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msg #73403
Ignore chetron
4/8/2009 8:33:06 PM


- Ignore mdl060374
modified 4/8/2009 5:38:35 PM

I have tried about 100 different ideas with trade ideas, and havent found anything to be useful there, as far as support and resistance, etc...

TO answer the original poster, I think the best way is to pick 20 stocks and use a piece of software where you can manually draw trendlines, and S/R and get live alerts.. Tradestation can do this, but its pricey.

What irritates me the most is stocks on my hotlist (8% previous day gainers and select RFR) that are poised to move and simple sit there b/c the market is crud, and the next day run so fast you cant get in..

and I dont want to hear this "you gotta be quick" stuff b/c whenever I get in, early or late, THATS when they crash.. And healthy pullbacks dont exist with alot of these stocks...

I am trying to work on this part of my trading.. I feel like I have the correct stocks, but they are dead money by teh time I am watching them.

The hardest part is balancing a manageable number of stocks where you can act on them, and not getting to many where you are overwhelmed and traying to catch too many and not being left out.. this is my biggest problem... I alwasy get stuck watching the crap.


if you are looking for going long, try using the 8% losers, the gainers are better for shorting opportunities.....


4,689 posts
msg #73410
Ignore Eman93
4/8/2009 9:23:24 PM

Tradestation radar screen.... I answer my own questions most of the time.......ho ho

RadarScreen takes market monitoring and ranking to a new level. While most market monitoring software packages simply display a few canned quote and analysis columns, RadarScreen allows you to monitor and rank hundreds of symbols in real time, based on more than 180 technical and fundamental indicators as well as your own custom criteria.
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RadarScreen makes all this and more possible. RadarScreen is an advanced multi-symbol analysis, monitoring and ranking tool that allows you to use the full power and flexibility of TradeStation's EasyLanguage to define anything from the simplest to the most complex criteria for real-time market evaluation and ranking. It enables you to create custom formulas that not only reference the current bar’s data, but also historical data for prior bars—and even your own custom filters and indicators.

Here are just some of the powerful features RadarScreen offers you:

Over 180 Indicator Columns Included, All Written in EasyLanguage — With RadarScreen, you'll be able to choose from a library of over 160 built-in indicators, all written in EasyLanguage, to apply to your symbols and monitor them in real time. This library of technical indicators includes some of the most popular trading concepts—Moving Averages, Stochastics, RSI and many more—so you can start tracking a host of criteria from day one. Simply apply analysis techniques to the page of symbols you're following using a drag-and-drop interface, and watch as they update in real time.

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Color Code with SmartStyling™ — With SmartStyling, you can color-code each cell, so that the colors in the cell change dynamically as the market shifts. For example, if you'd like to see a group of symbols ranked by volume, but you'd also like to quickly identify which of those symbols are trading above the 10-day moving average, you can ask RadarScreen to color-code cells for symbols meeting those criteria.

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2,817 posts
msg #73411
Ignore chetron
4/8/2009 9:32:48 PM



4,689 posts
msg #73415
Ignore Eman93
4/8/2009 9:52:20 PM

is it as robust? pre market data? can you scan all stocks in premarket?

4,689 posts
msg #73417
Ignore Eman93
4/8/2009 10:11:54 PM

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msg #73419
Ignore 13th_floor
4/8/2009 11:27:09 PM

"You see, with tradestation I would think you could scann the premaket know 20 min before the open who is gapping and up or down.... you could pick 4 of the biggest gaps and play em. Have all your order set to go."

In the room the premarket scans are set and posted at least 15 mins before open to get set for the gaps....

[Wed Apr 08_09:09:59 EDT 2009] Yngvai: Prelosers IRE AIB SIVB R RECN RFMD SAY CEF AZK ELX


plus the late pre hits..
[Wed Apr 08_09:16:41 EDT 2009] Muddy: add GKK

In the room there's the folks you know can call out the big moves more often or not after a couple of days in there,when you see a stock you have on radar called out by these better darn well check it out.

These 2 I had on radar, AEN because of it's monster vol/move yesterday and RT because of it's e/r
so as soon as I saw..[Wed Apr 08_09:44:52 EDT 2009] Muddy: watch AEN off lod .53 i hopped it off that crazy low up to near it's .75 in minutes
Likewise RT...[Wed Apr 08_09:42:39 EDT 2009] Muddy: RT pre hod 5.3...grabbed almost a buck as it soared to 6.39

This is the one that nails some real nice longs...TRO's modified Losers always,wait for green

4,689 posts
msg #73422
Ignore Eman93
4/9/2009 12:29:12 AM

I saw RT on a scan the other day, or saw it was up for earnings, I can remember looking at the chart and remebering other resturants would be a good could have dumped just a easy. I stoped and thought what is my edge?
I had none other than a hunch.

11,734 posts
msg #73437
Ignore johnpaulca
4/9/2009 3:19:22 PM

RT made my watchlist about 2 weeks ago when it entered the weekly Booya BZ. I watched it make a small double bottom and subsequently took off on 3-31-09, it was trading around $2.85 at that time.

4,689 posts
msg #73439
Ignore Eman93
4/9/2009 4:59:03 PM

John I was thinking ok BWLD and Derdrin and CAKE all had good earnings so I am looking at RT now going into earnings.
They all did well and Ruby is not that bad of a place, they should do well also.
Is it just that easy, it seemed too easy.

91 posts
msg #73440
Ignore mdl060374
4/9/2009 5:38:02 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone.

I am going to look into trade-ideas alerts for pre-market "activity" (which can be customized for select symbol lists and gaps..)

Maybe I finally found something useful for this software afterall :)

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