Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (67, 97): Websites For Traders: www.TradingTheCharts.com by David Penn
What’s in a message-board? Well, if that message-board is TradingTheCharts.com, then the answer is “A boon for technical traders,” that’s what.
Increasingly, certain forms of communication like message-boards and personal web pages (or blogs) seem to have become the veritable architecture of the
Internet cityscape. And the near-ubiquity of these two forms says a great deal about what people find most useful about the Internet. Insofar as I have pointed to a few of what I consider the most interesting personal web pages and blogs out there for traders—with more to come—it is also worth pointing out those places where traders spend time together talking shop, comparing notes, and plotting their next move in the market.
TradingTheCharts.com is one of those places. On the surface, TradingTheCharts appears to be just like any other message-board you might find on the Internet
where fans get together to learn, speculate and gossip about the home team’s winning streak, the latest LINUX kernel improvement, or the best time to plant dahlias for the summer garden. TradingTheCharts.com consists of five main forums—a welcome forum (which
includes a chat room and a set of “featured charts and posts” accessible for free for non-subscribers), financial forum, market commentary, commodities,
and tools of the trade. Each forum is further divided—for example, the financial forum is divided into subject areas: “Indices,” “Cycles,” “Currencies,” “Interest rates,” “Stocks,” and “Options.”