Here is a list of online charting applications. They all run on your browser, chartingstation can also run on your desktop. I use the first one listed since it was the first one online and I’m used to it now. If I was to start fresh, I think I would go with chartingstation as they have less advertising on the screen real estate.
Take a few minutes and explore each of them. They are all free, free data from the BATSA exchange, meaning I wouldn’t trade intraday off those quotes but it gives you a great idea of where the market is. I mostly use it for my long term holding check, and to look at the US dollar index on the weekends.
In the end, pick one and stay with it.
by Worden brother. Although I like this, its heavy advertising and a push to upgrade or go with there platform TC 2000. I stay with the free version as it does what I need.
Community based, tons of features.
- Multi-screen end-of-day stock charting software
7 chart types (Candle, Point & Figure, Renko, Kagi, Heikin-Ashi, Line, High-Low)
16 drawing tools (Fibonacci tools, Gann tools, Channels, Andrew's Pitchfork, Text, Basic Shapes)
70+ indicators and chart transformations
Access 3 free stock data providers (Yahoo!, Google, MSN Money)
Load custom Comma Separated Value (CSV) files
Multi-platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Use from your desktop or web browser