Hi everybody

I've looked at this post https://www.quantconnect.com/forum/discussion/918/feature-coarse-universe-selection#Item_5 for universe selection. I see some work's been done on this topic but barely and selecting stocks in very very important.

Thus I'd like to explain trading is done so we get a better understand why I'm putting some feature requests in.

First, you need to have the right stocks. That is done by using a scanner; here it would be part of universe selection. A scanner works the following way: you give it parameters to scan for like tell me the name of the top 5 tickers that satisfies: RSI(5) <20, bollingerbands(20,2), gap=>gap>=$2, 5 consecutive red candles, price at the open condition (ie opened outside bollinger bands, RSI(10) opened <30, etc).

The second thing to look for after you have the right stocks if the right time for entry for which we can use candles or/and indicators. Luckily you have the candles feature, but you really need a library of indicators. I mentioned on some other thread that ta-lib is great and they have dlls and jars for it.

Is it possible to get the value of the previous candle or does the programmer need to save this as part of the state in the application?

IDE auto complete would be great (Visual studio type or Eclipse/IntelliJ)

So let me recap: scanner based on indicators, indicator library, candle retrieval (prev candle, last 2, last 3), IDE auto better complete

I have several ways which I use for trading and would live to turn them into algos here, but I need more improvements to this tool.

PS - I'd like to use my C# IDE but the link to the github project is broken :( https://github.com/QuantConnect/QCAlgorithm