Chart Map

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.

Price Chart

(left of Market Depth Chart & below Watchlist Bar, left-to-right / top-to-bottom)

Label

Description

Navigation Menu

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.

Candlestick Period

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.

Exchange Homepage

Opens the Cryptowatch homepage.

Analysis Tools

Opens the Analysis tools menu, where you can add indicators and overlays to your charts (eg. EMA, Volume Profile, Bollinger Bands, etc.)

Chart Style

Opens the Chart Style menu, with options for the graph/candle style, y-axis scaling, etc.

Drawing Options

Opens the Drawing menu, with options like “Clear all drawings” and “extrapolate [lines] by default”.

Chart Snapshot

Takes a sharable snapshot of your chart, including drawings and indicators. The snapshot can be shared directly to the Chat.

Fullscreen

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.

Overlay Info

Information from your chart overlay tools (eg. EMA, Bollinger Bands) at the point in time where your crosshair tool is hovering.

Open

The open price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.

High

The high price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.

Low

The low price of the candle your crosshair tool is hovering over.

Close

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.

Last-Traded Price

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.

Drawing Tools

This bar contains tools for drawing on the charts. There are Fibonacci lines, simple shapes, parallel lines, and more.

Indicator Info

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.

History Scrollbar

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.

Indicator Y-axis

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)

Label

Description

Site Navigation

Opens a menu with links to other internal pages on Cryptowatch, as well as our external properties (Guides, Blog, etc.)

Search Bar

The search bar lets you search through all pages, exchanges, markets, and assets on Cryptowatch.

Home

Navigates to the Cryptowatch homepage.

Charts

Navigates to the Charts page (you are already here).

Assets

Navigates to the Assets page.

Exchanges

Navigates to the Exchanges page.

Markets

Navigates to the Markets page.

Correlations

Navigates to the Correlations page.

Desktop

Navigates to the Desktop download page.

Pricing

Navigates to the Pricing page.

Theme

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.

Portfolio

Navigates to the Portfolio page.

Credits & Account

Opens options regarding your Cryptowatch Credits and allows navigation to account-related pages.

Settings

Opens the Settings menu.

Utility Belt

(right bar, top-to-bottom)

Label

Icon

Description

Watchlist

Opens & closes your Watchlist in the Utility belt. You can organize your favorite markets here.

Alerts

Opens & closes the Alerts tool in the Utility belt. You can manage or set new price, volume and TA alerts here.

Chat

Opens & closes the Chat features. Traders with Cryptowatch accounts can choose a nickname, enter a chatroom and join conversations with other traders.

CLI

Opens & closes the Command Line Interface. Offers a place to input advanced controls to Cryptowatch.

Onboarding

Opens & closes the Onboarding checklist. Completing the checklist results in free Credits.

Changelog

Opens & closes recent Changelog entries. Clicking any entry will open the Cryptowatch changelog page in a new window.

Trading Panel

Opens & closes the Trading Panel. Traders who have connected their exchange accounts can submit trades to markets on connected exchanges.

Status Indicator & Link to Status Page

Indicates Cryptowatch’s current status. Clicking the Status Indicator will open https://status.cryptowat.ch/ in a new window.

Watchlist Bar

(below Site Navigation bar, left-to-right)

Label

Description

Watchlist Bar

Shows markets in your watchlist, complete with the market pair (currency pair) and the information listed below.

Watchlist Asset

The base currency (asset) of one of your watched markets.

Market Pair

The currency pair of one of your watched markets.

Last Price

The last-traded price in one of your watched markets.

24h Change

The 24-hour percent change of the price in one of your watched markets.

Order Book

(left of Utility Belt, top-to-bottom)

Label

Description

Increase/Decrease

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.

Ask Side

The ask (sell) side of the order book. All pending asks are on this side, with the nearest portion visualized by the order book.

Bid Side

The bid (buy) side of the order book. All pending bids are on this side, with the nearest portion visualized by the order book.

Last-traded Price

The price of the most recently-executed trade in the current market.

Price Level

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.

Cumulative Price

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.

Click here to learn more about the Order Book.

Trades History Feed

(below Order Book, top-to-bottom)

Label

Description

Current Time

The current local time (to you), represented in 24-hour time.

Newest Trade

The top of the Trades History Feed shows the most recent trade to occur in the current market.

Price of Trade

The price column shows the price the most recent trade executed at.

Trade Volume

The volume column shows the volume (amount) of the asset exchanged in each trade.

Time of Trade

The time that each trade in the Trade History column occurred.

Click here to learn more about the Trades History Feed.

Market Depth Chart

(left of Order Book, top-to-bottom)

Label

Description

Market Depth Span

Changes the amount of the order book represented by the market depth chart.

Ask Depth

The ask (sell) side of the order book, visualized by volume and price.

Bid/Ask Midpoint

The midpoint between the top of the ask side and top of the bid side. Doesn’t indicate trade data, just the middle price between these two data points.

Significant Price Level

Price levels with significant order book volume are highlighted here.

Bid Depth

The bid (buy) side of the order book, visualized by volume and price.

Click here to learn more about the Market Depth Chart.

Watchlist Panel

(below Market Depth Chart, left-to-right)

Label

Description

Last Price

Shows the last-traded price of a market in your watchlist.

Watchlist Market

Shows the exchange and currency pair of a market in your watchlist.

24h Change

The 24-hour percent change in price of a market in your watchlist.

24h Volume

The 24-hour trading volume of a market in your watchlist.

Click here to learn more about the Watchlist.

Expand/Collapse Bars

(labeled at bottom, left-to-right)

Label

Description

Expand/Collapse Watchlist & Market Depth Chart

This bar spans from the top-to-bottom of the Charts page. Clicking any point in this bar will expand or collapse the Watchlist and Market Depth Chart panels.

Expand/Collapse Order Book & Live Trades Feed

This bar spans from the top-to-bottom of the Charts page. Clicking any point in this bar will expand or collapse the Order Book & Live Trades Feed panels.

Expand/Collapse Trade Panel

This bar spans from the top-to-bottom of the Charts page. Clicking any point in this bar will expand or collapse the Trading Panel.