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On Saturday morning, I woke up after a refreshing night’s sleep with my beautiful wife sleeping next to me. Since I had nothing to attend to, I did what any red-blood American would have done at that moment: I thought about how to judge the relative strength of various cryptocurrency positions.
After exploring the technical studies and having no luck, it dawned on me to use a feature I had almost forgotten about: Transformations! So I created a new Transformer which divided any given symbol by the granddaddy of them all, Bitcoin.
We just added the ability to filter by options availability, so here is a recap of the filter features in SlopeCharts.
If you want to limit the symbols displayed in your watch lists or your sectors list, you can do so easily with the Filters menu items. The data panel, on the left side of SlopeCharts, can show many kinds of information, but the two panels in which Apply Filters is present are Watch Lists and Sectors.
Click on the panel title at the top to invoke the menu. You have a choice of Filter by Labels (which is related to the Labeling feature), by Sector (related to the Sector feature), or by Properties. You can also wipe out every single filter being used by choosing the Clear All Filters menu item.
One of my favorite features in SlopeCharts is the labeling feature, and I had a challenge yesterday that I quickly solved and wanted to share with you.
The challenge was this: I wanted to buy some alt-coins at the Kraken exchange, but I knew Kraken had added some new coins since the last time I checked, and I wanted to make sure I had a complete, up-to-date label reference in SlopeCharts to identify which coins were available. Now, the monkey-brain was to do this would be to go through all my crypto charts, one by one, and label those that were on the Kraken list, but I’d rather work smart than work hard, so here’s what I did.
Step 1: Get the Raw List
I just googled the term “Kraken coin list” and got to the page where it showed the up-to-date listing of coins covered.
In recent weeks, I have been endeavoring to create automatic pattern recognition. This has been attempted by many years by many organizations, most of them vastly better funded than mine, and they’ve all failed. I’ve spent a rather large amount of time on this.
In order to keep my risk low, I decided to start off by using the API of what is purportedly the very best pattern recognition system out there. We integrated it with SlopeCharts, and I started to thumb through the results. Here we have what their system considers to be a Triple Top: