Introducing Sentinel

May 22, 2018
Trading @ Zerodha
Zerodha Sentinerl - real-time price alerts on the cloud

Traders,

One of the more popular requests we had from all of you was for a price alerts tool. A notification on your mobile/email whenever the underlying hits the price you have set. The challenge with existing tools is that the alerts are just based on last traded price and they run on your machine. If your machine is off or you are logged out of the trading platform, the alerts don’t work – which is exactly when you need the alerts.

Enter Sentinel

Market alerts residing on the cloud waiting to be triggered – today, tomorrow, or months from now, even when you’re away. Alerts can be set for all 80,000+ stocks, bonds, commodities, F&O contracts, and currencies across exchanges on OHLC, bids and offers, and more, in addition to the price. Create advanced alerts that combine multiple triggers using simple, easy-to-use operators.

The alerts are sent on Kite web and via email. Alerts will also be sent on Kite mobile soon. We will soon have trade buttons on these alerts for you to execute any trades planned based on them instantly.

Sentinel Pro will be available for FREE until 30th June 2018 for all Zerodha customers. Simply log in with your Zerodha account and get started!

How to set an alert?

When you log into Sentinel, you’ll land on the basic alert creation dashboard. You can set basic alerts based on parameters such as price, traded quantity, day change (price & % change), volume and open interest.

Create basic alerts based on price, traded quantity, volume and open interest.

You can also trigger an alert by comparing the attributes of two different scrips similar to IFTTT.  In this example, an alert will be triggered if the closing price of Infosys is greater than that of TCS.

Create a trigger by combining 2 conditions.

Advanced alerts

On Sentinel, you can combine multiple triggers to create advanced alerts. For instance, set an alert for when the close price and volume traded of Infosys is greater than that of TCS. With Sentinel Trigger Language (STL), creating complex triggers is as easy as writing a formula in Excel. Read more on how to create triggers using STL here.

Combine multiple alerts to create advanced triggers.

Instant notifications

You’ll receive a message on Kite as well as an email when an alert is triggered.

Instant notifications on Kite and your email.

History

You can view all your triggered alerts under history. You can click on the details option to view the time and OHLC values at the time the alert was triggered.

A comprehensive history of all your triggered alerts.

Creating advances alerts can take a little getting used and hence we have created a page with a few tutorials and explanation of all the parameters that go into creating an alert. You can also interact with the trading community on TradingQ&A if you need help building your triggers.

We will soon have these alerts also delivered as push notifications on your mobile, even if you are not logged into the app. This is just the first version of Sentinel. Many more cool features coming soon. Since this is still in beta, please let us know if you spot any issues by filling this form.

Happy Trading,

Nithin Kamath

[email protected] Zerodha, working towards breaking all barriers that I personally faced as a retail trader for over a decade. Love playing poker, basketball, and guitar. “You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” - Edmund Hillary

241 comments

  1. Sandeep says:

    Superb, best of luck zerodha.😍

    • Dipesh Bujad says:

      Superb sir,

      Please make alert ? for example if price of cipla is right now Rs.550 and i want to buy from Rs.555 ,so when it is Rs.555 i get the alert or automatic buy.

      • Matti says:

        You’ll get an alert, you’ll still have to place the order yourself. You can also just place an SL buy order at 555 on Kite and it’ll be executed once the stock hits 555.

      • Yogesh bhardwaj says:

        You actually don’t need a alert you just enter SL order and it will happen automatically.

  2. Abhijeet Pandharinath pawar says:

    I want market tips

  3. somnath says:

    Thanks guys

  4. PRATEEK PRAKASH THAKUR says:

    Again a great feature from zerodha.
    Keep up the enhancement

  5. Ankur Bhargava says:

    This is really a good initiative and will definitely benefit a lot of people

  6. Hari says:

    Awesome 🙂

  7. DR. HIMANSHU TRIPATHI says:

    Nice nitin it a great tool for both investors and traders… But we were expecting good till cancel order…
    But i think to some extent it will do that work also…

  8. Raghav says:

    Looks like what you guys promised, mother of all alerts engine. 🙂

  9. Prashanth says:

    Woow really suprrrre

  10. Nitesh Kumar says:

    Let see dear

  11. Prakul says:

    What are the charges for this system?

  12. Prabhu M says:

    Wow that’s fun😬

  13. Sumantra Chabri says:

    Nice endeavour. When can I avail this facility? Am I need an extra app other than kite ?

  14. Venkatesh says:

    Come in right time
    Very useful

  15. Milan says:

    This was much needed! Nithin, you never fail to amaze!

  16. Vidya sagar singh says:

    Make kite more option and colour full

  17. Saurabh says:

    Was long waiting for such a thing. Thanks zerodha for keeping up good work. Is sentinel live?

  18. Balaji M says:

    Awaiting this feature eagerly. Now I can set alerts and browse other screens without worrying on market status. Thanks Zerodha!

  19. Mike says:

    How much charge?

  20. PRASHANTH N says:

    Hi
    What are the charges levied after June 30th .

  21. Subhadip says:

    Thanks a lot…excellent…

  22. Bhavya saboo says:

    Zerodha , the retail investors and traders chariot!!

  23. Rajagopal malathy says:

    We expect OCO orders from Zerodha soon.

  24. Robin says:

    Great!

  25. Sriram. says:

    Nice one… MRket tips is somethi g which would be very useful and competitive.

  26. Satya Prakash Choudhary says:

    That’s great news for zerodhaians

  27. Gyanendra Kumar says:

    Great effort waiting for button also

  28. Abbas says:

    Thanks

    I can execute my trades much better now.

  29. Prashant singh says:

    Really wonderfull.tx u so much

  30. Ajish says:

    Great Idea. Keep going

  31. Piyush ninawe says:

    A simple trigger alert of order placed (with vibration) in phone when the app is running or not is the must have thing in modern trading..
    If sentinel is doing that then its great upgrade…
    If not then kindly add this to kite

  32. James says:

    Awesome, you guys are superrrr!!!, cheers to team zerodha from the Indian traders community!!!

  33. Ritesh Jaiswal says:

    Very Useful

  34. P Suresh says:

    Thanks to zerodha for this feature introducing

  35. kazi123 says:

    Kudos to team Zerodha

  36. Pramod says:

    Really it is needed for traders.
    Thanks to zerodha for bringing this type of alert.
    Superb nitin

  37. Zeenath says:

    Hi
    Thanks for alerts.system.If possible stocks and mcx alerts expecting ups or down to be included

  38. Pratik says:

    Thanks Zerodha,
    For reducing stress

  39. Baskar says:

    After June 30 what will happen and what will the charge

  40. Deepak says:

    Thank s

  41. vijay r says:

    Nice enhancement..rocking

  42. arvind says:

    thanks nithin & team zerodha !!!!

    this is most important feature for traders ..thanks for fulfilling wish 😀

    waiting for sms notification ( as net dont work sometimes in some places).

  43. karan says:

    Bahut hi badhiya banaye ho guru.

  44. Manish says:

    Finally its here… Much awaited tool… Thanks a lot for this… Highly appreciate it

  45. Jagadeesh says:

    Happy that a real time scanner is introduced which makes it easier to scan. I once subscribed to screener by smallcase but very much disappointed by the lack of features i wish it had. My honest suggestion or request for zerodha is to create a great scanner tool, like chartink which i think is incredible.

  46. Ranvir says:

    omg Nithin sir … you are amazing. how did u build this technology…. simply great sir…

  47. Amar prakash says:

    I am already trading at zerodha and using price alert on 5paisa? And 5paisa is also good.

  48. Parth says:

    Real & basic need is to get these alerts on SMS. Even with extra charge, it’s better than email & kite, as it’ll work without being connected constantly.

  49. Debmalya says:

    Kisses for zerodha team.. You make me trading a tool everyone..

  50. K says:

    Please keep it free after 30th Jun as well.

    If you agree, please share this message..

  51. Ravi says:

    Nice stuff!

  52. Ghanshyam says:

    Sir you are not explained about the charges of this service is this free or charges?

  53. Manujanshu Pal says:

    Great feature addition. All the best for future.

  54. Akash Bhalla says:

    Zerodha is simply awesome..I am a college student and trade often ….the tools technologies provided by it is simply outstanding…. keenly awaiting when it will come with an ipo I’ll be the first one to subscribe to it… continue the great work

  55. Deepak Kumar Behera says:

    Great sir, if it works it will goes with the benefits of zerodha account holders

  56. Jayesh Matani says:

    good work..
    Keep it up….

  57. C k parija says:

    It will be better if this feature is added to market watch scrips

  58. Sajid UK says:

    I am using the Live Alerts feature in Upstox (RKSV) web & mobile app since last year, but I will definitely use & like this Sentinel from Zerodha kite as it has some advanced feature which are very useful.

  59. Awadhesh singh says:

    Amazing work from Zerodha

  60. Sakahi says:

    Introduce digit based pin on kite instead of username,pwd and security questions.

  61. Ganesh says:

    Super..
    Please if it is possible to make on phone price alert ..

  62. zodin says:

    How about GUI based order entry. Like a limit buy order beyond this line and a stoploss over this line. That would be awesome.

  63. Jayesh Matani says:

    Good work…
    Keep it up….

  64. Soundararajan says:

    Super

  65. Sachin says:

    Aasome nithin Bhai great ,with this type of alart it will grate for those who are not allways in front of pc or Mobil or online on market days

  66. Sachin suklal Salunke says:

    It is good for those who r offline

  67. phad says:

    zerodha now dada

  68. Ashish Sawant says:

    Nice Nitin

    Keep up the good work

  69. Dinesh says:

    When can we expect auto investment or trading platform from zerodha?

  70. zodin says:

    I am just addicted to zerodha kite platform. I have account with 4 other brokers but I have to say no one beats zerodha kite, its simply the best

  71. Rohit Bhattad says:

    I would like to try out sentinel and avail the one month free trial. I’m not sure if I’ll be charged as the way to activate this is through the pricing page. Should I select one month and continue? If I don’t find it helpful, cancelling it within the first month won’t debit anything from my account?

  72. PRADEEP KUMAR BASAK says:

    Great!!! Waiting for good market tips…….

  73. Shekhar says:

    When we can use this segment and how?

  74. Kavita SANTOSH KELA says:

    EXCELLENT FACILITY SIRJI
    THANKS
    PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE ON MOBILE

  75. Chandrasekaran says:

    Alert required in mobile when the transaction takes place.
    Try to work out placing of sale orders in options valid till expiry with option to revise. This will enable us not to miss the opportunity even when not activated daily

  76. Mehul Shah says:

    Superb…..👌

  77. Dinesh says:

    Thats Greate Nitin but what you think about in these types of service in commodity segment in future ?

    • Matti says:

      You can set alerts for commodities using Sentinel. 🙂

      • saurav says:

        Hey matti,
        The order will be triggered automatically when it reaches the alert.Instead of this, Can u provide some option when it reaches the alert what we have set, we should have option whether to execute or not. Thanks

  78. Chetan says:

    Please provide GTC or GTD order, alerts are even provided by other online site free, more we need is GTC or GTD, start it soon

  79. ARUN GALGALI says:

    Great initiative. Keep it up team Zerodha.

  80. Sunil says:

    Congrats. But we are also looking for Trading tips on daily basis.

  81. Sadish P R says:

    Most awaiting enhancement…Great…Thanks to zerodha team….

  82. Ankit says:

    A welcome step. This has been a long-standing demand of customers.

  83. Anil Kedlaya says:

    Awesome!!!
    Thanks, Zerodha team.

  84. Krishna Kumar says:

    Nithin – Hats off for the additional feature to zerodha. Pls make sure the charges are minimal and barable. If it’s more then it will not meaning of being ZEROdha. Thankyou

  85. Arpan says:

    Want it to scan n generate alerts only from the stocks in my watchlist (i.e. Nifty 50 stocks or FO stocks). Is it possible?

  86. Kishore says:

    Can we leave the name of the script blank and get a list that meets certain criteria in say OHLC? If yes, this will a killer feature.
    Good initiative, keep up the good work.

  87. VIMAL K PUDHYADTH says:

    Superb. Looking forward for this feature

  88. Zafar Ul Islam says:

    Superb keep going for new innovations.

  89. kaushik banerjee says:

    Can i get alerts based on technical analysis scanning? For a simple example, alert me with list of stocks trading 2% above 5 day moving average.

  90. Rahul says:

    This thing we missing in Zerodha ..
    Now its great..
    Hope it will helpful..

  91. Sudeep Majumdar says:

    Well done Nitin!
    Now we look forward to seeing more such features which make trading easier.
    Congrats to you and your team.

  92. peepalsoft.com says:

    Proud to be associated with Zerodha.

  93. Ramakrishna Shanbhag says:

    I am new to Zerodha, I like the user friendly features.Now Sentinel is added. Congratulations Kamatmam.

  94. Madhusudhan K says:

    Nice initiative. Good for traders.

  95. Gaura Goswami says:

    What wiil be the charges after june ?

  96. Chanan singh says:

    Carry on for best

  97. Harish Reddy says:

    Great work !! But if you can integrate it within kite it will be much time saving, rather than logging in to different console .

  98. Paresh says:

    Important to note it is free till 30th June. So r u planning to charge for it? Other brokers have free service since long time.

  99. Prasanna says:

    Tussi great ho. Zerodha da jawab nahi.👌👌👌

  100. Vikram says:

    Nice work Zerodha team. I am happy that i have opened account in zerodha. This new feature is awesome

  101. Raj says:

    What will be charges after June – 18

  102. Hemanth says:

    Is it sentinel and sentinel pro? This will remain free for a while, then the charges start. It does seem that things will eventually become expensive trading. Please keep the pricing nominal.

  103. Rajesh says:

    Super sir.but pls bring this facility for kite mobile apps very soon it will be very helpful for smalla investors Who don’t have time during market hours to watch. 🙏🙏🙏

  104. Kishor Chaudhari says:

    Great work !! Team Zerodha
    Waiting for this one since Long ….. Advanced Triggers with combinations of price behavior and Logical Operators will be great tool to use …l
    Was Expecting GTC order feature too

  105. Gaurav Saini says:

    This is going to change my Trading World, now I can trade with more no. of stocks, I was really looking for such a tool, Thanks to Zerodha who did such a splendid work, great, commendable.. You’re doing everything that a trader really needs..

  106. Sultan says:

    wow superb Step team zerodha…. now this is I was waiting….

  107. Sukanta says:

    Whether this is applicable in mobile app or.only web

  108. Prakash says:

    Sir, that’s great.

    But when will ** crux ** analytical tool will come…?
    Waiting it for more than 1 and half year.

  109. Jignesh bhandari says:

    Great work sir

  110. Sagar Kapoor says:

    Great step. But wouldn’t it be a lot easier if zerodha integrates the alert system in kite itself, Like Tradingview.com does?

  111. Harish soni says:

    After 30 june…is it chargeble or free??

  112. Ananth says:

    Long awaited. Thanks for rolling out. While it’s all in zerodha ,why alert system needs to know our account balance and margins?? What is the thought process

    • Matti says:

      Since the payment is linked to your Zerodha account (post June 30th) this is required. Nothing to worry about though, since this is our own platform.

  113. Kishore Kumar says:

    Very Good tool wishing good luck for its success.

  114. krishna says:

    Great Job.. This was missing in zerodha………..

  115. Pratik Mehta says:

    Can you also add something like a news alert.. so that people can trade immediately based on news

  116. Yogesh says:

    Zerodha service is very bad

  117. sangita says:

    Thanks, was very much needed, cheers.

  118. Ankit says:

    Great work.

  119. Indrajit says:

    Thanks Nitish & Zerodha. This is a great addition.

  120. MANOWAR says:

    There is an app known as “Investing.com” which is easily available on Play store at free of cost. Using this app we can set the alert as per our convenience then why I should pay for such service.

    • Matti says:

      In case of most other platforms, the alerts reside on your machine, which means if you’re not online, you won’t receive an alert. Sentinel alerts reside on the cloud, forever. This has some cost associated with it and hence the charge.

  121. Avinash Thombre says:

    That’s good move. Was searching for same tool and it will be helpful now. Thanks!

  122. Subir Das says:

    Thanks a lot to do a such important things. please do a more thing please start MY GTD order like sharekhan. where I can put any buy or sell order to execute as per choice dated. where any order will not cancelled after market hours, where order will start next day automatically as per my selected day automatically

  123. dhamu says:

    I don’t agree with charging for the PRICE ALERT feature. Zerodha should consider this for free to all your clients.

    • Sri says:

      Yes, I agree global recognized brokers (IB) has these features free on both the versions of desktop and web applications to set alerts on sms and email.
      This a price grab if not made not tools features upgrade for customers enrichment!
      Zerodha while growing the customer base, the value additions like these must be set and offered free that sets apart form other brokerage firms.
      Nithin must take a note this and respond positively!
      Lets see if he has some inherent kinship?

      • Matti says:

        In case of most other platforms, the alerts reside on your machine, which means if you’re not online, you won’t receive an alert. Sentinel alerts reside on the cloud, forever. This has some cost associated with it and hence the charge.

    • Matti says:

      In case of most other platforms, the alerts reside on your machine, which means if you’re not online, you won’t receive an alert. Sentinel alerts reside on the cloud, forever. This has some cost associated with it and hence the charge.

  124. raunak says:

    doesn’t edelweiss already have this? included push notifications to the app?

  125. Sami D says:

    Does it alert for FNO prices as well?

  126. Piyush Gupta says:

    Nitin,

    Please do something to the option for IPO too in Kite….. we are losing so much in that option.

    Piyush

    • Iqbal says:

      Can you elaborate what you are referring by option for IPO? I think there is some confusion.

    • Matti says:

      Hey Piyush, for IPO, we need to be able to block funds from your bank account, which is tricky. The ASBA option most banks provide should allow you to place IPO bids on the bank portal using your Zerodha DP ID, which is quite simple in itself.

  127. Ashwin says:

    Great work Nithin & Zerodha Team. Can we have alert set for best buy/sell for a scrip/option also? Or i am missing to see it in the current list?

  128. Nikhilesh says:

    Mentioned – Sentinel Pro will be available for FREE until 30th June 2018 for all Zerodha customers. Will it be charged afterwards? Pls confirm.

  129. Sri says:

    Its BETA, it is being tested? I can’t set alerts yet on my stocks even if loged in from Zerodha-Kite and approved with permission?
    So, whats the point in only a GUI and workflow with a blog without working feature
    We can be sure of its features only when we can use it and review.
    Has anyone tested in real time? Please comment.
    Appreciate it for objective comments and process reviews ((:

    • Matti says:

      Hey Sri, the product is still in beta because we’re still open to customer feedback. It’s a working product you can use to set alerts.

  130. Deepak says:

    Excellent ! Best wishes for such a great feature

  131. YK Khoday says:

    Hi Nithin

    It is a great tool to keep a track of stocks and their prices. Currently I am tracking order/prices in Amibroker. It will be good if you provide ready made Amibroker plugin to Zerodha so that people can do auto trade based upon their strategy. I am having lot of difficulty to get this thing done.

    Thanks
    YK

  132. sunil says:

    It is auto renewal after 30 june. or payment will be asked?

  133. Mamita Dash says:

    Can I set an alert for all FNO stocks hitting the 52 week’s low or high ?

  134. Sudipta Paul says:

    video is more helpful for us.

  135. Kartikbhai says:

    Hi Nitin and Matti,

    Greetings and congratulations on adding another Wow !
    Actually this is necessary feature to introduce GTC.
    If I have set a very long trigger on price of a stock, then once it is triggered, i wish to do an action, buy or sell.
    So this feature will do 50% work of giving me trigger.
    If i can automate and pre-set balance 50% work also by placing 2nd action once condition triggered.

    Best wishes and thanks for great work by Zerodha.

  136. prabhakar says:

    Alert with sound will be better.

  137. tarak says:

    Wonderful!
    All these are icing over the cake. Fundamental thing is rock solid trading platform which does not make CEO busy with apology mails.

    Any way good luck!

  138. Satvir says:

    Great job zerodha, you definitely know what your client needs.

    Once again keep it up and keep blooming …

  139. Atharv says:

    Another great feature from zerodha.

    Keep it up zerodha team.

    Special thanks to visionary CEO kamath sir 👍

  140. Sandip Vilekar says:

    Congratulations and thanks to Zerodha. Please add copy/paste functionality to the triggers.

  141. susmitha says:

    dear SIR,much awaited …simply superb.gives monitor free time.lessen eye strain.your motivation is un comparable.old war horses(brokerages) are clue less whats your next big move.thank you ..the only pending add-on is a real time scanner–i think you will soon add up this value service so that your clients are not being exploited by others.thank you once again

  142. Baldeep Singh Khurana says:

    Great job!

    Can we get this notification as a message on mobile too?

  143. D.Rajendran says:

    Dear Nitihn,
    There should be a limit to your greed.
    This sentinel is a small feature in any trading platform, and you want to charge on that account.
    I say “SHAME ON YOU”.
    D.Rajendran.

    • hmm…Guess you didn’t get the point. The alerts you have on trading platforms that you are referring to stay on your computer. So if you are not logged into the platform or there is no internet, you won’t get the alert. With sentinel all alerts are constantly running on the cloud (@Amazon/AWS), so it will alert no matter what. If it has to run on AWS, there is processing power required which has a cost to it. If alerts are running on your computer, there is no cost. But what is the point of an alert engine, if it can’t alert you when you are not logged into a trading platform.

      • prabhakar says:

        Dear Nithin, further adding on….. Usually alerts are used to know a price of a script to take action, i.e Buy or Sell, so along with the alert you should be providing buy and sell tabs along with the script. It would make the platform more friendly and also add sound to the alerts.

    • sameer says:

      myself a angel customer, but this offering from Z i loved!!!! Angel gives free alerts, but i need to be online on the speedpro all the time to get…. also, theyre offering a free option to u. and they don’t charge much for all other services. how is dis greedy? if anything, theyre quite friendly. may consider shifting to Z now that they have alerts!!!!!

  144. Vishwanath says:

    After 30 th June whether it is paid services or free of cost..

  145. Sailaja says:

    Wonderful and much needed tool for investors, but we will experience the full benefit only when you can notify alerts on mobile as Push messages or SMS. Request you to implement this sooner. Thanks.

  146. Ramana says:

    Hi Nithin,
    This is really cool and useful feature. I have a question :
    When you said free till June, what are charges after June?

    Also I have another question not related to this feature.
    If I purchased a share (ex: TCS) at 3500 and I would like to sell whenever it reaches 10% hike (say 3850). How can achieve this without creating a sell request every day.

    Regards

  147. Haresh Hapaliya says:

    Thanks for this nice tool
    I need more one
    Watchlist me Jo jyada up he
    Ya jyada down he
    Who automatically upper dekhana Chahiye
    Plz I request

  148. anand says:

    Zerodha charges for everything. There are other brokers which provide in app/mail/push msgs price alert free of cost and we don’t need to be online for that. why should i pay to you?

    • Matti says:

      Seeing as we were the first brokers to go 0 brokerage for equity investments, wouldn’t saying ‘Zerodha charges for everything’ be unfair? 🙂

      Anyway, in case of most other platforms, the alerts reside on your machine, which means if you’re not online, you won’t receive an alert. Sentinel alerts reside on the cloud, forever. This has some cost associated with it and hence the charge.

  149. Balu Gorade says:

    Dear team Zerodha plz provide instant news. Like results, announcement, etc. It’s must needed.
    Thanks.

  150. Hari says:

    I couldnt get Nifty and Bank nifty index values from the list to create an alert, if you include that it would be great, but i am able to get future/option ltp’s of the same which are getting listed, please clarify.

  151. swapnil says:

    i dont think it is more useful whie intraday trading
    lets c how it is working

  152. Sandeep Rao says:

    Setting alerts (price alerts) on graphs would be wonderful. Most of the study happens on graphs. with conditional on volume size.

  153. sumanta das says:

    This is a great & useful feature. I have one question. In future when alerts will be sent as push notifications in mobile, then will we get sms for the alert or notification in kite app in mobile? I think SMS is better option and useful. Please clarify. Thanks

  154. Hanumant Choudhari says:

    When new backoffice will launch?

  155. Vijay says:

    This is a good feature, but could have waited. How about fixing the Backoffice app to show contracts and P&L. Isn’t that more important??

  156. Meena says:

    Hello,

    Nice initiative. Because this feature was available on many brokerage portals. Personally, i have another Demat account with Kotak securities and their trading software has this feature and that too FREE OF COST. We would expect that sentinel too will be provided free of cost post june as well.

    Moreover, try to incorporate, if feasible, alerts related to corporate announcement as now a days this feature is very important looking at the volatility of the market on any relevant news related to particular stock. This feature is rarely found on any brokerage portal or website. You may charge reasonable price for this which will create “WIN-WIN”situation for all.

    Thanks.

    • Matti says:

      In case of most other platforms, the alerts reside on your machine, which means if you’re not online, you won’t receive an alert. Sentinel alerts reside on the cloud, forever. This has some cost associated with it and hence the charge.

      As for news alerts, this doesn’t really fit into what Sentinel does right now, nor is there a reliable data source available to make this happen. We may add this to Sentinel later or create a different platform for it.

  157. Naveen says:

    It would be nice if I can set/edit triggers on Kite interface itself.

  158. Sarin says:

    So… can you add a PE (Price/Earnings) trigger also ?

    Friday, May 25, 2018

  159. Ankit says:

    please provide triling feature on SL order like bracket order,
    ,
    if i buy a stock on mis/cnc then i have nothing for trail,

  160. Kishor Chaudhari says:

    Its a *Sheer Greed shown by Zerodha* every now and then when they launch any new Enhancement /Features to their trading platform
    Sentinel – 160 rs pm with no Good till cancel order, No sms alert .No sound alert ,No weekly OHLC attributes ,NO Monthly OHLC attributes , most other brokers offering it for free, i do understand moving it on cloud would have price tag to it but looking at zerodha user base of over 0.6 million. does 160 rs pm price tag is justified?
    Coin – 50 rs pm with No SWP/STP and No Real SIP mode , No Goal based SIP 50 rs pm is it justified ? MFU,CAMs,KARVY offer it for free
    Screener.Smallcase – 100rs pm whereas screener.in is free with almost same facility Screener do have some additional feature but again with user base of over 0.6 million. does 100rs pm price tag is justified?
    smallcase – 100 rs per smallcase and 200rs for some select smallcases is it not greed shown by zerodha
    Sensibull – No comments

    • Matti says:

      Hey Kishor,

      Smallcase, Streak, Sensibull, etc., are separate businesses that charge for a service. Nothing wrong there.

      As for Coin, we’re selling direct mutual funds here. One of the most important things for a business is to have a clear revenue stream. With direct funds, the only way to have any revenue is to charge the user. Would you allow a business that may shut down tomorrow to manage your investments? No. If there isn’t a clear revenue stream, then the business either plans to start charging later or will run aground once there are no more funds left to run the business. Both undesirable situations. MFU is run by the AMCs and your investments generate revenue for them. Not the case with us. CAMS & KARVY are RTAs and so their revenues come from charging the AMCs for the transactions. So having a charge for Coin isn’t really unreasonable. As for more features on Coin, we’re constantly working towards them. You should see these on the platform soon. Also, we intentionally stayed away from the conventional SIP mode this involves a lot of hassle for you, as the user, as the registration of each SIP could take up to 7 days and cancelling up to 9 days! So yeah, charging for the platform is justified.

      Sentinel, as we’ve previously stated, has a charge because it’s on the cloud. Additionally, most other platforms that are free offer only simple alerts based on price and on single stocks. This is free even on Sentinel. Only more advanced features are charged.

      In addition to all this, the first 25k worth on investments on Coin are free, stock investments are free for all (0 brokerage), and our brokerage is still at Rs. 20 or lower for everything else. We also run Varsity for everyone to learn the markets for free. Quality education elsewhere is quite expensive! If you look at the big picture, this is as economical as it gets.

      So to answer your questions on whether these charges are justified, yes, they are. There is nothing that is hidden. All these charges are shown upfront and the user can choose to use the service or not. Is calling a business charging for some of its services ‘sheer greed’ justified?

  161. YI6127 says:

    Zerodha needs to update Kite android app and Quant.

  162. Pravin says:

    Alert is not coming on mobile massage .its come on mail.
    Can alert received by massage ?

    • Matti says:

      Hi Pravin, Sentinel doesn’t support SMS alerts. We’ll soon start sending these alerts to the Kite mobile app though.

  163. Ravi Kanneganti says:

    I am Ravi, I live in the US. Can I set a loud alarm on the system using Sentinel so that I can wake up to trade when key levels are broken? I really appreciate this tool. Hope this feature is available. Thank you!

  164. zo8278 says:

    please enable bracket order in commodity trading ………….dont want to trade with other broker like upstox #nitin

  165. shantanu says:

    @ZeroDha – This is very good initiative in fact i will call it a social traders that provides a interactive and easy to use trading platform to retail investors. It works very well for the Mobile traders who do trading as part time.
    I would suggest to provide a risk rating for stocks and same to be made available on this kite platform. This will alert the retail trader/investor while he places the order.
    Also you can think to introduce a control mechanism which can stop the trader in entering risky stocks. This can be controlled by allowing the users to select there own risk appetite in their profile like risk averse , conservative, aggressive etc. and stocks can be blocked by mapping on risk rating against selected profile.

    • Matti says:

      Hey Shantanu, the risk a stock poses is very subjective and depends on the person doing the analysis. This would veer into the advisory space, something we’ve stayed away from and intend to.

  166. Ajeesh Kumar says:

    Hi Nitin,

    Can it be possible to provide margin calculator on the order window itself? It would have been better for the beginners like me. I had to check the web for it every time and price would have been moved by then. It would be helpful if made available in Kite as well apart from Pi.

    Thank you.

  167. Souvik says:

    What will be the charges for this service.

  168. vasudev khatriya says:

    sir sentinel मे indicoter crosser alerts नहि हे

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