BigCharts Free Online Stock Charting (4 out of 5)
When it comes to analyzing stock investments, few tools are as useful as a good stock chart. Many online brokerages offer their own tools and stock charts, as do big Internet players like Yahoo and Google. However, there are numerous other options available as well.
BigCharts at www.bigcharts.com is one such free stock chart tool available to investors. BigCharts offers color charts that can be customized to fit your needs. The site also offers three different types of charts.
The basic stock chart offers a lot of information in an easy to read layout that displays quickly, allowing for quick glance analysis of any stock.
The advance stock chart offers many more options including a multitude of technical indicators such as moving averages, bollinger bands, and MACD oscillator. Choose different time periods for SMA and EMA and get a chart that displays your trading signals just the way you like in full color.
The interactive stock chart offers the same features as the advanced chart, but with the added advantage of being about to click and drag on numerous features. This type of charting is particularly useful when you notice something about the chart that you want to investigate further. The interactive chart does require a Java plug-in to work, but most computers probably already have this installed just by using the various other online tools out there, especially those from Google, like Google Mail.
The best part of all this is that in addition to being totally free, there is no registration required to get to the “good stuff”. There are ads displayed along the side of some charts, but they are unobtrusive and should not distract from the overall experience of using Big Charts.
Investors should give BigCharts a chance at handling their charting needs. With its numerous technical indicators and comparission features, BigCharts goes beyond the standard candle stick chart with a volume graph at the bottom.