Chip Anderson

Chip Anderson
About the author: is the founder and president of StockCharts.com. He founded the company after working as a Windows developer and corporate consultant at Microsoft from 1987 to 1997. In this blog, Chip shares his tips and tricks on how to maximize the tools and resources available at StockCharts.com, and provides updates about new features or additions to the site.

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Finally!

by Chip Anderson

Finally!  It's only been like - what - 15 years since we moved into this office!  Definitely l-o-n-g overdue (which is actually mostly my fault). - Chip Read More 

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Check Out FinGraphs for a New Take on an Old Approach

by Chip Anderson

Today I am pleased to welcome Jean-Francois Owczarczak of FinGraphs.com to the ranks of our "Top Advisors Corner" commentators.  Jean-Francois and I have met at the previous two IFTA conferences and over that span of time, he has told me a remarkable tale.  His father, Edouard, has been advising bankers in Switzerland since the mid-1960s using purely a technical approach to the markets.  In the early days, since there were no computers and certainly no Internet, Edouard would go from bank to bank carrying his hand-drawn charts in his briefcase(!).  In 1969, Edouard Read More 

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"Dancing with the Trend" - A New Blog About Market Breadth by Greg Morris

by Chip Anderson

Today, I'm happy to announce the return of Greg Morris to StockCharts.com's writing team.  Greg has authored many popular books on Technical Analysis over the years including "Candlestick Charting Explained" and his latest book, "Investing with the Trend."  Earlier this year, Greg told me that he wanted to update his previous book "The Complete Guide to Market Breadth Indicators" - an idea that I fully supported.  We then got to talking about some of the challenges of writing and promoting books these days.  In case you haven't noticed, the financial book business has Read More 

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Re: ShellShocked

by Chip Anderson

Based on the best available information at this time, we are confident that StockCharts.com is not vulnerable to the various "ShellShocked" exploits that are being discussed in the press right now.  After a thorough review, we don't think we were ever vulnerable to those exploits.  Our security systems are configured to automatically screen out non-standard requests like those.  That said, we have taken additional steps - including applying the latest available patches - to further protect our site from these security threats.  In addition, we are Read More 

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Mobile Text Alerts Now Available from StockCharts

by Chip Anderson

StockCharts members have had access to custom technical alerts for some time now.  Alerts allow members to receive an email message whenever any technical situation occurs with one or more of their stocks.  They are very similar to our Advanced Scans and can be customized to recognize any set of  indicator-based signals you can imagine.  When a user installs an alert into our system, we automatically run that alert every 60 seconds while the market is open and, if we get any hits from it, we then notify the user via email. Our Extra and ExtraRT Read More 

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A Hearty Welcome to StockCharts.com for All of Martin Pring's Subscribers!

by Chip Anderson

Today I'm thrilled to announce that StockCharts.com and Pring.com are merging!  StockCharts.com is now the new home for Martin Pring's market commentary and his loyal subscribers are becoming members of StockCharts.com as a result. If you are one of Pring.com's users, welcome!  We are very glad to see you here. In case you missed it, here is the email message that Martin sent out earlier talking about the merger: Dear Weekly InfoMovie Subscriber, After many years, the Pring Infomovie Report is getting a long-needed face-lift and is taking on a Read More 

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28 Things to Remember About Creating and Saving Charts and ChartStyles

by Chip Anderson

Recently, one of our support engineers was working with a user that had become confused about how our system of SharpCharts, ChartLists and ChartStyles worked.  They had watched all of the videos, but something hadn't clicked for some reason.  To help determine where the confusion was coming from, Cole sent the user a long list of simple "rules" to remember about how those parts of our website work.  I thought I'd share that list with everyone.  It starts off with some really basic stuff just to make sure of the terminology, but hang in there, somewhere in this list Read More 

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Martin Pring is Joining StockCharts.com!

by Chip Anderson

Today I am thrilled to annouce that Martin Pring will be joining StockCharts.com as an official market analyst starting next month.  In case you don't know (how could you not know?), Martin is the author of numerous books on Technical Analysis including "Technical Analysis Explained" and "Introduction to Technical Analysis."  He has been speaking to audiences about technical analysis for decades.  He is also the creator of the popular "Know Sure Thing (KST)" indicator.  Martin's market insights compliment those of our existing analysts - John Murphy, Arthur Hill, Greg Read More 

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Facebook isn't Free

by Chip Anderson

Yesterday, we held a StockCharts Hat giveaway on our Facebook page as part of our 15 year anniversary celebration.  It was a ton of fun seeing our Facebook friends quickly snap up the 15 hats we offered on the page.  We then started to contact the winners asking for their shipping information. Facebook decided that was a no-no. Why?  We have no idea.  Shouldn't Facebook know that we are a legit company by this point?  Probably - we've been using them for 5+ years now to promote our site AND we've paid them lots of money to advertise on their site. Read More 

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It's Our Birthday and You'll Save If You Want To!

by Chip Anderson

Happy 15th Birthday StockCharts! 15 years ago we started this crazy journey and to celebrate, starting today - April 15th - and for the next 15 days - we are celebrating with our biggest special ever! For starters, if you subscribe for one year during the special, you'll get 15 months for the price of 12.  Click here for more. Or, if you are already a member and you renew for one year during the special, you'll get 15 months for the price of 12 as well. Click here for more. But wait there's more! Are you a member and Read More 

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