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October 29, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT Introduces Strategic Alerts for Stocks, Futures, Forex and Indices

CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced the introduction of its Strategic Alerts service on Barchart's financial website ( This premium product allows users of to create custom alerts on stocks, futures, currencies and indices based on over 500 technical and fundamental filters. Criteria are checked every five minutes, and delivered by email or text message.

"Timing is a key element in the success of any trading strategy, no matter what the market," said Eero Pikat, President of Barchart. "We developed this service at the request of our users, who wanted a simple and effective solution to monitor the markets they are trading. This tool allows traders to easily create custom alerts tailored to their strategy, and get notified even when they are away from their computer," added Pikat.

Key features of Barchart's Strategic Alerts include:

  • Multiple alerts on any stock, future, forex, or index symbols.
  • Over 500 technical and fundamental criteria, including price alerts, moving average filters, key statistics and highs and lows.
  • Alerts based on Barchart's TrendSpotter best-in-class algorithm.
  • Conditions checked every five minutes.
  • Alerts can be set on intraday or end-of-day data.
  • Alerts delivered by text message or email.
  • Full history available to analyze patterns.

Users can create alerts directly from a symbol's quote or chart page. They can set them as one-time or continuous, allowing the alert to continue triggering whenever the criteria are met again, which is particularly useful in the case of moving average crossovers or other potentially recurring conditions. Basic price alerts are also available at no charge to registered users.

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About Barchart 
With a heritage dating back to 1934,, Inc. has substantial experience in meeting the information needs of the financial, media, agriculture and energy industries. As a full-service provider of equity, index, mutual fund, futures and foreign exchange market data, Barchart provides a wide range of market data products and solutions for customers ranging from institutional to retail. As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, Barchart's goal is to form partnerships that deliver comprehensive solutions for success. For more information, please visit


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