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02 Jun | Euro Stock Widget – Keeping Track on the Mac

First off, let me apologise to all the PC users out there, this post is all about a little piece of software for the Mac known as the Euro Stock Widget.

It’s a simple little dashboard widget that allows you to keep track of your portfolio. It uses the freely available Yahoo financial data (as we do for our data at Investor Trader) so keep in mind,  prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

The beauty of this little application is that I brings together in one place any data that can be garnered from Yahoo. I use my Euro Stock Widget to track London shares, some major world indices (such as the FTSE and the DOW), shares on the NASDAQ as well as a selection of FOREX markets.

With a click of the mouse you can change between movements in price and percentages and there’s a neat little graphing tool built in that allows you to see price/time data over 1 day, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years and 5 years. Now you’re not going to pulling up any Fibonacci lines on these charts but for a quick overview, they’re a fantastic addition to a very solid widget. So big shout out to Broes for all his effort in bringing us this wonderful widget as a freebie.

Now I know there must be an equivalent piece of software in the PC World and I’d love to hear about and pass it into our readers, so please point me in the direction in the comments.

Happy trading!

I’m sure there’s plenty of great tools out there on the PC too and I’d love to get your views on them in the comments.

Paul
rsvp@investorsoiree.co.uk