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Use timetotrade to set up your own customised Forex Alerts to execute trades, or notify you by Email or SMS when your trading conditions are met.
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You don't need to keep checking the market every few minutes to track what is happening to your forex prices and chart indicators. timetotrade will do the work for you, watching the markets, so you don't have to. As soon as your forex trading conditions are met this will trigger an email or SMS text alert to be sent to your pc or mobile phone....
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Forex Alerts - No Coding Required!
With timetotrade’s innovative “point-and-click” Trigger Technology, creating your own customised Forex Alerts is simple. There are no programming languages to learn, or complex macros to write. Just open your chart, click a Trigger Button, enter your parameters and activate ... and your Forex Alert is created. Simple! The next time your trading conditions are met, an alert will be sent to your mobile phone or email.
Build your own simple, Single-Condition alerts or create complex Multi-Condition alerts which will be triggered if a series of events occurs, for example you could create an alert on a Forex currency pair that will trigger if: the Stochastic falls below 20 followed by a MACD cross-over; or the RSI of a pair was to rise above 70, followed by a price spiking above a Bollinger Band.
The timtotrade Forex Alert tool supports:
- Multiple condition triggers for price and over 170+ pre-programmed Technical Indicators
- Extensive range of Candlestick Indicators and Candlestick Pattern Alerts
- Customisable indicator intervals, periods and parameters
- Create and customise your own proprietary indicators and set alerts against them
- Instant alerts to email or mobile phone as a SMS
- All the major currency pairs: EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, GBPUSD and more…
- Real-time Alerts for Forex and most liquid UK stocks
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How to Create Forex Alerts
To create an alert, go to the timetotrade CHARTS page >> , enter the ticker symbol for the currency pair you wish to follow in the symbol look up box and select from the drop down.
On timetotrade's Forex Charts you can add any number of overlays or secondary charts - choose from a library over 170+ indicators and even create your own indicators.
You can adjust the indicator colours and default period and deviation parameters to suit your strategy.
To the bottom left hand side of timetotrade's price and technical charts are sets of "Alert Trigger Buttons":
The following range of Alert Triggers are available on the timetotrade system:
Forex Rising and Falling Threshold Alerts
"Rising" and "Falling Threshold" Trigger Buttons can be used to create an alert to execute trades, or notify you, when the price or the value of an indicator rises above or falls below a particular value.
For example, to create an alert that will be triggered and execute a trade when the %K oscillator rises above a particular value eg 80, just click the "Rising Threshold" Trigger button, as indicated in the screen shot below.
Once you click on the charts' Alert Trigger Button, a text box appears on the chart, as shown.
Input the trigger value, eg 80 and Click the "Add Trigger" button.
The trigger will appear in the the Build Alert widget to the right hand side of the chart (as illustrated below). From here you can further customise the alert: add your own personal alert message, choose whether the alert will run once or will be reactivated once triggered, add more triggers to create a Multi-Condition alert and select your preferred methods of notification (email and/or SMS alerts).
Once you have finished customising your alert, click the "Activate" button.
And that's it!
Your alert is created. It really is that simple.
The next time the stochastic %K rises above 80, you will receive an alert to your email or cell phone.
Forex % Pull Back / Break Out Alert
"% Pull Back / Break Out" Trigger Buttons can be used to create an alert to execute trades, or notify you, when there is a percentage increase or decrease in the price or value of an indicator within a defined interval period.
For example if a Forex currency pair was increasing in price and you wanted to be notified if there was a pull-back on the TSI of more than 2% in a day and therefore a potential change of trend, you would use the "Pullback" Trigger to create the alert to execute trades, or notify you, when your investment conditions are met.
Forex Cross-Over / Cross-Under Alert
The "Cross Over" and "Cross Under" Trigger Buttons can be used to create an alert to execute trades, or notify you, when one indicator crosses another, or if the price rises or falls below an indicator.
For example, to create an alert that will be triggered when the Stochastic %K oscillator (dark green line) rises above the Stochastic %D oscillator (red line), follow the steps as shown in the diagram:
Step 1: Click on the "Postive Crossover" Trigger button
Step 2: Click on the "add trigger" button
Step 3: Click the "activate" button
The next time the %K oscillator crosses over above the %D oscillator you will be notified by an alert sent to your email or cell phone.
You customise the alerts to suit you: for example you can edit the alert message you will receive, decide how you would like to be notified and which email and/or mobile phone you would like the alert sent to.
Forex Break Out & Pull Back Alerts
"Breakout" and "Pullback" Trigger Buttons can be used to create an alert to execute trades, or notify you, when there is a sudden change in price or the value of an indicator within a given time interval.
For example if the Moving Average was falling and you wanted to be notified when it changes trend and increases by 5 points, you would use the 'Breakout' Trigger Buttons to create the alert to execute trades, or notify you, when your investment conditions are met.
Once you click on the charts' Alert Trigger Button, a text box appears on the chart, as shown.
Step 1: Select the "Break Out" Trigger Button
Step 2: Input the trigger increase, eg 5
Step 3: Click the "add trigger" button.
Step 4: Click the "activate button.
The next time the Moving Average increases by 5 points, you will receive an alert to your email or cell phone.
As previously, you could edit the alert to include your own personal alert message, choose whether the alert will run once or will be reactivated once triggered, add more triggers to the alert and select your preferred methods of notification (email and/or SMS alerts).
Customise Your Forex Alerts
You can customise your Forex Alerts further to suit you, for example:
- Select how you wish to be notified: email or SMS text alert to your mobile
- Edit and personalise the alert message you will receive
- Select the "sleep period" if you would like the alert to automatically reactivate itself once triggered.
- Add additional alert triggers to create a Multi-Condition alert
- Choose for alert conditions to be checked either at the end of the candle interval or checked on each tick received from the exchange.
More information on how to use the timetotrade system to create Forex Alerts can be found on the Creating an Alert >> pages.
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 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:
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:
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:
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:
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