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General Discussion · Amusing Tickers
JoeyVinyl
msg #150409
1/19/2020 1:08:23 AM

Love those! Thanks!

General Discussion · Amusing Tickers
JoeyVinyl
msg #150401
1/18/2020 3:14:38 PM

Question: what are some stock tickers that you've been amused by?

I'm probably too easily amused, but for some reason one day I was wondering if there was a ticker, TACO, because I thought that would be funny. There is. It's for Del Taco Restaurants. There's also a ticker, KIRK, for Kirkland's Inc, but no ticker KAHN! (Obligatory Star Trek reference.)

So I thought I'd ask. What tickers do you find amusing and why?

Filter Exchange · This is where it gets frustrating
JoeyVinyl
msg #150213
1/9/2020 4:30:30 PM

Yeah, I can see that it's going to be rare. I tweaked it a little and got one result for today, but today's candle didn't continue an uptrend (which is what I'm looking for) so that one won't get my money. It's not the only strategy I'm using, but I like trying different things. If it shows me a result that I like I'll paper trade it for a while. Here's the final version.

Fetcher[/* DOWN TREND */
Show stocks where close 4 days ago was below open 4 days ago
and close 4 days ago was above open 3 days ago

/* DOWN CANDLE */
and where close 3 days ago was > 1% below open 3 days ago
and close 3 days ago was above open 2 days ago

/* FIND THE DOJI */
and close 2 days ago equals open 2 days ago
and high 2 days ago was above close 2 days ago
and low 2 days ago was below close 2 days ago

/* UP CANDLE */
show stocks where close 1 day ago was > 1% above open 1 day ago
and open 1 day ago was above close 2 days ago
]



Filter Exchange · This is where it gets frustrating
JoeyVinyl
msg #150201
1/9/2020 10:03:23 AM

I think it's too restrictive as well, and I've tried changing to a smaller percentage and still not getting results. I've done some more reading this morning and I think the problem isn't the down candle part but that I'm looking for a doji that gaps below the low rather than the close of the previous candle, and the low rather than the open of the following candle. I'm guessing that it's fairly rare to find a doji that meets those conditions (or gaps up if you're looking for a bearish pattern). I'm going to tweak that first and see what happens.

I do appreciate the input, and maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see your filter looking for an upcandle after the doji.

Filter Exchange · This is where it gets frustrating
JoeyVinyl
msg #150196
1/8/2020 11:12:37 PM

Just yesterday I read about the Abandoned Baby candlestick pattern. I tried the one SF offers but it didn't seem quite right so I wrote my own. It doesn't specify anything for the most recent day because that's where I expect to see conformation or not in whatever chart comes up.

So why is it frustrating? It's because I tested each line by itself, and each part of the filter, to see if they gave me the results I wanted. They all seemed to work - separately. Put them together and I get nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. I did a custom date offset of 40 days, basically two months of trading days (more or less) and every day came up with zero results. I wrote it for bullish patterns but also reversed the aboves and belows to see if it worked for bearish patterns. I did get one result (DRRX, chart date 1/8/20), so I'm pretty sure it's not the filter. I'm just not getting results because the filter is too strict, for lack of a better word. I'll have to keep playing with it I guess.

Anyway, if someone wants an Abandoned Baby filter and feels like tweaking this one, here you go.

Fetcher[/* DOWN TREND */
Show stocks where close 4 days ago was below open 4 days ago
and close 4 days ago was above close 3 days ago

/* DOWN CANDLE */
and close 3 days ago was > 5% below open 3 days ago
and low 3 days ago was above high 2 days ago

/* FIND THE DOJI */
and close 2 days ago equals open 2 days ago
and high 2 days ago was above close 2 days ago
and low 2 days ago was below close 2 days ago

/* UP CANDLE */
and close 1 day ago was > 5% above open 1 day ago
and low 1 day ago was above high 2 days ago
]



General Discussion · How would you code this?
JoeyVinyl
msg #150133
1/5/2020 9:57:06 PM

Awesome, xarlor! Thank you! I'll let you know how it works out.

General Discussion · How would you code this?
JoeyVinyl
msg #150120
1/5/2020 4:12:36 PM

I don't believe this. I was just reading this post (https://stockfetcher.com/forums/General-Discussion/Open-Price-equal-the-low-price-for-the-day/150058) and I think xarlor answered the question. Obviously I missed any mention of "equals" in the forums and Guide, but I'm going to play with this and see if it works.

General Discussion · How would you code this?
JoeyVinyl
msg #150118
1/5/2020 2:33:17 PM

I just wanted to add that what I like about Jared is that he doesn't say "do this and you'll get rich quick." He talks about how trading can be simple but that doesn't make it easy. He also stresses the importance of money management through things like limiting your position size and using stops. Is his trading advice any good? I don't know. But I agree with that part of what he says so I'm willing to see if it works for me.

General Discussion · How would you code this?
JoeyVinyl
msg #150117
1/5/2020 2:23:34 PM

Let me start by saying that I love these forums. I've learned a lot just by searching them. I've learned there's a lot I don't know too, but I enjoy working out some of the more complex filters (TRO's for example) to see if I can understand how they're thinking. I've been trying to learn as much about trading as I can so I've been reading a lot of web sites and watching a lot of videos. I know there's no "magic formula" out there that will work for everyone, mainly because we all have different trading styles though we all have the same goal - to make money by trading.

One of the people I like on YouTube is Jared Wesley from Live Traders. In this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEjUd82NVVg) he talks about what he calls the 3 Bar Play. It's a long video but the explanation starts about 10 minutes in.

I don't know if it's something that would work for me but I'd like to at least paper trade it for a while. He says it can be used in any time frame (I'm looking to use it on a daily time frame) but I have no idea how to write an SF filter for it. I've got the following for the first part about a close above resistance, but can't figure out how to code for an open being the same as a previous days close. I've searched the forums, I've searched the Guide, and there's nothing I can find about any kind of "equal" situation. Anyway, here's what I've got so far and any help will be greatly appreciated.

Fetcher[show stocks where close 3 days ago was below Resistance Line(45,15,2)
and close 2 days ago was above Resistance Line(45,15,2)
]



Filter Exchange · Looking for swing trade filter.
JoeyVinyl
msg #150116
1/5/2020 2:03:14 PM

First, just a simple forum search for "swing trade filter" will bring up lots of posts with ideas and information. I'm not saying this to be rude, but there's over 15 years worth of ideas here in these forums and it might help you to have searched them before asking for help.

Second, what exactly are you looking for? Long trades? Short trades? What time frame? Day trading? How long do you want to hold a position? One day? A week? A month? Do you want a filter that gives you entry and exit points or do you want to make your own? Are you looking for penny stocks? Small cap? Mid cap? Blue chips? Are you looking for any particular sector?

Basically what I'm saying is that no one here can be of much help without knowing more about what your trading strategy is or what your needs are.

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