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Set Volume Change-activated Alarm

For any asset, you can set a volume change-triggered alarm that goes off when the volume for the selected asset rises by the amount you define. The Volume field and page title turn red and start to blink when the volume has increased by your set amount. You can also set an audio alarm that notifies you by beeping.

Note: Each line of market data with an attached alarm will always take up one live market data line whether the page is open (active) or closed. You can only receive market data for a limited number of live market data lines (usually 40).


When you log off,. any alarms you have set will be shut off unless you choose to preserve them between sessions. To do this, select Preserve the alarm between sessions when you set the alarm.

To set a volume change alarm

  1. Select the asset for which you want to set an alarm.
  2. Right-click and select Analytical Tools, then select Set Alarm.
  3. In the Alarm Settings window, enter a trigger amount in the Alarm if volume is greater than field.
  4. To add a beeping sound to the visual alarm, check Play warning sound.

If you have the Volume field displayed on your trading screen, you will see the default background color on market data lines that have alarms set is murky green. You can modify the background color by using the Layout editor.

To shut off an activated volume increase alarm


Note: To hear sounds other than a beep on your computer, you must have a sound card installed.


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