# What is a 512 tick chart?

## What is a 512 tick chart?

Trading Tool #1 – Tick Charts A tick chart is simply a way of looking at the markets based on the # of trades that take place, versus a traditional time based chart where you’re looking at trades over time. So a 512 tick chart means that after 512 trades occur the candle closes.

## What is a tick in thinkorswim?

Tick charts represent intraday price action in terms of quantity of trades: a new bar (or candlestick, line section, etc.) is plotted after completion of a certain number of trades (ticks). This aggregation type can be used on intraday charts with time interval not greater than five days.

What is a 500 tick chart?

What is a Tick Chart? A Tick Chart draws a new bar after a set number of trades, for example after every 500 trades. Conventional (i.e. time-based) charts draw a new bar after a set period of time, for example after every 5 minutes.

### What is a 1000 tick chart?

A 1000 tick chart creates a new bar every 1000 trades, regardless of how many contracts/shares were traded in those 1000 trades.

### Are tick charts better for day trading?

The one-minute chart provides more price bars before 9:30 a.m., but the tick chart creates more price bars during the day—when there is a higher number of transactions—essentially creating a higher “resolution” view of price moves. One chart type isn’t necessarily better than another.

How do you read a tick indicator?

The index measures stocks making an uptick and subtracts stocks making a downtick. For example, there are roughly 2,800 stocks listed on the NYSE. If 1,800 stocks have made an uptick and 1,000 stocks have made a downtick, the tick index would equal +800 (1,800 – 1,000).

#### How long is a tick in trading?

Tick size is the minimum price increment change of a trading instrument. Tick sizes were once quoted in fractions (e.g., 1/16th of \$1), but today are predominantly based on decimals and expressed in cents. For most stocks, the tick size is \$0.01, but fractions of a cent may also occur.

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