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The "Cup Options" dialog box allows you to set the detection options for the Cup with Handle.

The "Cup Length" field specifies the minimum and maximum number of days in the cup. Seperate the minimum and maximum values by a comma (,) with no space. This option may not be removed.

The "Cup % Drop" field specifies the minimum and maximum percentage drop that can occur in the base.

The "Min. Previous % Runup" field specifies the minimum percentage gain that must occur before the left side of the base.

The "Min. Left Side Length" field specifies the minimum number of days in the left side of base.

The "Pivot % Off Cup Left" field specifies the minimum and maximum percentages that the pivot may be from the left side of the cup. For example, a minimum value of -40 maximum value of 5 would mean that the pivot must be between 40% below the left side of the cup and 5% above the left side of the cup (a high handle). This option may not be removed.

The "Handle Length" field specifies the minimum number of days in the handle, and the maximum percentage of days in the handle. For example, consider a stock with a Cup Length of 100 days. A minimum value of 2 days and a maximum percent of 40 would mean that the length of the handle must be at least two days, but no longer than 40 days (40% of the length of the cup).

The "Midpoint of Handle > Midpoint of Base" field specifies that the midpoint of the handle must be above the midpoint of the base.

Notes:
1. Removing the check next a specific option excludes that option from being considered when detecting stocks that meet the given critera.

2. All references to "days" refer to trading days. There are 5 trading days in a typical week (Monday-Friday).

3. The default values are by no means the best values. You are encouraged to set your own values based on your own personal trading preferences and experiences.