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  • You are smart not to look for the actual crossover, which would be a simple scan (50 MA x 200 MA), but getting what you want is more complicated. You've made a good start, so let's walk through it. You are not looking for the actual crossover in th…
  • Well, it says the first update *begins* at 9:31 eastern - it may take several minutes to *complete* the first update. I would guess the scan sees the "old" data until the update is completed.
  • You would have to specify the instances when the breaks occurred, e.g. 1 day ago and 3 days ago, 2 days ago and 7 days ago, etc. Alternatively, you could run a break scan today, put the results in a list, then run the scan again on subsequent days…
  • Here is Stockcharts' explanation of how the scan engine database is updated: https://stockcharts.com/docs/doku.php?id=scans:intro If your reports are correct, it may be that the scan engine is not dropping the initial data item in indicator calcul…
  • AND [max(200, PPO Line(12,26,9)) < 1 and min(200, PPO Line(12,26,9)) > -1] This line is missing parens - s/b AND [max(200, PPO Line(12,26,9)) < 1] and [min(200, PPO Line(12,26,9)) > -1]
  • I'm assuming you mean it gets no results. I would try varying the 200 parameter. 200 days is very long time for Line to be in such a narrow range. Try maybe 10 or 5.
  • I don't use either one, so I can't offer a comment based on experience. But this Chart School article should help: https://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school:technical_indicators:price_oscillators_ppo
  • I think I would use PPO instead of MACD, because the scale is normalized (meaning, the values are comparable across different symbols). So, to get symbols near the zero line you might ask for max(x, PPO Line(12,26,9)) < 1 and min(x, PPO Line(12,2…
  • A couple of comments. There are no settings that directly affect the placement of the labels. However, there are two approaches to seeing the data there. One is, set "Legends" to "Default". The current values for all the y-axis labels also appears…
    in problem Comment by markd September 13
  • Unfortunately, you cannot write a scan that directly compares the indicator value of one symbol to others. However, there are two alternative approaches. One is, get the value for the indicator, and plug that value into your scan each time you r…
  • I would think you could do this in Excel or another spreadsheet. You would need the formula for the indicator and a data set. You would know the past data points up to today. Then you would have to provide values for the missing data up to the f…
  • https://stockcharts.com/def/servlet/SC.scan If you have a subscription, it's in the "Control" panel under Reports. You have to slide down to see it. I'm not sure if it's available on the free version. There is also a "Pre-defined Technical Alerts"…
  • There are no intraday time frame modifiers in the scan language, e.g. hourly MACD Line(12,26,9), five minute Fast Stochastic %K(21,3), etc. Only daily, weekly, monthly.
  • Well, it's interesting to me that the major proponent of this theory (price action) doesn't present statistics on how often each kind of breakout occurs and the results of those breakouts (that I could find). Then you wouldn't have to ask which is m…
  • Well, search engines are tricky. You have to think about why it chose a page as a hit. At least one term is always there *somewhere*. For instance, on Google, "stockcharts.com after hours" hits the top level help page under Support. You won't find…
  • This link suggests after market data is not available at all: https://stockcharts.com/docs/doku.php?id=data#frequently_asked_questions
  • I can't see how it would be meaningful, except to separate positive and negative Force values. A larger Force value does not tell you the stock is behaving more bullishly than another. Also, the absolute position of Force is not meaningful without …
  • BRK/A is there for this scan: [type= stock] and [ [exchange is NYSE] or [exchange is NASD]] and [close > 1000] AMZN BKNG BRK/A GOOG GOOGL MKL NVR WFC/PL If you run just close > 1000, you get many more international hits, plus commodities an…
  • Extra is a good place to start and probably more than enough for most investors, especially if you have already chosen an equity focus, or plan to, like ETFs or a segment of the market, like blue chips or small caps, or biotechs, etc. Likewise if yo…
  • Here is a link to the service "matrix": https://stockcharts.com/sales/pricing.html Basic should be fine, unless you anticipate writing your own scans or modifying the canned scans. You would probably use the free data plan if you aren't trading …
  • and [BBWidth(20,2) = min(120, BBWidth(20,2))] Sorry, the "genius" left out a parens for "min". Try it now.
  • Great! A couple of things to keep in mind. The number and quality of results will change over time, depending on what the market is doing. For instance, in a bull market, if the market drops for a couple of weeks, you should get many more hits. If …
  • I think this is what you want. They are also called "perfcharts". https://stockcharts.com/docs/doku.php?id=other-tools:perfcharts
  • Hi @shammyx1 You can select the indicators in your scan - moving average and close (price) - from the drop downs on the advanced scan workbench and edit them to your needs. They have the correct syntax already built in. For "price" select close. …
    in small scan Comment by markd August 24
  • Fib lines are an overlay, but the only way to add them to your chart is with the annotation tool. I think this is because there is no agreed upon method for choosing the anchor points to draw the Fib lines. Also, most charts will have many possibl…
  • A few comments: It's very unlikely the close will ever be exactly equal to the ema. You could try testing for close within x per cent of the ema: and [close < ema(50,close)*1.01] and [close > ema(50,close)*.99] You can vary the 1.01 and .…
  • Stockcharts allows you to chart any symbol in its database with the all the most popular indicators and overlays. You can also chart in multiple time frames, daily, weekly, monthly, etc. depending on subscription level. The site does not recommend…
  • It's open to anyone who wants to contribute. I guess I answer most frequently, but others contribute as well from time to time, depending on whether the question is in their area of interest or knowledge. Certainly more participation is always welco…
  • The crossover operator is "x". Daily RSI would be just "RSI(x)". Weekly RSI would "weekly RSI(x)". One problem with such a scan is that you could not verify the results on a single chart. Also, if you run the scan during the week, it will likely…
  • "weekly MACD..." is the same as "This week's MACD..." However, if you run the scan before the current week is complete (e.g. between Monday open and Friday close), your results will differ depending on the how the most recent update changes the dat…