At TradeStops, we strive for our users to be well-informed and confident in their investments – be they the holdings you own or those that you are interested in. Our research tools can help you become a more powerful TradeStops user and investor.
Today, we will cover the Stock Analyzer. This tool lets you quickly research stocks, funds, and indices using our proprietary algorithms. With just a few simple clicks, you can tell if an investment would be right for you.
Accessing the Stock Analyzer
Log into TradeStops. To the right of the TradeStops logo in the top blue banner, locate the word “research.” Click on Research (1), and then click on Stock Analyzer (2).
If you do not see the Research tab or Stock Analyzer for some reason, refresh your Internet Browser. This will refresh the page and make the data appear again.
Searching for a Symbol
Researching an investment that you are interested in is easy. In the search box(see below), type in the symbol that you would like to research (1). Please note that you can only research one investment at a time.
Next, select if this investment will be long or short (2). A long position is one that you buy now and sell later. A short position is one that you sell now and buy back later.
Then, select your Entry Date (3). As our indicators are based on historical data, you will not be able to select a future date. You can look at today’s date and past dates.
Finally, once you have entered your desired information, click the green Analyze button (4).
If the screen continues to load for a long time after clicking analyze, simply refresh your Internet Browser. You will need to enter the data again into the fields, but it should work once you click Analyze again.
Analyzing the Results
The Stock Analyzer results page is presented in three portions.
The Upper Left Hand Section displays basic information on the position. Including:
- Symbol – the symbol that you searched for
- Name – the company’s name for the symbol
- Exchange – which exchange the symbol is traded on
- Current SSI State – this tells you how healthy your stock is. Think of it as a stop light. Green means that it is good. Yellow means to take caution. Red means the stock is stopped out.
- Current Volatility Quotient (VQ) – this tells you how volatile your stock is. The higher that number is, the riskier the stock. Remember, a VQ of more than 50% is considered high risk.
The Upper Right Hand Section displays some available Stop Loss Strategies and details.
Did you notice the little pencil to the right of the 25% trailing stop? If you click that pencil, you can customize the trailing stop percentage. Then, you can see where you will be stopped out based on your own trailing stop.
The Bottom Section displays the visual performance of the position in a graph.
This graph has many customization options to you assist in analyzing the position.
The legend on the left-hand side controls the graph. You may turn on and off specific overlays simply by selecting the colored circle associated with that overlay.
When you click on these circles, you will see them appear or disappear on the graph. Try clicking on some of these colorful circles when you use the Stock Analyzer next.
Become a Power User with the Stock Analyzer
The TradeStops Stock Analyzer lets you analyze stocks, funds, and indices with just a few simple clicks. All you need to know is the stock you are interested in, if it will be long/short, and an entry date.
After that, the system does the work for you. You will quickly see some stop loss strategies and how the investment has been performing in the market. From there, you can decide if the investment is right for you or if it is something to hold off investing in for now.
Customer Success Team