Let’s highlight the features of tickrs with some images of the software in action.
We can specify multiple ticker symbols from the command-line. For the images below, we started the program with the command:
tickrs -s JPM,PFE,IBM,GOOG,AZN.L,COST,DOCU,INTC,BDX,BLK
At the top are tabs for the 10 stock tickers we chose. Below the tabs are single key press toggles.
We’re showing a chart for Pfizer stock over a current day. There’s the facility to change the charting period from 1 day up to 5 years with the list at the bottom.
By default, the program shows a line chart. Press c to change to a candlestick chart. This type of chart is used by traders to determine possible price movement based on past patterns.
We can also see the trading volumes for a specific stock by pressing the v key. The image below shows the trading volume for Pfizer, Inc.
The software also supports Kagi charts. The Kagi chart is a specialized type of technical analysis that uses a series of vertical lines to illustrate general levels of supply and demand. Kagi charts change direction when there is a price reversal of a specified amount, or more. This type of chart, having no regard for time, offers the advantage of reducing noise. Noise is a particular drawback of traditional candlestick charting methods.
You’ll notice that none of the charts above display time on the X axis. This functionality is available by pressing the x key.
The summary screen is particularly useful as it lets us monitor multiple stocks simultaneously, rather than traversing through the tabs. In the image below we’re monitoring 4 stocks. We’ve restricted the number simply to make the image a reasonable size.
Here’s another summary chart, this time we’re showing the stock movements over the past 6 months.
There’s also support for options.