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nightelves
22nd March 2008, 11:23 AM
Hi I'm a beginner investor and I'm looking around for a good software for analysing shares on the ASX anyone have any good suggestions?

Currawong
22nd March 2008, 12:25 PM
Have you had a look through Mac OS X Software Updates and Mac OS X Downloads - VersionTracker (http://versiontracker.com) or MacUpdate: Apple Macintosh Software & Game Downloads (http://macupdate.com) for trading software? That's where most of us start off looking for software.

nightelves
22nd March 2008, 04:12 PM
Most of the softwares are overseas. I want local softwares only because they have a better grasp of OUR market

Brentnal
22nd March 2008, 07:02 PM
I use FOREXYARD (Windows only) for foreign exchange trading, I run in on my mac through VMware Fusion. Nice and easy.

ClockWork
22nd March 2008, 07:33 PM
ShareManager 4.1 (http://www.sharemanager.com.au/)

Deals specifically with ASX listed stocks, dividends, tax credits, and capital gains tax liabilities within the Australian law.

ShoeBox (http://www.shoebox.net.au/)

Catch here is, it's not any sort of downloadable software. It's all happening Online, and the user is paying someone else to enter the requested data. Works best with latest Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/landing/better/?utm_content=0705features&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=0507lndgpgtest&gclid=CObEv8-voJICFRMbagod42uaRw) and Omniweb (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/download/).

Manage Invest (http://www.manageinvest.com/default.aspx)

Same Q posed in early 2007 right here on MacTalk (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/13/28161-online-share-trading-mac.html).

Memo: Because Leopard is such a new OS, many Developers haven't gotten round to creating specific software for it, hence the ability to use Boot Camp (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html) or Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/en/landingpage/dskd24_2/?gclid=CImp0_KyoJICFQ06awodASw2RQ) or VMware Fusion (http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/?urlcode=PaidSearch_Google_APAC-AU/NZ_AU/NZ_VDI_Fusion_Fusion_Search_WWW_fusion&src=PaidSearch_Google_APAC-AU/NZ_AU/NZ_VDI_Fusion_Fusion_Search_WWW_fusion&ossrc=PaidSearch_Google_APAC-AU/NZ_AU/NZ_VDI_Fusion_Fusion_Search_WWW_fusion&CMP=KNC-google&HBX_OU=50&HBX_PK=WWW_fusion&gclid=CJvMnJuzoJICFQgSagodyWcwRA) to run Windows XP or Vista etc - straight on an Apple Mac at the same blistering Apple Mac speeds, is certainly a bonus.

rabit
22nd March 2008, 08:18 PM
if you want to do charting analysis, have a look at Prota ProTA: Mac OS X Stock Market Charting and Technical Analysis Software (http://www.beesoft.net)
I have been using it with ASX stocks for quite some time

bleam_98
27th March 2008, 08:30 PM
Hi
I have just purchased a Macbook Pro. I trade the US stock market using charting software called Esignal. Unfortunately Mac does not support this software or my trading platform Strategy Runner. my question is how well does Fusion or Parallel run PC programs? will I lose much speed? Do I need to install anti virus software to protect my mac when running PC programs???
Thanks

Mac Ram
27th March 2008, 08:39 PM
Have a look at this article (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/20/38392-comparing-parallels-desktop-3-0-vmware-fusion-1-0-a.html) for more info on running parallels vs fusion.

If you're running windows (even on a mac) you should protect yourself as you would on a window machine.

Oh and....welcome to the forums.

SRG
27th March 2008, 08:51 PM
we are about to start a investment club at work and manage invest looks very interesting.

bleam_98
28th March 2008, 07:25 AM
Thanks Mac Ram.
Does anyone know what sort of loss in performance I can expect running either parallels or Fusion on a mac book pro with 2 gig of ram and 2.4 processor??

ClockWork
28th March 2008, 08:32 AM
None!

:)

Brentnal
28th March 2008, 09:11 AM
Thanks Mac Ram.
Does anyone know what sort of loss in performance I can expect running either parallels or Fusion on a mac book pro with 2 gig of ram and 2.4 processor??

none at all.