Definition of 'Footprint Charts'
A group of charts that provide price and volume activity together on one data point over a specified time frame. Footprint charts, provided by MarketDelta, attempt to provide traders with increased price transparency and a clearer picture of market activity, similar to that of a level II quote or depth-of-market order book.
There are several types of Footprint charts:
Investopedia explains 'Footprint Charts'
The goal of the Footprint charts is to provide both volume and price data to the trader in one data point so that the eyes need to focus in only one place. It also allows traders to see "within" the price bar to provide more transparency over a traditional chart.
Footprint charts are available through monthly subscriptions with MarketDelta in addition to requiring a data feed from a participating vendor.