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Filter Exchange · KISS method for new Stock Fetcher People
alexgwoodruff
msg #70409
modified
1/5/2009 11:27:38 PM

I love this thread! Thank you so much.

One of the inherant risks of using Stockfetcher is that it is such a complex tool. It is all too easy for the user, me, to start a quest for that atmosphere bursting filter. The end result is that I own 70 filters of such intricacy that sometimes I don't understand what they are actually filtering.

Some of the members of this forum have the confidence, knowledge and experience to be able to withstand the nonsense and impart some really good basic advice - this thread is an great example of that.

Thanks again, it is nice to be brought back to earth and to see such a beautiful filter!

Backtesting Support · Backtesting filter over 80%
alexgwoodruff
msg #67535
9/20/2008 1:50:12 AM

You may find that people are reluctant to give away the secret to their 'Goose that lays the Golden Egg'.

There are filters that will hit 80% +.... I have a couple. But if it takes me the best part of 2 years to study the manual and get used to the syntax why am I going to post it for everyone to see.

My advice:

Get used to writing your own filters (anything you can think of). Study charts and try and write the code for what you see. Keep track of what you have written - I keep a file that has over 300 filters in. Most will be no good, some will have excellent %wins but bad ROI, some will only give you 1 pick in 3 months. Keep writing, keep writing, keep writing.....

If you can see through the 'fluff' then there is some very good advice on these boards... try and weed out the basics and get an understanding of how to phrase a filter.

Look at the bare bones of other people filters. Try to understand what they are doing - try modifying them and see what happens.

I spent my first year just looking at other people filters and taking them apart.

Good luck.



General Discussion · my holygrail
alexgwoodruff
msg #51868
5/29/2007 3:54:40 PM

bump

General Discussion · my holygrail
alexgwoodruff
msg #51813
modified
5/26/2007 3:14:05 AM

I played with this a little tweaking here and there.... but have a question.
I noticed that if I broaden the search a little and add a date offset the first engulfing bullish candlestick marks an entry for a short term gain.

So, my question is.... how can I make this part of the filter 'during the last week':
and not otcbb
and volume is more than 200000
and close is between 1 and 10
and fast stochastic fast %k(14) < 1
and williams %r(10) < -99
date offset is 8

and then add a white candle for today?

The other way I suppose I could do it would be to watch in quotetracker for an increase in price higher than the previous open.

StockFetcher 2.0 Beta · Extrapolation of support/resistance.
alexgwoodruff
msg #50523
3/11/2007 10:15:10 AM

Is there any way to increase the y axis length? I am trying to extrapolate a support line, but keep heading off the top of the page.

General Discussion · volume
alexgwoodruff
msg #47760
11/1/2006 3:59:32 AM

is there anyway to write a script that would differentiate volume into buys and sells? Or is it just a case of writing the price action as a second line?


General Discussion · Last Candlestick?
alexgwoodruff
msg #47759
11/1/2006 3:57:08 AM

Can someone explain how to phrase the syntax for intraday screening - particularly with respect to candlestick charting.

For example - I want to write this for the last hour, not the last day
show stocks where open 1 day ago is above close 1 day ago
and close is above open

How would I write this for the intraday feature now.



General Discussion · Help please
alexgwoodruff
msg #46334
8/12/2006 1:30:03 PM

Thanks traderblues.... thats exactly what I was looking for!


General Discussion · Help please
alexgwoodruff
msg #46325
8/12/2006 3:52:36 AM

I am trying to write a filter for a stock that has increased volume and upward movement after a period of flatlining. This is what I have written so far, the syntax appears correct, but I cannot get a single result.

set{hilo, high - low}
where close is between 0.1 and 10
where volume is more than average volume(90)
where hilo is more than hilo for last 1 months
where close above open

Thanks for looking

-A-


General Discussion · Searching for a specific symbol
alexgwoodruff
msg #46169
8/3/2006 3:04:15 AM

Thanks Jim... that works.


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