Published analyses

Next to Articles section, Published analyzes constitute main publishing platform of www.finecharts.com website It is used for sharing information between users. Unlike Articles it is focused directly on the analysis of stock prices and thus has a major advantage: Prices in the charts are constantly automatically updated, so charts are always current, unlike one time articles. This is very useful in cases where the author always analyses the same graphs, for example the development of share indexes or commodities prices.

A published analysis is essentially a set of charts that can be annotated with the author’s notes, but can also remain without comments. Charts can show stock prices, commodities, bonds, indices, currency pairs. But they can also represent other data - such as the development of trader’s positions on the futures market (COT reports) or U.S. central bank activity (POMO operations, Security lending, TOMO Security).

Each user can not only read the published analysis of other users in the USER CONTRIBUTIONS section, he may prepare and publish such an analysis. There is no need to be afraid of it. In the simplest case, you can publish a set of graphs without any captions or comments.

In the following text, we will go through the steps of making an analysis, the options of future maintenance and information important to consumers - readers.


New analysis can be in the simplest and most practical way created in MY FINECHARTS / MY PUBLICATIONS section.

Figure 1: MY PUBLICATIONS subsection environment.

Sections, which the user is currently accessing, are highlighted with blue rectangles. The picture shows several analyses created and published by one author. To left of the name of each analysis is an open green padlock lock symbol - a sign that the analysis is published. Should there be a closed red padlock lock shown, it would mean that the analysis has not yet been published - that it still being developed by its author. In addition, the page provides an indication of the number of charts in every analysis, the number of responses (discussion contributions) and reader ratings. The last two buttons allow either editing or deleting contributed analysis. It is possible to remove an analysis only until it receives its first evaluation.

In the right side of the picture you can see the CREATE NEW ANALYSIS button. After clicking this button you will be forwarded directly to the environmental for creating new analysis.

Figure 2: Starting a new analysis – by clicking the CREATE NEW ANALYSIS button, you will open the entry forms for adding charts or entire directories from the MY DIRECTORIES section. The first step you should take is to name the analysis. For better reader orientation, you should briefly describe what the analysis will relate to. You must also define the TOPIC. Classifying an analysis into one of the topics (stocks, commodities, bonds, currencies, and funds) will enable readers to better find your post when using a filter. You can save analysis in progress at any time using the SAVE AS DRAFT button located at the bottom left corner. The new analysis will thus appear in the list of analyses in the user’s MY FINECHARTS / MY CONTRIBUTION / PUBLISHED ANALYSES section. However, it will not appear in the section USER CONTRIBUTIONS / PUBLISHED ANALYSES section among published analyses. In order for it to appear among published sets of charts, you would have to use the SAVE AND PUBLISH button.

It is necessary to mention one more important thing: The fact, that we can add charts to the analysis from a directory or even all of the charts from a certain directory it does not mean it becomes a link (or a clone) of a chart or a directory. Charts posted in the PUBLISHED ANALYSES section live a life entirely on their own lives, they are independent. You can later edit and annotate them independently of the MY DIRECTORIES section. Similarly, charts can be added directly in the graphic editor environment, and not from MY DIRECTORIES.

Suppose that you have processed the entry data and using the ADD A NEW CHART function placed two charts into the emerging set of charts (analysis).

Figure 3: The ADD NEW CHART function will get you into the graphical editor environment, where you can define the parameters of the chart – for what symbol, what time frame, indicators etc. After you process graph and click the INSERT button in the upper right corner, you import the chart into your analysis. In the same manner you can proceed with additional charts. 

After you have placed all the desired graphs into the analysis, you can save unfinished analysis as a draft (see previous functions description).

Figure 4: Analysis saved as a concept appears at the top of the user analyses list in the FINECHARTS MY / MY PUBLICATIONS / PUBLISHED ANALYSES section. The new analysis is marked with a red padlock to indicate that it is has not yet been published. You can delete an analysis in this stage at any time by pressing the pound symbol (right of the picture). The second button from the right on the line with the analysis title (symbol of a pencil), the analysis can be reedited - add or remove charts, modify chart properties, post comments.

Suppose that you placed two charts into an analysis in progress. The first chart is a chart of Net Short Commercials for gold + price ETF GLD (gold), the second chart represents a leading gold stock for shares of Newmont Mining (NEM). You decided to edit the analysis (using the pencil symbol above).

Figure 5: Editing an analysis in progress – in the picture you see that every chart placed into the analysis is numbered; the author can name each chart and in the large window above the chart can add a comment on its developments. Placed at the top left of each chart are three buttons allowing you to annotate a chart (EDIT), delete a chart (CLEAR) and modify chart properties – e.g. add or remove indicators etc. (CHANGE CHART).

Figure 6: Using the CHANGE CHART function - This button takes you to into the graphic editor environment, where you can change the properties of the chart. To insert the modified graph back into the analysis, on the Insert button in the upper right corner.

Figure 7: Using the EDIT CHART function - this button gets you into the chart annotation environment. You can insert into a chart a variety of symbols found in the annotation editor. By saving the chart when finished editing you will be returned into the analysis environment.

If you have edited all the graphs to your satisfaction, you can now SAVE AND PUBLISH the analysis. Thus, this analysis will appear in the first place among PUBLISHED ANALYSES in the USER CONTRIBUTIONS section. In addition, the originally red padlock symbol in the FINECHARTS MY / MY CONTRIBUTION section turns green – indication of publishing.

Figure 8: Newly published analysis in the MY CONTRIBUTIONS section

Figure 9: Newly published analysis in the USER CONTRIBUTIONS / PUBLISHED ANALYSES section

Figure 10: Open analysis in the PUBLICATIONS/ PUBLIC ANALYSES section - every reader who opens your post sees all the elements of your analysis. In the right column there is information about the author (which each author defines in MY FINECHARTS / USER PROFILE section), and there are also the names of all the charts. The advantage of this is that the reader can choose from among a number of charts, only those, which he wants to see. With two charts, this feature is not important, but if there are fifty charts, then it certainly makes sense. It is therefore important that the authors name charts, so the reader sees what each chart represents.

Figure 11: Another example of a list of PUBLISHED ANALYSIS with the list of charts in the right column.

It only remains to add that readers can rate each graphic analysis and may also add their commentary.

Figure 12:  Analysis evaluation is located at the end of each published analysis (set of charts).

Figure 13: Discussion contribution Form (located at the end of published analysis).

Poslední aktualizace: 13.6.2011