BullCharts scans - the BullScan tool
(Any items marked "BC-xx-yyy" are some of Robert's pdf Articles in the
public area of the Share Market Toolbox, some of which are free, and
others are available only to Share
Market Toolbox Members).
The information below talks about setting up a "scan" and
specifying your own selection criteria to search
through a list of stocks to find those that meet your selection
criteria. Some charting tools refer to this as a market "filter". In
BullCharts, the feature is known as BullScan.
After you run a scan, BullCharts creates two things: a Scan Results
Table which lists the stocks and key stock information;
and a new
watchlist called "Last Scan Results".
- At a
high level, the BullCharts steps to create (or modify) and
run a scan are as follows:
- Confirm which group of stocks you want to run the scan across ( one
or more watchlists, and/or the constituents of an index, or several
- Confirm, or create, one or more selection criteria. The stocks in the
watchlist will be checked to see if they meet this criteria. If so,
they will be selected and listed in the Scan Results Table.
additional fields to display
- If you want to have extra information included in the Scan Results
Table, then simply add this asan extra scan criteria to
simply "Show" the
information (which might be some fundamental details such as market
cap, or P/E Ratio).
scans - BullCharts already includes 125 scans
which can be used as they are, or customised, or copied and modified.
And is it so easy to create your own scans.
intro video - See the Introduction to Scans (6 minute
BullCharts scans to find stocks that meet your selection criteria. You
specify your selection criteria, and a list of stocks to scan through,
then run the scan. The stocks that meet your selection criteria are
listed in the Scan Results table.
This video provides an overview
and introduction to the BullScan module and it's key features
including: the list of 125 supplied scans (as samples and starters);
classifying scans by: Name, Category or Author; the Scan Properties
dialogue box; the Scan Properties dialogue items; the list of Scan
Criteria items; Match "all" criteria or not. Also the "Author Strategy"
scans. The video looks at a sample scan to find uptrending stocks with
reasonable volume, and shows how to select which group of stocks to
- Study a
supplied Author Scan (with BullScript) - See
the video (6 minute video).
Among the 125 supplied scans in BullCharts, many of them are "Author
Scans", and a number of them use BullScript. This video walks through
the key features of a supplied scan, explaining several things:
(a) How to categorise scans in BullScan Manager
by "Name", "Category" or "Author" for easy finding again later;
(b) The four tabs in the scan properties dialogue box - General, Criteria, Securities, Advanced.
Key elements of the individual scan criteria items, including: the
common criteria "Close between 0.2 and 100"; and the "Show..." option;
(d) One of the different types of selection criteria can utilise BullScript (see an example).
BullScan disk files and how to save - See
To video (8 minute video).
The details for each scan are stored in a separate disk file
on the computer
outside the BullCharts
Existing scans can be easily customised, or new ones created, or
someone else's custom scan can be downloaded and saved.
KnowledgeBase for more BullCharts details - Also note the Articles in Robert's
- There are a number of eBook Articles (mostly up to 4 pages in length)
in the Member's Area of the Share Market Toolbox. The ones of relevance
to scans are numbered BC-10-xxx. See
a list of them (and the free page 1) in the Toolbox.
Also use the Help key when running BullCharts (function key F1, or
select from the menu: Help).
Also see the printed User Guide (also generally stored as a PDF file
with the software on your computer).
The Next Steps?
See Getting Started #4 - Indicators,
Note: Some of Brainy's Articles that might be listed above are publicly
available, but many
are only available to Toolbox Members.