Stock Horizon System Apps
Our services are provided through desktop and mobile apps. This section provides access to those tools as well as the manuals explaining. Though there are many ways you as a trader can use, we also provide basic examples.
How To Install Gazer
- Download and install Gazer by clicking an OS image link below:
NOTE: Due to IOS limitations, Gazer only alerts when it is the running app.
- Launch Gazer.
- Answer YES when asked if you have subscribed.
- Copy and paste your access id provided in your welcome email in to the access ID field.
- Click the SETUP button under windows / OK on other devices and Gazer should connect to our server.
The Price Point Lookup Tool
Now part of Sonar, see the manual HERE
To the right is the SPY Trade Balance: Evaluates all SPY shares traded for the day and indicates which is stronger and by how much, buying (at or above the ask) or selling (at or below the bid).
Click the Indicator to view the SPY’s support and resistance levels in the price points lookup tool.
The small arrow to the right of the GET button minimizes Gazer to only display the Price Point Lookup Tool.
How To Trade Stock Horizon Alerts
Before you read this guide, please read the Gazer manual. It will give you the basis for understanding this guide.
Though there are many creative ways you can trade using the our Day Trade Alerts, this guide is designed to show you a basic way to trade the alerts.
It is important to understand that the goal of Stock Horizon alerts is to capture a 3% gain, whether you go long or short. It is also important to understand the flow of information that Gazer will present to you during the day.
Time window: 4:00am to 10:00am EST
Top watch starts at pre-market open and can display symbols as early at 4:00am. Most often, symbols will be few until 8:00am and stop appearing by 10:00am. The symbols that appear are ones our server Horizon feels have the potential to meet our algorithmic criteria and alert.
This is the time to look up stocks that appear on watch and check for ones you may be interested in. They can move VERY fast when they alert so place ones of interest on your trading platforms watch list.
Time window: 9:32am to 10:00am EST
Stocks can put in their opening range as early as 9:32am and your Gazer alert window will populate with a list of trading ideas for the day. Depending on market conditions there can be a few to many, but the average is about eight per day. This list of stocks will display key areas of information that you must evaluate first. Keep in mind the more active the market is the more alerts our system tends to produce and the faster they can move.
The list of stocks displays key areas of information that you must evaluate first including:
- The Short And Long Trigger PricesThese are the prices our system feels price can move 3%+ beyond. Keep in mind it’s not necessarily where you need to trade. Trading before, at, or beyond is subject to the markets interest in the stock, your trading style, and overall market conditions. If your trading style and comfort includes pre-market, consider trading stocks you like when they appear on watch.
- The Current Prices StatusThis is the indicator between the short/long trigger prices showing how close the alert is to triggering.
- The Potential Price ColumnsThese are the prices that the stock could reach if triggered. They will be 3%+ beyond the trigger prices
Note that the alert window populating with trading ideas and alerts triggering are 2 very different things.
In order for an alert to show up in the alert window, the stock must have put in a high and low range and have a minimum of 3% calculated profit potential. This potential can be to the upside, to the downside, or both. Refer to the example image below which illustrated the alert window populated with alerts that could potentially trigger.
By giving you this watch list early, it will allow you time to evaluate the trading ideas that you might be interested in. Not all alerts will be tradable due to market conditions. Though our system takes potential trader interest into consideration, the market is dynamically changing and some will move way too fast, others not at all.
Time window: 4:00am to 10:00am EST
Yes, as early as 4:00am. Any time Gazer presents a symbol, if your research helps you determine it’s of interest to you, then trade it as soon as you see fit. High interest stocks that show up can go crazy at any time. By the time they alert, trading them anywhere near the anticipated trigger prices may be tough, even impossible. Remember, predicted moves are 3%+ from trigger prices so being in early on appropriate stocks that move your direction only means more potential gains.
By 10:00am you will have your Stock Horizon watch list completed for the day. Before you consider trading an alert, it is advisable to open an intraday chart of the stock. We recommend using a one-minute intraday chart. This will allow you to quickly understand the price action. Make sure you have a Level 2 screen as well as Time and Sales. Most brokers will have this option available within their trading platform.
Once you have done this, look where the current price is in relation to the short or long trigger. This information is available in Gazer but it is recommended that you also watch it on an intraday chart. This will give you a picture of what is going on with this particular alerted stock and where the bias may be.
Most the time a goal is to be long or short at or very close to the trigger price given in Gazer. Again, trading at these prices can be tough as many are anticipating action there.
A stock can bounce around these trigger levels before it makes its ultimate move. Should it do so, understanding basic support and resistance is important. You can always wait for the second test of a long or short trigger before you enter a trade. Please see the below image as an example of support and resistance.
When setting a stop loss, first rule is to never set it below your risk tolerance. If a trade works out, great. If not, there will always be another. Second, your stop loss should be within the opening range. Keep in mind that a 50%+ pull back into the opening range (Midpoint between trigger prices and indicated hit in Gazer with a red X) can signal a failed breakout, even send the stock in the opposite direction and break out the other side with strength.
As stocks move beyond their trigger prices, the potential prices are often where they run into resistance moving further. Consider closing out some or all of your trade if a stock fails to break newer highs/lows within a reasonable time especially if volume dries up.
Below is an image of Sonar. Every trading day at 6pm EST Sonar displays stocks high activity stocks that could be of interest for the following trading day. In addition, throughout that trading day it dynamically updates to show the current list of high activity stocks of interest.
(This option is not available on mobile devices due to auto media play limitations imposed by Android & IOS)
NOTE: Some options and columns will be different depending on the time of day. How they change is explained below under each feature.
The columns and what they represent
When a symbol 1st appears on the list, it will be highlighted with a thick border (as in IDRM above) with a Plus (+) in the Rank column.
When a symbol moves up in the list (again as in GRUB) it will also appear with a thick border and an Up Arrow (↑) in the Rank column.
Day Trade Alerts Integration
If you are utilizing our complete service, then two addition icons can appear next to a symbol and indicate the following:
Price Point Lookup Tool
Sonar includes access to our our Price Point look-up tool. Price points, which act as support / resistance “steps” during the trading day. To access, just click a symbol.
Use the lookup tool to see anticipated intraday support / resistance for stock listed on Sonar OR any stock of interest to you.
How To Use Active Stock Monitoring
Before you read this guide, please read the Sonar manual. It will give you the basis for understanding this guide.
There are many ways that Active Stock Monitoring can help you with your trading. How you utilize it really depends on the type of trader that you are and the set ups that you like to trade. The most important thing you can do is understand the set ups that you like, and trade the ones that you are most comfortable with keeping within the rules that you have set for yourself.
There are 3 key times of the day that will depend on how you do your stock searching and build your watch lists.
The Night Before
This is a key part of preparation for any type of trader – building a watch list of the stocks that meet your criteria and that are likely to be in play for the next day. Beginning at 6pm EST, Sonar will show what it is currently monitoring for the next trading day. This is where you can be a step ahead of other traders. Put each stock in the ranking into your charting software and look at the daily chart. Note the volume traded from the night before and any pertinent news. Is the chart near a key breakout or breakdown level? Is the chart over extended? Has the stock moved up for consecutive days and is yet to pull back? All of these factors depend on the type of trader that you are and whether you will go long or sell short, but with Sonar you will have these stocks put on your radar before the crowd. You can usually scan the ranking in less than 10 minutes and add the stocks you like into your watch lists and the key levels you are watching for the next day.
From 4:00am until the 9:30am open, Sonar will be reacting to what is moving in the premarket. This part of the day is key for many traders. Use Sonar to see what might be in play for the day and see which stocks have the potential to move on heavy volume. Trading the premarket can be risky but by using Sonar you can at least see what is going to be in play that has moved on news or an announcement and plan accordingly. Again, make sure you understand the charts and where key support and resistance levels are.
Finding stocks intraday really depends on how you trade. With Sonar you can find stocks that have good potential for trades with set ups such as the popular intraday breakout or breakdown trades. With these types of trades it is advisable to check the daily and the 1 minute intraday chart to see key support and resistance levels and how they line up. Is the stock at key intraday breakout level or has the it struggled at a key resistance level and is it poised to pull back? From there you can decide on the best course of action.