New Release of Investar!

We are pleased to announce a new release of Investar 2.0 with 15-min,30-min and 1-hour timeframe scans, Composite Screener, many new Fundamental and Technical Scans (both intraday and EOD, based on ADX, Bollinger Bands, TRIX and Stochastics).

If you are already using Investar, no need to re-install, simply re-start the software and it will auto-update.

We would soon be putting new training content on our site and blog to cover the many new features announced. Meanwhile, the best way to get familiarized with the new features would be to go through the QuickStart Tutorial in the software. (You can access it any time by pressing the F1 key after starting the application). This Quick 2-min video shows you how to access the QuickStart Tutorial:

Please note that we have also revised the pricing for the Intraday Screener Add-On. For details see Pricing Plans section. For a limited time, our Annual Edition will be available for the same price.

Coming Soon – Composite Screener, Multi-timeframe scans & more

We will soon be releasing a new version of Investar with lots of new features. Here’s a breakdown in terms of different modules of Investar:

Screener/Scan Alerts:

  • Composite Screener (Ability to combine different pre-defined and fundamental scans).
  • 15-min, 30-min & 60-min intraday scans.
  • A new “Daily” Timeframe scan to help you find new daily highs/lows and volume gainers/losers happening in intraday.
  • 12+ more Fundamental Scans.
  • 15+ more EOD Technical Scans (ADX, Bollinger Bands etc).
  • More Intraday Scans (Stochastics, Bollinger Bands, ADX).
  • Favorite Scanning (i.e. filter scrips in your scans using your watchlist).
  • Improved Scan Alerts (with ability to filter by timeframes and persistence).
  • End-Of-Day Scan Alerts.

Charts

  • Intraday history now available for 2 months.
  • 10 more drawings (Fibonacci Extensions, Fibonacci Fans and more).
  • 3 new indicators.
  • Technical Advice based on 15-min, 30-min and 60-min timeframes.
  • Horizontal Levels for indicators.
  • Improved trendline drawing with snap-to-price extension.
  • Ability to change high/low color of bar chart.

Portfolio

  • Easy Multiple Client ODIN/Neat Import (for Portfolio Managers).
  • Export Portfolio Holdings, Transactions & Profit/Loss Analysis to PDF, Excel, Word and many other formats.
  • Portfolio Performance Report.

Others:

  • Printing Support.
  • And many more.

Over the next few days I will be blogging about some of the features and also holding webinars to demonstrate some of the key features that can help you improve your trading.

Investar Streamer now available in Nokia OVI Store

Do you own a Nokia smartphone? Do you want to keep track of your NSE stocks on the move. Then take a look at our Investar Streamer now available in the OVI Store. Here are its features:

  • Maintain multiple watchlists
  • Stock Prices auto-refresh every 5 mins.
  • Watchlist persistence (i.e. Watchlists persist across application restarts).

Not sure if it is the right app for you? Try our FREE version first and then decide if you want to go for it. For a limited time, Investar Streamer is available for Rs 25 for one year in the Indian sub-continent ($0.99 in US, 1 pound in UK etc).

Importing Multiple Contract Notes using Investar

At Investar, we have always tried to make life easy for our end-users and in that spirit, we have been working on a feature called “Multiple Contract Note Import” for our Portfolio Manager.

This feature makes it very easy to import multiple contract notes (a 1000 transactions can be imported in less than 20 secs) from a broker in one shot. We introduced this feature in the version released on 19th Nov, 2010. The following video demonstrates how to use it.

If you like the feature and would like support for your broker, you can request it in our Broker Import section.

“Using the Investar Intraday Screener” webinar recording now available

Missed our Live Webinar on “Using the Intraday Screener”? Recording for the webinar is now available in our Education Section.

The webinar was conducted in a LIVE market session and covers two simple buying strategies: 1) Bullish 5-20 EMA Crossovers and 2) Gainers on Strong Volume.

All the different intraday scans are categorized according to three Technical Analysis Strategies: Scans that can help you in identifying 1) Support/Resistance Breakouts 2) Buy/Sell signals in indicators and 3) Buy/Sell signals in candlesticks; so you can focus on the right ones according to your trading strategy.

Volume terms like Vol% and scans like Gainers on Strong Volume (Intraday) and Gainers on Strong Volume (End-Of-Day) are also explained. If you’d rather see the slides instead they are available in this blog post.

“Using the Investar Intraday Screener” webinar slides posted

Recently I did a FREE webinar on the best ways to use the Investar Intraday Screener. Here are the slides used in that webinar. Missed the webinar and want to attend the next one? Check out our Upcoming Webinars.
I got some good feedback on multiple timeframe scans and also suggestions for some more intraday scans. We take all our feedback very seriously, so if you have suggestions for any intraday scans or anything specific you are looking for, in the intraday screener, don’t hesitate to leave any feedback in the blog comments or the support section.

Setting Scan Alerts in Investar 2.0

Some of our users have been having some confusion about how to go about setting Scan Alerts in our recently released Investar 2.0. I thought of demonstrating how to do that using this short Youtube video.

Intraday Scan Alerts and Intraday Screener are invaluable to the Intraday/Swing Trader because by using together, one can come up with good intraday/short-term trading ideas! Enjoy and don’t forget to leave any feedback you have about the video or the feature.

Intraday Demo Videos updated

Today we added a Hindi version of our Investar 2.0 Intraday Demo video to our website.  Please note that this video is best viewed in Full-Screen HD resolution (1280×720). When you view it in Full-Screen make sure “720p” shows up in the bottom right of the video.

The English version has also been updated to be more user-friendly. A section has been added at the end of the video to show how you can go about activating a FREE 7-day Intraday Trial.

Please let us know your feedback if any. This will immensely help improve the videos in the future.

Investar Goes LIVE!

We released Investar 2.0 today with the following features:

  • LIVE Intraday Charts
  • LIVE Intraday Expert Advisor
  • LIVE Intraday Screener
  • LIVE Intraday Bullish/Bearish Scan Alerts
  • LIVE Update of Portfolio
  • 5-min real-time updates for all NSE Stocks

Check out a Quick Intraday Demo (Duration: 10-min) to quickly get started! Or view Detailed Web-based LIVE Market Training to find out how it can help you find intraday trading ideas.

We know a lot of you have been waiting very patiently for this release, and sincerely hope that this version helps you achieve even better trading success in the months to come!