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Sierra Chart feature requests


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Sierra Chart feature requests

I figure it's about time we have a thread to collect all of our ideas on how to improve Sierra Chart.

As you post your ideas, feel free to also include the SC forum link if you've got a discussion thread going over there.

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Auto peak and valley lines

Where's my +1 option??

The sweetness that is auto peak/valley lines

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Absolutely. The gist of it is automatically drawing horizontal lines at Low Volume Nodes (LVN) and High Volume Nodes (HVN). Basically it calls out subordinate VPOCs and areas without volume. The granularity is user configurable, so you can end up with a lot of H/LVNs or just the more prominent levels.

Btw, it is a feature that his awesomeness Chad has built into IRT. In fact, I grabbed a section from an image FT71 posted as an example (original image: 04.12.2012-10.06.36 - FuturesTrader71's library).

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LOL, how funny reading that thread. Lots of sucking up

But yes, this would be an awesome addition.

I also would like the ability to have the composite colored as shown in the screenshot. The "difference" color on a per-price basis is not very useful for the composite, much better to color based on peak/valley.

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LOL, how funny reading that thread. Lots of sucking up

But yes, this would be an awesome addition.

Hey man, whatever it takes, right?


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I also would like the ability to have the composite colored as shown in the screenshot. The "difference" color on a per-price basis is not very useful for the composite, much better to color based on peak/valley.

Mike

I seem to recall some discussion not too long ago about some enhancements and development specifically for composite style profiles. So maybe that wish is in the process of coming true as well

They also recently redid the VbP coding so that the intra-bar volume stats are more accessible. I don't do coding stuff, so it's still not very accessible to me but for those who do, well it's there now.

Btw, I'm assuming you are already aware of it, but just in case: Profile Drawing Tool

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They also recently redid the VbP coding

I did a happy dance when I saw the VPOC extensions (and VA extensions too, but mainly the naked POC's).

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Btw, I'm assuming you are already aware of it, but just in case: Profile Drawing Tool

Learn something new every day!

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Looks like they made some improvements to ZigZag as well, in particular for homework... looking forward to Thursday's webinar.

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How about a way for middle mouse button to bring up a miniature data box with info on the bar you are hovering over...

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Don't label me!! :-P

Hey how about some VPOC/VA Volume by Price label type stuff?

BAM!

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1. Trade window is too fat and needs to be made hideable.

2. There should be a function call for all default studies. It really makes no sense to me why there isn't.

3. Add programmable hotkeys, middle mouse, and wheel scroll.

4. The pointer, crosshairs, and hand should not be separate tools. You should see either a pointer or crosshairs, depending on your preference, but they should have the same functionality and the default tool should be the hand tool. You shouldn't have to manually select a tool to drag the chart around.

5. You should also be able to drag the chart both horizontally and vertically in the same motion.

6. Add buy, flatten, and sell buttons to the top of the chart dom, with the order type for each being selectable.

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