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What are options alerts?

Options alerts are push notifications that can help you track your options positions throughout the day, week, or month. They can alert you on price fluctuations, upcoming expirations, earnings/dividends, as well as in the money/out of the money changes. They are also triggered by changes to the option’s mark price, also known as the mid-point between the bid and ask price.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you won’t be notified on every price movement. You’ll only receive an alert when your contract meets adjustable thresholds (listed below).

Keep in mind

While you may find these notifications helpful, they shouldn’t be the only way you keep track of your positions. Keep in mind, your options alerts may be disrupted by a variety of market conditions including trading/exchange halts and data outages among other things.

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What are the different options alerts?

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In / Out of the Money Updates

These notifications serve as reminders for when an option goes in and out of the money.

Option In the Money (ITM)

You’ll receive this notification when your “out of the money” contract has moved at least 1% “in the money.” You won’t receive it more than once per week and only when the contract is expiring in a month.

Option Out of the Money (OTM)

You’ll receive this notification when your contract was previously “in the money” and has moved at least 1% “out of the money.” You won’t receive it more than once per week and only when the contract is expiring in a month.

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Price Movements

These notifications let you know when an option goes up or down beyond a certain threshold.

Option Up Today

You’ll receive this notification when your contract’s mark price is up more than 20%, at least one day after opening it. You can also adjust these thresholds to 50% or 100% by going to the Account tab > Settings > Notifications & Messages > Push Notifications.

Option Down Today

You’ll receive this notification when your contract’s mark price is down more than 20%, at least one day after opening it. You can also adjust these thresholds to 50% or 100% by going to the Account tab > Settings > Notifications & Messages > Push Notifications.

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Gain / Loss Settings

These notifications serve as reminders for when a single contract or a leg of a multi-leg contract exceeds certain preset thresholds.

Total Return Up On Option

You’ll receive this notification no more than once a week, when your position’s total gain has exceeded 20%. You can also adjust these thresholds to 50%, 75% or 100% by going to the Account tab > Settings > Notifications & Messages > Push Notifications.

Total Return Down On Option

You’ll receive this notification no more than once a week, when your position’s total loss has exceeded 20%. You can also adjust these thresholds to 50%, 75% or 100% by going to the Account tab > Settings > Notifications & Messages > Push Notifications.

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Shareholder Updates

These notifications provide important updates on an upcoming dividend for a long call and early assignment risk for a short call.

Early Assignment Risk (Short Call)

You’ll receive this notification when there’s an upcoming dividend announcement and you hold a short call that could be facing early assignmnet risk.

Upcoming Dividend on Option (Long Call)

You’ll receive this notification when there’s an upcoming dividend announcement on a long call that you hold.

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Options Expiration Reminders

These notifications serve as reminders for when a single contract or a leg of a multi-leg contract is about to expire.

Option Expires Today

You’ll receive this notification on the day that your position expires.

Option Expires in 1 Week

You’ll receive this notification one week before your position expires.

Option Expires in 1 Month

You’ll receive this notification one month before your position expires.

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How do I customize options alerts notifications?

You can customize your options notifications by following these steps in the app:

  1. Tap the Account tab
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Notifications & Messages
  4. Tap Push Notifications
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Disclosures

Please note that options alerts may be disrupted by a variety of market conditions including, but not limited to heightened market volatility, trading/exchange halts, and data outages.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount.

Robinhood Financial does not guarantee favorable investment outcomes. The past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Customers should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

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