For best performance, TuringTrader.com investors need to follow our suggested rebalancing schedule carefully. For portfolios rebalancing daily, you will soon develop a habit that fits your lifestyle. For portfolios rebalancing weekly or monthly, this is less likely to happen, and visiting TuringTrader.com only to check for portfolio updates is cumbersome at best.
To overcome this burden, TuringTrader.com can send you email notifications whenever your portfolios require rebalancing. In this article, we show you how to set this up.
Enable Email Notifications
Most of us receive more email than we want to. Therefore, TuringTrader.com won't send you any notifications unless you enable this feature. Follow these steps to do so:
Open the Dashboard and check your notification status. If you see a solid bell icon, you have already enabled notifications. Otherwise, click on the bell to open your account's profile page.
Check Send notification emails, then click Update Profile. TuringTrader.com now saves your new settings to your account.
Close the overlay to go back to the Dashboard. You should see a solid bell icon now, indicating that you are receiving email notifications. If not, reload the page and allow a couple of seconds to update.
Note that email notifications require a Premium membership. If you don't have a Premium membership yet, you can upgrade here:
Add Portfolios to Your Dashboard
You have now enabled email notifications, but you are not receiving any emails yet. The next step is to populate your Dashboard with the portfolios you want to receive notifications for.
To do so, click on the thumbs-up icon in the sidebar of your favorite portfolio. This adds the portfolio to your Dashboard, and you will receive email notifications whenever the portfolio needs rebalancing.
Receiving Email Notifications
You are now ready to receive email notifications. TuringTrader.com sends out these emails immediately after completing the respective portfolio's daily update. Unless unforeseen issues occur, these times should be very similar each day. Click here to see when the portfolios last updated.
Please be aware that the recipients for the mailing lists are updated a couple of hours before we send out the actual notifications. Therefore, changes to your subscription settings might not be reflected the same day, if you made the changes after this cut-off time.
The notification emails are self-explanatory: All they contain is a brief message letting you know which of your portfolios requires rebalancing. Click Rebalance Now to start rebalancing.
To make rebalancing as efficient as possible, TuringTrader.com opens the portfolio in the rebalancing view. We made this view minimalistic and distraction-free, giving you instant access to the essential information: The equity curve, and the target asset allocation.
To learn more about the rebalancing routine, make sure to check our article, Investing with TuringTrader.