TradingView adds Contract Switching icons to charts
To make it easier for traders to understand when a continuous futures contract switches, TradingView has added Contract Switching icons to charts.
These icons represent the switching dates for continuous futures contracts. Switching occurs on the trading day following the expiration day of the futures contract.
When clicking on the switch icon, a card opens:
On the card, you can see the following information:
- Date — the date from which the next contract will be active
- From contract — name of the expiring contract
- To contract — name of the next contract
If you want to see the chart of the contract, which is indicated on the card, just click on the name of the contract — and the chart will switch to this symbol. To go back, use the undo action with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z on Windows or ⌘+Z on Mac.
You can disable or enable the display of contract switching icons on the chart in the chart settings, on the Events tab. In the same place, you can turn on the display of vertical separators for the borders of contracts.
Contract switching icons are currently available on continuous futures contracts on all popular exchanges: MOEX, NSE, BSE, MCX, CME, COMEX, NYMEX, CBOT, CME. They will soon be added for other exchanges.
TradingView is constantly working to improve traders’ experience on its platform. TradingView has recently made adjusting the visibility of drawings and indicators on intervals a lot easier. Now traders can make changes with just a few clicks.
In October, TradingView introduced its new Auto Anchored Volume Profile (AAVP).
It displays only one profile at a time, starting at an automatically-selected point, and extends to the last bar on the chart. When a new period is reached, the previous profile is discarded and a new one begins, allowing you to focus on the most recent market activity.