The Live Charts widget shows real time prices for currency pairs, commodities and stocks and stock market indices.
Live Charts Commitments of Traders (COT)
The Commitments of Traders (COT) are based on CoT reports which are published by the CFTC each Friday on 19:30 GMT. Each CoT report includes a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC. There are several reasons why CoT charts provide valuable information about changes in the position commitments of traders:
• Flips in the overall positioning may be an accurate trending indicator
• Extreme positioning has historically been accurate in identifying FX market reversals
• Changes in overall number of contracts can be used to determine strength of trend
As the U.S. dollar is secondary currency of all futures contracts, the CoT chart for EUR represents statistics for EUR/USD. In a similar manner, the CoT chart for CHF represents statistics for CHF/USD. The full list of the currency pairs includes: EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, AUD, and NZD.
Live Charts Currency Indexes
The Currency Indices widget measures changes in the value of the currency by tracking the exchange rates of five of the most liquid currencies (USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF). The value of index is composed on an equally-weighted basket method which allocates the currency against its major counterparts over a selected period of time.
Such a methodology is optimal for understanding the strength or weakness of global Forex currencies. As many global currencies are used as a reserve or safe haven currency, the index tool allows you to assess the overall efficiency of your money savings. The end value of the index reflects the average return that is gained or lost if your currency portfolio consists of one single currency. By using the currency index tool, you can easily analyze and evaluate yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly trends on the currency market.
The Currency Index includes the following input parameters:
• Start Date represents a beginning date from which calculations are to be started.
• Base Date represents a basic date which is used as equivalent for comparison. The value of index at the base date is always equal to 100%.
• Number of days is a number of days which are shown on the chart from a start date.
How to use: select start date, base date and number of days to proceed to calculations.
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