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Is it possible to obtain monthly charts of Australian stocks with the earnings of the company graphed on it as a line?

I am not aware of such a charting service. Statistical data on stocks is much more developed in the US, but it is gradually changing here.

There may be something on the Internet somewhere. You could search the great number of links on www.ataa.com.au and published in the ATAA Journal. You could also try posting questions on chat rooms and investment discussion sites.

Chart services have really died out, replaced by charting software and Internet charting facilities. If you had the earnings data, it would not be difficult to do what you want in Insight Trader by charting the monthly bar chart and the earnings line and overlaying them.

The software that might be worth following up is StockDoctor www.stockdoctor.com.au. They have the earnings data and they also have a charting facility. Other possibilities are www.sharefinder.com.au, www.conscious-investor.com and the Sherpa package from www.investorsadvantage.com.au.

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