Maybe you want to closely monitor several symbols at once. Instead of opening a separate chart, time and sales, options matrix, news, quick quote or market depth document for each of the symbols, you can create a price page that contains all of the symbols, create the other documents, and link them to the price page. This means that whenever you select a new symbol on the price page, the linked documents will also display this symbol (for news documents, only news stories that include the symbolís ISIN or ticker are displayed).
Note†††††††††††† You can also link documents to the price page view of a time and sales document or to a watch list in the same way as shown here. See also Linking Documents to Time and Sales.
The following example will show you how to link a chart to a price page. For other documents (time and sales, news, market depth, options matrix and quick quote), this works in the same way. You can even link several documents to one price page.
For time and sales documents containing multiple symbols, only the first symbol
in the price page view of the time and sales document can be linked to another
For options matrix documents, the underlying symbol is linked to the price page.
▪†††††† Create a price page with all the symbols that you want to monitor. See Opening Symbols in New Documents.
▪†††††† Open a chart for one of these symbols. See Opening Symbols from Existing Documents.
▪†††††† In the chart, right-click on the time series (bars, candles or other data points) and choose Link, and then choose the name of your price page.
▪†††††† In the price page, double-click on any row header to switch to row highlight mode.
▪†††††† To switch symbols, simply click on another symbol in the price page.
Note†††††††††††† In linked charts, you can also use the up and down arrow keys of your keyboard to switch between the symbols of a price page. This behavior can be deactivated with the option Use arrow keys (Up and Down) for navigating through linked charts under Tools > Options > Chart.
Behavior of chart objects in linked charts
When you link a chart to a price page, its symbol (time series) is changed whenever you select a new symbol in the linked chart. The data compression and visible panes always stay the same for every symbol; the chart type is remembered per symbol, if changed. Chart objects behave in the following way:
▫†††††† Studies, like indicators or signals, are shown for every symbol of the linked chart.
▫†††††† Drawing objects, like trend lines or Pivot Points, are only shown for the symbol where they were drawn. This means every symbol can have its own drawing objects.
▫†††††† Chart overlays are shown for every symbol of the linked chart.
Row highlight mode
Row highlight mode is indicated by a red arrow in the row header of the active row. To switch between normal mode and highlight mode in a price page, you have to double-click on any row header.
In highlight mode, you can switch between symbols in linked documents by clicking on a symbol in the price page or using the arrow keys of your keyboard.
Note†††††††††††† When you link documents to a watch list, you cannot use the row highlight mode. To switch between symbols, you have to click on the row header of the symbol.