Intraday Trade Finder Scan Updates (Premium Desktop Feature)

Trade Finder Scans are updated every 30 minutes during Market Hours on the Premium Platform.  That’s 12 more times than the Standard Platform version, which updates once after the Market opens.

Trade Finder Scans are easily identified with a Rocket Icon in the upper left corner of the Scan box.

Scans - Find Opportunities - Overview

Stagnant? Uncertain?  Bearish or Bullish? Short or long term?  No problem!

This “Find” category is  where to find opportunities based on current Market activity and outlook, or select opportunities based on events, such as Earnings or Dividend announcements.

Whether looking for opportunities based on The Score, Events, Chart Patterns, Bullish, Bearish, Stagnant or Unknown outlook, a scan will help you find potential trade opportunities.  

You can drill-down for scans by Category, Sub-Categories, then Group.

Example:  Strategy>Time Spreads>Call Calendar Spreads.   You can use the drop-down box, above the Category boxes to search for the scan you want or type in the box a generality about the scan.  Examples:  “Earning”, “Bull”, “Bearish”. “Score”, “Red”, “Green” will yield scans with that particular name in the scan


Overview of Scans

Want some ideas to take advantage of market conditions? This is the place to find Stock and Option opportunities based on bullish, bearish and stagnant outlook.

Choose from dozens of scans based on events or components of “The Score”: Fundamentals, Valuation, Technical & Inner Circle.  

Ideas and Features offer even more opportunities.

The [i] icon provides a short explanation of the strategy.
Best of all, you are able to keep your favorites all in one place by ‘starring’ it for future use.

Create Watchlists

The Market & Watch Tab Icon ToolBar allows you to Create/Modify/Manage your Lists.

Hover your cursor over the icon to view it’s ‘task’:   
Select Candidates
Send to Research
Add/Delete a List
Modify an existing List
Send candidates from one List to another
Remove candidates from existing List
Change View:  List or Tile
To Create a New Watchlist:

1. Under ‘Create Watchlist’, enter symbols – separating  eachwith a comma or (space)
2.  Enter the name of New Watchlist
3.  Click “Create”
Other ways to Create Lists include:

From the Find Tab>Scans and Find Tab>Calendar.

Selecting candidates from Scans (Ex: Bullish Ascending Triangle ) or Calendar for an Earnings or Dividend date to get the list of stocks that fit your selected criteria,  click the “Check” icon to the stock symbols you want to keep, then click the Folder + icon to , name your new Watch List then click “OK”.

You can also copy/paste up to 100  symbols from an outside source to a newly created (or existing list) provided the following apply:

The symbols are separated by:
Or by a Comma:  TSLA,ZM,GOOG,NFLX
Or a Return:

Manage/Modify Existing Lists

The Top 4 Categories

The names may be different, but the scans remain the same! 

Feature – Your favorite and our highlighted scans, including scans related to The Score.

Ideas – Scans for general ideas including Dividends, Money Flow, Volatility, Earnings and more.

Outlook – For Bearish, Bullish and Stagnant outlook conditions.

Strategy – Over 20 strategy-specific scans including Bull Put, Bear Call, Iron Condor and more.

Tile View Sizes

Tile View is available in 3 sizes on the Market or Watch Tabs.

Scans and Earnings/Dividends Calendar under the Find tab offer 4 Tile View sizes:  Extra Small to Large.

The platform’s adaptive and responsive technology will automatically adjust the number of tiles shown based upon the available space as well as allow continual scrolling for large lists.

Dynamic Scan Information

The scan results provide relevant information for that scan.   For example: Dividends will show Yield, Covered Calls will show the options position, potential return, net cost and more.

This allows you to quickly pick stock candidates and bypass others for high-probability trades.  For example, you may wish to eliminate stocks priced too high or low, those with low volume, etc.   Use the Navigational tools (Action Icon, The Score Icon, Send to Watchlist or Research for example) to dive deeper in selecting the best stock.

Filter Scan Icon

The Filter icon  – located in the upper left area of the scan page – allows you to narrow candidates of an initial scan by applying additional parameters.
You can adjust the criteria at any time to further narrow or increase the number of results by eliminating, adding or adjusting entries.
This Smart Search feature filters data unique to the scan.  Ex:  Covered Calls Filtering offers Net Entry Cost, $ Return with no Movement, $ Return if Called out, etc.

Use drop-down box to select parameters and enter criteria in boxes.
Add rows if needed by clicking on ‘+’
If you need more space, click and drag the arrow in the bottom, right corner.
Click “Find”.

Click ‘Reset’ to start over.  The “Query” button displays the criteria at the top of the Filter page.  Click again to remove.

Give it a try!