We’re always striving to improve the TradeStops system for you. Today, a new feature has been added to your program. If you’re a Premium or Lifetime member, you can now see the average VQ for your investments.

The average VQ is a great way of checking if your investment is currently more volatile than normal, on track, or below normal volatility. It’s calculated as an average from when we first started tracking the volatility for each individual stock.

There are a few places where you can find the Average VQ in the program. We’ll show you the locations.

Positions & Alerts

The Positions & Alerts tab contains great information – and it’s one of the first places to find the Average VQ. It can be added to your custom Position View.

When you’re on the Positions & Alerts tab in TradeStops, go to the Positions section.

Be on the Positions tab

On the right side of the screen, you can edit your position view to include the Average VQ column. If you need help doing this, check out our product tip from two weeks ago. You can find it here.

Once you add the Average VQ column, it will appear on the positions section.

Showing the Average VQ compared to current VQ

Now, you can quickly and easily compare the current VQ to the average VQ. It’s a great way to know if your investment is behaving normally. For the stocks in the photo above, most are very close to average – except SLV. That might be one for us to watch out for.

The Position Card Page

The next place you’ll find the Average VQ is on the Position Card Page. To access this, just click a ticker from the Positions and Alerts page in your program.

Once you’re on the Position Card Page, click the General Statistics tab.

General statistics to see the average VQ

Again, you can compare the Average VQ to the current VQ. Viewing the general statistics can also give you a good summary of how the stock is performing in the market.

Pure Quant

The final place to find the Average VQ is in the Pure Quant research tool. Even if you aren’t a Lifetime member and don’t have this tool, you might still find it interesting.

Once you run the Pure Quant and get the results, you can see the Average VQ column.

Pure Quant results with Average VQ

You might notice that the Average VQ for some of the results is very different from the current VQ. You’ll need to determine how much wiggle room you’re comfortable with for these differences.

In the photo above, CCI’s current VQ (13.45%) is a difference of 22.38% from the Average VQ (35.83%). If we weren’t comfortable with this difference, we could exclude CCI from the results by unchecking it and then updating the results.

We hope you like the update

The new feature is a great way of checking the current volatility of an investment against an average. It truly puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you determine, even further, what levels of risk you’re willing to take and which stocks are good fits for your portfolio.

If you have any further questions – or have feedback – for the Average VQ, please email us at support@tradesmith.com.

See you next week,

Customer Success Team