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Our fully-integrated technical analysis suite has been developed in-house and incorporated into our award-winning charting package, to deliver all the tools you need to analyse the financial markets.  
Our charting package includes ten different chart types, including the popular line, OHLC and candlestick charts, plus more advanced charts such as kagi, line break and renko charts.

All charts come with 35 drawing tools that can be used to draw support and resistance levels, make notes on charts and highlight key price moves and patterns.
Identify trend reversals, significant price levels and trading opportunities. Choose from more than 30 overlays and 50 studies, 75 technical indicators including Bollinger Bands®, SMAs, ichimoku clouds, MACD, RSI and many more.
Charts for our major products cover as much as 20 years’ worth of price history, allowing you to analyse price performance over the long term, as well as the short.
You can quickly switch between chart intervals, which range from one second through to one month.
Our layouts, charts and technical indicators are all customisable, offering you the ability to set up your charts and technical analysis exactly as you like. 
Identify correlated products by dragging and dropping one or more products on to another product’s open chart to compare their performance over the same timeframe. 
Once you’ve customised a chart, save the setup as default so each time you load a new chart the same preferences are applied to it. Save up to five charts per instrument.
Open trades directly from charts as opportunities emerge – just click on a live streaming price to open an order ticket and place a trade. You can also modify or close any pending orders. 
Identify price momentum and confirm the existence or continuation of a trend by examining the volume-traded levels in parallel with price movements in real time. You can also look back at historical volume levels to identify historical trends and patterns.

Available on every chart when logged in to your live account, our pattern recognition tool allows you to search for common technical chart and candle patterns, providing a price projection.  
Let our pattern recognition tool scan for common technical patterns, such as head and shoulders, triangles and wedges, on any open chart across various time intervals, and view the price projection target area on the chart.
​​When patterns complete, a price projection box is generated using technical analysis measuring techniques to highlight where the price action could go on the instrument’s chart.

​Price has hit the price projection box on average 72.5% of the time across all asset classes (April-October 2016). 

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This feature allows you to group charts together, so that when you change the product shown in one chart, all of the other charts in the group will automatically update to show the new product. This lets you examine the price action for the same product over multiple intervals and timeframes at the same time, so you can compare long-term analysis with short. Drawing tools, technicals, chart types, patterns and presets are all automatically applied to all charts in the group. 
The chart forum^ lets you discuss and share chart analysis, trade set-ups and commentary from our analysts and other CMC Markets traders from within the charts. 
Our global team of market analysts frequently post insightful technical analysis and comments on popular products. 
Instantly copy our analysts’ and other traders’ technical analysis directly on to your own live charts to do further research. 
Comment on other traders’ posts and use the directional arrows to indicate whether you think the market is going to go up or down.
Use the chart forum to take a snapshot of your analysis so you can look back at your historical posts to see if your trading ideas went as expected.
Our mobile charts, available on our iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps, include over 20 of the most popular technical indicators and 15 drawing tools, plus you can place trades on live streaming prices and edit open orders directly from charts.
Our award-winning mobile apps come with five different chart types: line, bar, spread, heiken-ashi and candlestick charts.
The multi-chart view, available with our custom-built iPad app, takes full advantage of the larger screen size, allowing you to scan up to four charts at a time. Compare price action and identify significant market movements across multiple products.
Just tap any live streaming price to open an order ticket and place a trade, then edit open orders directly from charts.
Any analysis conducted on a chart opened through a watchlist is automatically saved when you close that chart, so you can easily access that analysis later.
Currently, volume on charting is available when trading on indices and shares.
The traded volume displayed is based on data from 17 underlying global exchanges, not the volume from our clients.
No, we’re currently only displaying volume from the exchanges listed in the previous FAQ.
Volume can help you identify the momentum of an instrument. The price movement and volume are often closely related – when the price increases, volume is likely to increase as well. Traders often watch price and volume movement in parallel to confirm the existence, or continuation of a trend. Volume can also be used to identify when trading activity is declining, indicating when a trader might consider taking profit on their open positions.
Volume chart data refers to the trade volumes of the underlying asset, not CMC Markets’ trade volumes. Volume charts are provided by CMC Markets for general information purposes. They are not intended to provide trading or investment advice and must not form the basis of your trading or investment decisions.
CMC Markets will not be responsible for any loss incurred arising from any investments made based on volume charts.
The volume chart information refers to the past. Any information relating to past performance of an investment is not a reliable indicator of future results.
We offer live volume data directly from the exchanges. However, in quiet periods for illiquid instruments, there might be limited or no volume updates for a short time.
The volume bar will be green if the underlying price is unchanged.
We collect volume data during the underlying exchange opening hours only (therefore excluding auctions and extended trading hours):
ASX: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
HKEX: 2:30pm to 5:00pm / 6:00pm to 9:00pm 
NYSE & NASDAQ: 2:30am to 9:00am
SGX: 2:00pm to 5:00pm / 6:00pm to 10:00pm
(NZDT time)
^The chart forum is not intended to issue financial promotions, provide investment advice or encourage users to engage in investment activity. Any content posted by us will not have taken your circumstances into account. We are not liable for any course of action you may take or refrain from taking, or any loss or damage suffered by you, as a result of relying on any information provided on the chart forum.
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