Managing Stock Alerts

StockMarketEye provides a built-in alert system that notifies you of important activity in your Watchlists and Portfolios. Currently you can set alerts on 8 different values including "Last Price", "% Change" or even "P/E".

Alerts are created for individual ticker symbols. If you have the ticker symbol in more than one location (such as in 2 portfolios or in 1 portfolio and a watchlist), the alert applies to the ticker symbol in every location. This helps you stay notified of what’s happening even if you are not focused on the Watchlist or Portfolio where the alert was raised.

You can create any number of alerts for a ticker symbol. For example, you can create one alert for when the price goes above a certain value and another for when the price goes below a different value.

Alert Management

All alerts are managed centrally on the "Alerts Management" page. This page lists all of the alerts you have set, allows you to filter the alerts by ticker symbol, as well as add, delete and modify alerts.

You can open the Alerts Management page by clicking on the "Alerts" button on the Watchlist or Portfolio's toolbar. If there is a currently selected item in the Watchlist or Portfolio, when the "Alerts Management" page opens, it will automatically filter the alerts to show only those for the selected ticker symbol.

Filter Stock Alerts

All alerts are shown in the list on the Alerts Management page. To make it easier to find existing alerts, you can type the ticker symbol you're looking for in the search field above the list.

When you hit the Return key in the filter field, the first alert in list will be selected and its details will be shown. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate up or down in the list of filtered alerts.

Create New Stock Alert

To create a new stock alert, open the "Alerts Management" page and then click on the green "New Alert" button. You will then see an empty set of alert fields to the right of the alert list.

In the alert fields, you specify the various settings for the alert.

  • The “Symbol” is the ticker symbol for this alert. The alert will be set on this ticker symbol globally (i.e. in all portfolios and watchlists) in StockMarketEye.
    • NOTE: The symbol used here must be the same as the ticker symbol used in the Prices view. If the alert icon does not show in the Prices view, be sure to verify that the ticker symbol there and in the Alerts are the same.
  • In the “Column” dropdown you choose the column on which want to set an alert.
  • In the “Comparison” dropdown you choose how you want to compare the current value from the selected “Column”.
  • In the “Value” dropdown you choose the value at which the alert should be triggered.

When you are done setting the values of the alert, click on the “OK” button to add the alert to the alerts list.

When you are done adding or modifying the alerts, click on the "Done" button in the top-right corner of the window and StockMarketEye will activate the alerts and return you to the main screen.

Alert Visuals

When there is an alert set for a ticker symbol, a blue bell will be shown in the left-most column.

When the alert has triggered, an orange bell will be shown in the left-most column and the line will have an orange background.

Examples of Alerts

Alert when the current price goes above 95

  1. Column: Last Price
  2. Comparison: Greater Than
  3. Value: 95

Alert when the current price goes below 95

  1. Column: Last Price
  2. Comparison: Less Than
  3. Value: 95

Alert when the holding has gained more than 5%

  1. Column: Position % Gain/Loss (Portfolio only)
  2. Comparison: Greater Than
  3. Value: 5

Alert when the holding has lost more than 5%

  1. Column: Position % Gain/Loss (Portfolio only)
  2. Comparison: Less than
  3. Value: -5

Modify A Stock Alert

To modify an alert, first find the ticker symbol you want to change in the list of alerts. Then click on the specific alert you want to modify. The details of that alert will be displayed to the right of the list of alerts.

Make your changes to the fields of the alert. When you are done making changes to the alert's fields, click the OK button to save the changes.

Finally, click on the "Done" button on the top-left corner of the window to active the alerts and return to the main StockMarketEye screen.

Delete Stock Alerts

You can delete individual alerts or multiple alerts. 

Select the alert or alerts you want to delete, then click on the "Delete" button at the bottom of the list of alerts. You will be asked for confirmation and then the alerts will be removed.

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