Since most of us can’t watch our platforms 24/7, the tastyworks desktop platform and web browser platform has a built-in alert feature to keep you on top of spotting an opportunity. The platform allows you to create e-mail alerts when the bid, ask or last price hits and surpasses (greater than or less than) a certain number. You also can create an alert when the IV index of a certain underlying exceeds a particular threshold. Alerts are sent to the e-mail associated with the account.


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Quote Alerts Menu Location

Desktop Platform

To create an alert in the desktop platform, open the right-hand sidebar menu. Along the right-hand side of the sidebar menu, click on the News/Alerts tab to open the Quote Alerts menu.


Web Browser Platform

To create an alert in the web browser platform, open the right-hand sidebar menu. Once open, click on the clock iconto open the Quote Alerts menu.


How to Set an Alert

Desktop Platform

Once inside the alert settings menu, please follow these step-by-step instructions. 

  1. Type the symbol you want to track into the Symbol text field.
  2. Select what you want to track by clicking the “Alert On” drop-down menu. There you will have the opportunity to choose the metric you would like to track such as Last, Bid, Ask, or IVx (Implied Volatility).
  3. After you choose what you want to track you now have the option to select how you want to track it. Beneath the “Operator” drop-down menu you will have the option to choose: “< (less than)” or “< (greater than).”
  4. Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a Threshold number, or the number you want to be base your alert from. 
  5. Once finished, click “Create Alert.” You will see this alert populate beneath the column labeled: “Current Alerts.” The picture below illustrates an alert when TSLA reaches less than $250.
    When an alert is triggered an audible alarm will sound on the desktop platform, as well as display the alert in the top left-hand corner of the platform.
  6. To delete an un-triggered alert then click on the ‘x’ next to it . After clicking ‘x’ a Quote Alert Removal pop-up window will appear to confirm your deletion. Click “Yes” to confirm the deletion, or click “No” to not delete.

  7. To remove a triggered alert, right-click on the alert and select remove.


Web Browser Platform

  1. Type the symbol you want to track into the Symbol text field.
  2. Select what you want to track by clicking the “Alert On” drop-down menu. There you will have the opportunity to choose the metric you would like to track such as Last, Bid, Ask, or IVx (IV Index). After you choose what you want to track you now have the option to select how you want to track it. Beneath the “Operator” drop-down menu you will have the option to choose: “< (less than)” or “< (greater than).”
  3. Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a Threshold number, or the number you want to be base your alert from. 
  4. Once finished, click “Create Alert.” You will see the alert populate beneath the column labeled: “Current Alerts.”
  5. To delete an un-triggered alert then click on the ‘x’ next to it . After clicking ‘x’ a Quote Alert Removal pop-up window will appear to confirm your deletion. Click “Delete Alert” to confirm the deletion, or click “Keep Alert” to not delete.


Push Alerts on Mobile

Triggered alerts also appear on your mobile device as push notifications, as long as you have the tastyworks mobile platform installed and have push notifications enabled. If you have the tastyworks mobile app installed and are not receiving any push notifications, then you may need to check your smartphone's settings menu. To learn more, please click here.