The Bourse product team is currently in the middle of a development cycle, adding and enhancing features to the Charting area.
One of the new features is an update to how the ruler (or cross hairs) are drawn on charts.
Example of the new Shadow Rulers feature for charts.
In the current version of the software, if you hold your right mouse button down on a chart, a set of rulers will be displayed, so that you can line up dates (on the X-Axis) and values (on the Y-Axis).
In the new version to be released, those ruler positions will be replicated onto any other open chart windows too. They’ll show a vertical line at the date where you’re drawing the ruler and a horizontal line at the value. If the other chart’s on a different price scale, or showing a time period not in the date range of the main chart, then no ruler can be displayed.
In the above example, the two Telstra charts (shown on the right) show both the price and date lines, where the S&P/ASX 200 and AU/US charts only show the date rules, as their prices aren’t within the Telstra price range. (Which is where the rulers are being drawn.)
Here’s another example, showing Telstra charts on different time periods and how the ruler is shadowed across them.
This new enhancement, and a number of others, will be coming in the next update to the software.
The idea originally was given to us by a member. We’re always open to hearing your ideas on how we can improve the software. We keep note of these and review them on occasion for inclusion in a future update.
If you have a suggestion or feedback, get in touch! Post a comment on this blog or in the members forum, or email us.