How to add an Alert

Alerts can be a valuable tool for an active trader or investor.

  • Alerts give a trader or investor the ability to be notified by different SmartTrader market events.
  • The different forms of alerts can even be used to automate actions based on market events such as place trades, send SMS, send email, alert by sound and more.
  • These events can be set to alert based on price variables, time variables, technical indictors, geometric drawings and more.

Alert Notifications

Alert Notifications can be received in multiple formats:

    • SmartTrader Charts Notification is the default notification that appears on smarttrader.com/charts.

 

 

  • Email Notifications can be set up through SmartTrader to send direct emails with details of an alert that was triggered.

 

 

  • SMS Notifications (Text Messaging) can be set up through SmartTrader to send text messages to mobile devices with details of an alert that was triggered.

 

 

Currently SmartTrader does not send out alerts if you do not have a device connected and signed into smarttrader.com where the alerts are enabled.

 

How to Add Alerts

To add Alerts to your trading analysis can be accomplished in many different ways however the process is very similar.

Step 1 (Multiple Options)

  • Right click to add an alert can be done on almost all drawings, indicators and rates by right clicking on the element desired.

  • Using the quick settings tool box: alert can be done by selecting a geometric drawing and selecting the alert icon if it appears in the quick settings tool box.

  • Adding an Alert through the indicator labels can by done by selecting the + symbol in the indicator label.

  • There are many ways to add alerts some are unique to the individual tool and as new features and functions become available the ability to add alerts will evolve.

Step 2

Select what interaction that will trigger the alert.

Options may include:

    • More – Meaning the value of the defined element adding an alert to reaches a value more than what it is compared against.
    • Less – Meaning the value of the defined element adding an alert to reaches a value that is Less than what it is compared against.
    • Equals – Meaning the value of the defined element adding an alert to equals the same value of element it is set to compare against.
    • Crossing – Meaning the value of the defined element crosses the compared elements values.
    • Crossing Up – Meaning the defined elements values go from a lesser value than the compared element to a greater value than the compared element.
    • Crossing Down – Meaning the defined elements values go from a greater value than the compared element to a lesser value than the compared element.
    • Moving Up – Meaning that a value of the selected element increases the amount of Pips defined within a defined amount of bars.
    • Moving Down – Meaning that the value of the selected element decreases the amount of Pips defined within a defined amount of bars.
    • Moving Up % – Meaning that the value of the selected element increases by the percent defined within a defined amount of bars.
    • Moving Down % – Meaning that the value of the selected element decreases by the percent defined within a defined amount of bars.

 

 

Step 3

Define the Second Element that creates the value to compare the first element to. This defines what will interact with the defined element.
*Options in this list will vary depending on the elements that the element in first box can interact with.

Step 4

Select a Frequency on how often the alert should restart if triggered.

Options may include:

    • Once – Meaning if the alert is triggered it will not be rearmed.
    • 1 Minute, 5 Minutes, or 10 Minutes – Meaning after an alert is triggered it will be rearmed after the time defined passes.

 

 

Step 5

Define if the Alert is to trigger at the open of the next candle ‘New candle’ or at the next tick of the market ‘New rate’ after the criteria for the alert has been met.

Step 6 (optional)

Check the box to the right of ‘Expiry Date:’ to enter in an expiration time and date to prevent alert from triggering beyond a certain defined time.

    • Time formate = dd/mm/yyyy, hh:mm

 

 

Step 7 (optional)

Check the box to the right of ‘Sound:’ if the desire to be notified by device using a sound notification.

Currently there are 9 different sound notifications available.

Step 8 (optional)

Check the box to the right of ‘Send Notification:’ to have notification sent by email or SMS (text)

Multiple contact methods can be enabled.

 

 

Step 9 (optional)

Add a comment to alert for additional documentation.

Step 10 (optional)

Assign a trading action to be preformed when the alert is triggered.

Options include: 

    • Buy: Option to place a buy order with additional options to: add a Stop and Limit, a Trailing Stop, and have the ability to define trading accounts.
    • Sell: Option to place a sell order with additional options to: add a Stop and Limit, a Trailing Stop, and have the ability to define trading accounts.
    • Close: Option to Close All Sells or Close All Buys

 

 

Step 11

Select Save and Run. Your alert will now notify you based on parameters set and the conditions are met.

Currently SmartTrader does not send out alerts if you do not have a device connected and signed into smarttrader.com where the alerts are enabled.

 

Alerts Manager

The Alerts Manager can opened from two different locations. 

    • Top Right near the Account Manager button
    • Left Tool Bar below the scripting icon.

 

 

The Alert Manager allows you to:

    • View All Running Alerts
    • Disable/Enable an Alert
    • Stop All Alerts
    • Restart All Alerts
    • Delete Alerts
    • Review History of Alerts

 

 

Active Alert Manager

Alert History Manager


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