Stock scans are absolutely essential to day and swing traders. You need to be able to find the exact setup you are looking for. For day trading and swing trading, you have to be able to run a scan!
So on this page, I have compiled a few of the best charting and scanning services on the internet available today. You can make informed decisions and pick one that is right for you based on your preference.
Finviz has a great free version and an Elite monthly service that will allow you to save your preferred search scans. I love how their system easily draws chart trendlines on all instruments and gives you an informed decision on your style of trading. Available heat maps for sector performers and so much you can do for free, to give you an edge on your next trade, in all types of market caps. Used by many traders for transparency I highly recommend them.
Stock Charts has one of the best looking charts on the internet available today and used by any traders. They have a fast and powerful scanning engine. You can use their pre-defined scans or create your own from scratch.
They have a great free version and an available month to month service that you can easily cancel anytime, but no need to. Their charting service is amazing and robust.
Stock Monitor is new, and fast. A great way to filter the whole market and find stocks that matter to your trading style. They feature powerful and robust filters, charts, alerts, and you can even back test with their platform. I have paid a lot of money to scripters to backtest data for me in the past. This screening platform has back testing included. Their charts look really nice, and you can draw your own trendlines, and strategies right on their charts. You can try the free technical analysis screener here, or take things a step further with a 14 day trial and an easy affordable month to month membership. Their customer service is awesome as well. I have had no issues on ever getting in touch with support and help.
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