Futures Chart Functions
Note: for both intraday and end-of-day futures quotes clicking on the contract will bring you to a futures chart for that contract. The far right column, "links" gives you quick access to the detailed contract, chart, options, technical analysis, and opinion (in that order) for that contract.
While the futures chart application may seem complicated at first, the top right search box and dropdown filter options give you direct access to all of the functions. Within the futures chart will be links to each of these functions in places where they are appropriate, but don't let the array of options become overwhelming. Below is a summary of what futures trading information each filter/ option includes.
Intraday Futures Quotes
Shows you prices for each month that a contract is a available. The prices shown are last, change, open, high, low, volume, previous settlement, and time.
End-of-Day Futures Quotes
Shows the same information as intraday quotes, but for daily prices. However, this view also includes the open interest for that contract.
Detailed Contract Quote
Returns detailed information about a given futures contract, like:
- The last 5 days of open, high, low, prices
- Earnings Per Share over the last year or so
- The last 5 days of price earnings ratio movements
- The number of new highs, percent change, and number of new lows over the last 5-days, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, 12-month, and year to date.
You can choose a different option – OPINION – which brings you to the technical analysis of the contract and what the indicator suggests (buy, sell, or hold). There are many indicators and opinions featured that are broken down into short-term indicators, medium term indicators, and long term indicators. Each grouping is given a percentage opinion (i.e. 75% sell), and the overall technical analysis weighted by all indicators is also given a percentage opinion.
Futures Contract Chart & Futures Options Chart
A powerful futures chart application (or options charts) with an extremely wide array of options. In the most basic sense, you can view a contract's price movements over a period of time. This futures chart can be viewed as a bar, line, area, Cdl, or hollow Cdl chart. The current view of your chart can be quickly downloaded as a PNG, and you can save charts to be quickly viewed later, making it easy for you to develop complex analysis patterns to access later.
The time period can be set from over several decades to down to the minute. Hovering over a point on the chart will give you the exact time and price.
The power lies in the fact that you can have the chart display many different technical indicators – far too many to list here. When you add an indicator the chart sets default values for any customizable parameters for that technical indicator, which you can change yourself. The chart also gives tips as to what that particular indicator is useful for.
Technical Indicators for Contract
View technical indicators for an individual contract over time. The following technical indicators are included on this page: moving average, price change, percent change, average volume, raw stochastic, stochastic %K, stochastic %D, average true range, relative strength, percent R, historic volatility, and MACD oscillator.
Intraday Options Quotes
View the options available on futures contracts for any given month, with information about puts and calls from their expiration date, the price of the contract they're on, the price value of the option point, the premium, the current, and the strike.
End of Day Options Quotes
Same information as above on futures options, but end of day prices.
Futures Contract Specifications
View the futures contract specifications for an individual futures contract, including information like the exchange it is traded on, trading month and units, tick size, daily limit, trading hours, last trading day, and the value of one futures or options unit. This is also referred to as the "Profile" of the contract in other parts of the chart application.
Choose up to 15 contracts to create your customizable set of quotes for comparison.
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