The iOS version of the SwingTradeBot app is now available in the App Store. As I mentioned last week when the Android app was released:Read More ➞
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You may have seen some new links around the site today. I've added some intraday alerts ito the mix. These alerts are *near real time* -- they may be delayed from 1 - 20 minutes. But I think they're still very useful, as long as you're not trying to be a scalper with them.
You'll be able to select from a list of things to which you want to be alerted. This functionality is in beta now and it may be a little buggy. I'll be tweaking things over the next few days. So if you noticed anything weird please let me know.
Oh, I should add that these are only available on the US (Nasdaq, NYSE and Amex) version of the site. That's because that's the only version of the site for which I have intraday quotes. If I can find a reasonbly priced quote source for Canada, Austrailia and the UK, then I'll turn on these alerts for those markets as well.
Here's the initial list of alerts:Read More ➞
I just had a conversation with somebody who asked me if SwingTradeBot has a mobile (iOS or Android) app. That's a question I've gotten a lot. I understand why people want an app. -- as an iPhone user, I like the convenience & ease of an app and the (hopefully) faster & better interface.Read More ➞
Accessing via a Mobile Device:
I've been asked a few times if there are mobile apps for SwingTradeBot. The answer is no, however, the site is mobile-friendly and is 100% usable on a mobile device. A good portion of my own usage is from my iPhone & iPad, so mobile usability is very important to me. Having said that, when I really want to power through some charts, I do so on my laptop. It's so much faster to be able to open links in new browser tabs and to see all the information at once. (You can also open links in new tabs on mobile but it's just not as seamless & quick.)
It's "seeing all the information at once" where I had to make some compromises for mobile devices. There are certain places where some of the data is hidden (collapsed) from view on mobile devices. You'll need to make an extra tap in order to reveal the hidden data. On many of the tables you'll see a plus sign on the left side of each row. That signifies that some data has been collapsed/hidden from view in order to make the table fit on the screen.
You can simply tap the plus sign to reveal the hidden data.Read More ➞
I just received an email asking me how to remove stocks from a watchlist. It's pretty straight-forward but it may not be obvious if you're using a mobile device. If you're using a desktop or laptop computer (or maybe even a large tablet) you'll see a trash can icon over on the right side of each stock's row. Just click the trash can icon to remove the stock from the list -- note that the table scrolls horizontally & you may have to scroll it to see the trash can icon. The pencil icons allow you to edit the stock's details (The note for a watchlist... stop loss values, number of shares, entry price, etc. for a portfolio).
If you are on a mobile device it a little trickier. For most of the tables on the site, columns get hidden to conserve space on mobile devices. You'll be able to tell when data/columns have been hidden because you'll see a plus sign on the left side of each row. Tapping the plus sign or just tapping anywhere in the row will expand the row and show the hidden columns. Once the row has been expanded you can click the "+" to reveal the trash can. See below:
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I've just implemented a feature I've wanted since I launched the site. You can now hover your cursor (mouse pointer) over a stock ticker to get a pop up of the chart. (Similar to how FinViz.com pop-up charts work.) Here's an example:
For now this works on all of the stock scan result pages as well as your portfolio and watchlist pages (and one of my favorite pages, the list of recent IPOs). My primary goal with this site is to make my nightly analysis process more efficient and this has already boosted my productivity a lot.Read More ➞
A few months ago I downloaded several stock apps for my iPhone but I wasn't really happy with any of them. Invariably they were either too slow, too clunky or too expensive. Even my broker's app required me to login in every time I launched it! So annoying! What I wanted was something that would let me get a quick overview of my portfolio or watchlist while I was away from my computer. So when I started working on SwingTradeBot making it work well on mobile browsers was very important to me. So far I'm very happy with using it from my phone -- no app required, so it should look (pretty much***) the same on any mobile browser. I also like being able to access it from ANY device and see the same info everywhere.
Here are some screenshots:Read More ➞