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Creating a scan for gap up during pre-market

Hello all,

I am just trying out stock charts and wanted to create a scanner for gap ups during extended hours. I can only find examples which use the open or close - is it possible to create a scanner that does, for example, [current > Close * 1.04]? I've tried "current" and "price" but the syntax checker throws errors.

Thanks!

Answers

  • markdmarkd ✭✭✭
    According to the documentation, SC does not offer pre-market or after-market data, at least for now (go to the bottom of the page):

    https://stockcharts.com/docs/doku.php?st=data+vendor&id=data

    If you wanted to try your scan during regular market hours, it would be

    and [close > 1 day ago close * 1.04]

    The scan engine considers the most recent intraday data update to be today's close.

    The scan would probably catch gaps until about 9:45am, maybe 10 eastern. After that, some might still be, but maybe not most.
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