1. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim - Introduction
  2. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim - Alerts
  3. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim - Finding The Right Stocks
  4. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim - Creating The Alert
  5. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim - Conclusion

Alerts are a great way to stay on top of emerging trends and potential breakouts. They can also be used to warn of reversals and moves to the downside. Once a stock is on your radar, pull up a chart and then set an alert using levels which you believe are important or that indicate a significant move could be close at hand. You will be notified when the alert is triggered by the market and then you can proceed with decisive action if you desire.

For a better understanding of how to analyze market activity, read Technical Analysis: Introduction.


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