Here is a pre-market gap scanner for ThinkorSwim that looks for stocks with a 1% gap up or down from the previous close. Mobius shared this in the thinkScript lounge.
Here is another one:
# Scan PreMarket: Scan for 1 Percent gap from Previous Close # Scan at 5 min aggregation or less # Mobius # Chat Room Request def PrevClose = if SecondsTillTime(1555) == 0 and SecondsFromTime(1555) == 0 then close else PrevClose; def ScanActive = if SecondsTillTime(0930) >= 0 and SecondsFromTime(0730) > 0 then 1 else 0; def ll = if ScanActive and !ScanActive then low else if !ScanActive then double.nan else if ScanActive and low < ll then low else ll; def hh = if ScanActive and !ScanActive then high else if !ScanActive then double.nan else if ScanActive and high > hh then high else hh; # Comment out (#) Plot NOT wanted plot gapUP = if ScanActive and ll > PrevClose * 1.01 then 1 else 0; #plot gapDN = if ScanActive and hh < PrevClose * .99 # then 1 # else 0;
Code:14:34 davidanderson: Hello guys, wondering if anyone here has the code for column that would show %gap pre market (like total, since yesterday's close at 4pm). it's (the number that corresponds to After_Hours_Percent_change. but I can't express it in a column. thank you
14:35 Mobius: sectors that are stable.. not out of favor with the general trading world.
14:35 bigworm: so not a sector that is really volatilie
14:42 AlphaInvestor: Column must be set to 1 minute, with Extended Hours Session turned on
14:42 AlphaInvestor: This isn't really a "gap" just a change after-hours or pre-market
# PM_AH_Chg #09:26 GapnGo: This worked as a watchlist column until we had the last big TOS update. #09:27 GapnGo: anyone know what the problem is with the script #09:37 Mobius: Gap.. Since the introduction of GetTime(), watchlists and mobile applications seem to work more reliably using it rather than SecondsTillTime() or SecondsFromTime() #09:52 Mobius: Gap.. I think this will get it going def Post = getTime() > RegularTradingEnd(getYYYYMMDD()); def Pre = getTime() < RegularTradingStart(getYYYYMMDD()); def Closed = Post or Pre; def DayClose1 = if getTime() crosses RegularTradingEnd(getYYYYMMDD()) then close else DayClose1; #09:39 Mobius: Alpha.. I don't know why there'd be a difference but using cross vs crosses above does make a difference with some equities. def DayClose2 = if getTime() crosses above RegularTradingEnd(getYYYYMMDD()) then close else DayClose2; #addLabel(1, "Prev Close = " + DayClose2); def Change = Round((close - DayClose2), 2); def Percent = Round(((close - DayClose2) / DayClose2) * 100, 2); plot Xtended = If(Closed, Percent, 0); AssignBackgroundColor(Color.BLACK); Xtended.AssignValueColor(if !Closed then Color.YELLOW else if Percent > 0 then Color.GREEN else if Percent < 0 then Color.RED else color.gray);