03-10-2017 11:53 AM - last edited 4 weeks ago
All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
The new web trading platform now offers 'Indicator' alerts which can be added via the 'Alerts' tab on a chart. Check out the step by step guide below and feel free to submit any feedback or suggestions on this new functionality.
You can add indicator alerts to any chart via the Alert > Indicator option.
Specify which indicator you would like to focus on and the specifics of the alert.
Choose when you would like to be alerted, and click 'Set Alert'. If you wanted to add another indicator alert feel free to do so. Add a message if required.
You'll see a confirmation of your alert...
...and also see it via the 'Alerts' fly out from the left hand side. This is also where you can delete if required. (Don't forget you need to choose between 'Price Change', 'Price Level' and 'Indicator Alert' at the top.)
Let us know what you think
04-10-2017 12:58 PM
James - Thanks, this looks like a good feature.
Digressing a little bit ... where is this status shown where one could reference it prior to placing a bet? I don't see it in product details or using info buttons unless I am missing something.
04-10-2017 04:00 PM - edited 04-10-2017 04:00 PM
Hey @D600 thanks for your message.
I have had a word with our shares desk and they have confirmed that a request has been raised to add functionality into the new platform to let you know as soon as you open the deal ticket. The result should be something similar to what happens when you open a 'closing only' stock (as below) which appears directly under the SELL/BUY button.
Restrictions on stocks are very rare, however this sometimes occurs with stock which is being heavily shorted in the underlying market. The restriction you have encountered would only be on shorting stock via a Forward Shares trade on spread betting.
A manual work around (which I appreciate isn't perfect but may tie you over until this new functionality is added) is to test with a working order at a level which wouldn't be triggered. You can then delete the working order.
04-10-2017 08:15 PM - edited 04-10-2017 09:27 PM
Thanks for your response.
Yesterday several of the spread bet shorts for stock forwards had this message, I must have tried 4 or more. Yet when I look at the market data it showed the IG pool to be 92% long for FCAU in this example.
Are you saying it is pretty much standard for forwards?
05-10-2017 10:41 AM
I just re-read what I said yesterday and I think I need to clarify a couple of points. The majority of stocks don't have restrictions on the whole, and the majority of the deal flow which comes through IG goes through automatically and without restriction, however of the shares forwards on spread betting, about 40% ~ can only be shorted on the DFB.
This basically comes down to stock which have a high or variable borrow charge.I hope this clarifies things. Our senior shares dealer is aware of this, as is our project owner of the new web trading platform, so I just wanted to assure you we are working on your feedback and adding this functionality to the platform.
05-10-2017 12:39 PM
hi @JRDragon - Currently there is nothing on the road map to add additional indicator alerts, however we are always looking for client sentiment and feedback. Which ones would you specifically like?
Also to the wider community, if you would like to see additional indicator alerts please let me know and I'l pass back to the Project Manager.
18-10-2017 03:58 PM
23-12-2017 02:33 AM
The alerts are great, if only you could create an alert for price crossing a trendline. At the moment I'm guessing when price will cross the trendline to be alerted.
Would be great if I could right click the trendline and create an alert.
10-01-2018 04:14 PM - edited 10-01-2018 04:32 PM
I use Directional Movement indicator on my charts. Could you pass along to the Project Manager to add this to the indicator alert?
Also, I always get the long detailed indicators that triggered the alert, which obscured the message I actually put on the alert because the message is placed at the end of the alert. Is there a way to just show the custom message I set for the alert, and nothing else?