What is Reading Waves?
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What is Reading Waves?

Born from a podcast episode 👶

Hello there,

My name is Minjie Shi. I am a UX designer with a passion for no code development located in Sydney, Australia. I did have a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne. However, that is not the reason why I have created Reading Waves.

I have got the idea for this newsletter mainly from listening to a podcast called Techmeme Ride Home. The host Brian McCullough mentioned to the listeners at the end of an episode that he is looking for a tool to identify publicly trading stocks that have been hitting the 52-week high consistently. With a bit of research around Google, I did find that such a tool does not exist. Nonetheless, I did find out various ways to access the historical data for publicly trading companies. Hence, I thought why don't I just built this by myself. After testing with Google Sheets and Python for a couple of weeks, I have finally been able to find a stable way to produce the required information.

A disclaimer

The data shown in all Reading Waves' content is not intended as legal, financial or investment advice and should not be construed or relied on as such. Before making any commitment of a legal or financial nature you should seek advice from a qualified and registered legal practitioner or financial or investment adviser.

The data📊

All the historical data for stocks you see here are from Yahoo Finance and accessed via Pandas.

The stocks that have been tracking for this newsletter can be accessed here. 478 publicly trading companies are being tracked in this newsletter now. The majority of them are stocks in the Technology sector from NASDAQ. On top of that, I have added VIAC and SONO to the list because they have been mentioned by Brian. Not all stocks in the Technology sector are tracked because Yahoo Finance was not able to provide data for all of them. If you have any specific stock(s) you would like to track in Reading Waves, please contact me via hello@minjie.design.

In terms of the 52-week high price, I have used the closing price each day to calculate it. If you see in some places where a different 52-week high price is shown for the stocks, this could be because they are considering the intraday price. I have deliberately use the closing price each day for such calculation because I feel that might be too much fluctuation within a day. To provide a more stable representation of the stock, I believe a closing price would be much better.

Contact me ✉️

If you would like to provide any feedback to improve this newsletter or encounter any issue regarding the subscription, please reach out to me via hello@minjie.design.