CHIP ANDERSON PRESENTING ON LONG ISLAND THIS WEEK: Chip will be at the Old Bethpage Library in Plainview, NY this coming Thursday starting at 6:30pm. He'll be giving his popular "Getting the Most from StockCharts.com" presentation. For more details, click here. Please stop by if you are in the area.
IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR EXTRA SERVICE: In addition to the big news that Chip mentioned in his article this week, Extra members are also getting lots of little improvements as well. The Market Carpets are wider. The Gallery charts are also wider. The Edit view has a number of improvements that should make it easier to use. If you hover your mouse over the page numbers in 10-per-page view, a popup will appear showing you the range of ticker symbols on that page. There's a new popup calendar for calculation scan date offsets. And finally we now have links to our instructional videos on the Members homepage.
FASTER SCAN UPDATES: We've been working on decreasing the Intraday update time for ScanEngines. We now have it down to less than one minute (about 30 seconds) which means that Extra members who run scans with the "Last Intraday Update" selected should see results that are very close to "real-time" meaning that the oldest data in any given scan should be less than 45 seconds old. (In the past it was up to 10 minutes old.)
"PUZZLER" CONTEST WINNER: We held our first "Puzzler" contest last week and it was a big success. Congrats to David Choy for being randomly selected from the 24 correct answers that we received. The answer to Puzzler #1 was MHP, WAT, MO, and IBM. Our S&P MarketCarpet can show you "Up Days-Down Days" for any recent range of dates. Just select it from the dropdown in the upper left corner of the carpet and then stretch/move the slider at the bottom. We'll have another Puzzler contest for everyone on Monday.