Forum Archive Index - March 2002
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[sharechat] Online Charting
A very good web based free charting facility can be found at
Bar or line graphs are selectable, as well as Japanese Candlesticks. Data for
over 10 years is available. Periodicity can be daily, weekly, or monthly, even
Intraday for US stocks. You are able to draw trendlines and support/resistance
levels on screen. Charts are printable. Price scales can be linear or
logarithmic. Chart data for countries other than NZ are updated intraday.
Many countries are supported. Enter the code of the stock you wish to chart as
follows :- Enter USA stocks as IBM New Zealand stocks as NZ:TEL Australian
stocks as AU:TLS UK stocks as UK:ABC etc. There is an online Users Manual.
This site provides an excellent introduction to many of the tools of Technical
Analysis, without any financial outlay.
Indicators available for the Interactive charts include :-
Comparative Relative Strength
Moving Averages (Simple and Exponential)
Moving Average Crossover (2 or 3 lines)
Moving Average Envelope
On Balance Volume
Parabolic Stop and Reverse
Price Rate Of Change
Relative Strength Index
Stochastics (Fast and Slow)
If you select Volume+ the volume bars will be colour coded depending on whether
the Close was up or down from the previous day.
If you want to draw trendlines or support/resistance lines, you will need to
use the Java chart version. This also offers the choice of Linear or Log Price
Click on "Chart Help" to access the online users manual.
These notes were written by Phaedrus for incorporation into the Sharechat
Education "Learning to Invest" series, under "Technical Analysis", Part 6,
Online Charting. Revised 5/3/02.
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