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Best online stock trading software for non day traders

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Hi All, I'm new to Aussie Stock Forums and look forward to joining into conversations. I would really appreciate thoughts from the Forum on a really good online stock trading software for non day traders. Seems there are lots of software focused on day traders but I'm really looking for software focused on medium to long term traders. I have previous used Vectorvest which is focused in that area but found it too expensive at around USD 55 per month. Any ideas would be greatly received.
 
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Hi All, I'm new to Aussie Stock Forums and look forward to joining into conversations. I would really appreciate thoughts from the Forum on a really good online stock trading software for non day traders. Seems there are lots of software focused on day traders but I'm really looking for software focused on medium to long term traders. I have previous used Vectorvest which is focused in that area but found it too expensive at around USD 55 per month. Any ideas would be greatly received.
You want charts without paying a lot. Is that the idea? Maybe try Incrediblecharts free version.

If you want portfolio management, exporting your list of trades to Excel would be a good option.
 
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You want charts without paying a lot. Is that the idea? Maybe try Incrediblecharts free version.

If you want portfolio management, exporting your list of trades to Excel would be a good option.
Thanks, yeah that's the idea. But also timing the market around buying and selling in general. One really nice feature Vectorvest had was to search all stocks in a market based on a large range of user specific criteria and produce a list of matching stocks. I miss that but not at the cost I had to pay for it.
 
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Thanks, yeah that's the idea. But also timing the market around buying and selling in general.
If you want the software to provide technical signals for you to action (without you having to do the work), usually that requires some sort of subscription service. If you want to set up basic technical scans (eg. moving average cross over), Incredible charts will do that job.
 
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If you want the software to provide technical signals for you to action (without you having to do the work), usually that requires some sort of subscription service. If you want to set up basic technical scans (eg. moving average cross over), Incredible charts will do that job.
Ok - I'll have a look at Incredible Charts as well. Thanks again.
 

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$55 a month is less than A tank of gas a month?

I find this a very small price to pay for something that does what you want.
Surely if its that good you could cover that in a few days trading!

That's 2% of a $2000 trade?
 
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Thanks, yeah that's the idea. But also timing the market around buying and selling in general. One really nice feature Vectorvest had was to search all stocks in a market based on a large range of user specific criteria and produce a list of matching stocks. I miss that but not at the cost I had to pay for it.
One of the members on here, Tinhat, has mentioned Lincoln Indicators Stock Doctor Services, it sounds like what you are after.
But as with everything in life, if it is worth having, someone will find a way of charging for it and you usually get what you pay for.:rolleyes:
 
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$55 a month is less than A tank of gas a month?

I find this a very small price to pay for something that does what you want.
Surely if its that good you could cover that in a few days trading!

That's 2% of a $2000 trade?
Yeah, fair point although with the Aussie dollar now at 67 cents its become more like AUD80 a month. None the less, good point.
 
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Hi All, I'm new to Aussie Stock Forums and look forward to joining into conversations. I would really appreciate thoughts from the Forum on a really good online stock trading software for non day traders. Seems there are lots of software focused on day traders but I'm really looking for software focused on medium to long term traders. I have previous used Vectorvest which is focused in that area but found it too expensive at around USD 55 per month. Any ideas would be greatly received.
Hi malsop, how much trading experience do you have?
do you want to follow others signals or do you want to make your own decisions and take responsibility for those decisions?
 
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One of the members on here, Tinhat has mentioned Lincoln Indicators Stock Doctor Services, it sounds like what you are after.
But as with everything in life, if it is worth having, someone will find a way of charging for it and you usually get what you pay for.:rolleyes:

Indeed!! Ill have a look at Lincoln Indicators - haven't seen that one before.
 
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Hi malsop, how much trading experience do you have?
do you want to follow others signals or do you want to make your own decisions and take responsibility for those decisions?
Hi, yeah I have reasonable experience , but I'm also a bit process driven so having search functions to select stocks that meet particular criteria (be it, Dividend payment history, EPS performance or other criteria) is helpful in that regard.
 
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There are many different types of traders/investors here to help depending on your type of trading/investing. Be in fundamental value investing, discretionary or technical.
 
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Yeah, probably. In talking about it its probably more about the stock selection. Once Ive got it then something like Incredible Charts is probably all I need to monitor it.
 

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One of the members on here, Tinhat, has mentioned Lincoln Indicators Stock Doctor Services, it sounds like what you are after.
But as with everything in life, if it is worth having, someone will find a way of charging for it and you usually get what you pay for.:rolleyes:

I've been using Stock Doctor for years. I am following their recommendations much more recently than I used to and with good success. I signed up for the 30 day trial of VectorVest last week and I am really liking it. I think the two go together well; Stock Doctor for FA and VectorVest for TA (market timing, trend/momentum, trailing stop losses). VectorVest is about AU$1000 for an annual subscription and Stock Doctor is up around $1,500 from memory. I realise you don't want to pay that amount.
 
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Hi, yeah I have reasonable experience , but I'm also a bit process driven so having search functions to select stocks that meet particular criteria (be it, Dividend payment history, EPS performance or other criteria) is helpful in that regard.
Many broker sites (like the good old commsec and etrade and stuff) will allow you to do those sorts of "filter searches". You can get txt/email alerts for certain "met conditions" as well.
Only saying this because that may already be free and available if your broker supports it.
 
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I've been using Stock Doctor for years. I am following their recommendations much more recently than I used to and with good success. I signed up for the 30 day trial of VectorVest last week and I am really liking it. I think the two go together well; Stock Doctor for FA and VectorVest for TA (market timing, trend/momentum, trailing stop losses). VectorVest is about AU$1000 for an annual subscription and Stock Doctor is up around $1,500 from memory. I realise you don't want to pay that amount.
Thanks Tinhat. Good suggestions. Let me know what you think of that combo once you have been using it for a while. Yeah cost is an issue and where I started with this post, but as one wise person noted you have to look at the cost in proportion to the overall trading you are doing. I will have a close look at Stock Doctor.
 
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