Volume spike + Extreme price move

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by jmiles301, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. I am trying to locate a screener that has the ability to screen for stocks that are making a sudden price move during a surge in volume (extreme volatility event). This particular scenario is most easily seen during a news announcement, such as earnings, where a price shock is felt almost instantaneously. I use Trade Ideas, and I am aware that they have similar functions, however their alerts don't look for the combination of a sharp price movement with a volume spike. You can look for either or, and their our ways of mixing them together, but in its purest form they don't find these sudden price shocks. They also don't filter out the noise very well, which can eventually become troublesome. Anyone have any other ideas?

    I appreciate your thoughts,

  2. bump ..
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  4. buylo


    give eSignal a call. They have filters for volume and price.
  5. chartie


    Try this screener

  6. i'll take a look .... thx
  7. aqtrader


    It is an easy task if you know how to code and to know how to define your signals.

    For my watch list of 1500 stocks, right now 11:30AM, here are stocks up at least 5% and also at least 5 times vol above 50-day MA vol.

    BFAM 8.0833 7.3249
    BWLD 11.7383 10.2641
    CNTF 5.6428 10.5826
    HITT 12.7423 13.2075
    MHK 12.4668 5.9908
    PCR 12.3684 14.3892
    USTR 5.1939 9.0107

    The second col is vol factor, the third col is price change.

    Those down more than 5% with heavy vol.
    CECO 7.6653 -9.6491
    CPKI 8.6256 -5.5871
    CRYP 5.6687 -5.3794
    TCHC 5.1552 -5.1765

  8. thanks for posting, but i can find stocks in those situations. however, that is not what my question/need is addressing. i am trying to find stocks that are making explosive moves on explosive volume AS IT IS HAPPENING. the daily %move and the current daily volume compared to a moving average does not accomplish that. once again, my main intent on this particular screen (if i ever find one) is that it combines unusual price volatility and volume volatility into one scan, and it compares those intraday prints to the normal historical tendencies for that particular instrument. the daily values themselves are rather useless for this type of approach.