Cycling charts.Â With just a single mouse click, you can now display all of the stock indexes and ETFs in the MasterDATA Compilation List in sorted order based upon percentage net change.Â While this new function will not necessarily give you a final trade decision, I find it extremely useful for quickly cycling through our list to find those that look like they have potential.Â Then I take a further, more detailed look at those of potential interest using my normal analysis process.Â Here is how its done:
- Start at the masterdata.com home page
- A report displayed toward the top of that page is titled “Index/ETF Net Daily Percentage Change”
- You can click on any index/ETF name listed in this report and go to its charts.Â On Friday, January 16, 2009, the Amex Gold Bugs Index ($HUI) was listed number one, up 5.55%.Â Click on it.
- The statistical report now appears at the very top of this page with numerous charts available in the body (click on the buttons in the left column to select your indicator)
- There is something new in the left column.Â In this case, you see “$HUI Daily Charts” and under it a green up arrow, $HUI’s percentage change for the day, and a red down arrow.Â Notice that if you change the data period by clicking on one of the buttons at the very bottom of the left column, you will see the percentage change for that data period.
- With the data period set to daily, click once on the red arrow.Â On this particular day, the index with the next highest daily percentage change is the PHLX Gold & Silver Sector ($XAU).Â By clicking on the red arrow, that chart report page appears.
- Click on the red down arrow repeatedly and cycle through MasterDATA’s entire compilation list.Â Reciprocally, click on the green arrow to go up to the next higher daily percentage change.
For me, I love it.Â I have found, the more cumbersome the process for getting from one chart to the next, the less likely it will be done.Â I can deal with one click I think.
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