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  • Bob, I began tracking the times of my trades in my journal a few years ago. I expected to see a pattern, but I didn't find one. It is worth noting that I am not day-trading. I typically hold from a few months to half a dozen months or even longer…
  • KrisG, I haven't been using it lately, but when I have wanted to back test a scan I simply used the option in the Scan creation window to start the scan any number of days previously that I wanted. After running the scan, I saved the results in a L…
    in Back testing Comment by Cush August 2016
  • Ivanhoe66, this is a very simple scan you are looking for. In my case, I usually use the Standard Scan Workbench. You can find the link to open that on your Members page. You just enter as shown below. This scan finds about 128 stocks this morn…
    in S&P 500 Comment by Cush May 2016
  • Right now I am watching the market and using manual stops. With summer coming on, with periods when I will be away from the screen, I will likely place some automated stops. If the overall market turns down I am more likely to place automated stop…
  • Bruce, the question of whether to use automated stops or manual stops is a question I have pondered for about 30 years now, and I have been on both side of the fence from time to time. In this past year, I have been stopped out (using automated sto…
  • Hi Karen, When you are looking at your ChartList in Edit format you should be seeing a list of the ChartList Contents. If you are not, and if there are any charts in that list, then you have a problem that needs "Support". If you do see the Cha…
  • Hi Spersonal, as far as I know in StockCharts you cannot set a MA to change color to show a trend change, as you've defined it above. You might find it interesting to look at the Elder Impulse System used at StockCharts.com You can find it unde…
  • Hi surfsup. With Extra you can save up to 200 scan formulas, then use each one to your heart's delight as often as you like. As far as I know there has never been a limit put on by StockCharts.com. The limit for me is how much time I am prepared t…
  • Hi David, like Gord I am still using Win 7, so I may not be able to offer suggestions, but I will try. Questions for you - Do you get an entire blank page, i.e. no StockCharts.com header? Nothing? Or does StockCharts header info show, but where…
  • Paul and Mark, interesting observations from both of you. I think this is dialogue worth continuing in this Market Analysis section of S.C.A.N. Thanks.
  • I have read a number of books on TA. Some of them were good investments of my money and time, some were not. For me, the best book (and one that is still on my desk, always) was "Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets" written by John J. Murp…
  • These 2 links from the ChartSchool explain some of the basics of Candlestick patterns and the use of colors with StockCharts charts. Introduction to candlesticks http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?st=candlesticks&id=chart_school:chart_anal…
  • Gord, that was very creative. If there's an excellent badge for answers, you deserve one for that.
  • Whatever the issue was with "refresh" appears to have been resolved. Working correctly, for me, now!
  • This morning, Monday March 23rd. I am getting an error message when I set the refresh to 15 seconds on a chart. I have reported this to StockCharts Support. I am thinking this might be somehow a related issue even though these forums are hosted b…
  • Working fine for me, as well. Gord's suggestion makes sense. Or it could be the opacity (third big button down on the left) is set to .01 it's lowest position.
  • I do believe that keeping good records is a key to successful investing. Gatis Roze is a very bright fellow who posts a blog at StockCharts.com "The Traders Journal". Keeping good records is one of his first suggestions. I currently use 3 method…
  • Gord, I will add to jer99's comment - excellent. Over the years, the StockCharts site has added so many features that in some cases if I haven't used them, I've forgotten about them. This is a tool I will be using. Discovering posts like this is …
  • Ben, I am always interested in what other people are doing with trading strategies. My own system hasn't changed much over the years. I have less than a dozen favourite indicators, and six or so that I use regularly. I keep everything pretty simp…
  • Ok, still trying to understand. For your simple example - "Against a specific asset" - so, for example you want to run a backtest on a specific stock, say Microsoft, and you want to know when the 20MA had a positive cross of the 50MA, and what happ…
  • Ben, could you elaborate a little more? Are you looking for other software that would have some backtesting features that aren't provided through the StockCharts' scan engine? Or just other software that provides the same thing?
  • Fibonacci. Yes, Fibonacci tools are available using chart annotations. You'll find Fibonacci Retracement Tool, Arc Tool, Fan Tool, and Time Zone Tool. If you go to annotations and scroll across the symbols at the top, you'll find the Fibonacci to…
  • Hi Don, I am sure some of the others here will be able to give you more detailed information about scanning tutorials. I will give you this link to give you somewhere to start. In the ChartSchool, you'll find an overview of technical scans. http…
  • Hi raulerne, on the Home page you will see a link to SCTR Reports beside the Market Summary and Sector Summary links. http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/sctr.html When you have opened that, you'll find you can use end-of-day or Intraday data to get…