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mStocks+ Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the best customers for mStocks ?

Anyone that wants to keep an eye on the market can use mStocks. It's certainly not meant to replace your brokerage account or other market trading software that you might utilize. It was designed to be a quick and easy way to keep a pulse on what is happening in the market. You can track individual stocks, bonds, ETFs, etc...  We think that everyone will find value in this app.


Where does mStocks get data? 

mStocks downloads quotes and other data from Yahoo! and Google. This all happens in the background and you only need an internet connection. Additionally, mStocks caches data so that you can use the program offline.    


What exchanges does mStocks support ?

mStocks works with many exchanges from around the world.  Quotes are received from Yahoo and Google and support mosts major stock exchanges. If you can find a symbol on http://finance.yahoo.com, you will find it in mStocks.


Can other people see my data?

No, your data is stored on your computer and is not transmitted to other individuals or sites. When a request is made to Yahoo! or Google, only the symbol you are looking for is sent.


Is the data delayed?

Yes, a good portion of the data is delayed. However, much of the data from Nasdaq and NYSE is real-time. You can see whether or not the data is delayed by looking at the trade date/time that appears when you click on a symbol.


If I delete a symbol, can I get it back?

Nope, sorry. You can add it again however. Note that any data on positions that you entered will also need to be recreated.


How do I set what symbols appear in the Ticker Tape?

We got this covered too...  First, when you are filtering on a tag, you will only see those symbols that are part of the filter. Second, you can specifically if a symbol should be in the ticker. This is done by changing the option on the detail panel. 


What is tagging  for?

As you get more and more symbols in your list, they start to get unmanageable.  You can sort them based on a quote sort order available or by clicking on a column header, but other that this, they are just a list of symbols. We added tagging so that you could narrow down the set of symbols that are shown. You'll have to decide how to use this, but we believe that it will allow you to better manage and display your symbols on the popup Panel.   

Some suggestions on how to use this. 1) Create tags for all indexes. 2) Tag those symbols that you have positions in. 3) Tag groupings of symbols like technology, healthcare, etc... You get the picture.