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khollis98
Posted : Friday, July 20, 2007 4:17:14 PM
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QUOTE (Bruce_L)
khollis98,
I'm updated through 07/19/2007 Market Close. On a Daily Chart:

SMA5 xUp SMA 10:
GENZ:
Between 7/18 and 7/19
INFY:
Between 7/17 and 7/18
VMED:
Between 7/17 and 7/19
ORCL:
Between 7/16 and 7/17

If this is not reflected on your charts, you may want to take a look at the third topic referenced in my Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:57:35 AM ET post (Things to check if your moving averages don't "seem right" or "seem to match"). The most likely causes would be having one of the two Moving Averages be of the other Moving Average instead of Price, using an Exponential setting for one or both of the Moving Averages or using a Time Frame other than Daily.



I don't know what the problem is. Out of those 21 hits, several of the charts looked good. Meaning, the 5 day sma appeared to xover the 10 day sma within the last 5 days & in the upward direction. Again, several looked correct. I just reported those stocks as examples because they sort of jumped off the screen as being not valid.

If my charts were setup incorrectly, then most if not all stocks retrieved from the scan wouldn't look right. Correct? BTW, I'm definitely set for "Daily".

I updated today & once again, some of the stocks picked up by the scan seem to match, and others do not.

Guess it could still be pilot error, but I just don't know........

KH.
Bruce_L
Posted : Friday, July 20, 2007 4:27:46 PM


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QUOTE (khollis98)
If my charts were setup incorrectly, then most if not all stocks retrieved from the scan wouldn't look right. Correct?

Not necessary. Especially when you consider you are looking at a 5-Period timeframe where the cross can occur. An EMA5 could cross up through an EMA10 at about the same time as an SMA5 crosses up through an SMA10. It is also possible for an SMA5 to cross up through an SMA10 of itself at about the same time as it would cross up through the SMA10 of Price.

QUOTE (khollis98)
I just reported those stocks as examples because they sort of jumped off the screen as being not valid.

All five of the crossovers that "jumped off the screen as being not valid" were in fact valid (I provided the dates for the crossovers an my charts and they were all within the last 5-Trading Days). This makes it quite likely that it is the chart that is setup incorrectly, not the Personal Criteria Formula or EasyScan.

-Bruce
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TinGull
Posted : Friday, October 12, 2007 11:26:58 AM
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Forgive the newbieness of this Q, but if I want to find a moving average cross using exponential MA's....whats the syntax I use for that?
Craig_S
Posted : Friday, October 12, 2007 11:32:48 AM


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Check out this post: Moving Average PCF Templates

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Bruce_L
Posted : Friday, October 12, 2007 11:39:34 AM


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TinGull,
The formula would depend on the specific Moving Averages being used and the direction of the cross you wish to detect. Here are some examples:

EMA10 xUp EMA20:

XAVGC10 > XAVGC20 AND XAVGC10.1 >= XAVGC20.1

EMA30 xDown EMA40:

XAVGC30 > XAVGC40 AND XAVGC30.1 <= XAVGC40.1

EMA50 crossing EMA200 (either direction):

SGN(XAVGC50 - XAVGC200) <> SGN(XAVGC50.1 - XAVGC200.1)

You may wish to review the following:

Moving Average PCF Templates
Things to check if your moving averages don't "seem right" or "seem to match"
PCF Formula Descriptions
How to create a Personal Criteria Forumula (PCF)
Handy PCF example formulas to help you learn the syntax of PCFs!

-Bruce
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TinGull
Posted : Friday, October 12, 2007 11:42:52 AM
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Perfect...just the X in front of the AVGC is all I was lookin for and got tons more.  You guys are awesome!
Craig_S
Posted : Friday, October 12, 2007 11:43:51 AM


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Our pleasure!

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Lolita
Posted : Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:58:11 PM
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Hi
I would like to have the PCF for stocks crossing over 200 MA.  The one I built did not show any.
(C.1<C200.1 AND C>C200)

Thanks
Bruce_L
Posted : Tuesday, October 23, 2007 4:07:06 PM


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Lolita,
Please try one of the following:

Simple:

C > AVGC200 AND C1 <= AVGC200.1

Exponential:

C > XAVGC200 AND C1 <= XAVGC200.1

You may wish to review the following:

Moving Average PCF Templates
Things to check if your moving averages don't "seem right" or "seem to match"
PCF Formula Descriptions
How to create a Personal Criteria Forumula (PCF)
Handy PCF example formulas to help you learn the syntax of PCFs!

-Bruce
Personal Criteria Formulas
TC2000 Support Articles
meenusamtani
Posted : Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:57:31 PM
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HI , is there a PCF for finding positive GAPS in daily charts. let me know please. thank you
Bruce_L
Posted : Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:21:56 PM


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meenusamtani,
There are three possibilities in fairly common use for a Gap Up. You can compare the current Open to the previous Close:

O > C1

Or you could compare the current Open to the previous High

O > H1

The most common usage however compares the current Low to the previous High:

L > H1

-Bruce
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kcaughron31
Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:45:01 AM
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Doug, is there a download link for this video?  If not could you forward it to me as a zip file for future referance?
I'm looking at keeping any videos that pertain to any type of scan settings or designing them on my computer so I won't have to keep searching the forum for them later, I'll already have them.  Also could you please post a link to all of the downloadable videos available?  This would make it easier also.

Thanks
Ken
StockGuy
Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:50:45 AM

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You can just bookmark the page in your browser for easy recall.
dmyers
Posted : Monday, November 22, 2010 2:09:23 PM
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Hi all

Is there a way to select:

Over the last 60 days

Identify stocks that have had 10 MA crossovers, either up or down
OR
Identify stocks that have had 50 MA crossovers, either up or down
OR
Identify stocks that have had lower BB crossovers, either up or down

Thanks

-Don
Bruce_L
Posted : Monday, November 22, 2010 2:14:46 PM


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dmyers,
Are your Moving Averages Simple or Exponential?

What are your Bollinger Band settings?

Once you have answered these questions for yourself, please re-ask the question (including this additional information) by starting a new topic in the Ask a Trainer - TeleChart forum.

-Bruce
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rene6985
Posted : Monday, January 10, 2011 2:16:02 PM
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I am using Telechart Gold, when you do this scan you don't see it very clearly if the MA crosses.
I have to verified it with my Freestockchart that they do happened. Is there a way to
transfer the list of stocks in the scan to my Freestockchart software watchlist.
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