Introduction to the Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge® Chart tool

Introduction to the Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge® Chart tool

The Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge Chart tool makes it easy to see graphical representations of a security’s performance, including a number of features that help you customize the experience. In addition to five chart types (mountain, bar, line, candlestick, and point & figure), you can apply symbol overlays, draw trend, support, and resistance lines, and leverage more than 30 customizable studies Tooltip .

Use this tool to view vast amounts of data, identify potential trade opportunities, and analyze price and volume movements in real time.

Key features

  • Chart tasks—The tool offers two right-click menus that give you access to tasks, such as opening, closing, and managing your charts.
    • Tab menu—Right-click any tab to access this menu. In this menu you can close, duplicate, save, rename, create, and open tabs.
    • Screen menu—Right-click within the Price Chart to access this menu. This menu gives you access to the functions under the tab menu as well as allowing you to quickly access other tools for the current chart symbol. In this menu, you can load the Trading and Symbol Hub tools, create alerts and conditional orders, and view news for the current symbol.
  • Chart settings—Use the Chart Settings panel to customize your charts. Select chart types, styles, colors, and more.
  • Chart studies—Chart studies use a stock's price movements, volume, and other historical information to find patterns that may indicate shifting price trends.
  • Chart lines and objects—Draw a variety of objects, including trend lines, Fibonacci lines, annotations, and other shape objects.
  • Overlays—Use to compare your current chart to another symbol by adding the symbol as a line chart that overlays on the current chart.

Chart styles

The Chart tool offers five different charts styles, so that you can view data in way that makes sense.

  • Candlestick—This chart represents price movements of a security for a specific time interval. Each candlestick represents a time interval based on the settings you have chosen.
  • Bar—This chart represents price movements of a security for a day or time interval. On bar charts, the left rung indicates the opening price of the stock and the right rung indicates the closing price of the stock for the day or interval. The top and bottom of the bar represents the high and low for that day or interval.
  • Line—This chart displays as a simple line graph based on the stock's closing price. 
  • Mountain—This chart displays as a simple line graph with the space beneath shaded in. This chart is also based on the stock's close price.
  • Point & Figure—This unique style of chart offers an alternative to time-oriented charts by giving a view of the symbol, based purely on price movement.

Chart tool limits

You may display up to 20 charts across the screen with up to 20 tabs in each Chart tool. You can also save up to 20 tabs to the application.

How to get started with Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge® charts
Introduction to Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge®
Introduction to Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge® tools
How to customize a Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge® tool display
How to work with Schwab Advisor StreetSmart Edge® tool tabs

Help guides
Help with the Chart tool

For additional questions about the application, call an Advisor Services Trading Representative at 800-930-4379, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET.

For advanced features and chart customizations see Help with the Chart tool.