Can someone recommend me a good (hopefully free) stock scanner?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by SoyUnPerdedor, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. I've never used a stock scanner, and heck I didn't even know they existed until I saw someone on this site mention it. Any recommended good ones out there? All I am really looking at this time is for me to be able to list out several stocks and it will let me know one way or another if they open more than X% above or Y% below their prior close, things of that nature.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    On Lightspeed Trader we offer Light Scan and Riser and faller. Light Scan is for new highs and new lows and Riser and Faller show the stocks up and down the most. It is included with Lightspeed Trader.
  3. ZBZB


    IB and Tos do this for free.
  4. easymon1


    what do you want it to do?
  5. He's looking for, what we're all looking for, the Yellow Brick Road of trading,
    Something, anything, that will print money from the ground.
    Everyone wants it, everyone is searching for it, everyone is dreaming about it, everyone feels it's just within their grasp,
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2022
  6. deaddog


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  7. wartrace


    I agree. It is free and the premium isn't terribly expensive.
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  8. tomkat22


    Great,now I'll have that old Elton John song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
  9. there are free stocks scanning website everywhere i.e. like finviz. the more important question is what criteria aka "secret sauce" you gonna put in your scanner to look for the type of stonks you wanna trade.
  10. Soy, You might like TC2000. An ancient but still a active-supported system. It has a simple scripting language to do custom scans VERY EASY. The EOD version is very cheap. I think 200 a year.

    It was easy to scan EOD for criteria, and just hitting the space bar advanced to the next candidate. Super easy to manage multiple lists of stocks. I used IB's, but frankly I found TC2000 a better, faster system. I used to scan with TC2000, then create a basket in IB, and then would basket trade sectors.

    Free demo too I think.

    Hope that helps
    #10     Jun 20, 2022