If you are relatively new to stock market investing, you are probably looking around for a no cost stock charting solution. This is a wise move, when you develop your skills and become a power user of Stock Market Software you will probably choose a premium provider to best meet your needs.
But for now we have your top We selected the biggest hitters of the Stock Charting Community and pitted them head to head to make your life easier and save you the work. Each service was rated against 27 different factors. Those tools that offer the most in flexibility, usability, functionality and most of all being cost free made the top This year we have 2 review winner. The top 6 are worth an individual test to see which interface you like the most and what features match what you are looking for.
If you have limited time, you cannot go wrong with FreeStockCharts. This tool is way ahead of the pack. The Liberated Stock Trader uses Telechart , to screen, sort, and find winning stocks, and FreestockCharts also comes highly recommended. TradingView have a breathtakingly good interface, with top quality interactive charts and a wealth of indicators. Nothing to install on your PC, you can simply register and be able to maintain your own watch list and portfolio. There is a breaking news windows and also the ability to comment and share charts with the community.
They are very strong on the social community and that can be a big bonus when starting out. I am really impressed with this new entry for going straight in as a review winner.
It is a well rounded free service that even offers minute my minute data provided by the BATS exchange and even after hours price quotes. They also offer a premium service to rival the best software vendors out there. Check it out at www. Worthy of strong consideration are StockCharts. Worth commending are the sharp charts, which are visually very impressive, and its array of exotic indicators may excite the more advanced investor.
One thing to mention this service offers excellent Point and Figure Charts, which to my knowledge no other free service offers. Missing trend lines, rolling EPS, and a weak news service do not do it justice. They do also offer, like the other service providers, a monthly Membership service with increased functionality.
Missing a rolling EPS indicator combined with its lack of trend lines, takes it out of the reckoning for overall leadership. What I really like is the ability to plot breaking news for a stock on the chart itself this is really what sets it apart form the other charting tools.
Yahoo like Google offers no trend lines, but does offer 9 sub windows with a healthy array of indicators to plot in those windows. Yahoo has updated its interactive charting experience, it is a clean experience and full screen, so now it is actually very good indeed. Coming in higher than google in our review, Yahoo it seems, can do at least one thing better than Google.
CNN money fares well with all basic indicators available, but suffers from only 1 sub window and no ability to draw trend lines. Also the chart is only static, and non interactive format becomes highly annoying after a while, having to continually refresh the page to get new indicators plotted will make the experiences investor growl. Google finance suffers criminally in the weakness of its charting, scoring 13 out of 28 points, it is not all bad news.
The news reports can be overlaid on top of the stock price which is unique and valuable to the investor interested in how news plays out in the stock price. While the stock screener from MSN Money is in the opinion of the author the one of the best free screeners available, the charting software comes in poorly.
Lack of trend lines, Moving averages, OBV and index overlay mark it down heavily. However, with Membership you can get real-time stock quotes. They have upgraded the charting experience and now offer the ability to draw trend lines but the goodness stops there. Finviz used to be an excellent free service, but now it is all behind a paywall. To get access to anything good here in terms of an interactive free charting experience you will need to pay a handsome sum.
The market for Free Chart Services is competitive but there are some clear winners who offer a great free service and also additional add-ons for a fee. Good luck on your journey to find the tools you need.
Hi Zweli, the charts will actually plot during hours trading. Out of Hours Trading is usually excluded due to liquidity issues. Now that is a good question Zweli, it depends on your trading style and what you want to acheive. However, here is an article you might find interesting. How to use indicators effectively. About Contact Us Login or Register. Does the chart run for 24 hours? However, here is an article you might find interesting How to use indicators effectively.
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