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Share price ticker

Discussion in 'Shares' started by Rod_WA, 10th Jul, 2007.

  1. Rod_WA

    Rod_WA Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can download a share price ticker, that can live in the bit of Windows XP where the clock is? (next to the clock at bottom right, with the mini icons etc).

    I'm looking for something that can give me the All Ords or ASX200 (20 min delay is fine), so I can glance at the market.

    Yep, before you say. "Busted!" - I plan to do this while at work, but I reckon a quick glance every half hour or so is much less impact on my day job than opening a browser and downloading a page, getting sidetracked and reading every article from a few dozen bookmarks...

    Is there such a tool? (I don't want the Google sidebar).
     
  2. bundy1964

    bundy1964 Well-Known Member

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    Download Yahoo! Widgets 4 for Windows or Mac

    Works on a 20 min delay and has an icon alongside the clock, I can fit 36 stocks/indexes with 35 of the easily readable on my 20WS monitor. Default also has a photo app, a clock and weather.

    Takes a bit of setting up and after that it's fine, just use that and the weather app. I don't realy need it having a live price feed but it looks pretty when its showing green and not so good when mostly red like today was.
     
  3. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    What Bundy Said...

    Select say AGO or CUO :D then insert .ax (Australia) and Shares, World Markets and hit "search" it will then show the stock and you can choose it to be added to your stock ticker

    When you click on the stock in the ticker it will take you to Yahoo Finance Charts; The BETA version is not bad as free charting software

    You can move the stocks in your Stockticker and adjust them in any order you like (I have mine as those I hold and then a watchlist) and have the DJI stting on top which finished at 13501.70 -148.27 or -1.09% down for the day
     
  4. Bantam Roosta

    Bantam Roosta Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I had never even heard of this type of program. Another gismo to add to the clutter. At least I don't have to waste my time logging into the stupidly ridiculously slow 'sometimes I'll work, sometimes I won't' Commsec site unless I'm actually buying.

    BR
     
  5. Rod_WA

    Rod_WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bundy'64 and redwing. Just what I was looking for.
     
  6. DaveA

    DaveA Well-Known Member

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    yeah thanks guys, its now a new addition to the desktop

    You know how it shows the + or - of the price movement, is there any way to change that to the % change for the day, or is there anyway in the table of stocks to make it shorter???

    Cheers
     
  7. transit

    transit Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys, nice find!

    does anyone know how to add the all ords index to it? Is there a code for it?

    cheers
     
  8. Glebe

    Glebe Well-Known Member

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    If you want the ASX200, you add:

    ^AXJO then select indicies
     
  9. Bantam Roosta

    Bantam Roosta Well-Known Member

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    It should be there by default. The stock code, price and amount moved is all shown on the same bar, then the % move is shown in green or red next to that. I didn't have to do anything for that option, that's how I got it and there don't seem to be any options to have it any other way.

    BR
     
  10. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Glebe

    I couldn't work that one out, I've now added it and dragged it up under the dow for interest sake