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PRT Screener 50 Result Limit


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Let me start by sating that I really like PRT and think its an excellent charting package. Its one of the few that I have seen that offers this many details and features, especially as a charting platform made available to all customers. There are other brokers out there who's premium don't offer any where near what PRT offers. It is one of the reasons I really like IG (among others!).

 

However, for me personally there is a issue with the cap on the results provided by the screener. I'm aware that this likely wont effect all users or those who trade a specific basket of instruments. I also acknowledge IG aren't the developers of the software but there must be a way to request a small additional feature be added to future releases.

 

For those who are unaware. The screener in PRT only shows the top 50 results. It will however display a number hits but only displays the top 50 according to the strongest matches of your criteria. For me, who swing trades I have programmed into the screener the lead-up price action I'm looking for but I still want to be able to cycle through and pick the strongest trades using my discretion.

 

A common situation is that from 50 of the results I may add 5-10 to my watchlist as strong potential trades. However according to PRT Screener there can be anywhere from 50-300 additional matches which I am unable to view (depending on the exchange). If It is displaying the number of matches then its obviously parsing those stocks but being told the number of matches then only seeing 50 is a bit of a tease. I would be ok if it only showed 50 results but I could go to the next page and see the next 50 if that is a solution. 

 

Again i have made an effort to modify the screener code as much as I am comfortable doing to refine the filter and this has worked but its simply not possible to reduce the number to under 50 results (in some cases) without missing setups. I have also setup the screeners to screen each exchange seperatley and even short and long setups seperatley which adds to the time but helps show more. It would be nice to just scan all the markets you tick in one go (and be reasonably able to show that many). It's a little bit unrealistic to return <=50 results when you have potentially tens of thousands of stocks, currency pairs & commodities etc.

 

It seems like a fairly simple one and my hope is that the team at IG would be able to put in a request with the developer to add an option to show more, at the very least add a 'next 50 results' button as its clear the screener is capable of detecting the additional matches.

 

If this is a feature that others would like to see included please feel free to post here so the staff at IG are aware its a wanted feature.

 

Thanks again!

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Thank you for suggesting this improvement Finite.

 

I agree entirely, in my humble opinion, this is one of the sub-optimal features of the PRT screener.

 

I would also benefit if Finite's suggestion was implemented. My screens also often bring up far more than 50 results so I miss out on potential set-ups too!   

 

 

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