It is possible to set an alert based on time, this can be set from any tool that plots an indicator based on a time or degree cycle, e.g. Cycles Tool, Trading Day Intervals.
This video is pulled from the Optuma 101 course that you can access here. This course takes you through the basics of Optuma and helps you get up and running and using Optuma to its full potential. In this video, Darren Hawkins, MSTA, takes you through how to create, edit and delete Alerts.
Method 1: Setting an Alert Directly from a Chart
To set a Time Alert right-click on the interval line and then from the Actions menu select Set Time Alert.
The Time Alert will then be added to the Alerts Manager.
Method 2: Setting an Alert from the Alerts Window
- Click on the Alerts menu icon at the top of the screen to open the window.
- Click Add Alert button in the Actions menu and select Time Alert.
- Locate the required code or name.
- Under the Rules column, click on the Date and Time under the Rule column and adjust it to the date and time required.
Managing the Alert
Once the Time Alert has been created it can be managed via the Alerts menu. When clicked, the Alerts window will open showing existing alerts:
To edit the Time Alert, left-click on the date and time under the Rule column. You can change the date and time that the alert is set to go off at from here.
To change the settings, click the ‘gear’ icon under the Actions column. This will expand the box and allow the alert to be named if required. Also, an expiration time and date can be set, along with the sound to be generated when the alert is triggered.
Once saved, click on the arrows icon under the Actions column to open a chart and see the alert.
Acknowledging a Triggered Alert
When the line has been crossed a notice will appear on the screen along with a sound (if selected). Additionally, the Alerts icon will display a notification which you will be asked to acknowledge.
You can then acknowledge the triggered alert either by clicking on the checkbox under the Triggered column, or you can click on the Acknowledge Triggered Alerts Action in the Actions and Properties menu.
Deleting a Price Alert
You can delete a single alert from the Alerts window by going to the code and left-clicking the small red x on the top right corner of the Code column.
A Delete icon will display, left-click it to confirm the deletion.
To delete multiple alerts at once, hold down the Control key on your keyboard and left-click each code to select it. Once all the alerts you want to remove are selected, press the Delete key on your keyboard and select Yes at the confirmation prompt.