Frequently Asked Questions
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What investment markets can I access?
InvestAlert has access to over 17,000 stocks, funds, precious metals, and global currencies:
- All memberships can track NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, and Over-the-Counter (OTC) stocks. You also can track over 2,000 foreign exchange pairs (FOREX) for most Global Currencies, as well as Precious Metals such as Gold. We also want to give federal workers easy insight into their nest egg, so all memberships can also monitor funds from the government retirement Thrift Savings Plan.
Visit the Signup Page for a side-by-side comparison of memberships and alert types you can set on these markets.
What types of memberships are available?
InvestAlert has four types of memberships ranging from free to a modest price that pays for itself with the first alert. Whether you choose a Free, Prime, Trailblazer, or Shark Membership, you'll quickly be on your way to knowing more while avoiding the constant hype of the markets. Visit the Signup Page for a side-by-side comparison.
Can I try the site for free before paying?
Of course. We offer a Free Membership to anyone forever, so feel free to sign up for it as a first step and upgrade later to a premium plan. Or, you can sign up directly for any paid membership to immediately take advantage of premium features. Visit the Signup Page for a side-by-side comparison of memberships.
Do you support international SMS numbers?
Absolutely. In addition to being able to reach any valid email address, InvestAlert can send alerts to SMS numbers from over 1,000 carriers in 196 countries. All memberships can receive alerts by email, while paid memberships can also receive alerts by SMS text message. View SMS Details
When will I receive alerts?
InvestAlert will send you alerts by email or SMS text at approximately 8:30pm EST. After the markets are closed for the day, the site verifies all data, updates performance changes, and calculates alert triggers before alerting you.
What types of alerts can I set?
InvestAlert provides access to 37 different types of alerts:
- Price Rise: An Asset's Price Rises Above A Value You Specify
- Price Drop: An Asset's Price Falls Below A Value You Specify
- Gain Watch: An Asset's Gains are More Than a Percent You Specify
- Stop Loss: An Asset's Losses are More Than a Percent You Specify
- Future Date: After a Date You Specify in the Future
- Countdown: After a Number of Days, Months, or Years You Specify
- Trailing Stop: An Asset's Price Falls a Percent You Specify Below the Next High
- Breakout Watch: An Asset's Price Rises a Percent You Specify Above the Next Low
- Loss Monitor: The Total Losses From an Asset Fall Below a Value You Specify
- Profit Monitor: The Total Profits From an Asset Rise Above a Value You Specify
- Recent Low: The Asset Closes at a New Low Over a Recent Timeframe
- Recent High: The Asset Closes at a New High Over a Recent Timeframe
- Recent High or Low: The Asset Closes at a New High or Low Over a Recent Timeframe
- 52wk Low: The Asset Closes at a New 52-week Low
- 52wk High: The Asset Closes at a New 52-week High
- 52wk Stoploss: The Price of an Asset Falls a Specified Percentage Below Its 52-week High
- 52wk GainWatch: The Price of an Asset Rises a Specified Percentage Above Its 52-week Low
- MovAvg (Below): The Price of an Asset Falls Below Its Moving Average
- MovAvg (Above): The Price of an Asset Rises Above Its Moving Average
- StdDev (Above): One Standard Deviation of Asset Prices Over a Given Timeframe Rises Above a Value You Specify
- StdDev (Below): One Standard Deviation of Asset Prices Over a Given Timeframe Falls Below a Value You Specify
- RSI (Above): The Asset's Relative Strength Index (RSI) Rises Above a Specified Value
- RSI (Below): The Asset's Relative Strength Index (RSI) Falls Below a Specified Value
Alerts available to Free Memberships, plus:
- ATR (Above): The Asset's Average True Range Over a Given Timeframe Rises Above a Value or Percentage You Specify
- ATR (Below): The Asset's Average True Range Over a Given Timeframe Falls Below a Value or Percentage You Specify
- ATR Breakout: The Asset's Price Rises Above a Threshold Set by the Prior Day's Closing Price Plus a Multiple of its Average True Range
- ATR Stoploss: The Asset's Price Falls Below a Threshold Set by the Prior Day's Closing Price Minus a Multiple of its Average True Range
- Gain Slide: An Asset Gains More Than a Percentage Calculated Between Two Range Values as the Ending Date Approaches
- Loss Slide: An Asset Loses More Than a Percentage Calculated Between Two Range Values as the Ending Date Approaches
- Golden Cross: The Short-term Moving Average of an Asset's Price Rises Above Its Long-term Moving Average
- Death Cross: The Short-term Moving Average of an Asset's Price Falls Below Its Long-term Moving Average
- RSI GoldenCross: The Short-term Relative Strength Index (RSI) Rises Above Its Long-term RSI
- RSI DeathCross: The Short-term Relative Strength Index (RSI) Falls Below Its Long-term RSI
- Bollinger Band (Below): The Price of an Asset Moves Below Its Lower Bollinger Band
- Bollinger Band (Above): The Price of an Asset Moves Above Its Upper Bollinger Band
- Chandelier Exit: The Price Falls Below the Chandelier Line Based on its Average True Range (ATR)
Is your site secure and private?
Completely. InvestAlert uses several methods to give you peace of mind:
- Industry-leading AES 256-bit encryption protects any information sent between you and the site.
- You can also be confident you are connecting to InvestAlert and not an impostor by checking for the green verification tag in your browser's address bar. That bar verifies you are connecting to our site and that our business identity has been verified by DigiCert, a leading and long-established Certificate Authority.
Furthermore, we take the privacy of your investment data very seriously. Unlike many other sites, we promise to never sell, give, or otherwise turn over your private information to advertisers or other third parties looking to make money off your data. Read our Privacy Page to see how seriously we protect your privacy.
Can I get alerts for intraday price changes?
We only offer end-of-day price alerts for one key reason: we want to make sure it's worth paying attention when you receive an alert. Because of the way most markets work, intraday prices can vary wildly, can reflect conditions other than the value of an asset, and can result from market makers intentionally trying to trigger automated purchases or sales. By relying on end-of-day data, you'll have better peace of mind that you're avoiding intraday volatility while still receiving timely, actionable information.
Can you import portfolios from my brokerage accounts?
At this time, we do not connect directly to brokerage accounts so that your investing triggers remain secure and private. We have no reason to doubt the security of brokerage sites, but we want you to trust InvestAlert will not divulge any data you want to keep to yourself.