Plot Bid and Ask

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Alex Kramer
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Postby Alex Kramer » 12 Jun 2006

Create a symbol for the corrsponding datafeed, chart this symbol and
go to the Format Symbol dialog.
There are four ways to access the Format Symbol window:

1. Right-click in any part of the chart area (except for the scales' areas).
2. Select Format Symbols... from the shortcut menu.
3. Select the price series that is to be formatted and press the Format… button.

or
1. In the chart point the cursor at the price series. The cursor Pointer will change into Hand , then double-click.
2. Select Format 'Symbol name'… from the shortcut menu.

or
1. In the chart point the cursor at the price series. The cursor Pointer will change into Hand , then double-click.

2. Select Settings tab.

3. In the Field drop-down list select the necessary type of the field:
Bid - the price offered by the potential buyers of the securities.

Ask - the price asked by the sellers of the securities.

Trade - the price of the accomplished trade of the securities.

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Alex Kramer
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Postby Alex Kramer » 21 Jul 2006

In Multicharts, just like eSignal, you can have Ask, Bid and Trade values on the same chart so your indicator can refer to the close, high, etc. values of them all as necessary.

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Postby Guest » 21 Jul 2006

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the quick reply.

My question referred to bid and ask traded volume data, whearas your reply appears to be referring to price, unless I've got the wrong end of the stick.

Esignal has a number of useful b/a vol .efs studies that access the time and sales traded bid ask volumes and plot studies in realtime. Can Multicharts do this?

I think esignal has up to 10 days T&S history, but at present the bidask studies I refer to only print in realtime upon loading and cannot access history for backfill. If it's possible to write bidask vol. studies that could access a few days of backfill that would be even better.

Thanks.

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Postby SP » 24 Jul 2006

Hi,

you could try this eld's.

https://www.TS.com/Discussion ... c_ID=33116

or use

VALUE1 = UPTICKS - DOWNTICKS;

PLOT1 (Average (VALUE1,5), "BA");

IF PLOT1 >= 0 THEN
Setplotcolor (1, blue) else
Setplotcolor (1, red);

Guest

Postby Guest » 24 Jul 2006

Thanks SP,

I'm more familiar with esignal than TS but that certainly looks like it's getting there. Appears to be bar orientated rather than updated tick by tick though, if I'm reading it correctly.

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Alex Kramer
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Postby Alex Kramer » 24 Jul 2006

It is possible to use tick ask/bid/trade volume data for charting; what you
can try is create charts, for instance, for the Ask, Bit and Trade in the
same chart.
When applying indicators set their inputs to "volume of data1,
volume of data2, volume of data3" so they are built on the tick volume data.


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