Advanced trading dashboard overview

Advanced trading is currently available to a limited audience and only accessible on web. We’re working hard to make this feature available to more customers soon.

Advanced trading gives you more robust tools to make better trading decisions. You have access to real-time market information through interactive charts, order books, and live trade history on the advanced trade view.

  • Depth chart: The depth chart is a visual representation of the order book, showing bid and ask orders over a range of prices, along with the cumulative size.

  • Order book: The order book panel shows the current open orders on Coinbase in a ladder format. 

  • Order panel: The order (buy/sell) panel is where you place orders on the order book. 

  • Open orders: The open orders panel displays maker orders that have been posted, but not filled, canceled, or expired. To view all of your order history, select the order history button and view all.

Price chart

The price chart is a fast and easy way to view historical pricing. You can customize your price chart display by time range and chart type, as well as use a series of indicators to provide additional insight into pricing trends.

Time range

You can see the pricing history and trading volume of an asset over a specific span of time. You can adjust your view by selecting one of the time frames from the upper right-hand corner. This will adjust the x-axis (the horizontal line) to see the trading volume over that specific length of time. If you change the time from the drop-down menu, this will change the y-axis (the vertical line) so you can see the price of an asset in that time frame.  

Chart types

The candlestick chart displays the high, low, open, and closing prices of an asset for a specific time frame. 

  • O (open) is the opening price of the asset at the beginning of the specified period. 

  • H (high) is the highest trading price of the asset in that period. 

  • L (low) is the lowest trading price of the asset in that period.

  • C (close) is the closing price of the asset at the end of the specific period.

Check out this guide on how to read candlestick charts for more information. 

  • The line chart captures an asset's historical price by connecting a series of data points with a continuous line. 

Indicators 

These indicators track market trends and patterns to help inform your trading decisions. You can select multiple indicators to give you a better perspective of an asset’s buy and sell price. 

  • RSI (relative strength index) shows a trend’s duration and helps you spot when it will reverse. 

  • EMA (exponential moving average) captures how quickly a trend is moving and its strength. EMA measures the average price points of an asset. 

  • SMA (smooth moving average) is like an EMA but measures the average price points of an asset over a longer period of time. 

  • MACD (moving average convergence/divergence) measures the relationship between the highest and lowest average price points. When a trend is forming, the graph will converge or meet at a specific value. 

Disclosures

Coinbase offers simple and advanced trading platforms on Coinbase.com. Advanced trading is intended for a more experienced trader and enables traders to interact directly with the order book. Fees vary based on the trading platform. Content in our trading and educational materials are for informational purposes and is not investment advice. Investing in cryptocurrency comes with risk.

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