Scanning for Back-to-Back Signals

A few weeks ago I added a new type of scan which I've called "Back-to-Back". It enables you to find stocks which have made certain signals on up to 3 consecutive days. For example, you can scan for stocks which fell below their 50-day moving average on one day and climbed back above the 50 DMA on the next day.

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New Features & Site Updates

Here’s a quick rundown of some new things on SwingTadeBot

 

  • Unlimited number of Watchlists & Portfolios for Platinum Plan subscribers
  • Ability to copy intraday alerts configuration from one watchlist or portfolio to another
  • In case the nightly email digest doesn’t reach your inbox for some reason, you can now view the nightly email digest on the site
  • You’ll now see intraday percent change (except for OTCBB) in more places, like the tag, ETF holdings & intraday alerts pages
  • Related ETFs for tags
  • Recent News on Tag, Industry & ETF holdings pages
  • Enhanced ETF Holdings pages
  • ETF Comparisons
  • A ton of behind the scenes things to improve performance and keep the data flowing smoothly.

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Adventures in Trading GME

By now everybody knows of the shenanigans taking place with GME and several other stocks.  I thought I’d document some of my process in profiting from its parabolic rise (and subsequent fall).  As you may know, I created a Parabolic Rise stock scan to find situations just like this. 

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Year-End: Perfect Time to Evaluate your Process

There's a video by David Keller, which I linked in the featured links section, titled: "Re-Evaluating Your Process". It really resonated with me that 3 of his questions were about routines. I certainly recognize the importance of having good routines and sticking to them, which is why I created the routines section of SwingTradeBot. (Here's my original blog post about the routines functionality.)

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Even More (Almost) Real-Time Stock Alerts

With the extra volatility these days I'm finding myself checking in on my intraday alerts more frequently. They were a great help in finding some of my favorite names (FSLY & TDOC) bouncing off key levels for day trades last Friday. So I've been thinking of more alerts I could have SwingTradeBot generate. Here's the latest batch:

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New Intraday Alerts Functionality

Here's a rundown of a few things I've added around Intraday Alerts:

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New ETF Holdings Functionality

I spend an inordinate amount of time updating & cleaning up data that comes into SwingTradeBot. A good portion of that is removing acquired & delisted stocks and filling in missing data for newly listed stocks & ETFs. So I see a ton of ETFs being added to the market every month.

During the pandemic some of the names and/or tickers of these new ETFs piqued my interest -- such as GERM & Work From Home ETF (WFH). So I started wishing I could see their holdings right on SwingTradeBot. Luckily one of my data providers has ETFs components as part of their service. So I wrote some code to start ingesting that data and displaying it on the site.

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Site (and App) Updates from the Last Few Months

Here are some new additions to SwingTradeBot from the last few months. 

Earnings Calendar

There's now an earnings calendar section of the site. (It's also listed in the Research Menu.)  This will allow you to go forward in time, unlike the earnings scan.

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Exporting Scan Results to a TradingView Watchlist

I was asked earlier today about how to export a list of stocks from a SwingTradeBot scan result into a TradingView Watchlist.  That reminded me that I forgot to write about an enhancement that I added last summer.  

In response to another TradingView watchlist request I added another column (called tradingview_symbol) to SwingTradeBot's CSV file exports.  That column contains TradingView's ticker symbol.  TradingView combines the stock symbol with the stock's listing exchange, so AAPL, which is listed on the Nasdaq would be NASDAQ:AAPL.  So that column of data will look something like:

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Notice for Microsoft Browser (Edge and Internet Explorer) Users...

Over the last few months several people have complained to me about some feature of the site not working (for them).  Without fail every one of those folks who had issues was using either Microsoft's Edge or Internet Explorer web browsers

Things like not being able to see the site's pop-up charts, or the full page of charts feature or nothing happening when clicking the "Add to Watchlist" or "Add to Portfolio" buttons.  There are probably other things which are also broken.  Basically, if you're using a Microsoft browser and you've experienced clicking/tapping on things and nothing happening, it's likely because a failure within your browser.  All the aforementioned functionality works fine in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and even on Android (Chrome) devices and iOS (Safari) devices. 

 I'm not sure why the Microsoft browsers refuse to work -- for whatever reason they aren't able to execute this site's Javascript properly.  The only solution I've come up with is to use a different browser -- Chrome, Firefox or Opera are all excellent choices.

If you can't switch browsers, you can try clearing your browser's cache but I'm not sure if that will work or if you won't have to clear it again the next time I update the site, which happens pretty frequently.   

P.S.  Microsoft recently announced that they're effectively throwing in the towel on their own browsing engines and instead will be adopting the Google Chrome (Chromium) engine.  So you may as well take that hint and change your browser now! 

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