Alerts
This section describes all user-defined alerts in TradersYard X. The following Alerts are supported:
  • Price Alerts
  • Time Alerts
  • Indicator Alerts

Price Alerts

The price alert is triggered when a current price has broken through the specified user price level. You can use this to operate in different events on the trading chart. A price alert may also be linked to an order. If the price alert is activated, this either deletes or activates the order.
Should you create a price alert TradersYard X will note the
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price of instruments for the creation. Additionaly you can choose, whether the price alert will be activated in RTH (RealTimeTradingHours) only or outside these hours.
The Price alerts tab contains the following columns:
Column
Meaning
Instrument
Instrument symbol
Price
Price level at which the alert will be triggered
Trigger on
Price type at which the alert will be triggered (Last, Ask oder Bid)
Reason
The reason for alert (set manually)
Sound
The sound that will be played when the alert is triggered. If no sound is selected, the reason for alert will be spoken by a synthetic voice.
E-Mail
An Email address can be entered (e.g. [email protected]). If the price alert gets triggered a notification will be sent per email.
Popup
If the price alert gets triggered a notification will be send as popup.
Is global
The price alert will be displayed on the chart
Is RTH
The price alert will be activated only during the regular trading hours
Mobile Notific.
Enable mobile notification
Parameter
Custom user input
Right clicking in the Price alerts tab will bring up the context menu with the following options:
  • Add Alert: adds a new alert and opens a popup to enter the criteria.
  • Edit Alert: opens the popup that allows you to edit the criteria.
  • Remove Alert: deletes the selected alert.
  • Export to MS Excel: exports the alert rows into a CSV-file.
You can add an indicator alert by doing one of the following:
  1. 1.
    Right click in the charting area to bring up the context menu, then select the Add Price Alert menu item.
  2. 2.
    Select Tools from the main menu followed by the Alerts -> Price alert.
Specific settings can also be called up by clicking the symbol (marked below) next to the cancel box.
Next, select the sound for the price alert from the drop-down list:
If you click on Choose other... the sound library window will open:
If the market price reaches the price entered in the price alert, the specified sound will be heard. To program an e-mail to be sent when the price alert is activated:
  • You can set this up under the Preferences or
  • Make the changes individually in the Price alert tab by right clicking the required price alert and selecting Edit Alert.
Price alerts can be managed within the Price alert manager. Example 1.Deleting orders with a price alert (OCO orders created by holding the CTRL button).
Example 2.Activating orders with a price alert (IfDone orders created by holding the Alt button).
Take a look at this further example with dynamic orders and read more information about order combinations in the Order groups (connections) section.
Price alerts may be saved as order templates. However, this setting is valid for discretionary trades but not for TX++ mode. Using the Alert handler you can program individual features for alerts.
Important! To make price alert visible on a chart please activate Show Price Alert Lines. Details on page Chart Toolbar: Price markers and spread markers

Time Alerts

Time alert is a one-time or iterative reminder about specific important dates such as:
  • 14:30 American market data
  • Expiration days for futures or options
  • Reminder every Friday at 14:30 during 10 weeks etc.
The Time alerts tab contains the following columns:
Column
Meaning
Date&Time
Date and time of the (next) reminder
Reason
The reason for alert (set manually)
Iteration
Repetition frequency for the time alert. If no repetition frequency is entered here, the alert will be triggered only once.
Iteration Type
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Sound
The sound to be played when the alert is triggered. If no sound is selected, the reason for the alert will be spoken by a synthetic voice.
E-Mail
An Email address can be entered (e.g. [email protected]). If the price alert gets triggered a notification will be sent per email.
Popup
If the price alert gets triggered a notification will be send as popup.
Mobile Notific.
Enable mobile notification
Cancel
Deletes the alert
Parameter
Custom user input
Show on Chart
Display alert on Chart
Instruments
Display alert only on exact Instrument Chart
Color
Color of alert
Right clicking in the Time alerts tab will bring up the context menu with the following options:
  • Add Alert: adds a new alert and opens a popup to enter the criteria.
  • Edit Alert: opens the popup that allows you to edit the criteria.
  • Remove Alert: deletes the selected alert.
  • Export to MS Excel : exports the alert rows into a CSV-file.
You may select the following criteria in the alert popup:
Using the Alert handler you can also program individual features for alerts.

Indicator Alerts

This functionality allows you to set an alert that will inform you when a particular indicator has crossed the defined price level.
The indicator alerts tab contains the following columns:
Column
Meaning
Chart
Shows the instrument and time frame for which an indicator alert was set
Indicator
The indicator that will trigger the alert once the set price level is crossed
Last Price
Current price
Alert Price
Price level at which alert will be triggered
Reason
The reason for alert (set manually)
Sound
The sound to be played when the alert is triggered. If no sound is selected, the reason for alert will be spoken by a synthetic voice.
State
There are two possible states:
Waiting: the alert has not been yet triggered
Activated: the alert has been triggered by the price that reached the specified level
Mobile Notific.
Enable mobile notification
Cancel
Deletes the alert
You can add an indicator alert by doing one of the following:
  1. 1.
    Right click in the charting area to bring up the chart context menu, then select the Add Indicator Alert menu item
  2. 2.
    Select the Alerts -> Indicator Alert menu option from the Tools main menu.
This functionality allows you to set an alert that will inform you when a particular indicator crosses the specified price level.
Click the symbol marked on the image below to bring up the specific settings window.
Then select the sound directly from the price box drop-down list:
If you click on Choose other... the sound collection window will be opened:
As soon as the defined price is crossed by an indicator you will hear the selected sound once.
If you wish to be informed about the triggered indicator alert via email, you can enable this:
  • In the Preferences: General within the Preferences (general setting);
  • By right clicking on the desired price alert in the Price alert tab. Select the Edit Alert menu item within the context menu (individual setting).
Right clicking in the Indicator alerts tab will bring up the context menu with the following options:
  • Add Alert: adds a new alert and opens a popup to enter the criteria.
  • Edit Alert: opens the popup that allows you to edit the criteria.
  • Remove Alert: deletes the selected alert.
  • Export to MS Excel : exports the alert rows into a CSV-file.
Using the Alert handler you can also program individual features for alerts.

IfDone, OCO Connections between alerts

Connect alerts with IfDone (alt + left mouse button) and OCO (Strg(Ctrl) + left mouse button) connections.
Example
  1. 1.
    If the entry order gets triggered the Alert1 short and Alert1 long will be activated because a IfDone connection (green line) was set.
  2. 2.
    If the Limit order (long target) gets filled the price Alert1 short will be cancelled because of a OCO connection (red line) was set. Furthermore if the Alert1 (long) gets triggered the Stop order will be cancelled.
  3. 3.
    If the Stop order (short stop) gets filled the price Alert1 long will be cancelled because of a OCO connection (red line) was set. Furthermore if the Alert1 (short) gets triggered the Limit (Target) order will be cancelled.
Price alerts can be connected among each other in the OCO-group.

General Settings

In the Configuration Editor you can enter the following settings, about how to get informed of Alerts:
  • Message Box
  • Sound
  • E-Mail
  • Mobile Notifier
  • and various other Settings.
What you enter in the Configuration Editor will be the default setting of each alert.