In this example, figuring a $10 commission at each buy and sell:
$1000 was invested at the first buy signal.
All of the shares were sold at each sell signal and reinvested.
The total profit after 4 buys and 4 sells was over $430.
Thatís a gain of 43% in 7 months!
Day Trading vs. End of Day Trading:
VistaTrades was designed to be and end of the day trading tool. Basically what that means is, you take a couple of minutes in your busy day, anytime from after the stock market has closed to when it opens again. You update the stock quotes for the folder you want (usually the AllStocks folder), update the fundamentals, then run the screener looking for stocks that are ready to buy. If the list is long, you can sort it various ways based on historical performance. Historical performance does not guarantee future performance, but sometimes is does as you will see when you play with the back testing in this software. After you have sorted the list, start from the top down and use your brokerage or other financial publications to read what the analysts have to say and read some news on the stock. If it's good, launch the rocket and buy it. Enter your actual trades into the software and run the "Suggested Orders for MyStocks" function daily to take more action when needed. Or set it up to automatically email you with suggestions.
Update quotes and fundamentals and run the screener while the market is open for suggested buys and/or sells. This is not day trading, it's trading during the day.
This is a very risky strategy where you take a huge pile of money and throw it at a stock, hoping to ride it up in a few seconds or minutes for a quick profit. If this is what you're looking for, VistaTrades doesn't have it.
If you are looking for cheap stock trading, "penny stocks" or securities traded on OTC (Over The Counter) exchanges, VistaTrades can not provide any historical data for those.
VistaTrades can not track mutual funds.