We have been using AnalyzerXL for several years and believe that it may well be the most powerful, most practical and most affordable Excel add-in for technical analysis available anywhere.
AnalyzerXL contains six modules that integrate the most important trading and technical analysis tasks in an Excel spreadsheet environment. One module, BulkQuotesXL, downloads free historical stock, index and mutual fund data from Yahoo! Finance for major worldwide exchanges, and free historical end-of-day data (M,W,D) for currency FX rates, financial futures, commodity futures, and indexes from PiFin.
After a very simple set-up you can instantly download (hundreds of tickers if you want) free historical stock, index and mutual fund data from US, European, Asian and Australian markets, and continuous futures data of all US markets, generate bar, line, or candlestick charts with 146 technical studies and expert systems, and automatically export to ASCII or Metastock data files. This is how we get our end-of-day data for all the charts you see on this site. Other modules in AnalyzerXL include real time quotes, option and Leap downloads, and portfolio management.
AnalyzerXL is $99. We've bought trading software with lots of zeros in the price tag but the ones we use are what we wrote ourselves for Excel and in VB. This is a must have if you want to do serious research, or even if you just need a major league quality data downloader. Support has always been prompt and useful. Lifetime upgrades are free. This is a winner! Download a 100% functional free trial of AnalyzerXL.
TraderXL Pro Package
TraderXL is a souped-up AnalyzerXL with neural net, neural classifier, and backtesting modules. After spending a couple decades researching and studying every technical analysis technique known to man it's pretty clear that neural nets are a new and still largely unexplored frontier. We're not giving up any details on the trading nets we're working on but we can tell you that PredictortXL and ClassifierXL made wagering on the 2005 Major League Baseball season a lot of fun.
TraderXL Pro Package is $249. Download a 100% functional free trial of TraderXL Pro Package.