Sierra Chart Scans Demo 3


Can we run scans on the Sierra Chart Platform?

Yes, sort of. Sierra Chart has a very advanced code language that is designed to run extremely fast and very efficiently. But it severely lacks when it comes to running scans. In spite of it’s failings, we demonstrate how to import your symbols and run a scan. In “Sierra Chart Scans Demo” we take you step-by-step through the entire process. You will learn how import your list of ticker symbols. Along the way we’ll be sure to point out the technical details that can trip you up. Once the symbols are imported you’re just two clicks away from starting your scan.

Customized Scan Filter Criteria

The way the scans work on Sierra Chart, you load a study onto a chart. Then you enable alerts on that study. You can also build your own alerts using their custom alert language (topic for another video). So you just load a study into a chart, make sure that alerts are enabled, then run your scan directly within that chart. Our premium indicators can be used for the scan, as demonstrated in this video.

Symbol Lists

You will need to manually import your own symbol lists. But keep them to the bare minimum. In the video we explain the issues encountered when working with large lists of symbols. Don’t try importing directly from an Excel doc. I even encountered problems trying to import from a .CSV file. Noting but a bare naked text file will do. We show you how.



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Sierra Chart is a chart analysis and trading platform which connects to a wide variety of data providers and brokers. https://www.sierrachart.com/

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  • Carol Pfarr

    I don’t want the scan, but install the Stochastic MACD indicator that you’ve developed. I don’t want to use it as a scan.

    • Pete Hahn Post author

      Hi Carol, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I see you are requesting that we publish a Sierra Chart version of the Stochastic MACD we built for Thinkorswim. We have a long and growing list of videos planned for Sierra Chart and TradeStation. We’ll be taking the most popular videos for Thinkorswim and replicate them for Sierra Chart and TradeStation. In fact, I just checked that list and found that we already have the Stochastic MACD included for a future video. Stay tuned!