Intersection alerts will notify you when two chart objects that are in the same chart pane cross (intersect). You can for example define an intersection alert for the crossover of the time series with a trend line or with a study line, or when the trigger line of a study crosses its main line (for example MACD).

To create an intersection alert, a chart document with at least two chart objects must be open. You can insert an intersection alert directly in the Alerts window, or from the chart. An intersection alert is always connected with a specific chart document.

Intersection alerts stay active as long as the connected chart document stays open. When you close the chart document, or remove one of the chart objects that are used for the alert, the alert is automatically deleted.

Note             You can however hide the chart by right-clicking on the alert and choosing Hide Chart. This will keep the chart window open in the background, but makes it invisible on the screen. Use Show Chart to make it visible again.

To insert an intersection alert in the Alerts window

▪       On the View menu, click Alerts.

▪       In the Alerts window, click on the Intersection tab.

▪       Click in the column Description1 and hold the mouse button down. The mouse pointer changes:

▪       While holding the mouse button down, move the pointer to the chart for which you want to insert the intersection alert. A floating information box is displayed on the chart.

▪       Move the mouse pointer to the first chart object that should trigger the intersection alert. The floating information box shows the name of this chart object, and the mouse pointer changes to a magnifying glass:

▪       Release the mouse button. The first chart object is added to the intersection alert.

▪       In the column Property1, choose the value of the chart object that should trigger the intersection alert. Depending on the type of chart object, the list will be different. For symbols, you can for example choose between the Open, High, Low and Close prices of the security, as well as the volume and open interest.

▪       Click in the column Description2, hold the mouse button down and choose the second chart object in the same way as described above.

▪       In the column Property2, choose the value of the second chart object that should trigger the alert.

▪       In the column Type, choose at which sort of intersection of the two chart objects the alert should be triggered:

Any Intersection

Alert is triggered at any intersection of the two chart objects

First > Second

Alert is triggered when the first object crosses the second object from below

First < Second

Alert is triggered when the first object crosses the second object from above

▪       In the column Evaluation, choose when the trigger conditions should be checked:

after tick

Trigger conditions will be evaluated after each tick

after bar

Trigger conditions will be evaluated when a bar is complete (depending on the data compression of the chart)

▪       In the column Actions, define which action(s) will be carried out when the intersection alert is triggered. See Setting the Action on Triggering an Alert.

▪       In the column Note, add a note for this intersection alert. This text will also be used in notifications (see Notification Action).

To insert an intersection alert from a chart

▪       Right-click on the chart and choose Insert > Intersection Alert.

▪       In the Insert Intersection Alert dialog, choose the first and second chart object from the list.
This equals the settings Description1 and Description2 in the Alerts window.

▪       For each chart object, choose the Field (value) that should trigger the intersection alert.
This equals the settings Property1 and Property2 in the Alerts window.

▪       Choose the Type and Evaluation options like described above.

▪       Click OK.

▪       The Alerts window appears. You can change the intersection alert settings if necessary (see above).