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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The Inspector Says Goodbye to Flash and Hello to HTML5

by Chip Anderson

Today we are pleased to announce that our "Inspect" tool now uses HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash! The HTML5 version of the Inspector has the following advantages: It loads much faster  It is more responsive, especially on slower devices There is no pause or screen flash while the new Inspector is starting. It doesn't require the Adobe Flash plug-in to be installed It works fine with ad blocking plug-ins that restricting Flash advertisements It works on most mobile devices including iPads and iPhones! The only downside to this migration is the same Read More 

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Introducing Arms CandleVolume Charts

by Chip Anderson

This week I'm attending the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) conference in San Francisco.  The conference started with a great presentation from Richard Arms.  Many of you may recognize his name.  Richard is probably most known for inventing the Arms Index (a.k.a. $TRIN). Richard has made several other important contributions to technical analysis as well however including popularizing EquiVolume charts.  Those are the charts that show price movements as boxes whose height is equal to the stock's daily range and whose width is proportional to the Read More 

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Announcing the StockCharts ChartList Framework - A New Way to Organize Your Saved Charts

by Chip Anderson

Today I'm very happy to announce the StockCharts ChartList Framework, a new method for organizing the charts stored in your account.  "The Framework" is free and very easy to install - it is also completely optional, no one is required to use it. The Framework was created to help Extra, ExtraRT and PRO members that aren't sure how to use our ChartList feature effectively.  If you have a jumbled, confusing collection of saved charts and ChartLists in your account, the Framework is for you.  If you can't find charts that you were sure you saved earlier, the Framework is for Read More 

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Consolidated Data for Canadian Stocks Coming on August 1st

by Chip Anderson

In case you did not know, over the past 5 years, the Canadian stock market has undergone a bit of a revolution.  Several alternate exchanges - most prominently the "Alpha" exchange - have sprung up and managed to capture a significant portion of the trading volume for many Canadian stocks - over 1/3rd of total volume in many cases. This has put technicians in a bit of a bind when it comes to analyzing data for Canadian stocks.  The volume data that comes directly from the Toronto exchange has been decreasing (or increasing more slowly) as these new exchanges siphoned off more Read More 

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Achievements for StockCharts Members

by Chip Anderson

Over the weekend we rolled out our "Achievements" system for StockCharts members.  Now members that have attended one of our in-person events will see a new area on the "Members" home page reminding them of the event.  We currently have given out achievements to everyone that attended our ChartCon conferences and/or our SCU 100 and 101 seminars.  Each achievement has a corresponding badge that appears on the Members page after it has been earned.  Here's what those badges look like: You will also see smaller versions of these badges on our Read More 

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MarketCarpets v3.0 are Here!

by Chip Anderson

We've just released the new 3.0 version of our MarketCarpet visual scanning tool.  Check it out! (Click here for the live version.) The new version has the following changes from the older version: It uses HTML5 instead of requiring the Java plugin It can be used by tablets and smartphones It loads much faster It contains 60 days of data instead of just 45 It initially shows you the stocks in Market Cap mode where each box is sized according to the underlying stock's market capitalization It Read More 

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Two Good Things Come to an End - Text and Dynamic P&F Charts

by Chip Anderson

We are removing our Text-based P&F charts and our Java-based Dynamic P&F charts from the site today.  Our graphical P&F charts will continue to work just like they always have. The removal of our Java-based Dynamic P&F charts continues our progress towards a Java-free experience for our users.  Recent security issues with Java have caused us to accelerate our progress in removing/replacing our Java-based tools.  We recently replaced our Java-based PerfCharts and Yield Curve tools with HTML5-based equivalents.  (Expect that to happen to our MarketCarpet Read More 

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Migration to HTML5 Continues with our New Yield Curve Page

by Chip Anderson

Earlier this year we converted our Interactive PerfCharts tool from Java to HTML5.  This month, we've done the same for our Dynamic Yield Curve.  As I mentioned before, Java continues to be a problematice solution for client-side interactivity.  It has always been a struggle to support Java because some of our customers have had a very hard time installing and upgrading it successfully.  The large number of recent securuty issues was the final straw that forced us to start migrating our Java-based tools to the new kid on the block, HTML5. The pros of HTML5 Read More 

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New Partnership with Stocks & Commodities Magazine

by Chip Anderson

Today I'm thrilled to announce a new partnership between StockCharts.com and Stocks & Commodities magazine.  StockCharts.com members can now freely search for and view all articles from all current and past issues of Stocks & Commodites magazine.  They can also view the currently edition of the magazine simply by using a new link on the "Members" page. This means that when you now search for a topic such as "MACD" using the "Search" feature on our website, your search results will not only contain articles from our website, but now also articles from the Read More 

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Calling All Testers! Our New HTML5 Version of PerfCharts Need You!

by Chip Anderson

Today marks another historic step in the continuing growth of StockCharts.com.  We are happy to announce the start of Beta testing for our first HTML5 charting tool - Interactive PerfCharts!  Check it out: So, I can hear what you are thinking right now.  You are thinking:        "Umm  Chip, you've had that exact same tool on your site for over a decade.  What's going on?" Yes, that's true.  This new version is intentionally identical to our older version with one important exception - No Java Required! Read More 

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