– Screener, Charts, and More

August 30th, 2008 | Filed under: Reviews,

One of the hardest things to find for a technical stock trader are good solid charts, while being able to still easily scan through hundreds of them.

Finviz is a pretty efficient service that I recently came across. Basically you can scan through various stocks, see a great overall depiction of what is going on in the markets, and search stocks by chart patterns.

When you first visit the site it is apparent that the group decided to avoid the glitz and glam. There are really no pictures and you just see long lists of stock symbols and charts; however, it actually helps make the site more functional. By just hovering over a stock symbol, you will be able to see a thumbnail view of the stock. This saves you tons of time because you don’t have to wait for any type of loading or switching back and forward between pages.

It is actually pretty intuitive to manage your way around the site. The setup basically allows everybody to feel like the site was custom made for them.

Scan Charts by Pattern

Probably one of the best features of Finviz is their ability to easily scan charts for the specific pattern you want. For example, I ran a scan for a head and shoulder pattern and received around 30 good leads.

Easily Share and Publish Charts

The chart that is shown above was not saved or screen captured. Finviz created an option that allows its users to easily publish their charts. I did not add any annotations or drawings.

Best of all you can either use a static chart (snapshot of when you looked at it) or you can use a dynamic one (updates as the market does). You can really do it with all the services they have on this site.

Market Maps

If you get bored looking at the regular stock charts, then you can always check out their Market Maps. These maps allow you to see an overall picture of what is going on in the market at a certain time.

Again the was no screen capture or saving I had to do, to share the map above.

Much More

The more you begin digging into the site the more features and services you realize Finviz has. Basically if you want some type of visual representation of a stock, sector, or overall market you can find it there.

You don’t need to register or create any type of user name in order to use the site.

I am assuming that Finviz is supposed to represent Financial Visualization, which it does really well. You can learn more about it by watch their video tour or just check them our for yourself.