Types of Alerts on TradingView

Hey Everyone! 👋

While alerts have a ton of potential applications when it comes to trading, they are often underutilized because it can take some time and ingenuity to build a system where they can work well.

Alerts can turn the experience of trading from a constant search for ideas - and always feeling behind - into a relaxing job of waiting for your own pre-approved conditions to trigger before taking action. In short, alerts can make you much more well-prepared for the market’s ups and downs. 🔍

In this post, we will look at the two distinct types of alerts available on our platform.

Our alerts are categorized into two types based on resource requirements:
➡ Price alerts
➡ Technical alerts

Each alert type has a separate limit on the number of active alerts based on the subscription. We are happy to announce that we have recently doubled the combined limit for both alert types. 🎉

The current limits for active alerts are as follows:

As shown in the table, the Basic plan includes one price alert and one technical alert, while the Premium plan provides access to a much higher number of alerts. Specifically, users on the Premium plan can enjoy up to 400 price alerts and 400 technical alerts.

Now, you might be wondering about the distinction between price and technical alerts. What sets these two apart? Let's dive into the specifics of each type to gain a better understanding of their unique features and benefits.

💸 Price Alerts
An alert is considered a price alert when the following two conditions are met:

1. Only a symbol is used in the alert (for any type of chart: Bars, Renko, PnF, etc) and a price value
2. One of the following is selected as the trigger condition:
• Crossing
• Crossing Up
• Crossing Down
• Greater Than
• Less Than

For example, the following alert on a candlestick chart would be considered a price alert:

👨‍💻 Technical alerts
An alert is considered a technical alert if any of the following conditions are met:

1. The alert uses an overlay symbol, indicator, drawing or strategy
2. One of the following is selected as the trigger condition:
• Entering Channel
• Exiting Channel
• Inside Channel
• Outside Channel
• Moving Up
• Moving Down
• Moving Up %
• Moving Down %

For example, the following alert will be considered a technical alert since the trigger condition is set as “Moving up %”.

We hope that this post has provided you with a clearer understanding of the distinct types of alerts available on TradingView. However, if you require further assistance with setting up or managing your alerts, we recommend visiting our Help Center.

Thanks for reading! Hope this was helpful.
See you all next week. 🙂
– Team TradingView

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