Identify significant events fast

Alpha Terminal has been designed to help make sure you don’t miss significant events. We do this two ways – event flags and alarms.

Event flags

Event flags appear next to a stock to tell you about important news. This might be breaking news, the stock going ex-dividend, dividend payments, reporting dates, bids, suspensions or triggered alarms. Flags can be configured to show forthcoming events as well. Flags will appear wherever you are looking at a stock – in a list, a portfolio or watchlist, on a chart or on the Level 2 screen.

Flags give you answers quickly – particularly helpful if you are on the phone to a client. Simply move your mouse cursor over a flag to reveal more detail. If it’s a News flag, double click on it to open the latest unread news story. You can scroll back through earlier stories. Once you move your cursor away from a flag, the detail disappears.

Alpha: Event flags

Here is an example of an expanded News flag:

Alpha: Event flags - unread news

Here is an example of an expanded Ex-div flag:

Alpha: Event flags - ex-dividend dates

"Clients frequently ask about ex-dividend dates, news, spreads, highs and lows and broker ratings. I really like the way that I can access most of this information just by moving the mouse over a price or a flag. With our previous system we had to go to different pages for this information."


Alternatively, see the key announcements and events for the week ahead using Alpha’s Calendar feature. View calendars for the market as a whole or for specific indices or portfolios.

Alpha: Calendar
Real-time alarms

For news and events you simply can’t afford to miss, you can set up real-time alarms.

  • Alarms can be set for specific stocks or entire portfolios.
  • Alerts can be sent to your desktop and mobile phone.
  • You can set alarms on significant price movements and news stories.
  • You can set alarms on the support and resistance or entry and exit lines you draw on price charts.

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Data and Features

  • Live Level 1 data for all UK listed equities (including AIM and investment trusts)
  • Advanced Level 2 screens for LSE stocks
  • Contended Level 2 available to substantially reduce your costs
  • Live level 1 data for Nasdaq, NYSE and AMEX
  • Global market indices
  • MSCI WMA Indices
  • Investment trust NAVs, sectors, TERs and yields
  • Major world currency pairs
  • Major commodity prices - Oil, Metals, Energy
  • Daily fund prices with sectors, TERs, yields and ratings
  • Corporate and government bonds; yield curves
  • UK Corporate Actions
  • Live RNS from all Primary Information Providers
  • Dow Jones Newswires UK Markets Report
  • Customisable price tickers which can filter for specific portfolios or indices
  • Customisable news alerts
  • Highly customisable multi-window layouts. Create multiple layouts and apply them with a click of the mouse
  • Each individual window highly customisable. Create multiple templates and apply them with a click of the mouse
  • Over 20 years' fundamental data and up to three years' broker forecasts
  • Balance sheet, P&L and cashflow metrics
  • Broker consensus, consensus change, last consensus and number of brokers
  • Directors' and Major Shareholder dealings and holdings. Filter by company or shareholder
  • Outstanding charting suite with 90+ chart types and analytics
  • Set alarms on support and resistance lines, trend lines, at specific price levels or percentage price changes
  • Live DDE links to drive your Excel-based pricing models
  • Powerful Data Mining helps you build unlimited portfolios or watchlists of stocks that meet specific fundamental and/or technical criteria