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Filter Exchange · TRO'S CROCK POT 2.0
msg #158123
11/30/2021 2:37:04 PM

I believe TRO posted his first crock pot filter in 2008 at the depth of the ongoing bear market.

Filter Exchange · TRO'S CROCK POT 2.0
msg #158121
11/30/2021 12:00:55 PM

Some observations regarding the live test data posted thru wk 11:

1. Anyone using the filter I posted in the evening of 10/8 be advised that SF starts a 2nd week the day after a midweek trading holiday. So last week consists of 2 weeks Monday-Wed and Friday only.

2. As other SFers before him Redversa721 is holding onto losers after the week ends for several weeks in anticipation of them rising from their low point so he can either breakeven, get a small profit or exit with a much smaller loss.

a. To date:
2 losses from Wk1 both sold at a loss %unknown

4 losses out of 5 from Wk2 sold at smaller losses than had previously existed, 1 went from -30% to -8%, and 2 were >-25% and sold at -10%, and other sold with no numbers reported other than they had improved from their lows. these were all sold in Wk 7

5 losses(or more) from prior Wks were sold in Wk 9, with at least 3 with > -$20% being sold at -7% to-10% and 1 loss from Wk7 and 1 loss from Wk8 being sold at a profit.

by my count that leaves 7 other held losses that have already been sold with unknown %s but my suspicion is they were sold at better losses than their low points.

b. It seems to me that a possible mitigating loss approach would be to enter a 2nd trade on those stocks that were not sold in a given week, and exiting both positions at Redversa721 loss exit value.
Based on the completed loss transactions identified above, using this approach would have garnered a small profit on each closed position other than the 2 from week 1.
For example, the stock sold at -8% loss would have had another position sold with a near 17% gain more than wiping out the loss.

Of course, this approach hinges on the belief of many SFers that most of these losers will rise back up in a few weeks.

3. His notes have indicated that in at least 5 weeks, most 2% or greater gainers were sold by Wed with the other weeks not reported.

a. Perhaps another approach would be to exit all positions by Wed close to recoup small profits and smaller losses on those that remain unsold instead of waiting 2 more days for a few better profits.

If this approach was used the strategy identified in 2b. above would probably not work as well, since the losers probably drop more by the weekly Friday closes.

4.. Some misc. observations
First 6 weeks of his live trading he was targeting 1.9% profit
Wk7 switched to targeting 2.29% profit. (so prior wk gains are theoretically lower per week per stock)

Due to late entry in Wk2 he ended with 4 losers that should have been winners, thereby understating that week's possible profit and adding 4 losers to the loser mix.

It seems he has been slowly increasing how many stocks he buys on Monday Open, not sure why.

A great help to this strategy would be an online broker that allows a person, over the weekend to enter purchases for the Monday Open which then triggers a 2.29% Profit stop order on each stock purchased and maybe a trigger for a trailing stop order on all of said stock.

Just rambling on....
Ed S.

General Discussion · MACD Histogram Switch
msg #158119
11/30/2021 3:55:43 AM

I looked at charts in VectorVest and the 3,10,5 MACD histograms match what SF is showing for VET, and UEC and is different from what Barchart charts are showing.

Curiously, when I look at SPY on all 3, SF has a different 3,10,5 MACD histogram and it appears SF has different open, high prices for some of the days than Barchart and VV do.

if you copy and paste your 2 lines of code below in the SF coding box and type "add column" in front of each line you can get the actual values SF is deriving

this was probably not much help,
Ed S.

General Discussion · MACD Histogram Switch
msg #158114
11/29/2021 2:03:18 PM

Your first two code lines:

MACD Histogram (3,10,5) 1 day ago below 0
MACD Histogram (3,10,5) above 0

seem to be working to me, can you provide an example of 1 or 2 of stocks that meet your criteria that those 2 lines are missing?

Ed S.

General Discussion · Edgerater Backtesting, Graphing and Scanning Program is starting a 4 part video series on its capabilities
msg #158110
11/26/2021 12:58:21 PM

Edgerater is running a half price sale for a permanent license to their scanning, backtesting sw product, that now includes option capabilities.

To see some of those capabilities look at their last video on YouTube at this link:

Their half price offer is at this link:

Its expensive and clearly not for everyone, but loaded with capabilities and the programmer/owner answers any questions usually within 24 hrs, lives in England and ex Microsoft programmer. Lots of his template and instructional videos on You Tube on the Edgerater channel

Ed S.

Filter Exchange · TRO'S CROCK POT 2.0
msg #158100
11/23/2021 12:41:45 PM


Yes, those images from your Nov12 runs match what I get exactly, and your explanation clears up the differences I had noted.

Thanks and sorry to take up too much of your time,
Ed S.

Filter Exchange · TRO'S CROCK POT 2.0
msg #158097
11/23/2021 11:55:38 AM


I'm hoping that's not it, because then his weekly data reporting to date will have less meaning to me.

The stocks I get, that he doesn't show in his list are CAN, DAO, GREE, and ONDS and they don't seem to have any specific different characteristics that would eliminate them by a global filter(to me).

I get a total of 73 stocks when I run his filter on 12 Nov.
How many do you get?

Ed S.

Filter Exchange · TRO'S CROCK POT 2.0
msg #158092
11/23/2021 12:26:36 AM


When I run the filter you just posted, for 12 nov, I get the same first 20 stocks that I listed in my earlier post, and CGEN, LMFA, NURO, and ALTO as 21 thru 24,

My top 24 don't show BTU,CMRX,MRNA, and MVIS,

Its a mystery to me...
Ed S.

Filter Exchange · TRO'S CROCK POT 2.0
msg #158082
11/22/2021 12:42:49 AM


I picked the top 20 on nov13 and my stats show that 14 achieved > 2.4% which differs from the 12 you are showing. Could you compare my list below to your first 20 so I can figure out what I did wrong?

Ed S.


General Discussion · Help with using variable inside SET statement
msg #158072
11/20/2021 9:02:13 PM

If you add columns for d1 and d2 you'll see variables do work inside SF set statements.

However, in SF for most commands like "days ago" you can't use variables instead of integers, whether or not that command is inside a set statement or not; which is why your third line doesn't work.

Hope this helps,
Ed S.

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