Popular Lists in StockTickr

December 13th, 2006

StockTickr is getting a lot more useful. In addition to the stocks that users submit to keep track of in their own watchlists, there are several lists that get programatically entered into StockTickr that you can use in your own trading. You can always track these in your RSS reader using the RSS feeds that are available for just about everything in StockTickr.

For example, we’ve been entering stocks that have hit new highs (RSS) or new lows (RSS) on above average volume for some time now. It’s funny how these stocks are always popping up on the best performers list.

Recently, Richard from Move the Markets has been putting several of his lists into StockTickr. His weekly Best Stocks to Day Trade (RSS) list is now in StockTickr. Also, his daily near 20 day highs (RSS) and near 20 day lows (RSS) are being added nightly as well.

The High Alpha list (RSS) that Ugly likes to trade is now in StockTickr as well.

Here’s a couple interesting lists that Eric over at DeepMarket is adding using the StockTickr Email API. The top 10 Head and Shoulders Patterns (RSS) and Inverted Head and Shoulders Patterns (RSS) are being added at the end of each trading day. I asked Eric to explain a little about how his process works:

As an experiment I am trying simple correlation to help bring up a list of “possible” head and shoulders patterns. I describe it in more detail in my articles Oversimplified Method for Finding Patterns in Stock Charts and Correlation Pattern Matching Explained. The process is very simple and the results are mediocre at best – I get a lot of nasty email from technicians – but very little insight about how they find them. I standard case of “I know it when I see it” syndrome. What I was trying to do is show how programs can help humans reduce their work load (looking for patterns), but generally it is still up to the humans to determine if the patterns are valid or not.

My pattern matching process is written in Java, so I just used the Java mail API to construct an email with the top ten symbols (sorted by correlation) and then send them to StockTickr using the StockTickr Email API. I had not used the Java Mail API in years and had an awful time trying to connect to any of my normal emails accounts, but I finally got it working with GMail.

Do you have suggestions for other lists that you’d like to see in StockTickr? Let us know or go ahead and start using the StockTickr Email API.

Also, look for an announcement in the coming days about how you can seamlessly integrate these lists and any stocks in StockTickr into your trading workflow.

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