You can change the way that the prices are displayed on the vertical price scale. In addition to using a different type of price scale (arithmetic, logarithmic or percentage scale), you can also use letters to abbreviate long numbers (1K instead of 1000), and remove unnecessary trailing zeros (for example unnecessary decimal places) from the display.

To change the type of the price scale

▪       Right-click on the chart pane and select Properties.

▪       On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, and then V.Scale > Type. For example: Pane 1 > V.Scale > Type.

▪       On the right side of the dialog, select the scale type that you want to use:

Linear Price

Use an arithmetic scale that is divided into units of equal distance. This scale is useful to represent absolute increments of change.

Logarithm Price

Use a logarithmic (or ratio) scale that is divided into units where the ratio difference between two numbers is always represented by the same distance. This scale is useful because equal distances on the scale represent an equal percentage change.

Linear Percentage

Use a percentage scale that displays the performance of a symbol relative to a starting point. The first loaded Close price of the symbol represents 0%. All later price developments are shown as percentages relative to this starting point. You can set a different starting point.

Note             You can also change the type of the vertical scale with the Chart Type icon in the Chart toolbar. For details, see Changing the Type of the Price Scale.

To use letters for an abbreviated display of prices (1000 = 1K)

▪       Right-click on the chart pane and select Properties.

▪       On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, and then V.Scale > Scale. For example: Pane 1 > V.Scale > Scale.

▪       On the right side of the dialog, select the option Use letters for number presentation.

To calculate chartable expressions relative to their own start point on percentage scales

▪       Right-click on the chart pane and select Properties.

▪       On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, and then V.Scale > Scale. For example: Pane 1 > V.Scale > Scale.

▪       On the right side of the dialog, select the option Chartable Expressions calculate relative to their own start point when scale is set to Linear Percentage.

To remove trailing zeros on the price scale

Note             Trailing zeros are removed only when they hold no information. This setting applies to all chart panes.

▪       Right-click on the chart pane and select Properties.

▪       On the left side of the dialog, select General > Misc.

▪       On the right side of the dialog, select the option Remove unnecessary trailing zeros on Vertical Scale.