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Drawing on charts

An assortment of drawing and charting tools are available on Cryptowatch. Draw fibonacci lines and more directly on your charts.
Using drawing tools on the Charts page.

Cryptowatch supports an array of charting tools, including Free Line, Fibonacci Retracement, Time Cycle, and many more — 16 to be exact! Each of these charting tools can be found just to the right of any chart.

Select the tool of your choosing and start using it with a single left mouse-click. To change drawing tools, select a new tool from the icon list.

Drawings snap by default, but this can be disabled either by navigating to the Drawing menu or holding the Alt / Option key when drawing. Each charting tool is also equipped with its own hotkey.

Drawing Tool Hotkeys

Tool Name

Hotkey

Description

Crosshair

j

Displays specific candle information and price data, including:

  • Date & Time

  • O = Opening Price

  • H = Highest Price

  • L = Lowest Price

  • C = Closing Price

  • +/- % Price Change

This tool is also used to display indicator and overlay data.

Annotation

n

Inputs text, includes: bold, italics, text size, and placement lock options.

Line

l

Draws an individual trend line. Lines will always be correct as to how you drew them: try drawing on a log chart and switching to linear.

Extrapolator

x

Extends a line indefinitely in any direction.

Arrow Line

w

Draws an individual trend line with a single arrow.

Free Line

e

Free-form draws an individual line.

Horizontal Line

h

Draws an individual horizontal line.

Vertical Line

v

Draws an individual vertical line.

Parallel Lines

none

Draws an individual parallel channel.

Fibonacci Retracement

r

Draws a Fibonacci Retracement, by taking two extreme points on a chart and dividing the vertical distance by key Fibonacci ratios of 23.6%, 38.2%, 50%, 61.8%, 78.6%, and 100%.

Fibonacci Fan

f

Draws a Fibonacci Fan.

Fibonacci Arc

a

Draws a Fibonacci Arc.

Circle

c

Draws an individual circle.

Rectangle

u

Draws an individual rectangle.

Measure

k

Measures time (# of bars and duration) and price (+/- % and amount). Read more about our Measure tool on our blog.

Time Cycle

none

Draws time cycles. Used to identify cyclical chart activity, with recurrent high and low patterns.

To learn how to erase drawings, continue to Erase Chart Drawings.