metastock explorations

Just a quick tip on something that I have found useful recently.

Many of the standard explorations jsut give buy and sell signals for today. That's fine as far as it goes but if you want to watch a stock for a couple of days after the signal occurs then hwo can you do this?

Well, there are several ways:
the alert() function takes a formula as as its first parameter and a number of days as its second.
eg. alert(hangingman(),5) gives a list of hanging man candles that occured in the last week.

Another way is to use the barssince() function. If you code this around a formula then you get a history with each stock showing the last time the formula was true:

eg. barssince(gapup() or gapdown()) tells you when the last gap took place.