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Filter Exchange · New Member - Share your filters - cannot scann through 100 pages
msg #153739
8/25/2020 9:08:07 PM

There's almost 20 years of posts here. I get that you can't scan through all of them. I don't think any of us have the time to do that either. Granted this is just my opinion, but you've got to do some work other than just asking for filters. If you're looking for a certain trading style, like fading gaps or chasing breakouts, it would be easier if you used the search bar to search the forums. It's the same if you like certain indicators, like Bollinger Bands or RSI.

At the very least tell us more about things like your trading style and time frames. Are you day trading or swing trading? Or do you have a longer time frame in mind? What about your style? Do you prefer candlestick patterns or other indicators? Just because someone might be making money with a filter doesn't mean it'll work for you.

Filter Exchange · This might be impossible
msg #153738
8/25/2020 8:57:33 PM


Very interesting filters. Thank you for sharing them. I'd been wondering how you found things that were range bound. Best of luck to you.

Filter Exchange · Need advice on Bollinger Width
msg #153501
8/10/2020 6:23:49 PM


What you're saying about not using an absolute value makes sense. I don't remember where I read about this strategy, but the basic idea was that when the bands suddenly start getting wider, farther apart, after they've been in a fairly narrow range for a while, it could be a breakout signal. I had hoped that by using a percent instead of a specific number I could catch some of those but it wasn't working the way I thought it might. I'll give yours a try and I do appreciate the help.

Filter Exchange · Need advice on Bollinger Width
msg #153499
8/10/2020 6:11:16 PM


That second one looks good. Thanks!

Filter Exchange · Where has Graftonians Hull moving avg post gone to????
msg #153486
8/9/2020 2:42:09 PM


Cool! Thanks! I knew there had to be a way but I couldn't find it. I appreciate the help.

Filter Exchange · Where has Graftonians Hull moving avg post gone to????
msg #153477
8/8/2020 11:07:18 PM

How do you "un-ignore" someone if you did ignore them, accidentally or otherwise?

Filter Exchange · Need advice on Bollinger Width
msg #153476
8/8/2020 11:01:43 PM

I'm trying to find stocks that have traded in a narrow range for about a month but are starting to break out. (Aren't we all?) I'm not really knowledgeable about Bollinger Bands but the Bollinger Width indicator seems to be what I need. The problem is I'm not sure I'm using it right. As I understand it, the width is simply the distance between the bands so it if stays within a certain percent, say 1%, it means there's not much happening even if the volume is high. I don't think that's quite right though I can't say why.

Here's what I've got so far, stripped down to the most basic part of the filter. What I want is to find stocks that had a width of less than 1% for about a month but have broken above that in the last 5 days. This doesn't do that, I know, but I can't figure out how to code the line "Bollinger Width(20,2.0) has been < 0.01 for the last 21 days" with a days ago phrase to make it work.

I'm open to changing the width percentage if that will help. I'm open to scrapping this completely if I need to and if someone has a filter that can show stocks trading in a narrow range for about a month then breaking upward out of that range in the last few days.

Thanks for any help.

set {bw0, Bollinger Width(20,2.0)}
set {bw1, Bollinger Width(20,2.0) 1 day ago}
set {bw2, Bollinger Width(20,2.0) 2 days ago}
set {bw3, Bollinger Width(20,2.0) 3 days ago}

close is above Median Bollinger Line(20,2)
Bollinger Width(20,2.0) has been < 0.01 for the last 21 days
bw0 is > bw1
bw1 is > bw2
bw2 is > bw3

do not draw bw3
do not draw bw2
do not draw bw1
do not draw bw0
draw Median Bollinger Line(20,2)

add column separator
add column bw3
add column bw2
add column bw1
add column bw0
add column separator
add column industry
add column sector

General Discussion · Fundamental Analysis
msg #153001
7/7/2020 10:45:14 AM


My favorite one of those is "taco cat" backwards is "taco cat" (just different spacing). It makes you wonder...

Filter Exchange · Average Open-to-High and Average Open-to-Low in percent -- not working
msg #152981
7/6/2020 11:38:51 AM


I think part of why you weren't getting what you wanted in your code there was that you were counting the number of days the high was above the open instead of finding the difference and averaging it, as wantonellis did nicely. It's not bad code because that info could be useful depending on what you're filtering for. It's just different than what you needed.

I'd also be careful about variable names. I wonder if using "open" as part of the variable name caused issues. I'm going to say it probably didn't since it wasn't by itself, but I don't know for sure. Personally I like to abbreviate words that might be problematic in variable names, like using "op" for open, "cl" for close - things like that.

Filter Exchange · "Do Not Show Volume Column" in the Filter
msg #152980
7/6/2020 11:27:44 AM

I've never seen a way to remove a column either, only add ones.

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