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I am new to your software via Scottrade to TD Ameritrade. I really like what I see so far. I have a couple of questions for you. When I draw a horizontal line I do not see anywhere in the parameters to enter a specific value. It is tough to do with a mouse looking at the value on the right side. Also how do I go about getting scans for say MA crossovers, prices closing above MA & prices making new highs, such as a 20 day or 50 day high or low?  Thanks 

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with regular trendlines, you cannot specify the absolute value manually.  What you can do is add "Horizontal Line" Indicator, then in the indicator properties you can either specify an absolute value, or set it to always show one of the computed values (or stuff like high/low, etc)

Scans are done on a portfolio - click on the SCANNER tab.  You would need to define a scan first with the criteria that you wish.  We have lots of docs for this online - 

https://www.medvedtrader.com/trader/WebHelp/index.html?placing_the_scan_on_the_portfo.htm

as well as a few Youtube vids - https://medvedtrader.com/youtube

 

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Jerry, 

 

      I see that but that puts it on all the charts, I need it for individual charts to show a certain area. Am I missing something? 

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indicators are placed on whatever chart you put it on. not synced across all charts. Not sure exactly what you are seeing if you have it on all.

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Huh? since when? Are you saving the chart settings and loading them on others or something? And horizontal line indicators that are pegged to an absolute value are not synced even when you do save /load layout on another symbol. 

I need to get the log file to see what the problem is. Please do the following:

Go to FILE / HELP => Send Log/Settings to support menu (from Dashboard or Portfolio)

And add the Post URL in the comment.  Do not check any check-boxes.

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Done, thank you. I think we must be talking about 2 different things. Once I add my moving averages to a chart, I should not have to add them to each chart right?  They should show up on all my daily charts. 

I appreciate your help sir

 

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No, any settings and indicators you add to a chart are for that chart only.  You can sync open charts or save and load templates on the TEMPLATE tab

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Hmmm, ok. I did save a template, but when I add the horizontal line it is definitely on more than that chart. I have checked it several times.  I sent the file you requested. 

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I see that you have the open charts “Linked”.  The settings I referred to are for the chart window. If you have it linked and just switch symbols in it, then most indicators will stay on the window as you change symbols, be it by typing them in or via the linked symbols functionality.

I thought you had many chart windows open and when you added the horizontal line indicator on one, it added it on the other – that would have been a problem.

with linked charts, your only option to do lines that are specific to a particular symbol is to do trendlines.  To make the trenline perfectly horizontal, you can hold down the SHIFT key while drawing it.  in your situation I would use the Horizontal Line indicator only if you want to peg it to some calculated value - High, Low, last, VWAP, etc.

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