Tick Charts

Modified on Sun, 02 Feb 2020 at 12:12 PM

What is a Tick? Tick refers to one change in quotes to any of the side or a trade in the market. Most importantly, there should be at least some movement. In the case when the quote changes by 1 point, a tick occurs, just like when the quote jumped 1 point up.


Tick chart allows you to feel the pulse of the market, better analyze and trade short-term trading strategies.



Tick-by-tick charts are available to customers: bid, ask, trades.


You can also aggregate ticks into candles / bars and build a chart from a given number of ticks: 2,3, 4,10, etc. ticks.



The aggregated type of chart is built after the completion of a certain number of trades (ticks). This type of aggregation can be used on intraday charts with an interval of no more than 5 days. For example, the histogram above displays the price action, determining the opening, maximum, minimum and closing prices each time the number of trades becomes equal to 155. In Charts, users are free to specify any number for aggregating ticks from: 1 to 10,000.

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