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For a beginner, what is the best charting/TA software?

My advice is to do the Kaplan subject FIN231 first. You do not need software to do it. When you begin to understand what markets you wish to trade/invest in, and have a basic idea of how your will go about it (what indicators and chart types you need), that is the time to look at software. Until then, you should be able to get by with some free software on the Internet: Yahoo/finance, bigcharts.com and your online broker’s website (if you have one).

I am an investor in Australian stocks and have used Insight Trader for over 20 years now and it meets most of my needs.

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