News alerts notify you whenever a specified keyword or phrase shows up in an incoming news story (either in the headline or in the text). You can insert a news alert directly in the Alerts window, from a price page or from a news document.

A news alert stays active also after it has been triggered, unless you define this otherwise in the display action settings (see Display Action).

To insert a news alert in the Alerts window

▪       On the View menu, click Alerts.

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

▪       Double-click on the field Keywords.

▪       Enter a keyword or a phrase that will trigger the news alert. When you want to use more than one keyword, separate them with a semicolon ( ; ) or an ampersand ( & ). When you want to search for breaking news, enter * as the keyword.

▪       Press the Enter key.

▪       In the column Whole Words Only, choose whether the alert should only be triggered for an exact match (Yes), or also if parts of the keyword are included in the news story (No).

Note             If you for example use the keyword "Profit", and the news story includes the word "Profits", the alert will not be triggered with the setting Yes. If you had used the setting No, the alert would also have been triggered for "Profits".

▪       In the column Match Case, choose whether the keyword is case-sensitive (Yes) or not (No).

Note             If you for example use the keyword "profit", and the news story includes the word "Profit", the alert will not be triggered with the setting Yes. If you had used the setting No, the alert would also have been triggered for "Profit".

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

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

To insert a news alert from a price page

▪       Right-click in the price page and choose Insert Alert > News Alert.

▪       In the Alerts window, complete the news alert settings (see above).

To insert a news alert from a news document

▪       Right-click on the news document and choose Insert Alert.

▪       In the Alerts window, complete the news alert settings (see above).