Here are two new scans I released the other day:
These should be useful to combine with other scans when using the Combination Scan.Read More ➞
I just released a feature I've been wanting for a long time. I've also been asked for it by many people. It's essentially a scan of scans. You can now combine up to three scans into one result set. The stocks which will be returned are only those which match all the requested scans.
You'll find it on the main scans page called the 'combo scan'. This will make it even easier & faster to find trading candidates matching your trading style. Simply choose two or three different scans and enter the other criteia as usual.Read More ➞
I just added another new scan thanks to Rick, who pointed out to me that this functionality was missing. As I told him, I guess I was too close to the forest to see the trees. I should have had this scan a long time ago, given that I've had the trend tables on the stocks since day one. So this scan allows you to find stocks based on what appears in the trend table on the individual stock pages. For example, BERY, which yesterday had this trend table:
- Long-Term Trend: Up
- Intermediate-Term Trend: Up
- Short-Term Trend: Down
I just released a couple of new scans. They allow you to identify stocks which have either rising or falling relative strength ratings. The letter grades that you see around the site are essentially relative strength ratings and these scans focus on those grades. Here are the scans:Read More ➞
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.Read More ➞
As another example of how I'm using this SwingTradeBot to find and track good trades, here's one I closed out today: CLCD.
I posted CLCD to my chart notes the night of September 8th after I noticed it on my Calm After Storm scan. (See my blog post about the Calm After Storm scan for my reasoning for creating that scan.) This is a textbook example of the kind of chart I wanted to find when I dreamed up that scan. CLCD made a huge move on the 6th, pulled back on the 7th and on the 8th started showing signs of stabilizing/consolidating. That's what triggered the Calm After Storm.Read More ➞
People who are subscribed to one of the Pro plans can now specify the default search criteria for all of the scans on this site. I think of this as defining your "tradable universe" of stocks. Until now, by default the scan pages loaded with some settings that I chose -- minimum average volume of 250,000, minimum price of $10/share, stocks only -- no ETFs... If you wanted something different, you had to adjust the settings every time you ran a scan. This new feature will allow you to narrow the scan results down to exactly the type of stocks (and/or ETFs) that match what you're comfortable trading.
Well now you can set your own default values once and have them applied whenever you load a scan with no parameters. You can reach the 'Scan Preferences' page via the main menu. Go to Account -> Settings -> Scan Filter Settings. You'll be presented with the form below.
Just choose the values you want and click save. From then on the scan result pages will only show stocks which are in you 'tradable universe'. (Unless you click a link which has different parameters embedded into itself. Some of the links on the site are like that.) You will still be able to manually adjust the parameters if you so choose, just like before.Read More ➞