If you have invested in the stock market, interested in investing in stocks or just interested in the performance of one or multiple companies, you may want to use services on the Internet or software programs to monitor the development.
We have reviewed quite a few services in the past that enable you to do that: there is JStock, a cross-platform stock market application programmed in Java, StockTwits, a network for investors and traders, or the Android application Stock Quote.
If you are looking for a simple desktop program for Windows to monitor stocks you are interested in, you may want to take a closer look at sStockQuote. Just download the program to your system, unpack it to any location and run it from there. The first thing you may want to do is switch to options to enter symbols of companies that you want to track.
You can enter them directly if you know them, or click on the small Yahoo icon in the status bar to go straight to the Yahoo Finance website where you can look the symbols up.
You need to click on the refresh button in the main toolbar afterwards so the display is updated with the new information. Each line lists one of the stocks that you have added to the program. Stocks are listed with their name, date they have been added, last trade, change, 52-week highs and lows, and the exchange.
The program is by no means a realtime stock market software that updates courses whenever it changes. It is still useful to keep an eye on stocks that you are interested in.
The program supports stocks from all over the world. Basically, every stock that is available on Yahoo Finance is also supported here in the program. A click on any of the stocks currently listed in the program takes you directly to the Yahoo Finance page so that you can get additional information about it including latest news, a chart depicting the performance of the day or another time period, and comparison with other stocks.
There are a couple of things that I'd like to see implemented. First, an option to update the stock automatically, then options to track your own portfolio using the software. What I mean by that is an option to enter stocks that you have purchased, and when you have purchased them so that you can track their performance and see how that investment turned out. Third, an option to receive stock notifications, and finally an option to display the stock's performance right in the software in chart form.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.