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msg #86219
Ignore jbusch
1/14/2010 9:48:58 AM

Hi, I'm creating a breakout filter, and one of the components of the screen is that a stock should be within 10% of its 3-month high. I tried using this...

"and price is within 10% of its 12 week high"

... but I am getting a syntax error. Could someone please help me phrase this correctly? I'm sure it's a simple fix.

283 posts
msg #86229
Ignore heypa
1/14/2010 11:10:32 AM

I would use close > 90 percent of close 13 week high.

749 posts
msg #86302
Ignore miketranz
1/14/2010 4:47:24 PM

J,just keep your eye on the 12 wk highs list for stocks that are breaking out.The move is already confirmed.If it's a high volume,long range day move,buy on the close for entry.Your method is more like stalking and waiting for a move to occur.Not a bad method,just a lot of waiting.Also,the best breakouts come off long consolidations...

4 posts
msg #86346
Ignore jbusch
1/15/2010 8:45:53 AM

Thanks for the replies guys.

Heypa, your language didnt' work for some reason. The syntax was accepted, but it was excluding several stocks that were within 10% of the high.

283 posts
msg #86372
Ignore heypa
1/15/2010 12:55:11 PM

You're probably right. Stockfetcher sometimes has several ways to arrive at the results you are looking for,but there will be unexpected differences. It's a computer. It's a software program. If you're smart enough you can research it and probably solve the problem. For me it's not worth it. I don't expect perfection or I wouldn't use any small hand held calculator to make up foe my arithmetic inadequacies.

431 posts
msg #86406
1/16/2010 1:00:22 AM

You might try the following.

set{screen, close / high 3 month high}

screen > .90
screen < 1.

4,383 posts
msg #86408
Ignore four
1/16/2010 3:15:32 AM

set{hi, close*1.00}
set{newhigh, new close 120 day high}

draw hi on plot newhigh
add column hi
add column newhigh
add column newhighs
set{newhighs, count(hi equals newhigh,100)} > 0
close > 1
volume > 1000000
do not draw newhighs

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