Computerized Investing > September 3, 2011

iChartist for iPad

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by CI Staff

Over the last several months, we have reviewed numerous investment apps for the iOS and Android in this space. One of our biggest complaints, as investors who use charts, is the lack of charting modules for mobile investors. Therefore, we were excited to get an email introducing iChartist for iPad, which offers data from Barchart.com. This app, which costs $13.99, provides desktop-quality charting and technical analysis on your iPad.

Free Delayed Quotes & End-of-Day Charting

iChartist offers users delayed intraday quotes and end-of-day charting. Quotes for indexes, stocks, futures and forex are delayed 20 minutes. The app’s Quote Screen lets you divide symbols by customizable groups and displays last quote, bid/ask (when available) and dollar and percentage change for the day.

Tapping on a symbol brings up the Chart settings window, where you can customize the chart for that symbol. You have a choice of five chart types, including line, candlestick and open-high-low-close bar chart. Using the free data feed, you can choose between daily, weekly and monthly charts. Once you have created the chart, you can zoom in and out by “squeezing” or “spreading” the chart with your fingers. You can also apply any of over 20 technical indicators, which are fully customizable. There are also several drawing tools at your disposal, including horizontal lines, Fibonacci retracements and trendlines.

Real-Time Data

If you are in need of real-time quotes and intraday charting, you can subscribe to Barchart.com’s market data feed. The equities and forex feed costs $69.95 a month while the forex-only feed costs $39.95 a month and the equities feed is $29.95 a month. Barchart.com’s data feed supports a number of exchanges, including all U.S. equities, S&P and Dow Jones indexes, CME, CBOT and more.

Overall

The iChartist for iPad offers the best charting for the iPad we have seen thus far. The $13.99 price tag might scare off some users, but we can’t argue with the price after seeing the charts and technical indicators the app offers. If you are a serious trader, support for real-time quotes and intraday charting is an added bonus.

iChartist for iPad
Technical Trading Solutions Ltd.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ichartist-pro/id445332417?mt=8&ls=1
$13.99


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