The optimization chart shows you the current performance of your indicator. It includes your indicator’s value, and its function line.
- The three points on the chart show you the indicator’s baseline value, its current value, and its target value. Just look at these three points, and you can see your progress toward your goal.
- The line represents the indicator’s optimization formula—that is, the relationship between the indicator’s value, and its performance. Our default formulas, Maximize and Minimize, are both linear functions, so this will usually be a straight line.
- The relationship between an indicator’s value and its performance is not always linear. It might be binary, or it might be more complex. To create a different optimization formula, just select the indicator, open the Optimization dropdown menu, and choose “Editor.” The line on the optimization chart will change shape accordingly, to show you how the indicator’s performance will change when you change its value.