is a chart used in that shows , and momentum and trend directions for a security or investment. It is designed to provide relevant information at a glance using moving averages (tenkan-sen and kijun-sen) to show and crossover points. The "clouds" (kumo, in Japanese) are formed between spans of the average of the tenkan-sen and kijun-sen plotted ahead (senkou span A) and a plotted midpoint high and low (senkou span B).
The cherry on the top, for this private version: is when you want to get a predetermined count in natural “units of time" as minutes, hours or days, in any graph you could get a static average, and this count will be automatically respected. For example, an average could be configurated to know a trend per day, week or month... or whatever comes to mind, and at every single chart that you move through (5m, 15m, 1h, 4h, etc), you will see the same average to make your own "trend analysis" into a micro/macro market view.
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Note: The previous calculation example is not the default, the parameters can be adjusted according to the criteria of the merchant.