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Profile: bcochrane
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Topic: Crossing Up or Down with Groups of EMAs
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 3:22:16 PM

Bruce, posting the following for your thoughts:

I have a similar signal, with three preconditions and two elements in the trigger


  1. RSI 21 > 50 and
  2. XAVGC21>XAVGC80 and
  3. XAVGC13>XAVGC80 
Trigger elements
  1. XAVGC5 cross above XAVGC13 and 
  2. XAVGC5 cross above XAVGC21 

Not being sure that there would always be a consistent order that the crosses would follow, and wanting more than one day to become aware of the signal, I coded the trigger elements as follows:

NOT(XAVGC5.2>XAVGC13.2 and XAVGC5.2>XAVGC21.2)
This technique could be extended to the GuppyCharts, with the many more MA's in the PCF.
Would this technique be inefficient and slow, or comparable to your solution?


Topic: Stop Streaming Scans & Start Steaming Scans
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 8:54:38 AM

Bruce, if she wants to view the scan results from yesterday,could this not be done with Custom Date Sort?

Topic: Version 17 PCF Capabilities
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 8:07:00 PM

Took me a minute to figure out (I think) what is meant by the two different uses (had some wine with dinner) 

Function Version: Use if I want to plot directly on chart

Indicator Version: Use if I want to use within a PCF

Am I correct?

Wine was Kirkland (Costco) Old Vines Zinfandel - recommended

Topic: Version 17 PCF Capabilities
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:23:05 PM

Believe it or not "RGW" is supposed to be THE - I was in a darkened hotel room at the time :-)

Topic: Version 17 PCF Capabilities
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:24:08 PM

Bruce, what is the significance of the brackets around the x,y, z variable?

Example: What is rgw difference between

WRSI(xz) -> Wilder's RSI (Wilder's Smoothed)

WRSIx.z -> Wilder's RSI (Wilder's Smoothed)

and when would I use one or the other?
Topic: Looking for a PCF to spit out % Gain above __________
Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:27:04 PM

You could start with Videos here

Topic: PCF help
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:17:01 AM

Asimple crossover PCF for what your text says you want is:

C>XAvgC3 and C1<XAvgC3.1

which says the CLose today is greater than XAvgC3 today, but was less than XAvgC3 yesterday

Topic: moving average question
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:03:50 PM

Assuming a simple moving average of, say 20 days, 


There are lots of examples in the forum you can search for which will help you set up scans with different criteria

Topic: V17 "Remove (sym) from Watchlist" button
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 7:22:37 AM

I observe the same change in behaviour. I don&#39;t know if it is intentional or not, but it creates an inconvenience. If I&#39;m srolling down a watch list, and delete one entry I need to reset the scrolling point (ie highlight a stock, so the Space bar will then move me down sequentially. Would be nice to revert to previous functionality. 

I can&#39;t document this, but I have a suspicion that deleting a watchlist entry can cause the watchlist to re-sequence. If I&#39;m correct, then this too causes minor inconvenience.

Topic: PCF
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:06:37 PM

Look for column Tracking %