It’s useful to have a real-time quote screen where you can easily monitor stocks, even if you are just a casual trader.
One way is to go for online trading account with local stockbroker. You can access real-time quote and probably charting facility with the online trading platform.
Another way is to get real-time quote screen and various time frame chart is to subscribe to charting service provider such as Nextview (the one I am using). Could be unnecessarily costly for non-scalping trader especially if you already have EOD charting software.
For those ‘casual’ trader there is a free software that provide real-time quote and monitoring tools. It includes portfolio management and brokerage calculator. The name of the software is Jstock.
According to the developer, Yang Cheng Cheok:
JStock is a free stock market software, which supports multiple countries stock market. (23 countries at this moment). It provides Real-Time stock info, Stock indicator editor, Stock indicator scanner, Portfolio management and Market chit chat features
JStock is a smart and reliable utility which provides KLSE (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) real time monitoring.
JStock is an utility which provides KLSE (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) real time monitoring. It had been integrated with a powerful highly customized stock indicators, which will help you to answer the following wing questions :
· What is all the KLSE stocks with 3 years lowest selling price?
· What is all the Main board stocks with today’s volume greater than yesterday’s volume?
· What is all the Banking industry stocks with today’s buying price lesser than 7 days average buying price?
Stock exchange supported are from these countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
The shortcoming is, it is not exactly real-time, since according to the software developer, Jstock grabs the data from Yahoo! Finance. The data from Yahoo! Finance for KLSE are 20 minutes delayed. But it ‘close’ enough for casual monitoring. Hey, it’s FREE and I think there is no other free similar software as I can think off. You can read more and download it at Jstock Developer. Alternatively, you can download at KLSE real-time software.
Happy Stock Watching!