Comments on: The new type of stock chart http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ProfLogic http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-18825 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:33:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5469#comment-18825 I invented volume bar charting 7 years ago. Having researched them and published a few articles on them I can honestly say they are far superior to time based bars because they do not contain any inherent variable aspect like typical charts contains. The markets are traded in volume, NOT TIME. The problem with getting the industry to look at this chart type is that a majority of “market professionals” are closed minded. Thanks for opening the door a bit.

Wm Schamp

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By: REDruin http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-18719 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:03:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5469#comment-18719 Giving I had a moment wrapping my head around it, you could make it more interesting and clear by then warping the scale of one into the other. Like bending the vertical lines so the time lines on the bottom shift to their counterparts’ exact time above. That would clearly illustrate the compression factor (multiple activity bars into time slots when active, fewer when not), without having to go thru and count minutes between % bars on the bottom. Probably a bit more complex then a normal graph, however.

==Bob D.

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By: Greycap http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-18717 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 13:36:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5469#comment-18717 Re smoothness, the interesting question to me is whether when time is measured in trade volume, volatility appears more stationary. Sorry, I should know the answer to this but I don’t! I’ll look into it if I get the time.

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By: jdanielwright http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-18716 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 13:26:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5469#comment-18716 RussAbbott is right – the process only lends itself to ex ante analysis. It is such an interesting diagram, thank you for sharing Felix.

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By: RussAbbott http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-18713 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 05:32:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5469#comment-18713 You can’t make this sort of graph until the day is over. Before that you won’t know what percentage of the day each hour of trading produces.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/the-new-type-of-stock-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-18703 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:13:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5469#comment-18703 It does seem “smoother”, however I would guess the reason for this is the difference in plotting styles. When you plot with hi/low bars you get a “thick line” result that tends to hide smaller bumps.

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