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Sierra Chart is a professional trading platform that supports manual, automated, and simulated trading. Widely known for its stable, open, and highly customizable design, Sierra Chart is a complete Real-time and Historical, Charting and Technical Analysis platform for the financial markets. Designed for efficiency and ease-of-use, it has an uncomplicated interface that can handle the most demanding applications. It is developed by an experienced and competent development team that stays on top of development. It has been proven and trusted by investors/traders/clearing firms for more than a decade.
Use our exclusive ChartDOM (depth of market) which is a functional Trading DOM fully integrated with charts. Sierra Chart uses direct connections to all data and trading services. It does not use any in process blackbox API components. Sierra Chart does not use Java or .NET, it is fast 100% native C++ code. All of this means you have super high reliability, the best connectivity and support for connections.

Essential Features

  • Charting
    • Create and customize advanced and real-time Intraday and Historical charts for futures, stocks, commodities, indexes, mutual funds, currencies or any market. Create Historical charts with a bar period of Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly, or any number of days. Historical data for the charts is automatically downloaded from various supported services. The downloaded data is saved locally on your hard disk in a text format. You have the ability to easily edit the data, if necessary. Historical charts are updated in real time, so you always have a chart which is up to date with the latest trade.
    • Continuously updated charts as trades occur. Real-time tick by tick charting. Every trade received from the connected data feed is efficiently processed, stored and displayed, with none of them ignored. Charts scroll automatically as new bars are added. Ticks/trades can be stored as individual data records for highly precise charts.
    • Complete technical analysis capabilities through the detailed and interactive charts, chart drawing tools, and studies.
  • Complete and Advanced Trading Functionality
    • Enter orders, view orders, manage orders, and view positions from a Trade Window, chart, Chart DOM or standalone Trade DOM. Advanced Trading from the charts.
    • Advanced and highly configurable Trading DOM providing complete trading functionality. The order columns support entry of Limit, Stop, Stop-Limit, and Market if Touched orders. All other Order Types can be entered through the attached Trade Window or through the right-click Trade menu. The Trading DOM is fully configurable. You can set the colors and what columns to display and their order. Columns include Market Depth, Last Trade Size, Cumulative Last Trade Size, Profit and Loss, Recent Bid and Ask Volume.
    • Advanced Trade strategies including: Targets, Stops and several types of Trailing Stops, all fully managed with OCO functionality and automatic quantity management (Advanced Trade Management). Targets and Stops can be automatically entered when submitting a parent order or after.
  • Studies and Indicators
    • 350+ fully customizable technical studies and indicators. Sierra Chart offers an Advanced Custom Study Interface and Language. This allows us or users to add studies very rapidly. Each study has inputs to modify the variables of the study. Various Draw Styles are available and can be customized for each subgraph of a study. Draw Styles include transparent styles as well.
    • Specify simple or advanced Alert Conditions on studies and the main price chart for continuous monitoring and scanning across a list of symbols. Alerts can play a sound, are logged, are displayed on the chart, and an email message can optionally be sent. Alert conditions can reference multiple studies on the chart and are specified using very flexible and powerful Excel type formulas. You have access to all of the available Excel operators and functions.
  • Drawing Tools
    Complete set of chart drawing tools and functionality. Tools include:

    • Chart Calculator (Calculates price change, percent change, and time difference between two points)
    • Chart Values/Crosshair with Global Cursors
    • Lines (Line, Ray, Extended Line)
    • Linear Regression with Channels
    • 2 and 3 Point Retracement/Extension Tool with time projections
    • Pitchfork
    • Rectangle Highlight
    • Ellipse/Angle Ellipse Highlight
    • Horizontal and Vertical Lines
    • Arrows
    • Fibonacci Fan, Percentage Fan, Speed Resistance Lines, Gann Fan Tool
    • Cycles
    • Type Text
    • Gann Grid
    • Fibonacci Time Zones
    • Zig-Zag
  • Performance
    • Solid professional quality software. Designed for efficiency and ease-of-use. It has a straightforward and well-designed interface that can handle the most demanding applications. It is developed by an experienced and competent development team that stays on top of development. It has been proven and trusted by investors/traders/clearing firms for more than a decade.
    • Automatically reconnects to the Data and Trading servers if you become disconnected.
    • CPU multi-core support for increased performance with data downloading, Chartbook loading, and market data processing.
  • Data
    • All Sierra Chart service packages include a Real-Time and Historical data service.
    • Chart Values/Crosshair with Global Cursors
    • Supports numerous external Data and Trading services as well as our own data services. This gives you access to many brokers and clearing firms throughout the world.
    • Sierra Chart provides its own Market Statistics data feed that can be used alongside any supported Data or Trading service, to receive various market statistics for several exchanges and indexes.