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General Discussion · 3 month high filter
msg #39559
12/15/2005 9:17:05 AM

I've been having trouble getting any results for the following filter: " Show stocks where close 2 days ago was below 3 month high 2 days ago and close was above 3 month high 2 days ago". It should give some results but it never does. Am I not phrasing it correctly or am I missing something else?

General Discussion · 3 month high filter
msg #39571
12/15/2005 12:44:50 PM

Thanks Jim, but that didn't get me what I was shooting for. I'm better at plain english than I am at coding but it looks like what you gave me should have worked, it just didn't. If you're so inclined, take a look at the 6 month chart of SPEX, it might give you a better idea of what I'm trying for. It was pretty much trading in a range for 3 or 4 months and suddenly shot up(thats the trading above the 3 month high I was referring to) and it reached almost 6 befor pulling back. I use the 10 day EMA as a buy point and once it traded below that I bought 5,000 @2.95 yesterday and sold them earlier in the day at 4.50 so that worked out pretty good. I'm just trying to figure out a filter that would pick out these sudden risers, wait for them to drop back to the 10 day EMA, and then buy.If it's too much bother don't even mess with it, I've got another filter I can use but it just takes a little more looking-at time. Again,thanks. sulldt

General Discussion · 90 day decreasing
msg #36563
6/29/2005 5:30:37 PM

I've been watching the 90 day decreasing slope stocks on the home page and it appears to me if you wait until the stock closes below the bottom trend line and has its first up day you could either buy the stock outright or buy calls and get good results. If you put in a GTC sell order at 25% below your purchase price to cut your losses if your wrong and played the selling by ear it looks like you would be up 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 times.Option wise, losing 25% 1 time out of 3 and making 50%+ the other 2 times would be possible. Anyone tried a stradegy that resembles this or have any coments on the theory. Interested in peoples opinion on if this would work.

General Discussion · Did work, quit working.
msg #43081
4/20/2006 9:53:54 AM

Since this is for general discussion I thought I'd generally discuss. I've been subscribed to S.F. for a little over a year and am interested in opinions on something I did back before the meltdown in '01. It was really simple, if I had had S.F. the filter would have been "Show stocks where close gained 100% in the last month and average volume(30) is above 100000 and close between 1 and 5". I got tons of stocks back then that did that and all I had to do was follow them until they quit going up and started to retreat, I'd wait until they retreated to 66% of whatever that high might have been and then buy. Sometimes the rebound was the same day but generally I kept for 1 or 2 weeks and sold. If I was in it for a month I would sell, figuring I had made a mistake. I had 5,000 when I started doing that, 10 months latter I had 65,000. Biggest mistake was buyiny 2,000 shares of something for 1.375 and selling 2 weeks latter for 2.75, 10 weeks latter, right before the crash it hit 48.00 a share. I had a 10 week run where I made money 30 out of 31 trades. I sure wish it had lasted for another year or two but it didn't and it hasn't worked since but now I'm starting to re-look at that approach. The filter now reads "Show stocks where close is 75% above close 1 month ago and average volume(30) is above 100000 and ema(13) is above 0". I use ema(13) now because it generaly appears to be about the same as 66% of the high. With S.F. you can run that filter and then back it up week by week or day by day for as far back as you want to go until you find one that has dropped below the ema(13).The only problem I have with it now is it only works about half the time. I've looked at all kinds of other indicators to add to that basic filter to increase the winning percentage but as yet haven't found any.If anyone has any ideas as to what indicator or indicators that could be added I would appreciate their input. That is if there is anything that could be added to that filter that would improve it. Don't really know if that is possible.

General Discussion · Did work, quit working.
msg #43095
4/20/2006 4:22:55 PM

Thanks guys!

General Discussion · ema(13) difference
msg #51475
5/8/2007 9:27:43 AM

Shouldn't the ema(13) be the same on whatever chart you look at? SF has the ema(13) on NOK for Fridays close at about 25.10. Stock charts gives a numerical value for the ema(13) close at 24.70. Wonder why the difference.

General Discussion · Failure to pick up stocks
msg #119165
4/18/2014 3:52:05 PM

Does anyone know if a stock has to be traded for 30 days before they show up on a filter? Looking at new highs and it looks to me like a stock that's been trading for a week, and making new highs, doesn't show up until a certain amount of time has passed.

General Discussion · I'll ask for what it's worth
msg #145398
11/30/2018 4:47:55 PM

Anyone have any filters for trading stocks under 5.00?

General Discussion · I'll ask for what it's worth
msg #145414
12/2/2018 5:14:00 PM

Thank you, that shows some promise. I changed the volume to above 1000000, and added ema(10) is above 0, and close is above close 60 days ago. Cuts down on the results. Just looking at it you can take the results and wait for those returns to drop back below the ema(10) line and buy there. If you don't get greedy it might be profitable. Like everything else I've found, it seems to work part of the time. Just need to figure out when it does or doesn't. Again Thanks.

General Discussion · If anyone is bored
msg #38255
9/28/2005 6:57:39 PM

Try this filter, "show stocks where close 15 days ago was 80% above close 45 days ago and close was 40% below close 15 days ago and average volume(30) is above 200000". When the results come up hit the 3 months ago button, then hit the performance button and look at the results for one week.Then click on the "next week" tab and keep advancing it week by week and see what you get.

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