Compare SharePad & SharePad Pro

SharePad and SharePad Pro are all-in-one platforms for private investors and traders alike. While they share a common name and many common features there are distinct differences.

The 7 main differences between SharePad Pro and SharePad

Below is a short article and a like-for-like comparison table. By the end of both you will have a clearer understanding of which subscription aligns with your specific needs, ensuring that you make the most of your investment journey. As ever, if you have any further questions, the support team are just a call, email or message away.

1. Live, real-time data

SharePad Pro provides users with live, real-time data for the UK & US markets. There are also live data feeds for AQSE, Investment Trusts, ETFs, Coprorate Bonds, Global Indices, Foreign Exchange, Commodity spot prices and Covered warrants, These compare to 15-minute delayed data for SharePad.

Real-time data is crucial for swift decision-making and risk management. It provides real-time information on market conditions, prices, and news, allowing traders to respond promptly to opportunities and threats.

2. UK LSE & AQSE Level 2

SharePad Pro's Level 2 feature enables users to access real-time information about stocks listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and AQUIS exchange (AQSE). This functionality provides details on buying (bid) and selling (ask) prices, as well as the volume of orders at various price levels.

Using Level 2, you can dive into detailed and summarised orders, revealing the volume at each price level. You can also refine your search to see specific details like price, time, volume, and type.

Level 2 also includes a visual display of orders and volumes, making it easier to spot potential support and resistance levels.

To learn more about SharePad Pro's Level 2 view and how to use it, read our detailed written tutorial The Level 2 View or watch this 4 minute tutorial video via our YouTube channel.

3. Alliance News Professional

Both SharePad and SharePad Pro provide comprehensive news coverage for the UK & US markets through RNS, Alliance News and MT Newswires. SharePad Pro extra coverage with Alliance News Professional - the complete real-time news service for UK financial professionals. On top of the Alliance News Investor service delivered to SharePad, SharePad Pro receives an additional 275 articles per day including the following additions for deeper news coverage:

  • News for the top 150 global blue-chip companies
  • Earnings previews
  • CEO Interviews and In depth articles
  • Extra reporting on key stories
  • London Main Market and AIM IPO scorecards
  • In the Know - share-movers and special situations
  • Taking AIM - small-cap insight
  • Top global economic, political & general news
  • Top global economic events calendar - next 7 days
  • Central bank meeting previews
  • Major economy comparative indicators

In addition, the Professional level of Alliance News provides unlimited access to the Alliance News archive compared to an archive of the last 4 months of Alliance News in SharePad.

4. Floating windows for multi-monitor display

SharePad users are able to create split screen and multi-window layouts whereas SharePad Pro enables you to have SharePad set up a across multiple monitors too.

Click, drag, and position windows wherever you want with the added convenience of cross-monitor support. Whether you have 1 monitor or 8, SharePad handles it like a Pro.

To learn more about SharePad Pro's Floating windows and how to set it up, watch this 3 minute tutorial video via our YouTube channel.

5. More alarms

Alarms keep you on top of the game, even when away from your computer. Whether it be a stop-loss or a change in broker consensus.

SharePad supports 500 active alarms, and SharePad Pro offers 1000 alarms.

To learn more about SharePad's alarms and how to use them, read our detailed written tutorial Alarms

6. Download more layout templates

Both SharePad and SharePad Pro come equipped with over 50 multi-window layout templates.

SharePad provides space to download a total of 8 templates, while SharePad Pro offers an expanded limit of 16. These downloaded templates allow the flexibility to quickly switch between a number of different layouts at the click of a button.

7. Cost

The great thing about live, real-time pricing information is its instantaneous and allows you to react quickly to changing market conditions. The downside of real-time is that the exchanges charge a great deal more for these data feeds.

The live data feeds in SharePad Pro coupled with UK Level 2 access as well as the additional features above, mean the monthly subscription is 81 per month compared to 35 per month for SharePad.

Comparison table

Overview

SharePad
Subscribe
SharePad Pro
Subscribe
Total monthly subscription 35 81
Access online anywhere Yes Yes
Compatibility PC, Laptop, Mac, Tablet, Mobile PC, Laptop, Mac, Tablet, Mobile
Format Multi-window Multi-window & Multi-monitor
Price updates* Delayed Live
News updates** Yes Yes
Stock analysis 5 5
Fund analysis 5 5
Charting & TA 5 5
Stock-screening 5 5
Technical filtering 5 5
Alarms 5 5
Portfolio management Yes Yes
Telephone & email support 5 5
Multi-window downloadable templates 8 16
* Daily means after market close (e.g. 6pm UK); Delayed means all prices update continuously, but lag 15 minutes behind Live data.
** See 'News updates' section below for more detail on types of news available.

Price updates

LSE Level 1DelayedLive
LSE Level 2NoLive
US stock marketsDelayedLive
European stocks (CBOE Europe)DelayedDelayed
Canadian stock marketsDelayedDelayed
AQSE Level 1DelayedLive
AQSE Level 2NoLive
Global indicesDelayed *Live *
Foreign exchangeDelayedLive
CryptocurrenciesLiveLive
Commodity futuresDailyDaily
Commodity spot pricesDelayedLive
Covered warrantsDelayedLive
FundsDailyDaily
Investment trustsDelayedLive
Exchange traded funds (ETFs)DelayedLive
GiltsDailyDaily
Corporate bondsDelayedLive
Economic dataDailyDaily
* Some global indices are daily or delayed.

News updates

RNSLiveLive
MT Newswires (US & CAN)LiveLive
Alliance NewsLiveLive
Alliance News coverage levelInvestorProfessional
Alliance News - articles per day125400

Charts

Price chartsYesYes
Intraday price chartsYesYes
Trade dataYesYes
Technical analysis55
Annotate chartsYesYes

Stock Screening

By fundamentalsYesYes
By technicalsYesYes
By sector rankingYesYes
Custom calculationsYesYes
"Guru" filtersYesYes
Phil Oakley filtersYesYes

Portfolio Management

Unlimited portfoliosYesYes
Group portfoliosYesYes
Portfolio currencySingleSingle
Record transactionsYesYes
Cash account(s)YesYes
Portfolio chartYesYes
CGT managementYesYes
Dividend reportsYesYes

Investor tools

Target price calculatorYesYes
Earnings power value (EPV)YesYes
Dividend-based valuationYesYes
Discounted cash flow valuationYesYes
Share buybacksYesYes
Lease-adjusted ratiosYesYes

Alarms

Total number of active alarms5001000
Individual stock alarmsYesYes
Email alertsYesYes
Price change alarmsYesYes
Line alarmsYesYes
Stop loss/gain alarmsYesYes
News alarmsYesYes
Price growth alarmsYesYes
Director buy/sell alarmsYesYes
Dividend alarmsYesYes
Dividend forecast alarmsYesYes
Profit forecast alarmsYesYes
Broker consensus alarmsYesYes
Technical alarmsYesYes
Unscheduled auction alarmNoYes

Import/Export data

Export tablesYesYes
Export chartsYesYes
Export price seriesYesYes
Export trade dataYesYes
Import dataYesYes

Chart types (historical)

Close LineYesYes
OHLC barsYesYes
CandlestickYesYes
Candlestick patternsYesYes
Heikin-AshiYesYes
Ichimoku chartsYesYes
Parabolic SARYesYes
Pivot pointsYesYes
Point & figureYesYes
Price/Donchian channelsYesYes
Stop-loss/Stop-gainYesYes
Zigzag charts/linesYesYes

Chart types (intraday)

Mid lineYesYes
Close lineYesYes
CandlestickYesYes
Heikin-AshiYesYes
OHLCYesYes
Pivot pointsYesYes
Point & figureYesYes
Price/Donchian channelsYesYes
Stop loss/gainYesYes

Moving averages

Simple moving averageYesYes
Exponential moving averageYesYes
Weighted moving averageYesYes
Triangular moving averageYesYes
Variable moving average (VHF)YesYes
Variable moving average (CMO)YesYes
VIDYA moving averageYesYes
Bollinger bandsYesYes
Envelopes (Trading bands)YesYes
Keltner channelsYesYes
STARC bandsYesYes

Indicators (historical)

Accumulation/distributionYesYes
Adaptive stochastic oscillatorYesYes
AroonYesYes
Average true range (ATR)YesYes
BetaYesYes
Chande momentum oscillatorYesYes
Chande trend indexYesYes
Commodity channel index (CCI)YesYes
Coppock momentumYesYes
CorrelationYesYes
Directional movement (ADX)YesYes
Ease of movementYesYes
Elder Force IndexYesYes
MACDYesYes
Mass indexYesYes
MeiselsYesYes
MomentumYesYes
Money flow indexYesYes
On balance volumeYesYes
OscillatorYesYes
Other share or indexYesYes
Price relative toYesYes
RSIYesYes
Standard deviationYesYes
Stochastic oscillatorYesYes
Trend analysisYesYes
TRIXYesYes
Ultimate oscillatorYesYes
Vertical horizontal filter (VHF)YesYes
VolatilityYesYes
VolumeYesYes
Williams %RYesYes
Williams Acc/DistYesYes
Williams acceleratorYesYes
Williams awesome oscillatorYesYes

Indicators (intraday)

Accumulation/distributionYesYes
AroonYesYes
Average true range (ATR)YesYes
BetaYesYes
Chande momentum oscillatorYesYes
Chande trend indexYesYes
Commodity channel index (CCI)YesYes
CorrelationYesYes
Directional movement (ADX)YesYes
Elder Force IndexYesYes
MACDYesYes
MomentumYesYes
On balance volumeYesYes
OscillatorYesYes
Other share or indexYesYes
Price relative toYesYes
RSIYesYes
Standard deviationYesYes
Stochastic oscillatorYesYes
Trend analysisYesYes
TRIXYesYes
Ultimate oscillatorYesYes
Vertical horizontal filter (VHF)YesYes
VolatilityYesYes
Volume indexYesYes
Williams %RYesYes
Williams Acc/DistYesYes
Williams acceleratorYesYes
Williams awesome oscillatorYesYes

Line studies

Fibonacci retracementYesYes
SharePad

15 mins delayed prices, live news

  • Everything in one place for Private Investors
  • UK, US, CAN & EU stocks (all included as standard)
  • Funds, investment trusts, exchange traded funds (ETFs)
  • Global market indices, commodities, bonds, forex and cryptocurrencies
  • Live UK news, RNS & alarms | Live US & CAN news & alarms
  • Unrivalled filtering & stock screening
  • Superior, unlimited portfolio management
  • Use anywhere - Windows PCs & laptops, MacBooks, iPads, Android tablets, mobile
  • A huge suite of financial, charting and technical analysis tools
  • Book FREE one-to-one training with a SharePad expert to use the program to your full advantage as quickly as possible.




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SharePad Pro

Live prices, live news, LSE Level 2, floating windows for multi-monitors

  • Everything in one place for Traders
  • Everything in SharePad
  • Plus...

  • Live, real-time UK prices
  • Live, real-time US prices
  • Live, real-time AQSE, ITs, ETFs and Corporate Bonds
  • Live, real-time Global Indices, FX, Commodity spots and Covered warrants
  • Level 2 for London Stock Exchange
  • Level 2 for Aquis (AQSE)
  • Floating windows for multi-monitor display
  • Alliance News Professional (including 275 more articles a day)
  • More alarms
  • More downloadable layout templates

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