What are alerts?
Email alerts allow you to tailor the information you need to stay up to date with your investments and be notified about significant events that might affect share prices. Making investment decisions based on topical information is crucial when it comes to managing your portfolio.
Where have you heard about alerts?
Many investors set up alerts to keep track of certain stocks and get the latest financial news so they can stay ahead of the game. Alerts can also be used to receive expert advice on current market trends and recommended shares.
What you need to know about alerts.
You should be able to set up share news alerts free of charge through an online account on your broker’s website.
You can choose to receive email alerts on investments you already hold, or new opportunities that might be of interest to you, such as new fund launches or new corporate bond issues.
Alerts can also be set up to notify you about a share when the price reaches a level set by you, or there is an announcement on a particular stock. And you can change your preferences at any time to ensure your alerts stay relevant to your portfolio.