This Guide categorizes and explains each piece of data you'll find on a Cryptowatch Chart.
The Charts page on Cryptowatch is absolutely loaded with information that, to a new trader, may seem overwhelming at first glance. This Guide deconstructs the Charts page into its smaller parts so that you can gather information quickly and trade more effectively.
Labeled Cryptowatch Chart
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The image above labels all the major data indications on the Charts page so you can quickly clarify anything you need to know. Below, these labels are expanded into brief definitions.
The text below each section header tells you its location and the order in which the labels above will be defined.
(left of Market Depth Chart & below Watchlist Bar, left-to-right / top-to-bottom)
Opens the markets navigation menu, where you can quickly find other markets in the current exchange, with the current market’s base currency, or on your watchlist. The search bar also allows you to search all markets on Cryptowatch.
Changes the period of time each candle represents (1 Minute 1M up to 1 Week 1W)
Add to Watchlist
Clicking the star adds the current market to your watchlist. Clicking again removes it.
Takes a sharable snapshot of your chart, including drawings and indicators. The snapshot can be shared directly to the Chat.
Makes the Cryptowatch window fullscreen.
Candle Date & Time
When hovering your mouse over a candle with the crosshair tool, this area will update with the date & time of that candle.
Hide/Show Overlay Info
Toggles info from overlays (eg. EMA, Bollinger Bands) from the point where the crosshair tool is hovering.
Information from your chart overlay tools (eg. EMA, Bollinger Bands) at the point in time where your crosshair tool is hovering.
The open price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.
The high price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.
The low price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.
The close price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.
Open to Close % Change
When hovering your mouse over a candle with the crosshair tool selected, the percent-change in price from open to close appears here.
Visible High Price
The highest visible price on the chart is highlighted and shown. Moving the chart to view a new high price will change it.
Visible Low Price
The lowest visible price on the chart is highlighted and shown. Moving the chart to view a new low price will change it.
The last-traded price in the market is highlighted on the price axis (y-axis). The color denotes whether this price is higher or lower than the previous last-traded price: green means the price went up, red means it went down.
Price at Crosshair
The price level wherever your crosshair tool is hovering will be highlighted here.
Price Axis (y-axis)
The price axis (y-axis) of the chart ranges up and down, with higher prices above and lower prices below. The scaling of the price axis can be changed in the Chart Style menu.
This bar contains tools for drawing on the charts. There are Fibonacci lines, simple shapes, parallel lines, and more.
Information pertaining to each active indicator is available in the top-right of that indicator’s window.
Time Axis (x-axis)
The time axis (x-axis) ranges right to left. The current time is to the right, and time passed is to the left. This scale changes based on the candlestick period selected.
Time of Candle at Crosshair
The time wherever your crosshair tool is hovering in the price chart will be highlighted here.
The History Scrollbar shows a simplified version of the chart for quickly navigating forwards and backwards through the market’s history.
Candle Countdown Timer
Shows the remaining time for the current (rightmost) candlestick period.
The y-axis of each indicator is dependent on the type of calculation made by the indicator. The y-axis of the volume indicator in the image above measures the amount of the asset traded within each candlestick period.
(top bar, left-to-right)
Opens a menu with links to other internal pages on Cryptowatch, as well as our external properties (Guides, Blog, etc.)
The search bar lets you search through all pages, exchanges, markets, and assets on Cryptowatch.
Theme selector — switch between light and dark mode when on the standard theme. Clicking the dropdown arrow opens the theme selector/customization tool for choosing existing themes or creating new custom themes.
Shows markets in your watchlist, complete with the market pair (currency pair) and the information listed below.
The base currency (asset) of one of your watched markets.
The currency pair of one of your watched markets.
The last-traded price in one of your watched markets.
The 24-hour percent change of the price in one of your watched markets.
(left of Utility Belt, top-to-bottom)
Order Book Price Grouping
Increases or decreases the grouping of prices in the order book. The lowest setting lists only unique prices in the order book. Every grouping level higher clumps order book volumes together based on specific price intervals.
The ask (sell) side of the order book. All pending asks are on this side, with the nearest portion visualized by the order book.
The bid (buy) side of the order book. All pending bids are on this side, with the nearest portion visualized by the order book.
The price of the most recently-executed trade in the current market.
The price level for pending orders in the order book. This shows unique price levels when the Grouping is on its lowest setting.
Volume at Price
The volume (amount) of the base asset waiting in pending orders for the current market, at the price directly to its left.
The combined volume of the base asset waiting in pending orders from the top of the order book (highest bid/lowest ask) to the observed level.