Product Review: IQ Chart by John Sweeney
The source of IQ Chartís attractiveness can be found in its daily and intraday charts served up via the Internet from IQCís servers, rather than from your down-loaded database. In the rush of product in this category, IQ Chart is certainly competitive, but so far, also somewhat restricted in its options.
What are we seeing today in this line of product? We get a real-time (or close; five to 30 seconds behind real time) or delayed datastream. We always get stocks and sometimes we can get mutual funds, bonds and/or futures. We get news (headlines and stories), quotes, and quote pages. We get interactive charts with real-time or delayed intraday or interday information. We get a full suite of technical indicators plus drawing
tools. We get company information directly or via free link to Internet resources. Sometimes, we get screening for something to trade. On occasion, we get portfolio monitoring and accounting/reporting.