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
By popular demand, you can now sort the stocks in the "All Stocks" page! When I first created that page I never thought people would actually use it -- I really made it so that search engines could index the site easily. But, increasingly over time, people have been asking for the ability to sort the list of stocks, mainly because they wanted to sort by the letter grades.
Well I've enabled that plus sorting by other columns as well. You can simply click on the column header you wish to sort by. The first click will sort ascending and a subsequent click will reverse the sort.
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You may notice that the site looks a little different today. I've been wanting to change the site's theme (template) for a long time and I finally got around to doing it. Things are pretty much in the same location as before, so hopefully you'll still be able to find your way around. Please let me know (leave a comment below or email me at swingtradebot-at-gmail-dot-com) if you run into something strange and/or broken.
There were a couple of technical issues with that old theme that have always bothered me -- like when the menu would get finicky about staying open -- plus it was starting to build up a good bit of technical debt. So I'm glad to have the shiny new theme in place. I have a few more things to tweak but then I'll be able to turn my focus back to feature development and adding more help/educational content to the site.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 ➞
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 ➞
I added a few new scans to the site last night. They are:
- Strong stocks which are in oversold territory.
- Stong stocks which are in oversold territory AND made a bullish reversal pattern for the day being scanned.
- Weak stocks which are in overbought territory.
- Weak stocks which are in overbought territory AND made a bearish reversal pattern for the day being scanned.
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I've made several updates to the site over the last few days. They are:Read More ➞