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kdnichols
7 posts
msg #75248
Ignore kdnichols
6/10/2009 7:04:39 PM

Hello All,

I am new to Stock Fetcher and I have become quite interested in finding Gappers.

How would I rewrite this code to work in Stock Fetcher?

Min Vol (k) to 5 and the Min Avg Vol (k) to 250

Does anyone have any code for Stock Fetcher or other suggestions on how to find gappers?

I have been trading Forex for a while and now I am also learning stocks.

Any good websites and other info for newbies?

Thanks,

Kurt

conyeuchua
83 posts
msg #75253
Ignore conyeuchua
modified
6/10/2009 8:07:27 PM

Kurt,

The literature on GAPs is quite rich in sF forum.

You may want to read up on works done on GAPs by TheRumpledOne (TRO)
http://help.stockfetcher.com/sfhelp/proxysearch.php?isiframe=&q=gap+therumpledone&restrict=&btnG=Search

People like Jim Button, Chetron, Eman93 etc then built on TRO's works:

http://help.stockfetcher.com/sfhelp/proxysearch.php?isiframe=&q=gap+chetron&restrict=&btnG=Search

http://help.stockfetcher.com/sfhelp/proxysearch.php?isiframe=&q=gap+eman93&restrict=&btnG=Search

Eman93 recently published his favorite GAP filter based on TRO's and prior literature.
TRO has several posts suggesting how to trade the gaps.


Alf44 has a thread on Trading Blogs:

http://help.stockfetcher.com/sfhelp/proxysearch.php?title=StockFetcher+Technical+Analysis+and+Stock+Screening&q=alf44+blogs&restrict=&btnG=Search!&sfHeadSrchType=web&ie=&site=stockfetcher_help&output=xml_no_dtd&client=stockfetcher_help&lr=&proxystylesheet=stockfetcher_help&oe=


Good luck.


miketranz
716 posts
msg #75256
Ignore miketranz
6/10/2009 8:41:57 PM

Kurt,go to the upper right hand side,search type in "fade the gap".Then click on the drop tab to forums.The highest % play is to fade,or go against the gap.If a stocks gaps down hard on open,the odds favor a reversal at some point.Certain stocks will reverse like clockwork.This is day trading set up.Before you commit real $ to this or any set up,have a watch list of stocks that gap.See where you should enter & exit a position for max profit.Get a feel for it.This type of gap set up is right of the open,and should be executed with proper timing.Another good gap play is to "buy on close,sell on open".Some stocks have a tendency to gap up on the open.It's an over night hold,good % play set up.As soon as the stock opens,you sell your position.If you're playing the right stocks,you'll find most of the time they will gap up.When they don't,you scratch the trade,most of the time even.Good luck....

kdnichols
7 posts
msg #75261
Ignore kdnichols
6/10/2009 9:20:43 PM

Hello All,

Thanks for your kind and fast response.

This is what I love about trading.

There is always something to learn!

:-)

If there are any other suggestions or code out there please keep them coming!

Thanks,

Kurt

13th_floor
724 posts
msg #75263
Ignore 13th_floor
6/10/2009 10:10:23 PM

To find the gappers before open all you have to do is a have very good premarket scan such as IB has,there you can even see the time they actually the scan and with the volume they hit it with and the volume rise right into the close

Wed Jun 10_09:13:16 EDT 2009] Muddy pre so far…JAZZ CDIC GRH MLNK SHFL SHZ ISLE GMGMQ AXL SAY ROYL XTEX ESLR SYMX LEA CHLN OMN XING URRE DAN OPXA CHCI ANX CSAR IAO AIS EBHI NXPN GFG ULU QTWW BPUR ETFC NGAS RAS ALD SCON SOL KUN CAEI ORS XTEX VTG CRIS PPHM AKNS

kdnichols
7 posts
msg #75308
Ignore kdnichols
6/11/2009 5:09:19 PM

Hello 13th,

I am starting off as a small fry and I am using TD Ameritrade.

How would I use their stock screen tool to find Gaps.

I know I need to get to Trade STation or IB rather quickly.

Thanks for your and everyone's input.

We do the same thing with gaps in Forex on a left over doji.

I gather it is the same principle?

Thanks,

Kurt

chetron
2,817 posts
msg #75310
Ignore chetron
modified
6/11/2009 5:29:16 PM

JUST GO TO THE SCREENER PAGE AND SELECT THE PRICE/VOLUME TAB, SELCT GAP UP/GAP DN BOX

HTH

kdnichols
7 posts
msg #75322
Ignore kdnichols
6/11/2009 10:32:42 PM

Hello Chetron,

When I go to the screener page I see a Current Price.

When I go to the Current Price it does not have these options.

Were you on a previous version perhaps or am I missing something here?

Can you or anyone else clue me in?

Again thanks for all the responses!

Kurt

SAFeTRADE
413 posts
msg #75323
Ignore SAFeTRADE
6/11/2009 10:42:31 PM

check out this link.

http://forums.stockfetcher.com/sfforums/?q=view&tid=45054&start=0

klynn55
425 posts
msg #75327
Ignore klynn55
6/11/2009 11:26:29 PM

kurt: here's a site for SD help also.

http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=15269

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