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Real-Time / Delayed Data (Continuous Feed)

This category includes data services that provide a continuous stream of pricing data, whether the transmission is instantaneous or delayed for 15 to 30 minutes.
Product Name (Company)Website
ActiveTick Platform (ActiveTick LLC)www.activetick.com
Bloomberg Professional Service (Bloomberg)www.bloomberg.com
CQG Integrated Client (CQG, Inc.)www.cqg.com
DTN.IQ (DTN)www.interquote.com
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
EZE Software (EZE Software Group)www.ezesoft.com
Genesis Financial Data (Genesis Financial Technologies)www.tradenavigator.com
Kinetick (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
MetaStock XENITH (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
NASDAQ Quotes (NASDAQ)www.nasdaq.com
QuoteStream (QuoteMedia)www.quotemedia.com
RealTimeData.com (RealTimeData.com)www.realtimedata.com
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
Thomson Reuters Eikon (Thomson Reuters)financial.thomsonreuters.com
Trade The News (Trade The News)www.tradethenews.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com

End-of-Day Data (Download On Demand)

In this category, we included data services for which the user initiates the download of data to the user's computer, even if the data is 15-30 minutes old.
Product Name (Company)Website
DataLink (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Dial-Data (Track Data Corporation)www.trackdata.com
DTN.IQ (DTN)www.interquote.com
EODData (EODData)www.eoddata.com
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
FT Cloud (Investors FastTrack)www.investorsfasttrack.com
Genesis Financial Data (Genesis Financial Technologies)www.tradenavigator.com
IDX Database (Pinnacle Data Corp.)www.pinnacledata.com
InvestorLink (Marketsource Online)www.msodata.com
Morningstar Daily Data (Morningstar)www.morningstar.com
My Barchart (Barchart)www.barchart.com
Norgate Data (Norgate Data)norgatedata.com
NYSE Euronext Data Historical (NYSE Euronext)nyxdata.com
OmniData Real Time and End-of-Day Data (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com
QuoteVue Data Service (OptionVue Systems International Inc.)www.optionvue.com
RealTimeData.com (RealTimeData.com)www.realtimedata.com
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
Tick Data (Tick Data, Inc.)www.tickdata.com
Unfair Advantage (UA) (Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI))www.csidata.com
Yahoo! Finance (Yahoo! Finance)finance.yahoo.com

Stock Brokerages

Some stock brokerages have been around since the turn of the last century and have names entrenched in Wall Street; others are products of the modern era or even of various mergers that have taken place over the years. This category includes both full-service and discount stock brokerages.
Product Name (Company)Website
Ally Invest (Ally)www.ally.com
Charles Schwab (Charles Schwab)www.schwab.com
Ditto Trade (Ditto Trade)www.dittotrade.com
E*Trade (E*TRADE Group, Inc.)www.etrade.com
FCStone (INTL FCStone Inc.)www.intlfcstone.com
Fidelity Brokerage (Fidelity Investments)www.fidelity.com
Hold Brothers (Hold Brothers)www.holdbrothers.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
Investrade Discount Securities (Investrade Discount Securities)www.investrade.com
Lightspeed Trading (Lightspeed Financial Inc.)www.lightspeed.com
Merrill Edge (Merrill Edge - A Bank of America Company)www.merrilledge.com
optionsXpress (optionsXpress)www.optionsxpress.com
Robbins Trading Company (Robbins Trading Company)www.robbinstrading.com
Robinhood (Robinhood)www.robinhood.com
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank)www.saxobank.com
tastyworks (tastyworks)tastyworks.com
TC2000 Brokerage (TC2000 Brokerage, Inc.)TC2000Brokerage.com
TD AMERITRADE (TD AMERITRADE, Inc.)www.tdameritrade.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com

Futures Brokerages

Traders who employ technical analysis are often short-term traders, and futures trading is often part of their repertoire. The choice of futures broker can sometimes make the difference between a good and bad fill.
Product Name (Company)Website
Advantage Futures (Advantage Futures)www.advantagefutures.com
ALTAVEST Worldwide Trading, Inc. (ALTAVEST Worldwide Trading, Inc.)www.altavest.com
AMP Global Clearing (AMP Global Clearing LLC)www.ampclearing.com
ApexFutures.com (ApexFutures.com)www.ApexFutures.com
Blue Futures (Blue Futures)bluefutures.com
Crown Futures Corporation (Crown Futures Corporation)www.scaletrading.com
Dorman Trading (Dorman Trading)www.dormantrading.com
DT Futures (Direct Trade Futures)www.dtfutures.com
Efutures (Efutures.com)www.efutures.com
FCStone (INTL FCStone Inc.)www.intlfcstone.com
GFF Brokers (Global Futures & Forex, Inc.)www.gffbrokers.com
Infinity Futures (Infinity Futures)www.infinityfutures.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
NinjaTrader Brokerage (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
Open E Cry (Open E Cry, LLC)www.openecry.com
optionsXpress (optionsXpress)www.optionsxpress.com
PTI Securities & Futures L.P. (PTI Securities & Futures L.P.)www.ptisecurities.com
RJO Futures (RJO Futures)rjofutures.rjobrien.com/
Robbins Trading Company (Robbins Trading Company)www.robbinstrading.com
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank)www.saxobank.com
Smart Futures (Smart Futures)www.smartfutures.net
TD AMERITRADE (TD AMERITRADE, Inc.)www.tdameritrade.com
Trader's Edge (Trader's Edge)atradersedge.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
Wisdom Financial (Wisdom Financial Inc)www.wisdomfinancialinc.com
Zaner Group (Zaner Group)www.zaner.com

Forex Brokerages

Product Name (Company)Website
Ally Invest (Ally)www.ally.com
Alpari (Alpari US)www.alpari-us.com/
AvaTrade (AvaTrade)www.avatrade.com
CMS Forex (Capital Market Services LLC (CMS Forex))www.cmsfx.com
Dukascopy (Dukascopy (Suisse) SA)www.dukascopy.com
E*Trade (E*TRADE Group, Inc.)www.etrade.com
Easy Markets (Easy Markets)www.easymarkets.com
Farr Financial Inc. (Farr Financial Inc.)www.farrfinancial.com
FCStone (INTL FCStone Inc.)www.intlfcstone.com
FOREX.com (FOREX.com)www.FOREX.com
FXCM (Forex Capital Markets LLC)www.fxcm.com
FXDD.com (FXDD)www.fxdd.com
GFF Brokers (Global Futures & Forex, Inc.)www.gffbrokers.com
Henyep Capital Markets (Henyep Capital Markets)www.hymarkets.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
Lightspeed Trading (Lightspeed Financial Inc.)www.lightspeed.com
NinjaTrader Brokerage (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
OANDA (OANDA)www.oanda.com
optionsXpress (optionsXpress)www.optionsxpress.com
RJO Futures (RJO Futures)rjofutures.rjobrien.com/
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank)www.saxobank.com
Swissquote (Swissquote)www.swissquote.com/fx
TD AMERITRADE (TD AMERITRADE, Inc.)www.tdameritrade.com
ThinkMarkets (ThinkMarkets)www.ThinkMarkets.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
TradeView Forex (TradeView Ltd.)www.tradeviewforex.com
Zaner Group (Zaner Group)www.zaner.com

Institutional Platforms

Institutional money managers require the best that current technology has to offer. The trading platform offers real-time access to domestic and foreign markets, multiple news sources, and fundamental data resources. Sophisticated analytics are often available for more esoteric instruments. A separate server may process the information for several workstations.
Product Name (Company)Website
Bloomberg Professional Service (Bloomberg)www.bloomberg.com
DTN ProphetX (DTN)www.interquote.com
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
MetaStock Pro (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
NinjaTrader (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
Thomson Reuters Eikon (Thomson Reuters)financial.thomsonreuters.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
VectorVest 7 RealTime/IntraDay (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
Wave59 PRO2 (Wave59 Technologies)www.wave59.com
X_TRADER (Trading Technologies International, Inc.)tradingtechnologies.com

Professional Platforms

Not as all-encompassing as the institutional platform but still top level for the professional trader, the professional platform may include many of the same features: hardware, software for charting and analysis, and real-time data. News access and options analysis are often available.
Product Name (Company)Website
ActiveTick Platform (ActiveTick LLC)www.activetick.com
AmiBroker Standard (AmiBroker.com)www.amibroker.com
Aspen Graphics v4.2 (Aspen Research Group, Ltd.)www.aspenres.com
CQG Integrated Client (CQG, Inc.)www.cqg.com
DTN ProphetX (DTN)www.interquote.com
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
EZE Software (EZE Software Group)www.ezesoft.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
Investor/RT (Linn Software, Inc.)www.linnsoft.com
IQ-Trader (PatSystems)www.patsystems.com
MetaTrader 4 (MetaQuotes Software Corp.)www.metatrader4.com
Money.net (Money.net, Inc.)www.money.net
MultiCharts (MultiCharts, LLC)www.multicharts.com
NinjaTrader (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
Optionomics Systems (Optionomics Corp.)www.optionomics.com
P+L/Exposure (Neovest, Inc.)www.neovest.com
PhotonTrader (FuturePath Trading)www.futurepathtrading.com
Pro-Mark (PatSystems)www.patsystems.com
Sierra Chart (Sierra Chart)www.sierrachart.com
tastyworks (tastyworks)tastyworks.com
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
Thomson Reuters Eikon (Thomson Reuters)financial.thomsonreuters.com
TopGun Software (TopGun Software)www.topgunsoftware.com/
TradeNavigator Platinum (Genesis Financial Technologies)www.tradenavigator.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
Tradingview.com (Tradingview)tradingview.com
Unfair Advantage (UA) (Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI))www.csidata.com
VectorVest 7 RealTime/IntraDay (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
Wave59 PRO2 (Wave59 Technologies)www.wave59.com

Online Analytical Platforms

Nowadays, more and more technical analysis applications are tied in closely with the Internet. We've specified for this category products that retrieve and present data from remote servers (as well as the entire Internet) and offer many of the analytical tools found in standalone software. Data is supplied as part of the service.
Product Name (Company)Website
AmiBroker Standard (AmiBroker.com)www.amibroker.com
bigcharts.com (MarketWatch, Inc.)bigcharts.marketwatch.com
Bollinger On Bollinger Bands (Bollinger Capital Management, Inc.)www.BollingerBands.com
Chart IQ (Chart IQ)www.chartiq.com
ChartLabPro (ChartLabPro)www.chartlabpro.com
ChartPattern.com (ChartPattern.com)www.ChartPattern.com
eSignal.com (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
Fidelity Active Trader Pro (Fidelity Investments)www.fidelity.com
FreeStockCharts.com (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
Incredible Charts (Vizhon Corporation)www.incrediblecharts.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
Money.net (Money.net, Inc.)www.money.net
NinjaTrader (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
schaeffersresearch.com (Schaeffer's Investment Research, Inc.)www.schaeffersresearch.com
Schwab Active Trading (Charles Schwab)www.schwab.com
StockCharts.com (StockCharts.com, Inc.)www.stockcharts.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
Tradingview.com (Tradingview)tradingview.com
VectorVest 7 RealTime/IntraDay (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com

Standalone Analytical Software, $1000 and more

These packages provide the tools for charting markets and indicators, performing technical and sometimes fundamental analysis, and some include advanced system development capabilities. Some packages may focus on a particular area of technical analysis, such as cycles.
Product Name (Company)Website
AbleTrend (AbleSys Corporation)www.ablesys.com
Drummond Geometry Indicators (Ted Hearne Associates, Inc)www.DrummondGeometry.com
Dynamic Trader Software and Trading Course (Dynamic Traders Group, Inc.)www.dynamictraders.com
eSignal, Advanced GET Edition (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
FastBreak Pro (Edge Ware, Inc.)www.edge-ware.com
Fibonacci Trader 4 Real Time (Fibonacci Trader Corporation)www.fibonaccitrader.com
Ganntrader 3.1 release 13 (Gannsoft Publishing Company)www.ganntrading.com
Investor/RT (Linn Software, Inc.)www.linnsoft.com
Market Timer (Best Choice Software)www.bestchoicesoftware.com
MetaStock Pro (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
MultiCharts (MultiCharts, LLC)www.multicharts.com
NeuroShell Trader Professional (Ward Systems Group, Inc.)www.neuroshell.com
NinjaTrader (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
Tradecision (Alyuda Research)www.tradecision.com/
TradeGuider (TradeGuider)www.tradeguider.com
TradeNavigator Platinum (Genesis Financial Technologies)www.tradenavigator.com
Trading Blox (Trading Blox)www.tradingblox.com
Ultimate Charting Software (Market Traders Institute, NA)www.markettraders.com
VantagePoint Trading Software (Market Technologies, LLC)www.vantagepointsoftware.com
VectorVest 7 RealTime/IntraDay (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
VisualTrader (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com

Standalone Analytical Software, $500-$1000

Most technically based traders as well as newcomers can find 95% of their requirements met by software packages listed in this category. These products will provide charting and technical analysis and some will include system development. A few products include ready-to-go trading systems or may focus on a particular style of technical analysis.
Product Name (Company)Website
AIQ TradingExpert Pro (AIQ Systems)www.aiqsystems.com
AmiBroker Standard (AmiBroker.com)www.amibroker.com
Cycle Trader (Walter Bressert, Inc.)www.cycletraderpro.com
Floor Traders Tools (ARC System, Inc.)www.trendpro.com
High Growth Stock Investor (HGSI) (Industry Monitors)www.highgrowthstock.com
Market Master 2000 (PrimeCharts Limited)www.PrimeCharts.com
MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
NeoTicker (TickQuest Inc.)www.tickquest.com
NinjaTrader (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
OmniTrader (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com
Personal Hotline (Trendsetter Software)www.trendsoft.com
Pit-View.com (Advanced Market Systems, Inc.)www.advancedmarketsystems.com
Sierra Chart (Sierra Chart)www.sierrachart.com
TechniFilter Plus (Brightspark)www.technifilter.com
TradeNavigator Gold (Genesis Financial Technologies)www.tradenavigator.com
TradingSolutions End of Day (NeuroDimension, Inc.)www.tradingsolutions.com
VectorVest 7 EOD (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
Wealth-Lab (Wealth Lab)www.wealth-lab.com

Standalone Analytical Software, $500 and less

Here, technically based software may be part of a data subscription service, aimed at the introductory level participant, or offer a special product at a good price. Novice technical analysts will most likely take a hard look at these packages first.
Product Name (Company)Website
AIQ OptionExpert (AIQ Systems)www.aiqsystems.com
AmiBroker Standard (AmiBroker.com)www.amibroker.com
Chaikin Portfolio Health Check (Chaikin Stock Research, LLC)www.chaikinpowertools.com
Chaikin Power Gauge Reports (Chaikin Stock Research, LLC)www.chaikinpowertools.com
ChartLabPro (ChartLabPro)www.chartlabpro.com
ChartSmart (ChartSmart Software Inc.)www.chartsmart.com
Dynamic Investor Pro (Dynamic Investing LLC.)www.dynamicinvestorpro.com
ELWAVE (Prognosis Software Development)www.elwave.com
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
FT Cloud (Investors FastTrack)www.investorsfasttrack.com
HFS 64 (TimBukOne)www.timbukone.com
JBL Risk Manager (Park Avenue Consulting)www.jblriskmanager.com
MESA9 (MESA Software)www.mesasoftware.com
NinjaTrader (NinjaTrader Group, LLC)www.ninjatrader.com
OmniTrader (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com
Pro Analyst (Trendsetter Software)www.trendsoft.com
ProphetCharts (INVESTools, Inc.)www.investools.com
ProTA Gold (BeeSoft)www.beesoft.net
Sierra Chart (Sierra Chart)www.sierrachart.com
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
Track 'n Trade (Gecko Software, Inc.)www.geckosoftware.com
TradeNavigator Silver (Genesis Financial Technologies)www.tradenavigator.com
TradersStudio (TradersStudio, Inc.)www.TradersStudio.com
Tradingview.com (Tradingview)tradingview.com

Software Plug-Ins

If you need a specific function that your technical analysis software doesn't already include, a third-party software developer may fit the bill with a software plug-in. Software plug-ins are programs that extend the capabilities of a technical analysis package by providing specialized functions or features not already included. Listed here is just a sampling of third-party software that complements some of the major technical analysis packages. Use the write-in area to vote for plug-in programs not listed.
Product Name (Company)Website
@RISK (Palisade Corporation)www.palisade.com
Adaptive Cycle Toolkit (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
AlphOmega Elliott Waves for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
AnalyzerXL (AnalyzerXL LLC)www.analyzerxl.com
Applied Reality Trading (ART) (TradersCoach.com)www.TradersCoach.com
Around the Horn (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
ASCTrend Indicator (AbleSys Corporation)www.ablesys.com
Blue Wave Trading Precision Indicators (Blue Wave Trading Research and Development)www.bluewavetrading.com
Bollinger Band System for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Bollinger Band Toolkit for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Chuck Hughes' Prime Trade Select (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Cycle Trader (Walter Bressert, Inc.)www.cycletraderpro.com
Cyclone System (Clayburg.com)www.Clayburg.com
DiNapoli Predictor Pack - ELAs for TradeStation (Coast Investment Software Inc. Joe DiNapoli)www.fibnodes.com
Dr. Elder Trading Room for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Dr. Issy Bacher's Cycle Trend Plus (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Dr. Stoxx's Trend Trading Toolkit (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
ELWAVE Add-On for MetaStock (Prognosis Software Development)www.elwave.com
ETS Trading System (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
FibNodes (Coast Investment Software Inc. Joe DiNapoli)www.fibnodes.com
Floor Traders Tools (ARC System, Inc.)www.trendpro.com
FX Traders Advantage (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Greg Morris' Candlestick Pattern Recognition (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
ICE 2.6 for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Jake Bernstein's Setup & Timing Triggers (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Jan Arps' Traders' Toolbox (Arps Trading Tools)www.janarps.com
John Murphy's Chart Pattern Recognition (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Jurik Research Software (Jurik Research Software)www.jurikres.com
Mark Leibovit's Volume Reversal Toolkit (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Market + Forex Reporter (Trading Systems Analysis Group)www.tsagroup.com
Market Cycle Dynamics (MCD) (Market Cycle Dynamics)www.marketcycledynamics.com
Martin Pring's Special K (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
MESA for NeuroShell Trader (MESA Software)www.mesasoftware.com
MESA for TradeStation (MESA Software)www.mesasoftware.com
MetaSwing (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Nison's Candlesticks Unleashed for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
PowerPivots Plus for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
PowerStrike (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Price Headley's Big Trends Toolkit 2.0 (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Rahul Mohindar's Automated Trend Modules (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Red Rock Pattern Strategies (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Starting Point by Joe Krutsinger (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
StatWare (Kase and Company, Inc.)www.kaseco.com
Steve Bigalow's Candle Profit System (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Steve Ruffley's TraderMaker PRO (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
Tactical Trader Advanced Trading Strategies (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
The Summit (Basecamp Trading)www.basecamptrading.com
Top Dog Trading (Top Dog Trading)www.topdogtrading.com
Trade Oracle for MetaStock (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
TradeGuider (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
TrendPro (ARC System, Inc.)www.trendpro.com
VectorVest AutoTester (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
VectorVest Options Analyzer (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
VectorVest ProTrader 7 (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
Winans Preferred Stock Toolbox (MetaStock)www.metastock.com

Artificial Intelligence Software (Expert, Neural)

Artificial intelligence is a systematic approach to trading. An expert system is generally designed by the vendor and provides the trader with signals. A neural network trains itself on the data and creates its own rules. These packages are best suited for traders with an analytical bent.
Product Name (Company)Website
Adaptrade Builder (Adaptrade Software)www.Adaptrade.com
AIQ TradingExpert Pro (AIQ Systems)www.aiqsystems.com
BioComp Dakota (BioComp Systems)www.biocompsystems.com
BrainCel (Jurik Research Software)www.jurikres.com
Gene Hunter (Ward Systems Group, Inc.)www.neuroshell.com
Market Trader (AIR Software)www.alphee.com
NeuralWorks Predict (NeuralWare)www.neuralware.com
NeuroShell Trader Professional (Ward Systems Group, Inc.)www.neuroshell.com
OmniTrader (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com
Stock Prophet (Future Wave Software)www.futurewavesoftware.com
VantagePoint Trading Software (Market Technologies, LLC)www.vantagepointsoftware.com

Portfolio Management

It's always a good idea to keep track of your portfolio's performance. Some trading software may not include this feature or some of you may find the need for a more sophisticated product. As a result, portfolio management software has sprung up to automate the analysis of return, cash flow, tax impacts, and profit & loss. Products range from spreadsheet add-ons to custom applications that can extract pricing data from files in their native form, hopefully automating portfolio valuation as well as analysis.
Product Name (Company)Website
Captool/net (Captools Co.)www.captools.com
Fund Manager (Beiley Software)www.fundmanagersoftware.com
Fundwatch (Hamilton Software, Inc.)www.hamiltonsoftware.com
GainsKeeper (Wolters Kluwer Financial Services)www.gainskeeper.com
JBL Risk Manager (Park Avenue Consulting)www.jblriskmanager.com
Market System Analyzer (Adaptrade Software)www.Adaptrade.com
Stator - AFM (Standard) (Anfield Capital Pty Ltd)www.stator-afm.com
THE TRADER'S ASSISTANT (TradersCoach.com)www.TradersCoach.com
TradeLog (TradeLog Software)www.tradelogsoftware.com/
VectorVest 7 RealTime/IntraDay (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com

Options Analysis Software

Traders and investors have continued to develop a strong interest in derivative instruments such as options. Success at trading options requires a different set of analytics than does technical analysis. Consequently, software packages have been developed to handle the area of options analysis. Many packages offer both analytics as well as an education in options trading.
Product Name (Company)Website
AIQ OptionExpert (AIQ Systems)www.aiqsystems.com
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers)www.interactivebrokers.com
iVolatility.com (IVolatility.com)iVolatility.com
Option Wizard (Option Wizard, Scan Wizard)option-wizard.com
Optionetics (OPTIONETICS, Inc.)www.optionetics.com
OptionScope (MetaStock)www.metastock.com
OptionsPro (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
OptionStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
OptionVue 7 (OptionVue Systems International Inc.)www.optionvue.com
P+L/Exposure (Neovest, Inc.)www.neovest.com
PowerOptions (PowerOptions)www.poweropt.com
SJ Options Trading (San Jose Options Mentoring)www.sjoptions.com
tastyworks (tastyworks)tastyworks.com
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
The Option Strategist (McMillan Analysis Corp.)www.optionstrategist.com
TheOptionsLab (The Options Lab, LLC.)www.TheOptionsLab.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com

Futures Trading Systems

Software in this category is aimed at providing you with a more systematic approach to the futures markets. Some packages are a trading system, while others also include analytical capabilities.
Product Name (Company)Website
Aberration (TradeSystem, Inc.)www.keithstrading.com
AbleTrend (AbleSys Corporation)www.ablesys.com
Alpha Trading System (Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd)www.oxfordstrat.com
Andromeda Trading System (Petros Development Corp.)www.andromedafutures.com
Applied Reality Trading (ART) (TradersCoach.com)www.TradersCoach.com
Blue Wave Trading Precision Indicators (Blue Wave Trading Research and Development)www.bluewavetrading.com
Cyclone System (Clayburg.com)www.Clayburg.com
eSignal, Advanced GET Edition (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
Greg Morris' Indicators & Trading Systems CD (Wall Street Software)www.wallstreetsoftware.com
Hurst Signals (Sentient Trader)www.sentienttrader.com
MESA9 (MESA Software)www.mesasoftware.com
MTPredictor (MTPredictor Ltd.)www.mtpredictor.com
NET TradeStation Indicators (New Era Trader)www.NewEraTrader.com
OmniTrader (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com
R-MESA (MESA Software)www.mesasoftware.com
Relativity Trading System (R Quant Systems)www.rquant.io
Robust Short-Term Patterns (Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd)www.oxfordstrat.com
Striker Securities trading systems (Striker Securities)striker.com
TheWizard (TheWizard.com, LLC)www.thewizard.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
Track 'n Trade (Gecko Software, Inc.)www.geckosoftware.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
VantagePoint Trading Software (Market Technologies, LLC)www.vantagepointsoftware.com
Volume Spread Analysis (TradeGuider)www.tradeguider.com
WE Futures (PageTrader)www.pagetrader.com

Options Trading Systems

While many traders may track the underlying security to generate signals for options, there are packages that generate signals based on the options activity itself.
Product Name (Company)Website
AbleTrend (AbleSys Corporation)www.ablesys.com
Applied Reality Trading (ART) (TradersCoach.com)www.TradersCoach.com
Consistent Options Income (Consistent Options Income)www.ConsistentOptionsIncome.com
eSignal, Advanced GET Edition (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
Market Trader (AIR Software)www.alphee.com
OPTIONETICS (OPTIONETICS, Inc.)www.optionetics.com
OptionsPro (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
tastyworks (tastyworks)tastyworks.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com

Stock Trading Systems

A disciplined approach is important for trading stocks. There are as many ways to trade stocks as there are traders. Software in this category is aimed at providing you with a more systematic approach to the stock markets.
Product Name (Company)Website
AbleTrend (AbleSys Corporation)www.ablesys.com
AIQ TradingExpert Pro (AIQ Systems)www.aiqsystems.com
Alpha Trading System (Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd)www.oxfordstrat.com
Applied Reality Trading (ART) (TradersCoach.com)www.TradersCoach.com
Blue Wave Trading Precision Indicators (Blue Wave Trading Research and Development)www.bluewavetrading.com
Chaikin Power Tools (Chaikin Stock Research, LLC)www.chaikinpowertools.com
eSignal, Advanced GET Edition (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
GorillaTrades (GorillaTrades, Inc.)www.GorillaTrades.com
Greg Morris' Indicators & Trading Systems CD (Wall Street Software)www.wallstreetsoftware.com
Market Trader (AIR Software)www.alphee.com
OmniTrader (Nirvana Systems, Inc.)omnitrader.com
Peerless Stock Market Timing/Tiger Power Rankeer (Tiger Software)www.tigersoft.com
Personal Hotline (Trendsetter Software)www.trendsoft.com
Robo-Forecaster (Security Analytics, Inc.)www.stockspotter.com
Robust Short-Term Patterns (Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd)www.oxfordstrat.com
TheWizard (TheWizard.com, LLC)www.thewizard.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
TradeStation (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
VectorVest 7 RealTime/IntraDay (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com

Trading Centers, Schools, Training

When you're just starting out in trading or trying to take your trading to the next level, some professional training helps, whether it's the support provided by a daytrading center, courses, or tutoring.
Product Name (Company)Website
Bright Trading (Bright Trading, LLC)www.stocktrading.com
CMT Program (Market Technicians Association)www.mta.org
dtitrader.com (DayTrading Institute)www.dtitrader.com
eSignal Learning (eSignal, an Interactive Data company)www.esignal.com
Executive Premier Workshop (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com
ForexTips.com (Market Traders Institute, NA)www.markettraders.com
FREE Worden Training (Worden Brothers, Inc.)www.TC2000.com
INVESTools (INVESTools, Inc.)www.investools.com
LearnMetastock.com (Breakaway Training Solutions, Inc.)www.learnmetastock.com
MarketClub (INO.com)www.ino.com
OIC Seminars (Options Industry Council)www.optionseducation.org
OPTIONETICS (OPTIONETICS, Inc.)www.optionetics.com
OptionsANIMAL (OptionsANIMAL)www.optionsanimal.com
OTA Classes (Online Trading Academy)www.tradingacademy.com
Peak Performance Course (Van Tharp Institute)www.iitm.com
Profitunity Home Study Course (Profitunity Trading Group)www.Profitunity.com
Stock Market Trading Courses (TechniTrader)technitrader.com
Strategy Factory Workshop (KJ Trading Systems)kjtradingsytems.com
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (The Chicago Board Options Exchange)www.cboe.com
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.)www.thinkorswim.com
TopDogTrading.com (Top Dog Trading)www.topdogtrading.com
Traders Expo (MoneyShow.com)www.moneyshow.com
TradersCoach.com (TradersCoach.com)www.TradersCoach.com
TradeStation Training (TradeStation)www.TradeStation.com
Trading Advantage (Trading Advantage)www.tradingadvantage.com
Trading Concepts Interactive Course & Training (Trading Concepts, Inc.)www.TradingConceptsInc.com
Trading on Target Home Study Course (Adrienne Toghraie: Trading on Target)www.tradingontarget.com
TradingMarkets.com (TradingMarkets.com)www.tradingmarkets.com/
VectorVest Educational Services (VectorVest, Inc.)www.vectorvest.com

Technical Analysis Websites

Some websites provide a wealth of technical information, indicators, charts, sentiment, and opinion. Of those with a technical focus, pick your favorites.
Product Name (Company)Website
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Favorite Article In S&C

Choose your favorite articles published in Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine this year.
Article Title/Author(s) (Issue)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (January 2019)
Daytrading VWMA Breakouts/Ken Calhoun (January 2019)
Double Bottom Patterns: Increasing The Odds/Pawel Kosinski (January 2019)
How Does Impulsivity Affect Your Trading Results?/Claudio Demb (January 2019)
Interview: David Stendahl On Seasonal Patterns/Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan (January 2019)
Moon Rocket/Jay A. Leavitt, PhD (January 2019)
Product review: StockCharts.com/Leslie N. Masonson (January 2019)
Profiting From Inverse ETFs In Bear Markets/Leslie N. Masonson (January 2019)
Stock It To Me: Income-Based Investing/Gabriel Gonzalez (January 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (January 2019)
Volatility: What They Don't Teach You In Grad School/Perry J. Kaufman (January 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (February 2019)
Computing Expected Returns On Options Strategies/Douglas Lyon, PhD (February 2019)
Daytrading Pivot Channels/Ken Calhoun (February 2019)
FX Advantages And Alternative Opportunities/Fawad Razaqzada (February 2019)
How Sentiment And Social Media Breaks The Roof/Philipe Saroyan (February 2019)
Interview: Connecting Up With Jared Broad/Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan (February 2019)
Sell Relative Strength Index/Howard Wang (February 2019)
The TraderŐs Mindset/Santhosh Kumar V. (February 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (February 2019)
Volume--Volatility Relationship/Mike B. Siroky (February 2019)
What Can We Learn From Warren Buffett?/Simon To (February 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (March 2019)
All About OBV/John Devcic (March 2019)
Does History Repeat Itself In The Markets?/Alessandro Aldrovandi, Max Malan (March 2019)
Interview: The Psychology Of Trading With Claudio Demb/Jayanthi Gopalakrish (March 2019)
Intraday Swing Trading Basics/Ken Calhoun (March 2019)
Sector-Rotation ETFs Underperform/Leslie N. Masonson (March 2019)
The 21st-Century Covered Call/Robert J. Seifert (March 2019)
Trading Breakaway Gaps/Pawel Kosinski (March 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (March 2019)
Trading The Fakeout/Fawad Razaqzada (March 2019)
401(k): Set It And Forget It/Peter Smolens (April 2019)
A Reliable Set Of Technical Indicators/Chris Pratsch (April 2019)
Adaptive Exponential Moving Average/Vitali Apirine (April 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (April 2019)
Inertia & Momentum In The Futures Market/Michael J. Monsler, PhD (April 2019)
Interview: Linda Bradford Raschke/Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan (April 2019)
Swing Trading 50/200 SMA Channels/Ken Calhoun (April 2019)
The Best Chart Pattern Entry/Thomas Bulkowski (April 2019)
The Fallacy Of Adjusting The Stop-Loss To Breakeven/Fawad Razaqzada (April 2019)
The V-Trade Part 10: Trading With Leverage/Sylvain Vervoort (April 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (April 2019)
A Visual Indicator/Kevin Morgan (May 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (May 2019)
Backtesting A Mean-Reversion Strategy In Python/Anthony Garner (May 2019)
Double Bottom Pattern: Selling Earlier?/Pawel Kosinski (May 2019)
ETF/ETN Investing In The Dow Jones Industrial Average/Leslie N. Masonson (May 2019)
Interview: Creating Trading Strategies With David Pieper/Jayanthi Gopalakri (May 2019)
Mean-Reversion Daytrading, Revisited/Ken Calhoun (May 2019)
The Importance Of Being Sufficiently Capitalized/Fawad Razaqzada (May 2019)
The V-Trade Part 10b: The Expert System/Sylvain Vervoort (May 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (May 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (June 2019)
Conditional OTO Breakouts/Ken Calhoun (June 2019)
Fourier Series Model Of The Market/John F. Ehlers (June 2019)
How To Avoid Typical Trading Mistakes/Fawad Razaqzada (June 2019)
Interview: Talking Volatility With John Bollinger/Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan (June 2019)
Product review: The 3S Code/Barbara Star, Ph.D. (June 2019)
The Effect Of Elections On Stock Market Returns/Markos Katsanos (June 2019)
The V-Trade Part 11: Expert Manual Trading/Sylvain Vervoort (June 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (June 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (July 2019)
Analysis Of Price Change & Trend Direction/Alexandr Konovalstev (July 2019)
ETF Arbitrage Daytrading/Ken Calhoun (July 2019)
Exponential Deviation Bands/Vitali Apirine (July 2019)
How To Turn A Painful Experience Into A Positive One/Claudio Demb (July 2019)
Interview: The Way Of Trading With Ian Murphy/Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan (July 2019)
Low-Volatility ETFs Outperform/Leslie N. Masonson (July 2019)
Stop-Loss Realities/Karen Wong (July 2019)
The V-Trade Part 12 : Expert Automatic Trading/Sylvain Vervoort (July 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (July 2019)
A Capital-Based Approach/Gabriel Gonzalez (August 2019)
A Peek Into The Future/John F. Ehlers (August 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (August 2019)
Bullish Engulfing Pattern: To Buy Or Not To Buy?/Pawel Kosinski (August 2019)
Improving The 50/200 SMA With A Simple Crossover System/Gary Fontano (August 2019)
Interview: A Conversation With Sam Stovall/Leslie N. Masonson (August 2019)
Product review: ProfitLocker Pro/Barbara Star, Ph.D. (August 2019)
Strategy Design For Option Traders/Ashok Yarlagadda (August 2019)
Swing Trading 10-Point Breakouts/Ken Calhoun (August 2019)
The Black-Scholes Model Demystified/Ken Muranaka (August 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (August 2019)
Trading With Fibonacci/Fawad Razaqzada (August 2019)
A Simple Way To Trade Seasonality/Perry J. Kaufman (September 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (September 2019)
An Updated Market Outlook/Richard Johnson (September 2019)
ETF Arbitrage Swing Trading/Ken Calhoun (September 2019)
High-Dividend-Paying ETFs Offer Concentrated Returns/Leslie N. Masonson (September 2019)
Interview: Market Data Insights With John Ehlers/Karl Montevirgen (September 2019)
Roll Your Own Futures Using Python/Anthony Garner (September 2019)
Spotting Imbalances In Novel Markets/Azeez Mustapha (September 2019)
The Limited-Risk Reversal Spread Trade/Robert J. Seifert (September 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (September 2019)
Understanding An Annual Report/Peter Smolens (September 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (October 2019)
An Interplanetary Marriage/Jay A. Leavitt, PhD (October 2019)
Combining Bollinger Bands With Candlesticks/Pawel Kosinski (October 2019)
High-Volume Close Breakouts/Ken Calhoun (October 2019)
Interview: A Technical Narrative With Mark Newton/Karl Montevirgen (October 2019)
Product review: Market Rover Pro/Barbara Star, Ph.D. (October 2019)
The V-Trade, Part 13: Expert Automatic Trading/Sylvain Vervoort (October 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (October 2019)
Trading The Failure Of Technical Patterns/Fawad Razaqzada (October 2019)
Value At Risk For The Small Investor/Mike B. Siroky (October 2019)
Wyckoff And Livermore: The Conversations/Stella Osoba, CMT (October 2019)
ADX & 50SMA Breakouts/Ken Calhoun (November 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (November 2019)
Infrastructure ETFs--Building A Better, Stronger America/Leslie N. Masonson (November 2019)
Interview: A Conversation With Eric D. Wish/Leslie N. Masonson (November 2019)
Is Trading Getting Harder?/Thomas Bulkowski (November 2019)
Running For Cover/Perry J. Kaufman (November 2019)
Stock Market Seasonality: A Global Phenomenon/Jay Kaeppel (November 2019)
The Stochastic MACD Oscillator/Vitali Apirine (November 2019)
The V-Trade Part 14: Expert Automatic Trading/Sylvain Vervoort (November 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (November 2019)
Using Regression To Predict Turning Points/Ken Muranaka (November 2019)
45ˇ Angle Breakouts/Ken Calhoun (December 2019)
A Gold Momentum Strategy/Robert Tang (December 2019)
Algo Q&A/Kevin J. Davey (December 2019)
Ambushing Gold, Silver, And Platinum/Azeez Mustapha (December 2019)
An All-Weather Portfolio/Anthony Garner (December 2019)
Deconstructing Granville's On-Balance Volume/Mike B. Siroky (December 2019)
Interview: Following The Trend With Perry Kaufman/Karl Montevirgen (December 2019)
Seasons In The Sun/Matt Blackman (December 2019)
Trading Perspectives/Rob Friesen (December 2019)
Trading The Failure Of Candle Patterns/Fawad Razaqzada (December 2019)
Using Renko Charts/John Devcic (December 2019)
2018 S&C article list/Technical Analysis, Inc. (Bonus 2019)
2018 TCA article list/Technical Analysis, Inc. (Bonus 2019)
2019 Readers' Choice Awards/Technical Analysis, Inc. (Bonus 2019)
Forecasting A Market Recovery After A 10% (Or More) Correction/Gideon Vigde (Bonus 2019)
Stocks Could Face A Challenging Year/Fawad Razaqzada (Bonus 2019)
The Kondratieff Wave Revisited/Koos van der Merwe (Bonus 2019)
The US Long Wave Revisited/Mark Rivest (Bonus 2019)
What's Controlling The Market?/Eric Morgan (Bonus 2019)

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