Stock Quotes
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    Custom Solutions of Maryland
Stock Quotes lets you monitor your portfolio's value in addition to stock, index, commodity and mutual fund prices. The display shows symbols, names, last prices, changes, % changes, # shares, portfolio's value and portfolio's change in value for the day. Prices that are up are displayed with a light green background; prices that are down are displayed with a light red background. Table data can be exported (tab delimited, plain text file) to a folder titled "Stock Quotes Data" generated automatically on the Desktop. This Data Export feature can be manual or automatic (every minute,
What's New
Version 3.0.0:

New features:

  • Added automatic data exporting (every minute, ten minutes, or hour) and adds Preferences window (set table font, font size, and bold style).
  • Check Price (10 seconds or 60 seconds) was moved from menu bar to Preferences window.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later

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Stock Quotes User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Razz reviewed on 11 Apr 2013
What a great idea! This app has real potential.
It is straightforward and well behaved (except for one thing).

How often are the prices updated from the source? Are they on a 20 minute delay like Yahoo?

Oh, the one thing? Well, I entered all the companies in one order and then found that I could drag rows to sort them in another order (btw, a column sort would be fab!). I moved a few lines and then the program went south and never came back. Had to kill it.

Another neat feature would be to have a column for the acquisition cost.
[Version 2.1.0]

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Paul Young replied on 11 Apr 2013
I have not seen any information from Google on their services but I believe the indexes are real time and stock prices are on a 20 minute delay. I believe that Google gets market information from Yahoo. Regarding the program going south, Stock Quotes requests data on a symbol and waits as long as ten seconds for a response. Normally, I have seen fast responses but waiting for a response will appear to hang the app. I think that is what you are seeing. Re acquisition costs, I do not plan on adding such information; to be meaningful, one would have to track multiple buys and sells, etc.

Paul Young, CSoM
burypromote

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Razz replied on 12 Apr 2013
Good point on the buys and sells. After all this is not a portfolio tracker.
As for the program hanging, it was totally unresponsive. I couldn't get a drop down menu or activate the main window either, even after letting it stay in that state for 10 minutes or so. The only way out was to force quit it.
burypromote

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Paul Young replied on 12 Apr 2013
Yes, that is what I expect would happen because the app waits for a response for a maximum of ten seconds and then goes on to the next symbol.

Paul Young, CSoM
burypromote

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Paul Young replied on 17 Apr 2013
Unfortunately, all market information is delayed.

Paul Young, CSoM
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Paul Young replied on 18 Apr 2013
It appears that Google's market services are no longer available to us. Sorry. If another market services can be found, I will undertake development of Stock Quotes II.

Paul Young, CSoM
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+40

Dorkypants reviewed on 11 Apr 2013
The ability to reorder rows would be useful
[Version 2.1.0]

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burypromote

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Paul Young replied on 15 Apr 2013
Version 2.1.0 does support dragging rows up and down in the table.

Paul Young, CSoM
burypromote

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Razz replied on 17 Apr 2013
But if you do so, the program hangs and you have to force quit it.
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Paul Young replied on 17 Apr 2013
Razz, make sure you have internet. Dragging a row up/down in the table does not hang the app. If you are not on the internet, the app will wait for Google to come back with info (one sec per symbol) and that could look like the app is hanging, especially if the table has lots of symbols.

Paul Young, CSoM
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Razz replied on 18 Apr 2013
Paul, perhaps Google was out to lunch. I am one of 5 users on a gigabit lan and 25mbps fiber connection so it is not likely that that I was not connected. I DID have the update interval set to 10 seconds and I DID have about 40 stocks listed so those factors may have contributed. I am on an 8 core machine so processing speed should not be in question.
burypromote

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West-Bay-G-Man reviewed on 11 Apr 2013
This app is quite useful. It can just sit on your screen quietly updating, and it can perform a manual export if you would like a snapshot file.

The developer is responsive and the app is developing quickly.
[Version 2.1.0]


burypromote

+27

Sbchavel reviewed on 08 Apr 2013
Impressive developer!
[Version 2.0.0]


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+40

Dorkypants reviewed on 08 Apr 2013
Thank you for adding #Shares, Value, Value Change, Portfolio Value and Portfolio Value Change! Makes it way more useful.

BTW, it doesn't seem to understand market index stock symbols such as ^VIX (CBoE Volatility index), ^W5000 (Wilshire 5000 index)… the only reason I'm withholding 1/2 star
[Version 2.0.0]

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Sbchavel replied on 08 Apr 2013
Try with a period in front.
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Paul Young replied on 08 Apr 2013
Google probably provides information on all of the symbols IF you can figure out which symbol they use. For example, I have not figured out what symbol they use for Dow Jones Industrial average. Stock Quotes depends on Google for market information and not much info is available on their symbols. Sorry.

Paul Young, CSoM
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Chetgw replied on 08 Apr 2013
Does anybody know what the symbol is for the German DAX index? I'm having trouble finding it.
burypromote

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Dorkypants replied on 11 Apr 2013
@Sbchavel I tried .VIX and .^VIX -- neither worked.
burypromote

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Sbchavel reviewed on 07 Apr 2013
The application provides a good service, does what it says, is easy as pie to set up, has a nice, clean interface, and -- to be much appreciated -- is free. It's an ideal 1.0.

In my opinion, some additional features would make it even more useful and convenient: sticking it in the menubar; maybe a "keep on top of other apps" with an opacity control; making different orderings one-click possible, like by alphabet, %change, and a savable favorite order. Many people might appreciate additional info columns, whether from the client-side (shares purchased etc., net value) or the market-side (shares exchanged etc.).
[Version 1.1.0]


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Dorkypants reviewed on 05 Apr 2013
How about adding columns for
* number of shares
* current value (number of shares * current price)
* $ gain/loss (number of shares * change in price)
[Version 1.0.0]

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burypromote

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Paul Young replied on 06 Apr 2013
Much more info could be added but I wanted to keep the window width small.

Paul Young, CSoM
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Dorkypants replied on 06 Apr 2013
@Paul Young
Take a look at Ticker. It does a similar job and manages to show a lot of information in a compact space (albeit by truncating long names). It still works, at least on Snow Leopard, but hasn't been updated in a long time. I'd switch to Stock Quotes if it showed the value of my portfolio.
burypromote

+14

Annie-Walker reviewed on 05 Apr 2013
A wonderfully useful and stable program! No frills, no bells, just straight forward information available at your finger tips.

It works great; interface is perfect and I couldn't be more grateful!

Very decent of you to provide it for free. Thank you so much. ;-)
[Version 1.0.0]


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Version Downloads:170
Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Free
Date:17 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Stock Quotes lets you monitor your portfolio's value in addition to stock, index, commodity and mutual fund prices. The display shows symbols, names, last prices, changes, % changes, # shares, portfolio's value and portfolio's change in value for the day. Prices that are up are displayed with a light green background; prices that are down are displayed with a light red background. Table data can be exported (tab delimited, plain text file) to a folder titled "Stock Quotes Data" generated automatically on the Desktop. This Data Export feature can be manual or automatic (every minute, ten minutes or hour).


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