Ask Colin

What software should a beginner buy to start learning to trade?

Charting Software
I am reluctant to recommend you should buy any specific software. The problem is that any trading plan needs to suit the attitudes, beliefs and personality of the trader. It may be that a given software will suit your plan, but equally it may not. You need firstto develop your trading plan and then select the software that will do the job you want. There is more information in questions under the keyword software.

Computerised Trading Systems
See the article on the Articles page of this web site. Think long and hard before you even consider buying one. Personally, I don't believe that computerised trading systems work. I think the trading discipline is far more complex than just a simple system. In many ways each trader has to travel the road to development of his or her trading plan, whether it be system based or more discretionary.