Outstanding technical analysis

You can use Alpha's charts and analytics to identify underlying trends, anticipate breakouts and time market entry and exit. Alpha includes a comprehensive suite of chart styles and analytics which can be applied to both historical and real-time price charts.

Clients are impressed by how easy it is to review stocks using different analytics, and how quickly they can scan through a list of shares such as the FTSE 100 or a portfolio.

"I use charts heavily and Alpha Terminal has far superior charting tools to other data terminals."

From your EPIC list, simply double-click on a stock to display its price chart. You can fully customise the colour, time frame and style of the price chart including analytics. You can save up to 12 different chart configurations and place them on the toolbar so that you can apply them with a click of the mouse. For example, you may wish to use a 12 month OHLCV chart with moving averages as a default but have a 5 year chart and Relative to benchmark chart configured for a second and third opinion.

Flexible charting at your fingertips

A great feature of Alpha is the ability to draw your own support, resistance and trend lines on historical and intraday price charts. The lines and comments you add to charts will be automatically saved.

Flags for breaking news, forthcoming ex-dividend dates and results announcements, directors' dealings and bid situations ensure you are aware of significant events at all times.

"I can actually set up alarms so that an alert is sent not just to me but to the client as well."

On price charts you can overlay key company dates, such as Results and ex-dividend dates, details of directors' dealings, and, if you manage a fund or portfolio, transaction dates.

Alpha's comprehensive technical analysis suite includes the following chart types and analytics:

Chart types
  • 3-Line Break
  • Candlestick
  • Close Line
  • HL
  • HLC
  • Ichimoku Charts
  • Kagi
  • Mid Line
  • OHLC
  • Point & Figure
  • Renko
Moving averages
  • Simple Moving Average
  • Exponential Moving Average
  • Weighted Moving Average
  • Triangular Moving Average
  • Variable Moving Average (VHF)
  • Variable Moving Average (CMO)
  • VIDYA Moving Average
Support for channels
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Envelopes (Trading Bands)
  • Ribbons
  • STARC Bands
  • Keltner Channels
Line studies
  • Andrew's Pitchfork
  • Cycle Lines
  • Fibonacci Arc
  • Fibonacci Fan
  • Fibonacci Retracement (Extension)
  • Gann Angles
  • Ichimoku Charts
  • Partial Trend
  • Pivot Points
  • Price Channels
  • Quadrant Lines
  • Speed Resistance Lines
  • Swing Charts
  • Trend & Confidence Lines
  • Zig-Zag Charts/Lines
OHLCV indicators
  • Accumulation/Distribution
  • Chaikin Oscillator
  • Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
  • Directional Movement (ADX)
  • Ease of Movement
  • Equivolume
  • Mass Index
  • Money Flow Index
  • Negative Volume Index
  • Positive Volume Index
  • Swing Accumulation Index
  • Swing Index
Others indicators
  • Adaptive Stochastic Oscillator
  • Aroon
  • Average True Range (ATR)
  • Beta
  • Chande Momentum Oscillator
  • Chande Trend Index
  • Coppock
  • Correlation
  • KAGI
  • MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence)
  • Meisels
  • Momentum
  • On balance Volume
  • Oscillator
  • Parabolic SAR
  • Point and Figure
  • Price Oscillator
  • Price Rate of Change
  • Price Relative to
  • RSI
  • Standard Deviation
  • Stochastic Oscillator
  • Ticks
  • TRIX
  • Ultimate Oscillator
  • Vertical Horizontal Filter (VHF)
  • Volatility
  • Volume
  • Williams' Acc/Dist
  • Williams %R
Market graphs
  • Absolute Breadth Index
  • Advance/Decline Line
  • Advance/Decline Ratio
  • Breadth Thrust
  • Cumulative Volume Index
  • McClellan Oscillator
  • McClellan Summation Index
  • New Highs-New Lows
  • New Highs-New Lows Cumulative
  • New Highs-New Lows Ratio
  • Overbought/Oversold
  • STIX
  • TICK
  • TRIN

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Data and Features

  • Live Level 1 data for all UK listed equities (including AIM and investment trusts)
  • Advanced Level 2 screens for LSE stocks
  • Contended Level 2 available to substantially reduce your costs
  • Live level 1 data for Nasdaq, NYSE and AMEX
  • Global market indices
  • MSCI WMA Indices
  • Investment trust NAVs, sectors, TERs and yields
  • Major world currency pairs
  • Major commodity prices - Oil, Metals, Energy
  • Daily fund prices with sectors, TERs, yields and ratings
  • Corporate and government bonds; yield curves
  • UK Corporate Actions
  • Live RNS from all Primary Information Providers
  • Dow Jones Newswires UK Markets Report
  • Customisable price tickers which can filter for specific portfolios or indices
  • Customisable news alerts
  • Highly customisable multi-window layouts. Create multiple layouts and apply them with a click of the mouse
  • Each individual window highly customisable. Create multiple templates and apply them with a click of the mouse
  • Over 20 years' fundamental data and up to three years' broker forecasts
  • Balance sheet, P&L and cashflow metrics
  • Broker consensus, consensus change, last consensus and number of brokers
  • Directors' and Major Shareholder dealings and holdings. Filter by company or shareholder
  • Outstanding charting suite with 90+ chart types and analytics
  • Set alarms on support and resistance lines, trend lines, at specific price levels or percentage price changes
  • Live DDE links to drive your Excel-based pricing models
  • Powerful Data Mining helps you build unlimited portfolios or watchlists of stocks that meet specific fundamental and/or technical criteria