This might be the first article on which are the technical analysis softwares or the tools for technical analysis. Most of these discussions are only part of our technical analysis training programs.
Before we start this one needs to realize the importance of having a basic knowledge of technical analysis , as without the softwares may not be of any use.
There was a time decades back when charts were drawn on paper and slowly we started getting a lot of softwares. Today one of the better business is to sell Technical Analysis Softwares then to use it.
So in this attempt to avoid people from buying useless and expensive technical analysis softwares we will focus on the best free ones. ( Softwares/ Automated Signals etc dont make money for you , if they would then why would they sell it. )
Will try to write quick posts on some of them as and when possible.
Gannalyst Professional 5.0
The software is designed for gann analysis which I dont have much of an idea although read quite a lot in initial days of technical analysis.
Even though the software has been made for gann analysis it has all the tools for classical technical analysis.
The most important feature is the software is compatible with most of the data formats like metastock, ascii, csv etc.
It does not provide inbuilt data like many other softwares but one can use this in offline mode unlike the other softwares.
Lets look at the steps on getting started with this.
You can download the file from this link - http://www.gannalyst.com/Downloads/index.shtml . Its barely 6-7 mbs.
Also can go through this tutorial made by gannalyst team -
You will need to subscribe for end of day data from any of the vendors. The end of day data for all indian stocks, global indices, commodites is available at a cost of Rs 3000 to Rs 8000 annually from various vendors. You can start a trial from the vendors we use by looking at this page http://www.nooreshtech.co.in/eod-data
Alternatively to test any softwares you can just download this sample historical data for Nifty 50 stocks updated from inception to today ( 11 Dec 2013 ).
3) Software Usage.
In this case am just putting up a few screenshots to explain how to use the software
On opening the software it gives you an option to donate or just go ahead. If you do like it donate
Portfolio or Folder Opening
-> Go to File New Portfolio
-> Browse through for your data folder.
-> In this example I have browsed through to my Nifty 50 folder and clicked on Sun Pharma.
-> You just need to click on line/candlestick/bars to decide the way you want to see it.
-> Click on indicators pane , select your indicator and just click on apply and its there on the screen.
The screenshot below will help you understand some of the utilities.
The software has all the basic tools you need like trendlines, indicators, time tools, retracements, adding text, saving as an image and most of the basics. Would recommend testing the above software.
If you are looking out for back testing , filters and automated tools ( i am not a fan ) than this software does not have it. But if you are looking out for a clean, simple, easy to load and install plain technical analysis tool then this is a good one.
-> One of the best features is the time and percentage tools it helps you find the % ge moves in peaks/troughs and even the time taken.
-> Save your portfolios and also templates and create defaults in this software and after some days of use this would be a good one.
In our next segment we may look into another interesting software – Chart Nexus and online websites like icharts.in , chartink.com and so on.
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