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IG trading alerts

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

Call 010 500 8624 or email newaccounts.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

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Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

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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 target level or price change has 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 sent to you 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

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 notifiations 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, 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 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

React faster with powerful technology

Our platform and apps are intuitive and highly responsive, so trading opportunities are always within reach

Grow your confidence with an established provider

We’re a FTSE 250 company that’s been leading our industry for nearly 50 years, so our expertise is second to none

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 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

React faster with powerful technology

Our platform and apps are intuitive and highly responsive, so trading opportunities are always within reach

Grow your confidence with an established provider

We’re a FTSE 250 company that’s been leading our industry for nearly 50 years, so our expertise is second to none

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 ‘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 alerts for straight from our economic calendar
  8. Manage your trade notifications in the 'settings' tab of My IG

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.

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

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.

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.

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