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EquityTrader is a service of Bollinger Capital Management, Inc. It is designed by John Bollinger, the developer of Bollinger Bands, to provide investors with a quick and easy method of evaluating the past performance and potential appreciation of equities.

EquityTrader evaluates stocks in two dimensions: how they have done in the past (performance) and how they are expected to perform now (potential).

For the most part, EquityTrader is provided as a FREE service to all users. FREE REGISTRATION is required to access Level II premium sections and a MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION is required for LEVEL III.

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  • ADVANCED CHARTS including basic Bollinger Band® Expert, exluding:
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  • Alert Trading Signals
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  • Comprehensive Ratings
  • Stock Screening(>15 criteria)
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  • Backtesting: build, historically test and automate your own trading strategies with the help of trade reports, equity curves, and many other tools.
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  • More than 50 Technical Indicators
  • BBStops, Chandelier & Parabolic Stops
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  • The latest Bollinger Band Indicators)
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  What's New (More Info)
    • General upgrades:
      • Various optimisations and speed ups.
      • Fixed BandWidth bug in Advanced Charts when using Bollinger Envelopes.

    • BBScript 1.2.0:

    • Stochastic RSI Indicator:
      • Stochastic RSI is the result of a marriage of two indicators, Stochastics and the Relative Strength Index. Stochastic RSI was written by Tushar Chande.

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EquityTrader provides complete access to your favorite symbol's chart right from the homepage:
Also on the homepage: Market summary including major indices, most active stocks, biggest gainers/losers, new highs and lows, most popular stocks among ET users, and market sectors percent changes.
Monitor and study the price, indicator, history charts, Chandelier/Parabolic Stops, Trendlines, ratings analysis, structure tree, potential and performance ratings all from one place. For professional subscribers, get access to more than 50 indicators, customizable stops/systems, Expert Analyzer and program/backtest your own indicators with BBScript web based programming language for Technical Analysis.
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Overall Market Summary
Most Active Stocks on NYSE, NASDAQ...
Biggest Stock Gainers and Losers
New 52 Week Highs and Lows

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The fuzzy logic model is unique to EquityTrader and was developed by John Bollinger, who is also well known for his Bollinger Bands.
Using BBScript you can easily create nearly any indicator you can imagine and with the latest version you can easily test your ideas with our new Backtester.
Normalized Market Cap: The percentile rank of this stock in relation to all stocks in our universe. 100 being the biggest, 0 the smallest.
One of our Backtester's best features is its equity curve plot that allows you to see at a glance how your approach is doing over time. Of course BBScript offers the normal system statistics, but seeing the shape of the equity curve over time is worth 1,000 stats.
Lists Section newly Rated 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, and 5's: Lists the securities that have changed potential rating.
A negative Pivot occurs when a severely oversold security strengthens and then fails.
Professional Bollinger Bands Patterns Section: Powerful screening based on Bollinger Bands and related techniques for today and the past six months.
Performance Rating is the risk-adjusted return ranking of a symbol. We examine the past 2 years of data & calculate the annualized return. Then we measure the symbol's susceptibility to downside market action & penalize the return if it exhibits greater than normal downside volatility.
Persistency of Money Flow: The percent of days in the prior six months on which money flow was positive.
Lists Section Top/Bottom Twenty Change (%): Lists the securities with the best and worst one day percentage change.
Volume is the most important of all the indicators. In conjunction with price, volume depicts the ebb and flow of money in a security.
Popular Among ET Users widget allows you to see the top 10 most requested symbols among users on EquityTrader.
Bollinger Band® Expert offers two levels of analysis, a free basic version and a more advanced version available for Professional subscribers.
Most actively traded stocks table displays the top stocks trading higher than their average volume. Results include the daily percentage changem daily volume and average volume
Pro Advanced Charts offer customizable Parabolic Stop and Reverse lines and generate trade reports based for a single trade or a trading system.
Indices Snapshot Widget: Price chart with Bollinger Bands snapshots and latest quotes for Dow Jones Industrial, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite.
Lists Section Top/Bottom Twenty Potential: Lists the securities with the best and worst potential rating.
Bollinger Bands: Trading Bands spread above and below a moving average by a measure of volatility--standard deviation. The default parameters are 20 days and +/- two standard deviations.
Two-Year Annualized Historical Return: Annualized rate of gain for a stock, measured over the prior two years.
Stocks with 52 week new highs and new lows are displayed in the New High/Low table
A positive PowerShift signal occurs when a security has become severely oversold and strengthens enough to potentially break the decline.
Pro Advanced Charts offer customizable Chandelier Stop lines and generate trade reports for a single trade or a trading system.
Monitor the daily percentage change of the overall market and underlying market sectors.
Point and Figure Swing: + or - whether price is rising or falling using classic point & figure technique (using our own box-size algorithm).
Lists Section Top/Bottom Twenty Performance: Lists the securities with the best and worst performance rating.
A negative PowerShift signal occurs when a security has become severely overbought and weakens enough to potentially break the advance.
Negative Beta: The sensitivity of a stock to the market in a negative environment.
Positive Beta: The sensitivity of a stock to the market in a positive environment.
Professional ET Ratings Section: Potential, Potential Change and Performance lists for today and the past six months.
Negative Alpha: The unique return of a stock in a negative environment.
Relative-strength line compares stock price action to that of the market. Rising line, stock is outperforming the market. Falling, stock is lagging.
Professional subscribers have access to more than 30 Technical Indicators.
Squeeze: The Squeeze is triggered when the Bollinger Bands fall to their narrowest value in six months. Squeezes often presage large moves. The Squeeze is quantified via BandWidth.
Risk Adjusted Historical Return: Annualized historical return divided by negative beta. This is the number the Performance rating is based on.
EquityTrader offers BBScript, a web based programming language that is integrated with the advanced chart and offers the ability to program and Backtest highly customizable indicators and trading ideas.
EquityTrader offers several trading strategies for buying, selling and holding equities.
Historically Normalized P/E Ratio: Where we are in relation to P/Es that have prevailed over the prior two years. 100: highest in 2 years, 0 lowest.
A positive Pivot occurs when a severely overbought security weakens and then advances.
Bollinger Band® Expert: An artificial intelligence system, integrated in our advanced charts, that analyzes a stock or fund and prepares a report that may be read or listened to. Learn More...
All major indices quotes are displayed in the ticker crawler on top of the page. Click any index name to plot the chart for that index.
Lists Section Top/Bottom Twenty Potential Change: Lists the securities with the best and worst one day potential change.
The indicator %b tells us where we are within the bands. Unlike stochastics, which are bounded by 0 and 100, %b can assume negative values and values above 100 when prices are outside of the bands. At 100 we are at the upper band, at 0 we are at the lower band.
Positive Alpha: The unique return of a stock in a positive environment.
Lists Section Top/Bottom Twenty Change ($): Lists the securities with the best and worst one day dollar change.
P/E Ratio: Price divided by the past year's earnings.
Professional Stock Screening Section: EquityTrader-style stock screening with wide variety of criteria.
EquityTrader is designed to provide investors with a quick and easy method of evaluating the past performance and potential appreciation of equities.
BandWidth, another indicator derived from Bollinger Bands, may also interest traders. It is the width of the bands expressed as a percent of the moving average. When the bands narrow drastically, a sharp expansion in volatility usually occurs in the very near future.
Widely used technical analysis indicators: volume, momentum, money flow index, relative strength, intraday intensity, accumulation-distribution
Professional Alerts Signals Section: Lists of PowerShifts and Pivots and e-mail alerts of potential signals.
EquiVolume charts have variable width bars. They bars with higher volume to average volume ratio are drawn wider than bars with lower ratio. Click here to try them out.
The strongest rating is two green lights; the weakest rating is two red lights.
Both fundamental and technical factors are considered in arriving at our Potential Rating.
Momentum indicator is best used for classic divergence analysis.
Recent Quotes Widget: displays the latest requested quotes and will be remembered from page to page. Any new symbol request will be added to the top of the quote list.
Walkers: Walkers are stocks that have remained in contact with either the upper or lower Bollinger Bands for more than a day.
Toggle the TrendLine switch in our Advanced Chart that turns automatic TrendLine channels on and off.
EquityTrader employs a fuzzy logic engine to evaluate 54 rules to determine a stock's Potential Rating.
Money Flow Index is a volume weighted version of RSI. It's a superior tool for identifying confirmations and nonconfirmations Bollinger Bands tags.
Potential Rating is the heart of the system. It is our assessment of the current potential for selected symbol. We employ a fuzzy-logic engine to evaluate 54 rules to determine the potential. Both fundamental & technical factors are considered in arriving at our Potential Rating.
Professional subscribers can program and Backtest their own indicators using BBScript, a web based programming language for Technical Analysis integrated with our Advanced Chart.
Listen to the Bollinger Band® Expert Analysis by clicking the audio Expert option while using our advanced chart.
The Intraday Intensity is useful for diagnosing tags of the bands and divergence identification.
The Accumulation/Distribution line is a good tool for basic trend identification and confirmation.
Biggest Movers table displays the stocks with the highest daily percentage gains or losses.
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