Screener for reaching 52 week high
Author: jaycoje
Creation Date: 2/4/2011 10:34 AM
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jaycoje

#1
Hello. I'm very new to Wealth Lab and very new to Script writing, but I want to write a simple screener as my first project. My question is: is there an existing daily screener that has been written that I can use and just write and plug in my own criteria like, prices reaching 52 week highs, support and resistance breakthroughs, moving average crossovers ect. Please let me know if this is possible or if this has been covered before.
Thanks.
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Cone

#2
Click Help > WealthScript PRogramming Guide and then navigate to Techniques > Creating a Screener

Also note the link at the bottom "How to: Convert Strategy Code into a Screen". This is important for non-programmers because you can use drag and drop in the Strategy Builder (Ctrl+Alt+R) for most or all of your Rules, convert it to code, and just edit one line to turn it into a Screener.
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jaycoje

#3
Thanks Cone! I have read and experimented with the Strategy Builder but I'm looking for rules that are specific to my needs, that's where I'm having trouble. For example, with the Pricing rules I want to know when a price is within a certain percent of reaching a 52 week high, and prices reaching resistance levels at closing prices on daily charts. I know what I want in my head, but putting it into code is complicated as of now, looks like I a lot of learning to do. Thanks again.
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Cone

#4
This will get you started with that -

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jaycoje

#5
Thanks again Cone! That really helps, I will work with it over the weekend.