Product Review: Zignals.com by Dennis D. Peterson
Zignals is a website for generating
alerts and analyzing
charts. My initial interest in
this website came from an
article I read in one of the local newspapers. The article said that
Microsoft had bought a 15% interest in
Zignals and the software detected overall
price movements. This piqued my
interest, as Microsoft has a lot of very
smart folks. What attracted them to
Zignals? I had to find out.
The answer lies in the ability of the
site to do things that you usually have to
pay for. For example, it automatically
finds gaps and trendlines. The site has
two halves and on one side you have the
alert generation software, while on the
other, there’s the charting software.
Before you get started, you’ll need to
install Silverlight, a browser plug-in,
and you’ll need to download it twice.
The first download lets you install
Silverlight 1.0, and the second lets you
install Silverlight 2.0. Until Silverlight
2.0 is installed, you won’t be able to see
any charts (and by the time this is published,
you may have to download a
still-newer version of Silverlight). But
you’ll have to register first.