Predefined Scans - User Documentation
StockCharts Support June 27, 2011
The Predefined Scan Results page offers a number of popular scans which will help give a picture of the overall health of the market. The Predefined Scans are divided into three sections: Technical Indicators, Candlestick Patterns and Point & Figure patterns. The Technical Indicators and Candlestick Pattern sections are further broken down into subsets such as Bullish and Bearish results.
The layout for each scan row first shows the total number of stocks and mutual funds which are found for each scan. Note that in an effort to keep the scan results numbers manageable, all predefined scans return stocks who have an average of at least 40,000 shares traded daily over the past 20 days.
Clicking on any of the result numbers will lead you to page displaying the results for that particular scan:
The next column displays a colored bar which gives an indication of how the results have changed since the prior day. If the result count is greater than the previous day then the bar is green. If the result count is lower, it is red:
Scrolling the mouse over the colored bar will display the actual change in the value from the previous day:
The subsequent columns display the results of the scan for specific exchanges such as the NYSE, NASDAQ or London Stock Exchange. If applicable, mutual funds results will also be displayed.
Subscribers can get access to previous days' data by clicking on the date list labeled Select a Different Scan Report:
On trading days the Last Intraday Update page is updated throughout the day.
Free uses will only see data for the last market close.
Using the search control one can look for a specific stock symbol in the results of all the predefined scans. You can either type in the symbol if you know it. Or you can type part of the name of the company and get a list of symbols that may match.
Simply type in the symbol and click Search:
In this example SINA was found in three of the Predefined Scans. Clicking on the scan name will take you to the scan results page for that specific scan.