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IG trading alerts

Never miss opportunity in market movement, events or indicators with our free trade alerts.

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Why use our trading alerts?

Know exactly when to expect economic events and what their outcomes are

Find out the second that your level or price change is hit

Save time on monitoring markets

React instantly to email or push notifications when on the move

What are trading alerts?

Trading alerts are free, automatic and customisable notifications you’ll get whenever your specifications are triggered – when prices move, events happen and technical conditions change. So you can get on with your day and take advantage of opportunity when it arises.

Types of trading alerts

Free price alerts

Price alerts

  • Be notified when your market moves by a certain percentage or amount in points with price change alerts – you’ll only find these with us
  • Know when your market hits support, resistance or breakout by creating price level alerts
  • Get these free trade notifications immediately sent by email, SMS or push notification
  • Use as part of your risk management strategy – price alerts keep your positions open, so you can decide when to take action

Economic event alerts

  • Set alerts for macro events like central bank announcements, and see how the market reacts
  • Receive macroeconomic figures as soon as they are released
  • Set reminders to notify you 5-60 minutes before events
  • Get alerts by push notification on your mobile, in the platform or by email
  • Just tick the box next to your event in our economic calendar to set an alert
Free trading alerts
Technical indicator alerts

Technical indicator alerts

  • Create buy and sell alerts using popular indicators: Moving Average, Exponential Moving Average, MACD, RSI, Standard Deviation, Stochastic, Bollinger Bands and Price (share CFDs only)
  • Build and set indicator alerts quickly and easily through our free charts
  • Get full control over your alert, combining up to four different indicators

Open an account to start setting alerts

17,000 markets, countless opportunities

Find your next trade on our huge range of markets, with fast execution.

Help when you need it

Get expert support from our friendly team, around the clock.

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How to use trading alerts

  1. Create a trading account with us
  2. Log in and open the trading platform
  3. Find the ‘alert’ tab in your market's deal ticket
  4. Choose between price and indicator alerts
  5. Enter your conditions
  6. Edit existing alerts from the left-hand flyout
  7. Or, set event alerts for straight from our economic calendar
  8. Manage your trade notifications in the ‘settings’ tab of My IG

How to use trading alerts


What can I get trading alerts for?

You can get trading alerts for economic results, price movements – whether a level is hit, or a price changes by your chosen amount – and technical conditions.

How do I receive trading alerts?

You can receive trading alerts by push notification on your mobile, in the platform, or by email.

What’s the difference between a trading alert and a trading signal?

Trading alerts can be created to notify you of the most recent economic releases, price level changes and when your technical conditions are met. Trading signals inform you of significant trends or patterns in the markets that could lead to a trading opportunity.

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