On Chart.ly 5 Minutes is the NEW 140

One of the hardest things about managing money is finding good ideas.   The Real Time Financial Idea Network we’ve built at StockTwits helps solve this problem and the new Chart.ly makes it even easier.

Two of my favorite features of the NEW Chart.ly are screencasts and pattern tagging.

Built using the ridiculously easy to use screenr technology, you can record a screencast up to 5 minutes long with just one click – no need to download software or know how to make web videos. The Screencast feature is a great way to share ideas that can’t fit in the standard 140 characters as well as ideas other than technical analysis. Whether it be @charlesrotblut discussing the latest AAII survey, @abnormalreturns riffing on $GLD, or @RagheeHorner talking Forex Charts, the screencast feature makes it so easy to share and find a broad array of investment ideas.

On Chart.ly 5 minutes is the new 140.

In addition to screencasts, another feature I love is pattern tagging.  You have the ability to select a pattern for every chart or screencast you upload.  This is a fantastic way to zoom in and find ideas.  Looking for bullish setups? We have a stream for that.  Bearish on the markets and looking for stocks to short?  We have a stream for that too.

It even gets down to the type of pattern.  You can zoom in and look at all inverse head and shoulders, or all bear flags.  For the trader looking to learn technical analysis, this is a tremendous $STUDY tool.  You can really get a good feel for each pattern and learn to identify them on your own in the wild.

This is just the start of many great tools to empower users of our Financial Idea Network.   If you have any suggestions on how we can make StockTwits or Chart.ly better please let us know.  In the meantime get on Chart.ly and start sharing ideas!

18 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Screencast option & chart pattern tagging features are great, but there are a lot of improvements that should be made to the new Chart.ly (allow me to list a few here):

    1. Most basic chart feature, the ability to zoom in & enlarge charts, is still missing. Spoke to Leigh about this some weeks back and he says the lightbox (is that what it’s called?) is coming, but I still don’t see it. Can’t see the chart details too well on many charts.

    2. Chart archives should be up already, and should have been added before the swtich was flipped on the new site. Old Chart.ly is gone and my favorites folder of user charts are gone with it. Can’t find some users on the new Chart.ly at all.

    3. Just uploaded a 30 year bond yield chart and while I see basic “bullish or bearish” tagging options, that seems to be it so far. There are no additional tagging options yet, and it seems to be missing the word tagging options (“Bonds”, etc.) that the previous site included. Please add these features back!

    4. Prefer the page click navigation option to the scroll. I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating here. Need some way to be able to quickly view and flip through user charts once archives are added and clicking by page (or entering a page number in your browser) seems much easier than scrolling and viewing 1 or 2 charts in your screen at a time.

    Hope you guys keep adding new features and improving the site. I’m sure a lot of hard work went into building the new site, but still feel there is definite room for improvement before I start warming up to the new Chart.ly. Thanks!

      • Anonymous says:

        Just got some nice feedback response from Leigh Drogen. I will let him add his thoughts here, short summary is that some of the tagging options I mentioned are obsolete with the new Stocktwits scroll layout on Chart.ly, and that they are working hard on getting everything up to date.

        Keep up the good work & let’s get there. Thanks, guys.

  2. Screencast option & chart pattern tagging features are great, but there are a lot of improvements that should be made to the new Chart.ly (allow me to list a few here):

    1. Most basic chart feature, the ability to zoom in & enlarge charts, is still missing. Spoke to Leigh about this some weeks back and he says the lightbox (is that what it's called?) is coming, but I still don't see it. Can't see the chart details too well on many charts.

    2. Chart archives should be up already, and should have been added before the swtich was flipped on the new site. Old Chart.ly is gone and my favorites folder of user charts are gone with it. Can't find some users on the new Chart.ly at all.

    3. Just uploaded a 30 year bond yield chart and while I see basic “bullish or bearish” tagging options, that seems to be it so far. There are no additional tagging options yet, and it seems to be missing the word tagging options (“Bonds”, etc.) that the previous site included. Please add these features back!

    4. Prefer the page click navigation option to the scroll. I've said this before, but it bears repeating here. Need some way to be able to quickly view and flip through user charts once archives are added and clicking by page (or entering a page number in your browser) seems much easier than scrolling and viewing 1 or 2 charts in your screen at a time.

    Hope you guys keep adding new features and improving the site. I'm sure a lot of hard work went into building the new site, but still feel there is definite room for improvement before I start warming up to the new Chart.ly. Thanks!

  3. Just got some nice feedback response from Leigh Drogen. I will let him add his thoughts here, short summary is that some of the tagging options I mentioned are obsolete with the new Stocktwits scroll layout on Chart.ly, and that they are working hard on getting everything up to date.

    Keep up the good work & let's get there. Thanks, guys.

  4. Vozorth says:

    I just missed your stocktwitstv cast on the INTU.

    save me some time. two questions:
    1. Why the stock buyback announcement recently?
    2. What do you think of the current board of directors?

  5. Vozorth says:

    I just missed your stocktwitstv cast on the INTU.

    save me some time. two questions:
    1. Why the stock buyback announcement recently?
    2. What do you think of the current board of directors?

  6. Salepurses says:

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  7. Salepurses says:

    The co-leader with Woods after the first round, Vaughn Taylor, was a stroke back at seven under along with the local favorite Kevin Streelman, whose eight-under 63 was the best round of the tournament so far.

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