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Set up an alert that triggers if a specified number of shares of a certain instrument become available to short.
The Alerts window is composed of two sections. The first is the Conditions area, where you define the conditions which must be met to activate the alert. The second is the Actions area, where you define the action that will occur when the conditions are met. Create alerts based on price movement, time and date, trading volume or the state of your margin cushion. Alert actions include sending a notification such as a pop-up message on your trading screen, an email or a text message, or initiating an order, specifically a buy or sell order.
To set up a Shortable Shares alert
Your alert conditions are described in the Preview box at the bottom right of the window.
Nowthat the alert will trigger. You can select from email, SMS, pop-up message and audio alerts, and elect to have an triggered.
By default, the alert will remain active until you cancel it. You can elect to have the alert remain active through a specific date and time by selecting Alert active until... and setting a date in the format YYYYMMDD hh:mm:ss.
If you want the condition(s) to be able to trigger outside regular trading hours, check the "Allow condition to be satisfied..." box.