Monitor potential investments, automate your dealing, protect your profits and minimise potential losses
Keep an eye on investments you're interested in buying and set limits and alerts for them. To add an investment, go to your watch list, search for the investment and add it to your list.
To set up any of the limits and alerts below, simply go to my account and click on the small box to the left of your investment, or set a limit after you click ‘buy’. Please note that any triggers you set up are not guaranteed prices – we will get the next available ‘best price’ for you.
Use a ‘buy limit order’ to automatically buy an investment if the offer price drops to, or below, a price set by you. Use a ‘sell limit order’ to automatically sell an investment if the bid price rises to, or above, a price set by you.
Minimise potential losses or lock in profits by automatically selling an investment if the bid price falls to, or below, a price set by you.
Minimise potential losses or lock in profits by automatically selling an investment if its bid price falls by a margin of your choice. If the bid price rises, your tracking stop loss will follow it up and will only be triggered if the bid price then falls by your chosen margin. If the bid price falls, your tracking stop loss will remain static and only be triggered if the bid price falls by your chosen margin.
Prevent stop losses or limit orders from triggering when an investment’s bid/offer spread is wider than 5%. This can happen during periods of volatility, for example at market opening and closing. A safeguard can be used when an investment’s mid price is 20p or more.
Receive an email alert (or highlight in your account) if an investment rises or falls to an offer price of your choice.