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Set An Alert For A Stock You're Watching

To help you stay on top of key market moves, we offer two types of custom technical alerts – simple Price Alerts and more complex Advanced Technical Alerts. These alerts will automatically notifify you via email, text message, or banner notifications on our site anytime your specific technical criteria is triggered.

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Set An Alert For A Stock You're Watching


About Technical Alerts

As an Extra or a Pro member, you can create and install your own custom alerts using specific technical criteria. Extra members can create and run up to 10 different alerts, while Pro members can create and run up to 100. These alerts range from very simple price alerts to more complex advanced alerts.

Price Alerts

If you're looking for an entry or exit point for a stock you're watching, our price alerts are just right for you. Simply choose a ticker symbol and set the price level you want it to cross above or below, then sit back and wait for us to notify you when that happens.

Advanced Technical Alerts

Our advanced technical alerts allow for more complex criteria than just a stock hitting a certain price level, and are often used to be notified of stocks or funds at the moment they first start to meet your technical criteria. You can think of advanced alerts almost like scheduled scans, and in fact, the Technical Alert Workbench will feel very familiar to users of our Advanced Scan Workbench.


Try Creating A Simple Price Alert!

One of the most common uses for a price alert is to be notified when a stock on your watchlist pulls back to a price level where you'd like to buy. Let's walk through setting up a price alert for a stock on the watchlist that you created in Step 5.

To access the Technical Alert Workbench, click on your name at the top of any page, then choose Your Alerts. This will take you to the Alert Center, where you can see the status of any alerts you've already created.

For now, click the "New" button at the top of the "Your Price Alerts" section. This will take you to the Technical Alert Workbench, ready for you to add your first price alert.

There are only four fields to fill out to create a price alert:

  1. First, choose your notification method - either email, SMS text message, or a banner notification on the website.
  2. Second, choose the symbol you'd like to be alerted about.
  3. Third, choose whether you're looking for the symbol to cross above or below the specified price. If we're looking for a pullback on the symbol from our watchlist, we would likely choose "Below" here.
  4. Fourth, specify the price you want the symbol to cross above or below. You can type in a price by hand, or use the "%" dropdown menu to the right and choose an option like "2% down". A price 2% lower than the current price will be automatically calculated and filled in for you.

Once you have your alert configured the way you'd like, simply press the green "Save Alert" button at the bottom of the workbench.

Click the "View All" button at the top of the workbench to go back to the Your Alerts page, where you can see the status of all your saved alerts.

For complete instructions on using our Technical Alerts, Click Here.

Predefined Alerts

You may have noticed a section at the bottom of the Your Alerts page labeled "Predefined Alerts". We've taken our most commonly-requested alerts and automatically run them for our users each day.

Checking the predefined alerts for important technical developments is a great way to find new opportunities for your next move. This is also a great place to start if you're new to technical scans and alerts. You'll find some powerful signals in our predefined alerts.

For complete instructions on using our Predefined Technical Alerts, Click Here.

We know you're busy, so our technical alerts are here to do the market-watching work for you. From simple Price Alerts to complex Advanced Technical Alerts, we can help keep you informed about changing market conditions.


With many of the most important account customizations and settings now in place and ready to go, it's time to start taking a closer look at the markets to put all those fancy new charts, scans and alerts to work. In our next article, we'll take a look at the "Summary Pages" available on StockCharts, which will help give you a complete picture of the current market landscape, from the high-level indexes down through the sectors and industry groups.

Happy Charting!

The StockCharts Team

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