What is gapspy?
It's a twitter bot that's on the look-out for exchange-traded stocks and ETFs. It watches prices and sends you messages when they trigger. You decide the price point that you're interested in.
How does it work?
Every minute, the bot pulls data from its favorite exchange. This data is compared against all the existing alert levels that you've set up. If the price has crossed your alert level, it'll send you a tweet. After an alert triggers, it is no longer active.
What about privacy?
"If I'm watching a stock, I don't want everyone to know what price I'm looking for." We have a solution to that. If the bot follows you, then you can send it a DM. If you follow the bot, then when the alert triggers, the bot will DM you back. No one else will see the alert except you. If you've DM'd an alert and the bot isn't able to follow you, it won't be able to DM you back. In this case, it will default to the standard alert.
How do I use the bot?
There are several ways to use the bot. The following is a table of command templates, followed by an example, followed by a description.
||Get basic intraday stats on a company by ticker symbol.|
|sym price [memo]||
||Be alerted when the stock crosses the price point.|
|sym 20|50|200 MA [memo]||
||Be alerted when a price crosses this daily simple moving average.|
|sym ## day|min TL sup|res ([+-] offset)? [memo]
sym ## d|m trendline sup|res [memo]
sym ## D|m TL(s|r) ([+-] offset)? [memo]?
||Trend line support and resistance is calculated from intraday candles under 5 days, and EOD after. Various shorthand commands are demonstrated in the examples.|
|sym R|S|P [memo]||
||Be alerted when price reaches intraday pivot points of support/resistance.|
|sym pHigh|pLow|pClose [memo]||
||Be notified when price hits yesterday's High, Low, or Close|
Prev day updated at 6:40 pm Eastern (use lod/hod until then).
|sym VWAP|LOD|HOD [memo]||
||Be notified when price hits VWAP, LOD, or HOD.|
||Cancel last alert created.|
Cancel all alerts for $TSLA
Cancel all alerts.
|(do )?follow( me)?||
||Tell the bot to follow you so you can send it DMs.|
|(do(n't| not)? )?follow( me)?
(no|stop )follow(ing)?( me)?
||Tell the bot to not follow you.|
How long will an alert last?
Price and Moving Average alerts will last for 2 weeks. Intraday alerts, such as VWAP, LOD, HOD, and pivots (R1-4, S1-4, and P) expire at market close.
What type of stocks are we talking about here?
@gapspy covers U.S. exchange-traded stocks, ETFs and funds. That means, no OTC/BB stocks... sorry?
We've made attempts to parse human-styled alert requests. You know, like "set an alert on amzn at 370" - it's in alpha.
It's really just as easy as 1, 2, 3.