TradingView alerts are immediate notifications when the market meets your custom criteria. For example, "Alert me if Apple crosses above $150". All users can get visual popups, audio signals, email alerts and email-to-sms alerts, and also PUSH notifications that are sent to your phone.
You can also create alerts on prices, indicators, strategies and/or drawing tools:
Set your own alerts and get notifications on any device. Pick a price level that matters and create an alert that triggers when there’s movement. Receive notifications through email, mobile pushes or on your desktop.
Build alerts based on any of the 1,000+ indicators on TradingView, including those created by the community. Customize each alert with conditions like “crossing up” or “exiting channel” at any duration.
Create an alert for a strategy and receive a notification whenever a strategy's order is executed.
Get custom alerts that are unique to what you see on a chart. Use the line drawing tool to make trend lines, channels and other custom drawings. Then you can create an alert based on what you draw.
There are several ways to set an alert:
1. The button on the top toolbar:
2. The button in the alert manager window:
3. From the right-click menu:
4. The button on the drawing panel:
5. The Plus button next to the current price on the price scale:
6. The button in the idea title:
Alerts can be created on data series, indicator plots, strategy orders and drawing objects.Alerts on data series are independent of the time intervals, while alerts for studies do depend on the interval because it’s taken into account when calculating indicators.
NOTE! If the indicator parameter is changed after the alert was created, then the alert will be triggered using the old settings.
When you create an alert, the following settings are available:
Use the following options to be notified when your alerts are triggered:
Alerts are available for the following drawings:
If a drawing has an active alert, you’ll see an icon next to the drawing (same color as the drawing).
If the alert is inactive, the icon becomes gray.
If the drawing is changed, the alert is automatically adjusted.
Note! Drawing alerts depend on the chart resolution, just like the indicator alerts.
The most basic and widely used alert. Essentially saying, “let me know when price crosses X”, the crossing alert is triggered when the current price series crosses the value, that is set when the alert is created (doesn’t matter which direction).
Usage example: "I want to know when Google goes up by $10 from the current price". Open a GOOGL chart and then open the Alert menu. The current price will be filled in the price box (right now it's 97.40). Choose Crossing and change it manually to 107.40. That's it!
Alternatively, you can right-click the chart where it says $107.40 and choose Set Alert. The 107.40 price will be filled in automatically.
A more specific version of the Crossing alert. You get to specify whether a price is crossed in an upward move, or a downward move. This is useful when the Crossing Down alert is triggered when the current series crosses downwards the value set in the alert. Crossing Up is for alerting when price crosses the value upwards.
Usage example: "Microsoft is currently at 44.54. I think it will go down, and then back up to $42, at which point I'll buy because it's an upward trend. So, I want to know when MSFT crosses $42 UPWARD." So, open a chart of MSFT, and choose Crossing Up alert type and type in 42.
This alert is for when you want to know that price didn’t just bump into a level you set, but actually surpassed it.
Greater Than alert is triggered if the price series reaches a value that is higher than the one set in the alert. Respectively, Less Than alert is triggered if the series reached a value lower than the one set in the alert.
Usage example: "Apple now is at $97.79 and approaching the psychologically difficult price of $100. It's likely AAPL price will bounce off $100 a few times, but once it's through, I think it'll continue to rise steadily. Therefore, I'd like to know once the $100 barrier is bypassed for good." So, you open the AAPL chart and set the alert to Greater Than $100 for AAPL, and once the price is GREATER THAN $100, you’ll be alerted.
Channels are defined boundaries above and below a certain price. Usually channels define the typical random volatility of price for a stock, and a move across channel borders can be seen as a significant or an out-of-the-ordinary move by the price.
Entering Channel alert is triggered when the series enters the channel that was defined when the alert was created. Exiting Channel, logically, is triggered when the series exits the channel.
Channel boundaries can be defined by the series or levels (or their combination). These alert us of the position of the previous bar relative to the channel.
Usage example: "By looking at the historical price chart, Cisco's price roughly fluctuates about $2 after each earnings and then jumps. It's at $25.86 right now. The next earnings are coming up soon and I'd like to see if price moves out of the +$2 or -$2 channel from what it is now".
If you set the Exiting Channel alert with the +2 and -2 relative to the current price, and you'll be alerted.
Inside Channel alert is triggered if the series value is within the channel and Outside Channel alert when the series value is out of the channel. The value should be set when creating the alert.
These alerts, unlike Entering Channel/Exiting Channel alerts, don't take into account the position of the previous bar relative to the channel.
Usage example: This one is very similar to the Entering / Exiting Channel, except it lets you know if the value is inside or outside the defined channel.
This is the Crossing Up / Crossing Down alert with one additional parameter - time. You can get alerted if the stock goes up by $X within a certain amount of time (i.e. bars).
Moving Up alert is triggered if the price goes up by a certain value that you set in the alert (within a pre-specified number of bars). Moving Down alert does the same thing, but when the price goes down.
Usage example: "I want to know if Google goes up by $10 within the next 4 days, but after that, I don’t care." You'll want to open a GOOGL chart and set each bar to equal to 1 day. Then, open the Alert menu, and the current price will be filled in the price box (right now it’s 97.40). Choose Moving Up and change it manually to 107.40 and set the number of bars to 4 (since you wanted 4 days and each bar is set to 1 day). That's it, you're all done!
Moving Up % alert is the same as above, except it is in percent. It's triggered if the price goes up by a certain percentage, which you set in the alert. The specified amount of bars. Moving Down alert - when the price goes down for the set percent.
Usage example: Same thing as Moving Up / Down, but with percentage . You don't have to calculate the target value in your head, you can simply choose UP 10%, for example, and if the current price is $97.40, the target will automatically be set at $97.40 x 1.1 = $107.14.
You can create custom alert conditions in Pine studies. Read more here.
In Manage Alerts you can browse and edit your alerts.
Alerts sorting functionality was added for your convenience.
Double-click an alert to open its Edit menu.
Use control keys in the list to stop, resume, edit or delete alerts.
Move the cursor to the status tooltip and to see the reason of an alert stop:
After creating an alert, a mark specifying its level (except Moving alerts), will appear on the chart. Hover your cursor over the mark to see a tooltip with a description.
Double-click the mark to see the Alert Edit menu. Right-click the mark to add or delete an extended alert line. You can also edit the alert value by simply dragging the label. Just move it to the desired place on the chart and the new value will automatically be applied in the Edit dialog window. When the alert is triggered, the corresponding label will start blinking on the chart.
All triggered alerts are automatically added into Alerts Log and you can access alert history anytime.