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Technical Scans


Technical scans search our entire database of tens of thousands of ticker symbols, returning only those that meet your exact technical criteria. Using our Scan Engine, your scan can quickly filter out irrelevant stocks and uncover those gems that meet your investment requirements.

A Technical Scan consists of one or more technical criteria, which can include everything from the exchange a stock trades on to whether it has just had a MACD crossover. The criteria can be joined together with logical “ANDs” and/or “ORs” to form more complex scans. Ultimately, these criteria are checked against every single ticker symbol in our database automatically to find ticker symbols that meet the criteria.

Once all of the symbols in our database have been checked, a list of those that meet your requirements are returned. You can then review these Scan Results, as well as save or download them for later analysis.

StockCharts Extra and Pro members can create and run their own custom technical scans with whatever technical criteria they want. We provide two different workbenches for creating custom technical scans, those being our Standard Scan Workbench and our Advanced Scan Workbench.

Scanning Documentation

Check out our detailed scanning documentation below to learn more about all aspects of scanning.

Getting Started

Using the Workbenches

Creating Scans

Scan Writing Reference

Additional Resources



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