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msg #78405
Ignore hawkeyes002
9/1/2009 1:06:14 AM

also kevin what is your favorite swing filter so far? which do you use the most? thanks

3,867 posts
msg #78415
Ignore Kevin_in_GA
9/1/2009 10:52:10 AM

just starting using swing filters - I was trading on the MACD prior to this.

So far I am going with a Bollinger band-based filter

close is below lower bollinger bands(16,2.5)

I sell when the price closes above the upper BB at the same settings.

I apply this to a set of watchlist that contain about 580 stocks ranked 90 or higher by IBD.

53 posts
msg #78464
Ignore xxcheck
9/1/2009 7:29:32 PM

Kevin what is the code to filter just a watchlist?

3,867 posts
msg #78469
Ignore Kevin_in_GA
9/1/2009 8:11:48 PM

Really easy. Just add "and apply to watchlist(XYZ)" at the end of the filter code. You can have it scan multiple Watchlists as well (XYZ,ABC,123, etc).

Same trick for a list of symbols:

"and apply to symlist(aapl,msft,csco,intc)"

53 posts
msg #78483
Ignore xxcheck
9/1/2009 10:45:07 PM

Thanks Kevin.... Good luck to both of us on ETFC tomorrow. Mark

142 posts
msg #84692
Ignore davesaint86
12/19/2009 10:07:08 AM

I ran a manual 4 -week backtest starting with the Nov 20th top 5 stocks from the 1% column through Friday, December 18.
So 4 weeks x 5 stocks = 20. 18 out of 20 hit the 1% gain. Now a question I have it looked like some of these stocks hit the 1% the first day by the skin of their teeth and did not go any higher during the week. If you set a buy to buy at the open you may get filled higher than the opening price so of the the 18 may or may not have hit the 1%.

Since December 2nd, I've placed 13 trades using a combination of TRO's RNR and RSI(2) statistics. I've had 10 winners, 2 losers, and one position is still open and is currently at a loss. My average loss/gain combination is 1.38%.

Average gain on winning stocks = 2.38%
Average loss on losing stocks = 1.60%.

The problem with my system is that I feel more comfortable watching my trades like a hawk. It would be nice to use TRO's crock pot to buy on the open and sell at a 1 or 2% gain per week since that is the whole purpose of this strategy. Would one use stop-losses using this strategy. What %? I like to limit my losses per trade to 2% or less but I do if there would be enough wiggle room setting a 2% stop loss..

The question I have now is anyone using this filter trading using the 1% or 2% column and what type of results are you making?

Thanks TRO for this great filter and your other filters?

22 posts
msg #86410
Ignore seanban
1/16/2010 10:56:05 AM

Just wonder if any one is actively trading the TRO CROCK POT approach. Looking at this filter for the first time and while the stats. are impressive for the 1% and 2% gain, I feel that the results are reflecting the past and not reflective of the future. I wonder if it is possible to backtest this with a 1 year offset and then running this filter each week.

Thanks - Sean

79 posts
msg #86412
Ignore gabestogie
1/16/2010 1:01:15 PM

Kevin is active with the tro crock pot filter and doing real good with it. Find it under listing in the Forums of ---
(5% A week based on tro's crock pot)

142 posts
msg #86420
Ignore davesaint86
1/16/2010 6:27:59 PM

I'm using the 1 and 2% columns and have for the past month couple of months. See my post above for Dec. So far in the month of January I've purchase 9 stocks. 8 are closed out for an average gain of 1.54%. I have one open position that I bought last Monday and it's sitting at a 1.48% loss right now. I do not buy at the open on Monday unless the stock has tanked enough the week before. I usually use the ATR(90) and divide the ATR in half and then subtract this amount from the Friday closed price and then I wait for the stock to drift down to or around thd lower price then buy. Also try to stay away from stocks where the sector is doing shitty? Most retail for example.


7 posts
msg #86450
Ignore hodsonb
1/17/2010 3:09:27 PM

I'm NEW to StockFetcher - but I like it a lot.

I'm also NEW to trading - so very cautious with my hard-earned pennies :-)

I'm really interested in learning more about TRO's methods Milking the Cow, etc... Where can I find those strategies described?



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