How to work with key events

The objective of the signals feed is to enable you to effortlessly monitor your corporate environment by leveraging an automated signals alerting engine.

Note: This feature will not be automatically available to all subscribers and may be part of a separate ITONICS subscription plan. 

If you would like to try the signals alerting engine, please get in touch with us via account_manager@itonics.de.

What are key events?

The alerting engine automatically monitors developments for all elements that have the signals feed enabled. 

Every time a notable development inside an element is detected, the development is added as a key event on the date of detection (1).

We differentiate between two kinds of developments: growth and decline in interest. Within these two kinds, we differentiate between sudden and sustained interest.

 

Increasing interest

Spike Growth

A spike growth can be described as sudden interest in an element within a timeframe shorter than one month. The increased interest is leading to an upward surge in the trend of the element.

We use the following conditions to identify a development as a spike growth:

  • The lowermost point of the spike should not exceed a period of 30 days that has transpired
  • A minimum growth threshold of 50% within the growth spike period
  • The growth period should have a minimum standard deviation of 3
  • On the day of the spike alert, there should be a minimum of 3 signals

 

Sustained Growth

A sustained growth trigger can be described as a sustained interest in an element spanning longer than a month. The sustained interest must include three successive ascending high turning points. 

We use the following conditions to identify a development as a sustained growth:

  • Sustained growth period of longer than a month (30 days)
  • Minimum growth of 50%
  • Each high point should be at least 5 days from each other
  • There should be a minimum of 3 signals on the day of alert

 

Decreasing interest

Spike Decline

A spike decline can be described as a sudden disinterest in an element within a timeframe shorter than one month. The decrease in interest is leading to a downward surge in the trend of the element. 

We use the following conditions to identify a development as a spike decline:

  • The uppermost point of the spike should not exceed a period of 30 days that has transpired 
  • We set a minimum growth threshold of -50% within the growth spike period
  • The growth period should have a minimum standard deviation of 3

 

Sustained Decline

A sustained decline can be described as a sustained disinterest in an element spanning longer than a month. 

We use the following conditions to identify a development as a sustained decline:

  • 3 consecutive low turning points
  • Sustained decline period of longer than a month (30 days) 
  • Minimum growth of -50% 
  • Each low point should be at least 5 days from each other
  • There should be a minimum of 3 signals on the day of alert