Using the alerts available on our platform is a great way of staying ahead of the markets, so that you never miss an opportunity to trade.
You can use economic calendar alerts if you think that the markets are going to respond to a particular economic event, like non-farm payrolls. Economic alerts are currently only available on a live IG account.
To set a calendar alert, go to the economic calendar on the platform and tick the box next to any event you’d like to receive notifications for. You’ll then be able to decide how you’d like to be notified, and how much notice you’d like before the event occurs.
Use price alerts to get a notification when a set market hits a certain level, so that you can monitor markets, limit your risk and time your trades to perfection.
You can set a price alert when you open a new position, using the 'alert' tab in the deal ticket. You can set your alert based either on 'price change' or 'price level'.
Price alerts are available on both live and demo accounts.