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05/09/2024 |

Automate Your Discovery Time With Scheduled Scanning

In trading, time is a valuable commodity. To get the best results, one must stay focused on the task at hand, whether managing a position, testing a strategy, or hunting down the next opportunity. Tools that can make these processes more efficient allow for additional focus, and in a business where keeping your eye on the ball is tantamount this allowance cannot be understated. With this idea in mind, we’re proud to announce the launch of Scheduled Scanning.

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When it comes to market prep, timely and relevant data is key to catching the next big opportunity, and now you can streamline the delivery of this data. With Scheduled Scanning, you can set your favorite scanner on a specific schedule and have its results delivered straight to your inbox, every day.

How To Schedule Your Scans In TrendSpider

Setting up your Scheduled Scan is straightforward:

  • Select Your Watchlist: Choose the watchlist you want to scan
  • Define Your Criteria: Specify the technical and fundamental criteria you’re looking for
  • Schedule Your Delivery Time: Pick a time during non-trading hours, either after hours or premarket, to run your scan and choose the day(s) you wish to receive the results
  • Receive Daily Updates: Get the results emailed to you every day at the scheduled time

Once you have your scan defined, click on the three dots in the upper-right corner next to the save button.

A drop-down menu will appear with the ‘Run this scanner on a schedule’ option at the top of the list.

This image shows the 'Run this scanner on a schedule' button.

Selecting this option will prompt a new dialogue box which allows you to define the time and day(s) you wish to run the scan. At this time, you can schedule one scan once per day, 7 days per week.

This is an image of the time and date selection menus for scheduled scanners.

Actionable Ideas, Straight To Your Inbox

Now that you’ve scheduled your scanner, the results will be sent to your inbox on the predefined days and times. The email will come from TrendSpider and will be titled the name of your scan. When you open the email, you’ll see a colorful list of symbols identified by your scanner.

  • Red Symbols: No longer meet the scan criteria, but they did the last time the scan was run
  • Blue Symbols: New additions to the list of names meeting your criteria
  • Grey Symbols: Meet your criteria today and on the previous scan, as well
This image shows the red, blue, and grey options that will appear in your results list.

Editing and Unsubscribing

Once a scanner has been scheduled, it can be edited in the same way you scheduled it; Within your scanner, via the three dots next to the save button. When you click on the three dots, the drop-down menu will offer two new options:

  • Manage schedule of this scanner: Make changes to delivery times and days
  • Stop running this scan on a schedule: Turn off the currently scheduled scan so you can choose another option
This image shows the 'manage schedule of this scanner' and 'stop running this scan on a schedule' buttons.

You can also unsubscribe from your scheduled scanner directly within the email. You’ll find the ‘unsubscribe’ button in the bottom text, just below the ticker symbol list.

Scans To Get You Started

As a way to get your gears turning, below are a few of the most popular scans we’ve shared over the past six months. The setups are all different, but they share one common trait; They find The Alpha! Feel free to upload them to your account and get one of them scheduled today!

"Range Breakout Scan #Blog" scanner by TrendSpider
“Range Breakout Scan #Blog” scanner by TrendSpider
"Bearish Reversal Candle On Volume #Blog" scanner by TrendSpider
“Bearish Reversal Candle On Volume #Blog” scanner by TrendSpider
"BBTrend Momentum Shift (Positive) #Blog" scanner by TrendSpider
“BBTrend Momentum Shift (Positive) #Blog” scanner by TrendSpider
"RSI Divergence #Blog #15m" scanner by TrendSpider
“RSI Divergence #Blog #15m” scanner by TrendSpider
  • Range Breakout Scan: Identifies low time frame upside or downside range breakouts on above-average volume
  • Bearish Reversal Candle On Volume: Spots bearish candles that closed below yesterday’s low on above-average volume
  • BBTrend Momentum Shift (Positive): Hunts down potentially exhaustive momentum shifts utilizing the BBTrend indicator.
  • RSI Divergence: Looks for low time frame bullish and bearish RSI Divergences

Sharing And Subscribing

In the email you receive, below the list of ticker symbols, you’ll see a blue button titled ‘Open in browser’.

When you select this, a new browser page will populate with the list of symbols meeting your scan criteria. If you’d like to share your scanner list with an audience or a group of friends, the link to this page can be shared and will automatically update each day.

This image shows what the scheduled scanner list looks like when opened in a new browser window.

For creators who would like to publish their scanner results to a webpage, discord, or anywhere else that accepts embed or API code, within the email you’ll see the ’embed’ and ‘API’ links at the bottom of the copy. Simply click the relevant option, grab the code, and implement it how you see fit.

This image displays where to find the embed and API codes.

As with all updates, we hope you find this one useful! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our support team via the ‘Contact Us’ button in the bottom right corner of your platform view.