Novice or experienced?Depending on whether you are a relative
novice at charting software and investing/trading in the markets, or
relatively experienced, you might want to review this set of "BullCharts - Getting Started" web pages in a different manner:-
- Trading/investing novice
- It might be best to work through the items on this page below, and
follow the "Next Steps" link at the bottom to the second Getting Started page, and so on. This
will help to step you through both the things you ought to be thinking
about, as well as the relevant features in BullCharts.
- More experienced - If you are more experienced in the markets, then you might want to quickly skim
through the headings below, and stop at anything that might grab your
attention. Or perhaps jump straight to the "How to Use BullCharts" page towards the end of this sequence.;
Introduction - steps to followTo
walk through the key features of the BullCharts software, and to
understand something about them and how to use them, follow the steps
below. To quickly find specific infromation on key features, see Robert's BullCharts KnowledgeBase. (Any items below marked "BC-xx-yyy" are some of Robert's eBook pdf Articles in the
public area of the Share Market Toolbox.)
- What is BullCharts? - It is
software with share market price charts, watchlists, indicators, scans,
and more. You can see more detail here:
List of BullCharts features - See
a brief summary list of BullCharts features.
- BullCharts - What is it?
- View the Short Overview video on (2min 5s) -
BullCharts charting software - Briefly tell me what it is.
BullCharts is a complete charting package and includes:
- Security Manager
with a list of all Australian securities, and indexes, and sector
indexes and the stocks within the indexes and sector indexes;
- Watch lists
- you can have a couple of watchlists, or many, and you can create
"folders" to group together several of your watchlists;
- Chart indicators - eg. Moving Average, MACD, RSI, Bollinger Bands, etc;
- Chart annotations (lines, text, icons, etc.); and
- Scanning tool to search for stocks that meet certain criteria.
- View the Detailed Overview video on (38mins)
more details about:
- Security Manager (lists of which stocks are in the
indexes, by GICS code, and a list of indexes);
- Scans to
search for stocks meeting your own criteria;
- Chart indicators; and
- Explore the BullCharts window - watch the video at (5m 30s).
(NOTE: This video is best viewed at "480p" - change the setting before
it starts to play.)
This video is a quick look at:
- the price chart,
- time periods (daily,
- chart type (candles, lines, other),
- indicators and the indicator
- templates and the template toolbar, and
- chart annotations (text, lines,
Watch Lists -
includes lists of the stocks within each index in the Security Manager window panel (see brief screen shot at right). It is very quick and easy to
create and maintain your own list of favourite stocks,
or your portfolio list (just one, or several).
And viewing the price chart for each stock in your watch list is very
quick because the stock data is stored on your computer in a modern-day database:-
- Indicators - BullCharts already includes more than 200 technical analysis chart indicators. See more details on Getting Started #4. (Video coming soon).
- BullCharts Scans - View
the "Introduction to Scans" video on (5m50s).
An introduction to the BullScan Manager - to find stocks that meet your
You specify your selection criteria, and a list of
stocks to scan through, then run the scan.
The stocks that meet your
selection criteria are listed in the Scan Results table.
Then it is easy to view a price chart and show the scan criteria
How to install and/or upgrade
BullCharts (Robert's Article BC-01-000).
of Contents" list of all the BullCharts
eBook (PDF) Articles that Robert has
- Product Overview. (Article BC-02-100)
BullCharts - A Complete (detailed) product
overview. (Article BC-03-020)
Price Chart basics in BullCharts.
The BullCharts Control Panel.
Author Strategies - What are they?
- BullCharts includes a number of scans and chart indicators that are
based on the writings or theories of famous text book authors (eg.
Daryl Guppy, Alan Hull, Jim Berg, etc.) (See Article BC-26-050)
Develop and test your own strategies
- Use the Training Mode (and the Training Mode toolbar) to hide recent
price history on a chart, and to practise interpreting the chart.
Back Testing - an introduction to TradeSim.
The Next Steps?
See Getting Started #2 - Watchlists, Chart layout, Time periods (daily, weekly, monthly).
Note: The Articles listed above are all available for free in the Share
Market Toolbox. But most of the many other Artilces are only available
to Toolbox Members.