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How to link charts with module linking

The majority of modules within the Next Generation web platform, for example watchlists, charts, client sentiment, Reuters news and order tickets, can be linked together to make navigating the platform features easier and more efficient. Learn how to access our module linking feature and apply it to your price charts for seamless trading. Watch the video below to get started.

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What is module linking?

When trading with CMC Markets, our clients have the option to link two or more modules together in order to display your data all in one place. When two or more modules are linked together, changing the product in one will automatically change the product shown in the others.

​​The linking option and indicator will appear in the top right of the module if available. Simply click one of the four boxes, representing four different colours, to include that module within a group. If linking is available on your chosen module, you can edit linked groups by selecting/deselecting colours in the module header, or via an additional option within the module's context menu.

How to link charts on Next Generation

As an example, you could link a watchlist, trading chart, client sentiment tool, Reuters news feed and order ticket all linked together as a 'blue group'. To change one of these to another module, simply click find the product name in the product library and the platform will update all of the linked modules to show the new product.

Note: You can also click on the product name within the product library and positions screen to change the group's product. You can also change the product displayed within a module or linked group by using the search icon in the headers of the modules.

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Rules of module linking

When module linking is attached to charts, there are a few rules to be aware of.

1. You can link multiple charts to the same group:

  • If you link an existing chart to a group containing another chart, the product in the added chart will be updated to match the group's product. There can only be one product displayed per linked group.
  • All technical analysis tools, drawing tools and settings from the current group will be applied to the newly linked chart.
  • However, the interval of the new linked chart stays the same, so you can view multiple time intervals quickly and easily.
  • Almost all of the functions applied or changed on one chart within the group will automatically appear within the other linked charts, including drawing tools, technicals, chart type, patterns, presets, crosshair, dynamic lines and advanced settings. Previous functions will be cleared. There are a few exceptions including time interval, timeframe​, reset view, hide/show drawing tools and trade plots.

2. Charts linked to a watchlist will automatically load the saved chart containing your previous analysis, if one is available.

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