FlightDesk offers real-time streaming charts with a multitude of aesthetic and technical customization options. Powerful features such as technical indicators and oscillators, cross-currency, or overlay comparisons can be applied to the chart. To learn how to add a symbol to a chart, view Symbol Entry.


Customize Chart

There are several methods to customize the chart:



Chart Comparison

Up to 4 symbols can be compared on a single chart at once. Multiple symbols can be entered in the following methods:

The chart will default to display a Percentage scale when multiple symbols are charted, and it will default to display in the currency of the base symbol.  Cycle through which security is displayed as the base symbol by double-clicking the symbols at the top of the chart.



When multiple symbols are charted, remove a highlighted symbol from the chart by selecting Remove Selected Symbol from the Chart menu. To highlight a symbol, click the charted line or the symbol name at the top of the chart. Alternatively, remove a highlighted symbol by pressing Delete on the keyboard.



Cross-Currency Chart

FlightDesk allows all securities to be plotted in Canadian or US currency using historical daily foreign exchange rates. This feature is extremely useful to view returns net of currency fluctuations.  For example, a Canadian investor can view the true return of a US security by plotting it in Canadian currency.

To change the currency of the display, access the Currency drop-down menu from the Chart toolbar or the Chart menu.


Custom Chart Templates

Like most components, custom templates can be created and saved within a Chart component. Saving a chart template will save any indicators and any aesthetic features that have been applied. This includes Chart Type, Scale, Indicators, indicator customizations, colour scheme, etc. Features that are symbol specific, such as a Benchmark or Currency, will not be saved in a template.

To save a newly created template, select Save Template As from the Chart menu (all currently customized features will be saved in this template). To save changes to an existing template, choose Save Template from the Chart menu.

To Rename, Delete, or choose a template to Set As Default select Manage Templates from the Chart menu.


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