Tick chart

Tick chart for USDCHF, 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 USDCHF is the currency pair of the U.S. dollar and Swiss franc and trades two currencies considered safehavens. Trading the USD/CHF currency pair is also known as trading the "Swissie." The pair is affected by factors that influence the value of the U.S. dollar and/or the Swiss franc in relation to each other and other currencies. Employment data and gross domestic product (GDP), from both countries, are some of the economic indicators that have a significant impact on the currency pair.Although after the SNB lifted the peg with its currency with the EUR back in January 2015, the CHF has partially lost attractive in turmoil times, with speculative interest more inclined then to buy the JPY or Gold. With sentiment in risk-off mode, the American dollar tends to weaken more than any other safe-haven asset.