To add drawing objects to a chart, you have to use drawing tools. All drawing tools are available from the Drawing toolbar and from the Insert menu. Just click on the corresponding icon of the drawing tool to make it active:

Free Line

Trend Channel

Linked Parallel Lines

Horizontal Line

Regression Line

Regression Channel



Fibonacci Fan

Fibonacci Trend Line

Fibonacci Retracements

Fibonacci Expansions

Fibonacci Arc

Speed Resistance Line


Gann Square

Gann Fan

Andrews Pitchfork

Wave and Harmonics

Pivot Points


Vertical Lines

Fibonacci Vertical Lines

Cycle Lines

Price Change

Arrow Up

Arrow Down

As long as a tool is active, you can use it to draw the object on the chart. For most drawing tools, you have to define one or more reference points that indicate where the drawing object should be placed on the chart. You can later move these reference points by dragging them with the mouse.

After you have inserted a drawing object, it will usually also stay visible if you change the data compression of the chart (for example switching from a daily to an intraday chart). See Hiding Drawing Objects for details.

Keyboard positioning of reference points

In addition to using the mouse to position a reference point, you can also use the keyboard for a more precise positioning:

▪       Click on the icon of the drawing tool on the Drawing toolbar.

▪       Move the mouse pointer near the position on the chart where you want to enter the reference point.

▪       Use the following keyboard commands to set the reference point at a precise price:


Open price of this bar / column


High price of this bar / column


Low price of this bar / column


Close price of this bar / column

Note             When you are drawing on a chart with overlaid symbols (see Inserting, Overlaying and Changing Symbols in a Chart), and the bars overlap, the reference point is always positioned at the highest / lowest or first / last of the available prices.

Keep drawing tools active

After you have finished drawing, the drawing tool will become inactive again by default. If you want to keep the tool active for a longer time, for example to draw several trend lines after each other, you can activate a setting under Tools > Options > Chart that will keep the tool active until you press the Esc key or select another drawing tool. See Chart Settings.

Learn more:

Snapping to the Nearest Price with the Magnet

Lines and Trend Channels

Linked Parallel Lines

Regression Lines and Regression Channels


Fibonacci Fans

Fibonacci Trend Line

Fibonacci Retracements and Expansions

Fibonacci Arcs

Speed Resistance Lines

Gann Square

Gann Fans

Pivot Points

Andrews Pitchfork

Wave and Harmonics


Vertical, Fibonacci and Cycle Lines

Price Change