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Subject: Re: Portfolio Tracking services... Date: 7/11/2004 1:14 AM
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If it's news you want, MSN Money has a great alert service that will email you regarding a multitude of parameters and news events (e.g. price is below or above X, analyst has up/down graded or Reuters Research Alert) and if you have a Hotmail account you can access these alerts from any computer in the world. You can usually discern the content of the email from the Subject line which saves time. Here is the full list of content choices:

Price/Volume
Type the price or volume triggers you want used to generate alerts for your stocks. For more information, read our Criteria setting tips below.
$ Up $ Down % Up % Down Above Below Volume
$ $ % % $ $
Time
Choose the time of day you want to receive your alerts. These alerts are independent from the Price/Volume alerts above. For more information, read our Time setting tips below.
Time 1 Time 2
Hour
123456789101112
: Minutes
00153045 AM/PM
AMPM ET
Hour
123456789101112
: Minutes
00153045 AM/PM
AMPM ET

Event
Analyst Upgrade/Downgrade
Find out when a security's rating changes.
Featured on CNBC
Know in advance when the TV business-news leader will cover your investments.
In Play from Briefing.com
Find out about news related to the securities that interest you.
Morningstar Upgrade/Downgrade
Learn when ratings change on mutual funds you're tracking.
Positive/Negative Earnings Surprise
Find out when a company's earnings exceed or go below what analysts expect.
Reuters Research Alert
Learn when Reuters flags particular news items about companies you track.
Split Announcement
Know in a timely manner when splits occur in securities you track.
Upgraded to Top Return Rating
Find out if Morningstar awards your mutual fund this top rating.



Price/Volume Settings Tips
Trigger Send an alert if
$ Up, $ Down The price changes by more than this dollar amount (based on the previous day's closing price)
% Up, % Down The price changes by more than this percentage (based on the previous day's closing price, rounded to nearest .5)
$ Above, $ Below The price exceeds or falls below this value (rounded to nearest .05)
Volume The daily trading volume exceeds this amount (rounded to nearest 500)
Time Settings Tips
• All Time settings must use eastern time (ET).
• Quotes supplied by Standard & Poor's ComStock, Inc. and are delayed at least 20 minutes.
• To receive closing market prices, set Time1 or Time2 to 4:30 PM ET.
• Setting a time alert to 4:30 PM ET means if you are in the:
• Central time zone you will receive the alert at 3:30 PM Central.
• Mountain time zone you will receive the alert at 2:30 PM Mountain.
• Pacific time zone you will receive the alert at 1:30 PM Pacific.
Event Settings Tips
• Not all events will be available for all symbols
• Events may only occur rarely for some symbols. If you're nearing your maximum of 200 stock alerts, you may want to delete the alerts with events that only occur rarely.

Max
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