Preferences | Mastock Help

Chart


The top 2 sliders are used to define margins. Distance Candlesticks define the percentage of space occupied by a candle and the empty space between two candles, by default 70/30. The Max Num Candlesticks parameter define the number of candles for the maximum density.
Every color on the chart, every font, is customizable. You can play with it, no risk. If you find the right combination for you, go to the themes tab and save it as a theme. If you change your mind, you can revert to defaults by pressing the button at the bottom of the screen.
Every control on this page displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.

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Indicators


Every control on this page displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.
Backtesting is used in conjunction with custom indicators. Open the panel (Z), select a trigger, press the button with a one dollar bill on it.
Left/Right splits synchro, when checked align the horizontal separators between chart and indicators, in the left and right windows.
Indicators tool tips control the display of indicators curves names when the mouse cursor is nearby.

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Overlays


Every control, on this page, displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.
The keyboard shortcuts list, on the right side, only apply to custom indicators of the overlay type. You can assign up to 9 and toggle the display using Alt-1 to 9 (or Option-1 to 9).
The checkbox "Overlays Tools Tips" control the display, or not, of the curves names when the mouse cursor is nearby. The checkbox "Overlays Menu on Chart" controls the display, or not, of the Overlays menu top-left corner of the chart.

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Candlesticks


Every control, on this page, displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.
The trend sensitivity is an important parameter varying between 20 and 80. Japanese Candlesticks does not work outside of an established trend. If you increase this parameter, less patterns will be detected, but they have more chances to be valid. On the other side, increasing the trend sensitivity increases the chances to miss an important figure.

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Lines


Every control, on this page, displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.
You can define the choices of colors for lines, and assign a different name. The default color is the color picked for new lines.
Snap Lines to Chart means when you pick a start point for a line, Mastock automatically takes the low or the high for the day instead of the exact point defined by the mouse click.
Display %pa means "per annum" displays a percent increase or decrease, over 12 months, represented by the slope of the line. This is just for information.
Values on horizontal lines displays the value corresponding to the location of the line, on the right side of the chart, if the line is infinite.

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Themes


Every control, on this page, displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.
If you want to save your current configuration, type a name in the name field and press save. If you want to apply one of the themes, elect it in the list and press apply.

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Investments


Every control, on this page, displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.
You can define your own categories for transactions and define if it is negative by default, like withdrawal.
On the right side, several parameters used in the investment panel, including the default currency for the program. This currency is used to summarize portfolios value, gain or loss, no matter what currencies were used to trade.
You can select the way the Journal will be displayed, either unique and modal, or multiple detached windows.

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Miscellaneous


Every control, on this page, displays a specific tool tip, for additional help, when locating the cursor over it.

Auto-refresh enables the App to automatically refresh the stocks being displayed.

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