1. You Can Now View Scan Results as a List of Charts

    I just released a new feature which will be a huge time saver when looking through scan results.  There's a new option which allow you to see up to 20 charts at a time.  It looks like this:

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  2. Announcing Annual SwingTradeBot Plans!

    I'm happy to announce the launch of annually-billed Pro plans!  I've been asked about a yearly option several times and since I aim to please, here they are.

     

    By opting for a yearly plan you can save up to 30% vs monthly billing.  Annual pricing is the equivalent of:

    • Gold Plan: 2 months free
    • Platinum Plan: 3.5 months free

     You can select annual billing on the Pricing Page.  Just click the appropriate button which has the text "Annual Billing". 


     

    For those of you who are already on a monthly Pro (paid) plan if you switch over any remaining credit on your current plan will be applied to the annual plan's price.  So, for example, if you are on the Gold Plan ($10/month) and switch halfway through your month, $5 will be credited toward the annual plan and you'll only be charged $94 to switch instead of $99.

    As always, I'm happy to answer any questions.  And now it's easier than ever to contact me.  You can just hit me up via the little chat bubble in the bottom of every page on the site.

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  3. Site Usage Tips

    Accessing via a Mobile Device:

    I've been asked a few times if there are mobile apps for SwingTradeBot. The answer is no yes (there are now Android and iOS apps) , however, the site is mobile-friendly and is 100% usable on a mobile device. The vast majority of my own usage is on the website from my Android phone & 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 from view on mobile devices. You will have to scroll those tables to the side in order to see the extra data.

    Pro Subscribers Account Customization

    Pro-level subscribers should take advantage of the capability to define the characteristics of stocks they want to see in the scan results listings. Visit the Scan Filter Settings to define your "Tradable Universe" of stocks. This is where you can configure the site so that it only shows you, for example, stocks priced above $50 and which trade an average of 10 million shares per day. You can define this setting once instead of adjusting the scan result settings on every page load.

    Similarly, pro-level subscribers can define your default chart settings so that the TradingView chart widget displays the indicators you care about.

    Watchlists and Portfolios:

    Rename Your Lists

    While on a portfolio or watchlist page, you can click the pencil icon next to the list's name to change the name of the list.

    edit name icon

    This is more important for Pro users but all users can rename their watchlists and portfolios to something more meaningful. This will allow Pro users to more easily differentiate their multiple lists when adding stocks to them and when navigating via the menu.

    Use the Hover Charts

    On the scan results, Watchlist and Portfolio pages you can get a quick view of each stock's chart via the hover chart feature. On a desktop or laptop computer just hover your mouse pointer over the small chart icon next to wach stock symbol and the associated chart will pop up. If you're on mobile a single tap on that chart icon will reveal the chart. While the chart is displayed, tapping somewhere other than the stock symbol will close the chart.

    View Scan Results as a Page Full of Charts

    Another way to quicky view many charts is to use the "As Charts" button.  That will let you see up to 20 charts at one time.

    Edit or Remove List Items

    In your watchlists & portfolios, you can click the pencil icons to edit an entry and click the trash can icon to remove an item.

    Adding a Stock to a Portfolio

    add to portfolio form

    Here are some tips on adding stocks to your portfolio(s).

    • Pro users can use the Portfolio dropdown to choose which portfolio they want to add the stock to
    • You can enter a short position by entering a negative number of shares
    • The Trailing Stops are optional but can be useful to alert you to when your position may need to be reevaluated.

    Below you can see how the violated stops are highlighted in red. A glance to this part of your portfolio page can alert you to positions which may need attention. (Assuming you didn't actually enter the stop loss orders in the market with your broker.)

    portfolio stop losses

    Sorting Tables

    Many of the tables are sortable. For those which are, you can just click on a column header to sort the data by that column. Clicking/tapping that column header again will reverse the sort. I often sort the scan results listings to get to stocks which interest me quicker. Once a column is sorted, you'll see a sort order indicator to the right of the column name, as in the image below which shows a table sorted by stock symbol.

    Categorized Events/Alerts

    I recently added a way to drill down to the technical alerts based on the type of alert. So, for example, if you're a breakout trader, that page will make it easier to zero in on the alerts most relevant to you.

    More Tips

    If you haven't already, please see the the "Get Started" page .

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  4. New Feature: List Stock Scans by Type

    I just made some changes to the way the stock scans are displayed.  First, I've moved the "Advanced" scans and combined them with the formerly named "Single Pattern" scans.  So when you go to the scans page you'll see all of the scans listed along with the number of stocks that triggered for each scan.  

    The former Advanced Scans tab now is now "Scans by Type".  I've taken a first crack at applying categories / labels / tags to every scan.  Drilling down through the scans via those groupings should make it easier to home in on scans matching your particular style / strategy.  

    FInally, you may have noticed that some of the scans are marked as "Pro" now.  People with a Pro (paid) subscription have full access to the results of those scans.  If you're not a subscriber, the list of results will be limited for those scans.  

    I have a list of about 10 new Pro scans that I'll be adding over the next several weeks.  So stay tuned for those to pop up.

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  5. Custom Chart Indicator Settings

     

     

    Pro users can now customize the appearance of the stock charts on the indivudual stock pages.  So if you'd like to see the phases of the moon on your chart instead of the default Bollinger Bands, here's how you change the settings.

    Navigate to the 'Account' menu and choose the 'Chart Indicator Settings' sub-menu.  That will take you to a page where you can select from the following idicators:

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  6. New Features and Pro Plans

    You may have noticed some changes to the site this week. The other day I added three tiers of subscription plans. They are:

    • Free Plan - limited set of features
    • Gold Plan @ $10/month - Pro set of features
    • Platinum Plan @ $17.50/month - Pro set of features+

    I've converted all pre-existing users to the Free Plan. Previously users could add an unlimited number of stocks to their watchlist and portfolio. Now the free plan limits you to 5 stocks on your watchlist and 5 stocks on your portfolio. Note that if you had more than 5 stocks on your lists you will still have those stocks in your lists. However, you won't be able to add new stocks to those lists until the list contains fewer than 5 stocks.

    The Pro plans provide:

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