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February 04 2011

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

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on adding moving averages to charts:
"Is there a way to include both the 50 MA and the 200 MA on the same graph?"

Eoin Treacy's view Thank you for this question which others may also find of interest. Yes. You can add up to three different moving averages to any chart. Here are some instructions:

(Step 1) The first step is always to make the desired changes to the original chart. For this example, choose your instrument from the menus or the search. Click on the Charting tab in the charcoal bar above the chart. A pop-up window will open. Add the moving averages by clicking on the Analysis dropdown menu and selecting Moving Averages. Three boxes will appear, enter 50 and 200 in their respective boxes. If you simply wish to alter one chart, then you can hit Apply and complete the process.

However if you would like to save your changes as a template so that you will not have to repeat the process the next time you wish to view these moving averages, continue to Step 2 and 3 below.

(Step 2) Once you have completed Step 1, you will need to save your changes. To save the template click on 'Save' in the aquamarine bar at the top of the pop-up window. A box will appear where you can give it a name. Next hit OK. Your new Preset Template has now been saved.

(Step 3) How do I retrieve the template now that I have saved it? Refresh the page. Once you have refreshed the page, the new template will have been added to your list of Presets in the Chart menu in the upper right hand corner of the page. To employ this template in future, simply choose an instrument, click on the Chart dropdown menu and select the desired template.

This item from the Forum "How Do I Create Preset Templates of my favourite parameters?" may also be of interest.

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