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Stock & Forex Price Alerts
Use timetotrade to set up trading rules and receive alerts to your email and mobile phone as soon as your Open, High, Low or Close Price chart investment conditions are met. Real time Price alerts are available for range of Stocks and Forex markets. Alerts can be set up to notify you, or execute trades, when the Price Rises above or Falls below a Price Threshold; when Candle Stick Patterns are formed; when Price crosses an Exponential Moving Average; Price breaks through an Upper or Lower Bollinger Bands®; Price tests support or resistance levels or touches a trend lines.
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.
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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What is a Price Chart?
The price chart presents the 'Interval' close price over a user defined historical 'View' period. For example you can select to see a price chart with a historical View of one day and an Interval period of fifteen minutes; in this case the price at the end of each fifteen-minute interval period over the course of the day is plotted on the chart.
An overview of Candlesticks
A candle represents the changes in price over an interval of time such as 1 day or 1 minute. The main body of the candle illustrates the opening price at the start of the time interval and the price when the market closed at the end of the interval. The head and tail represent the highest and lowest prices during the interval.
The length of the 'Head' is the difference between the highest price during the interval and the greater of the Open or Close price. The length of the 'Tail' is the difference between the lowest price and the difference between lesser of the Open or Close price. The length of the 'Body' if the difference between the Open and Close price. The full length of the candle is referred to as the 'Shadow'.
If the price closed at a price above the opening price, then the candle is referred to as a 'bullish' candle and if the price closed below the opening price, then the candle is referred to as a 'bearish' candle. On the TimeToTrade charts the bullish candles are coloured green and the bearish candles are coloured red as illustrated:
Create Price 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.
To the bottom left hand side of of timetotrade's price and technical indicator charts are sets of "Alert Trigger Buttons". To create Open, High, Low or Close Price alerts, just click on the Alert Trigger Buttons on the chart, as illustrated in the screen shot below:
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 Price Alert "Rising" and "Falling Threshold" Trigger Buttons, as identified in the image shown, can be used to create an alert to notify you, or execute trades, when a security's last trade price increases above or falls below a 'threshold' price that you choose. You would use Rising and Falling Threshold Triggers to create alerts to notify you by email or text message to your mobile/cell phone when support and resistance levels are tested.
The Price Alert "% Breakout" and "% Pullback" Trigger Buttons can be used to create an alert to notify you, or execute trades, when there is a percentage increase or decrease in the last trade price within the defined interval period. For example if a stock was increasing in price and you wanted to execute a trade if there was a price pull-back of more than 2% in a day and therefore a potential change of trend, you would use the "Pullback" Trigger.
The Price Alert "Breakout" and "Pullback" Trigger Buttons can be used to create an alert to notify you, or execute trades, when there is a sudden change in the last trade price based on a fixed increase or decrease in the price within a given time interval. For example if a stock price was falling and you wanted to execute a trade when it changes trend and increases by 20 pence/cents, you would the 'Breakout' Trigger Buttons.
Create an Alert for when the Price Rises above a Value
In this example an alert will be created to provide a notification of when the Close price rises above 1.6100. To do so click on the 'Rising Threshold' trigger as illustrated:
Select the 'Close' price from the choice of Open, High, Low or Close price for the selected interval, then enter the value '1.6000' and then click on the 'Add Trigger' button:
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 1.6100, you will be notified by email or SMS:
Price 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 Price 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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