Prices are on the y-axis and date and time on the x-axis. The date and time will change based on the time period of the chart.

Tap the Settings Gear icon to modify all chart settings including bar type and size, time period, outside (RTH) Regular Trading Hours, show live orders, volume chart, annotations and indicators. Use the green slider to toggle these settings.

If we change the bar type, time period to 1 year and turn on the volume chart, you will see it immediately in the chart. These settings are applied to all charts within IBKR Mobile.

To add studies to your chart, tap Add Indicator. Select a group.  Then choose a study.  For this example, I’ll select Relative Strength.

The indicator section now displays a list of items that may be adjusted, for example Source – trades or midpoint and period. You can enter a new timeframe or use the Plus (+) and Minus (–) icons to increase or decrease the range. At the bottom, you can tap the trash icon to remove the indicator or tap the plus icon to add another study.

The chart updates automatically as you make the changes.

In the next example, I’ll select Moving Averages. Once again, swipe up to see the different studies for this type. I’ll choose Bollinger Bands. Now you will see Bollinger Bands in the indicator section.

Bollinger Bands has defaulted to a source of Trades, Extended Moving Average with a period of 20 and deviation of 2.

I can change any of these inputs: Trades and Midpoint, Base Average, Period and Standard Deviation.

Now, you’ll see the studies display on the chart and you can easily change the time and the studies will automatically adjust.

If you want to turn off a study temporarily, tap the settings gear again, and then just tap the slider to turn a study or all studies on or off.

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