There's a video by David Keller, which I linked in the featured links section, titled: "Re-Evaluating Your Process". It really resonated with me that 3 of his questions were about routines. I certainly recognize the importance of having good routines and sticking to them, which is why I created the routines section of SwingTradeBot. (Here's my original blog post about the routines functionality.)Read More ➞
With the extra volatility these days I'm finding myself checking in on my intraday alerts more frequently. They were a great help in finding some of my favorite names (FSLY & TDOC) bouncing off key levels for day trades last Friday. So I've been thinking of more alerts I could have SwingTradeBot generate. Here's the latest batch:Read More ➞
I spend an inordinate amount of time updating & cleaning up data that comes into SwingTradeBot. A good portion of that is removing acquired & delisted stocks and filling in missing data for newly listed stocks & ETFs. So I see a ton of ETFs being added to the market every month.
During the pandemic some of the names and/or tickers of these new ETFs piqued my interest -- such as GERM & Work From Home ETF (WFH). So I started wishing I could see their holdings right on SwingTradeBot. Luckily one of my data providers has ETFs components as part of their service. So I wrote some code to start ingesting that data and displaying it on the site.Read More ➞
Here are some new additions to SwingTradeBot from the last few months.
Earnings CalendarRead More ➞
I was asked earlier today about how to export a list of stocks from a SwingTradeBot scan result into a TradingView Watchlist. That reminded me that I forgot to write about an enhancement that I added last summer.
In response to another TradingView watchlist request I added another column (called tradingview_symbol) to SwingTradeBot's CSV file exports. That column contains TradingView's ticker symbol. TradingView combines the stock symbol with the stock's listing exchange, so AAPL, which is listed on the Nasdaq would be NASDAQ:AAPL. So that column of data will look something like:Read More ➞
Over the last few months several people have complained to me about some feature of the site not working (for them). Without fail every one of those folks who had issues was using either Microsoft's Edge or Internet Explorer web browsers.
Things like not being able to see the site's pop-up charts, or the full page of charts feature or nothing happening when clicking the "Add to Watchlist" or "Add to Portfolio" buttons. There are probably other things which are also broken. Basically, if you're using a Microsoft browser and you've experienced clicking/tapping on things and nothing happening, it's likely because a failure within your browser. All the aforementioned functionality works fine in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and even on Android (Chrome) devices and iOS (Safari) devices.
If you can't switch browsers, you can try clearing your browser's cache but I'm not sure if that will work or if you won't have to clear it again the next time I update the site, which happens pretty frequently.
P.S. Microsoft recently announced that they're effectively throwing in the towel on their own browsing engines and instead will be adopting the Google Chrome (Chromium) engine. So you may as well take that hint and change your browser now!Read More ➞
I'm back from my summer vacation and I've just released a new version of the mobile app. It's live on the Google Play Store (Android) and still waiting for review on the iOS App Store. (Although iOS users can get the new functionality now by launching the app, killing it and then launching it again.)
Here are the highlights of what's new:Read More ➞
I meant to write this over the weekend when I was going through charts and noticed how the S&P 500 has been bouncing between its upper and lower Bollinger Bands since February. So here's the chart, which I've annotated to identify some key turning points (you can click the chart to get a larger version):Read More ➞
I've released a couple of new intraday alert types over the last several days. All of these were due to people messaging me to suggest I add them. So I'm glad to see that people are finding the intraday alerts useful and that they're suggesting things that I either missed or, in the case of StockTwits, might have never even thought of creating.Read More ➞