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Watchlist alerts: Get live updates as your stocks move

Globe Watchlist alerts on an iPhone.

A new stock-alerts feature for Watchlist for Globe Unlimited subscribers launches on Monday, Oct. 22. Watch this video to learn more about Watchlist alerts.

These alerts will allow you to find out when the price of a stock you follow reaches a key threshold.

You decide the criteria for your alerts so they'll be relevant to you and your investment decisions. You'll receive alerts by e-mail on any device and in a new personalization tool called the Dashboard. Watch this video to learn more about the Dashboard.

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Available only for Globe Unlimited subscribers, the Dashboard will appear when you log in to The Globe website from any device. It will help you find content and timely information that's most relevant to you.

Aside from issuing alerts, the Dashboard allows you to follow companies and save stories to read later. More features, including one that lets you follow authors and topics, are planned for the near future.

It's easy to set up your stock alerts in your Watchlist. You can trigger alerts based on specific price targets, percentage changes, moving averages, 52-week highs and lows and analyst consensus price targets.

You can select one or any combination of these options for each stock or exchange-traded fund when you set up an alert.

When each criterion is met, you'll receive up to one alert a day, every day the condition is met. You can adjust the criteria or cancel your alerts at any time.

Alerts will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your Globe Unlimited account. You'll also see your alerts at the top of your Dashboard.

We hope you enjoy this new feature.

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And remember, Globe Unlimited and all of its features are included free if you subscribe to the newspaper five or six days a week, to GlobePlus or to GlobeInvestorGold. There' s a 75 per cent discount if you subscribe to the newspaper for four days or fewer each week.

Do you have more questions? Visit our FAQ page, contact customer service at globeunlimited@globeandmail.com and 1-855-813-6111 or follow us on Twitter @globeunlimited.

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