1. New Feature: Intraday Alerts (and a Mobile App Coming Soon!)

    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:

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  2. New Feature: Sync Your Brokerage Account to a SwingTradeBot Portfolio

    Thanks to the good folks at Trade.it and their API you can now sync your actual brokerage account to a SwingTradeBot portfolio. No longer will you have to manually add & remove positions in order to match what’s in your portfolio. SwingTradeBot will sync your portfolio a couple of times each day to keep things updated for you.

    Here’s how to connect to your brokerage:

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  3. New Feature: Import Stocks into Your Portfolio from a CSV File

    For a long time I've wanted to make it easier to keep my SwingTradeBot portfolios in sync with my actual brokerage portfolios.  Today I've come one step closer to that goal.  I just released a new feature which allows you to import stocks into a portfolio from a CSV file.  There's now an 'Import Stocks' button next to the portfolio's name:

    Clicking that button will open a pop-up which will allow you to select the CSV file to upload.

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  4. Site Maintenance This Weekend...

    I apologize to those of you who were met with errors*** and/or the "down for maintenance" message on Thursday night.  The site has been experiencing some performance issues, exacerbated by the changes I made to the way things are stored in my database about a month ago.  As a result of those changes, the site is storing a LOT more data.  In addition, the introduction scanning across date ranges has but more load on the database.  The other new feature, displaying a page full of charts, puts even more of a workload on the database. 

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Now Accepting PayPal for Annual Subscriptions

    Secured by PaypalRecently I've had an increase in people asking me if they could pay for a subscription with PayPal. These requests have increased since I started the non-USA versions of the site and folks from around the world are subscribing.  In some cases people don't feel comfortable entering their credit card info and in other cases their banks won't allow them to pay in USD. 

    So to address those concerns I've decided to start accepting PayPal for annual subscriptionsIt's just annual subscriptions for now because this will be a manual process until I can get some time to fully integrate PayPal with the automated subscription handling built into the site.  Instructions for paying via PayPal are on the subscriptions pricing page.

    P.S.  I've also started rolling out plans priced in local currencies (and currencies other than USD).  Those plans will allow people to use the site's Stripe credit card form to subscribe and they'll be charged in the currency of their preference.  I'll write more about those plans in the next several days.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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