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How do I find data vendors for end-of-day Insight Trader format data for Australian and Hong Kong shares?

Dial & Chart (www.dialchart.com.au) can supply all this data except stock beta.

Once you have the data, you can chart it in a software program like Insight Trader, which is what I use. You can set up multiple time frame charts in separate windows one under the other quite simply in Insight Trader.

The stock beta data is something of an exception in that it is not generally used in charting packages. You will probably have to hunt for them on a site providing fundamental data.

One place you can find the Beta for a stock is http://investor.ninemsn.com.au/Shares/shares.asp. Enter the code for the stock you want. The Beta is on the Main View page for the stock. The Glossary has a useful explanation of Beta and what the Beta data shown is.

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