About Continuation Charts

A continuation chart is a chart with an artificial time series, built from the daily time series for active and expired contracts. A continuation chart  takes portions of each contract going back in time, and displays those portions as one chart (one time series). It allows you to define what portions of the historical data will be used, and also allows parameters to be applied to the history.


A continuation chart relies on both current and historical data (a history of expired contracts). Therefore, if a continuation chart is built for a symbol with no historical data, the chart will look exactly like the front month.


A continuation chart is created by choosing the Futures Continuation tab in the Symbol Selection dialog box, choosing the symbol root, and then defining the parameters to apply to the data.


With a continuation chart, you may:



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