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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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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New Scan: Stocks Making a Three-Weeks-Tight Pattern

I just added a scan to find stocks making a 3-Weeks-Tight pattern.  This is a pattern that Investor's Business Daily / William O'Neil likes a lot.  As they describe it:

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New Scan: Percentage Change Between Two Dates

Here's another new scan: Percentage Change Between Two Dates

You can choose whether you want to see the best or worst performers over the previous 5, 10, 30, 90 or 365 days.


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New Stock Scans: Upper & Lower Bollinger Band Touches

Here are two new scans I released the other day:

These should be useful to combine with other scans when using the Combination Scan.  

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New Stock Scans: Oversold & Overbought Stochastic

I've added a couple of new scans to the site.  They are:

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New Scan: Trends in Multiple Timeframes

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:

BERY's Trend Table

  • Long-Term Trend: Up
  • Intermediate-Term Trend: Up
  • Short-Term Trend: Down

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New Feature: Sort the All Stocks Page... Plus Volatility

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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A New Coat of Paint for the Site

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.

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