How to select stocks for intraday trading

hi i m new to stock market and want to know that is there any stratgy or any hints through which i can learn that which stock is good for intra day trading

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Futures and options stocks with good open interest and high volatility EQ stocks are always good for intraday trading.¬†the stock should also have high liquidity to ensure tight bid ask spreads‚Äč.


Already answered a smiliar question, let me put the same answer here as well.

There are many ways to short list stocks for intraday, one such method is called as NR7 method.

Trading using NR7 Method:

Market goes through regular contraction (i.e. daily trading range getting shorter and shorter) and expansion (i.e. daily trading range getting bigger) cycle. Expanding range is followed by Contraction and vice-versa. So if we can indetify the narrow range days, then it give us a step ahead of everybody to benefit from coming expansion.

NR7 is term given to a day that has the daily range smallest of last 7 days including that day.

How to Find NR7 day..

1) Get the High and Low data of last few period
2) Calculate the range of each day i.e. high - low) for each day
3) Compare the range of a today and previous 6 days range (to get NR7. To get NR4 get last 3 days range)
4) If today's range is smallest of all 7 days, then today is NR7 day..else not.

It is that simple.

This is one of my favorite setup. It gives u a chance to be ahead of trade follower / indicator followers who will jump in the trend after you.

One of the easiest way to trade this setup will be to

go long above the Day's high of NR7 day with stop at the Day's Low of NR7 day.


Go short below the Day's Low of NR7 day with stop at the Day's High of NR7 day.

Observing this pattern gives day trader /swing trader a distinct edge to trade next 1 or 2 days. In many cases, NR7 break-out is found near the start of a new wave. For day trader, this setup indicates that they can anticipate wide range days, so they should be prepared to chase the trend and use trailing stops so that they can get maximum from
the coming trend.



On 02/09/2014, Auropharma had the lowest range day in last 7 days. i.e NR7 day. on 2nd, the high price was 818.3 and low price was 805.25
On next day, if the stock hits the high of 818.3, we will go long with stop loss of that day's low which is 805.25.

You can see that stock was moved out of contraction phase and started trending from 800 to 900 within few days.

On 24/6/14, Tech Mahindra had the NR7 day with high of 2007 and low of 1987.15, next day if the stock hits 2007 we go long with 1987.5 as stop loss. The stock zoomed in next 3 days to Rs. 2135


This method works well with many stocks.

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Check out below article which explains this in detail:

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How I select stock for intraday

Dear Mr Rajdeep
Good evening
Hope u are doing well in trading with your vast knowledge

U have delivered wonderful article regarding intraday trading , little difficult to understand by beginners
But experience traders can definitely catch up
With your value added inputs for intraday trading
But trading discipline with target and stop loss is must if not intrading trading is risky affair ,

I would like to have more input on intraday trading
Which are the best indicators to be followed by you
In intraday trading
U were mentioning about training hope this will not help much as per my knowledge as the intra trading
Mainly depends on market sentiments
Hope NSE web site will give ample inputs and knowledge regarding intraday script selection
Top gainers and top loosers will give little bench mark to select the scripts days high equal to low
And sectorial index will help regarding movement of particular stocks
As u have said indicators are to be studie properly before one wants to start of intraday trading
There are very good y tube Vedios for all required inputs ,educated professional can catch up easily by reviewing these Vedios and gain sufficient knowledge
Which I have done by review of many Vedios
Volume indicators and bulk purchases will be indicated in NSE website which will help to know the stock movement better

Thank you for valued inputs would like to have some more tips for intraday trading from your end
Kindly mail me details to my personal id
U had mentioned about training portal pls share us the details and fee proposal to contact them in person

Thanking you,

With Best Regards
Suresh B Ramaiah
Project consultant

There are couple of methods I follow to select intraday trading stocks for the next day at the end of the market.

Intraday trading is all about quick momentum and small time duration. We cannot always trade on fixed set of stocks every day, we need to find out list of stocks that have shown significant strength or weakness. So to start with, I will first list down what are the top 5 gainers and top 5 losers for the day in NSE Fno segment.

This link will give you this data by EOD.

sharing some data analysis done for last 10 years data sets here, listed below is the return distribution, whenever a stock closed positive, how it reacted next day.

The below table, shows % returns for the day on left side and right side shows no of such occurrences. The same is shown in graphical representation below. It clearly shows that, next day returns are largely negative .

So a top gainer for today could be a stock to watch out for short the next day and vice versa for top loser.

Next is Volume Gainers :

I need to find the list of stocks that has show significant volume strength, we cannot simply pick top volume gainers for the day and trade on it next day. Stocks like RCOM, JPASSOCIATES might have more no of volumes and more % increase frequently. We need to to find whats their average volume and whats today’s volume, and then compare how much % it has increased when compared to its average volume.

I download EOD data for all NSE Cash and FnO stocks and calculate the above ratio, which will give me volume gainers list.

Next is Volatility Gainers :

Many traders tend to ignore the Volatility Gainers list, many institutional traders take positions in stock options and sometimes they unwind their positions or add more, and these indirectly results in increase in Volatility. For example, when a stock tanks in a day and also if volatility is increased exceptionally for this stock, it could mean that next day also, it can continue it momentum. So a stock that comes in Top 5 loser list and also in Volatility gainer list, is a very good candidate to trade next day.

So I download the daily volatility data from NSE and check what is the % change in volatility of each stock and sort them descending order and pick top 5 from this list.

As all these are time consuming process, I have created my own automated bot, that scan and do the analysis for me and message me this list automatically every day at 8 PM, so that next day I can be prepared to trade on it.

As these information are really help full, I have also started sharing this data for with other trades for free through Telegram, Twitter and FB.

source: National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

But on this website …how do you choose stock for intraday?

Is there any weblink where we can find volatility gainers/loosers ?
should we look at most active scrips on nse webpage which is
@maddy_Des @Streak @siva-reddy @ShubhS9

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yes, both these combined would match your volatility gainers and losers closest.

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