How To



How to create a first scan

To create a new scan please follow these easy steps:

  1. First you need to Sign Up to SFOscanner, you will be registered automatically as soon as you finish filling up the registration page.
  2. Login into the SFOscanner using the login and password you just created.
  3. Click on the Scan Builder link on the main menu
  4. In the Scan Builder page you should have a first scan condition row appear on the screen empty.                
    1. Let’s start typing the word dividend in the LEFT LOGICAL STATEMENT. As you start typing the word dividend, the option Dividend Yield will appear on the Data Element Dropdown;
    2. Select that option;
    3. Now let’s fill out RIGHT LOGICAL STATEMETN. Click inside the RIGHT LOGICAL STATEMENT (field with the red frame) and type in the number 6 and press ENTER;
  5. Let’’s add a second condition to this scan.
    1. On the right side of the first condition row click on ADD link.
    2. Now you should see a second row added. In the LEFT LOGICAL STATEMENT start typing market. Select Market Capitalization the dropdown list and in the RIGHT LOGICAL STATEMENT field enter a number 100000
  6. Click on the button RUN below.
  7. You should see a selection of the companies that yield move then 6 percent with market capitalization of over 100,000 million dollars.
  8. Now change the logical condition between the LEFT and RIGHT LOGICAL STATEMENTS from > (greater then) to < (less then) and hit RUN again.
  9. You now should see the companies that pay out 6% in dividends with market capitalization below 100,000 million dollars

2014-11-21 03:21:03     Comments 0


How to turn on the AutoRun process for any scan

  1. First you need to Sign Up to SFOscanner, you will be registered automatically as soon as you finish filling up the registration page.
  2. Login into the SFOscanner using the login and password you just created.
  3. You should see a list of queries available to you, if not, on the main menu click on Queries.
  4. You will see the AutoRun column on the Scan List page. You can click on the AutoRun check box on any row, you will see a pop up window where you’ll need to confirm your selection.
  5. Once confirmed, your scan will be executed automatically every morning.
  6. You will be able to review the results of the AutoRun by clicking on the AutoRun History menu item under Scans.

2014-11-21 03:22:12     Comments 0


How to subscribe to a Strategy

To subscribe to a strategy customer should:

 

  1. Register on SFOsignals.com and create an account;
  2. Verify e-mail address. System will send customer an e-mail with a link to verify e-mail address;
    1. Also customers can use Confirm E-mail button on the Customer’s Account page to verify the e-mail address.
  3. Login into the SFOsignals.com
  4. On the Strategies page review available strategies and select a strategy to subscribe.
  5. Click on Action button and in a Pop Up window click on Subscribe button.
  6. Go through the subscription process, select subscription and confirm the subscription.
  7. Once subscription process is finished go to the Signals Page
  8. Now you can see the signals from the strategy subscribed to.
  9. You will also receive e-mails every time signal is published or updated.

2015-05-02 22:34:11     Comments 0


How to Publish Signals

To publish signals customers first should create a Strategy. Strategy is our way to group signals. Strategies are like folders where one publisher can create multiple strategies and publish different signals for different strategies. It makes sense to have some kind of logical reason why different signals are published and grouped into different strategies. For instance if a publisher decided to publish both Forex and Stocks signals it could be a good idea to create two different strategies since some subscribers will be only interested in Forex signals or only interested in Stocks signals.

 

To publish signals via SFOsignals.com customer must take the following steps:

 

  1. Register and create an account with SFOsignals.com;
  2. Verify e-mail address. System will send customer an e-mail with a link to verify e-mail address;
    1. Also customers can use Confirm E-mail button on the Customer’s Account page to verify the e-mail address.
  3. Create a strategy – On the Strategy page click on the Add Strategy button to add a strategy.
  4. Once created strategy will have Status PENDING. Pending strategies are not visible to other customers.
  5. Strategy has to be approved by Administrator;
  6. Once strategy is approved, it becomes visible to other customers and other customers can subscribe to that strategy.
  7. Now signals can be published by using the Add Signal button the Signal Page or by sending special format e-mails to our Signal Mail Gateway.
  8. Documentation on how to send the signal e-mail can be requested by writing an e-mail to support@sfosignals.com

2015-05-02 22:44:41     Comments 0


Getting Started

SFOsignals.com is built to share financial ideas, recommendations, we call these ideas market signals. System currently can accept and publish signals for Stocks, Forex and Options that’s the reason the site is called SFOsignals. Anybody can publish signals or subscribe to signals published by others, all you have to do is register. We partner with signal publishers, if you have a successful trading strategy you can publish your trades as signals, we will do the rest, we will promote your signals and market your strategy to traders and investors worldwide looking for ideas. When people subscribe to your strategy we will collect the subscription fees and deliver them to you the publisher, minus our commission. There are many web sites that publish signals or alerts and promise to make investors a fortune, but realistically there is rarely a real track record or consistent reporting to give investor an idea how a given strategy would perform or what is the long term performance you can expect. SFOsignals is designed to solve this problem. When a signal is created system will use independent third party market price to determine entry or exit levels, thus signal publishers cannot manipulate the results of their signals and therefore all returns you see on our site are true and call it Honest Market Signals. SFOsignals will record and tabulate returns of all the signals and publish historical performance of all strategies available on our site to all the customers to see.

Selecting a strategy is probably the most important part of using SFOsignals.com, select one that suites your needs and your trading philosophy, it is not enough to just look at the a simple return you should pay attention to the overall percentage of the signals with positive results, risk/reward ratio, average life of the signals, etc. Do your homework, do your own due diligence and always consult market professionals before making any trading or investing decision.

It is very easy to publish signals using SFOsignals.com, here are the steps one needs to take to get started:

  • Registration – first to do anything on our site, publish or subscribe you will need to register. Registration is quick and easy. Make sure you verify your email address by clicking on the link in registration confirmation email.
  • Once you are registered you need to create a strategy. In SFOsignals all signals are organized into strategies. When you publish a signal you will need to specify what Strategy this signal belongs to and when people subscribe to receive your signals they actually subscribe to a Strategy, and then receive all the signals published under that's Strategy.
  • To create a strategy you need to click on the STRATEGIES link on our main menu and on the Strategies page click on ADD STRATEGY button in the upper right corner of the page.
  • On the Add Strategy page you can give it a name, describe the overall idea for this strategy and specify subscription fee and projected return.
  • Each strategy has to be approved by the site administrator before it becomes visible to other customers.
  • Once strategy is created you can publish signals by going to the SIGNALS page on our site. There is an ADD SIGNAL button in the upper right corner, click on that button and you will see Add Signal page.
  • Add Signal page is self-explanatory, you will understand how it works if you ever used any computer trading system. First you have to select a market category: Stocks, Forex or Options. Then you need to select what strategy this signal will belong to, the rest is simple, enter symbol, entry type and price, stop loss, limit take profit, etc.
  • If your trading system is automated and you want to submit your signals to SFOsignals.com without manually entering your signals one by one you can do that by submitting your signals via SFO email gateway. You can request instructions on how to submit signals via email by sending an email request to support@sfosignals.com
  • Once you publish the signal you can monitor it by going to the Signals page on our site. There you will see all the signals that you published as well as all the signals from the strategies you subscribe to. There you can modify or close existing signals.
  • There is only one button on the right side of each signal: SELECT. When you click on the Select button you will see a pop up window with all the actions available to you for that particular signal.

That’s it, this is in a nutshell the main functionality of our site. Please let us know what you think, let us know how we can improve this site. Email us at support@sfosignals.com

 

And please share the signals on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

2015-06-10 23:37:41     Comments 0


How to share a signal on a social network

When you add a signal and you see your signal on the Signals page, you can click on the Select button at the right end of your signal row. One of the buttons in the pop up window is Share. You can click on that button and on the next pop up you will the buttons to share you signal with Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. You can click on any of these buttons and continue with the sharing options presented to you. The signal will be published on the social network you selected under your account (you need to be logged in into corresponding social network to be able to post there).

 

If you have any questions, or comments please use our Feedback link to send us a message or leave us a comment, we would love to hear from you.

2015-08-09 17:34:24     Comments 0


What are the Strategies

To publish signals customers first should create a Strategy. Strategy is our way of organizing signals by any meaningful classification, i.e. instrument category, trading stile or timing, duration, etc. Strategies are like folders where one publisher can create multiple strategies and publish different signals types for different strategies. For instance if a publisher decided to publish both Forex and Stocks signals it would be a good idea to create two different strategies since some subscribers will be only interested in Forex signals or only interested in Stocks signals.

 

SFOsignals.com is using Strategies as a way of grouping signals. As signals are generated system will calculate and shows cumulative performance of the Strategies (percentage of profitable trades, overall performance, etc.) and customers that are looking to subscribe to signals actually subscribing to strategies. When signals are published they are published within a strategy and anybody who is subscribing to that strategy will receive that signal.

One signal publisher may choose to crate multiple strategies and place signals into different strategies based on

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How to become a signal publisher

Any customer of SFOsignals.com could become a signal provider. Here are the steps that have to be taken to become a signal publisher:

 

  1. Register with SFOsignals.com;
  2. Verify e-mail address – system will send you an e-mail with a link to verify the email address used for registration. Find that email and click on email verification link.
  3. Create a strategy – On the Strategy page click on the Add Strategy button to add a strategy.
    1. When creating a strategy you can specify a name, and short description of the strategy. You can also specify how much you would want to charge for subscription to your strategy.
  4. Once created, a strategy will have Status PENDING. Pending strategies are not visible to other customers but you can start publishing signals while Strategy status is Pending.
  5. Strategy has to be approved by Administrator;
  6. Once strategy is approved, the status will change to Active and it will become visible to other customers and other customers will be able to subscribe to that strategy.
  7. Now signals can be published. We have two options for generating new signals. 1) By using the ADD SIGNAL Button on the Signals Page or 2) By sending a special e-mails to our Signal Mail Gateway. Emails have to adhere to our signal publishing format.
    1. Documentation on how to send the signal e-mail can be requested by writing an e-mail to support@sfosignals.com.
  8. For people that use MT4 platform to trade Forex or CFDs SFO can offer a script that can automatically generate sand emails to our Signal Mail Gateway when orders are created on MT4 platform.

2015-10-15 10:31:32     Comments 0


How to find your Publisher's Token

Every time a new Strategy is created it will have a unique token generated for it. Here's how you can find this token:

1 - Log into SFOsignals.com;

2 - Go to Strategies page on our site;

3 - Find your Strategy and click on button SELECT on the rigth side of the page;

4 - In the Select Pop-up click on VIEW button and you will see your token at the bottom of the Strategy View Page.

2015-10-26 11:26:02     Comments 0


How to set up MT4 signal publishing script

Befor you set up the MT4 signal publishing script you will need to register on SFOsignals.com and create your first Strategy, you can read about creating a strategy here: http://sfosignals.com/how_to_become_publisher

 

Once the Strategy is created you will need to get your Publisher Tocken, you will need to copy this tocken into your the mt4 script.

Here's the link with instructions on how to find your tocken:

2015-10-26 11:27:04     Comments 0


Receiving signals via Telegram

How to receive signals using Telegram:

 

  1. In the Telegram Contacts Tab search for SFOsignals.
  2. System should find @sfosignals_bot, select it.
  3. In the Telegram chat window system should generate the following message: /start or there should be the following text: Start or Restart Bot.
    1. If Start / Restart Bot text appears, click on that text.
  4. If nothing appears in the chat window type: /start and hit enter.
  5. You should see a message from SFOsignals.com with a link to activate your Telegram account, that message will also contain the activation code.
  6. Click on the link and enter the activation code on the Activation Page. Click the Confirm button.
  7. Your Telegram account should be activated now and you will start receiving our signals via Telegram messaging service in additional to the emails.
  8.  To stop receiving SFO signals via Telegram Messenger just type /stop in Telegram Chat window for SFOsignals_bot.

2016-01-10 20:58:19     Comments 0