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Scan by comparing SMAs within 5 mins

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I created a scan that is INTENDED to show stocks where the current sma20 is greater than the current sma200.

 
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SimpleMovingAvg("length" = 20)."SMA" is greater than SimpleMovingAvg("length" = 200)."SMA"
But the scan is showing some stocks where the sma200 is currently greater than sma20.

I've tried changing the time range box on the right to D as well as 5min. Still shows incorrect stocks.

Any idea how to accomplish my goal and/or why my criteria isn't giving me the expected results?

EDIT: I figured it out. I need to be on the same time chart as set in the scan. So, while I had the scanner set to 5 min, I was actually in the 2 min chart. When I changed my scan to the 2 min and was in the 2 min chart, I got the expected results.

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I created a scan that is INTENDED to show stocks where the current sma20 is greater than the current sma200.

 
Code
SimpleMovingAvg("length" = 20)."SMA" is greater than SimpleMovingAvg("length" = 200)."SMA"
But the scan is showing some stocks where the sma200 is currently greater than sma20.

I've tried changing the time range box on the right to D as well as 5min. Still shows incorrect stocks.

Any idea how to accomplish my goal and/or why my criteria isn't giving me the expected results?

EDIT: I figured it out. I need to be on the same time chart as set in the scan. So, while I had the scanner set to 5 min, I was actually in the 2 min chart. When I changed my scan to the 2 min and was in the 2 min chart, I got the expected results.

Another option for great scanning capabilities is finviz. Several youtube videos on how to do various scans. All for free, although there's a more sophisticated paid version as well.

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