Open Interest (ОІ)

Indicator showing the total number of open short and long positions under a contract for all traders regarding this instrument.

Note: The open interest is broadcast online only in the Russian market, and only for futures. Foreign stock exchanges cannot configure it on a real time basis because not all of them submit OI data online. Some stock exchanges submit this data based on trading session results, e. g. Chicago Stock Exchange. Some stock exchanges do not submit OI at all.

Indicator view on the chart.

To add and set up this indicator, open the settings window.


Panel – selection of the indicator position on the chart:

  • New panel.
  • Chart.

Open Interest

Visible – the option of indicator display on/off on the chart.

Scale - if this option is on, the scale is calculated automatically based on the minimum and maximum values of the indicator to fit the latter in the chart.

Up Candle Color- color setup of candles showing the OI growth.

Down the Candle Color - color setup of candles showing the closing of open positions.

Candle Border - color setup of candle borders.

Mode - setup of visual indicator display on the chart.

Two display options are available:

  • Candles
  • Bars


Show value - display of the indicator value on the left on the price scale.

Color - color setup of the Indicator.


Mode - setting the visual display of the indicator on the chart.

Three available options:

  • ByBar - shows OI for each bar
  • Session - counts the OI from the beginning of each trading session.
  • Cumulative - shows cumulative OI according to what is loaded on the chart.

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