I started this thread so that anyone who is interested in real-time alerts can post here. For disclosure I have a company that provides this technology. My personal feeling for obvious reasons is that real-time alert tools more so than back testing and scanning is the new frontier of direct market access. Market evolution has forced the need to have these tools. There are different ways to access real-time alerts. Some come bundled in direct access platforms like Cyber, RealTick, Redi Plus..etc. There are also stand alone products like Insight-Trading, First Alert, Tradeprofile, and of course my company Trade-Ideas. I encourage anyone interested to take a look at the different products and tell others what you think, becuase these tools to traders are like support gear for mountain climbers. Without them you can get seriously hurt. Hope to hear from any and all.