Welcome to the 18th edition of my BullCharts
software Tip Sheets, focussing on tips and hints for BullCharts (the
This Tip Sheet is just a real quick one. I
have been so busy enhancing my Share
Market Toolbox web site, and starting
weekly Share Market Analysis
(complete with a few charts) that I have
nearly forgotten about writing another Tip
Sheet (it has been a while).
There are two things to
mention here - the
special presentation session at last month's
BullCharts User Group meeting (October
meeting) on the topic
"How to set a Stop Loss - 7 different
And a couple of great BullCharts questions from last week's User Group
meeting - to do with
price charts and Workspaces (see below).
Don't forget to visit my Share
Market Toolbox web
site - an arsenal of weapons to help you
tackle the share market - now includes a
special Members-only Area.
I am always happy to receive
suggestions for these Tip Sheets (and my
Toolbox web site). Please feel free to
send me feedback, or requests for additional
topics for these Tip Sheets or the
monthly eNewsletter articles.
Good luck with your trading.
Robert Brain ("Brainy")
(Contact details below.)
|Multiple Price charts
In BullCharts it is easy to have multiple
displayed. Then a series of tabs appear
across the bottom of the screen - one for
each chart (if the chart window is "maximised").
To create the first price chart, simply use
the menu option FILE - NEW to create a new
chart (or use the Control key and the letter
N). To create a second chart in addition to
the first one, use the same steps - FILE - NEW.
Note that the two price charts can display
the same security - if you have the
"Synchronise all chart windows" option
selected (this is
normally a toolbar button on the left side of
the screen). Click this button once to turn
the synchronise feature on, and click it
again to turn it off.
|Tile and resize the windows
When you have more than one price chart
you can either view each chart in a
"Maximised" window that takes up the full
BullCharts window, or you can "Restore" the
price chart windows and rearrange them.
You can use the small buttons in the top
right corner of the window, or a menu option.
Take a look at the options under the
The options available include: Tile Windows;
Vertical; Horizontal; Cascade; and Float.
Click on the "Tile" or "Vertical" or
"Horizontal" options to see the effect - the
price charts are "tiled" inside the
As with most Windows programs,
provided the program window is not
"maximised", you can adjust the size of the
window image. Just mouse-click on an edge
(or corner) and drag the item up, down, left
Or mouse-click on the title bar across the
top of the window, and "drag" the bar and
window around the screen.
|Float a price chart window
If you have more than one monitor attached
your computer, it is easy to move one or more
price charts across to the other monitor.
Assuming that you already have the multiple
monitors set up, just do the following in
Click once on the price chart that you want
to move (to "select" this window), and select
from the menu: WINDOW - FLOAT WINDOW.
The selected window is now floating, and can be
dragged across the screen, and onto another
Once you have more than one price chart,
might like to "save" the layout so that you
can easily recreate this layout another time.
The whole layout of the price charts, and the
Security Manager Control Panel is called a
Workspace. You can use the menu option FILE - SAVE
WORKSPACE to save the layout. Or if you have
a recent version of BullCharts (3.8+) you can
use the Workspace Manager.
To "open" this workspace another day, simply
view the Workspace Manager and
on the desired Workspace, or from the menu,
FILE - OPEN and search for the saved
Workspace file (the Workspace Manager is a
much easier way to do this).
|"Stop Loss - 7+ ways to determine"
I delivered a presentation on this topic to
the October BullCharts User Group meeting. A
copy of it is uploaded into the User Group
Yahoo Forum, so you can download it from there.
I also need to upload this presentation into
my Share Market Toolbox web
site, along with the other presentation files
- you can see a list of the available
- click this link. (Some of them are only
available to my Toolbox Members.)
More details on some of the topics in these
Weekly Tip Sheets are included in Brainy's
eNewsletters that are now bundled into Brainy's
Market Toolbox Membership privileges. Feel free to
click on the relevant link at right to view samples and more details.
These weekly Tip Sheets for BullCharts* users
are intended to be short, quick grabs of
information. They are not a replacement for the monthly
detailed Brainy's eNewsletter articles, which cover these same topics
but in much more detail. The eNewsletters articles also cover Technical
Analysis and Share Trading topics.
Also see the BullCharts on-line help (in
BullCharts, hit the F1 key), and the relevant User Guide
Chapter for more details (this is supplied with the
software and copied to your hard drive as a PDF file).
Note: Any screen shots shown in this
newsletter are snapped from BullCharts version 3.8.2.
FEEDBACK? - I am very keen to receive feedback about these weekly
Please feel free to email me with comments, or
suggestions. Contact details are included
* - BullCharts
is: "...an innovative charting and
technical analysis system. It provides a feature rich and
powerful set of tools with access to the latest strategies
from local and overseas authors in analysing the
dynamics of the stock market."
|This TipSheet might look strange?
This TipSheet has been composed in HTML and
distributed using an online service, and is
intended to be viewed in HTML (ie. web language) format. Some parts
might look a little strange, especially
if you are viewing a basically text-only version. I am
working on a text-only version.
We have also found that some web-mail clients
(eg. Hotmail and Yahoo mail) can mess up some aspects.
Please feel free to send me feedback if
anything looks strange.
Good luck with your trading.
Robert ("Brainy") Brain
There are just two of my hands-on workshops
the rest of this year in the VSCH computer
lab - a Hands-on
Trading Workshop on Friday night 4th
December (trading FTSE index CFDs with
$100,000 of fantasy money),
and a second
and Trading Strategies Workshop on
Saturday 12 December (Workshop #2 - Alan Hull).
More information (session details, dates,
costs, venue) on my
web site here.
The venue is the Vermont
South Community House.
To enrol for any of these, you need to
VSCH directly by phone or email. If you
have any questions, please feel
free to email or phone me (or catchup at a
BullCharts User Group meeting, or an ATAA