Stock Picker Updates

I’m currently building a simple WP plugin to display the results of my server-based stock picker that runs every few hours of each business day.  I am using Groovy persisted sections of code so I can easily tweak and fine tune the methods of down selecting stocks that may show some promise.  Currently I am using a base of large companies to add stability coupled with seasonal factors and trends from the gutter to positive movement to pick stocks.  Without the positive movement, I get a fairly large list of candidates:

[WYNN RESORTS LTD] WYNN 52 Week Low: 121.53, Current: 130.81, 52 Week High: 230.43, spread: 55.15
[ASSURANT INC] AIZ 52 Week Low: 59.82, Current: 61.52, 52 Week High: 69.94, spread: 12.81
[SEASONAL]-[APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP CL A] APOL 52 Week Low: 17.9, Current: 17.98, 52 Week High: 34.55, spread: 63.09
[MICROSOFT CP] MSFT 52 Week Low: 38.51, Current: 40.8, 52 Week High: 50.05, spread: 20.36
[EXELON CORP] EXC 52 Week Low: 30.66, Current: 33.85, 52 Week High: 38.93, spread: 13.96
[SANDISK CP] SNDK 52 Week Low: 63.0, Current: 67.26, 52 Week High: 108.77, spread: 47.16
[GOOGLE CL A] GOOGL 52 Week Low: 490.91, Current: 541.15, 52 Week High: 608.91, spread: 11.78
[E M C CORP MASS] EMC 52 Week Low: 24.92, Current: 25.92, 52 Week High: 30.92, spread: 17.59
[METLIFE INC] MET 52 Week Low: 46.1, Current: 50.65, 52 Week High: 57.57, spread: 12.79
[PROCTER & GAMBLE CO] PG 52 Week Low: 77.29, Current: 82.64, 52 Week High: 93.89, spread: 12.75
[VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC] VZ 52 Week Low: 45.09, Current: 49.76, 52 Week High: 53.66, spread: 7.54
[GOOGLE CL C CAPITAL STOCK] GOOG 52 Week Low: 487.56, Current: 535.1, 52 Week High: 604.83, spread: 12.23
[MATTEL INC] MAT 52 Week Low: 22.32, Current: 23.83, 52 Week High: 40.79, spread: 52.49
[SEAGATE TECH IRELAND] STX 52 Week Low: 48.49, Current: 52.49, 52 Week High: 69.4, spread: 27.75
[GARMIN LTD SWITZERLAND] GRMN 52 Week Low: 44.57, Current: 46.23, 52 Week High: 62.05, spread: 29.22
[WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC] WIN 52 Week Low: 7.23, Current: 7.99, 52 Week High: 13.3, spread: 49.88
[FASTENAL CO] FAST 52 Week Low: 39.46, Current: 41.07, 52 Week High: 52.21, spread: 23.89
[QUALCOMM INC] QCOM 52 Week Low: 62.26, Current: 67.28, 52 Week High: 81.97, spread: 19.69
[NETAPP INC] NTAP 52 Week Low: 33.34, Current: 35.77, 52 Week High: 43.75, spread: 20.07
[KLA-TENCOR CP] KLAC 52 Week Low: 57.1, Current: 58.34, 52 Week High: 84.21, spread: 36.30
[VIACOM CL B] VIAB 52 Week Low: 63.11, Current: 68.25, 52 Week High: 89.76, spread: 27.23

As you can see, APOL is a seasonal stock that is traditionally low during this time of the year.  It happens to be low now so this would be a good time to buy (at your own risk, or course).  If I apply the positive movement filter, I get a much smaller list of potential picks:

[WYNN RESORTS LTD] WYNN 52 Week Low: 121.53, Current: 130.5, 52 Week High: 230.43, spread: 55.37
[ASSURANT INC] AIZ 52 Week Low: 59.82, Current: 61.54, 52 Week High: 69.94, spread: 12.78
[EXELON CORP] EXC 52 Week Low: 30.66, Current: 33.77, 52 Week High: 38.93, spread: 14.20
[E M C CORP MASS] EMC 52 Week Low: 24.92, Current: 25.95, 52 Week High: 30.92, spread: 17.48
[METLIFE INC] MET 52 Week Low: 46.1, Current: 50.67, 52 Week High: 57.57, spread: 12.75
[PROCTER & GAMBLE CO] PG 52 Week Low: 77.29, Current: 82.6, 52 Week High: 93.89, spread: 12.79
[VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC] VZ 52 Week Low: 45.09, Current: 49.71, 52 Week High: 53.66, spread: 7.64
[SEAGATE TECH IRELAND] STX 52 Week Low: 48.49, Current: 52.4, 52 Week High: 69.4, spread: 27.91
[WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC] WIN 52 Week Low: 7.23, Current: 7.95, 52 Week High: 13.3, spread: 50.35
[NETAPP INC] NTAP 52 Week Low: 33.34, Current: 35.8, 52 Week High: 43.75, spread: 19.99
[KLA-TENCOR CP] KLAC 52 Week Low: 57.1, Current: 58.24, 52 Week High: 84.21, spread: 36.46
[VIACOM CL B] VIAB 52 Week Low: 63.11, Current: 68.09, 52 Week High: 89.76, spread: 27.46

If I add the filter to look at only positive moving stocks and with a spread of > 30, we get this:

[WYNN RESORTS LTD] WYNN 52 Week Low: 121.53, Current: 130.55, 52 Week High: 230.43, spread: 55.34
[WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC] WIN 52 Week Low: 7.23, Current: 7.96, 52 Week High: 13.3, spread: 50.24
[KLA-TENCOR CP] KLAC 52 Week Low: 57.1, Current: 58.22, 52 Week High: 84.21, spread: 36.50

This is usually what I go with when down-selecting potential candidate stocks.  I plan to make a few more tweaks to the Groovy code and then I’ll start tracking performance over the next year.  Should be an interesting experiment.  Stay tuned.

-d

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TheGameCon Update

It has been awhile since I posted on my blog.  Sorry ’bout that.  Been really busy with life and work.  We are excited to work with the Landry’s family and Galveston County.  The partnership we developed last year has been tremendous and we look forward to working with all the folks again.  This year we’ve had a tremendous response to ticket sales, lots of exhibitors already signed up and we have quite a lineup of sponsors of TheGameCon!

Mr. Hop will be back to run his photobooth and to also document all of the fun moments of the conference.  We have an incredible 3D printer booth which will offer 3D models of YOU with an export of your 3D avatar so you can use it games!  We have multiple vendors to sell game-related items and various accessories to help with your stay in Galveston.  We have a very special arrangement with LootCrate.  And…Landry’s has promised to setup more food areas.  There was a non-stop line last year for food and we are working with them to arrange more space for their food service.

Of course, you need to bring a few non-perishable food items for our Galveston County Food Bank drive!  Bring some goodies and get entered into a drawing for an out-of-this-world prize (literally).

We are still working on even more personalities to have at the conference.  We know that there will be several surprise personalities that are planning to attend!  We just can’t put them on the website until we have a full commitment from them.  If you don’t see your favorite YouTuber or Twitch streamer, please bug them and tell them to come to TGC!

As you can tell, the Early Bird ticket special is done.  We have sold all of those tickets and we are very close to being sold out of Attendee Plus tickets.  So, get them if you want to enjoy a Friday night you will not forget!  We have Attendee tickets available but remember that we only have so many total tickets for this facility.

We are working closely with 104.1 KRBE (Houston Radio) on a radio contest.  Stay tuned to KRBE in order to win some tickets 🙂

If you haven’t checked out the Access panel, have a look at it.  The TGC developers are working on the Access panel daily to incorporate things that will make your experience on Aug 8-9 a thing to remember!

Take care!
-d

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