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Exponential Moving Average Alerts

Use timetotrade to set up trading rules and receive alerts to your email and mobile phone as soon as your Exponential Moving Average chart investment conditions are met. You can set up alerts that will notify you if Price crosses the Exponential Moving Average; if two Exponential Moving Averages cross; if the Open, High, Low, Close price is Above or Below the Exponential Moving Average; if the Price is Above the Exponential Moving Average and for example the RSI or Stochastic are oversold. After creating your alerts, you can then quickly backtest your alert based trading strategies.


The following provides an example of how some of these alerts can be set up using timetotrade. The best part is that you don't need to know how to code or use complicate user interfaces to do it - just point and click using the Timetotrade Trigger Trading Technology™.


If you're away from your computer, timetotrade will watch the markets for you. As soon as your alert conditions are met this will trigger an email or SMS text alert to be sent to your pc or mobile phone.


Create and customise your own alerts against over 100+ technical indicators. Or create alerts for custom indicators. Simple, intuitive "point and click" system - no programming required.


You can even build compound multi-condition alerts which will be triggered if a series of events occurs, for example you could create an alert on a stock that will trigger if: the MACD rises above zero and then crosses over; or the stochastic rises above 80 and the MACD falls below the smoothed MACD; or the RSI of a stock was to fall below 70, followed by a price pull back and a stochastic crossover.


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Learn more about the Exponential Moving Average indicator


What is an Exponential Moving Average Indicator?

The Exponential Moving Average indicator (EMA) is used to reduce the lagging on the simple Moving Average. This is achieved by applying more weight to recent prices relative to older prices. With weighting applied the Exponential Moving Average will react quicker to recent price changes compared to a simple Moving Average.


On timetotrade's charts the Exponential Moving Average is represented by a red line by default. The Exponential Moving Average default period is 12, but you can adjust the default values to find the best fit between the Price movement and the Exponential Moving Average indicator using the chart settings. The default colour of the line can also be changed using the chart settings:


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Please note that the default source data for the Exponential Moving Average is the Close price. The source data can be either the Open, High, Low or Close price, or any other indicator. For example you can start typing in the source data field 'RSI' for example to create an indicator which is the Exponential Moving Average of the RSI as illustrated:


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Create Exponential Moving Average Alerts

To create an alert, go to the timetotrade Charts page, and enter the ticker symbol for the stock or currency pair that you wish to follow. This will take you to the alert creation page. The system is defaulted to show the Price chart, but once you have set up a timetotrade account you can select your own default settings. Add Exponential Moving Averages using the chart settings and this will by default display the Exponential Moving Average as an overlay on the price chart.


To the bottom left hand side of of timetotrade's price and technical indicator charts are sets of "Alert Trigger Buttons". To create a Exponential Moving Average alert, just click on the Alert Trigger Buttons in the EMA chart, as illustrated in the screen shot below:


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There are no programming languages to learn, no macros or complex formulas for you to write. Just click a button, enter your parameters, "activate", and your alert is created. Simple!


The following type of Exponential Moving Average Alert Triggers are available on the timetotrade for creating single or multi-condition alerts:


align=top Rising Threshold Alert Trigger, is triggered when the value of the EMA rises above a specified value.
Alert Trigger Falling Threshold.png Falling Threshold Alert Trigger, is triggered when the value of the EMA falls below a specified value.
Alert Trigger Increases By.png Break-Out Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA increases by a specified value within a the selected interval period.
Alert Trigger Decreases By.png Pull-Back Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA decreases by a specified value within a the selected interval period.
Alert Trigger Increases By Percentage.png Percentage Break-out Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA increases by a specified value within a the selected interval period.
Alert Trigger Decreases By Percentage.png Percentage Pull-back Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA decreases by a specified percentage within a the selected interval period.
Alert Trigger Above.png Above Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA is above a specified value.
Alert Trigger Below.png Below Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA is below a specified value.
Alert Trigger Cross Over.png Positive Crossover Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA rises above / crosses over another indicator, price, a specified value or trend line that you have drawn on the chart.
Alert Trigger Cross Under.png Negative Crossover Alert Trigger, is triggered when the EMA falls below / crosses under another indicator, price, a specified value or trend line that you have drawn on the chart.


Create Alert for when Price Crosses the Exponential Moving Average

To create an alert that will notify you when the Close price rises above the Exponential Moving Average, click on the Positive Crossover Alert Trigger, then select the 'Close Price' and 'EMA 12' from the drop down menus as illustrated:


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Click on the 'Add Trigger' button:


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Then create a message to remind yourself why you created the alert and that is it. Activate the alert and the next time the Price Rises above the Exponential Moving Average, you will be notified by email or SMS:


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Create an Alert for when Two Exponential Moving Averages Cross

To create an alert that will notify you when two Exponential Moving Averages cross, use the Cross Over triggers. For example if you want to create an alert when a fast 10 period EMA falls below a slower 50 period moving average, add both EMAs to the chart using the chart settings, or you could use the 'Add Trigger' button in the Alert Builder. Select the Negative Cross Over Trigger on the chart and select the 'EMA 10' and 'EMA 50' lines from the drop down menus as illustrated:


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Click on the 'Add Trigger' button and Activate the alert as per the previous example. Simple. Quick. Easy. No coding required - just point and click.


Go to the Ask A Question section on the timetotrade forum to see the type of EMA alerts that timetotrade users are creating:



Exponential Moving Average Trading Strategies

You can use TimeToTrade to execute trades when your Trigger Trading™ alert conditions have been met. For example, an order can be created to sell 100,000 GBPUSD when your Exponential Moving Average alert trigger conditions have been met, with a take profit order if the price decreases by 20 points / pips and a stop loss if the price increases by 10 points as per the following example:


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Multi-Condition Alerts

TimeToTrade can also be used to create alerts on Price and Volume as well as the technical indicators such as Stochastic, RSI, Bollinger Bands and Moving Averages plus a lot more. You can also create alerts on your own Custom Indicators.


Once you are familiar with creating basic alerts you can use TimeToTrade's advanced features to customise your alerts to suit you. You can build compound alerts containing multiple trigger conditions against price and multiple technical indicators; for example: you could set up an alert to notify you, or execute a trade, when the price falls below a defined value followed by the stochastic increasing above 20 and then a positive MACD crossover:


MultiConditionAlert.png


You can also edit the alert message you will receive and be notified by Email and SMS text messages when your alert trigger conditions are met.


To learn more about Sequencing and Grouping Multiple Alert Triggers click here.


Check Alert Triggers at Interval Close or on Each Tick During the Interval

Alerts can be set up to check if the trigger condition has been met at the end of an interval or on each tick during the interval. When creating alerts, click on the alert trigger and set the 'Check trigger when' field to 'interval closes' or 'on each tick during the interval' to change the behaviour.


For example if you wanted to check if the Close Price at the end of a 15 minute interval rises above 1.5, select 'interval closes' as illustrated:


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If however you wanted to check for example if the hourly RSI falls below 30 and want to get an alert if that happens during the 1 hour interval, rather than checking at the close of the 1 hour interval, check the alert trigger 'on each tick during the interval' as illustrated:


Check trigger interval 2.png


Forum Discussions

Go to the Ask a Question section on the TimeToTrade forum to see the type of alerts and trading strategies that TimeToTrade users are creating:


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