Chip Anderson

Partnering with Alexander Elder

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Today I am very pleased to announce that is partnering with Dr. Alexander Elder to provide you with two new features.

Dr. Elder is the author of several very influential books on technical analysis and trading.  We've recommended his work for years in our online bookstore and we use his books as the basis for an internal trading course that we teach to our employees.  His books "Trading for a Living" and "Come Into My Trading Room" are in the must-read category for any serious investor.  You can check out all of his books here.

Today we are announcing the addition of "Elder's Impulse System" to our SharpCharts charting tool.  This is a method of coloring OHLC bars so that they provide you with possible trading signals.  It was first described in the book "Come Into My Trading Room."  Here's an example of what an "Impulse" chart looks like:


We have also added a ChartSchool article on Elder's Impulse System to our site that describes what the colors mean and how they are assigned.

You can create an Impulse chart by selecting "Elders Impulse System" from the "Type" dropdown in the "Chart Attributes" area.

We are also announcing today the start of a new series of articles by Alexander Elder that will appear in our "ChartWatchers" blog on a weekly basis.  The articles will be titled "How I Managed My Pick" and will detail a specific stock position that Dr. Elder took during the previous week as part of his virtual trading contest on his own website.  The articles are written with an eye towards helping everyone improve their "Position Management" skills using technical analysis.  Look for the first article in this series to appear in a couple of days in the "ChartWatchers Blog" area.

Finally, I'd like to encourage everyone to take a look at Dr. Elder's website  It's a community of traders that are working together to make better trades.  One way they do that is via a virtual trading contest that runs each week.  The "winner" of each week's contest has to write an article explaining the reasoning for their trade.  The result is a lot of great education that both investors and traders can benefit from.

Welcome aboard Dr. Elder!

Chip Anderson
About the author: is the founder and president of He founded the company after working as a Windows developer and corporate consultant at Microsoft from 1987 to 1997. In this blog, Chip shares his tips and tricks on how to maximize the tools and resources available at, and provides updates about new features or additions to the site.
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Great stuff. I'm looking forward to his weekly articles.
I am really impressed with your work. I am reading Elder's book after Chip's visit to Phoenix. This is really helpful, I don't need to go to another site for Elder's analysis
Just one word: superb !
This will be a great addition to stock charts .com. You guys&gals do a super job,keep up the good work.
Elder's Analysis is something that I have interest in. It is great to have this seen. Thanks for posting.
Thanks Chip. Elders work has helped my trading ability greatly.
Thank you Chip. It is a pleasure to see my Impulse System charts on the web for the first time! A. Elder
I'm so happy to hear this addition in your chart styles. I also appreciate that StoickCharts is working w/ Elder to publish articles on a weekly basis. There are lots of us follow Elder's trading methodology for trading stocks. Many of us will surely appreciate if you can add SafeZone Stop feature in the charts features some time in the future. Kudos to everyone at the StockCharts to bring Elder on board. thx
The Elder Impulse charts are a great way to analyze the short term trend. Thanks for including them in StockCharts. To provide intermediate-term context I am adding area-style Bollinger Bands (67,2.1) as background (opacity 0.3, blue). 67 = 200/3.
Congratulations to Stockcharts and Alexander Elder for your efforts to help improve the trading community. This is a very welcome addition to the Stockcharts website. Nice! Thanks.
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