The best Free Stock Charting software for Windows, really free Freeware, is FCharts by Spacejock. I have searched all of the net, and this is the best free.
For Mac, Linux, Solaris, or Windows – Multi-platform Free stock market software: See JStock info below.
FCharts will import data from most sources, including Yahoo Finance, which provides historical data for free too, making this a perfect FREE solution for new traders. Stock Market shares and indexes can be easily charted, and updated at the click of a button – Dow Jones Index ^DJI, London’s ^FTSE, Australia’s ASX200 ^AXJO, and more. Technical analysis is made simple with the help of some essential charting tools.
The program has many features:
- Charts can be displayed as OHLC, Candlestick and Line charts.
- Built-in indicators MACD, RSI, Exponential and Standard Moving Averages.
- Draw trendlines, parabolas, squares, Fibonacci and percentage retracements and more.
FCharts is the perfect charting tool for low budget, small bankroll traders, or those just starting out, and not willing to pay a small fortune for software just yet. A friend of mine who started trading only a few months ago, managed to boost his trading bankroll by 400%+ using FCharts as his main trading software!
*** Update DEC 2012 ***
JStock – Free Stock Market software for Mac, Linux, Solaris or Windows
JStock is a free stock market software for 26 countries. Being a Java based application it will run on any system that has Java installed. It provides Stock watchlist, Intraday stock price snapshot, Stock indicator editor, Stock indicator scanner and Portfolio management. Free SMS/email alert supported.
- Stock Watchlist – Multiple Countries
- Stock Watchlist – Current Stock Info
- Stock Watchlist – Intraday Stock Price
- Stock Watchlist – Multiple Watchlists
- Portfolio Management – Transaction Records
- Portfolio Management – Cash Management
- Portfolio Management – Dividend Management
- Portfolio Management – Multiple Portfolios
- Alert – SMS
- Alert – Email
- Alert – System Tray
- Indicator Filter – Indicator Installer
- Indicator Filter – Indicator Editor
- Indicator Filter – Indicator Scanner
- Charting – History Stock Info
- Charting – History Index Info
- Charting – Portfolio Summary
- Charting – Cash Flow Summary
- Cloud Remote Storage