Adding an Overlay to an Indicator

All StockCharts members can chart overlays of indicators. (This option is not available for non-members' charts.) If the Advanced Options area isn't visible, click the green triangle icon to make it appear.

First, use the Overlay dropdown to select the overlay you want and modify any parameters if necessary. Then, click the Update button.

Below is an example of how to add a Simple Moving Average to the Price Indicator.

  1. Select the Price indicator from the dropdown menu. For this example, we have chosen $SPX as the parameter.

  1. Select Simple Moving Average from the Overlay dropdown in the Advanced Options. If the overlay has parameters, they will automatically populate with the “default” parameters for that overlay; however, you can customize them with your preferences. In this case, we left the parameters with the default of 50 days. For more details about the available parameters for each overlay, please see our SharpCharts Parameter Reference.

  2. Click Update.

The finished chart should look similar to the one below.

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