General Configuration

Configuring Preferences

Looking at the Configure Preferences options in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Creating and Editing Watch Lists

How to Create and Edit Watch Lists, including how to add symbols/instruments and columns to Watch Lists in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Working With Quote Sheets

How to Create and Edit Quote Sheets, including how to add symbols/instruments and display groups of symbols/instruments in Quote Sheets in the MotiveWave trading software.

Creating Custom Layouts

Choosing a layout template and creating custom layouts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Working With Panels

Accessing, Creating and Using Panels in the MotiveWave trading software.

Working With Pages

Accessing, Creating and Using Pages in the MotiveWave trading software. If you do not have access to the Pages feature on the Console (meaning you have the Charts, Charts Plus or Trade Edition without the Advanced Charts Module), see the Working With Panels video for how to access the Account, Trade history, Orders, Positions, Scanner, and Optimizer panels.

Trading Hours

How to change Trading Hours in the MotiveWave trading platform, including turning on Extended Hours/After Hours Data and creating your own custom trading hours.

Email Configuration

Configuring Email for use with Alerts in the MotiveWave trading software.

Changing the Look and Feel

Changing the look and feel of the MotiveWave trading platform. This includes changing window themes and bar themes, as well as creating custom window and bar themes.

Changing Font and Icon Settings

Changing the size and look of Fonts and Icons in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Bar Sizes

Selecting and changing bar sizes, as well as creating custom bar sizes in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Cursor Data

Viewing Cursor Data on hover, in a Cursor Panel on each chart, or in a separate Cursor Data Window in the MotiveWave trading software.

Importing Data

How to import data in CSV, ASCII or Metastock Database formats into the MotiveWave trading platform, including how to set up an automatic import of an updated data file.

Exporting Data

How to export data out of the MotiveWave trading platform.

Managing Analyses

How to manage analyses (Primary and Alternate) in MotiveWave, including creating a new analysis, opening an analysis, renaming, deleting, and exporting analyses in the MotiveWave trading software.

Import & Export Analyses

How to export and import analyses (Primary and Alternate) in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Custom Tools

How to create custom tools based on an existing tool and add it to a toolbar in the MotiveWave trading software.

Tool Groups

How to create custom tool groups (your own list of tools, which can be existing tools or your own customized tools) and add it to a toolbar in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Tool Bars

Looking at the Tool Bar configuration options, including the different locations to place a Tool Bar and how to customize what’s in the Tool Bars in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Order Presets

How to set up Order Presets in the MotiveWave trading platform for a specific asset class (stock, index, futures, forex, etc.), or for a specific symbol. Includes setting the default order type, time in force, offsets, default quantity and increment for order sizes, and creating your own custom default quantity size.

Managing Templates

How to access Manage Templates to rename or delete templates, how to reorder (change keyboard shortcut), and how to import templates in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Object Viewer

How to access and use the Object Viewer in the MotiveWave trading software.

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Reviewing built-in keyboard shortcuts, as well as the ability to change the built-in keyboard shortcut to something else, or create custom keyboard shortcuts for other tools and functions that don’t currently have a keyboard shortcut (under Configure>Preferences>General Tab>Keyboard subtab).

Visibility

How to set visibility for components, like trend lines, to only show on certain time frames and how to set those visibility options as defaults for every time you use the component in the MotiveWave trading software.

Commissions

How to set up a Commissions structure for an asset class (example Stocks) or an individual symbol in the MotiveWave trading platform. Commissions can be set up to be calculated by MotiveWave using the simulated account, in Replay Mode or as part of Strategy Backtesting.

Ticker Tape

How to configure the Ticker Tape feature, including selecting the symbols you want to see, setting the order of symbols, formatting options, speed of ticker tape, and how to turn the Ticker Tape on and off in the MotiveWave trading software.

Time and Sales

Overview of the Time and Sales Panel, including how to access the Time and Sales Panel, setting number of rows and location of the panel, setting colors, min/max trade size, the aggregated period, highlighting Big Sizes and formatting those rows, showing a grid, and refreshing and locking the Time and Sales Panel in the MotiveWave trading platform.
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