How do I create a price alert for a single stock?

How do I create a price alert for a single stock?

Do you want to be alerted when a stock hits a certain price? As an Extra or PRO member you can using our technical alert workbench. Below you will find the steps to take to create a price alert.

Access the Technical Alert Workbench

To access the Technical Alert Workbench from the Members Dashboard, click the “Technical Alert Workbench” link in the Control Center, or click the “New Alert” button in the Alert Center section of the page.

Create the Price Alert

To create a price alert you will start in the “Alert Criteria” box. By default the box will show [symbol = '$INDU'] and [close x 13000] but this can be changed. In the case of this tutorial we will use ticker symbol MSFT to see when MSFT close is greater than $28.

To get started delete $INDU and type in MSFT. It will read [symbol=MSFT] In your alert you can use any ticker symbol. It does not have to be MSFT.

Next, we need to add the price portion to the scan. You can delete X 1300 and instead enter the greater than symbol followed by 28. It will look like this. [ Close > 28].

If you are creating your own alert the price does not have to be greater than 28. You can enter in the value you prefer to use for your alert. If you prefer to to know when a stock is less than a certain value you will use the less than ”<” symbol. If you want to know when the stock crosses a certain price you will use “X”. If you want to know when it hits an exact value you would type [Close = and then insert the price].

Check Syntax

Once your alert is created click “check syntax” to make sure it is entered correctly. If the syntax is correct you are ready to Add/Modify the alert.

Add/Modify Alert

To save the alert click the “Add/Modify Alert” button. A popup will appear and you can give the alert a title and click OK. You are all set. The alert is enabled and you will be notified via email when your alert criteria is met.

Extra members can create 5 alerts. PRO members can create 50.

Manage Saved Alert

To manage your alert you can use the Technical Alert Summary page. From the Extra or PRO Control Center you will click “Technical Alert Summary” to access the page. Here you can see the list of alerts you have created and can see what state the alert is in. If you want to pause your alert click the “pause” icon. To edit your alert click “Edit Your Alerts”. If you want to view the predefined alert page StockCharts provides click “View Predefined Technical Alert Summary”.