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Hi everybody,

We have been using Quandl.com’s free WIKI stock end of day (EOD) price API service, but we received below notification few days ago that their free WIKI EOD API ‘s data source is no longer available making their service a lot less reliable.

And I found that WIKI EOD API does not return the stock prices after 3/27/2018. That is why our site’s data is stuck on 3/27. I wish they would find a reliable source again that they could start providing the EOD stock prices soon. But until then, our site’s stock quote and related technical data will not be updated timely and will not reflect up to date information.

We will continue trying to find another source for free stock EOD prices even though we couldn’t find any. If you know any sites or APIs that provides free stock quote, please let us know by leaving a comment or send the information using the “Contact Us” page.

I apologize for this inconveniences and greatly appreciate for visiting our site.

Best regards,

Dear Chris,
I’m emailing you because you’ve downloaded US stock price data from the WIKI data feed in the past.

As you know, WIKI is a community-maintained data feed based on public sources. Unfortunately, one of the main sources of that data is no longer available, and our community volunteers have been unable to find a suitable alternative source.

As a result, the WIKI data feed is likely to be a lot less reliable in the future, with potentially missing or incorrect data or delayed updates.

We will continue to host this data feed on Quandl, but we no longer recommend using it for investment or analysis.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any free stock price data feeds that can replace WIKI at this time. The closest alternative we have is EOD, which is a value-priced end-of-day US stock price data feed.

Thank you for your understanding.

With best regards,

Abraham Thomas
Chief Data Officer, Quandl Inc.

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Here is the SPDRS sector ETF YTD performance graph. As you can see XLY (consumer discretionary)  and XLV (Health Care) are doing really great, up more than 10% year to date.  I guess XLV is a good option . Stay away from XLE (Energy)  because Oil does not look good throughout the 2nd half of 2015 due to oil gluts and more possible gluts from the Iran Nuclear deal.  Also many stock market analysts foresee market correction at the end of this year between October and December due to the possible interest hike, so be careful out there.

 

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Do you know that there is a stock broker that charges no commission?

While other brokers charge you $7 ~ $10 per order, but they do not charge anything. I did sign up and that is true. This is just amazing.

https://robinhood.com/

 

There are some limitations.

You will need to use iPhone to trade stocks . It is not possible to use web browsers under PC. But they are working to make it available under Android phone , probably this year.  Also I don’t think the margin account is available  at this time.

 

So if you are just getting started with stock trading, I highly recommend Robinhood.

Thank you!

 

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One of the indicators I like is the Volume change. I closely monitor the volume change of the stocks closely. If the volume change percentage is greater than 100%, there was some kind of heavy buying or selling occurred that day which possibly means that large institutions were doing the transactions. I strongly believe that those large institutions have better idea and may know something that I do not know about the stock. So if there is large volume change, there could possibly some opportunities.

In the main page end of day stock table, there is Volume% column which is the percentage of daily volume against the past 50 days volume average. If you click on the Volume% column header, you will be able to sort the table by ascending or descending order. So try clicking the column and sort the table in the descending order now.

If you are looking for buy opportunity , searching for “RSI7 buy alert” + “high volume %” + “up price” may be a good way to find possible long position.

Here is the quick result . The top number one entry is Aeropostale Inc (ARO).
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If you check out the graph , it looks pretty good showing RSI 7 and MACD are improving after the BUY alert. The stock has advanced 4% since the buy alert was on. Make sure to check the Google Finance  and search for any clue why there was the sudden volume change.
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I just checked the Google Finance, and saw this news Aeropostale CEO bought quarter million shares today.Maybe the CEO knows something about the inside of the business and he saw positive futures, and that’s why he purchases so many stocks. It is hard to tell if this is a true bullish sign, but I think there is some upside room to grow at least for now. But you should be diligent and closely monitor the price once you buy the stocks.
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Disclaimer: I don’t own ARO and I don’t plan to own one.

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It seems that people are more interested in the popular bullish stocks rather than looking for any opportunities in the weak bearish stocks. Due to the strong US economy and dollar , the stock market became unstable. And it seems that people tend to make safer bets on the ones with continued bullish strength instead of placing bets on bearish stocks even they show the positive technical signs.

To find the bullish stocks, I recommend to use RS indicator. There is the Relative Strength (RS) technical indicator in my site. It’s located in the last column of the main RSI table. It’s basically about the strength of the stocks compared to S&P 500 for 52 week period. So higher number of RS means that the stock is stronger and more positive compared to S&P 500. If the RS is negative, the stock is performing worse than S&P 500. Naturally, if the RS has been increasing or staying high over long period, you would know that the stock has been doing well over time .

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These four stocks are the top 4 entries in terms of RS indicator.  Skyworks Solutions Inc  (SWKS) , Jet Blue (JBLU), Incyte Corporation (INCY), and Avago Technologies (AVGO). I think if you should monitor these closely. They are all good quality with continued bullish trends for long time. It could be a good idea to initiate position when the daily RSI 7 is under 30 and bounce back over 30 for these stocks. For example, SWKS briefly touched 30 level on 4/30 but bounce back right away and up 19% as of 5/30. . And JBLU has touched below 30 and trying to move up according to the graph. This could be a good chance to start a position. But please check out about the company and analyst’s opinions before making any decisions. Also I recommend you to avoid initiating the position near the earnings reports date, because it could be highly volatile sometimes. You can check the earning report schedule on Google Finance website.

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So have fun researching and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting my site!

 

Disclosure: I do not have any position on the stocks mentioned in this article. However, I do plan to initiate position on JBLU next week.