In the world of Forex charting and volume profile creation programs like Linnsoft’s Investor, or even Market Delta, are what come to mind for most traders. For a while, they have established themselves as industry standards but that is not to say that there are not other options available.
Sierra Chart is an established program that is already enjoying a devoted fan base. Whether you are an established trader that is looking for a new charting platform or a beginner, Sierra Chart may very well be an excellent option for your needs.
Let’s find out as we take an up-close look at the ins and outs of this program!
Things You Might Like
- Competitive Price Point: The standard Sierra package is available for a price point of $45 with an additional two percent discount for each subsequent month that you decide to subscribe to it (maxing out after one year for a maximum saving of twenty-four percent).
For products of this nature, the described rate is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
- Adjustable Appearance: While not quite as tweakable as some of the other programs of this nature Sierra Charts does give you the opportunity to change up the color and adjust your fonts a little bit to create a display that is more visually in line with your preferences.
Needless to say, this is not the most important feature available but it does make a difference especially for the user that is going to be logging long hours on this platform.
- Free Support (Sort of): You are going to have free access to online user support if you decide to utilize their message board. Post your question, and it will eventually be answered by a customer service representative.
However, if you are looking for more immediate aid it might set you back. Utilizing their customer service line costs money. However, if you are willing to wait what will usually only amount to a few hours you can get your answers for free.
Things That You Might Not Like
- It’s Challenging to Navigate: Unfortunately, Sierra Charts interface isn’t quite as intuitive as I would like it to be. It definitely is not unusable, but navigating the program is a little bit clunky and tends to be slower than other comparable software.
This isn’t the biggest defect in the world and once you get used to the platform my guess is that the extent to which its clunkiness effects you is going to be greatly reduced. Still, it might be something of a drag for at least a while.
Personally, I am of the opinion that there is a lot that Sierra Chart does right, and a lot that they could do to polish their platform up a little bit. While the features that it has are good, the program is still certainly lacking in a few ways, and the interface (though for the most part is user-friendly) could really use a touch-up.
Sierra Chart is a platform that I think is still working on developing into all that it can be, which is actually very promising. It’s always great to see a program that works on improvement and growth. However, as someone that is looking for a fully formed platform right now, the promise of future development may not be enough to sell you on this software.
That is a decision that you will have to make for yourself, but if you do choose to user Sierra Chart I am of the mind that it has enough pros to ensure that you won’t regret it, despite its few shortcomings.