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I want to share how I'm using the newly added intraday alerts. First, a little (refresher) on my typical trading process. Here's what I do for at least 80% of my trades:Read More ➞
Update: The SwingTradeBot mobile app has been released for both Android and iOS.
You may have seen some new links around the site today. I've added some intraday alerts ito the mix. These alerts are *near real time* -- they may be delayed from 1 - 20 minutes. But I think they're still very useful, as long as you're not trying to be a scalper with them.
You'll be able to select from a list of things to which you want to be alerted. This functionality is in beta now and it may be a little buggy. I'll be tweaking things over the next few days. So if you noticed anything weird please let me know.
Oh, I should add that these are only available on the US (Nasdaq, NYSE and Amex) version of the site. That's because that's the only version of the site for which I have intraday quotes. (Edit on May 8th: They are now also available for the Australia/ASX, Canada and UK/LSE markets.) If I can find a reasonbly priced quote source for Canada, Austrailia and the UK, then I'll turn on these alerts for those markets as well.
Here's the initial list of alerts:Read More ➞
Thanks to the good folks at Trade.it and their API you can now sync your actual brokerage account to a SwingTradeBot portfolio. No longer will you have to manually add & remove positions in order to match what’s in your portfolio. SwingTradeBot will sync your portfolio a couple of times each day to keep things updated for you.
Here’s how to connect to your brokerage:Read More ➞
If you've visited the General Market Overview page or watched my Chart Notes page for a while you've seen the % of Stocks Above Their 50-Day Moving Averages indicator.Read More ➞
So this was quite an interesting week. It started out as death by a thousand cuts for me. Well, it wasn't quite that bad, just a little choppy. But Friday was my best day of 2018 thanks to my willingness to go short.Read More ➞
So this was a slow couple of weeks for me. I was out of the country on vacation for most of that period, so I was trying not to do much trading. Also, I don't like to do a whole lot in the heart of earnings season, because the market can often become choppy from one day to the next based on how the reports are each day.
First an update on the positions (CENX & MNTA) I mentioned in the previous Trades of the Week.Read More ➞
I'm going to try to do a post like this at least every other week. My goal here is to show a bit of my process and the scans I use to find these trading candidates. They certainly won't be the best trades one could have possibly made, it will just highlight those I found and chose to take.
First up is CENX. This stock has been on my watchlist for a few weeks because I traded it in December. I bought above that consolidation pattern at $16.14 (with a stop loss under that rectangle at 15.30 -- a great example of a classic Darvis Box or a flag) and sold it on December 28th at 19.82. So my initial risk (1R) (read more about R and R multiples here) was 84 cents per share, so I made 4.4 times my initial risk (4R). I liked how the stock was acting, so I kept an eye on it by adding it to one of my watchlists.Read More ➞
For a long time I've wanted to make it easier to keep my SwingTradeBot portfolios in sync with my actual brokerage portfolios. Today I've come one step closer to that goal. I just released a new feature which allows you to import stocks into a portfolio from a CSV file. There's now an 'Import Stocks' button next to the portfolio's name:
Clicking that button will open a pop-up which will allow you to select the CSV file to upload.Read More ➞
I apologize to those of you who were met with errors*** and/or the "down for maintenance" message on Thursday night. The site has been experiencing some performance issues, exacerbated by the changes I made to the way things are stored in my database about a month ago. As a result of those changes, the site is storing a LOT more data. In addition, the introduction scanning across date ranges has but more load on the database. The other new feature, displaying a page full of charts, puts even more of a workload on the database.Read More ➞