Open = High or Low Scanner

Open = High or Low Scanner

From our previous article, you must be already familiar with the functions and applications of ‘Resistance & Support’ scanner, as well as how to utilize the scanner for picking out profitable trades. Now, let us take a look at our next scanner – ‘Open=High or Low’.

Open = High or Low scanner is extremely useful for identifying stocks whose Open price for the day is equal to its High price or Open price for the day is equal to its Low price. This scanner is typically used by traders during the initial hour of the market opening to identify the general trend of the stocks.  The scanner results are displayed into two categories – High and Low as depicted below.

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Open = High or Low Scanner – Open = High Category

The scan results that are displayed in the ‘Open = High’ section of the Open = High or Low scanner shows a list of stocks that had opened at the high price of the day.

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The ‘Open = High’ section of the Open = High or Low scanner is provided with two drop-downs for filtering the results further. They are –

  • Based on the market – NSE, MCX or BSE
  • Based on Sectors like – Nifty 50, FMCG, Metal, IT, Media, Nifty Bank etc.

This is shown in the screenshot.

The above figure shows the scan results of the Open = High category of Open = High or Low scanner. The results of the scan displayed consists of mainly three values – Volume; High price, and Last Price with % Change.

Example: In the figure, you can see that the stock GEOJITBNPP is listed in the ‘Open = High’ category of the Open = High or Low scanner’s scan result. The stock has a volume of 35484 shares, high price of 39.0, last price of 38.2, and % change of -0.91 %.

As you can see, the stock has started moving downwards after opening at the high price of the day.

Also Read : Circuit Breakers Scanner

Open = High or Low Scanner – Open = Low Category

The scan results that are displayed in the ‘Open = Low’ section of the Open = High or Low scanner shows a list of stocks that had opened at the low price of the day.

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The ‘Open = Low’ section of the Open = High or Low scanner is provided with two drop-downs for filtering the results further. They are –

  • Based on the market – NSE, MCX or BSE
  • Based on Sectors like – Nifty 50, FMCG, Metal, IT, Media, Nifty Bank etc.

This is shown in the screenshot.

The above figure shows the scan results of Open = Low category of Open = High or Low scanner. The results of the scan displayed consists of mainly three values – Volume; Low price, and Last Price with % Change.

Example: In the figure, you can see that the stock GLENMARK is listed in the ‘Open = Low’ category of the Open = High or Low scanner’s scan result. The stock has a volume of 298919 shares, low price of 930, last price of 937.05, and % change of 1.06 %.

As you can see, the stock had started moving upwards after opening at the low price of the day.

How to use the Open = High or Low scanner results

The result of Open = High or Low scanner can be used for evaluating the general trend of the stock and making a decision whether to go short or long for the stock.

  • When the stock has an open price = high price, a bearish trend is indicated. It is best to go short in the stock.
  • When the stock has an open price = low price, a bullish trend is indicated. It is best to go longs in the stock.

This can also be indicated as shown in table below

Open Price = High or Low? Trend Strategy for trading
Open = High

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   Bearishb

 

Go for Shorts

 

Open = Low

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    Bullisha Go for Longs

 

This is clear from the earlier two examples cited for the stocks of the two scanner results category. The stock GEOJITBNPP of the scanner result category ‘Open = High’ started with open price as the high price of the day. Consequently, the stock started moving downwards and showed signs of bearishness.

Similarly, The stock GLENMARK of the scanner result category ‘Open = Low’ started with open price as the low price of the day. Consequently, the stock started moving upwards and showed signs of bullishness.

Steps to get the list of stocks of ‘Open = High or Low’ Scanner Criteria

Step #1: Login to Sine App and click on the dropdown icon from Dashboard page.

Step #2: From the drop-down menu displayed, click on ‘Analytics’

Step #3: From the Analytics page, click on ‘Open = High or Low’ scanner.

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Step #4: The results of the scan would be displayed in two tabs – Open = High and Open = Low – as shown below

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Also Read : Circuit Breakers Scanner

Functions that can be performed on the Scanner Results list

Various functions can be performed on the scanner results. For doing that, click on any of the stocks of the scan result.  Then the associated functions would be displayed below it. Following functions can be performed on each of the stock that is displayed as the scan result:

  • Add to Watchlist
  • Snap Quote
  • Place order
  • View Chart – includes indicators like Bollinger Bands. MACD, moving averages, RSI etc.

On clicking on each of those symbols, the corresponding function is executed. The figure below shows the various functions.

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 Conclusion

Open = High or Low Scanner lists out stocks whose open price = high price or open price = low price of the day. This scanner can be used to identify the short-term direction of the stock and thus pick profitable trades. Typically, if open price = high price, the stock is an ideal candidate for shorts. Conversely, if open price = low price, it is best to go long in that stock. As always, it should be double checked using various technical indicators and chart patterns before entering trades.

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