The SlopeAlerts page lets you establish however many rules you like, based on any of the conditions available, to get real time alerts during the trading day about “events” that happen to the equity or cryptocurrency symbols you specify. It is available exclusively to Gold and Platinum members.
If you would like to upgrade your membership to have access, please click here.
Most traders like to know when a given financial instrument goes above or below a certain price, but you can access many other criteria besides just price. You can even use drawn objects as the basis for alerts by way of the chart-based alerts feature.
The first step is to enter a stock or crypto symbol (It will automatically load whatever symbol you are looking at to save you the trouble of typing it, although you can change it to anything):
After you click the Next Step button comes the most important part, which is the conditions.
Setting Alert Conditions
The program will fetch the latest price quote for whatever you are looking at, in case you need to refer to the most recent price data.
You can set up as many conditions as you like, but obviously you have to establish at least one. This is very much like SlopeRules: you choose a value from the dropdown, a condition, and then another value.
This lets you establish alerts based on, for example, a stock going above or below a certain price, or a 50-day moving average crossing above or below a 200-day moving average, or a stock hitting a new 52-week high or low.
You can also assert whether or not an “alert” is based on all the conditions being met, or merely any of them.
Values versus Data
There’s an important feature in that right column: you can enter either a value (like 25, or 33, or 3.73, or whatever you like) or a data point (such as a High price or Low price or 200-Day Moving Average, etc.) This gives you tremendous flexibility in how you design your conditions and express your requirements.
To “toggle” between the ability to enter values and the ability to choose from the dropdown, you just click the link shown, as illustrated here:
You can “fine tune” any available parameters as well.
Naming and Saving the Alert
Lastly, give your alert a name. Best to avoid a name like “Alert #1”; instead, give it a name that represents what it does in some way.
Choosing How to be Notified
Whether you have just one alert, or a hundred, you need a way to get notified. SlopeAlerts provides three different choices as to how alerts get sent to you: email, text, or Telegram. To establish the means by which you want to get notified (and you can change this at any time), you’ll want to click the Notification tab:
This is the portion of the dialog box where we set up the parameters regarding our notification. We can enter an email address……..
…..or get a SMS text on a phone……….
or use the Telegram application, whose specific instructions can be found here.
Your Browser Can Notify You Too
We’ve added a “bonus” method, which is accessible via this choice in SlopeCharts preferences:
As you have probably already deduced, this provides a browser-based method of alerting you to events. No need to check email, text, or Telegram. It’ll just pop right in front of you in SlopeCharts in your browser!
Of course, there are some days when you will have many alerts, and you may just decide to click Clear All instead of thumbing through them. The point is that this is a convenient new way to keep on top of prices that are relevant to your trading world.
As you build out your alert set, they will be store in the database and accessible via the My Alerts tab (alternately, you can get directly to this tab via SlopeCharts by clicking the Manage Alerts item from the right-click menu.
Importantly, we have integrated the alerts system into SlopeCharts. Just right-click anywhere on the chart to create the alert for whatever symbol are you examining:
To help you see what alerts you have already established, SlopeCharts will put an alert icon next to any ticker symbol that has an alert set.
Also, when you point at any given drawn object that has an associated alert, the tool tip will state that the alert has been set and will provide you the name given to it.
SlopeRules versus SlopeAlerts
You may ask: how is this different from SlopeRules? The main difference is immediacy.
SlopeRules crunches the numbers after the market is closed and sends you an end-of-day report with any triggers. SlopeAlerts, however, is monitoring the market in real time through the trading day, and it alerts you via email or text as to symbol-specific events which are triggered.