I'm back from my summer vacation and I've just released a new version of the mobile app. It's live on the Google Play Store (Android) and still waiting for review on the iOS App Store. (Although iOS users can get the new functionality now by launching the app, killing it and then launching it again.)
Here are the highlights of what's new:Read More ➞
I've released a couple of new intraday alert types over the last several days. All of these were due to people messaging me to suggest I add them. So I'm glad to see that people are finding the intraday alerts useful and that they're suggesting things that I either missed or, in the case of StockTwits, might have never even thought of creating.Read More ➞
I finally figured out what was causing the inability to stay logged in on the SwingTradeBot iOS app. The fix has been released and you should now be able to remian logged in for 30 days at a time. You don't need to update the app, just log in and you should be good to go.
I'm glad to have this problem solved and am looking forward to getting back to building out the app's functionality.Read More ➞
The iOS version of the SwingTradeBot app is now available in the App Store. As I mentioned last week when the Android app was released:Read More ➞
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I want to share how I'm using the newly added intraday alerts. First, a little (refresher) on my typical trading process. Here's what I do for at least 80% of my trades:Read More ➞
Update: The SwingTradeBot mobile app has been released for both Android and iOS.
You may have seen some new links around the site today. I've added some intraday alerts ito the mix. These alerts are *near real time* -- they may be delayed from 1 - 20 minutes. But I think they're still very useful, as long as you're not trying to be a scalper with them.
You'll be able to select from a list of things to which you want to be alerted. This functionality is in beta now and it may be a little buggy. I'll be tweaking things over the next few days. So if you noticed anything weird please let me know.
Oh, I should add that these are only available on the US (Nasdaq, NYSE and Amex) version of the site. That's because that's the only version of the site for which I have intraday quotes. (Edit on May 8th: They are now also available for the Australia/ASX, Canada and UK/LSE markets.) If I can find a reasonbly priced quote source for Canada, Austrailia and the UK, then I'll turn on these alerts for those markets as well.
Here's the initial list of alerts:Read More ➞
I just had a conversation with somebody who asked me if SwingTradeBot has a mobile (iOS or Android) app. That's a question I've gotten a lot. I understand why people want an app. -- as an iPhone user, I like the convenience & ease of an app and the (hopefully) faster & better interface.Read More ➞
Accessing via a Mobile Device:
I've been asked a few times if there are mobile apps for SwingTradeBot. The answer is
noyes (there are now Android and iOS apps) , however, the site is mobile-friendly and is 100% usable on a mobile device. A good portion of my own usage is from my iPhone & iPad, so mobile usability is very important to me. Having said that, when I really want to power through some charts, I do so on my laptop. It's so much faster to be able to open links in new browser tabs and to see all the information at once. (You can also open links in new tabs on mobile but it's just not as seamless & quick.)
It's "seeing all the information at once" where I had to make some compromises for mobile devices. There are certain places where some of the data is hidden (collapsed) from view on mobile devices. You'll need to make an extra tap in order to reveal the hidden data. On many of the tables you'll see a plus sign on the left side of each row. That signifies that some data has been collapsed/hidden from view in order to make the table fit on the screen.
You can simply tap the plus sign to reveal the hidden data.Read More ➞
I just received an email asking me how to remove stocks from a watchlist. It's pretty straight-forward but it may not be obvious if you're using a mobile device. If you're using a desktop or laptop computer (or maybe even a large tablet) you'll see a trash can icon over on the right side of each stock's row. Just click the trash can icon to remove the stock from the list -- note that the table scrolls horizontally & you may have to scroll it to see the trash can icon. The pencil icons allow you to edit the stock's details (The note for a watchlist... stop loss values, number of shares, entry price, etc. for a portfolio).
If you are on a mobile device it a little trickier. For most of the tables on the site, columns get hidden to conserve space on mobile devices. You'll be able to tell when data/columns have been hidden because you'll see a plus sign on the left side of each row. Tapping the plus sign or just tapping anywhere in the row will expand the row and show the hidden columns. Once the row has been expanded you can click the "+" to reveal the trash can. See below:
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