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How to set TA alerts

Learn to use the new Technical Analysis (TA) alerts in Cryptowatch. TA alerts can signify key moments in a market independent of price or volume.

You can view, create or customize TA alerts on any market by clicking the icon in the top-right of any Cryptowatch page.

To create a new TA alert from the alerts menu, click the + Create Alert button. In the Alerts window, select TA from the options listed below the current market:

Click TA in the alerts menu to set an SMA alert.

Parameter

Description

Condition

Select whether the alert is for Price, Volume, or TA

Value

Input the conditions required to trigger your alert. For volume alerts, you can also adjust the time period and choose between base and quote volume. SMA alerts require an interval, number of periods. and whether the cross is above or below the SMA.

Triggers

Decide what type of alert is triggered when conditions are met.

SMA alerts

SMA (Simple Moving Average) alerts will trigger when the price of the asset crosses above or below (determined by your selection) the SMA line calculated using the Interval and Periods inputs.

For example, below is a Kraken BTC/USD hourly chart with a single SMA 50 line:

Kraken BTC/USD 1 hour (1H) chart featuring an SMA 50 line.

The price of BTC/USD in the image above is currently below the SMA 50 line.

You can choose how many SMA lines appear on your chart & the number of look-back periods for each one in the Analysis menu.

We can set an SMA alert to fire to when the price of BTC/USD crosses above the SMA 50 line:

This is an example of a TA/SMA alert.

The alert programmed in the example image above will trigger when the Kraken BTC/USD price crosses above the SMA 50 line on a 1-hour (1H) chart. Here's a quick step-by-step guide for setting the above alert:

  1. Open the Alerts menu

  2. and click the + Create Alert button

  3. Select TA from the list of conditions

  4. For values, select Cross Above , an Interval of 1H (1 hour), and 50 Periods

  5. Choose the type of triggers you want (Browser, SMS, Email)

In the gif below, the price of the Kraken BTC/USD market crossed above the 1-hour (1H) SMA 50 line, triggering our alert:

The TA alert is triggered when the price crossed above the 1-hour (1H) SMA 50 line.