Trend Arrow

Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Jul 25, 2020 05:35
Included in Professional Services Included in Enterprise Services


The Trend Arrow allows you to highlight the future direction of the market (in your opinion) mainly for use on reports.

*Note: This tool is only available with a Professional or Enterprise Services subscription (not Trader Services).*

To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Publishing tool group, and left-click on a point where you wish to start drawing the Trend Arrow. Next, left-click on the next point where you want the Trend Arrow to plot to and continue selecting points for the Trend Arrow to plot. Once you have no more points to add, right-click the mouse once. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.

Actions & Properties


Add Line Alert: Selecting this action will set a Line Alert based on the selected line.

Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Trend Arrow tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other Trend Arrow tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.

Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Trend Arrow to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.



Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.

Arrows: Sets whether an Arrow is only displayed at the end of the last line segment, at the end of each segment or no Arrow at all.

Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.

Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the Trend Arrow. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of each line.
Line Colour: Select this to change the colour of the Trend Arrow.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.