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Smpoll
41 posts
msg #137622
Ignore Smpoll
8/14/2017 12:28:42 PM

I'm coming back to the well again after numerous attempts that's not what I'm requesting. So if you'll indulge me one more time with a simple code I'd appreciate it?

Here's what I'm looking for, basically a screen of stocks at the 200 SMA weekly:

[price is approaching weekly MA(200)
close is above 20
average volume(60) is above 100000]

What am I doing wrong here? Thanks

mahkoh
1,064 posts
msg #137629
Ignore mahkoh
8/14/2017 1:51:42 PM

"approaching" is not a valid syntax. Try

price near weekly ma(200)

But it seems SF does not go beyond weekly ma(100)

four
5,087 posts
msg #137630
Ignore four
modified
8/14/2017 1:53:46 PM


filter phrases:
http://www.stockfetcher.com/forums2/Filter-Phrases

perhaps...

Fetcher[
price is approaching THE weekly MA(100) FROM ABOVE
close is above 20
average volume(60) is above 1000
]



Smpoll
41 posts
msg #137634
Ignore Smpoll
8/14/2017 4:12:59 PM

Mahkoh- in the Tools section, "is approaching" is a valid term it seems. Unfortunately, you're correct about the 200 day.

Smpoll
41 posts
msg #137635
Ignore Smpoll
8/14/2017 4:16:09 PM

Four, I'm looking for vol > 100000 not 1000. I adjusted it and "no matches found".

four
5,087 posts
msg #137636
Ignore four
modified
8/14/2017 4:21:28 PM

Four, I'm looking for vol > 100000 not 1000. I adjusted it and "no matches found".
---------

Filter works. Just not finding higher volume stocks.
Options include:
1. adjusting volume down--not something I would do
2. using another filter with different criteria--something I would do
--- others have offered you filter ideas here: http://www.stockfetcher.com/sfforums2/?mid=137350

four
5,087 posts
msg #137637
Ignore four
modified
8/14/2017 4:27:35 PM

Remember most of the time we are ambush hunters
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambush_predator

Jesse Livermore
http://thereformedbroker.com/2013/08/03/nine-surprising-things-jesse-livermore-said/

Here are nine surprising things Jesse Livermore said regarding excessive trading:

1. “Money is made by sitting, not trading.”

2. “It takes time to make money.”

3. “It was never my thinking that made the big money for me, it always was sitting.”

4. “Nobody can catch all the fluctuations.”

5. “The desire for constant action irrespective of underlying conditions is responsible for many losses in Wall Street even among the professionals, who feel that they must take home some money everyday, as though they were working for regular wages.”

6. “Buy right, sit tight.”

7. “Men who can both be right and sit tight are uncommon.”

8. “Don’t give me timing, give me time.”

and finally, the most important thing:

9. “There is a time for all things, but I didn’t know it. And that is precisely what beats so many men in Wall Street who are very far from being in the main sucker class. There is the plain fool, who does the wrong thing at all times everywhere, but there is the Wall Street fool, who thinks he must trade all the time. Not many can always have adequate reasons for buying and selling stocks daily – or sufficient knowledge to make his play an intelligent play.”

sandjco
620 posts
msg #137641
Ignore sandjco
8/14/2017 5:18:52 PM

"buy right; sit tight"....I think that is my fave! Thanks for sharing!

Smpoll
41 posts
msg #137642
Ignore Smpoll
8/14/2017 5:37:07 PM

Yes they have and I appreciate them. I'm just looking for stocks that are touching or above the 200 sma on a weekly basis for possible entries. I'm looking at longer timeframes because I'd like to trade less and follow a trend line disciplinary strategy.

"It's the sitting" ;)

Smpoll
41 posts
msg #137643
Ignore Smpoll
8/14/2017 5:42:18 PM

I always did find it interesting that traders/investors follow the gospel from a
man who eventually did end up blowing his brains out.

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