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Anyone made a stock price monitor?


#1

I mess around a little in the stock market. I have a cobra board with 4.3" lcd. I though to myself it would be neat if i could have it monitor a stock price and when its >= a given price or < a price. it would sound the on board buzzer if these conditions matched.
Then i thought why stop there, why not also display the daily graph as well.
I would like to have this sitting on the desk rather than have a background program running on my PC.


#2

That’s actually what I did at my last company.

Where are you planning to get the feed from? A lot of new fees came into effect 09/10 that make companies pay for supplying quotes with anything greater than a 24hr delay.


#3

Not all to sure. I guess google finance (if possible) or any place with 15 minute updates is fine.
I got this little app on my cell phone that does it every minute, but have no idea where its getting its info from.


#4

Unless you’re paying for your feed, you’re getting old data. It’s just the way it is. Your other option is a $10k Bloomberg feed.

Bloomberg feeds do come with neat little hardware auth devices, though.


#5

its ok for me to be 15minutes behind. Thats what google finance is.


#6

Guess i should have googled first, but i found this link. Its amazingly simple to do.

http://digitalpbk.com/stock/google-finance-get-stock-quote-realtime