Is there a way to have 1Year candlestick Periods?

Discussion in 'Interactive Brokers' started by roca, Aug 2, 2020 at 12:31 PM.

  1. roca

    roca

    Hey guys,

    Is there a way to customize the candlestick periods? TWS lets you chose only daily,weekly,monthly.

    Is there a way to have 3M,1Year Periods?
     
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  2. Dazz

    Dazz

    buy really fat candles.
     
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  3. KCalhoun

    KCalhoun Sponsor

    There's SO many jokes we could post lol
     
  4. Can do it in TradingView. Have to sort of roll yer own period.
    yearcandles.png
    As you can see I pulled down the menu for candle length and at the bottom you can create a custom one. See where it says 1 then minutes then add? Change 1 to 12, minutes to years and click add. Then look under 1 month. The 12 month appeared after I clicked on add and you can see in the chart that SQQQ is now displayed in 1 year candles. I have a paid subscrip to the site but you can sign up for a free account and maybe you can do that, maybe not. Give it a try!

    Honestly I really like TradingView. Very cool charter and scanner. I wish TV and IB would get their act together so I could trade my IB account through TV like I do my Alpaca account.
     
  5. roca

    roca

    Thanks a lot!! Yes I see it but its only available for paid subscribers! Yea me too tradingview is the best charting software. OR maybe if IB can fix their TWS software or improve it -_-
     
  6. %%
    Yes;
    for candlecharts, monthly +[ yearly=1 fat candle for12 months]. most data providers of mine dont allow a candle of 12 months]YAHOO does have 12 month candles but their data has many goofs.] barchart.com has good longer term charts...……………………………………………………..
     
  7. roca

    roca

    for candlecharts, monthly +[ yearly=1 fat candle for12 months] What do you mean by that? There is no 12months candle for TWS? Yes Yahoo charts are bad and barchart doesnt have early as well
     
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  8. SunTrader

    SunTrader

    Been years since I used TWS so I forgot but does it allow for ASCII files to be plotted. If so, push out that data. Rejigger it to time frame you want. Re-import it.
     
  9. roca

    roca

    What is ASCII?
     
  10. SunTrader

    SunTrader

    google says:

    An ASCII File is a file that contains unformatted ASCII text: only characters, numbers, punctuation, tabs, and carriage return characters. You can create and edit an ASCII file using Microsoft Notepad. If you save it with the txt extension .