Setting up Yahoo Finance Charts

Setting up Yahoo Finance Charts

today I'm going to show you in Yahoo Finance how to set up some basic indicators everybody welcome back to drawbridge finance my name is Levi woods and this is an opinion channel about money today one of my questions comes from a viewer who wants to know how to set up simple moving averages in Yahoo Finance now I did this video before on Google Finance but that feature is no longer available so this is an updated version on what I'm using now let's look down at the screen so we go down to Yahoo first thing we're gonna do is click on finance once we get here we're gonna be able to search for a ticker so what we want to do is look at this chart so the first thing I'm going to do is go full screen what this is showing this is a line chart if we look at the settings how this is set up default we've got a vent that shows the dividends down at the bottom and gray background stripes literally just gray back on stripes and right now we're looking linear which means we're looking at it in dollar value so you can see like eight dollars and 86 cents what's the last close you can see that price appear eight dollars and 86 cents and this is $1.39 $50 cat that price that's showing you what the average price was over a 50 day period relative to the stock price on that current day in history back in July the price was trading less than the 50-day average now we're gonna add two more indicators again moving average 200 simple I'm gonna change the color this time let's make this red click Save 200 days this is a longer timeframe so there's less movement in the arc of that line the next indicator we're gonna add is exponential but again moving average 20-day period and make this green and in type we're gonna make this exponential what exponential means is that it's going to move a little bit tighter to the actual stock price and there we go so there's green and you can see because it's only 20 days and exponential it really follows quite closely to what the actual value was that's it that's all I do and I have because I login to yahoo this is my default setting I have this 200-day 50-day and 20-day showing all the time and if you want to make a change to it say you want to change it for some reason to different number of days ten or change the color you can just go up and change it they show right here and if you scroll back through the chart it actually shows you that price of what the 200-day 50-day and ten day were in this case and we're gonna change this back now before we go I'm just gonna show you one more thing and that's a comparison so this is a stock say we're looking at the one year it was trading around $8.50 last year and it's trading at 886 it's barely up any over the course of the year let's do a comparison to something else say the SP why I just did a video recently on SP why we click on comparison you could literally compare it to any other stock one of the index features here is S&P 500 so click on that click Save you'll notice that this automatically changes this from dollars to percentage because you can't really compare a stock dollar to dollar unless they're in the same range it's much easier to compare one stock to another stock using percentages if we look at this one year chart which you can see indicated here the moving averages are still for the kWh stock that we're looking at but you can see that it's added in here we've got this spy edition and then the simple moving averages and the exponential moving average for the kwh we've added just this one blue line and they start down here one year ago at zero over time the spy has gone up 22 percent kWh has only gone up 3.6 3% now I know that kwh play is a huge dividend it's like eight and a half percent so you have to factor that in the spy only pays a two percent dividend so spy would have made a 24 percent return and kWh would have made a around 12 just over 12 percent return anyways that's the tip for today how to set up simple moving averages exponential moving averages and using comparison remember it really helps my channel if you leave a like or a comment below thanks so much everybody let get rich together

26 thoughts on “Setting up Yahoo Finance Charts

  1. Levi…..THANK YOU !!! Quick, simple yet adequate detail. I tried to plot the 200 simple. But when I try to change the date range for example to the lost decade that ended 2010….. yahoo changes the interval from 1 day to 1 minute. When I tried to change the interval back to day, it changed the time frame of the graph and no longer shows the lost decade. No problem if I elect one the date ranges first shown on the website ie 1 year, 5 year or max. it just happens when I customize the date range. And THANKS again for the video.

  2. Hi mate. Great vid, but everytime I log out of my account or close the yahoo website the chart settings and technical indicators are removed or reset. How do I prevent this?

  3. Hey this video was very informational but I’m having a hard time understanding what the purpose of knowing the average price of a stock what can we use that for? Is it like anything below the average is where u should buy a share or what?

  4. In the Full Screen chart, when I compare different stocks, what does the percent on the vertical axis mean? It doesn’t show the actual percent of that that stock

  5. Curious with the Cryto currency declining.. it's a good time to purchase.. my opinion is that it's going to correct itself within a year. What type of charts are you using to track BTC, ETH, as to when to purchase and when to sell?

  6. Hey do you have a Solution why my indicators won’t save? It resets it every time I logout of my yahoo account. Thanks

  7. Another good vid! I listen to a lot of Podcasts on finance and what they all really lack is teaching people how to use the tools required to analyse and process information so that we can make decisions. They always proclaim plenty of times 'do a lot of research' but no one really guides listeners on how or the thought process / flow of logic and decision making. I really like your how-to's and how you share your practices and thought processes involved. More of this!

  8. How can i draw a line on the chart? I see the Draw button, but when I click on the chart, can't seem to get a line drawn.

  9. Any tips on how to use MAs as indicators when to buy/sell? For example when 20EMA crosses over 50MA and vice-versa, or is 200MA vs 50MA better? Any though will help, trying to understand when to get in. thanks

  10. Thanks for the great video Drawbridge. My computer crashed and I got a new hard drive. Pre hard drive, Yahoo Finance Charts loaded. Now can't seem to load Yahoo finance charts. Using windows 7 reinstalled. 64 bit. Shows "Loading interactive charts" and a spinning whell but won't load. Can you help Drawbridge? Javascript is enabled in browser. What else could be wrong? Thank you.

  11. I have a list of mutual funds in a yahoo portfolio. How do I take all those funds and put them in a comparison chart all at once and then Save the Chart so that I can glance at how they are doing (e.g. % mutual fund gain) over the course of various times (3 mo, 6 mos, 1 year etc). Is there a way to simply call up a chart with all these funds that are listed without having to type them in each time?

  12. looks limit just trying this out today and limited on adding other indicators on indicators.. nice layout though

  13. Levi, Have been watching off and on for months, this is an interesting video, do you have one that shows that to do with these, and why did the one use exponential versus the others at linear.

  14. Levi, thank you for taking some time out of your life to share your knowledge and tips with us. . .it is greatly appreciated. I hope other people can share in the comments what methods they have been using as well. . .research first. . .

  15. That was great Levi. Thanks a lot for your time and knowledge. I'm completely new at investments and 20 years behind…but I guess it's never too late to start.

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