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Alerts


Set alerts based on price, time, studies, conditions, and trade systems to trigger specific actions.

Alert Types



Type

Description

Condition (Cond)

Actions are triggered when the Condition Signal is met. Actions are reset when the Restore Signal is met.

Price

Actions are triggered when the price of the symbol is higher than the Above price or lower than the Below price.

Price X Line (Line)

Actions are triggered when a bar crosses above or below a pointer tool value.

Study

Actions are triggered when the study value is higher than the Above price or lower than the Below price.

Time

Actions are triggered at the time set in accordance with date and occurrence parameters.

Trade system (TrSys)

Actions are triggered when the trade system indicates that a trade should be made.

CQG IC only.



See Setting Alert Parameters for details about specific alert components.

Trigger Actions

When alert conditions are met, these actions can be triggered:

Placing an order.

Playing a sound.

Opening a chart, Time & Sales, or a trading application.

Sending an email.

To open the Alerts window, click the Alert button on the toolbar, then click the type of alert you want to create. If the button is not displayed, click the More button, and then click Alert.


54.Alerts Toolbar


The Alerts toolbar includes these buttons:

Price button

Click this button to move to price alerts.

Time button

Click this button to move to time alerts.

Line button

Click this button to move to price-crosses-line alerts.

Study button

Click this button to move to study alerts.

Cond button

Click this button to move to condition alerts.

TrSys button

Click this button to move to trade system alerts.

All button

Click this button to toggle between viewing alerts for all symbols and viewing alerts for the symbol selected on the alert list. That symbol is displayed on the All button.

You can also move between alert windows by right-clicking the title bar and selecting a different alert type.


55.Creating Alerts


All alerts are created the same way:

Open the alert window.

Select the type of alert you wish to create.

Set parameters for that alert.

Set the actions you wish to trigger when alert conditions are met.

Turn on the alert.

Insert row

To insert a new row between alerts, right click the Name or Issue field, then click Insert Row. A row is inserted above the current row.

Copy alert

As a short cut, you can also copy an alert and change the parameters to create a new alert. Right-click the Name or Issue field for copy and paste menu items. You can also use standard shortcuts, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

Filter alerts

Alerts on the Condition, Price, Study, and Trade system windows can be filtered. Right-click the title bar.

Remove alert

To clear an alert (remove alert but not the row)

Right-click the Name or Issue field, then click Clear Alert. The row remains, but the alert information is removed.

To delete an alert (remove alert and row)

Right-click the Name or Issue field, then click Delete Alert. The row is deleted.

To delete all alerts

Right-click the Name or Issue field, then click Delete All.

Open another application

To open a chart, Time & Sales, or trading application, click the Name or Issue field, point to Display, then click the window name.

56.Setting Alert Parameters


Alert parameters are arranged in columns on the alert windows. Each type of alert has its own set of parameters. This image shows the parameters for price alerts:

To hide Action columns, right-click the title bar, then click Hide Actions.



Name

Definition

Above

Type a price to trigger Above Actions.

Right-click this field to select today’s high or open or yesterday’s high or close.

You can also set a default value and define the hit price.

Displayed on Price, Line, and Study alert windows.



Above Actions

Double-click this field to set actions triggered by the Above price.

Right-click this field to set or clear actions.

Can be hidden by right-clicking the title bar (Hide Actions).

Displayed on Price, Line, and Study alert windows.



Actions

Double-click this field to set trigger actions.

Right-click this field to set or clear actions.

Can be hidden by right-clicking the title bar (Hide Actions).

Displayed on Condition, Time, and Trade system alert windows.



Below

Type a price to trigger Below Actions.

Right-click this field to select today’s high or open or yesterday’s high or close.

You can also set a default value and define the hit price.

Displayed on Price, Line, and Study alert windows.



Below Actions

Double-click this field to set actions triggered by the Below price.

Right-click this field to set or clear actions.

Can be hidden by right-clicking the title bar (Hide Actions).

Displayed on Price, Line, and Study alert windows.



Date

Select a date for a one-time or hourly time alert. You can type a date, use the up and down arrows to move between dates, or click the drop-down arrow to open a calendar.

Displayed on Time alert window.



Issue

Type a symbol.

Displayed on Condition, Price, and Trade system alert windows.



Last

Displays the last price (not the last trend value) for the alert symbol.Displayed on Price, Line, and Study alert windows.

You can display or hide the chart type name and chart preferences in the Last field. Right-click the title bar.



Line

Select the pointer tool to use for the price X line alert.

The above alert is triggered if the current price crosses above the pointer tool value. Likewise, the below alert is triggered if the current price crosses below the pointer tool value.

The above and below trigger prices are the same. They appear automatically and represent the last pointer tool value.

If the pointer tool value is above the current price, the above price column is active, and the below price column, which is the same as the above column price, is inactive. Conversely, if the pointer tool value is below the current price, the below price column is active, and the above price column is inactive.

Displayed on Line alert window.


Local

Select this check box to use local time for time alerts. Otherwise, CQG Line Time is used.

Displayed on Time alert window.



Name

Type an alert name.

Displayed on Condition, Line, Study, and Time alert windows.



Note

Type comments related to the alert.

Displayed on all alert windows.



Occurs

Click the drop-down arrow to choose how often a time alert is triggered: once, hourly, or daily. Used in conjunction with the Date field.

Displayed on Time alert window.



On

Click this check box to activate the alert.

Displayed on all alert windows.



Position

Indicates the total position for the trade system had the triggered alert been an actual order. This field is reset when the alert is turned off.

Displayed on Trade system alert window.



Preferences

Indicates the chart interval|topic=Entering symbols with intervals and recalculation setting|topic=Recalc Chart Preferences.

Double-click or right-click this field to change chart preferences.

Displayed on Condition, Line, Study, and Trade system alert windows.


Restore Preferences

Double-click or right-click this field to select preferences for the Restore Signal.

Displayed on Condition alert window.



Restore Signal

Double-click or right-click this field to select a condition that restores the Signal.

Displayed on Condition alert window.



Signal

Double-click or right-click this field to select the condition to use to trigger the alert.

Displayed on Condition alert window.



Study Output

Double-click or right-click this field to select the study and issue to be used to trigger the alert.

Displayed on Study alert window.



Time

Select a time for a time alert to be triggered. Type a time or use the up and down arrows to move between times.

Displayed on Time alert window.



Trade system

Select the system to be used to trigger the alert by clicking the drop-down arrow to open the trade system menu.

Displayed on Trade system alert window.



TradeAfterClose

Click this check box to allow trade actions to remain active after the end of the trading day, so that trades can be executed during overnight trading.

This ensures that if the alert is active, then the order is active also, regardless of the trading session.

If this parameter is turned off, trade actions are cancelled prior to overnight trading (because those orders are DAY orders), even though the alert remains active.

Displayed on: Condition, Price, Line, and Study alert windows.




To set default above and below prices


right-click abov

  1. Right-click an Above or Below field.

  2. Click Set Default Values.

  3. From the drop-down menu, select a price.

  4. Using the up and down arrows, select a percentage above or below the price.

  5. Click OK.

To set a hit price


When creating price alerts, you are able to choose a hit price. A hit price is an indication that an alert should be triggered if the designated price occurs as a trade, bid, ask, or settlement. The default selection is all.

In busy markets, you may want to restrict the hit price, so that the alert is triggered only if the contract has actually traded at that price. 



  1. Right-click an Above or Below field.

  2. Click Hit Price.

price right click above

  1. Select any or all of the prices.

  2. Click OK.


57.Setting Alert Actions


Alerts can trigger four actions:

Placing an order.

Playing a sound.

Displaying a chart, Time & Sales, or a trading application.

Sending email.

To set these actions, double-click the Actions, Above Actions, or Below Actions field.

See Setting Alert Parameters for details about these fields.

Place Orders

This alert, when triggered, places a buy order for 10 CLEZ4 at market on account 070707:

You must be logged on to trade with an active trading account.

If many alerts are triggered simultaneously, only the first five orders are placed.

Trade system alerts do not include place order actions.

Trading with alerts requires CQG’s Advanced Trading package.

Sound


When this alert is triggered, the Windows Beep sound is played for 15 seconds:

To silence sounds, select Silent from the sound type drop-down menu, Otherwise, choose Waveform or MIDI (two types of wave formats for sounds).

Use the sound drop-down menu to select a sound or click Browse to search for a sound.

Click Play to preview the sound.

The maximum play time for sounds is 300 seconds.

Display


When this alert is triggered, a chart and the preferred trading application are displayed:

Time alerts do not include display actions.

Email

When this alert is triggered, an email is sent:



Click Email Settings to set up email|topic=Defining Email Settings.

Click Test to validate your settings.

Note that most mobile carriers offer a way for you to receive text-only e-mails as text messages by entering the e-mail address associated with your mobile phone number. In this way, you can use e-mail to send alerts as text messages to your mobile.


58.Responding to Triggered Alerts


Once any alert is triggered, the trigger action occurs (order, sound, display, email) and a notification window is displayed.

Notification Window

The top pane of the notification window identifies the alert that is highlighted in the bottom history pane. When a new alert is triggered, it is automatically highlighted.

The history identifies all of the triggered alerts that have occurred since that window was displayed. Click the Hide History button to remove that pane. You can move up and down the list using the mouse or keyboard.



Depending on the alert parameters, you can respond to a notification in three ways:

Click Silence = turns off the sound associated with the alert.

Click Reset = reactivates the alert.

Click the X button = closes the notification.

Alerts cannot be reset if they meet the conditions of the alert at the time of reset. For example, the above and below price are reset if that price will not immediately result in a trigger. If a price cannot be reset at the current value, it appears gray.

Place Orders

If order confirmations are turned on in trading preferences, then you must confirm triggered orders before they are placed.

If you have opted to receive fill reports on every fill, a fill report is displayed when the order is filled.

Display


To close Time & Sales and charts once triggered, click the Acknowledge button. If there are multiple windows open, the number of windows is included on the button. To dismiss windows one at a time, click that button. To close all triggered windows, click the ProductName|variable=ProductName icon on the toolbar, then click Acknowledge All.

Email


The subject and content of the received email:



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