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General Discussion · Problem using 'has been below' & 'within the last X days'
msg #118721
3/24/2014 11:10:14 AM

No - the count() function returns a "1" every time the specific criterion is met. Therefore, for any time that var1 was below -2 in the past 10 trading sessions the function would return a "1". So when I set var1count to be above 0.5, it only selects those stocks which have met your criterion at least once within the last 10 days, and excludes all others.

There might be stocks that have met this every day over the past 10 days, and they would recieve a count of 10. So by adding a column for var1count and then sorting on that column from highest to lowest, you will see stocks that have met your criterion most often at the top.

General Discussion · Filter for OHLC on Thursday and Friday
msg #118718
3/24/2014 10:35:12 AM

This cannot be done in SF. There is no way to specify Thursday (you can get the Monday open or Friday close, but you need to use the weekly open and close to get this in any backtesting).

General Discussion · Problem using 'has been below' & 'within the last X days'
msg #118717
3/24/2014 10:33:10 AM

set{var1, expression1 (e.g., MA(50) / expression2 (e.g., Price)}
and var1 has been below -2 within the last 2 weeks

The third posts' work around is one solution, but not really ideal.


Actually it gives you EXACTLY what you have asked for - a list of stocks where var1 has been below -2 at some time within the last two weeks. How is that a "work around"?

Stock Picks and Trading · Intraday Alerts
msg #118715
3/24/2014 10:24:35 AM

Kevin NFLX support between 412 and 407

Weekly is on sell and the weekly support is 384.. 20week ma 386 this would be the least risk.. imho for a longer term trade.

Good analysis - glad I paid attention. Held off on getting into NFLX - will be watching it this week, though.

General Discussion · Problem using 'has been below' & 'within the last X days'
msg #118689
3/21/2014 8:13:40 AM

You could also code it like this:

set{var1, expression1 (e.g., MA(50) / expression2 (e.g., Price)}
set{var1count, count(var1 below -2,10)}

var1count above 0.5
add column var1
add column var1count
sort on column 6 descending

the new variable var1count just counts the number of times within the last ten trading sessions that var1 has been below -2. Then I just added new columns for var1 and var1count, and had SF sort the results from highest var1count to lowest.

Stock Picks and Trading · Intraday Alerts
msg #118666
3/19/2014 3:51:20 PM

Kevin....what's your stop loss on ZNGA ??


Stop loss placed at 4.85 - the current ATR(20) for ZNGA is 0.26, so I subtract about that amount from my entry price. Given the beat-down it has taken over the past few days, I'm using this as a safe distance. If it gets hit I only lose $125.

Stock Picks and Trading · Intraday Alerts
msg #118661
3/19/2014 3:11:10 PM

Long 500 shares of ZNGA at 5.10. Was hoping to get in at the LOD of 5.05 but got tired of waiting. Undoubtedly my entry will free ZNGA up to make new lows ...

Stock Picks and Trading · Intraday Alerts
msg #118651
3/18/2014 2:47:20 PM

Jumped into a few beaten down stocks at the open yesterday - CA, DG, IP and NWL. Sold NWL and CA at about 2% gains each this afternoon. DG was a 1.3% gain, while IP was a 0.8% loss. This added about 1% to my total trading equity with minimal risk.

Sitting in cash waiting for another edge. I am eyeing NFLX as a possible play for tomorrow if it goes below 418. We'll see how things evolve.

Stock Picks and Trading · Intraday Alerts
msg #118650
3/18/2014 2:21:16 PM

3/12/2014 10:07:16 AM

Jumped into a small NTAP position at 37.09 a few minutes ago - we'll see how it plays out. Nothing stat-driven here except JP's track record on calls like this.


Out at 37.50. Could have exited with more profit the day I entered, but I'll accept a small gain and move on.

General Discussion · Ichimoku help
msg #118639
3/17/2014 2:26:19 PM

Using the search function here, you might learn a thing or two as well.

from nikoschopen (3/6/2008):

Constructing an Ichimoku Chart
(Source: Investopedia)

1. Tenkan-Sen, or conversion line:
(Highest high + lowest low) / 2, calculated over the past seven to eight time periods.

2. Kijun-Sen, or base line:
(Highest high + lowest low) / 2, calculated over the past 22 time periods.

3. Chikou Span, or lagging span :
The most current closing price plotted 22 time periods behind (optional).

4. Senkou Span A:
(Tenkan-Sen + Kijun-Sen) / 2, plotted 26 time periods ahead.

5. Senkou Span B:
(Highest high + lowest low) / 2, calculated over the past 44 time periods. Plot 22 periods ahead.

set{diff7TS, high 7 day high + low 7 day low}
set{TS, diff7tS / 2}
draw TS on plot price

set{diff22KS, high 22 day high + low 22 day low}
set{KS, diff22KS / 2}
draw KS on plot price

/*Chikou Span*/
set{CS, DMA(1,-22)}
draw CS on plot price

/*Senkou Span A*/
set{SSA1, TS + KS}
set{SSA2, SSA1 / 2}
set{SSA, SSA2 26 days ago}
draw SSA on plot price

/*Senkou Span B*/
set{SSB1, high 44 day high + low 44 day low}
set{SSB2, SSB1 / 2}
set{SSB, SSB2 22 days ago}
draw SSB on plot price

You have all of the components of the Ichimoku cloud here - I think that like many indicators this has its followers, who swear it works even when the trades are losers.


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