Bluefin Watch Lists, Columns, and Scans (updated)

Watch Lists

Today’s Earnings – This list provides stocks with earnings from the close of the previous day to before the open of today.

Post Earnings Surprise – This list provides all stocks that had a move of 6% or greater on the day of its earnings announcement.

Emerging 50 – This list spots stocks in the top sectors that haven’t caught up with the leaders found in the Sector 50. All stocks in this list will have a 30-day growth less than 10%. .

Sector 50 – This list takes advantage of the concept “Stocks move in groups’. It compares the individual stock strength along with the sector strength to give us a list of stocks currently leading the market.

IPOs – This list tracks IPOs in the past two years.

Value 50  – In an effort to reproduce the Kirkpatrick method of stock selection, we took stocks with a high relative strength and compared that against the valuation of that stock to get this list.

Short 25 – These stocks are hitting higher levels of momentum with a high amount of short interest. We’re attempting to catch a Short squeeze.
The following columns are provided:

Symbol – The symbol for the company. You can click the symbol to open a new window over at This is how I view the chart on a mobile device.
Sector – The sector name for the stock.

Watch List – The specific watch list the stock is in. Many times you will see the same symbol listed because it is across many lists. I find this useful because with a glance I can see if the stock was an earnings surprise as well as being in the Sector 50.


The Percolator - Scans across all watch lists in the system looking for a 2% move or greater on a volume surge greater than 50%. Volume Surge is calculated based off 100 day average. Five day growth is less than 5% and the stock is reaching a five day high.

Harpoon - Scans across all watch lists and every stock in the Top 20 Sectors for a net change of $1.00 or greater. The 30 day growth must be less than 10% and the stock is reaching a five day high.

StockBee Scans - Please visit the StockBee Trading Guide for details.


Last – The last price traded for the stock. Quotes are 20 minute delayed.

%Chg – The percent change for the stock.

VolThrust – The volume surge the stock is experiencing. Volume surge is the 100 day average volume divided by today’s volume.

Float – The number of shares available to the public for trading.

RS – The Relative Strength for the stock (C - AVGC126) / AVGC126.

TrdInt - Stock Bee Trend Intensity

1MthG – Monthly Growth as of yesterday’s close.

6MthHi – Distance in Percent from six month high.

Stop – The stop price for your stock. Calculated as low for the past two days.

TotShrs – Total shares you can purchase based on your total capital.

Risk (1%) – Total amount at risk for a 1% risk trade.

RR - Risk Reward based on 10% Target from current price using today's low.

17 Response to Bluefin Watch Lists, Columns, and Scans (updated)

October 3, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Quick question on $Vol, is that in thousands (000) or as in Telechart (0000). i.e. does a value of 3417 mean, $3,417,000 or $34,170,000.
I know the answer based on what I am seeing in Telechart ($34,170,000).
It would be helpful to have that defined/detailed on the help page for others.
Once again, thanks for the wonderful tool. As you mentioned on Stockbee, just like you I too am a working stiff, so have limited time on hand to shortlist candidates.

October 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM

(0000) StockManiac. I left it out of the column to conserve room. Will add it to the column descriptions post. thanks.

October 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM

How do I get the Stockbee Top 25 list to look like my Telechart can list sorted by MDT?

October 10, 2010 at 7:10 AM

Sort by the column "RS". The default sort is set to sort by volume surge.

October 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Can you please provide a video tutorial on how to use the Scans in Blufin. A brief video like a you tube post explaining each of the scans and how to play them will be helpful. Is it also possible to provide a CanSlim scan too or one similar to IBD 100 weekly list ? Thanks

October 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Prasan, I've been posting daily reviews of each of the watch lists and hope to add a video component in the near future. If you have specific questions drop me an email and I will try to clarify. I don't use the IBD lists all so not sure what you mean a canslim scan.

October 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM

What does View Expanded Version do?

October 29, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Les, it shows more columns that were in the original version. We removed them because they were causing too much noise.

October 31, 2010 at 4:29 PM

dc, how are you calculating the top 20 sectors?

November 1, 2010 at 4:28 AM

Should I be able to see the bottom 50 in the drop down list under view watchlist?

I do not see it the bottom 50.

November 1, 2010 at 5:44 AM

Rhonda, we use MDT monthly formula. Drop me an email for details. Jeff, that list is only accessbile via the watch list links. It is not in Bluefin. I have updated the post. thanks.

January 14, 2011 at 7:14 AM

Can you tell me what the market monitor is showing me? I understand the first row (4%) but am not sure about the other 2 rows.

January 14, 2011 at 1:35 PM

The second row is the primary breadth indicator. When the left number (stocks up 25% in a qtr) is above the right number (stocks down 25% in a qtr) we are in a bull market. When the cross over you want to move into cash. Also, it is orange right now because breadth is at extremes and it signals a possibility of reversal. This indicator has been extremes for over a month though.

Here is a link to StockBee with detaile description of the market monitor

January 14, 2011 at 1:36 PM

The secondary trend tracks stocks up 50% or down 50% in a month. This is a short term breadth indicator, when stocks up 50% reaches 20 or higher, short term breadth is at extremes. Same goes for stocks down 50% or more being greater than 20.

February 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM

I need average volume colum not to trade few liquidity stocks.
Float is not exactly same as liquidity.

February 13, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Kento, normally I check the volume out as I'm reviewing the charts. I can look at adding this column back...think I'm capturing the data for it already.

September 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Where do you get your sector lists?
danfadams at gmail .com

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