Footprint Basics

Footprint charts allows you to observe market buy, and market sell pressure, at various price points.

There are currently 2 styles of Footprints within TradingLite, Footprint Profile and Footprint Cluster.

For both Profile and Cluster, there is the Default view and the Delta view.

It is strongly recommended that you try both Default and Delta views, to determine you preference.

To enable Footprints: Chart Settings > Official Indicators > Footprint Profile/Cluster


Footprint Profile

Footprint profile data is displayed within a standard candlestick.

In addition to the candle's Open, High, Low & Close;

  • The left side of each footprint candle is the market sells, at each price point
  • The right side of each candle is the market buys, at each price point.

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Displayed as a profile, the greater the value of market buys or market sells, the wider the colored row represented at each price point.


Footprint Cluster

TradingLite also provides Footprint Cluster which could be considered as a simplified version of the Footprint Profile.

As before:

  • The left side of each footprint candle is the market sells, at each price point
  • The right side of each candle is the market buys, at each price point.

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Footprint Settings

For both Footprint Profile and Footprint Cluster, there are configurable options available to suit your requirements:

  • Ticks per Row

    This value defines the number of price points that are grouped together to form each row within the Footprint.

  • Show Delta Only

    Selecting this option will provide the Delta for each row, that determines whether the market sells or market buys were more dominant, and by what value.

    Footprint Profile Delta:


    Footprint Cluster Delta:



As a core feature of TradingLite, we also recommend you take a moment to view at our in-depth Footprints Advanced guide.


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