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Just curious what you all use for stock scanners and/or screeners? Also what settings do you use to pick those great penny runners? Volume? Price? RSI?

I would like to start posting some picks of my own and I see a lot of folks saying "This just popped up on my scanner..."

Thanks in advance!

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I use the charts on Bigcharts.com with these indicators:

RSI
Volume
Moving Averages
OBV
Candlesticks

I use the technical stock screeners on smallcapcenter.com

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I write the stock ticker symbols on my dart board. Step away... close my eyes... and fire, that my winner for the week!

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good question skipdeez, I have been trying to find out the same thing from these PROs in here, hopefully we can get help from them.

Thanks in advance guys

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Thanks Machiavelli, you have been helpful to me since I started here asking about brokers. Appreciate it.

BENJAMINS, thanks man, I am very curious as to the settings these guys use on the screeners. There was a guy on here a year or so ago named Ktrain420. He would pick runners everyday, and be right 90% of the time it seemed. I know he used microcap trade, but I was too much of a noob then to ask about what indicators he was looking for when setting up stock filters. I am sure that matto, superman, shakerzzz, pennybuster, etc... all use a scanner or screener with certain indicators to find the runners. I would be ever grateful to know the secrets of the scanner. Just think, the more of us that know, the more people will buy in and drive the price up, eh?

Thanks again for any help!

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some of the same info above on filters and screeners found here...

http://www.allstocks.com/stockmessageboard/ubb/ultimatebb.php/ubb/get_topic/f/4/ t/000004.html

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Does anybody use Steve Nisson's scanner? I just got an email about it and he's lowering the price to $79. But despite the popularity of his book, I've never heard anyone mention his scanner.

Since it's about the same price as the microcaptrader, has anyone used both and have a preference?

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With Microcaptrade can you scan Big Boards too or only OTCBB?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenna:
With Microcaptrade can you scan Big Boards too or only OTCBB?

Never mind - hence the name "Micro" cap

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Jenna, actually MCT can do stocks under $5 now.

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Thanks Squire....

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Guys, I'm trying to find a scanner that I can adjust the settings of the technical indicators. I want to be able to set them & have them scan the OTCBB's in real- time constantly....I have looked into a few things & they don't seem to be what I want....

Any ideas?

I'm interested in the MACD, RSI, Volume, & such...

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you'll probably have to go through your broker's Pro platforms.... for that...

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quote:
Originally posted by kermit42:
Does anybody use Steve Nisson's scanner? I just got an email about it and he's lowering the price to $79. But despite the popularity of his book, I've never heard anyone mention his scanner.

Since it's about the same price as the microcaptrader, has anyone used both and have a preference?

Is no response an indication that nobody has used this scanner?

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I used www.stockfetcher.com when I was still trading pennies. I haven't been a subscriber in at least a year though. When I was, it was a very good program. You can create simple scans or very detailed scans. It scans for stocks in all price ranges. One problem is it didn't have all the pennies in its database when I used it. It wasn't so much a problem because it always had enough in its database to find at least one stock to play around with.

They're pretty cheap too. Their advanced package is only 16.95 a month of 9 for the standard version. If you're just using it for scanning the basic package might be enough.

One thing I remember really liking about their service is the way it created lists. Say you scanned for stocks that are under 5.00 and had volume above the 20 day average. It would create a list of all of them. Then when you click on the ticker it would have a simple popup chart with volume, price, and the tools you were using to scan for. So if you were using MA's to scan it would overlay the MA's on the quick chart. If you used MACD it would have the MACD.

What made the popup charts even more user friendly is instead of closing the window and clicking on the next ticker you could click an arrow and go to the next ticker on the list. It made scanning hundreds of stocks easy if you were looking for simple chart patterns you could quickly recognize.

I don't know what else you would need to scan stocks. Their forums are jam packed with users who have extremely detailed scan prerequisites. You can even 'borrow' someone elses scans to find stocks. Enjoy! Matt

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Should also note, not sure if this does live scanning or not. I used it more as an EOD scanner.

Jenna, it scans for pretty much any tool you want. I think it even did CMF. It will even scan for candlestick patterns and if I remember correctly will try to identify chart patterns for you; as in cup and handles, pennants, etc.. It's a powerful scanner if you know what you're doing. Like I said, it's easy to use from the get go, but plenty of capabilities you can learn. Matt

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenna:
Guys, I'm trying to find a scanner that I can adjust the settings of the technical indicators. I want to be able to set them & have them scan the OTCBB's in real- time constantly....I have looked into a few things & they don't seem to be what I want....

Any ideas?

I'm interested in the MACD, RSI, Volume, & such...

Jenna...for Big Board Stocks...Check this scanner out. Turn up the volume for this video Demo....

http://www.topgunsoftware.com/stocktrading.html

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

It's the best scanner for Big Board stocks out there...even if you just do a basic scann like all Nasdaq or NYSE stocks that gap up...you can easily spot the hot stocks quick...Or NASDAQ stocks that went up an x amount of % in an x amount of min to catch the big nasdaq movers in real time..early

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Here are some Microcap fliters that I found on another thread here at allstocks I am not sure who posted (sorry) but they said it was some of DardaDogs filters , It would not let me bump the thread these are from 2004 and where on microcap heading..::

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Above 20D AvTrades
…..Price Range: .from .0001 to 2.00
…..Trade Action: the TRADE INCREASES is GREATER THEN 10 % relative to 20-DAY AVG
…..Spread Action: in the last 5 minutes at least 80 % of the trades were closer to ASK
am 5-150
…..Trade Range: from 5 to 150

am 10-150
…..Trade Range: from 10 to 150

am 20-150
…..Trade Range: from 20 to 150

am 30-150
…..Trade Range: from 30 to 150

am 40-150
…..Trade Range: from 40 to 150

Big Movers
…..Price Range: .from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to OPEN
…..Volume Action: the VOLUME INCREASE is GREATER THEN 50 % relative to 20 DAY ADV
…..Trade Action: the TRADE INCREASES is GREATER THEN 50 % relative to YESTERDAY
…..Spread Action: in the last 60 minutes at least 75 % of the trades were closer to ASK

Cellar Risin’
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 1.00
…..Volume Range: from 100 to 1000000
…..Trade Range: from 2 to 150
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 5 % relative to OPEN

Cheap Sneak
…..Price Range: .from .0001 to .009
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 30 % relative to OPEN
…..Spread Action: in the last 10 minutes at least 100 % of the trades were closer to ASK

end day
…..Price Range: .from .0001 to 3.00
…..Trade Range: from 5 to 1000
…..Volume Range: from 10000 to 1000000
…..Last Price to 52W High/Low Action: last is within 1 % of 52 W HIGH
…..Spread Action: in the last 5 minutes at least 90 % of the trades were closer to ASK

Gap/pushed
…..Price Range: .from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the Loss is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 25 % relative to CLOSE

Jiggle
…..Price Range: from .0001 to .0004
…..Trade Range: from 4 to 150
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 100 % relative to CLOSE

Morning Mover
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Trade Range: from 20 to 150
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 10 % relative to Open
…..Spread Action: in the last 5 minutes at least 80 % of the trades were closer to ASK

MM Sneak
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.50
…..Volume Range: from 100 to 1000000
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 100 % relative to OPEN

Ruff!!!
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 3.00
…..Trade Range: from 20 to 150
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 5 % relative to OPEN

Weak Gappers
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Trade Range: from 1 to 5
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to CLOSE

w/10% Days Hi
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Trade Range: from 1 to 150
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 100 % relative to CLOSE

w5% of 52W High
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Trade Range: from 1 to 150
…..Last Price to 52W High/Low Action: last is within 5 % of 52 W HIGH

w10% of 52W High
…..Price Range: from .0001 to .01
…..Trade Range: from 1 to 150
…..Last Price to 52W High/Low Action: last is within 10 % of 52 W HIGH

10% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 10 % relative to CLOSE

20% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to CLOSE

30% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 30 % relative to CLOSE

40% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 40 % relative to CLOSE

50% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 50 % relative to CLOSE

60% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 60 % relative to CLOSE

70% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 70 % relative to CLOSE

80% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 80 % relative to CLOSE

90% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 90 % relative to CLOSE

100% Gap
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 100 % relative to CLOSE

20% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to OPEN

60% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 60 % relative to OPEN

80% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 80 % relative to OPEN

100% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 100 % relative to OPEN

10% gap 10% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 10 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 10 % relative to CLOSE

15% gap 25% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 25 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 15 % relative to CLOSE

20% gap 20% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to CLOSE

20% gap 40% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 40 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 20 % relative to CLOSE

25% gap 100% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 100 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 25 % relative to CLOSE

50% gap 50% gain
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 50 % relative to OPEN
…..Gap Action: the GAP UP is GREATER THEN 50 % relative to CLOSE

50% gain 80% ask
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Change Action: the GAIN is GREATER THEN 50 % relative to OPEN
…..Spread Action: in the last 15 minutes at least 80 % of the trades were closer to ASK

15min/60% Ask
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Spread Action: in the last 15 minutes at least 60 % of the trades were closer to ASK

15min/75% Ask
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Spread Action: in the last 15 minutes at least 75 % of the trades were closer to ASK

60min/75% Ask
…..Price Range: from .0001 to 2.00
…..Spread Action: in the last 60 minutes at least 75 % of the trades were closer to ASK

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I just started my trial version of Microcap and will be checking these out on monday ,,,
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various replies:

Skip, K learned from dardadog according to "legend," but developed his own style...I've seen him pick 'em just using the montage--no level 2. He shouted out lots to *look at* but only entered the most likely...the best pure-runner player I've been around... To join either his or Dog's runners, though, you had to have a finger on the trigger, unless you're willing to chase (which I am not)... and then one foot out the exit...Runnin' with K, I would start typing in my sell as soon as I hit the buy button...

Shakerzz may have scanners, but as a paid pumper he doesn't really need 'em...When Matto was posting picks a lot, he was mainly posting news plays.

You posted a good filters thread:

http://www.allstocks.com/stockmessageboard/ubb/ultimatebb.php/ubb/get_topic/f/4/ t/000004.html

p-juan mentions stockfetcher at EOD and wonders whether it will scan live. No, not last I knew...it was something to be used the night before, like stockcharts scan, or for that matter smallcapcenter's:

a) although smallcapcenter does work during trading, the data is delayed...

b) stockfetcher is quite reasonably priced

Gary, dadog's filters are something to try in increments, ie, don't get "overwhelmed." BUt good luck widem...let us know how it goes...

[ May 13, 2007, 00:18: Message edited by: T e x ]

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Thanks Tex for the information,
I have been trying to get used to using it today and it can be overwhelming at first (still)I like some of the options it has with the scanners and filters that can be set but I need 2 more monitors to be able to keep up with all the info on the screen , I can see I will wear out to mouses (or mice) a month with all the clicking going on here , my wife thinks I'm playing a video game with all the clicking going on..
And I have a laptop with a second monitor on it BUT I run my Scottrade ,Allstocks, Pinksheets, Microcap ,and a L2 usually but with Microcap I dont need it..
And I am going to see if I will even need to use Microcap by the end of the trial month , but I do love getting Live L2s and the streaming filters but havent used them to trade yet ..
So it is going to be a LONG learning experience with trading and using the new platforms..
I do suggest that you need 3 to 4 monitors running to be able to keep up with all the info at once because with all the programs I am running I can basicaly only watch one at a time now..
I might get another laptop that will handle another monitor ,there getting a lot cheaper now , then I will be using 2 comps with 4 monitors to trade....
That way keep all streaming info up on one comp then trade on the other...
But thats way down the road for me I just want to figure out the 5 programs I have now ..
Thanks for the info and help Tex ..
Gary

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ya, two boxes, two monitors each...and grab a coupla spare monitors to have on hand, too...

btw, somewhere dadog even posted his windows configuration--did you run across that in any of those links?

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I didnt see that one , but I might have been snow blind from looking at the screen so long too..
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How do you learn to read these stock charts and the:

RSI
Volume
Moving Averages
OBV
Candlesticks

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start here:

http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school

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quote:
Originally posted by vetteman29:
How do you learn to read these stock charts and the:

RSI
Volume
Moving Averages
OBV
Candlesticks

Read a book:

A Beginner's Guide to Short Term Trading by Toni Turner www.toniturner.com

The Candlestick Course by Steve Nison www.candlecharts.com

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