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glgene
523 posts
msg #55900
Ignore glgene
10/22/2007 1:30:42 PM

I'm trying to write a script that finds stocks that are are within 15% of their 52-week highs. I tried this, and it didn't work:

close is less than 15% from its 52-week high
close is greater than 10
close is greater than close 1 day ago

Can someone offer a little scripting help? Thanks.

lockwhiz
206 posts
msg #55902
Ignore lockwhiz
10/22/2007 1:47:47 PM

...looks fine to me .... and it gave me plenty of results.. Why do you say it's not working ?

lockwhiz
206 posts
msg #55903
Ignore lockwhiz
10/22/2007 1:52:44 PM

hmmm maybe you are looking for stocks within that 15% of the high ???

then it would be:
Fetcher[
close is greater than 15% from its 52-week high
close is greater than 10
close is greater than close 1 day ago
]



TrendSurfer
109 posts
msg #55906
Ignore TrendSurfer
modified
10/22/2007 2:06:53 PM

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glgene
523 posts
msg #55908
Ignore glgene
10/22/2007 2:50:45 PM

Trendsurfer, I believe you've got it. Saying 1 year instead of 52 weeks. With the msg. above yours, I was finding stocks that weren't within 15% of the 52-week high (e.g., LDK, NVR, CHUX).

Why this project? Because I read this comment from Bill O'Neil, of IBD: "In my 30 years of managing portfolios, I have never bought a stock unless its price was at or within 15% of its 52-week high. History has shown that the best stocks begin their big runs after trading at or above that level."

That said, when I tested your script, with the following additions (stock is greater than $10, and stock closed higher than day before), I came up with 1,764 matches. I'll need to put in a few more filters to whittle down the list (e.g, volume minimum, stock is above 34-day MA, etc.) Any ideas from anyone else?

Thanks!

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