Charts

Finance quality charts powered by TradingView are found here. They provide a host of advanced features which you can use to research price trends in detail and get an edge on the wider market. I'll give an overview of some of the main features below. For a more in depth walk through, I'd recommend searching YouTube, and other sites such as Investopedia for tutorials relating to trading stocks and commodities. There are some good video lessons out there using the same TradingView charting software, which can be a great way to learn how to exploit the massive potential that these charts offer

Data

The charts provide price data for every player on Football Index. This can be viewed in a variety of resolutions and time scales. The charts default to showing Jadon Sancho, but you can choose any other player by clicking the "symbol" box at the top left of the chart page and typing another player's name. As you type suggestions will appear, and you can choose players by either clicking one of the options, or scrolling through the list with the arrow keys and pressing enter.

You can set the time period shown using the button (or buttons on larger screens) at the bottom left which list time scales from 1 hour to the full price history. You can also change the time scale by scrolling on the chart, using the zoom icon in the left toolbar, the zoom buttons that appear centrally at the bottom of the chart when you move your mouse, or by pinching with two fingers on the chart if you've got a touch screen.

Instant Sell (IS) prices

By default, the charts only show buy prices, but you can add the IS price to the chart by clicking Show IS in the top menu bar to the right of the player name box. This will add a red line with the IS data for that player. Currently the IS data is incomplete, so for most players it won't go back further than February 2020. The line type and data source (open, high, low or close) can be changed from using the cog icon that appears next to the title of the IS price series (it will be named <player>_IS)

You can also view IS prices as the main chart line and therefore add technical indicators on the IS price by adding "_IS" to the player's name in the player selection box at the top right and hitting enter.

Technical Indicators

Technical indicators can be added using the "indicators" button on the top bar of the chart. There are many of these available, and I won't go into detail here how to best use them. The best place to start if you are new to these is searching for tutorials on YouTube, and reading articles on investment focused sites. Moving averages are a good starting point.

Player Comparison

You can compare multiple players' prices on the same chart using the compare button on the top menu bar. A menu will pop up where you can type in a name as you would in the box at the top left. By default when you add another player, the price scale will change to be percentage based (percentage change in price since the time at the left end of the chart), which makes it easier to compare the performance of differently priced players. If you want the scale to go back to being in pounds, you can click the "%" icon at the bottom right of the chart. There are also other options for configuring the scale there.

Saving Chart Configuration

You can save all configuration added to the chart using the save option on the top right. These are saved to local storage of the device you are using, so won't be available on other devices you use to access your Index Price Alerts account. Clearing site data will cause any saved charts to be deleted so watch out for that.

Share charts

To share a screenshot of the chart, use the camera icon at the top right. This saves an image of your chart on the TradingView website, which you can download to your device or tweet.

Other controls

There are multiple drawing and general editing tools in the left toolbar. You can change the properties of any chart line (player price, indicators, etc.) using the cog icon that appears to the right of the chart name at the top left. You can also hide/show individual lines and remove indicators and prices for comparison there.

The cog icon at the top right allows you to set general chart appearance, time zone, etc. You can also undo and redo any changes using the arrow icons that are centrally located on the top bar of the chart, you can also use ctl+z.

Price Alerts

Price alerts can be added on the alerts page. Alerts can be set for a single player, every player on football index, or the players you have added on the my players page. When adding an alert you specify an interval of time and a change percentage which control when the alert is triggered. If the percentage value is positive, the alert will be triggered when a corresponding player's buy price increases by that amount in the time interval specified. If it's negative, the alert will be triggered in the same way for downward price changes. Once an alert is triggered, it won't be sent again for at least the alert's time interval.

Examples

Consider an alert set for Harry Kane with a change percentage of 2% and an interval of 1 hour. If the buy price starts at £6.89 at 1:00pm, goes down to £6.86 at 1:12, then hits £7.03 at 1:49pm, the alert would trigger at 1:49pm. The alert then won't trigger again until 2:49pm (1 hour after the previous alert) at the earliest, even if the price keeps going up in the meantime. If the buy price was at £7.18 or higher at 2:49, another alert would be sent then.

If you added the players in your portfolio on the my players page, you could set a -0.5% alert with a 5 minute interval. In that case an alert will be triggered when one or more players in your portfolio go down in price by more than 0.5% within five minutes.

Multiple Player Alert Restrictions

You can restrict the set of players an all players or my players alert works on by using the optional Price >, Spread < or Rank < fields in the add alert form.

Price >
This field can be populated with positive a GBP value that limits players by price. For example a value of 5 would mean the alert would not trigger for any player who's buy price was £5 or less at the time the alert is tested.
Spread <

This field should be a percentage value between 0 and 100, it restricts the pool of players by their instant sell spread when an alert is being checked. Any player with a spread greater than the value will not be included.

For example if Mbappé has a buy price of £9.50 and a sell price of £9.20 the spread is ((9.20 - 9.50) / 9.50) x 100 = 3.16%. If you had an all player alert with the spread less than field set to 5, Mbappé would be included in the scope of that alert as 3.16 < 5.

Rank <
This restricts by the players ranking by buy price, similar to the player ranking on Football Index. If you want an alert just for the players in the "top 200" you could add an all player alert and set the Rank < field to 201.

Add price alerts

You can add price alerts on the price alerts page using the buttons at the top left. The add button will show a blank form, or you can select a row and use the copy button to prepopulate the form with the details of an existing alert.

Delete alerts

To delete alerts, select one or more rows and use the delete button on the top left. You can select rows by clicking on them. Hold shift or ctrl to select multiple rows as required.

Spread Alerts

Spread alerts can also be added on the alerts page via the spread alerts tab at the top left of the page below the header. Alerts can be set for a single player, or the players you have added on the my players page. When adding an alert you specify a trigger type:

  • < Less than
  • > Greater than
  • Equal ± 0.5%

and a percentage value between 0 and 100 which sets the threshold that controls when the alert is triggered. Alerts can be set to trigger continuously when the criteria is met or just the first time. Alerts that retrigger are sent at most once per hour. Single use alerts that have been sent will be highlighted in orange in the table. They can be reset using the "reset trigger" button at the top of the table.

Examples

Say you set an alert for Jadon Sancho with a less than trigger type, and a threshold of 0.75, set to trigger continuously. If his buy price is £15, and instant sell (IS) price is £14.80, his spread as a percentage is ((15 - 14.80) / 15) * 100 = 1.3%. If his buy price stays the same, but his IS price moves up to £14.90 his spread is now 0.6% so an alert will be sent as 0.6 < 0.75.

As this was set as a retriggering alert, another email will be sent if the alert criteria are met again after an hour. This means that if Sancho's buy and IS price stays at £15/£14.90 for an hour, an alert will be sent again. Alternatively if his spread widens, but then goes below 0.75% again after an hour, this will also trigger the alert.

Multiple Player Alert Restrictions

These work similarly to the price alert multiple player restrictions when the alert is set on "my players".

Daily Alert Limit

There is a daily limit of 30 alert emails. Once the limit has been hit, a warning will be displayed when you log into your account, and no more alerts will be sent until the next day. To avoid this, don't set to many price alerts with a short interval and a low change percentage or recurring spread alerts.

My Players

On the my players page, you can add players to be used in my players alerts. It also displays various price metrics which can be used to identify price trends and spot interesting players. These include percentage changes for various time scales, current prices, the spread percentage between the buy price and instant sell price, and the player's rank by price.

You can add and remove players from your list the same way as price alerts using the buttons at the top left. It is possible to toggle between the default view showing your player list and the full list of players on football index using the buttons next to the add and delete buttons. You can sort the table by any of the columns by clicking the headers.

Account Management

You can change your email or password at any time on the settings page. When changing your email you will receive an alert to your existing address and the new one. To complete the change, you must use follow the confirmation link in the email to the new address. If you change your mind, you can cancel the change at any time on the settings page, or via the email you received to your existing address.

If you wish to stop receiving alerts you can use the unsubscribe link in any of the emails you receive from Index Price Alerts.

Troubleshoot

If you're having any trouble receiving alerts, a common issue is the alerts being marked as spam or promotions, or being rejected completely by your email provider. To avoid this add alert@indexpricealerts.com to your contacts, and make sure you move any emails that get marked as spam or promotions back to your inbox.

If you're having any other problems get in touch at support@indexpricealerts.com and I'll look into it for you.