Charting software for trials with historical data

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Old Mar 2, 2004, 10:00pm   #1
 
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Charting software for trials with historical data

I am just starting out in the trading world and after reading many threads on this incredibly useful site I feel my initial approach should be:-
1. further research of technical analysis
2. practising on historical data with a good charting package

So I'm after advice on a versatile charting package that comes with loads of historical data so I can experiment for a while developing my strategies before committing to a monthly subscription. I presume most systems have a trial version that has most functionality included?

I am after a package that contains as many of the following as possible:
- trendlines
- moving averages
- stochastics
- bollinger bands
- RSI
- MACD
- volume
- ability to code own indicators

Which market is not really too important at this stage, though ultimately I'd like to analyse both UK & US stocks. EOD data will be sufficient.

All advice much appreciated!
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 10:15pm   #2
 
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Thumbs up US Stocke etc

try free trial www.prophet.net Best on the Web by far

also see tech an charts on yahoo

try this

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=^DJI...a=ss,w14,vm&c=
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 5:51pm   #3
 
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Tradestation and Metasotck both allow you to do this. If your into automatic trading (coding and building your own system), then you should go for Tradestation 2000i. I believe there is a demo version of Metastock. And yes, they do come with:

-trendlines
- moving averages
- stochastics
- bollinger bands
- RSI
- MACD
- volume
- ability to code own indicators

If I find the demo I will post it here
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Old Mar 4, 2004, 2:50pm   #4
 
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Thumbs up IT Locus has a great product

Try
http://charting.itlocus.com
They have a demo and they have a special offer for the full product for 9.99.

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Old Mar 4, 2004, 3:47pm   #5
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www.futuresource.com was also quite good last time I looked at it, but that was some months back.

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Old Mar 7, 2004, 12:16pm   #6
 
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Found it - http://www.sharework.de/e_metastock.html
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 1:09pm   #7
 
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If you haven't already done so have a trawl through the software guide which has only recently been reinstated - sorry that the links are not running properly yet.
Have a look at Wealth Lab developer for comparison with others. Ability to code own indicators on eod restricts choice a bit
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