ShareWatch

Before you can see any figures, you have to nominate which stocks you want to watch. The dialogue box used for this purpose is simple enough, but assumes that you already know the listed name of the company in which you are interested. You can also select a number of market indices, such as All Ordinaries or Small Industrials.

By default, the spreadsheet-like main window shows the information you would see in a newspaper market report, though you can change the order in which items are displayed.

Price updates can be triggered manually, or you can choose a time period for automatic updates. However, the Stock Exchange won't release real-time information to the public so the best we can get is prices that have been delayed by 20 minutes.

The information can be treated in different ways. You can set up alerts that will warn you if specific conditions occur, such as a stock exceeding a set price.

You can click on any stock in the list and drag it onto the Windows desktop, where it will sit as a neat little box letting you know the current price. Or if you're a real market junkie, you can choose the scrolling tickertape display for the top of your screen.

The market only opens during business hours, and many people have full-time Internet connections at work, so it makes sense that each ShareWatch licence covers two machines.

Just be sure your boss doesn't catch you playing the stock market.

ShareWatch

Price: $39.95 for two sites

Distributor: GPSoftware

Phone: (07) 3366 1402

URL: www.sharewatch.com.au

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