Fondex cTrader Desktop 4.0 Offers Advanced Chart Features

02 March 2021

    We are happy to announce a brand-new update - Fondex cTrader Desktop 4.0. 

     

    The new version introduces Active Charts in conjunction with an increased range of hotkeys, a smart chart search and the ability to copy/paste chart drawings, as well as offers new opportunities for technical and fundamental analysis by means of FXStreet News and Autochartist integrations.

     

    The release also introduces a number of convenience-oriented features, including the ability to deposit and withdraw funds to/from Demo accounts, ability to duplicate charts, expand/collapse symbol tiles, chart keyboard events in API, as well as API changes for drawing events, chart activation/deactivation and many more, creating an entirely new level of a complete trading experience.

     

    Chart Toolbar with Active charts

     

    The Chart toolbar provides a single space to manage charts for uttermost convenience. Workspaces, Layout modes, Object manager, Chart Preferences, as well as favourite timeframes are now available on the top horizontal menu, above charts, for ease of use. 

     

    Additionally, the introduction of Active Charts, paired with direct hotkey application delivers a whole new trading experience. A trader can activate the chart by simply clicking on it, and gain the ability to change chart types and settings, zoom in/out, and apply favourite timeframes to the chart in a matter of clicks. 

     

    Chart Toolbar

     

    Hotkeys for Active Charts

     

    Some of the new hotkeys simplify the most common tasks in cTrader and others bring new useful features. You can find the list of all hotkeys and change default assigned keys in settings.

     

    1. Space - Open Smart Chart Search  
    2. Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V, Ctrl + X - Copy, paste and cut chart drawings 
    3. Ctrl + Tab, Ctrl + Shift + Tab - Switch between charts 
    4. Ctrl + Q - Show/hide side menu on the left 
    5. Ctrl + W - Show/hide Tradewatch at the bottom 
    6. Ctrl + E - Show/hide Active Symbol Panel on the right 
    7. Ctrl + N, Ctrl + Shift + N - Open new chart, attached or detached 
    8. Ctrl + D, Ctrl + I - Open Object Manager on Drawings or Indicators tab 
    9. Ctrl + A - Select all drawings 
    10. Ctrl + H - Hide/show all drawings 
    11. F1 - Open Help Center
    12. Shift + Drawing - Constrained drawing: 45 degrees for lines, rectangle, or circle 
    13. Ctrl + Drawing - Keep drawing instrument selected after finishing with drawing 

     

    Smart Chart Search

     

    Smart Chart Search is a new and quick way to alter symbols and periods, add cBots and indicators, or apply chart templates.

     

    Press Spacebar to start typing, then use Down and Up keys to select an item and press Enter to apply changes.

     

    Smart Chart Search

     

    Copy and Paste Chart Drawings

     

    Use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to copy and paste drawings between charts. Drawings are copied as a JSON formatted text, so you are free to share them with others.

     

    Copy Paste

     

    FxStreet News integration 

     

    The addition of FXStreet's latest news and trading updates that can be found on the ASP (Active Symbol Panel), ensures traders stay on top of market opportunities in real-time, without leaving their trading space. For further convenience, the news page is separated into General and Crypto, so one can focus on their market of interest with ease.

     

    FXstreet

     

    Autochartist

     

    The Autochartist Market Analysis tool can help you make more informed trading decisions, get acquainted with different technical analysis concepts, and gain extra validation of your own analysis.

     

    Autochartist identifies potential trade opportunities using Chart Patterns, Fibonacci patterns, and Key Levels. The analysis is generated per symbol, for a timeframe as low as 15 minutes, providing you with a graphical illustration and information on the direction of potential price movement along with the forecasted price.

     

    Autochartist

     

    Deposit and withdrawal to/from Demo accounts

     

    The ability to deposit and withdraw funds to/from demo accounts allows users to observe the real-life trading picture, as opposed to the usual demo funds option.

     

    Deposit and Withdrawal Demo

     

    Active Chart Settings

     

    You can configure to change the symbol in Active Charts from MarketWatch or TradeWatch. Additionally, you can sync Active Charts with the Active Symbol Panel for maximum convenience.

     

    Active Chart Settings

     

    Help Center

     

    The Help Center, located in the bottom left corner of your platform, combines Help Guides, What's New, cTrader.com, Open API, Useful Links, Contact and About cTrader, in a single place for your convenience.

     

    Help Center

     

    Expand/collapse symbol tile

     

    You can easily transform a symbol list into tiles in Market Watch. To expand/collapse a single symbol item, select the corresponding item in the right-click menu.

     

    Expand Collapse symbol tile

     

    Duplicate chart

     

    You can now fully duplicate a chart with the exact symbol, drawings, indicators, and settings by selecting Duplicate in the right-click menu.

     

    Dublicate Chart

     

    Chart Keyboard Events in API

     

    cBots and custom indicators can now handle keyboard events and assign custom hotkeys. Read more about the new Chart.KeyDown event and Chart.AddHotkey method here.

     

    Chart keyboard events in API

     

    API for handling chart activation/deactivation

     

    Only an active chart will get keyboard and custom hotkey events. New API allows tracking when a chart is activated or deactivated. Read more here.

     

    API for handling chart activation deactivation

     

    API changes for drawings events

     

    With the introduction of multiple selected drawings, the following events have changed:

    ObjectAdded, ObjectUpdated, ObjectRemoved, ObjectSelectionChanged. Read more here

     

    API changes for drawings events

     

    Sample Hotkey Trading

     

    A new cBot sample was added to demonstrate hotkeys API. With this cBot you can send market Buy and Sell orders, as well as close positions using configurable hotkeys. It can be used with Visual Backtesting for manual strategy testing.

     

    Sample hotkey trading

     

    Raise your standards with Fondex! 

     


    *The products advertised are only available to clients under Fondex Limited Seychelles (SDL No: SD037).

TAGS
#cTrader