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msg #35418
Ignore TraderEyal
3/23/2005 2:14:02 AM

Hi, Going over the forums it looks like most people are concentrating on finding buy candidates. I am trying to come up with ideas that can be implemented in SF for finding good shorting candidates. Anyone care to share their input?


6,358 posts
msg #35434
Ignore TheRumpledOne
3/23/2005 8:20:06 PM

This is so simple:


RSI(2) will find the ones that have peaked, the close has to be above $5 to short and you want a stock with the volume so you can cover your shorts when you have to!


11 posts
msg #35436
Ignore buzzcraft
3/23/2005 10:01:47 PM

You could just see when I go long, and immediately short the same stocks.

19 posts
msg #35437
Ignore dducey
3/23/2005 10:22:42 PM

You should probably wait for some sort of confirmation that a down turn is happening. I have a RSI(2) > 99 filter that has shown me that these stocks are as likely to continue higher as they are to fall in price. I am not sure what the best confirmation would be since I haven't pursued the idea beyond the initial look-see. I was trying to find stocks for put buying.

439 posts
msg #35444
Ignore petrolpeter
3/24/2005 9:26:23 AM

Homebuilder Top 3/14/05:Link Costruction Services to
Fetcher[Aroon Oscillator(8) is above 86 and close is between 5 and 200 and volume(2) is above 400000 and date offset 0]


439 posts
msg #35445
Ignore petrolpeter
3/24/2005 10:07:42 AM

Check that top on 3/04/05 not 3/14/05,Construction Services March 4.

19 posts
msg #35457
Ignore mrbobolina
3/24/2005 11:21:51 PM

Please explain what you mean by "Homebuilder Top 3/04/05:Link Construction Services to". I'm new to this forum and don't understand what you're referring to. Thanks

78 posts
msg #35461
Ignore SurfnDestiny
3/25/2005 8:47:42 PM

Just reverse the filter functions for a downtrend.

Fetcher[Show stocks where volume > 30000
and 3 day slope of MA(50) is < 0
and average volume has been decreasing for 5 days
and COG(3) is below COG EMA(3)
and close is above lower bollinger(20)
and RSI(5) is below 50
and price is between 5 and 100
and ma(5) has been below MA(50) for the last 30 days
amd ma(5) has decreased for the last 2 days

Just keep an eye out for a Stochastic, or other signal hard swing to the upside to jump out.

439 posts
msg #35470
Ignore petrolpeter
3/26/2005 8:08:30 PM

"What do mean by Homebuilder Top?"Interest rates were pushed to multi-decade lows in order to counter a sluggish economy which in turn triggered a home buying and building spree that some even call a bubble.Construction Services and related home building stocks reflect this but have come a long way up and the recent rise and hold of interest rates in the 1st week of March triggered a top and therefor 'A good idea for Shorting'Check TOL on 3/4/05 or chain Construction Services to Aroon Oscillator(8)>86 filter to see those excellent short entries.Someday this may work for Oil related shorts.

19 posts
msg #35471
Ignore mrbobolina
3/26/2005 10:30:27 PM

Thanks for the explanation petrolpeter. It makes perfect sense now that you give more details. Just a quick follow up: how do I "link" that filter to construction services. Is that similar to a sector? Or industry? Thanks again in advance for your patience.

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