Watchlists, analysis lists, etc. are another must have feature that most free charting programs do not have. Being able to put stocks on a Watchlist for future study and monitoring is crucial to higher profitability and stronger stock pick selection. Being able to have as many Watchlists as you want with all types of criteria and sorting capability is a huge asset to investors and traders. You want to be able to spend less time searching for stocks or listening to the news, and more time enjoying your profits from trading. Alerts are a new addition for many charting programs and function similarly to professional alert systems within charting software. Alerts keep you on top of stocks that may not be ready with the ideal entry at the moment, but will be a in a few days.