IG makes further enhancements to charts

Maria Nikolova

The brokerage makes it easier to change between different intervals on the IG desktop charts.

Online trading major IG Group has introduced further enhancements to charts.

If traders would like to change between different intervals on the IG desktop charts (from 1 minute candlesticks to 5 or 10 minute candles, or to hours, days or months) they can make use of keyboard shortcuts. Whilst on a chart a trader can type any number from 1 to 5 on the keyboard to bring up a small ‘interval’ dialogue box. Then the trader needs to confirm the choice, and hit enter. For example:

  • 1 minute intervals: type 1 then enter
  • 5 minute intervals: type 5 then enter
  • 1 hour intervals: type 1 h then enter
  • 2 hour intervals: type 2 h then enter
  • 1 week intervals: type 1 w then enter

Also, one can now place the cursor/crosshair on a future date and see the level and time/date where one is positioned. Whilst this is a very minor update which could be seen as a trivial feature, it can become quite handy if one is looking at a trend and want to know exact levels and the time they will be reached. Simply position the cursor in the future and you’ll see the corresponding information straight away.

IG has been regularly updating its platforms and adding new features. In May this year, for instance, the brokerage added perks for fans of technical analysis. The company has enabled traders to customize the Stochastic and KDJ indicator levels on IG charts.

In another recent charting update, IG provided traders with a brief overview of the indicators on the IG platform and informs them how they can use the indicators to get the most out of their technical analysis.

Also in May, IG unveiled a new feature traders may use when trading on mobile and desktop. Traders can now quickly and easily see the percentage movement on any given period for any market. This is accessible from the ‘Other Options’ drop down, or by right clicking on the chart, and selecting ‘Percentage’ from the ‘Scale’ option.

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