by Herbert R. Sorock
CHART TRADER PLUS ™
Investor's Toolkit, Ltd.
7441 W Archer Avenue
Summit, IL 60501
IBM version . . . . . . $299.95
Apple version . . . . . $249.95
Demo(either) . . . . . .$ 19.95
Ease of Use: . . . . . . A
Performance: . . . . A-
Documentation: . . . .B
Error Handling: . . . . B
Vendor Support: . . . .(not tested)
IBM PC, XT, AT, PCjr or IBM compatible (see below for details)
Apple version - contact vendor
Anyone still charting stocks or commodities without the assistance of a computer must be considered a
member of an endangered species. With the rapidly falling prices of computers and software, it doesn't
take a very high imputed wage to convince most serious traders that a computer purchase will pay itself
off in a matter of a few months (if not weeks). Once you've become accustomed to using a computer for
your charts, going back to doing things by hand seems impossible.
Assuming that you've purchased a computer for which technical analysis and charting software is
available (primarily the IBM PC or Apple II series), there is the question of which software package(s) to
use. I have bought and used a number of these, and I have learned several lessons which have been costly
both in money and time.