How to use IW Tables
For general information about Investors Watchlist please visit our “How It Works” page.
Scanning through the entire watchlist only takes a few minutes.
- Click the “Chart” link in the first row of the table.
- A gallery style lightbox will automatically load all static charts in the table.
- Click on the right arrow to proceed through the charts.
- Status Column – Select “Active” in the drop down menu to return stocks that are still trading within their pattern.
- Patterns Column – Use the sort function to group patterns for easier viewing.
Sort & Filter
Sort – Clicking on the up/down arrows on the right side of the column header will sort the content by alphabetical or numerical order. You can only sort one column at a time.
Filter – By default, the entire watchlist is displayed in alphabetical order. You can narrow the results by using the drop down menus at the top of the table. Each filter selection will appear in blue text below the menu. To remove a filter click on the filter name. You can make as many filter selections as you like. Its important to note that each successive selection only filters the prior results.
- 1st filter “Sector/Financials”. Returns all Financial stocks in the watchlist.
- 2nd filter “Categories/Channels”. Returns all Channels in the Financials sector.
- 3rd filter “Patterns/Channels-Asc”. Returns all Ascending Channels in the Financials sector.
Date – This is the date a ticker symbol was added to the watchlist. To view the most recent symbols use the sort function in the column header.
Chart – Clicking on the” chart” link will open a static chart in a lightbox. The lightbox automatically loads all static charts in the table. Clicking the arrows on the side of the chart lets you quickly flip through the entire watchlist. Static charts are updated every weekend as long as the ticker symbols status is listed as “Active”.
Live – This is a unique interactive chart provided by TradingView.com . An image of the stock is captured the day it was added to the watchlist. By pressing the “play” button the chart is updated to the stocks current price.
Status – The status column indicates if a stock is still trading within its pattern. All symbols are listed as “Active” when they are added to the watchlist. If the pattern triggers, the date replaces “Active” in the column. Tip: If you would like to only see stocks that are still trading within there pattern click on “Active” in the Status filter box.
Symbol – Investors Watchlist only scans stocks and ETF’s listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges. We do not use Bulletin Board listed stocks in our scans. Note: Indices and Futures ticker symbols are preceded by a dollar sign($). Example: SP500/ $SPX
Sector & Industry Group – Sector and Industry group data is provided by a third party vendor.
Category – See Category Definitions below.
Pattern – The patterns listed in the drop down box only reflect the current watchlist. For a full list of patterns please visit our home page.
Price & Volume – Price and volume data is provided by a third party vendor.
Long-term – Patterns greater than two months in length. Long-term patterns can take months to years to develop. Examples of Long-term patterns include cup w/handle, double bottom, wedge patterns, and long-term bases (LT Bases).
Short-term – Patterns less than two months in length. Short-term patterns are primarily continuation patterns used by swing traders. Examples of Short-term patterns would be flags, pennants, pullbacks, consolidation patterns, and short-term bases (ST Bases).
Channel – A channel is formed when price is contained between two parallel support and resistance trendlines . There are three types of channels – Horizontal, Ascending and Descending. Channel patterns are posted when price is approaching the support or resistance trendline.
Under $10 – Obviously this category contains stocks trading under $10. Low priced stocks carry a greater risk of loss than higher prices stocks and ETF’s. These stocks are very speculative and can have dramatic price swings.
Bear – Stocks with average trading volume above 500k and inverse ETF’s are screened for classic bear patterns. Examples of bear patterns are head and shoulders, rising wedge, double top, and bear flags.
Our top priority is to keep the watchlist up to date with actionable trade ideas. Every weekend we review and update the watchlist. Only stocks that are within striking distance of a patterns support or resistance level are included. The watchlist is updated throughout the week as new trade ideas show up. Failed patterns are removed once they no longer meet our criteria. Stocks that broke out or resumed their trend will have the date entered into the “Status” column and stay on the watchlist for up to 5 days.