Intraday Stock Return Map Maker - See Patterns of Gains and Losses

The Intraday Stock Return Map Maker displays a color-coded map of the percent returns for each buy and sell combination for a selected period for any stock, exchange-traded fund (ETF) and mutual fund listed on a major U.S. stock exchange and supported by Alpha Vantage. Some stocks traded on non-U.S. exchanges are also supported. Indexes are not supported.

Use the map to get a quick picture of profitable (green) and unprofitable (red) returns for different buy and sell dates. A map with lots of green indicates that many returns made money and a map that is predominantly red means many returns did not make money.

It's easy to see the pattern of returns of all sell dates for a given buy date. And you can see the pattern of returns for a given sell date across all buy dates. See Buy and Sell Combinations for an in-depth description of how buy and sell pairs are arranged for the gains and losses analysis.

See How to Read a Stock Return Map for details about the map.

Intraday trades generate thousands and millions of returns and this map maker computes and displays returns for 5, 15, 30 and 60-minute intervals for recent trading days. The map maker uses closing unadjusted prices to compute returns. Typically, the 5-minute interval includes around 3,000 intraday prices that generate around 4,000,000 returns. See number of returns for an explanation of how returns are computed.

Intraday Stock Return Map Maker
Stock Symbol:
Time Interval (Minutes):
Number Prices:

Number of Prices and Returns for Time Intervals

Use Stock Return Map Maker - See Patterns of Gains and Losses to display maps of returns for longer time intervals.


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