1. New Feature: Scan Within a Date Range

    Scanning for a given pattern / signal over a range of dates is a feature I've wanted for a long time.  A nice side-effect of the recent change I made to the way things are stored in the site's database is that it's now much easier for me to build that capability.  Over the last couple of weeks I received a few requests for adding a date range to the scans.  So starting today paid subscribers will be able to run scans across a date range.  You'll see that there's now an end date as part of the search / filter criteria.

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  2. Check Out the New 'Articles & Podcasts' Section

    I've added a new "Articles & Podcasts" section to the site.  Throughout the day it pulls in new content from several sources I've selected (some of my favorite sites and podcasts).  It'll will contain a mix of stock-specific comentary as well as more general trading information / education.  I'll also be manually posting links from time to time.   (You can find the link to it in the site's navigation menu under Research > Resources > Articles & Podcasts

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  3. A Big Change to Alerts / Scans...

    You may notice today that you're seeing more alerts listed for a stock than before.  That's because I've made a pretty significant change to some things behind the scenes.  By sort of an accident of evolution (let's call it), there have always been two classes of alerts (scans / signals) on the site.  Old timers will remember that they were listed separately. They used to be called "Individual Pattern Scans" and "Advanced Scans".  

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  4. Introducing Routines: A Better Way to Bookmark / Save Scans

    I've just released a new feature called "Routines".  Routines will allow you to organize your scanning & stock research workflow.  They are essentially to-do lists.  These lists can contain saved scans, URLs or plain text notes.   

    Each item in a routine has a checkbox to indicate whether it's been completed.  You can simply click the boxes to toggle them between completed and incomplete. Each trading day, in the morning, the system will reset all of your items to incomplete.

    Here are some situations in which these routines may be helpful:

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  5. Site Updates from the Last Several Months

    Here's are several changes I've made to the site over the last several months:

    A New Dashboard Page

    I've added a dashboard page, where you can get a quick overview of what your stocks have done.  You can reach that page via the "My Stocks" menu.  I'll be adding more sections to the dashboard in the coming weeks.   Please let me know if you have ideas for things you'd like to see there.

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  6. New Scan Option: Filter Only *Your* Stocks

    The other day somebody asked me if there was a way to run a scan and only see results from his watchlists.  There was not, but after discussing it for a while I saw how it could be useful to those who like to trade from a specific set of stocks.   

    So I've now added the ability to run scans against just the stocks which are in your watchlists and portfolios.  Just check the box next to "Only My Stocks" in the form where you enter your scan criteria.

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  7. New Addition: Stats on the Daily Scan Results

    I recently added some data which may be helpful in getting a feel for what scans are "trending".  I've started tracking the number of stocks which appear on each scan each day.  That's enabled the ability to show how much above or below normal a scan is on any given day.  You can find this data in two places.

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  8. Streamlined Adding of Stocks to Portfolios

    I just made it a little easier to add stocks to portfolio lists in the app.  Before you were required to enter the number of shares and the entry price.  Those values are still required but they now get automatically set to default values (100 shares & the average price from the latest full trading day).  So now you can just click the "Add to Portfolio" button without making any other adjustments.  

    This should come in handy for those who don't particularly want to track actual P&L within SwingTradeBot but, instead, want to track more stocks in order to get alerts/signals on them.  This makes it easier to use a portfolio as an additional watchlist.

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  9. SwingTradeBot Expands to Seven More Global Stock Markets

    Shortly after SwingTradeBot went live (with coverage of US listed stocks -- NYSE, Nasdaq & AMEX) a few years ago people started asking me if I could add coverage of various foreign (to me) markets.  My answer was always "yes, I just need a data source for those markets".  I also needed to make some changes to the "engine" to make it a bit more generic and to be capable of hadling other markets.

    Well I've been tweaking things over the last few months and I'm happy to announce the launch of seven more sites covering the following markets:

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  10. Customizing Your Stock Screening

    I'm sharing an email exchange I had earlier today in hopes that it will help others to find ways to get exactly what they want when using the site to scan for stocks.  A friend sent me this:

    I was looking through your hammer scans on SwingTradeBot to see how Zillow stacked up on the grading curve. I was surprised Zillow (Z) only got a B. I looked at the A rated puppies and felt like Zillow (Z) should be higher rated. Then I realized what I really want is a modified hammer scan. I want hammers that come at the end of a period of selling, even better if it is an oversold hammer or a hammer coming off a high. The preceding selling has to be at least three straight down days. Did you already read my mind and create such a thing, or do I need to put a suggestion in the idea box? :)

    Here's my answer:

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