There is perhaps no other category of investment software that offers a more diverse collection than the realm of technical analysis software. There are scores of programs on the market today, ranging from basic charting software to programs that generate buy and sell advice based upon astrological cycles. Faced with these many choices, it is important to identify what type of analysis you wish to accomplish with the software. From there, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the features and functionality of various software packages to find one that meets your particular investment and analysis needs.
The goal of this comparison article is to introduce you to some of the more popular “mainstream” technical analysis programs currently on the market. The programs included here all analyze stocks, provide some level of charting, and contain technical indicators. Furthermore, each of these programs can be used for end-of-day analysis, while some also handle intraday data, either on a delayed or real-time basis.
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