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Kevin_in_GA
4,553 posts
msg #99402
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2/26/2011 12:18:53 PM

Stockfetcher crew:

A simple request - please let us use indices (like ^SPX) in filters, and get the same sort of indicators and graphs as stocks (e.g., SPY). I don't know why indices are treated differently in filters but not in Watchlists.

Thanks,

Kevin

stockfetcher
963 posts
msg #99404
2/26/2011 2:58:02 PM

At this time, StockFetcher does not support volume for indices. Because of this, they will not appear in filter results.

If this changes, we will certainly post an update!

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Kevin_in_GA
4,553 posts
msg #99405
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2/26/2011 3:46:21 PM

Filters can return stocks with no volume traded, so how is this limiting in the use of indices?


stockfetcher
963 posts
msg #99406
2/26/2011 5:13:27 PM

On StockFetcher, indices are treated as "untradeable" issues which means they will not appear as results.

The lack of volume impacts all measures and variables which require volume. While StockFetcher does support stocks which have 0 volume days, we do not support results for stocks that do not show any historical volume.

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Kevin_in_GA
4,553 posts
msg #99537
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3/7/2011 9:14:48 PM

Geez, can't you guys just throw a switch or something and make indices filterable? If stockcharts.com and a dozen other sites can do this, why can't SF?

Rick67
64 posts
msg #99552
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3/9/2011 9:00:30 AM

I agree..we need the indexes to show up. My reason is that I use the values of indicators on these indexes for market timing.

How about a compromise...only include them in the filter if they are specifically named in a Symlist. Just brainstorming.

Thanks,
Rick

stockfetcher
963 posts
msg #99554
3/9/2011 9:22:04 AM

Hi Rick67 -

You definitely have the capability to add plots showing the values of an indicator for an index using the "ind()" function. For example:

Fetcher[
set{spx_close, ind(^SPX,close)}
set{spx_ma200, ind(^SPX,MA(200))}
set{spx_ma50, ind(^SPX,MA(50))}
set{spx_cci10, ind(^SPX,CCI(10))}
show stocks where close is above 10.0
and MA(50) crossed above MA(200)
and draw spx_close
and draw spx_ma200 on plot spx_close
and draw spx_ma50 on plot spx_close
and draw spx_cci10
]



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Rick67
64 posts
msg #99584
Ignore Rick67
3/10/2011 10:54:47 AM

That is great, thanks.

What I was hoping to do is get an Index on the list so it's RSI(2) values will be listed along with my other stocks.

It would be nice to know when ^VXN, for example, is above 90 or below 10 on RSI(2).

It would be a possible timing indicator.

Rick

stockfetcher
963 posts
msg #99586
3/10/2011 10:58:16 AM

Does this accomplish what you are looking for?

Fetcher[MA(50) crossed above MA(200)
and add column ind(^VXN,RSI(2)) {vxn_rsi2}
]



Rick67
64 posts
msg #99601
Ignore Rick67
3/10/2011 7:17:53 PM

YES! That will do the trick!!

I greatly appreciate your time and help. This is a great community!

Rick

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