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Trade Ideas Custom Strategy Forum / Simple trend following strategy
« Last post by zubiks on May 26, 2020, 04:55:27 pm »
Hi there, I m new in this forum and hope this is the right place to put my question.

I m using TI's basic version and would like to setup the following bullish strategy and create alerts:

1. Gap up 2-5% from previous close
2. Price moving upwards after opening for another 0,5 - 2% in 60 minutes
3. Pullback of 50-75%

Any idea how I can screen for stocks that are trending upwards the last 5-10 days and now follow the scenario mentioned above (pullback)?

Thank you for any idea or response!
Suggestions and requests / Re: Number of Prints - Real Time
« Last post by braddoubleu on May 26, 2020, 10:26:00 am »
Thank you for the message.  There is not a technical reason - I will add your name to the list of people wanting this filter.  Unfortunately we cannot fulfill every request but this one has been on the list for some time and will discuss elevating its priority.
Suggestions and requests / Number of Prints - Real Time
« Last post by kloudz on May 25, 2020, 03:49:51 am »
I know there exists the avg no. prints filter and the unusual no. of prints alert but is there any reason why there couldn't be a current number of prints filter? I see this feature was requested a long time ago in this forum. Is this a case where there is a technical hurdle or is it perceived that there is lack of demand for a number of prints filter?
I need help! / Re: A Few Etrade pro Questions
« Last post by bklynkid1 on May 23, 2020, 10:36:40 pm »
Thanks for the helpful guidance here.  How do I copy and paste my strategy from Etrade?Thanks, Bklynkid1
I need help! / Re: A Few Etrade pro Questions
« Last post by TradeIdeas_DA on May 21, 2020, 11:04:52 am »
Hi Brklynkid1

It would help to see your strategy. You can copy and paste it here. If you'd rather not, I understand.

You can also email the settings to and be sure to include the link to this forum thread.
Only then can I answer your first question.
I am not certain about the limit of alerts sent to you during the day (there isn't one to my knowledge), but regardless too many signals becomes noise.
More current versions of our tech - coming soon to ETRADE customers - have Top Lists which lists of leaderboard stocks that you can design without having to have an alert event associated with it. Here's a video explanation:

Here's how to help your situation in the here and now. You are correct I would use either another alert

Std Deviation breakout:
Running Up/Down with a alert filter setting of 9 (which would be the most significant moves and less often)

Hope this helps!

I need help! / A Few Etrade pro Questions
« Last post by bklynkid1 on May 20, 2020, 01:01:21 pm »
Hello,  Thank you for providing such a helpful forum about TI, a great tool. I use TI in ET pro. My questions are: 1.  When I run a scan that has a filter of : a stock must have a range of between X and Y cents in the last 30 minutes, how can the scanner return Any symbols  at 9:35 am, five minutes into today's session?? No stock could meet that filter as there have not been enough bars (time) formed to meet the criteria. 2. I understand there is a limit for etrade users as to  how many symbols or alerts can be returned in a given day ( I think). I get quite a few duplicative alerts and it is somewhat distractive and confusing, and worse may be causing me to miss different symbols that would have been returned. The alert I am using, because I guess you have to have at least one, is new high of day. Maybe I need to select an alert that is less prone to repetitive firing. 3. Sometimes,  there will be an alert on a symbol that has a count of 5 or 6  or 7, but when I go back in the history of the day I cannot find the first alert, ie alert  #1. or #2 or # 3 for that matter. These are my most pressing questions for now. Please help. Thanks for the great product and the support.. Bklynkid1
I need help! / Re: External linking to TOS
« Last post by Trade-Ideas_William on May 12, 2020, 09:53:24 am »

If you come to our website we can give you a linking document to ToS. You can also check out this video on youtube that walks through it:

The big thing that needs to be done is you have to start the programs in Admin mode by right-clicking on them and choosing 'Run as Admin' from the pop-up menu that opens. Without the programs running in Admin mode they will not link.

If ToS does not have the Run as Admin option when you right-click the desktop icon it is already running in admin mode.

Have a good day,

I need help! / External linking to TOS
« Last post by Zabumafu on May 11, 2020, 10:49:09 pm »
Is there instructions for this other than what's provided when you open up the tool? I hover over my TOS and press shift and it links it but doesnt work right. I tried the external linking tool earlier with TOS both with and without the thinkorswim option checked. When I click on a ticker symbol TI just constantly tries to send it to TOS or something and just autoclicks and becomes unresponsive.

At this link you will find definitions for all the alerts and filters.
Here you also find the entire arsenal of Trade Ideas resources that you can access:


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