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The day comparer
This excellent tool allows traders to visualize and compare daily market movements. The time frame of the main chart must be less than one day. 15 minutes is often used but all time frames are possible.
The advantages of the Day Comparer are:
Traders can compare the relative
size of market movements.
Traders see the size of the opening gaps.
Traders see how the (intra-day) volatility evolves.
Traders see how the market evolves during the day and over time.
Traders can compare selected periods of every trading day.
This example shows the Day Comparer for the DAX market index. The time frame is 30 minutes. Notice how the different days can be easily visually compared.
This example shows eight days on the S&P 500 CFD, which is quoted 24h/24. The time frame is 15 minutes.
This example shows the same eight days on the S&P 500 but set to display only the US stock market hours (15h20 – 22h00). The trader can choose which periods of the day he compares.
This example shows again the S&P 500. The time frame is 15 minutes. This trader compares only the first two trading hours of every day (15h20 – 17h20).
This example shows the EUR/USD forex pair. The time frame is 15 minutes. The EUR/USD forex pair trades 24h/24.
Some traders use these relative size charts to trade on!