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.Read More ➞
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.Read More ➞
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)Read More ➞
Recently 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 subscriptions. It'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.Read More ➞
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".Read More ➞
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:Read More ➞
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.Read More ➞
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.Read More ➞
I have some good news for the many people who have asked me for a market cap scan filter. As of today you can finally filter by that piece of fundamental data, You'll see a couple of new parameters in the form where you enter your scan criteria. Those news parameters allow you to choose values for a minimum and a maximum market cap.Read More ➞