How To Set TradingView Alerts
If you’re new to TradingView you are unsure of how to properly set server-side alerts and alert conditions on the TradingView platform, then this post is for you!
Server-side alerts are alerts that are monitored by TradingView’s servers, meaning you do not need to leave your computer running with the charting platform open in order for them to trigger.
In this post, I will sum up exactly how to create all types of script alerts on the TradingView platform including price alerts, drawing tool alerts, and indicator alerts.
TradingView Alert Types
TradingView has several different types of alert actions, all of which can be enabled or disabled as you wish (depending on your membership plan).
Notify on App only works if you first download the (free) TradingView app (Android or iOS). If you have the app installed and a trading alert is triggered then you will receive a push notification straight to your mobile device.
Show Popup will display a window popup inside your TradingView chart window when an alert is triggered. The popup will display on every chart you have open.
Send Email sends you an email whenever an alert is triggered. You can specify the message that is sent so that you know which indicator triggered the email alert.
Play Sound plays an audio alert whenever a signal is triggered. You can select from 8 different sounds and you can choose how long the sound plays for. This is a fantastic tool for day-traders and I use it every day.
Send Email-to-SMS will send you a text message to your phone. In order to use this feature, you must have a phone data carrier that allows email-to-SMS functionality.
How To Set TradingView Alerts
You can set alerts in a multitude of ways. The easiest way is to just click on the Alert menu and then click the Plus button. Then you can choose what to set an alert for and the conditions that trigger it.
The alert options are fairly straightforward to understand, but I’ll break them down below.
Alert Options & Conditions
This section sets the conditions which must be met in order for the alert to trigger. You can click on the first box to select the script that you want to generate your trading signal.
In the second box, you can choose which variable you want to monitor.
The third box is used to set the condition that the second box’s variable must meet in order to trigger the alert.
Note that if the script you are using generates its own alerts based on internal conditions that the script looks for then you do not need to touch the second or third box.
Simply select the script you want to use for alerts and the script will decide when to send out the alerts. These particular options are more for using basic alerts on drawing tools which I will demonstrate below. For most script-based alerts you will only need to touch the first box to select the script.
These four buttons let you choose when the alert is triggered (on a candle and time basis).
If you set it to Only Once then the alert will trigger a single time without repeating, and it will trigger during the current candle without waiting for it to close.
If you set it to Once Per Bar then it will trigger once per bar (before the candle closes), and it will repeat on any new bars.
If you set it to Once Per Bar Close it will only trigger when the candle closes. This is the most common setting that you will use for trading signals if you are a systematic trader, and it will repeat on any new bars if the alert conditions are met.
Once Per Minute will trigger the alert on any current candle multiple times, but only once per every minute. This is great for detecting potential setups before the candle closes so that you can be prepared in advance. I often use this for assistance with trading my intraday strategies, so that I spend less time staring at charts during the day.
This section lets you set the expiration time of the alert.
How long you can have the alert active depends on your membership plan. On a Free account, you are limited to only 1 alert per account and the maximum alert expiration is 2 months.
On a Pro account, you can set multiple alerts (up to 20 on Pro and 100 on Pro+), also with a maximum expiration of 2 months.
On the Premium account, you can set up to 200 alerts and gain access to the open-ended setting which will leave the alert active forever until you manually disable it.
You can set any date within your maximum time period and any time of day. Expiry times are useful for tracking day-trading setups with a limited time window, but most of the time you will want to set the alert for the maximum time possible – until your setup is invalidated or you have already acted on it.
Setting Price Alerts
The Quickest way to add an alert in Stock with the ALT+A shortcut key this will provide the alert box with a setting and we can add an alert for above and below in the price.
Alert Allow you to put alert in varios conditions, Crossing Up, Crossing Down, Greater Than, Less than, Entering Channel, Exiting Channel, Inside Channel, Outside Channel, Moving Up, Moving Down, Moving Up %, & Moving Down.
Setting Alerts on Drawing Tools
This feature is particularly useful for pattern traders.
You can set alerts based on your technical analysis drawings. This is great for rectangles, triangles, flags, wedges, trend lines, and channel breakout signals. You can set alerts on any type of drawing tool you wish.
For example here is how you would set an alert that triggers when the candle closes beyond a trend line (signaling a breakout setup):