Inside Investing | Feb 06, 2019 02:54AM ET
How many times have you heard an investor say “I wish I bought/sold it when it was at price X?” One of the more frustrating aspects of trading is missing out on a sell or buy point. It could be that you were taking a break, grabbing lunch, or just not paying attention, and meanwhile, your shares go haywire.
There are many instances where not paying attention can end up costing you a lot of money, for example:
These are just 3 examples of what can happen if you’re not paying attention all the time (and that’s pretty much impossible).
So what can you do to protect your investments and make sure you know how your portfolio is behaving without being glued to the screen from the moment the opening bell tolls?
The answer: The Investing.com Alerts!
Do you want to know whenever the companies you’re invested in are releasing an earnings report? Want to know if the instrument you’ve invested in goes above or below a certain price? Don’t want to miss the FED’s decision about interest rates?
Investing.com alerts will do just that - set up your alerts and get notified, on your desktop, via the app, or by email, so you don’t have to stare at your screen all day long or worry you may have missed an important economic event.
Alerts can be added either in the Alerts Center or directly from each instrument page by pressing this button:
Once you’ve added an alert, you’ll need to set it up (don’t worry, it’s 3 easy steps):
Hit the “Create Alert” button and that’s it - easy peasy!
We have a bunch of different types of alerts available for all of your financial instruments:
The first step to freeing more of your time and still know what’s happening when it’s happening, is to become an Investing.com registered user - it’s FREE. Once you’ve registered, you can start setting up alerts immediately. It’s the key to your peace-of-mind, a way to take it easy without worrying about how the market acts while you’re busy with something else. And the best part? The alerts are cross-platform, so whatever you set up on the desktop will appear on the mobile app, and vice-versa.
Are you using the alerts feature? How has it helped you with your investments?
Let us know in the comments below.
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