How do Prospect Portfolio alerts work?

When you create an alert, Prospect Portfolio runs automatic, predefined searches on the company, person, or industry you specify. The searches vary depending on the type of alert you select:

Note: These searches may be changed as the service is enhanced.
Alert TypePredfined SearchExample
News Alerts[company name without postfix] AND [specific pound codes depending on search picked] AND [additional user-entered terms]Microsoft AND (xbox OR wii OR playstation)
Merger & Acquisition Alerts[company name without postfix] AND [additional user-entered terms]Microsoft AND (streaming audio)
Financial Alerts (Investext, Neslon's, EDGAR)company([full company name]) AND [additional user-entered terms]company(Microsoft corp) AND (earning OR warning)
Caselaw Alerts (US, UK, Canada, Commonwealth)[company name without postfix] AND [additional user-entered terms]Microsoft AND (antitrust OR monopoly)
Martindale-Hubbell Corporate Counsel Alertsfirm([company name without postfix]) AND section(corporate) AND [additional user-entered terms]firm(Microsoft) AND section(corporate) AND (additional user-entered terms)
Martindale-Hubbell Outside Counsel Alertsclients([company name without postfix]) AND [additional user-entered terms]clients(Microsoft) AND (additional user-entered terms)
Patent Alertsassignee([company name without postfix]) AND [additional user-entered terms]assignee(Microsoft) AND (web search)
Trademark Alertsowner-name([company name without postfix]) AND [additional user-entered terms]owner(Microsoft) AND (zune)
Copyright Alertsowner([company name without postfix]) AND [additional user-entered terms]owner(Microsoft) AND (windows)
Executive Profile Alertsname(([last name]) W/3 ([first name])) OR executives(([last name]) W/3 ([first name])) AND ([terms from "Learn More about an Executive" form]) AND ([additional user-entered terms])name(gates W/3 bill OR william) OR executives(gates W/3 bill OR william) AND (melinda)
Executive News Alerts([last name]) W/2 ([first name]) AND ([company name]) AND ([terms from find an executive]) AND ([additional user-entered terms]) AND [specific codes depending on search picked](gates W/2 bill OR william) AND microsoft AND (retirement OR succession)
Executive SEC Filings Alerts([last name]) W/3 ([first name]) AND company([company name]) AND ([terms from "Learn More about an Executive" form]) AND ([additional user-entered terms])(gates W/2 bill OR william) AND microsoft AND (compensation)
Executive Legislative Information Alerts([last name]) W/3 ([first name]) AND ([company name]) AND ([terms from "Learn More about an Executive" form]) AND ([additional user-entered terms])(gates W/2 Bill OR William) AND Microsoft AND (frequency auction)
Executive Caselaw Alerts (US AND Commonwealth)([last name]) W/3 ([first name]) AND ([company name]) AND ([terms from "Learn More about an Executive" form]) AND ([additional user-entered terms])(gates W/3 Bill OR William) AND Microsoft AND (wrongful termination)
Industry News Alertssic([SIC])sic(2834)
Industry Mergers AND Revenue (Integra) Alertssic([SIC])sic(2834)

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