Yahoo! Stock Ticker
Yahoo! Stock Ticker is a Yahoo widget that enables you to get information about the stock market directly on your desktop. It is a useful tool for the people that invest money in the stock market and want to be updated on every change.
When you start the widget for the first time it displays the information about only six stocks but you can change them, remove or add new ones with just a few clicks. All you need to do is right click the main window and add a new symbol.
This tool retrieves the stock data from the United States and Canada markets but the search can be expanded to other markets such as the Australian, London or Hong Kong Exchange markets. You can perform the search by the company name or symbol of the stock.
The content displayed by the app can be customized by dragging the more important stock to the top of the list. If you need to see the information as soon as possible you can set the widget to stay on top of all other windows and to ignore all mouse clicks in order to avoid unwanted interaction.
You can put the widget on a certain spot on the desktop and prevent the dragging in order to maintain the position. The app has variable transparency, which combined with the mouse ignore options allows you to work while still viewing the information.
If you notice an interesting change you can view more detailed information from the Yahoo Finance website. Just click on the stock symbol and a browser window takes you directly to the stock's main page with all the information.
This Stock Ticker is designed for the computer users that want to stay in touch with the stock market even when they are working or viewing a movie.
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