This article will show you a few example alerts you can set for any data on YCharts, including:
- Price movement alerts
- Financial metric vs a numerical value
- Financial metric vs another metric
- Economic data alerts
Price movement alerts
There are a number of price alerts you can set, the most frequently used are short-term alerts on price movements.
Below is an example of setting alerts if any stock in your watchlist moved +/- 2% in one day or 5% in a week:
Fundamental alert by value
- Set values for any financial metric found on YCharts. This is mainly helpful for a watchlist of securities that you want to be notified of major changes:
Fundamental alert triggered by another metric:
- Alerts can be triggered based on the values of other metrics for that same stock. When the value of one metric crosses the value of the other, you'll receive an alert:
- 1 month total returns >= 3 month total returns: This is an example of a momentum alert. Short term price swings compared to a longer term could signal larger price movements in the stock.
- price target >= price: Receive an alert whenever the consensus price of a stock rises above the current value of the stock.
- Buy Recommendations >= Sell Recommendations: Receive an alert when the number of analysts saying a company is a "buy" become higher than "sell."
- 50 Day simple moving average >= 200 day simple moving average: Receive an alert when the 50 day moving average crosses over the 200 day moving average. Flip the inequality to receive an alert for the opposite.