Using Stratos Market Analyst

  • Home Page
  • Indices Page
  • Market Scan
  • Detailed Analysis
  • Charting

The Home Page

After successfully logging in you will be greeted by your Home Page. This page contains useful information to help you check your shares each day as well as find new trading opportunities. It shows an overview of your current portfolio, a summary of the day’s market movements, alerts from your watch list and the day’s news headlines.

The Indices Page

After checking your shares each day, the next question to ask yourself is - are there any new shares that I am interested in today that I want to keep an eye on? The aim of this approach is to quickly build a short list of shares from today's market that we are interested in. On a typical day you would narrow the shares to look at from nearly 2500 down to just 20 or 30 in under 5 minutes using the Stratos Market Analyst program. In looking for possible opportunities it may be wise to stick to those sectors that are best preforming. The Indices page provides you with a breakdown of the best performing sectors and the performance of the companies within them.

 

The Scan Screen

The Market Scan page contains a list of shares that may be of interest to you based on the parameters that you set. The Market Scan page contains useful information for you to analyse the performance of individual shares, including what the technical indicators suggest. The scan also enables the user to rank the results in preference of stocks with the strongest bullish or bearish signal.

 

The Analysis

The Analyser is the most complex page you will come across in the program. As with all pages on this site, we simplify it by making it colour coded. Green is bullish (strong) and red is bearish (weak). At the very top of the page you will see the name of the share, the dates of our analysis and a small chart. Below this you will see a table full of green and red squares. This is the engine room of the software. There are 9 technical indicators used in the Analyser. The first is the column named MA (which stands for moving average), while the ninth is the Force Index. The easiest way to understand the Analyser page is to think of these indicators as financial advisers. They each give an opinion on how the share is performing. If their opinion is positive, it generates a green square. If it is negative, it generates a red square. The strength of positive or negative sentiment is reflected in the green or red dominance on the screen. The overall opinion of these 9 indicators is summarised in the third column titled Bullish (this is the same as the Signal Column on the Stock Scan page).

 

The Chart

The Market Scan page presents a list of shares to review. To examine each share further, you would need to open a chart of the share price. The chart contains all the tools that you need to interpret what is happening to a given stock. The most important feature to notice is the black line. This is the price history for the stock over the period of time you choose (1 month to 5 years). There are a few other features that you will regularly use that are available here. The red, green and blue lines are moving averages. Then there are several charts below share price chart. These are visual representations of the Stochastic Oscillator, MACD and OPI. Finally, all of the buttons on the left hand side of the chart are tools that you will find useful as you become more confident in reading a chart.