FX Blue Labs offers market-leading HTML5 financial charting, with full support for tablets and mobile phones as well as desktop browsers.
The charting can be used either as a single widget on a website, for example to illustrate analysts' research notes, or can be deployed as a complete charting application with multiple layouts, saved templates and workspaces, pop-out into new browser windows etc.
The FX Blue Labs charting is based on Modulus StockChartX, with over 200 proprietary additions and refinements. Examples include: momentum scrolling; improved handling of touch devices such as tablets; new chart types such as Baseline; support for event markers and axis levels/bands; and many additional indicators and drawing tools.
In its simplest form, the HTML5 charting can be embedded as a single widget on a web page. You can control every aspect of the charting yourself via parameters in the widget URL, ranging from simple colour changes through to bespoke modifications of which indicators and drawings should be displayed.
The widget can be integrated with external data such as analysts' recommendations, and draw information such as recommended support and resistance levels automatically on the chart.
The HTML5 charting is also available as a complete charting application, as illustrated on our retail www.fxblue.com website. Such a charting app can support multiple layouts, saved workspaces and templates, indicator studies etc. Charts can also be popped out into new floating browser windows for multi-monitor support.
The charting can be integrated with potentially any broker price feed.
FX Blue Labs can also process a broker's price feed and history data in order to add additional timeframes. For example, based on MT4 history where only a limited range of timeframes is available such as M1, M5, H1, D1 etc, FX Blue Labs can add in periods such as M3 and H8, and create charts for sub-minute periods such as S10.
The HTML5 charting works with any modern web browser, including mobile phones and tablets as well as desktop computers. The charting has full support for touch devices, and no features are lost when not using a mouse and keyboard.
FX Blue Labs can create indicators which read your proprietary data such as your analysts' recommendations, and draw that automatically on the chart - as markers, trend lines, widgets etc.
For a simple example, see the screenshot in the gallery below which shows calendar events drawn on the chart as markers. Similarly, it is possible to create an indicator which automatically draws an analyst's recommended support and resistance levels as trend lines or a price range, or which lists them in a widget at the side of the chart.
The charting provides all the usual price styles, such as filled candles and OHLC bars, plus some extra options such as baseline charts and Renko bars with tails
Candles (with optional gradient fill)
Mountain (area) chart
Baseline, with user-moveable dividing line
Bar averaging (each bar is the average of the last N bars)
Renko, with tails showing adverse price movement
Three Line Break
Point and Figure
The charting display is extremely flexible, giving traders the ability to create exactly the chart that they want
The trader can set any indicator to draw in the background, behind the bars...
...or the trader can set any indicator to draw in front of the bars
The trader can set any drawing to display in the background, behind the bars...
...or the trader can set any drawing to display in front of the bars
Individual indicators can be temporarily hidden
All indicators in the main chart area can be temporarily hidden, to reveal the chart
Indicators can be positioned above the chart, as well as below it
Indicators can be "maximized" so that they take up the whole chart space
Indicators can have price markers on the axis, showing their current value
In addition to all the usual technical indicator options, the charting provides many extra features which indicators can use to create a more informative display for traders
Indicators can draw filled channels, with transparency, as well as simple lines
Indicators can draw lines of markers, as well as solid or dotted lines
Indicators can draw occasional markers for some data points only, such as a "fractal" indicator
Indicators can draw vertical or horizontal lines, highlighting important events such as moving average crosses
Indicators can draw event markers, at the bottom (or top) of the chart, such as calendar events
Indicators can change the graphical style of individual candles, to highlight them
Indicators can draw markers and also highlight individual bars, for example to pick out "inside" bars
Indicators in sub-windows can have a baseline value, such as 50, and a fill to that baseline
Indicators in sub-windows can have level markers, to pick out important thresholds such as 20 or 80 in RSI
The parameters for indicators can be quickly changed using the pop-up menu, without needing to display the full settings for the indicator
Indicators can be applied to other indicators. This can range from smoothing a moving average by applying another moving average to it, through to more complex examples such as applying Bollinger bands to RSI or ATR.
A simple moving average applied to an exponential moving average
A simple moving average applied to volume
An exponential moving average applied to RSI
Bollinger bands applied to ATR
MACD histogram applied to the upper band of a Keltner channel
Example user-defined indicator, plotting multiple values in different styles, and drawing shapes and event markers on the chart
In addition to all the usual drawing tools, the charting provides a range of unique drawing features
Many types of drawing can have text attached to them (without needing to create two separate drawings, one for the line and one for the text)
Rectangles can have embedded text, displayed in the middle or at any corner
Many types of drawing can display markers as well as solid or dotted lines, for more graphical impact
The text and marker options can be combined - particularly useful when sharing a chart in a webinar, or by email
A price-range drawing highlights the range between two prices, all the way across the chart
A date-range drawing highlights the range between two dates
The call-out drawing can have variables in its text which automatically update if the drawing is moved, or if it is attached to the current bar and the price changes
Traders can draw statistical measures such as averages and linear regressions, projecting their value into the future
Traders can quickly draw lines across a price range, subdivided into halves, quarters, thirds, or eighths
Among other measuring tools, there is an OHLC measure which calculates the prices differences across a range
In addition to traditional technical indicators, the charting also includes widgets which provide extra functionality
Charts can have widgets, in addition to the more traditional type of indicator
The available chart widgets include alerts about price levels
There is a notepad widget for recording trading thoughts and plans
There is a clock widget, showing local time or a major market such as New York or Tokyo
Indicators can have alert conditions attached to them, displaying a pop-up notification and/or a marker on the chart when an event occurs - e.g. moving-average cross, price moving outside Bollinger band
An alert from an indicator can display a pop-up notification
Alerts can also create markers on the chart (as well as, or instead of, message boxes)
Alerts can compare indicators to fixed values (e.g. RSI > 80), or the current price, or another indicator value
Each indicator can have any number of different alerts attached to it (e.g. RSI > 80 or < 20)
For simple alerts about price levels, there is a widget which can be given any number of prices to watch
Drawings can also have alert conditions attached to them, comparing the drawing either to price action or to indicator values - for example, a moving average crossing a threshold or a trend line
An alert on a drawing can be as simple as the price crossing a trend line
More complex shapes can also generate alerts. For example, you can set an an alert when a price enters a recentangle.
Alerts can also be set on statistical measures such as regression channels, or on Fibonacci drawings
Drawings can also be compared to indicator values. For example, you can set an alert when a moving average or Bollinger Band crosses a trend line
Like indicator alerts, drawing alerts can be checked on every new tick, or only at each bar end
In combination with user registration and a user database, the charting can issue server-side alerts via email or SMS. When the user closes their browser or goes offline, a server continues to monitor all the alerts on drawings and indicators, and sends out notifications when conditions are met.
Alert issued from server via SMS
Each axis in a chart is fully configurable
Every axis can be quickly configured via a pop-up menu
Every axis has a window for full control over its settings
An axis can have levels which are drawn across the chart without needing to create objects such as horizontal lines
An axis can have have bands which are drawn across the chart without needing to create objects such as price ranges
All the chart colours and other settings can be changed by the trader
Charts can be quickly switched between different colour themes
All chart colours (and other settings) are fully configurable
Charts can have a watermark, displaying the symbol name or even user-defined text
Charts can have background images, loaded from a URL, as well as a simple background colour
The scrollbar at the bottom of the chart, and the navigation options, can be turned on and off
The cursor type can be switched between cross-hairs, markers, and a simple arrow
Chart settings, templates, and workspaces can be saved and re-loaded, and charts can be popped out into new browser windows
Indicators can be saved as a "study" for loading onto other charts
Charts can be saved as templates
The charting area can be switched between different layouts - a tabbed view or multiple charts side by side
An entire workspace of multiple charts can be saved for re-use in future
Chart actions can be quickly undone
Charts can be popped out into a new browser window (which can then be moved onto a second monitor)
FX Blue Labs can run its own price server for you, adding extra timeframes including sub-minute periods such as tick candles and seconds candles, and allowing the trader to choose their own time zone for the chart
Charts can have sub-windows displaying data for other instruments
The time zone used for the chart data can be changed
The charting provides tick candles (made up of each batch of e.g. 10 ticks rather than being time-based)
The charting provides seconds candles: sub-minute periods such as 10-seconds
The charting provides the full range of minute periods
The charting provides the full range of hour periods
The charting provides daily, weekly, and monthly candles
The prices in the chart can be inverted (e.g. turning EUR/USD into USD/EUR)