Sierra Chart is a leading realtime and historical charting and technical analysis software program for the financial markets. Sierra Chart has a large set of indicators and tools. You can also create your own custom indicators and systems using spreadsheets, Excel, or the API. Or use ones developed by other Sierra Chart users. It is widely known for it's solid and highly customizable design. Sierra Chart supports data from outside services.
It has its advantages
Stable and Simple, Helpful Support
Within a couple of days I was comfortable enough to hook up with my trading account and move to simulated and then live trading.
Happy with the value of the service and the helpfull Support Board.
Very friendly trading software
Good charting and reliable.
My system uses IB, Sierra Chart and a company called SC Magic to back fill the data files. It's all done by ftp and only takes a couple of seconds to download, automatically connecting to Sierra Chart and IB afterwards.
SC Magic charge 10 euros per month for this data which is unbelievably good value. The only drawback is the lack of futures available to download but they say they are going to increase this soon and just need an email request to get the ball rolling.
I'd recommend both programs to anyone trading futures.
there are a wide range of indicators, including all the popular ones.
however, you do need to find a data provider, unless your trading platform is compatible.
it is very functional and takes getting used to because there are not any user friendly toolbars with configurable buttons. everything works through a series of drop down menus and hotkeys.
it's very 'hardcore' and is more suited to those that want to trade than those who want good looking sofware.
Data feed options are Mytrack for realtime and backfill, or Interactive Brokers for real time (free with a trading account)
For all you sad indicator freaks ( waste of time IMHO ) there is everything you can think of plus the ability to write your own.
Well worth the money.
I really like the package, it's the nearest thing to Sharescope quality charts I have seen. Very configurable and flexible and good value for money. I have tried a couple of other RT packages like IRT and fsXtra but the charts are nowhere near as nice to use.
Recommend it highly.
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