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  • Completely different meaning and use for price channels, but as you point out, can work pretty well. I never really understood the rationale for using MAs (or offsets) as support or resistance, which is why I don't use them that way. But that's not …
  • Based on the Chart School article, it appears CTM is calculated according to a (very complex) fixed formula, so it does not take parameters. Here's the link: https://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school:technical_indicators:chande_tren…
  • What do you mean by "minutes months" and "month yrs" ? What you see on the time scale below the chart depends on a. the time frame you choose from the drop downs under Chart Attributes/Periods - daily weekly monthly, etc. and b. the options y…
    in time Comment by markd December 10
  • You could play around with price channels. Those key off the highs instead of the closes, but I don't think it makes too much difference. Channels do not always correspond to a peak high, but they seem to work pretty well even if they don't. Exampl…
  • No, you have to specify the offset from the current date. Assuming you are in a daily time frame, you can get that number from the calendar widget above the scan criteria window on the advanced scan page (Starting ... days before..). But you have t…
  • Thanks for the kind words. It's often a learning experience for me, too.
  • In both cases, you need a closing parenthesis for the max( ) function. You have one for Force and TSI, but not for max. Often, when you get an error message, it identifies WHERE the problem is, but the error message is not always clear (to the non…
  • If you put "put/call" (without the quote marks) in the symbol search (SharpChart) window at the top of the Members page, you will see the choices available. There doesn't appear to be an indicator for an individual stocks. You could look at the CBO…
  • It does. The right hand scale is the per cent difference. You can verify this by (ema(1)-ema(30))/ema(30) (take values from the chart) The result should equal the reading on the right hand scale.
  • They are mostly playing for pennies and they are not using standard indicators. They are using algorithms developed by physicists.
    in Indicators Comment by markd December 5
  • If you are OK with a 200 ema instead of sma, you can use PPO, which is the per cent version of MACD. MACD is the difference between two emas. Usually, it is plotted with a signal line, but for your purposes, it's not necessary. So this is what you w…
  • I'm not sure if popular = accurate, but if it does, MACD, RSI and Slow Stochastics seem to show up on a lot of published charts. That said, indicators seem to be optimized for the most common cycles in the market - that's why you have default para…
    in Indicators Comment by markd December 4
  • The brute force way would be to describe each close in the series in terms of the prior close, so starting with the most recent day, it would be and [close > 1 day ago close] and [1 day ago close > 2 days ago close] etc. But the last day in…
  • Are you sure you want an alert for something that happened a day ago? If that condition occurs, I think you would get an alert on the market open (or when the stock starts trading, if not at the open). Alerts are intended to notify of an event that …
  • You need a set of brackets around the bold text and another set around the normal text. [ bold ] or [ normal ]
  • On the Advanced Scan Workbench, open the Candlestick Patterns drop down, click "Elder Bar Blue" (maybe scroll down to see it), click "Add". It will appear under the last line of your scan (which could be out of view, so scroll down again). Cut and…
  • It would be the difference between the close and the MA, divided by the MA. (close - MA)/MA So, for instance, if the close is 25 and the MA is 20 (25 - 20) = 5 5/20 = .25 or 25% above the MA
  • AVGC20 would be sma(20,close); the .10 I'm guessing would be 10 days ago sma(...) XAVGC8 would be ema(8, close) L is probably low; L1 is probably 1 day ago low.
  • I can't make it do that. Do you have an Apple or a Windows PC? and what browser? Firefox, Chrome, IE? Here's what mine looks like (I've moved the windows around). This is Firefox on Windows 7. Hitting Print on the back window brings up the middl…
  • I don't get those options on Firefox or Internet Explorer on a Windows PC. It's possible some setting on your browser changed with an update to the browser. But look around the page some more - maybe there is a print icon now instead of a menu opt…
  • Yes, it does.
  • Going to need more detail, as there is more than one way to print a chart. Are you using the "Print" option on the menu under the chart on the Chart Workbench, or are you using "File/Print" from your browser menu, or something else? If you can lis…
  • I don't think SC "does" data - they buy it from vendors. If no vendor is doing it, they don't have it. It wouldn't take too long for you to compile the data with a scan. You can use the calendar widget to back data your scans and run them one righ…
  • I'm pretty sure Stockcharts provides all the indexes supplied by their data vendors (which begin with "$") and they also provide indexes created by a service called Decisionpoint (begin with "!") which merged with Stockcharts a few years ago. So the…
  • Raw data is here: http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/index.htm Charted data is here: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/quikstrike/commitment-of-traders-agricultural.html Unfortunately, it seems the raw data is not ava…
    in COT Charts Comment by markd November 28
  • Maybe @Julius_RRG can help with this.
  • All the available indicators are in the Indicators drop down on the Chart Workbench. I don't see WAD there. It looks like WAD is just a variation of OBV, but multiplies the volume by the size of the price change, accounting for gaps, before adding …
  • The available time frames are in the "Period" drop down in the Chart Attributes section. The chart types are in the "Type" drop down below it. I don't see "Range" in either one. It seems to me that the Range method is pretty similar to Point and …
    in Range Bars Comment by markd November 24
  • It seems to me you get an update once quarterly and you have to down load it. The third quarter down load was available October 20. Here's from the product description: "This ChartPack is an organization of over 90 ChartLists, most pre-populated …
  • I don't follow that, but does this help? http://stockcharts.com/articles/journal/2017/10/new-chartpack-updates-q3-2017-with-actionable-info-and-major-additions.html?st=fidelity