Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

IG trading alerts

Plan and execute trades with alerts on market movements in addition to economic events. Seamlessly customize preferences to your liking and implement our trading alerts into your strategy.

Start trading today. Call 844 IG USA FX or email newaccounts.us@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 3am Saturday to 5pm Friday (EST).

Contact us: 844 IG USA FX

Start trading today. Call 844 IG USA FX or email newaccounts.us@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 3am Saturday to 5pm Friday (EST).

Contact us: 844 IG USA FX

Why use IG’s trading alerts?

Know exactly when economic events are coming and what to expect

Be alerted when target prices or price changes are hit

Save time by letting us monitor markets for you

React instantly to email, SMS or push notifications on the move

What are trading alerts?

Trading alerts are free, automatic and customizable notifications sent to you whenever your specifications are triggered – like when economic events occur, prices move and technical conditions change. By having us monitor the markets for you, you’ll be able to get on with your day and take advantage of opportunity when it arises.

Examples of trading alerts

Free price alerts

Price alerts

  • Set price change alerts just once to be notified every time your market moves by a certain percentage or amount in points
  • Create instant buy and sell price alerts
  • Get free 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 results

  • Set alerts for upcoming macro events like central bank announcements
  • Receive macroeconomic figures as soon as they are released
  • Set reminders to notify you of upcoming events 5-60 minutes before they occur
  • Get alerts by push notification on your mobile phone, in the platform or by email
  • Just tick the box next to your chosen event in our economic calendar to receive an alert

Free trading alerts
Technical indicator alerts

Technical indicator alerts

  • Create alerts using popular indicators including moving averages, exponential moving average, MACD, RSI, stochastic, bollinger bands
  • Set up the alerts through using our free charts
  • Combine up to four different indicators with highly customizable conditions

Open an account now to set an alert

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Leverage gives you large exposure from a small amount of capital.

Help when you need it

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

Take a position, wherever you are

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How to use trading alerts

  1. Create an account with IG or log in
  2. Open our trading platform
  3. Select ‘alert’ within the currency pair market you want to trade
  4. Choose between ‘price’ and ‘indicator’ alerts
  5. Enter the market conditions under which your alert will be triggered

How to use trading alerts

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?

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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