Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

IG trading alerts

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

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why use our trading alerts?

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

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

Save time – we monitor the markets for you

React instantly to email, SMS or push notifications 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, with us monitoring the markets for you, and take advantage of opportunity when it arises.

Types of trading alert

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

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

Open an account to start setting alerts

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account to start setting alerts

Open an account to start setting alerts

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

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

What markets can I get trading alerts for?

Forex alerts

Set alerts on any currency pair we offer – including EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY.

Stock alerts

Be alerted to share price movement in any of the 13,000+ companies you can trade with us.

Index alerts

Keep an eye on where global stock indices are heading, including the FTSE 100 and Germany 30.

Commodity alerts

Know as soon as gold, silver, oil, or any other commodity we offer moves in the way you choose.

FAQs

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 SMS and push notification on your mobile, in the platform, or by email.

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

You’d set a trading alerts can be created to notify you of economic releases, price 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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