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MadScan Users Guide

MadScan™ uses our proprietary algorithms to find our clients high quality trading signals, with the diversity to meet all kinds of stock trading strategies, regardless of the kind of stock movement you are interested in. All of our trading signals are generated in real time (roughly sub 40 milliseconds), which gives our clients the edge they need in today’s trading environment.

Our list of signals and filters are listed below with explanation of what they mean and how they function.

The sections below are layed out just like the application. There are 4 sections; signals, filters, news filters and exchanges and lists. Signals are kinds of events that occur in stocks, like stock price crosses above the open price or price approaching today’s high. Filters are the means to define the stock universe for this event, like stocks with a min volume or stocks with a min average true range (ATR), thereby producing highly specific stock alerts.

Please keep in mind that the signals chosen for a particular alert window function as an OR function, while the filters chosen for a particular set of signal(s) function as an AND function. So for an alert to be generated either one of the signals have to be true while ALL filter criteria chosen need to be true.

The News filter tab is a madScan Elite feature which allows the user to filter by news type, time, source and count. By defualt MadScan distributes the last news time, source and count for all stocks that have news in the last news time column of the alert window. However, when you select or check anything off in the news filter window, you will ONLY be alerted to stock with news with the parameters you selected.



  • New High
    Alert’s are generated every time a stock prints a new high for the specified min number of day’s chosen. For example, if you put in a value of 3, you would be alerted every time a new 3-day high occurs. The value ranges from 0-60 days where 0 is today.
  • New Low
    Alerts are generated every time the minimum day low chosen prints a new low. For example, if you put in a value of 3, you would be alerted every time a new 3-day low occurs. The value ranges from 0-60 days where 0 is today.
    At the High
    This alert is triggered when multiple at the at the high prints occur.
    At the Low
    This alert is triggered when multiple at the low prints occur
    New 10 Minute High
    An alert is generated every time a new 10 minute high occurs.
    New 10 Minute Low
    An alert is generated every time a new 10 minute low occurs.
    New 30 Minute High
    An alert is generated every time a new 30 minute high occurs.
    New 30 Minute Low
    An alert is generated every time a new 30 minute low occurs.
    New 60 Minute High
    An alert is generated every time a new 60 minute high occurs.
    New 60 Minute Low
    An alert is generated every time a new 60 minute low occurs.
    New 52 Week High
    An alert is generated when a new 52 week high occurs. The minimum day next to this alert, refers to days since last 52 week high.
    New 52 Week Low
    An alert is generated when a new 52 week low occurs. The minimum day next to this alert, refers to days since last 52 week low.
    New Pre Market High
    Alerts when a new pre market high is generated. This alert is only generated before the market open. 9.30 AM EST
    New Pre Market Low
    Alerts when a new pre market low is generated. This alert is only generated before the market open. 9.30 AM EST.
    New Post Market High
    Alerts when a new post market high is generated. This alert is only generated after the market close. 4 PM EST
    New Post Market Low
    Alerts when a new post market low is generated. This alert is only generated after the market close. 4 PM EST
    At Pre/Post Market High
    Alerts when multiple prints occur at the Pre/Post market high.
    At Pre/Post Market Low
    Alerts when multiple prints occur at the Pre/Post market low.
    New 1 Minute Pre/Post High
    Alerts when a new 1 minute Pre/Post market high occurs.
    New 1 Minute Pre/Post Low
    Alerts when a new 1 minute Pre/Post market low occurs.
    New 3 Minute Pre/Post High
    Alerts when a new 3 minute Pre/Post market high occurs.
    New 3 Minute Pre/Post Low
    Alerts when a new 3 minute Pre/Post market low occurs.
    Approaching High (%/$)
    Alerts when the stock price is approaching today’s high. You can set this alert by percent or dollar from high.
    Approaching Low (%/$)
    Alerts when the stock price is approaching today’s low. You can set this value by percent or dollar from low.
    Approaching Pre/Post Market High (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching Pre/Post market high. You can set this value by percent or dollar from high.
    Approaching Pre/Post Market Low (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching Pre/Post market low. You can set this value by percent or dollar from low.
    Approaching 5 Day High (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching 5 day high. You can set this value by percent or dollar from 5 day high.
    Approaching 5 Day Low (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching 5 day low. You can set this value by percent or dollar from 5 day low.
    Approaching 52 Week High (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching 52-week high. You can set this value by percent or dollar from 52-week high.
    Approaching 52 Week Low (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching 52-week low. You can set this value by percent or dollar from 52-week low.
    Approaching 60 Day High (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching 60 day high. You can set this value by percent or dollar from 60 day high.
    Approaching 60 Day Low (%/$)
    Alerts when stock price is approaching 60 day low. You can set this value by percent or dollar from 60 day low.
    Approaching Yesterday High From Below
    An alert is generated when the current stock price is lower than yesterday’s high and is approaching from below the specified value of that high.
    Approaching Yesterday High From Above
    An alert is generated when the current stock price is higher than yesterday’s high and is approaching from above the specified value of that high.
    Approaching Yesterday Low From Below
    An alert is generated when the current stock price is lower than yesterday’s low and is approaching from below the specified value of that low.
    Approaching Yesterday Low From Above
    An alert is generated when the current stock price is higher than yesterday’s low and is approaching from above the specified value of that low.
    NEW 5 MIN HIGH
    An alert is generated every time a new 5 minute high occurs.
    NEW 5 MIN LOW
    An alert is generated every time a new 5 minute low occurs.
  • Cross Above Open
    For this alert to be genertated the stock price must go from below the open price to above the open price.
  • Cross Below Open
    Alerts are generated when the stock price goes from above the open price to below the open price.
    Cross Above Yesterday’s Close
    Stock price must go from below yesterdays close to above yesterdays close.
    Cross Below Yesterday’s Close
    Stock price must go from above yesterdays close to below yesterdays close.
    1 Minute Opening Range Breakout
    The 1 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 1 minute of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses above the 1 miunte opening range high.
    1 Minute Opening Range Breakdown
    The 1 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 1 minute of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses below the 1 miunte opening range low.
    5 Minute Opening Range Breakout
    The 5 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 5 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses above the 5 miunte opening range high.
    5 Minute Opening Range Breakdown
    The 5 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 5 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses below the 5 miunte opening range low.
    10 Minute Opening Range Breakout
    The 10 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 10 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses above the 10 miunte opening range high.
    10 Minute Opening Range Breakdown
    The 10 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 10 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses below the 10 miunte opening range low.
    15 Minute Opening Range Breakout
    The 15 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 15 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses above the 15 miunte opening range high.
    15 Minute Opening Range Breakdown
    The 15 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 15 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses below the 15 miunte opening range low.
    30 Minute Opening Range Breakout
    The 30 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 30 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses above the 30 miunte opening range high.
    30 Minute Opening Range Breakdown
    The 30 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 30 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses below the 30 miunte opening range low.
    60 Minute Opening Range Breakout
    The 60 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 60 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses above the 60 miunte opening range high.
    60 Minute Opening Range Breakdown
    The 60 minute opening range is defined as the high and low of the first 60 minutes of trading. This alert is generated when price crosses below the 60 miunte opening range low.
    Approaching Open From Above (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the stock price approaches the open from above. You can select price approaching by percent or dollar value from today’s open.
    Approaching Open From Below (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the stock price approaches the open from below. You can select price approaching by percent or dollar value from today’s open.
    Approaching Close From Above (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the stock price approaches yesterday’s close from above. You can select price approaching by percent or dollar value from yesterday’s close.
    Approaching Close From Below (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the stock price approaches yesterday’s close from below. You can select price approaching by percent or dollar value from yesterday’s close.
  • 5 Minute Bullish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 5 minute candle has an open below the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
  • 10 Minute Bullish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 10 minute candle has an open below the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    15 Minute Bullish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 15 minute candle has an open below the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    30 Minute Bullish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 30 minute candle has an open below the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    5 Minute Bearish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 5 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close lower than the previous bar open.
    10 Minute Bearish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 10 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close lower than the previous bar open.
    15 Minute Bearish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 15 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close lower than the previous bar open.
    30 Minute Bearish Engulfing
    This alert is generated when the current 30 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close lower than the previous bar open.
    5 Minute Piercing
    This pattern occurs in a down trend where the previous 5 minute candle supports the trend and the current 5 minute candle opens at a new low and then closes above the midpoint of the previous 5 minute candle.
    10 Minute Piercing
    This pattern occurs in a down trend where the previous 10 minute candle supports the trend and the current 10 minute candle opens at a new low and then closes above the midpoint of the previous 10 minute candle
    15 Minute Piercing
    This pattern occurs in a down trend where the previous 15 minute candle supports the trend and the current 15 minute candle opens at a new low and then closes above the midpoint of the previous 15 minute candle
    30 Minute Piercing
    This pattern occurs in a down trend where the previous 30 minute candle supports the trend and the current 30 minute candle opens at a new low and then closes above the midpoint of the previous 30 minute candle
    5 Minute Dark Cloud Cover
    This alert is generated when the current 5 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    10 Minute Dark Cloud Cover
    This alert is generated when the current 10 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    15 Minute Dark Cloud Cover
    This alert is generated when the current 15 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    30 Minute Dark Cloud Cover
    This alert is generated when the current 30 minute candle has an open above the previous bar close and a close higher than the previous bar open.
    5 Minute Hanging Man
    This alert is generated when the current 5 minute candle has an open and close at the very top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must occur in top 3rd of high low range.
    10 Minute Hanging Man
    This alert is generated when the current 10 minute candle has an open and close at the very top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must occur in top 3rd of high low range.
    15 Minute Hanging Man
    This alert is generated when the current 15 minute candle has an open and close at the very top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must occur in top 3rd of high low range.
    30 Minute Hanging Man
    This alert is generated when the current 30 minute candle has an open and close at the very top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must occur in top 3rd of high low range.
    5 Minute Hammer
    This alert is generated when the current 5 minute candle has an open and close at the top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must consume 50% of high low range. This candle has an open greater than close.
    10 Minute Hammer
    This alert is generated when the current 10 minute candle has an open and close at the top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must consume 50% of high low range. This candle has an open greater than close.
    15 Minute Hammer
    This alert is generated when the current 15 minute candle has an open and close at the top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must consume 50% of high low range. This candle has an open greater than close.
    30 Minute Hammer
    This alert is generated when the current 30 minute candle has an open and close at the top of the high low range of the candle. Open and close of this candle must consume 50% of high low range. This candle has an open greater than close.
    5 Minute Doji
    This alert is generated when the current 5 minute candle has an open and close of the same price which occur at the midpoint of the candle.
    10 Minute Doji
    This alert is generated when the current 10 minute candle has an open and close of the same price which occur at the midpoint of the candle.
    15 Minute Doji
    This alert is generated when the current 15 minute candle has an open and close of the same price which occur at the midpoint of the candle.
    30 Minute Doji
    This alert is generated when the current 30 minute candle has an open and close of the same price which occur at the midpoint of the candle.
    NR7
    The range in the last 15 minute price bar is greater than the range in the previous six 15 minute bars.
    NR7V
    Today’s volume is at least 2 times greater than the previous 5 days average volume.
  • Cross Above 20 Day SMA
    Price cross above 20 day simple moving average (SMA). You can specify how many days since price crossed above the 20 day SMA, by entering a value for minimum day.
  • Cross Below 20 Day SMA
    Price cross below 20 day simple moving average (SMA). You can specify how many days since price crossed below the 20 day SMA, by entering a value for minimum day.
    Cross Above 50 Day SMA
    Price cross above 50 day simple moving average (SMA). You can specify how many days since price crossed above the 50 day SMA, by entering a value for minimum day.
    Cross Below 50 Day SMA
    Price cross below 50 day simple moving average (SMA). You can specify how many days since price crossed below the 50 day SMA, by entering a value for minimum day.
    Cross Above 5 Minute SMA (7,12,21 period)
    Price crosses above the 5 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 5 minute MA cross of 7,12,21. You can also use the seconds filter to minamize the number of alerts by setting minimun seconds to X since last cross.
    Cross Below 5 Minute SMA (7,12,21 period)
    Price crosses below the 5 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 5 minute MA cross of 7,12,21. You can also use the seconds filter to minamize the number of alerts by setting minimun seconds to X since last cross.
    Cross Above 15 Minute SMA (7,12,21 period)
    Price crosses above the 15 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 15 minute MA cross of 7,12,21. You can also use the seconds filter to minamize the number of alerts by setting minimun seconds to X since last cross.
    Cross Below 15 Minute SMA (7,12,21 period)
    Price crosses below the 15 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 15 minute MA cross of 7,12,21. You can also use the seconds filter to minamize the number of alerts by setting minimun seconds to X since last cross.
    Cross Above 60 Minute SMA (7,12,21 period)
    Price crosses above the 60 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 60 minute MA cross of 7,12,21. You can also use the seconds filter to minamize the number of alerts by setting minimun seconds to X since last cross.
    Cross Below 60 Minute SMA (7,12,21 period)
    Price crosses below the 60 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 60 minute MA cross of 7,12,21. You can also use the seconds filter to minamize the number of alerts by setting minimun seconds to X since last cross.
    Approaching 20 Day SMA From Above (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the price is approaching the 20 day simple moving average (SMA) from above. You can set this signal by percent or dollar value from SMA.
    Approaching 20 Day SMA From Below (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the price is approaching the 20 day simple moving average (SMA) from below. You can set this signal by percent or dollar value from SMA.
    Approaching 50 Day SMA From Above (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the price is approaching the 50 day simple moving average (SMA) from above. You can set this signal by percent or dollar value from SMA.
    Approaching 50 Day SMA From Below (%/$)
    Alerts are generated when the price is approaching the 50 day simple moving average (SMA) from below. You can set this signal by percent or dollar value from SMA.
    CROSS ABOVE 200 DAY SMA
    Price cross above 200 day simple moving average (SMA). You can specify how many days since price crossed above the 200 day SMA, by entering a value for minimum day.
    CROSS BELOW 200 DAY SMA
    Price cross below 200 day simple moving average (SMA). You can specify how many days since price crossed below the 200 day SMA, by entering a value for minimum day.
    CROSS ABOVE 1 MIN SMA (7,12,21,200)
    Price crosses above the 1 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 1 minute MA cross of 7,12,21,200.
    CROSS BELOW 1 MIN SMA (7,12,21,200)
    Price crosses below the 1 minute simple moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 1 minute MA cross of 7,12,21,200.
  • STOCHASTICS MACD (12,26,9)

    • 1 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE SLOW
      The 1 minute Fast MACD line crosses above the Slow.
      1 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW SLOW
      The 1 minute Fast MACD line crosses below Slow.
      1 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE 0
      The 1 minute Fast MACD line crosses above 0.
      1 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW 0
      The 1 minute Fast MACD line crosses below 0.
      5 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE SLOW
      The 5 minute Fast MACD line crosses above Slow.
      5 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW SLOW
      The 5 minute Fast MACD line crosses below Slow.
      5 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE 0
      The 5 minute Fast MACD line crosses above 0.
      5 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW 0
      The 5 minute Fast MACD line crosses below 0.
      15 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE SLOW
      The 15 minute Fast MACD line crosses above Slow.
      15 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW SLOW
      The 15 minute Fast MACD line crosses below Slow.
      15 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE 0
      The 15 minute Fast MACD line crosses above 0.
      15 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW 0s
      The 15 minute Fast MACD line crosses below 0.
      60 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE SLOW
      The 60 minute Fast MACD line crosses above Slow.
      60 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW SLOW
      60 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW SLOW The 60 minute Fast MACD line crosses below Slow.
      60 MIN FAST CROSS ABOVE 0
      The 60 minute Fast MACD line crosses above 0.
      60 MIN FAST CROSS BELOW 0
      The 60 minute Fast MACD line crosses below 0.
  • RSI (14)

    • 1 MIN CROSS ABOVE 70
      The 1 minute RSI indicator crosses above 70, indicating a possible short term overbought condition.
      1 MIN CROSS BELOW 70
      The 1 minute RSI indicator crosses below 70.
      1 MIN CROSS ABOVE 30
      The 1 minute RSI indicator crosses above 30.
      1 MIN CROSS BELOW 30
      The 1 minute RSI indicator crosses below 30, indicating a possible short term oversold condition.
      5 MIN CROSS ABOVE 70
      The 5 minute RSI indicator crosses above 70.
      5 MIN CROSS BELOW 70
      The 5 minute RSI indicator crosses below 70.
      5 MIN CROSS ABOVE 30
      The 5 minute RSI indicator crosses above 30.
      5 MIN CROSS BELOW 30
      The 5 minute RSI indicator crosses below 30.
      15 MIN CROSS ABOVE 70
      The 15 minute RSI indicator crosses above 70.
      15 MIN CROSS BELOW 70
      The 15 minute RSI indicator crosses below 70.
      15 MIN CROSS ABOVE 30
      The 15 minute RSI indicator crosses above 30.
      15 MIN CROSS BELOW 30
      The 15 minute RSI indicator crosses below 30.
      60 MIN CROSS ABOVE 70
      The 60 minute RSI indicator crosses above 70.
      60 MIN CROSS BELOW 70
      The 60 minute RSI indicator crosses below 70.
      60 MIN CROSS ABOVE 30
      The 60 minute RSI indicator crosses above 30.
      60 MIN CROSS BELOW 30
      The 60 minute RSI indicator crosses below 30.
    • STOCHASTICS (14,3,3)

      • 1 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE %d
        The 1 minute %k Line crosses above %d.
        1 MIN %k CROSS BELOW %d
        The 1 minute %k Line crosses below %d.
        1 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 80
        The 1 minute %k Line crosses above 80.
        1 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 80
        The 1 minute %k Line crosses below 80.
        1 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 20
        The 1 minute %k Line crosses above 20.
        1 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 20
        The 1 minute %k Line crosses below 20.
        5 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE %d
        The 5 minute %k Line crosses above %d.
        5 MIN %k CROSS BELOW %d
        The 5 minute %k Line crosses below %d.
        5 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 80
        The 5 minute %k Line crosses above 80.
        5 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 80
        The 5 minute %k Line crosses below 80.
        5 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 20
        The 5 minute %k Line crosses above 20.
        5 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 20
        The 5 minute %k Line crosses below 20.
        15 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE %d
        The 15 minute %k Line crosses above %d.
        15 MIN %k CROSS BELOW %d
        The 15 minute %k Line crosses below %d.
        15 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 80
        The 15 minute %k Line crosses above 80.
        15 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 80
        The 15 minute %k Line crosses below 80.
        15 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 20
        The 15 minute %k Line crosses above 20.
        15 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 20
        The 15 minute %k Line crosses below 20.
        60 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE %d
        The 60 minute %k Line crosses above %d
        60 MIN %k CROSS BELOW %d
        The 60 minute %k Line crosses below %d.
        60 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 80
        The 60 minute %k Line crosses above 80.
        60 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 80
        The 60 minute %k Line crosses below 80.
        60 MIN %k CROSS ABOVE 20
        The 60 minute %k Line crosses above 20.
        60 MIN %k CROSS BELOW 20
        The 60 minute %k Line crosses below 20.
  • Reversal Up
    A new daily low followed by a new daily high. This signal doesn’t start to function till 9:33 AM.
  • Reversal Down
    A new daily high followed by a new daily low. This signal doesn’t start to function till 9:33 AM.
    5% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 5% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    10% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 10% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    15% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 15% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    20% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 20% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    25% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 25% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    50% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 50% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    75% REBOUND FROM LOW
    A 75% Rebound from low alert is either generated by percent of rebound of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap down (from yesterday’s close).
    5% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 5% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    10% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 10% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    15% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 15% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    20% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 20% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    25% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 25% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    50% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 50% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    75% RETRACE FROM HIGH
    A 75% Retrace from high alert is either generated by percent of retrace of minimum range (today’s range) or minimum gap up (from yesterday’s close).
    RED DOG REVERSAL DOWN
    This Signal will be triggered when the following criteria are met: The stock’s previous 2 days were up, must have a Min ADV of 1000000 shares or more, the price of the stock is between $25 & $800, and the price has gone above and is currently below yesterday’s high
    RED DOG REVERSAL UP
    This Signal will be triggered when the following criteria are met: The stock’s previous 2 days were down, must have a Min ADV of 1000000 shares or more, the price of the stock is between $25 & $800, and the price has gone below and is currently above yesterday’s low.
  • Consolidate
    We subtract the 10 low from the 10 minute high, if that range is less than 10% of the today’s range we send a consolidate alert.
  • Volume Above 3 Day Average
    An alert is generated for thos signals selected when the stock volume is greater than the 3 day average volume.
    Volume Above 5 Day Average
    An alert is generated for thos signals selected when the stock volume is greater than the 5 day average volume.
    Approaching Round Number From Above
    An alert is generated when the stock price approaches a round number from above. You can select the value from the round number by dollar or percentage.
    Approaching Round Number From Below
    An alert is generated when the stock price approaches a round number from below. You can select the value from the round number by dollar or percentage.
    Approaching $5 From Above (%/$)
    An alert is generated when the stock price approaches $5 from above. You can select the value from the round number by dollar or percentage.
    Approaching $5 From Below (%/$)
    An alert is generated when the stock price approaches $5 from below. You can select the value from the round number by dollar or percentage.
    Price Spike Up (1 minute)
    An alert is generated when the stock price moves up by the specified amount within 1 minute.
    Price Spike Down (1 minute)
    An alert is generated when the stock price moves down by the specified amount within 1 minute.
    Price Spike Up (5 minute)
    An alert is generated when the stock price moves up by the specified amount within 5 minute.
    Price Spike Down (5 minute)
    An alert is generated when the stock price moves down by the specified amount within 5 minutes.
    Price Spike Up (10 minute)
    An alert is generated when the stock price moves up by the specified amount within 10 minutes.
    Price Spike Down (10 minute)
    An alert is generated when the stock price moves down by the specified amount within 10 minutes.
    Volume Spike up (1 minute)
    An alert is generated when a sudden surge of volume occurs in a stock. This sudden surge of volume must occur within 1 minute and the stock price must be moving up.
    Volume Spike down (1 minute)
    An alert is generated when a sudden surge of volume occurs in a stock. This sudden surge of volume must occur within 1 minute and the stock price must be moving down.
    TRADE ABOVE ASK
    This Alert Occurs when a trade prints at a higher price than the best market offer. This alert can be further refined by adjusting the input field. This will allow the user to only see alerts in which a trade has registered a minimum amount of cents above the best offer. The current minimum is set at .05 cents so an alert would only be generated if a trade occurred .05 cents above the offer.
    TRADE BELOW BID
    This Alert Occurs when a trade prints at a lower price than the best market bid. This alert can be further refined by adjusting the input field. This will allow the user to only see alerts in which a trade has registered a minimum amount of cents below the best bid. The current minimum is set at .05 cents so an alert would only be generated if a trade occurred .05 cents below the bid.
    1 MIN VOLUME SPIKE UP “AND” 1 MIN PRICE SPIKE UP
    An alert is generated when a sudden surge of UP volume occurs AND the price of the stock moves up by the specified amount or more, simultaneously within the same 1 minute period. This action is calculated based on the previous 15 one minute bars.
    1 MIN VOLUME SPIKE DOWN “AND” 1 MIN PRICE SPIKE DOWN
    An alert is generated when a sudden surge of DOWN volume occurs AND the price of the stock moves down by the specified amount or more, simultaneously within the same 1 minute period. This action is calculated based on the previous 15 one minute bars.
    PRINT TO PRINT UP (ADV<100000)
    An alert is generated when a stock that trades less than 100,000 shares per day, trades UP with a minimum spread of .25 cents from the previous trade.
    PRINT TO PRINT DOWN (ADV<100000)
    An alert is generated when a stock that trades less than 100,000 shares per day, trades DOWN with a minimum spread of .25 cents from the previous trade.
    SIGNIFICANT BID
    An alert is generated when a BID equivalent to, or greater than .002 times the average daily volume (ADV*.002) is placed on stocks that trades less than 4 million shares per day, and 8000 shares or more for stocks that trades between 4 and 15 million shares per day.
    SIGNIFICANT OFFER
    An alert is generated when an OFFER equivalent to, or greater than .002 times the average daily volume (ADV*.002) is placed on stocks that trades less than 4 million shares per day, and 8000 shares or more for stocks that trades between 4 and 15 million shares per day.
  • Min Count
    Minimum times a signal is generated today before you get an alert. If you select a min count of 5 and have 52-week high as a selected signal, you will only be alerted once the stock has made 5 new 52-week highs today.
  • Max Count
    Maximum times a signal is generated. After this point you will no longer get alerts for this stock. If for example you selected 25 as the max count and you selected new high as the signal, you will stop getting alerts for this stock once it has made 25 new highs today.
    Min Seconds
    Minimum secends since last alert for signals selected on signal page. If you set the min seconds to 30 and you selected new high on the signals page, you would only recieve alerts for those stocks which made a new high AND 30 seconds since last new high.
    Max Seconds
    Maximum secends since last alert for signals selected on signal page. If you set the max seconds to 10 and you selected new high on the signals page, you would only recieve alerts for those stocks which made multipule new highs within last 10 seconds.
    Min Price
    Minimum current trading price.
    Max Price
    Maximum current trading price.
    Min Spread
    Minimum spread between bid and ask.
    Max Spread
    Maximum spread between bid and ask.
    Min Bid Size
    Minimum shares on bid.
    Max Bid Size
    Maximum shares on bid.
    Min Ask Size
    Minimum shares on ask.
    Max Ask Size
    Maximum shares on ask.
    Min Shares Outstanding
    Minimum total of all issued stock less any treasury stock.
    Max Shares Outstanding
    Maximum total of all issued stock less any treasury stock.
    Min Float
    Minimum amount of shares that are allowed to be traded on the open market.
    Max Float
    Maximum amount of shares that are allowed to be traded on the open market.
    Min % of Float Short
    Minimum short shares of shares that are allowed to be traded on the open market.
    Max % of Float Short
    Maximum short shares of shares that are allowed to be traded on the open market.
    Min Current Volume
    Minimum volume by this time of day. Current volume measured from pre market trading.
    Max Current Volume
    Maximum volume by this time of day. Current volume measured from pre market trading.
    Min Average Daily Volume
    The minimum average volume of the last 21 days.
    Max Average Daily Volume
    The maximum average volume of the last 21 days.
    Min Real Time Volume Multiple
    This filter calculates volume in 5 minutes intervals from the previous five trading sessions and compares it to the average volume of the present time for the current day. For example, if XYZ averages 100,000 shares between 10:00am and 10:05am for the past 5 days, and you enter a minimum multiple of 3, then XYZ must have traded at least 300,000 shares in order for an alert to be generated.
    Max Real Time Volume Multiple
    This filter compares the volume from the open to the current time of day and compares It to the average volume of the last 14 days from the open to this time of day. The multipule is of that average. If for example you select a maximum multiple of 1, you would only be alert to thos stocks trading less than the average volume for this time of day compared to the last 14 days for the current time.
    Min Multiple Of ADV
    ADV stands for average daily volume. The minimum multiple of ADV as compared to the last 14 days. If a stock has an average volume of 200,000 shares and you seleced a multiple of 3 you will only be notified to the alerts selected if the daily volume is at least 600,000 shares.
    Max Multiple Of ADV
    ADV stands for average daily volume. The maximum multiple of ADV as compared to the last 14 days. If a stock has an average volume of 200,000 shares and you seleced a multiple of 2 you will only be notified to the alerts selected if the daily volume is at less than 400,000 shares.
    Min ATR ($)
    ATR is the average true range. The Range is simply high-low, the true range extends it to yesterdays ranges if it was outside todays range. If you select a min ATR of $3, you will not be alerted to those stocks that have an ATR which is less than $3.
    Max ATR ($)
    ATR is the average true range. The Range is simply high-low, the true range extends it to yesterdays ranges if it was outside todays range. If you select a max ATR of $3, you will not be alerted to those stocks that have an ATR which is greater than $3.
    Min Multiple of ATR (1,2,3)
    If you set the min multiple of ATR to 2, you will only be alerted to stocks trading 2 times their average true range.
    Max Multiple of ATR (1,2,3)
    If you set the max multiple of ATR to 2, you will only be alerted to stocks trading less than 2 times their average true range.
    Min Position in Today’s Range (%)
    This filter compares the current stock price relative to the high and low of today. A min range of 20% means show me all stocks with the signals I selected that are at least 20% of the lows of today.
    Max Position In Today’s Range (%)
    This filter compares the current stock price relative to the high and low of today. A max range of 20% means show me all stocks with the signals I selected that are no more than 20% of the lows of today.
    Min Up Days (day)
    Minimum number of consecutive higher closes.
    Max Up Days (day)
    Maximum number of consecutive higher closes.
    Min Down Days (day)
    Minimum number of consecutive lower closes.
    Max Down Days (day)
    Maximum number of consecutive lower closes.
    Min Up From Close ($)
    Minimum dollar value the stock is higher than yesterdays close.
    Max Up From Close ($)
    Maximum dollar value the stock is higher than yesterdays close.
    Min Down From Close ($)
    Minimum dollar value the stock is lower than yesterdays close.
    Max Down From Close ($)
    Maximum dollar value the stock is lower than yesterdays close.
    Min Up From Close (%)
    Minimum percentage value the stock is higher than yesterdays close.
    Max Up From Close (%)
    Maximum percentage value the stock is higher than yesterdays close.
    Min Down From Close (%)
    Minimum percentage value the stock is lower than yesterdays close.
    Max Down From Close (%)
    Minimum percentage value the stock is lower than yesterdays close.
    Min Up Yesterday ($)
    Minimum dollar value of yesterdays stock gain.
    Max Up Yesterday ($)
    Maximum dollar value of yesterdays stock gain.
    Min Down Yesterday ($)
    Minimum dollar value of yesterdays stock loss.
    Max Down Yesterday ($)
    Maximum dollar value of yesterdays stock loss
    Min Up Yesterday (%)
    Minimum percentage value of yesterdays stock gain.
    Max Up Yesterday (%)
    Maximum percentage value of yesterdays stock gain.
    Min Down Yesterday (%)
    Minimum percentage value of yesterdays stock loss.
    Max Down Yesterday (%)
    Maximum percentage value of yesterdays stock loss.
    Min Gap Up ($)
    Minimum dollar value a stock opened above yesterdays close.
    Max Gap Up ($)
    Maximum dollar value a stock opened above yesterdays close.
    Min Gap Down ($)
    Minimum dollar value a stock opened below yesterdays close.
    Max Gap Down ($)
    Maximum dollar value a stock opened below yesterdays close.
    Min Gap Up (%)
    Minimum percentage value a stock opened above yesterdays close.
    Max Gap Up (%)
    Maximum percenage value a stock opened above yesterdays close.
    Min Gap Down (%)
    Minimum percenage value a stock opened below yesterdays close.
    Max Gap Down (%)
    Maximum percenage value a stock opened below yesterdays close.
    Min Positive 5 Minute Bars
    Minimum number of consecutive higher closes for the 5 minute time interval.
    Max Positive 5 Minute Bars
    Maximum number of consecutive higher closes for the 5 minute time interval.
    Min Negative 5 Minute Bars
    Minimum number of consecutive lower closes for the 5 minute time interval.
    Max Negative 5 Minute Bars
    Maximum number of consecutive lower closes for the 5 minute time interval.
    Min Positive 10 Minute Bars
    Minimum number of consecutive higher closes for the 10 minute time interval.
    Max Positive 10 Minute Bars
    Mqximum number of consecutive higher closes for the 10 minute time interval.
    Min Negative 10 Minute Bars
    Minimum number of consecutive lower closes for the 10 minute time interval.
    Max Negative 10 Minute Bars
    Maximum number of consecutive lower closes for the 10 minute time interval.
    Min Positive 30 Minute Bars
    Minimum number of consecutive higher closes for the 30 minute time interval.
    Max Positive 30 Minute Bars
    Maximum number of consecutive higher closes for the 30 minute time interval.
    Min Negative 30 Minute Bars
    Minimum number of consecutive lower closes for the 30 minute time interval.
    Max Negative 30 Minute Bars
    Maximum number of consecutive lower closes for the 30 minute time interval.
    MIN RANGE TODAY
    Minimum range the stock has traded today.
    MAX RANGE TODAY
    Maximum range the stock has traded today.
    MIN RANGE 1 MIN
    Minimum range the stock has traded in the last 1 minute.
    MAX RANGE 1 MIN
    Maximum range the stock has traded in the last 1 minute.
    MIN RANGE 5 MIN
    Minimum range the stock has traded in the last 5 minutes.
    MAX RANGE 5 MIN
    Maximum range the stock has traded in the last 5 minutes.
    MIN RANGE 10 MIN
    Minimum range the stock has traded in the last 10 minutes.
    MAX RANGE 10 MIN
    Maximum range the stock has traded in the last 10 minutes.
    MIN RANGE 30 MIN
    Minimum range the stock has traded in the last 30 minutes.
    MAX RANGE 30 MIN
    Maximum range the stock has traded in the last 30 minutes.
    MIN RANGE 60 MIN
    Minimum range the stock has traded in the last 60 minutes.
    MAX RANGE 60 MIN
    Maximum range the stock has traded in the last 60 minutes.
    MIN RANGE 120 MIN
    Minimum range the stock has traded in the last 120 minutes.
    MAX RANGE 120 MIN
    Maximum range the stock has traded in the last 120 minutes.
    ABOVE OR BELOW 5 MIN MOVING AVERAGE 12,21
    Price crosses above or below the 5 minute moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 5 minute MA cross of 12 or 21.
    ABOVE OR BELOW 15 MIN MOVING AVERAGE 12,21
    Price crosses above or below the 15 minute moving average (SMA). You can specify the period for the 5 minute MA cross of 12 or 21.
    CROSS ABOVE OR BELOW 20 DAY AVERAGE PRICE TODAY
    Price crosses above or below the 20 Day Average Price Today.
    CROSS ABOVE OR BELOW 50 DAY AVERAGE PRICE TODAY
    Price crosses above or below the 50 Day Average Price Today.
    CROSS ABOVE OR BELOW 200 DAY AVERAGE PRICE TODAY
    Price crosses above or below the 200 Day Average Price Today.
    MIN POSITIVE NET CHANGE
    Minimum positive net change today.
    MAX POSTIVE NET CHANGE
    Maximum positive net change today.
    MIN NEGATIVE NET CHANGE
    Minimum negative net change today.
    MAX NEGATIVE NET CHANGE
    Maximum negative net change today.
    MIN_POSITIVE_BETA
    Minimum positive beta.
    MAX POSITIVE BETA
    Maximum positive beta.
    MIN NEGATIVE BETA
    Minimum negative beta.
    MAX NEGATIVE BETA
    Maximum negative beta.
    WITHIN 52 WEEK HIGH % $
    Within (% , $) of the 52 week high today.
    WITHIN 52 WEEK LOW % $
    Within (% , $) of the 52 week low today.
    WITHIN HIGH % $
    Within (% , $) of today’s high.
    WITHIN LOW % $
    Within (% , $) of today’s low.
  • News Filter
    As a MadScan Elite customer you will have access to madscan's patent pending news technology, which allows the user to filter any signal by news content. For example you can monitor any stock which making a new 52 week high and has a news story within the last 10 minutes...Or you could say show me all stocks that have a volume/price spike and news within the last one minute and source is briefing...

    The power is finally here to monitor stocks with news based on earnings, upgrades, rumors, FDA and many more to come...

    Currently available news filter settings:

    Time since Press Release - This value ranges from news within the last 1 minute to news anytime today

    Sources available - Business Wire, PR Newswire, Market Wire, Fly on the wall, Briefing, Prime Zone, 10-K Wizzard, Canada News Wire, CCN Matthhews.

    Go from the alert to the news story in 1 click.
  • List Links
    The lists page is yet another great way to filter out the stocks you don't want to be alerted to and get just the stock you do. This page is broken down into 4 sections.

    Exclude lists and select symbol list - this section allows you to just be alerted to the stock list you uploaded or exclude the list you uploaded. Simply select the list from the drop down menu and make sure you add a check in the check box. To use the exclude list make sure they are both checked.

    Earnings List - this section allows you to only be alerted on stock that have either already reported or will report tonight or tomorrow.

    Recent IPO's - Check this box off and you will only be alerted to stocks that have IPO'ed within the time you specify.

    Mad Money Mentions - You can be alerted when Crammer's pick are really moving.

    Upgrades / Downgrades - This section allows you to only be alerts to the signals you selected if the stock has met the action you selected and by the firm you selected. This is a highly specific filter. You have the flexibility to select just the firms that interest you.
  • News Filter
    As a MadScan Elite customer you will have access to madscan's patent pending news technology, which allows the user to filter any signal by news content. For example you can monitor any stock which making a new 52 week high and has a news story within the last 10 minutes...Or you could say show me all stocks that have a volume/price spike and news within the last one minute and source is briefing...

    The power is finally here to monitor stocks with news based on earnings, upgrades, rumors, FDA and many more to come...

    Currently available news filter settings:

    Time since Press Release - This value ranges from news within the last 1 minute to news anytime today

    Sources available - Business Wire, PR Newswire, Market Wire, Fly on the wall, Briefing, Prime Zone, 10-K Wizzard, Canada News Wire, CCN Matthhews.

    Go from the alert to the news story in 1 click.
  • List Links
    The lists page is yet another great way to filter out the stocks you don't want to be alerted to and get just the stock you do. This page is broken down into 4 sections.

    Exclude lists and select symbol list - this section allows you to just be alerted to the stock list you uploaded or exclude the list you uploaded. Simply select the list from the drop down menu and make sure you add a check in the check box. To use the exclude list make sure they are both checked.

    Earnings List - this section allows you to only be alerted on stock that have either already reported or will report tonight or tomorrow.

    Recent IPO's - Check this box off and you will only be alerted to stocks that have IPO'ed within the time you specify.

    Mad Money Mentions - You can be alerted when Crammer's pick are really moving.

    Upgrades / Downgrades - This section allows you to only be alerts to the signals you selected if the stock has met the action you selected and by the firm you selected. This is a highly specific filter. You have the flexibility to select just the firms that interest you.
 
Live Help
COLUMN DEFINITIONS:

Icon- This is a pictorial representation of the signal selected. The purpose of the icon is to help reduce the amount of desktop space required by reducing the description field which is represented by the icon.


Trade Time - This is the time the alert was generated for a particular stock.


Symbol - The stock symbol an alert was generated for.


Range - The current position in today's range of the stock for which an alert was generated. A range value of 0 means the stock is on its low of today's range while a range value of 1 means the stock is on its high of today's range. Any value close to 1 means the stock is close to today's high while any value close to 0 means the stock is close to today's low. 


Count - The number of times the alert was generated today in a given stock. If you select new high as a signal the count in the alert window shows you how many times the signal new high was generated today for this stock.


ADV Multiple - The ADV or Average Daily Volume is the avergae volume of the last 21 day's, we represent the ADV here as a multiple. A value of 2.12 means the stock is currently trading 2.12 times it's average daily volume while a value of 0.12 means the stock is trading 12 percent of it's averave daily volume.


Description - The description of the alert being generated.


Value - The value field tells you the value of the alert being generated. If you select new high as a signals and the stock is making a 10 day high, the value field will have a value of 10 in it, informing you that the stock is making a new 10 day high. If you select approaching high as a signal the value filed will tell you the number of cents the stock is from it's high.


Real Time Volume Multiple - Is the real time average volume for the last 14 day's for this time of day (measured from the open) represented as a multiple. If you are looking at an alert generated at 11 am and you see a real time volume mutiple of 2.5, that means the stock is currently trading 2.5 times it's average volume for this time of day, measured from 9.30 am to 11am.


Seconds - The number of seconds since the last time an alert was generated for this signal and stock. If you select new high as a signal and the count is 117, it means that it's been 117 seconds since the last time this stock made a new high (or 117 seconds since the last alert for this stock).


Last News Time - This field provides the user with the following information. The last time a news story came out on this stock, the source of the news and the count of the news stories for this stock today. The count for the news is the number of times the stock had news today via the sources provided.


  


About MadScan
With over 10,000 exchange traded stocks on the NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX -choosing the right stocks to trade has never been harder. That's why we created MadScan™. MadScan ™ is a real time stock scanner which allows traders to set their own trading criteria and notifies you with real time alerts (sub 40 ms) when the trigger has been met. Whether its a moving average cross, break-out, volume spike or a new 52-week high - MadScan ™ delivers only the stocks that you want to trade. Furthermore, you can filter real time stock movement by news events like; rumors, upgrades, earnings, takeovers or FDA approvals..
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