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Alerts Help


The section of this site is designed to alert you to customised movements on selected stocks. When you have set an alert the system will automatically send you an E mail when the stock moves in such a way as to trigger the alert.

This is an especially useful service for investors who trade using limit orders, or who are looking to set stop and trailing stop losses.

The first time you log onto the alerts page you will see the screen shown below

To set an alert please follow the steps below:

1. Enter the epic of the company you wish to have an alert for.
2. Click on the drop down box under Condition - this will give you the following options; Current Price, Bid Price, Offer Price and Trade Price.
3. Select the condition you want.
4. Click on the next drop down box and select from the following parameters; >,<, >=,<=, =, rises by and falls by.
5. In the next blank field add the figure relating to the previous boxes
6. Choose between pence and % on day in the last drop down box
7. Click on save

In the example below we have selected to be alerted when VOD (Vodafone) price moves to greater than 120p:

We then Click on save and the following screen is displayed:

The E mail alert will now be sent to the E mail specified when or if the price of Vodafone moves above 120p i.e. 121p or greater. This alert will stay in place until it is either triggered by the stocks movement or it is edited/deleted by the user.

The E mail will default to be sent to the original E mail address you registered with unless you change in the ‘E mail alerts Box’ (See above) to alternate E mail address and press save. Please note that this does not alter the original E mail we have on file, and any new address will only be used in conjunction with this alert. It is worth noting that certain E mail providers will forward on your E mail via SMS to you mobile phone.

When you return to the alerts page it will show any alerts that have not been triggered until they are either manually deleted or triggered.