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Custom Scan Using a Corrected Relative Strength Study

Thinkorswim Scan Relative Strength

Thinkorswim Scan Relative Strength

Quickly find stocks that over-perform or under-perform an index. This video shows how to configure a custom scan in Thinkorswim using an improved Relative Strength study. Use recent market turning points as your start date. The scan will compare stock performance from that date forward. Easily find stocks that are trending stronger or weaker than the index. Catch stocks as they make their first transition from under-perform to over-perform. Find out where the big money is reallocating their holdings.

Markets go through cycles, and during transitions the old leaders are replaced by new ones. This scan will help you spot those stocks which are in the process of that transition. Free custom code is included. The clickable link is embedded directly in the video. Be sure to not to miss it.

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND NOTHING IN THIS VIDEO OR TEXT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION TO BUY OR SELL ANY FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT. NOR IS THIS VIDEO OR TEXT INTENDED TO INSTRUCT YOU ON HOW TO MAKE BUY OR SELL DECISIONS USING ANY OF THESE INDICATORS.

*Thinkorswim is a chart analysis platform offered by TD Ameritradewww.tdameritrade.com

TD Ameritrade provides financial services including the trading of Stocks, Futures, Options and Forex.

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Here is the code used to create your own custom watchlist columns as demonstrated in the video below.

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16 thoughts on “Thinkorswim Scan Relative Strength

  • Douglas Nashif

    Hi Pete, I’ve been wanting to tinker with this one for awhile. Today I have successfully created scans that are synchronized with the studies on my charts. I am wondering if you have created watchlist columns along the way? It would be great to have a “rsi crossover” colored box and a “stronger than” colored box next to the symbols in my watchlist. Let me know please and if you have not created them but could build them for me that would be great! Doug
    P.S. Just want you to know… I did attempt to massage the script for a column but honestly I’m pretty miserable at this thus reaching out to you.

  • Richard A. Huber

    I am Having trouble withthe Relative Strength Scanner. When I tried to access the Scan_realtive strength Study.tx I cannot get it to open.

    I have copied the code from the video but it is not working?? any advise

    Rich

    rich.huber01@gmail.com

  • Chad

    For some reason, I can’t get this scan to work. I’ve tried everything I can think of. I’ve compared the code that I’ve got to what you are showing in the video. I can’t see any differences. I’ve tried different dates and indexes, and I always get “No Matching Symbols”. I don’t want to post the code to the scan on here, because I know you want it in the video so people will watch the video and learn to use it correctly. Do you have any thoughts on what I could be doing wrong – or can I send my scan code to you and have you glance over it?

      • Chad

        CorrelationWithSecurity is SPX – and I’m intersecting with S&P 500 (I’ve also tried the nasdaq and russel 2000 like you did on your video)
        referenceDate is currently set at 20180128 (but I’ve tried several other dates as well)
        The time frame that I’m using is “Day”

      • Pete Hahn Post author

        First thought is your date. The date must be a day the markets were open for trade. Did I not mention that in the video? The date you have selected is a Sunday. Change to the 26th and see if that corrects the issue.

      • Chad

        You probably did mention that in your video, and I just missed it. Changing the date to 20180126 did not make a difference though.

      • Pete Hahn Post author

        I see that. There something wrong with the scan engine. It is literally broken. Try “plot scan = close > 0;” and you get zero results. This happens from time to time. I usually report it to Thinkorswim support when I find it has broken like this.

  • Tyler

    Hi Pete, great work as always! The code for the relative strength scan does not appear to be posted on this page. Can you please upload the code? Thanks!

    • Pete Hahn Post author

      Instructions are given within the video description: “Free custom code is included. The clickable link is embedded directly in the video. Be sure to not to miss it.”

      The vast majority of our free indicators are provided in this manner. Very rarely will you find code posted directly on the web page.