This is hands down the greatest charting platform I’ve ever used, and I’ve used them all. It is so far beyond any of its other competitors that I don’t even know who would be in 2nd place. It’s Optuma, and then there is everything else. Formerly called, “Market-Analyst” is an Australian-based platform with the best tools and customer service I’ve ever experienced. If there is anything at all you need to do to your charts, they can make it happen. This is without a doubt the most useful tool we can have as a market participant. It is worth every penny. Get Optuma here.
I’ve been at this since 2003. I’ve had good years and I’ve had bad years. But in order to keep track of why it is that we make our decisions, we need to write them down. Why did I buy XYZ or why did I sell ABC? Being able to look back at previous trades from a month ago, a year ago, or even further back helps us see what we were thinking, when and why. Historically, spreadsheets like Excel have been the best way for me to journal my trades. Until now! Justin Petsche over at JournalSqrd has created the best journaling software I’ve ever seen. If you take your portfolio seriously and want to learn more about yourself in order to become a better investor, I don’t think you can do it without keeping track of your thoughts. JournalSqrd is the best tool I’ve ever seen to help you accomplish this. Sign up for a free JournalSqrd account.
Investopedia.com has been my go-to resource for explanations of market terms as far back as college. Fast forward 15 years later and I have now partnered up with Investopedia on their first ever Technical Analysis Course. This is such a privilege for me to work with this amazing group to help future market participants. I could not be more grateful for this opportunity. If you’re trying to learn more about price behavior and the dynamics that move stocks and other liquid assets all over the world, I encourage you to buy the Technical Analysis course. The best part is that if you don’t like it, Investopedia will give you your money back! What do you have to lose? You can get the course or for more details on exactly what’s covered go to Investopedia Academy.
SpeedTrader is the go-to broker for active traders. The firm caters specifically to traders which means you get access to advanced trading platforms, extensive short lists, multiple routing options, and a great customer service team to back it all up. Unlike traditional brokers, SpeedTrader offers direct market access which allows traders to send their orders directly to market (no middle man). Direct Market Access can decrease trade execution time and lead to better fill prices, making it essential for active traders. SpeedTrader clients can also receive rebates for adding liquidity.
Obviously cost is a major factor when choosing a broker, so we’ve negotiated competitive commissions with SpeedTrader. As an All Star Charts member, you can trade stocks at $2.95 per trade or $0.003 per share, and options at $0.30 per contract.