Suffice to say, most investors/traders have their own personal strategy and I would think it is reasonable to assume that each strategy has an ideal rate of change.
For the sake of argument, lets define 'rate of change' as: 'what type of historical data we look for'.
Suppose I'm looking for a 'steady' stock, ie. the daily/weekly/monthly change (over time) is slow, or within a certain range. The same could be said for volatility.
What if I want a 'fast' or 'slow' stock, wherein the actual price fluctuates at a certain rate, within a certain range.
Many stock exchanges have software to search through available stocks. The TSX screener, for example, uses the deliminators: exchange, sector, share price, market capitalization, earnings per share, 5 year annual income growth rate, and institutional holdings.
My question is: How can I search through stocks to find ones with particular rates of change, ie. 'fast/slow' 'steady/volatile' (as previously defined).
Can you use the aforementioned deliminators, do you have to use special software, are there specific terms to ping on search engines? Essentially, how can I search for stock context rather than stock properties.