Most chart types use more than one color to display the time series. Depending on the chart type, you have several options to color-code the bars, candlesticks, columns etc. of a time series:

Price relations

Rising, falling and equal bars, candlesticks etc. are colored differently. This setting can only be used in Bar, Candlestick , Histogram and Points charts.

End of day intervals

Time intervals are colored alternately. For daily charts, the color changes every month, for weekly and monthly charts, the color changes every year. This setting can only be used in Bar, Candlestick, Histogram and Points charts with the compressions Daily, Weekly or Monthly.

Intraday trading sessions

Different trading sessions can have different colors. If you for example set up four equal-length trading sessions, the color of the time series will change every six hours. This setting can only be used in Bar, Candlestick, Histogram and Points charts with Intraday or TickBar compressions.

Trends

Rising columns and falling columns are colored differently. These settings can only be used in Point and Figure, Three Line Break and Renko charts.

In Bar, Candlestick, Histogram and Points charts, you can also color the last bar or candlestick differently, depending on the last tick (rising or falling prices).

Note†††††††††††† In Line and Stair Step charts you can also color-code price relations, intervals and trading sessions when you clear the option Use only one color for Line charts under Tools > Options > Chart. In Kagi charts, you can then color-code trends.

To color-code price relations

Note†††††††††††† Price relations can only be color-coded in Finance charts, with the exception of Line and Stair Step charts.

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

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, the name of the symbol and then Line Style. For example: Pane 1 > EURUSD > Line Style.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select the option Use price relation in the section Type of security coloring.

▪†††††† In the section Border color, select one of the following options:

Traditional Candlestick

Only available for Candlestick charts. Traditional candlesticks use only a single color for both candle bodies and borders. If the Last price is higher than the Open price of the candle, it is shown as an empty candle (transparent fill); else, it is shown as a full candle of the chosen color.

Open/Last

The border colors depend on the relationship between the Open and Last prices of the data point: Choose a Rising color (Last > Open), Falling color (Last < Open) and Equal color (Last = Open).

Close/Last

The border colors depend on the relationship between the previous data pointís Close and current data pointís Last prices: Choose a Rising color (Last > previous Close), Falling color (Last < previous Close) and Equal color (Last = previous Close).

▪†††††† In the section Fill color (only available for Candlestick charts), select the option Open/Last or Close/Last (see above) and choose the appropriate colors for the bodies of the candles.

To color-code time intervals in end of day compressions

Note†††††††††††† Intervals can only be color-coded in Finance charts with the compressions Daily, Weekly or Monthly. In Line and Stair Step charts you cannot use interval coloring.

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

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, the name of the symbol and then Line Style. For example: Pane 1 > EURUSD > Line Style.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select the option Use interval in the section Type of security coloring.

▪†††††† Select a color for the first time interval (Color #1) and a color for the second interval (Color #2).

Note†††††††††††† The color used for the first time interval (Color #1) is also used for the text in the pane header. If you want to define a custom color for the header, check the option Custom header color at the bottom of the dialog. See also Changing the Font, Colors and Data of Headers.

To color-code intraday trading sessions

Note†††††††††††† Trading sessions can only be color-coded in Finance charts with Intraday or TickBar compressions. In Line and Stair Step charts you cannot use trade session coloring.

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

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, the name of the symbol and then Line Style. For example: Pane 1 > EURUSD > Line Style.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select the option Use trading session coloring in the section Type of security coloring.

▪†††††† The settings and colors for trading sessions must be set on the property sheet Trading Sessions. See Changing the Amount of Data Displayed in the Chart for details.

To color-code trends

Note†††††††††††† Trend coloring can only be used in Point and Figure, Three Line Break and Renko charts.

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

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, the name of the symbol and then Line Style. For example: Pane 1 > EURUSD > Line Style.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select the colors for Rising and Falling trends in the section Trend coloring.

To change the color of the last bar, candlestick or data point

Note†††††††††††† You can only use the Last bar color in Finance charts, with the exception of Line and Stair Step charts.

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

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, the name of the symbol and then Line Style. For example: Pane 1 > EURUSD > Line Style.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select the options Border and/or Fill in the section Last Bar Color.

▪†††††† Select the colors used for Rising, Falling and Equal prices.

To change the color of the rollover bar

Note†††††††††††† The Rollover Bar is only available in continuation charts. See Continuous Contracts / Continuation Charts.

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

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the chart pane, the name of the symbol and then Line Style. For example: Pane 1 > FDAX 2009H,CC > Line Style.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select a color used for the Rollover Bar.