Tick chart

Tick chart for EURJPY, showing each change in the ask or bid price. (If the spread is very tight then the lines may overlap, and only the ask line may be visible.)

As well as a plain tick chart, you can use the "Tick speed" mode to add an indicator showing how long it has taken for the last N ticks to happen. The lower the histogram, the faster the market is moving.

The "Timed" mode still shows each change in the ask or bid price, but the X axis of the chart is set to constant units of time. You can use this to view individual ticks while still being able to distinguish between fast and slow periods in the market.

The "Candles" mode draws tick candles. These are candles which form each time that N ticks happen, rather than being time-based.


The EURJPY pair is the abbreviation of the Euro against the Japanese Yen. The Yen is a historically low-yielding currency, making an attractive vehicle to fund carry trades where traders borrow cheaply in JPY to buy higher-yielding currencies, including EUR. Investors tend to favor carry trades at times of optimism about global economic performance and stability; and avoiding them at times of market stress. This makes EUR/JPY sensitive to swings in broad-based market sentiment trends. The pair usually finds volatility in economic news related to the Eurozone debt crisis as well as the extraordinary anti-deflation policy efforts from the Bank of Japan that were introduced in 2013.