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Thu, Nov 15th, 2018
Barchart is committed to providing you with the best tools for navigating today's markets. Here are some of the recent changes we've made to the site:

Updates to Site Login / "Remember Me"

Users who login to the website on multiple devices and who use the "Remember Me" option when logging in will now stay logged in on each device. We hope this site improvement will add to a better, seamless browsing experience on (10/30/2018)

New Australian Indices Page

The Australian Indices Page, available when you've switched your Market Flag (top right corner of the site) to Australia, features major indices traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. (10/22/2018)

New Sector Pages Feature Blockchain and Cannabis Stocks

Two new pages, found in the Stocks section, provide analysis for popular Blockchain Stocks and Cannabis Stocks. (10/18/2018)

Faster Updates for Equity Options

The Equity Options section on the site now features more frequent data updates for use in our Options pages and screeners. Equity options data is delayed, with the first update on the site happening at approximately 9:25am CT (data as of 8:45am ET). Barchart then updates options data every hour afterwards throughout the trading day. (10/16/2018)

New Smoothing Param added to Stochastics Fast and Stochastics Slow Studies

Interactive Charts studies "Stochastics Fast" and "Stochastics Slow" now have an additional "smoothing" parameter that allows you to modify the results based on a moving average, a smoothed moving average, or an exponential moving average. For users who previously applied the "Stochastics Modified" study to a chart, you can get the same results using Stochastics Slow with smoothing set to EMA. (10/10/2018)

New Options Screener Filter: Screen on Stock Index Groups

You can now add a screener filter that allows you to pull options for symbols in specific stock indexes (S&P 100, S&P 500, Dow Industrial, etc.) or S&P sectors. Start your screener by adding the Stock Index Groups filter, then select from the indices shown. (10/05/2018)

New Stock Screener Filter: S&P Sector Indices

You can now add a screener filter that allows you to pull equities found in specific S&P Sectors (Energy, Financials, etc.). Start your screener by adding the Profile => Index Groups filter. This filter contains other Indices as well (S&P 100, S&P 500, Dow Industrial, etc.). (10/05/2018)

New Options Screener Filter: Max Profit%

This new filter is available on the Bull Put/Call and Bear Put/Call Spreads Screeners, and allows you to narrow down candidates based on their potential maximum profit for the strategy. (09/12/2018)

Draw Perfectly Horizontal or Vertical Trendlines

When selecting the Trendline tool on an Interactive Chart, you can draw a perfect horizontal or vertical line by holding your Shift key as you draw. (09/06/2018)

New "Major ETFs" Page for Canada

A new Major ETFs page has been added for the Canadian market. This page is found in the ETFs tab and highlight major ETFs from different market sectors. (09/04/2018)

New Intraday Support for LSE Equities

Barchart now offers delayed intraday data for LSE equities. When your Market flag has been switched to 'United Kingdom', the stocks pages on the site will show symbols with a ".LN" extension (versus the outgoing ".LS" extension that only offered daily data). You will also see price updates to the UK stocks pages during the day, with LSE equities on a 15-minute delay.

If you have Watchlists or Portfolios using .LS symbols, these will continue to be available for the near-term but will eventually be phased out. You should consider switching these symbols to their new .LN extension. (08/28/2018)

Dashboard Modifications: Added Views for Controllers, Sortable Column Headers, Show/Hide "FlipCharts" Ribbon

Dashboard has a number of new features we hope will make using the tool easier for you.

  1. FlipCharts Ribbon Available for the Controllers: If you are used to using Barchart's FlipCharts to navigate through the list of symbols on a page, you can now show or hide the same FlipCharts ribbon while working with a Controller. The FlipCharts ribbon provides the same list of symbols shown in the Controller, except they are listed at the top of Dashboard instead. Simply click on any symbol in the ribbon to display a full-sized chart.
  2. Views for the Controllers: When you open the Markets, Watchlists, or Portfolio Controllers, you can change the View for the symbols presented. Choose from Main, Technical, and Performance Views, or apply your own Custom View.
  3. Sortable Column Headers: Once a Controller is opened and a View is selected, you may click on any column header to sort the symbols in ascending or descending order.

    New Barchart Dashboard Controls


Interactive Charts: New Panes Dynamically Added to Chart Height

Interactive Charts allow you to set a beginning chart height in the Settings menu (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large). We've changed the way new study panes are added to the chart, to keep the size setting applied to the main chart containing the symbol, and to then exponentially increase the overall height of the chart as new studies are added in new panes. You may still drag and drop each pane's size to set their heights. (08/20/2018)

Screeners Now Show the "Compare to [field]" on the Results Filter View

When creating a filter in the screener where one field is compared against another, you will now see BOTH fields on the Results Filter View. For example: If you added a filter for Technicals => 20-Day Moving Average => greater than [field] => 50-Day Moving Average... both the 20-Day and the 50-Day Moving Averages will appear when you look at the Results using the Filter View. This helps you verify and see the differences between the two fields. (08/20/2018)

Download Available for Equity Symbol Financial Statements and Reports

You may now download a symbol's Income Statement, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet data. The download files contain either quarterly or annual data, and will download all quarters/years carried on Download to a .csv file is available for all Site Members. (08/13/2018)

Fibonacci Retracement Tool: New Levels Added

The Fibonacci Retracement Tool, found on Interactive Charts, now has additional levels you can configure. These include -61.8, -23.6, 127.2, 161.8, and 261.8. Additionally, you may enter a custom level if desired. To access these levels, add the tool to your chart, then right-click on the tool to show the new levels. (08/02/2018)

Social Share via Email: Share to Multiple Email Addresses

The "Share" icon found on charts and news articles allows you to send a link to the chart or article via email. You can now enter multiple email addresses when sharing, allowing you to reach more people in your network. (07/26/2018)

Add Notes and Comments to Your Watchlists

You can now add notes or comments that pertain to the entire Watchlist using the Edit Watchlist page. When viewing a Watchlist, you'll find a new toggle "Show Notes" that allows you to expand and collapse the Notes area. When Notes are visible, they are downloaded with other Watchlist data to the .csv file. (07/24/2018)

Commitment of Traders Data on Futures/Forex Symbol Quote Pages

This new widget shows the latest week's Commitment of Traders open interest. You will see the Long and Short positions from the Legacy Commitments of Traders report, plus either the Long and Short positions from the Disaggregated Report or the Financial TFF Report. A link to view a chart with both COT studies applied is also available. View the new widget here. (07/20/2018)

Request a .csv Attachment with Your End-of-Day Watchlist Email

Barchart Premier users can now choose to receive a .csv file attachment with their daily Watchlist email, for uploading the day's activity to a 3rd party spreadsheet. This option can be found on the End-of-Day Watchlist Emails page. (07/18/2018)

Expanded Canadian ETFs and Stocks Coverage Added

Barchart now carries a complete ETF section for users whose market is set to Canadian Markets and has expanded the Canadian Stocks section to include the Canadian Securities Exchange. ETFs covered are from the TSX, TSC-V, and NEO exchanges. To change your market, look for the Market flag in the upper right corner of the site. (07/11/2018)

Barchart Popular Screeners

We've added a number of preset screeners with specific filters that you can run, adjust, then save as your own. Find them on the Organize Screeners page, or select them directly from the Screeners page using the new "Barchart Screeners" drop-down menu. (07/11/2018)

New ETF "Fundamental" View

A new standard view is available for all ETF pages on the site. Select from the Main, Technical, Performance, or new Fundamental View. The Fundamental View allows you to view Assets Under Management, Asset Class, Leverage, Management Fee, Annual Dividend, and Annual Dividend Yield. (07/11/2018)

New Screener Filters for Barchart Opinion

The Screeners have always provided for filtering capability on Barchart Opinion, where the "signal was above or below a specific percent". We've added a number of new Opinion Filters where you can search specifically for just the Buy/Sell/Hold Signal. (06/25/2018)

An example of how you can use these: Look for symbols where the Overall Signal for today is a Buy, but where the Overall Signal from yesterday was a Sell:

Barchart Opinion Filters in Screeners

Receive End-of-Day "My Charts" Email

The "My Charts" feature, available to Barchart Premier Members, lets you build a portfolio of personalized charts that you can view on demand. Along with maintaining these custom chart portfolios, you may now opt to receive an end-of-day email of any of your charts, showing you a snapshot image of the chart and a .png attachment. (06/25/2018)

New Commitment of Traders Net Positions Reports

Produced on Tuesday of every week, the Commitment of Traders Report is a summary of the open interest in the major futures markets as reported by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Barchart has added 3 new pages: the Legacy Report, the Disaggregated Report, and the Financial TFF Report.

The new Net Positions pages provides the latest reporting period's data in tabular format, with FlipCharts and Download available on each page. Choose from a Detailed Report where you can page through the last 52 reported weeks of data, or a Summary Report, showing just the last reporting period. (05/30/2018)

New Interactive Chart Studies Added

Look for these new studies on Interactive Charts: Coppock Curve Indicator, Hull Moving Average, McGinley Dynamic, and DeMark Indicator. We've also added a new Bar Type, Elder Impulse System. (05/30/2018)

Interactive Chart Tools: "Snap to Closest Price" option added

When you open the Tools menu on an Interactive Chart, there is a new option that allows you to snap the tool to the closest price. When checked, this provides more drawing precision when placing trendlines on your chart. (05/22/2018)

Interactive Chart: "Overlapping Price Labels" option added

Found in the Settings / Scale tab, this option will overlap / show all price labels of studies in the price scale vs. stacking them (one on top of the other). This option is helpful when prices are close in value. (05/22/2018)

Overlapping Prices on Price Scale

New Interactive Charts Study: Accumulation/Distribution Williams

Another interpretation of the A/D study was added, that applies a 14-day moving average on the results for smoothing. See details here. (05/22/2018)

Zoom Price and Time Scales on Interactive Charts

Use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out of the time scale on Interactive charts. Just hold your Shift key, and scroll with your mouse to zoom in and out. To reset the chart to its original position, double-click on the time scale. You may also zoom on the price scale, by dragging and dropping on the selected pane's scale. Double-click on the price scale to reset. (05/15/2018)

Save Custom "My Charts" in Your Own Chart Portfolios

The "My Charts" feature, available to Barchart Premier Members, lets you build a portfolio of personalized charts that you can view on demand. Save numerous chart configurations for the same symbol, each with their own trendlines and studies. Save multiple commodity spread charts and expressions, view quote and technical analysis data, and more.

Try My Charts. If you are not a Barchart Premier Member, sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial. (05/14/2018)

New Interactive Chart Tools

New tools were added to Interactive Charts: Gann Fan, Speed Resistance Fan, Fibonacci Arcs, Andrews Pitchfork, and Trend Channel. (05/14/2018)

New Canadian Exchanges

Barchart now carries symbols from two additional Canadian exchanges, Canadian Securities Exchange (ISOL.CN) and NEO Exchange (CIE.NE). (05/14/2018)

Streaming Interactive Charts Available for Logged-in Site Users

Interactive Charts will now stream data updates for all logged in site users. Previously, streaming updates were shown only when using Dashboard. The chart page now also provides the same streaming experience. View a chart here.

Note: U.S. equities can stream Cboe BZX real-time data into the chart when you modify the chart Settings. (04/18/2018)

Biweekly Webinars and Recordings

Barchart will be holding biweekly educational webinars, designed to show you how to get the most of the site's extensive features. Recordings of webinars are available approximately 24 hours after each webinar and can be found in the Education Section of the site here: Webinar Recordings.

Want to be alerted of new webinar topics and when recordings are made available? Sign up for our Webinars email list here. (04/18/2018)

Symbol Details Available on the Stocks Earnings & Dividends Page

A new "Details" icon is shown on the Stocks Earnings & Dividends page. When clicked, it will open a window showing you the symbol's Earnings History/Surprises or Dividends History, for a more complete picture. View the Stocks Earnings & Dividends page. (04/18/2018)

Interactive Chart Tools Improvements Allow Precision on Placement

Interactive Charts tools "Trendline", "Horizontal Line", "Fibonacci Fan", "Fibonacci Retracement", and "Fibonacci Arc" will now allow you to set exact price targets. Place the tool on the chart, then right-click on the tool to open its parameter settings. There, you will be able to modify the exact points at which the tool is placed. (04/18/2018)

Price Precision on Tools

Download Available on Equity Options pages

When viewing an equity symbol's options, the download icon is now available to let you download the data you are viewing in .csv format. Example: View options here. (04/18/2018)

New Interactive Chart Study: "Guppy Multiple Moving Average"

The Guppy Multiple Moving Average (GMMA) is a technical indicator that identifies changing trends by combining two groups of moving averages with differing time periods. The term gets its name from Daryl Guppy, an Australian trader who is credited with its development. (04/18/2018)

New Market Performance Chart

This chart showcases how the Major Market Sectors compare against each other and against the market as a whole. You can check/uncheck different sectors to update the chart. View the chart here. (03/05/2018)

New "Extended Hours" Views for Watchlists and Portfolios

Looking to see pre- and post-market data for your Watchlist or Portfolio? Look for the new "Extended Hours" view, along with the other Views you can apply to these pages. Extended Hours data is available only for U.S. equities. (02/28/2018)

New Custom View Fields for Portfolios

You may now create a Custom View with fields specific to your Portfolio. New fields include fields for Quantity, Action (Buy/Sell), Entry Date and Price, Today's Profit, Total Profit, and more. If you apply a Custom View containing portfolio-specific fields to a page other than a Portfolio, those fields will not show. (02/28/2018)

Updates to Interactive Chart Controls

Interactive Charts have a new streamlined look, designed to give you maximum viewing area for the chart itself. While the charts still function the same way, the controls you use to add studies, tools, and to change aggregations on the chart have a cleaner, "minimized" look that opens more viewing space. (02/12/2018)

Interactive Chart Controls

  1. A new "Bar Type" menu lets you switch your display quickly.
  2. "Quick Chart" buttons to load pre-set time frames.
  3. The Calendar icon allows you to set a specific date range to display.
  4. Controls to additional time frames not offered by the Quick Chart buttons.
  5. "Templates" opens a menu that allows you to switch to any custom chart template you've created, or to save your current setup as a new template.
  6. A new "Chart Menu" that contains additional commands: Comparison Chart, Expressions & Spreads, Set Alerts, Add to Watchlist, Social Share and Save Chart as an Image.

New Template Menu

Looking to apply a Chart Template? They now have their own menu, where you can apply a template you've already created, save a new one based on the current chart setup, or leave the chart page to edit all of your chart templates:

New chart template menu

Right-Click to Access All Customization Options

And don't forget ... you can right-click anywhere on the chart to display a chart menu with access to all the controls that let you customize your chart.

Right-click on the chart for a full list of options

A New Look for Dashboard

Dashboard also has been streamlined, providing the ultimate chart viewing tool for your Watchlists and Portfolios.

Barchart Dashboard

While FlipCharts are a common tool to use when on your Watchlist or Portfolio pages, they provide no means of adding tools or studies to the charts and saving them for future analysis. Dashboard, on the other hand, opens full-screen, streaming charts that you can customize. When logged in, your Interactive Charts are automatically saved to your account, giving you the most complete picture of the symbols you're most interested in.

  • Streaming data updates to Interactive Charts
  • Real-time Cboe BZX data available for U.S. equity charts
  • Add studies, tools, or apply your saved chart templates
  • Flip through full-sized charts for your Watchlists, Portfolios, and other Major Market lists
  • View any symbol, then add it to a Watchlist
  • Set Price Alerts, view additional data for a symbol ... all without leaving Dashboard

Try Dashboard Now. (02/12/2018)

Interactive Chart: Show Trendline Percent

When adding the Trendline tool to your Interactive Chart, you can now see the percent difference between the first and second data point. Simply choose the "Show Prices" option from the Trendline parameters. (02/12/2018)

View Watchlists Full-Screen

You can now "pop out" your Watchlist page to view it in a new browser window. This is especially helpful if you are using a Custom View with many columns, and you desire more horizontal space in which to see the data. Look for the arrow at the top right corner of the Watchlist page. (01/22/2018)

Opt-Out of Emailed Price Alerts

Price and News Alerts, by default, will send you an email whenever an alert has been triggered. (Barchart Premier Members may also choose to receive text alerts). A new option has been added to the Alert Center page, where you can completely opt-out of alert email delivery. Site Members can then view triggered alerts on the Alerts Center page only, and Barchart Premier Members can receive text alerts only. Simply uncheck the Alert Delivery box at the top of the page to stop receiving email alerts. (01/22/2018)

New Options Screener

A new Options Screener makes finding equity puts and calls easier, with the ability to add your own filters to narrow down candidates. Unlike the Advanced Screeners (Covered Calls, Naked Puts, and Spreads Screeners) where a specific strategy is built into the page, the new Options Screener lets you define your own criteria for Stocks, ETFs, and Index puts and call. The Options Screener is available for Barchart Premier users. (01/22/2018)

New Barchart Members Portfolios

We've featured Jim Van Meerten's stock tips on the site for a number of years. Jim is an investor who uses Barchart tools to find interesting stocks, then adds them to his virtual portfolios. We now showcase other Barchart Members' virtual portfolios on the site as well, in the Barchart Members Featured Portfolios page.

If you are an active member of with a portfolio you'd like to share with the Trading Community, please contact us. (01/22/2018)

Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations

The Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations page displays the current market cap rankings for major cryptocurrencies based on a currency you select at the top of the page. The page initially displays using "USD" as the crossrate to calculate against. The list of cryptocurrencies, along with data for the page, is updated and ranked every 15 minutes. Prices in the currency you choose are calculated based on the latest data available for each crossrate. (12/12/2017)

Interactive Charts: New "Fish Hook" Tool

Interactive Charts have a new tool, called "Fish Hook" that can be applied to your charts. A full array of Drawing Tools are available when using your desktop computer. (12/12/2017)

Free Newsletter for Commodity Traders!

Barchart just released a new, free newsletter that focuses on the grains, meats, softs, energies, and metals commodity markets. Called Barchart Commodity Futures Morning Update, this daily email prepares you for the events coming up in the trading day, helping you see the factors that may affect today's price action. Sent Monday thru Friday mornings. Sign Up Here. (12/12/2017)

Interactive Charts: Right-Click Context Menu

Make changes to your desktop Interactive Chart using the right-click context menu, an easy alternative to opening the individual Settings, Study, and Tools menus. (12/04/2017)

Interactive Charts: Three New Tools

50% Line, Profit/Loss Calculator and Reward/Risk Calculator

Further details and directions on how to use these tools are available in the Education section. (11/27/2017)

Interactive Charts: Timeline "Navigator"

The "Navigator" is a small series that appears below the chart axis, displaying a view of the entire data set. Use it as a tool to zoom in and out the timeline, or to pan across the dataset. You can turn the Navigator on in the Settings menu (the "cog" icon), on the Display tab. Additionally, you can set this option in any Interactive Chart template. (11/27/2017)

Interactive Charts: New Setting for "Minor Gridlines"

Charts can be configured to display additional horizontal gridlines for ease of viewing. This can be configured by clicking the Settings "cog", then opening the Scale tab. Additionally, you can set this option in any Interactive Chart template. (11/27/2017)

New Cryptocurrency News Page

Find news about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and other cryptocurrencies in the News section. (11/27/2017)

Configure the Bar Type on the Quote Overview Mini Chart

Look for a new setting in your Site Preferences for the "Overview Chart" that appears on every symbol's quote overview page. By default, we show you a Colored OHLC bar chart, but you can configure this to any Bar Type. (11/27/2017)

"Quick Chart" Settings added to FlipCharts

Site Members can now use the "Quick Chart" options for their FlipCharts. This allows you to change the aggregation and time frame for your FlipCharts on-the-go, or use a chart template to apply studies or other custom settings.

For Site Members using Interactive FlipCharts, you will also see trendlines and other drawing tools you've added for a specific symbol, giving you a complete picture of any customization you've made. (10/24/2017)

New End-of-Day Email Reports

Site Members may opt-in to receive a number of free End-of-Day Email Reports, helpful in providing a recap of the day's most important market activity. These reports highlight the top 10 symbols found on a number of popular Barchart pages. Barchart Premier Members may also choose to receive advanced reports as well. New reports added include:

  • Today's Market Leaders by Price Volume (for Stocks or ETFs). Price Volume Leaders provide an insight to the most significant stocks based on the value of the shares traded, as opposed to Volume Leaders which only takes into account the number of shares traded. 
  • Today's Performance Leaders (Percent Change Leaders for Stocks, Futures, Forex, or ETFs). Performance Leaders spotlight symbols that show significant movement in regards to their Percent Change.

Find all subscription options for End-of-Day Email Reports in the My Barchart section. (10/24/2017)

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