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SFMc01
342 posts
msg #153321
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7/29/2020 9:02:05 AM

Is anyone willing to share a filter for a Darvas Box that they believe is fairly accurate in representing how Darvas selected his candidates? I'd like to "play" with it adding some criteria I might develop to narrow down the stocks selected?

Thanks,
Steve

wantonellis
107 posts
msg #153323
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7/29/2020 9:32:15 AM

Fetcher[
market cap > 2000
draw darvas box
]



xarlor
320 posts
msg #153324
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7/29/2020 12:41:44 PM

Here is a pretty good Darvas Box filter from miketranz and updated by dmewbourne

Fetcher[
PRICE IS BETWEEN .25 AND 100
AVERAGE VOLUME (90) IS GREATER THAN 100000
VOLUME IS GREATER THAN 100000
volume above average volume(20)

CLOSE REACHED A NEW 52 WEEK HIGH /*within THE LAST 10 DAYS*/
close IS 100% > 52 WEEK LOW
close GAINED 26% over LAST 26 WEEKS
/*close crossed above upper bollinger band(20)*/
set{bollwlow1,count(Bollinger Width(20,2.0) reached a new 20 day low,10) > 0}
set{bollwlow,count(bollwlow1 > 0,1)}
set{c_bollx,count(close crossed above upper bollinger band(20),1)}
set{x1,bollwlow*c_bollx} and add column x1 draw bollinger band(20)
x1 > 0

/*---- Filter for liquidity 5% -------------------------------------*/
add column sector
set{safeQty,average Volume(20) * .05}
set{safeAmt,safeQty * close}
/*safeamt above 20000 and do not draw safeamt add column safeamt*/
add column safeamt
set{zeroDays15,count(day point range below 0.001, 15)}
zeroDays15 below 2 and do not draw zeroDays15
/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
market is not ETF
apply to sector(medical) and apply to sector(computer and technology)
/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
]



Mactheriverrat
2,485 posts
msg #153331
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7/29/2020 10:38:03 PM

Interesting!


draw darvas box

miketranz
808 posts
msg #153333
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7/30/2020 8:39:51 AM

Here's some interesting notes on Nicolas Darvas.He was a professional dancer,who purportedly made $2,000,000 in the stock market back in the 50's,deploying what is know today as momentum trading.What he basically did was buy high flyers,stocks moving up/breaking out of what he called "box's".He would place orders "on stop" to buy,then place a stop loss order right under his buy point.Using tight money management skills kept him in the game long enough to hit a few really big winners.The first one was E.L.Bruce.He cleaned up when the stock was halted/short squeezed to the tune of $295,000.Nice money in the 50's.There are charts in the final pages of his book that will visually explain his trading methods.Great read,highly recommended.Miketranz...

nibor100
574 posts
msg #153345
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8/1/2020 12:27:17 PM

To replicate the Darvas approach from his 1st book, the filter would have to find stocks that have just exceeded their all time highs on a weekly basis, with a jump in weekly volume and Darvas had no minimum volume parameters for liquidity,

A close study of the charts at the end of the book and some of his earlier text can provide all of the necessary clues to how he traded while pursuing his dance career overseas.

Ed S.

jimvin
145 posts
msg #153347
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modified
8/1/2020 2:29:02 PM

Link to Darvas' book; downloadable in PDF format (virus free; no login, no subscription required...):

http://0104.nccdn.net/1_5/2d1/36f/0ee/How-I-Made-2-Million-in-the-Stock-Market_klse2u.pdf


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