Thinkorswim Saving Flexible Grid Layout

Thinkorswim Saving Flexible Grid Layout


Hi, my name is Pete Hahn and thank you for watching this tutorial video. Be sure to visit WWW.HAHN-TECH.COM for the full library of video tutorials. I hope this video increases your knowledge and helps you become more efficient with this topic, whether for home or work. Please support this channel by sharing these video with your friends and colleagues. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. This series demonstrates how to configure and safe chart layouts on the Thinkorswim platform. Once saved, you learn how to duplicate chart layouts and distribute them across multiple monitors. You then learn to save this multi-monitor layout for future use. Here in part 2, you learn how to configure and save chart layouts in the Thinkorswim Flexible Grid screen. This is by far my most preferred screen for saving chart layouts. We will reuse the custom style saved in part 1. You will also learn how reload previously saved Flexible Grid chart layouts. Next I will show you how to do the same chart layout using the flexible grid. Selecting flexible grid from the upper left, you see displayed the standard default chart layout that Thinkorswim provides. I will begin by turning off the sidebar on each individual pane. I will click the third button to the right to remove the middle pane on the bottom. I will add, on the top, another pane so that I have two side by side. I’m going to turn of the sidebar on the new pane that was generated. Now I will turn off the control panels by selecting Customize Grid. Next, I will load some symbols from a watch list. I’m going to select Internals. That’s a watchlist that consists of four symbols. And the chart loads based upon that watch list. Now I will go ahead and use the style button, and load the style that we saved in the previous step. I will do that for each pane. [pause] [pause] [pause] Now I’ve got a special indicator that I use for the $TICK. I’m going to go to Studies, Edit Studies. I’m going to filter by User Defined. Then I will find the study that is called PlotTickUpper. I will double-click to apply that to the chart. I will hit Apply and Ok. [audible alarms sounding] Now we’ve got several days worth of data on here. In fact the chart is set to daily and I would usually view this in a five minute chart. The alerts that you heard and saw in the upper left, those are alerts that are built into this custom study. I will then left-click and zoom on the chart, so that I can load a single day worth of data. For the VIX I’m also going to change that to five minute. And I have a study for the VIX. I’ll go to Edit Studies. I will filter by User Defined. And I’m going to select one that is called RevBands_Hrly. I’ll double-click to add that. By the way, I’m going to remove the moving averages. That was part of the style that we saved in a previous step. I’ll hit Apply and Ok. And there is one adjustment that is needed here to the settings. [pause] And that is going to be in the equities tab. And I’m going to deselect Start Aggregations At Market Open. I will hit Apply and Ok. And that will return the indicator to solid lines. It’s showing hourly moving average and hourly reversion bands on a five minute chart. Next I will change the Up Volume / Down Volume to a five minute chart. I will do the same for the Advanced / Declining Issue. And then for each of these I will go back to edit studies and remove the moving averages. Again, those were included in the style setting that we saved in the previous step. So we’ll got to Studies, Edit Studies, remove, hit Apply and Ok. Studies, Edit studies, remove, hit Apply and Ok. So let’s make sure we’ve got the same amount of zoom on each one. I’m using the cursor here, the cursor synchronization. See it appear in the upper left, at the left edge of the upper left chart? And then I’ll left-click and drag. And now the bottom right chart will be zoomed in at the same level as the upper left. I’ll do the same to the upper right chart, zoom-in. And then I will do likewise on the lower left. Ok? So that’s going to be it for, uhm, this chart layout. I’ll go ahead and save it. Save Flexible Grid As. I’ll name this Internals Press save. And if I click back here were you can see the list of saved flexible grids I have. This is the one, the one labeled Internals, the one I just created. As a little bonus here I’m going to add in a study that I created. It’s available on the website. I’m going to link to it here in the description of the video. And this is something that allows you to place the name of the chart grid, on your chart. We’ll go ahead and edit the parameters, and we’re going to change the name to Internals. We’re gonna hit Apply and Ok. And you can that now the name of my chart grid that I saved is available to me, uh, I can see it right here in the upper left of the upper right chart pane. Now what I need to do is save that. Because, otherwise when you close the chart it wont save the changes. Ok so now you know how to configure and save your chart layouts for both the chart and the flexible grid screens on Thinkorswim platform. The next step I will show you how to populate four monitors and save that configuration so that you can populate your four monitors anytime after you log in. In this video we learned how to adjust various settings and controls in the flexible grid screen. You saw how to configure charts in the flexible grid. You then learned how to save and retrieve flexible grid layouts. In part 3 of this series, you will learn how to duplicate your saved chart layouts and position them across multiple monitors. You will then learn how to save that layout, so it can be reloaded at any time. Thank you for watching this tutorial video. Be sure to visit www.hahn-tech.com for the full library of tutorials. I hope this video increases your knowledge and helps you become more efficient with this topic whether for home or work. Please support this channel by sharing these videos with your friends and colleagues. Thanks and take care.


7 thoughts on “Thinkorswim Saving Flexible Grid Layout

  1. Can you explain why you are doing all of this and what all of those means?
    Can you like just pretend that you are talking to someone who doesn't know anything about investing and just make a series that explains little by little how to use thinkorswim?

  2. Hey Hahn-Tech I'm slowly becoming an AVID watcher. I will browse your channel soon enough but I'm wondering if you share your indicators and studies?

  3. Came here because I couldn't find how to get rid of the menus in the middle of each panel. Got the answer in under 2 minutes! Thank you !

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