Even More (Almost) Real-Time Stock Alerts

With the extra volatility these days I'm finding myself checking in on my intraday alerts more frequently. They were a great help in finding some of my favorite names (FSLY & TDOC) bouncing off key levels for day trades last Friday. So I've been thinking of more alerts I could have SwingTradeBot generate. Here's the latest batch:

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New Intraday Alerts Functionality

Here's a rundown of a few things I've added around Intraday Alerts:

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New ETF Holdings Functionality

I spend an inordinate amount of time updating & cleaning up data that comes into SwingTradeBot. A good portion of that is removing acquired & delisted stocks and filling in missing data for newly listed stocks & ETFs. So I see a ton of ETFs being added to the market every month.

During the pandemic some of the names and/or tickers of these new ETFs piqued my interest -- such as GERM & Work From Home ETF (WFH). So I started wishing I could see their holdings right on SwingTradeBot. Luckily one of my data providers has ETFs components as part of their service. So I wrote some code to start ingesting that data and displaying it on the site.

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Site (and App) Updates from the Last Few Months

Here are some new additions to SwingTradeBot from the last few months. 

Earnings Calendar

There's now an earnings calendar section of the site. (It's also listed in the Research Menu.)  This will allow you to go forward in time, unlike the earnings scan.

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Notice for Microsoft Browser (Edge and Internet Explorer) Users...

Over the last few months several people have complained to me about some feature of the site not working (for them).  Without fail every one of those folks who had issues was using either Microsoft's Edge or Internet Explorer web browsers

Things like not being able to see the site's pop-up charts, or the full page of charts feature or nothing happening when clicking the "Add to Watchlist" or "Add to Portfolio" buttons.  There are probably other things which are also broken.  Basically, if you're using a Microsoft browser and you've experienced clicking/tapping on things and nothing happening, it's likely because a failure within your browser.  All the aforementioned functionality works fine in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and even on Android (Chrome) devices and iOS (Safari) devices. 

 I'm not sure why the Microsoft browsers refuse to work -- for whatever reason they aren't able to execute this site's Javascript properly.  The only solution I've come up with is to use a different browser -- Chrome, Firefox or Opera are all excellent choices.

If you can't switch browsers, you can try clearing your browser's cache but I'm not sure if that will work or if you won't have to clear it again the next time I update the site, which happens pretty frequently.   

P.S.  Microsoft recently announced that they're effectively throwing in the towel on their own browsing engines and instead will be adopting the Google Chrome (Chromium) engine.  So you may as well take that hint and change your browser now! 

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Filter Scans by Stocks with Options & Weekly Options

For a few months now, you've been able to filter scan results by stocks with options (which are optionable).  Earlier this week, by request, I also added the ability to filter by stocks which have weekly options.  Here is where you can find those filters:

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

Update: The SwingTradeBot mobile app has been released for both Android and iOS.  

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. (Edit on May 8th: They are now also available for the Australia/ASX, Canada and UK/LSE markets.)  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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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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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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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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