Historical Qcharts

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Champion, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. On QCharts how do you direct access specified historical charts, say INDU?

    I can drag backwards from current day/period. But that is a pain.
    I can't find any directory on QCharts for historical charts.

    I would be grateful for some guidance on this aspect.
  2. I don't think there is one.

    Some suggestions that you might not have tried:

    Use the CTRL and left arrow keys to scroll big chunks.

    Decrease spacing.

    Change to the next 1-2 longer time frames.

    All three.
  3. Inandlong thanks for the tips on quicker ways to get back to historical days on QCharts.
  4. A remote tangent to the thread title...........

    Does QCharts offer continuous futures yet? When I left them about nine months ago they did not, and that was one of the big reasons for my switch.
  5. I'm a subscriber to Qcharts and was unaware (until someone answered that question for me on ET) that by checking the "All Sessions" box you can chart futures like ES a/h. I'm assuming that's what you're looking for.

    Incidentally, what are you currently using for continuous futures charts?
  6. I mean historical futures data, such as T-notes back to 1980. I emailed their customer service and they said they weren't planning on adding it in the near future, but that was about nine months ago.

    I currently use Tradestation for charting and data.
  7. Futures have contract months. But the continuous futures charts in charting programs like E-Sig will combine the months for you and attempt to switch months at the volume shift with a unique symbol Generally "tier 3" providers with their own ticker plant can offer this.

    The symbol in E-Sig for the ES is ES #F...the MiniDow is YM #F.

    Michael B.