StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR) Reports

The StockCharts Technical Ranks (abbreviated “SCTRs,” pronounced “scooters”) are a relative strength metric that rates a security's technical strength against that of its peers. StockCharts offers several different SCTR-based reports.

Check out our SCTR overview video below, or just read on to learn how to get the most out of SCTR reports.

SCTR Ranking Process

Securities are ranked by being first grouped into “universes” and then given a relative SCTR ranking within their respective universe based on several technical criteria.

The current set of SCTR universes includes:

  • US Large-Cap

  • US Mid-Cap

  • US Small-Cap

  • US ETFs

  • US Industries

  • Toronto Exchange

  • London Exchange

  • India Exchange

Each universe member receives a score from 0.0 to 99.9 based on its technical strength. A score of 99.9 represents the best-performing stock in the universe, while 0.0 is the worst performer.

For more details on SCTRs and how they can be interpreted, please see the ChartSchool SCTR article.

SCTR Top Ten Reports on Your Dashboard

The data panels of Your Dashboard can be configured to display SCTR “Top Ten” reports showing the highest and lowest ranked SCTRs for several universes, including the US Large-Cap, US Mid-Cap, US Small-Cap, US ETF, US Industries, Toronto, London, and India SCTR universes.

Using the tabs above the report, you can switch between viewing the top 10 highest, lowest, most improved, or least improved SCTR values for that universe.

Click on an individual symbol name to view a SharpChart for that symbol.

Additional links at the bottom of the box allow you to see a CandleGlance or RRG Chart with the symbols in the currently selected Top Ten view.

SCTR Summary Report

The SCTR Summary Report allows you to view all the members of the selected universe rather than just the top ten.

Accessing the SCTR Summary Report

The SCTR Summary Report can be accessed from either the “Member Tools” section of Your Dashboard or from the “Summary Pages” section of the Charts & Tools page.

Using the SCTR Summary Report

The SCTR Summary Report table will show each stock's SCTR score and how that score has changed since the last trading day. StockCharts members will have access to intraday scores, which are updated every 2-3 minutes during market hours.

Hover over a ticker symbol to display a mini chart for that symbol. This is a great way to quickly preview multiple stocks on the list without ever leaving the SCTR Report page.

Click the appropriate icon in the left column of each row to display the symbol in a full-scale SharpChart, Gallery View, Point & Figure, or Seasonality chart.

Additional List Functionality

The SCTR Summary Report has the same functionality as most of the lists on our site:

  • Click the “Columns” button at the top to show or hide columns in the list.

  • To sort by a different column, click the double-arrow icon next to the column header.

  • To sort by multiple columns (e.g., sort by column A, and within each value for A, sort by column B), click the first column, then hold down the shift key while selecting the second column.

  • You can also search the items in the list by typing in the “Search Table” box at the top right.

Additional Resources

StockCharts In Focus

The following StockCharts In Focus video, “Pinpoint the Strongest Stocks with SCTRs,” takes a deep dive into all the different ways you can use SCTRs on StockCharts, including the SCTR reports, scanning for SCTRs, and charting with SCTRs on both SharpCharts and StockChartsACP.

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