The only desktop application we use is a simple spreadsheet program for building ROI tables based on option tables, to help select an option contract.]]>
Yahoo’s finance site contains a lot of good information and is one of our favorite free sites. To access historical technical data on RHAT, click on the “Technical Analysis” link on the left side of the page.
We would never invest in a stock based solely upon technical analysis. There are plenty of instances where the primary technical indicators would give a buy signal, but where the company fundamentals are poor and consequently lead to a quick reversal in the direction of the stock. Ultimately we try to take a holistic approach to our investments and use as much important information as possible, weighing time spent analyzing with execution. So to answer your second question, technical analysis can be applied to all stocks, but is only one tool out of a more complete set of tools for analyzing an investment.]]>
Also, does technical analysis work for all kinds of stocks or only those that express certain characteristics through their fundamentals (i.e., positive earnings, minimum threshold of trading volume or market cap, etc.)]]>