Cryptowatch offers a variety of popular technical overlays and indicators. Each can be enabled or disabled on any price chart via the Analysis menu.
Overlays are a type of technical indicator that appear on the price chart directly.
Indicators are similar to overlays, but they appear below the chart in their own respective panels.
You can add an analysis tool to your chart by clicking it in the analysis tool list. When you do, the selected tool is added to the left-hand side of the menu under the SELECTED section.
To remove an analysis tool, click the small X next to it in the SELECTED section of the menu.
Each individual analysis tool is labeled by type and categorized. To filter the overlays and indicators, click the filter icon, found in the top left corner of the panel.
Analysis tools can also be sorted further by relevance or alphabetically (A-Z and Z-A). You may also search for specific overlays and indicators by using the top input field.
On the right side of the menu you will see an information panel for the selected tool. There are three tabs in the info panel:
Customize the tool's input parameters, such as the periods of the EMA indicator
Change the colors of the tool's components or remove the components altogether
A brief description of the analysis tool. Also has a link to more information online, as well as the tool's underlying formula.
While each analysis tool has its own set of parameters (and default settings), the Inputs tab lets you customize these inputs and parameters.
Clicking the Default button under the Inputs tab reverts these parameters to their default setting.
The Style tab provides further customization options to the selected analysis tool.
To enable/disable a specific parameter, click the checkmark next to it. Using the above image as an example, it would be a specific MA (moving average).
To change the color of the parameter, click the colored box. A small panel will open with color changing tools. If you know the hexadecimal code for your color you can input it in the bar above the color wheel.
When updating the color, the following buttons are available:
Reset: resets color to the default setting
Cancel: cancels any changes and returns to the Style tab.
Apply: saves any changes and returns to the Style tab.
Clicking the Default button under the Style tab only reverts these colors to their default setting.
The Info tab provides a brief description for the specific analysis tool, as well as an image of what it looks like.
To learn how the analysis tool is calculated, click the Calculation button and the (often scary looking) calculation will appear.
If you click More info, you’ll be redirected to an external website that will describe that analysis tool in significantly more detail.