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  1. I did not know that. Thanks, Justin. I'll look into it. If anybody knows of any other options (preferably less expensive), please chime in. The free FinVIz has scanners for daily patterns, but not intraday.
  2. Obviously we all know about scanners that can screen for fundamental criteria like volume, float, etc. But does anybody know of a TECHNICAL scanner that allows you to input parameters to screen for particular chart patterns, like ascending triangles, on an intraday chart?
  3. Thanks. CCL usually has a 1-cent spread, but I took the trade near the open (on the 4th minute), so the opening volatility was likely to blame. Appreciate the feedback.
  4. I've noticed I'm frequently getting bad fills on my stop loss orders. In cases where my stop is tight, this can really screw me up. If I have a 5-cent stop and I get filled at 8 cents (as happened to me today in CCL), I just nearly doubled my expected loss. I am using ROUTE=MARKET for my stop loss orders. Is this what everyone else is using, or is there some other routing that gets better fills? I'm using ROUTE=SMRTL for my entries, and my fills from that are usually great. But my understanding is that SMRTL is for marketable limit orders, which aren't a good idea for stop-losses. Am I understanding routing correctly here, or am I confusing it with order types? It should be noted that I'm in SIM, so maybe once I go live with IB the fills will be better?
  5. What do you consider a "high" short interest percentage, when it comes to the potential for a short squeeze?
  6. I'll throw a couple more out there: -Placing an alert at 1R and 2R (with R being your entry price minus your stop price). -Partials as a percentage of original position, not remaining position.
  7. Hi Kyle! It would be great to have a hotkey for adjusting one's stop to reflect the new position size after taking a partial. So, say, if I have a 100 share position and take a 25% partial, my stop will adjust to my new position size of 75 shares.
  8. This exists now. In case anybody finds the above instructions confusing, here is the step-by-step on how to set up "click and add" price alerts. Steps: 1) Right click on a chart > Chart Area > Config Area. Check the box in the bottom-right that says "Enable placing alert on chart". 2) Next, you must create a hotkey (Setup > Hot Key > Add New Item). I have simple scripts for when price crosses above or below my alert price. I'll share them: Price crosses ABOVE alert price: AlertName=newalert;AlertType=LastPrice;AlertOperator=>=;AddAlert Price crosses BELOW alert price: AlertName=newalert;AlertType=LastPrice;AlertOperator=<=;AddAlert 3) Open the Alerts window (Tools > Alert & Trigger). This window NEEDS to be open for the hotkeys to work, so I now just have it permanently fixed in my Desktop layout. 4) Now, when you press your hotkey, an arrow with an "A" next to it will show up on the chart, and you simply click the price where you'd like the alert to be placed. (NOTE: The first time you click, you'll get an error message that says "Placing alert failed". Just click again and it will work. This is a bug and I've reported it to DAS already.
  9. Just wanted to come back and answer my own question on this, in case someone else needs it in the future. You can place alerts more quickly now by clicking on the chart. Steps: 1) Right click on a chart > Chart Area > Config Area. Check the box in the bottom-right that says "Enable placing alert on chart". 2) Next, you must create a hotkey (Setup > Hot Key > Add New Item). I have simple scripts for when price crosses above or below my alert price. I'll share them: Price crosses ABOVE alert price: AlertName=newalert;AlertType=LastPrice;AlertOperator=>=;AddAlert Price crosses BELOW alert price: AlertName=newalert;AlertType=LastPrice;AlertOperator=<=;AddAlert 3) Open the Alerts window (Tools > Alert & Trigger). This window NEEDS to be open for the hotkeys to work, so I now just have it permanently fixed in my Desktop layout. 4) Now, when you press your hotkey, an arrow with an "A" next to it will show up on the chart, and you simply click the price where you'd like the alert to be placed. (NOTE: The first time you click, you'll get an error message that says "Placing alert failed". Just click again and it will work. This is a bug and I've reported it to DAS already.
  10. Does anybody have a hotkey script for adjusting your stop to reflect your new position size after taking a partial, WITHOUT adjusting the stop price? I have the hotkey that does this and moves the stop to B/E, but what if I want to keep the stop where it is? Example: I go long 100 shares of a stock at $100, with a stop at $99. Price moves up to $101 and I take a 25% partial. I have 75 shares remaining, but my stop is still for 100 shares. I am looking for a hotkey that will adjust the quantity to 75, while leaving the stop at 99.
  11. Man, is this still the case? This post is over a year old and I know DAS issues frequent updates, so wondering if this is something they've addressed. I, too, find adding price alerts overly cumbersome in DAS. I wish there was a way to add price alerts with the click of a mouse, similar to how we add horizontal price levels.
  12. If you enter a hard stop into the market, DAS automatically draws a horizontal line at that price level. If you prefer to have "mental stops", you can draw the lines manually: Right click within a chart, hover over "Trend Lines", click "HorizontalLine", then click the level on the chart where you'd like to place the line. Alternatively, you can use the toolbar at the top of your chart: Click the dropdown arrow next to the pencil icon, then select "HorizontalLine" in the dropdown menu.
  13. This is one I can answer. You can add the pre-market high/low as price levels on your charts. Just right-click on a chart, click Study Config, then select PriceMarker. The dropdown menu has options for both PreMkt High and PreMkt Low. I think older versions of DAS didn't have this, but the current one does. Make sure your DAS version is up to date.
  14. Okay, so if I'm using Kyle's hotkey, and my script is currently: StopPrice=Price+0;DefShare=BP*0.925;Price=Price-Bid+0.00;SShare=100/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price=Bid-0.05;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=200;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice+0.05 ACT:BUY STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; I would change the bolded part to Price=Ask?
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