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drbarber
1 posts
msg #67732
Ignore drbarber
9/25/2008 11:15:42 AM

Greetings.

I like the global filter. However, I trade stocks going both long and short. The global filter is good for narrowing the universe of stocks based on, say, price and average volume. However, I have one set of filters looking for stocks to go long and another set of filters looking for stocks to short.

I have a standard set of "long" criteria, such as "EMA(50) is greater than EMA(200)" and a standard set of "short" criteria, such as "EMA(50) is less than EMA(200)." The "long" criteria are used in all my "long" filters and the "short" criteria are used in all my "short" filters.

The problem is that when I want to change my "long" and/or "short" standard criteria, I have to edit all my "long" and "short" filters individually to apply the new criteria.

What I'd like is to be able to create 2 or more Global Filters, give each of them a name (e.g. "Global Long" and "Global Short") and from the Filter Settings screen be able to select one or the other (or yet another) as a filter for each of my other filters.

Is this functionality being considered for implementation? If so, when and if not, could it be?

Thanks.


miko
68 posts
msg #67830
Ignore miko
9/28/2008 11:58:56 AM

You can take advantage of settings:variables as a workaround. For your binary test, you could create variable EMATest with value EMA (50) / EMA (200). For long filters, you would add a line EMATest > 1, for shorts EMATest <1. If you decided to change your length parameters (or simple vs ema for that matter), you would only have to change the variable, not each individual filter. Not exactly what you asked for, but something to consider.

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