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  • Review of FreeStockCharts.com 5 comments
    Jul 31, 2010 12:59 PM | about stocks: AAPL, GS, JPM, WFC, BAC
    by Jeffrey Lin
    http://marketHEIST.com


    FreeStockCharts.com (formerly BestFreeCharts.com) is, in my opinion, the best free stock charting software.  Actually, I believe FreeStockCharts.com is head and shoulders above most stock charts by online brokers on their websites and other expensive stock charting software. If you’re still usingYahoo! Finance for charts and checking the price of a stock, you’re living in a cave (no offense to the Geico Caveman).

    FreeStockCharts.com’s parent company, Worden, took their flagship charting software package TeleChart 2007 (a.k.a. TCnet) and opened it to the public free to use. For many professional investors and traders, TeleChart 2007 is the top choice for charting software. FreeStockCharts.com has a database of over 7000 stocks.

    *Note: Latest 15-minutes of real-time data is provided by the BATS exchange that currently accounts for 12% of market volume.

    The top 3 features that set FreeStockCharts.com apart:

    1. Real-Time charts and data for over 7000 U.S. stocks, some foreign markets, all major forex pairs, and market internals data (such as the NYSE advance/decline statistics Mark Haines announces every morning on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street). Make big watchlists of stocks you’re interested in and see all of the price changes in real-time.

    2. Browser-based desktop-quality stock chart software right in your browser. No more worries about downloading, installing, and updating software. We are entering the age of cloud computing where all the expensive equipment and software are stored on some far away server.  All you need is to turn on your browser, on any computer from anywhere, and access all your data online. Google is doing it to email with Gmail, tradeMONSTERhas done it with the first browser-based broker & platform, and Worden is doing it to stock charting software with FreeStockCharts.com.


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  • ddstocks_info
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    I use FreeStockCharts for charting and trading and I've discovered that FreeStockCharts.com's opening figures are incorrect on a lot of stocks, not all of them, but many of them, thus making them unreliable. They generally are off between one and ten cents. I've addressed it with them and was told that the Data department would be addressing it, and thus far they have not. Could this be something you can address from your end? Thanks, DA
    29 Sep 2010, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • TheAvatar
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    Not only the opening figure, but the closing figure as well. The data feed is suspect, but their charting platform is fantasic.
    2 Mar 2011, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • marketHEIST
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    Author’s reply » they do publicly say that the data feed for purely free charts is sometimes supplemented by the BATS exchange if data from the main exchanges aren't there. bit.ly/evlIjL but if you just pay a few bucks for the datafeed (Called "Almost free stockcharts") the rest works the same and superior to most broker's charts out there.
    4 Mar 2011, 07:38 AM Reply Like
  • presinc
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    Hi,

     

    I am a novice trader and was looking for a free online charting program. Is this still one of the best free ones and has the prices discrepancies been resolved? I don't day trade but trade monthly. Any comments or updates is appreciated. Thanks!
    28 Jul 2012, 07:13 AM Reply Like
  • presinc
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    I am a novice looking for a free charting web based charting program and wondered are these issues resolved already? I'd appreciate any comments.
    28 Jul 2012, 07:13 AM Reply Like
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