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msg #99832
3/23/2011 12:08:45 PM


Very interesting filter.

I notice your code says " HIGH MINUS PREVIOUS CLOSE ".

1) In live trading, how do you know when the high has been reached?

2) A nice gap down could wipe out days of profits. How are you using a stop loss? Are you setting a stop loss in the extended market?

Keep up the great work!


msg #99843
3/23/2011 7:51:13 PM


I may not know what I am looking at (or doing) yet...but...

I commented out the SYMLIST and got 10775 stocks. Then double clicked on OVERX.

WPO with Long_Profit > .50 looks good.

If I wanted to select the best stocks for this system, is the highest OVERX the column to use?



General Discussion · 20 month EMA
msg #98590
1/15/2011 2:39:45 PM

How does one say show stocks where:

One month close is above monthly EMA(20) ??


General Discussion · 20 month EMA
msg #98606
1/16/2011 11:09:43 AM

Actually, there are about 22 trading days per month.
So 20 months = 440 days.
So EMA(440) should be equivalent to a "monthly" EMA(20).
Am I thinking correctly?

HOWEVER: there is a limit to the number of days one can use and thru experimentation it is 400 days.

So right now I have a EMA(400) line on my seems to do the job.

MY filter says "and Close above EMA(400)".


General Discussion · A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
msg #102036
8/6/2011 12:08:21 PM


This really needs to be distributed as widely as possible.

Charley Reese's Final column!
A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Carbon Tax
Carbon Dioxide Tax
CDL license Tax
Cell Phone Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Food Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Healthcare Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Windfall Profit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

(But no taxes paid by GE!)

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? There are approximately 250,000 bureaucrats who sit around and do nothing except think of new ways to tax Americans. Of course it's all paid for by our tax dollars.
Not one of the above taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!


General Discussion · Ability to use indices in filters
msg #99552
3/9/2011 9:00:30 AM

I agree..we need the indexes to show up. My reason is that I use the values of indicators on these indexes for market timing.

How about a compromise...only include them in the filter if they are specifically named in a Symlist. Just brainstorming.


General Discussion · Ability to use indices in filters
msg #99584
3/10/2011 10:54:47 AM

That is great, thanks.

What I was hoping to do is get an Index on the list so it's RSI(2) values will be listed along with my other stocks.

It would be nice to know when ^VXN, for example, is above 90 or below 10 on RSI(2).

It would be a possible timing indicator.


General Discussion · Ability to use indices in filters
msg #99601
3/10/2011 7:17:53 PM

YES! That will do the trick!!

I greatly appreciate your time and help. This is a great community!


General Discussion · Best way to rank stocks
msg #107819
8/27/2012 3:20:33 PM

I have a filter and it returns 54 ETF's for possible bullish plays.
I only want to play 5 at a time.

What is the best way to sort these ETF's to pick the strongest ?

I know sorting by Momentum and Rate of Change are possibilties. But these are old ideas.
Has anyone come up with something new and different?

BTW, I searched for Ranking in the forum and came up with zero responses. So I figure this must be a new topic!


Backtesting Support · Can I change the filter in backtest then create a new backtest??
msg #98798
1/30/2011 12:45:54 PM

I am new and finding it confusing navagating between MY FILTERS and BACKTESTING.

If I do a backtest with a moving average such as "MA(10) - MA(35)" the next thing I want to do is change the MA parameters and test it again. For example, now test "MA(20) - MA(55)".

It seems awkward to go back to MY FILTERS and go from there.

Is there a way to create a new backtest in the backtest tab without losing the original tests?

It would be nice if the "copy" function in Bactesting would then allow me to rename the backtest and change the MA parameters.

If I am missing a quicker way than going back to MY FILTERS to change the parameters, please let me know.


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