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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.

General Discussion · Fundamental Analysis
msg #152979
7/6/2020 11:25:32 AM


I've always wondered why so many self described "free thinkers" are addicted to insane conspiracy theories. I admire your efforts but you know they won't listen to logic or reason.

General Discussion · Fundamental Analysis
msg #152951
7/4/2020 10:06:48 PM


"Also, a certain segment of the population commits 8.5 times the serious crimes of the other segment and the media spins it to make it seem the other way nor do they ever mention these facts."
If you're talking about so called "white collar" crime and financial crimes like pension theft or wage theft, yeah, that's true. Those kinds of crimes are prosecuted far less often than more simple crimes.

"More people die from the flu than this strain which most of us already have had from when we were kids."
You were a kid in 2019? That's when this strain started. Also, what time period are you using to compare the death rates? Covid has killed more people in a shorter time span that the flu usually does.

"Where’s the lockdowns for all the other things that kill people like pharmaceuticals, car accidents, infections, smoking etc."
I don't know about "free thinkers" but smart thinkers understand that none of those things - except other infections - can be compared to a virus. You can't catch a car accident by being around someone who has been in one.

General Discussion · Days Ago annoyance and question
msg #152806
6/26/2020 5:56:18 PM

So it's trading days for the line in question as well as the Days Ago phrase. Thanks. That's good to know.

General Discussion · Days Ago annoyance and question
msg #152801
6/26/2020 3:33:10 PM

For some reason I started wondering if the Days Ago phrase was counting calendar days or trading days so I did a little test. I wrote a simple two line filter. I'll even make it clickable.

Fetcher[Show stocks where close is > 1
add column close 7 days ago {week}

I found that gives me the close from 7 trading days ago, not 7 calendar days. When I changed it to 5 days ago it showed me the closing price from one calendar week ago which is what I wanted. I'm annoyed because I never thought to ask this before. Now I'm wondering if I have to change other parts of some filters, like the comparative relative strength lines.

Would this set {rs1, relative strength(SPY,20} be looking at 20 calendar days or 20 trading days?

General Discussion · general
msg #152621
6/13/2020 10:29:44 AM

This gave me 156 results without any other code like "market is not..." or close or, well, anything but these three lines. It's just a starting point. You can change the number of days to whatever you want.

ema(8) crossed above ema(21) within the last 5 days
ema(8) has been increasing for the last 5 days
ema(21) has been increasing for the last 5 days

Filter Exchange · Will this filter make you wealthy?
msg #152587
6/9/2020 10:23:45 PM

Mansor, I had forgotten that I took that out. I have that and "market is not ETF" as part of a global filter. I didn't get anything when I ran it with the global on either.

General Discussion · ETF Ladder Results so far
msg #152586
6/9/2020 4:44:08 PM

Cheese, I always appreciate your feedback.

I don't use the Change number in scoring since it's part of the ROR. It's the first part of the ROR calculation; how much has the current price gone up or down compared to 28 days ago. I should have fixed the filter I posted. It's the original but I took the ROR out of the scoring, going only with the Relative Strength and the Sharpe.

There are definitely limitations to using the Relative Strength, especially in a bear market. I know a higher number doesn't mean the stock or ETF is going up if the indexes are falling. The stock might be falling too, just slower than the indexes. That's part of why I'm using four indexes for the RS number. I think averaging it out helps a bit but I don't know for sure.

Still, this filter has helped me make a few bucks so I'm happy with it.

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