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As a day trader, your trading software and your charting software are the pieces of software that you will use the most. The following articles include documentation and tutorials for the most popular charting software, including several video tutorials for Sierra Chart.

Which Charting Software to Use for Which Styles of Trading
Discussion of my preferred charting software and recommendations for which charting software to use for which style of trading.

Sierra Chart - Documentation
Documentation for Sierra Chart, covering everything from downloading and registering, to custom studies and indicators.

Sierra Chart Video - Opening a Chart
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to open a chart.

How to Configure Sierra Chart for IB Market Data
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart to use Interactive Brokers' market data service.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's General Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's general settings, such as the location of the market data files, any alert sounds, and any default indicators to apply to a new chart.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's User Interface
A step by step guide to configuring part of Sierra Chart's user interface, such as the visibility and location of the chartbook and chart tabs, and the chart scrolling increment.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Graphics Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's graphics settings, such as the colors and widths of candlesticks, and the text font that is used on charts and in the message log.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Additional Graphics Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's additional graphics settings, such as the space around the edge of the chart, and the text font that is used in the message log.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Chart Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's chart settings, such as the number of bars or candlesticks to display, and the chart time frame.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Advanced Chart Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's advanced chart settings, such as the fill space, and the visibility of the price scale and the time scale.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Advanced Chart Settings (Part 2)
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's advanced chart settings (part 2), such as the chart title, and the display of vertical grid lines.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Chart Header
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's studies, such as which indicators to display on a chart, and which indicators have calculation priority.

Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Header Fields
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

Sierra Chart - Documentation
Documentation for Sierra Chart, covering everything from downloading and registering, to custom studies and indicators.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Studies
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's studies, such as which indicators to display on a chart, and which indicators have calculation priority.

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Chart Settings
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure a chart's settings.

Sierra Chart Video - Working With Chartbooks
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to work with chartbooks (groups of charts).

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Chart Shortcut Menu
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's studies, such as which indicators to display on a chart, and which indicators have calculation priority.

Explanations of Sierra Chart's Chart Menu Fields (Part 1)
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

Explanations of Sierra Chart's Chart Menu Fields (Part 2)
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

Explanations of Sierra Chart's Chart Menu Fields (Part 3)
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

Explanations of Sierra Chart's Chart Menu Fields (Part 4)
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

Explanations of Sierra Chart's File Menu Fields
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's studies, such as which indicators to display on a chart, and which indicators have calculation priority.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's General Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's general tool settings, such as the default tool, and the location of the tool values window.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Arrow Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's arrow tool settings, such as the default color and visual style of arrows.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Chart Calculator Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's chart calculator tool settings, such as the chart calculations that are displayed.

Explanations of Sierra Chart's Edit Menu Fields
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Cycle Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's cycle tool settings, such as the default color and line width of cycles.

Sierra Chart Video - Adding Studies and Indicators
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how studies and indicators are added to a chart.

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Studies and Indicators
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure studies and indicators.

Explanations of Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields
Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Menu - Explanations of Siera Chart's Chart Drawing Menu Fields

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Chart Regions
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure a chart's regions (or display areas).

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Study Overlays
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure study overlays.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Chart Drawing Properties
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's chart drawing properties, such as the color of a chart drawing, and the options for a chart drawing.

Sierra Chart Video - Overlay a Study on the Price Chart
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to overlay a study or indicator on the price chart.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Highlight Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's highlight tool settings, such as the default color and transparency of the highlight tools.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Horizontal and Vertical Line Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's horizontal and vertical line tool settings, such as the default color, and the visual style of horizontal and vertical lines.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Intraday File Update List
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's intraday file update list, which is used to determine which markets Sierra Chart should keep up to date market data for.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Text Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's text tool settings, such as the default color, and the vertical and horizontal alignment of text.

How to Configure Sierra Chart's Trend Line Tool Settings
A step by step guide to configuring Sierra Chart's trend line tool settings, such as the default color, and the visual style of trend lines.

Sierra Chart Video - Working With Study Collections
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to work with study collections (groups of studies and indicators).

TradeStation Video - Basic Charting
Video tutorial for TradeStation, including opening and modifying charts.

TradeStation Video - Basic Indicators
Video tutorial for TradeStation, including adding indicators and studies to charts.

Sierra Chart Video - Opening a Chart
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to open a chart.

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Chart Settings
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure a chart's settings.

Sierra Chart Video - Working With Chartbooks
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to work with chartbooks (groups of charts).

Sierra Chart Video - Adding Studies and Indicators
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how studies and indicators are added to a chart.

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Studies and Indicators
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure studies and indicators.

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Chart Regions
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure a chart's regions (or display areas).

Sierra Chart Video - Configuring Study Overlays
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to configure study overlays.

Sierra Chart Video - Overlay a Study on the Price Chart
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to overlay a study or indicator on the price chart.

Sierra Chart Video - Working With Study Collections
Video tutorial for Sierra Chart, showing how to work with study collections (groups of studies and indicators).

TradeStation Video - Basic Charting
Video tutorial for TradeStation, including opening and modifying charts.

TradeStation Video - Basic Indicators
Video tutorial for TradeStation, including adding indicators and studies to charts.

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