Stock Quotes

November 18, 2010 by staff 

Stock Quotes, Stock prices have useful information about the value of a stock at a given time. Traders often use quotes for information on changes in the stock market and make trades. Stock quotes are available in a variety of sources, such as Yahoo Finance or MSN Money.

They usually appear as fractions or decimals, quotes provide information on stock prices at different times. Stock prices are quoted in percentage points in increments of eighths of a point. in the U.S., each point equals one dollar, and each increase is 12 cents and a half. which are the main tool for businesses to conduct trade or investment. Quotes are also available for other derivatives such as futures, options, forex, currencies etc. there are many different types of appointments as historical quotes, quotes delayed and real time quotes. Historical quotes are used to understand and predict periodic trends of stock. are the prices and patterns of change before a specific point in time. Delayed quotes are delayed by 15-20 minutes. Most stock market investors and traders use them. real-time quotes are less than a minute behind, and are usually provided by specialized websites cited. These are generally used for day traders online trading according to very small changes in stock prices.

How are stock prices vary from one source to another. Some may be graphs with the values, others are pictures that show the values, or may even be a single line of words with alphabets and decimals. Stock quotes presentations from different sources can also vary depending on the information provided therein. a fully detailed stock quote includes the price change of day, day trading range, 52 weeks (one year) range, the volume of shares traded, the average volume of trade, market capitalization, earnings per share (EPS), dividend yield, the P / E, the closing price, highest price of the day, and lowest price of the day.

Every action has a set of events known as the bid price and ask price. the price at which market makers or specialists are willing to purchase the shares is the bid price. the selling price is the price at which the market maker is willing to sell the shares. spread is the difference between the ask price and bid price, which is responsible for liquidity in low priced stocks. Ask price and bid price are a necessity, because for every buyer has to be a seller and every seller there must be a buyer

stock quotes are available in a variety of resources. Delayed stock quotes can be obtained from magazines, newspapers, websites of the company, the stock market, broker web sites, Yahoo Finance and MSN Money (although most often quoted a newspaper is a day of delay, while the Internet quotes are delayed 15 minutes.) While delayed stock quotes are free stock quotes in real time is a paid service. Recently Google and CNBC have presented their willingness to provide free stock quotes in real-time NYSE stocks with the SEC, which if done will actually be an additional benefit to all types of traders.

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