Chip Anderson

Scan Engine and SCTRs Quickly Find Last Year's Stock Market All-Stars


Here's all you need to know in order to find all-star stocks:

[min(200, SCTR.sp5) > 50]

That Advanced Scan will return all stocks in the S&P 500 that have had a StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR) of that has been higher than 50 for the past 200 trading days.

Again, our SCTR ("scooter") rankings quickly show you how technically strong a stock is compared to the other stocks in its group (in this case, the S&P 500 stocks).  SCTR rankings go from zero to 99.9.  For a stock to have a SCTR ranking above 50 for 200 days or more is very impressive.

Right now, here are the results of that scan:

(Extra and PRO members can change the 50 to a 75 in that advanced scan and then re-run it to see which one of those stocks has had the best SCTR ranking of all.)

You can also add the historical history of a stock's SCTR ranking to a chart using the "SCTR Line" indicator, like this:


Combining SCTRs with our Advanced Scans is one of the most powerful things you can do here at  Spend some time using that combination and see how easy it is to find your own investing all-stars.

- Chip


Chip Anderson
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Great article. I appreciate it very much! best regards, Dirk
Great Charts. Thanks for the technical perspective and the data points. ! thanks for the great information
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