Does a Normal Risk Alert mean that the particular stock identified is one I should buy?

That depends.  With a Return-to-Normal Risk state, SmartStops is telling you that it can be a potentially safer time to buy. However, the purchase decision should include other factors besides the SmartStops to determine if you should enter. To learn more on that see this FAQ:  https://invest.smartstops.net/faq/does-smartstops-give-a-buy-signal/  Also, SmartStops also provides a How Much to Buy calculator so you can properly position size the...

What is a “Normal Risk Alert”?

Once an equity has been identified as being in an Elevated Risk state, SmartStops publishes “Return-to-Normal” risk profile prices for stocks and etfs on its Daily Risk Report. These prices are optimized for the next day’s market taking into account both macro and individual equity trends. This price point if triggered will generate an Instant Alert as well.    This signal represents what Smartstops has determined to be a...

Can I get Real-time Risk Alerts?

Yes. If you are a Portfolio Protection Services subscriber, your SmartStop portfolio will be continually monitored. If any of your positions fall enough to trigger a SmartStop, a SmartStop Risk Alert will be emailed to you notifying you of the SmartStop trigger event.  We will also be launching our mobile app soon for real-time alerts to your phone.  When the stock or etf has returned to a normal risk state SmartStops will also send you an...

My SmartStop exit was triggered quickly. How do I avoid this?

You may have bought the stock or etf, while it was trending downward and are fortunate to be out. The SmartStops strategies are designed to “cut losses short and let profits run”. To protect capital, SmartStops will be closer when the trend is down and to maximize profits the exit will be farther away when the trend is up. You will find that SmartStops works best when you have purchased a strong stock that is trending upward. If you attempt to...