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Historic Performance Indicator

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

We have posted a new indicator.  The indicator is the "Historic Performance" indicator and this allows you to examine the historical performance of a stock, ETF, etc. for any period during the calendar year that you want to analyze.  For example, if you want to know what a stock has done historically from January 1st until May 1st then this is the indicator for you!  You can examine any time period that you want.  This indicator is a great addition to your TradeStation® toolset so load it up and give it a try!  You can also watch our short video about this indicator to get some ideas about how it could be used.

Monthly Historic Performance Indicator

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Check out the updates to the Monthly Historic Performance Indicator.  We have added some more info to the display and there is a new video to explain the updates for version 6.0.  If you want a TradeStation® indicator for RadarScreen® that helps you research historical patterns in stocks or ETFs then this is an indicator that you need to check out!  You can use this indicator to find out what a stock or ETF has done historically for any month of the year or for any portion of the month that you may be interested in.

Monthly Historic Performance Indicator

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 8:15 PM

We just added a new video to help explain how to setup the Monthly Historic Performance (MHP) indicator.  The video shows how to install the indicator and explains how to use it.  Download it and let us know what you think about it! :)

Upcoming Event

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Check out our new Upcoming Event Indicator on the Paid Indicators page. This indicator allows you to get a calendar day count down to a specific event that you want to know about....for example, a stock split, a Fed announcement, etc. Try it out and let us know what you think! :)

Stock Splits

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM

In order to mark stock splits in TradeStation® I use the free indicator "Date Tag" to mark stock splits on stocks that will split.  What I do is go to one of the sites that has a list of future stock splits and then I put the future split date into the "Date Tag" indicator on the chart that has the stock that will split so when the split date occurs it will be marked on my chart. :)

What to do with Earnings

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 8:35 AM

When I am trading I like to look for things that will happen on a regular basis and then see if I can take advantage of them.  Earnings is one of those things that I know will happen over and over.  Each stock reports its earnings 4 times a year so there are potentially 4 times when I might be able to do something with each stock.  The Pre Earnings Performance (PEP) indicator was written to see what has happened with prior earnings reports to see if there may be a pattern that can be taken advantage of.  You can configure PEP to look at a certain number of days before past earnings reports to see if there seems to be a consistent move either up or down before earnings are announced.  If the up or down move passes your criteria for something interesting to investigate then you have found one!  You can look at as many stocks as you like to find as many possible moves as you want and then you will be ready when the earnings announcements are about to be released.  Of course, just because something happened in the past does not mean it will happen in the future and you have to make your own decisions about trading and investing.