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Hack #70. Get Real-Time Stock Quotes and Charts

Stay in tune with the markets while you're on the road to satisfy the inner day trader in you.

If you are like a lot of people, you would trade in the stock market if you only had the time. Trading stocks on a long-term basis is difficult, but trading on a short-term basis requires discipline, a time commitment, and a watchful eye on the markets. If you spend a lot of your work week traveling, you still need to keep a close watch on your portfolio or it will suffer.

You can use this software package from Quotestream to get access to realtime stock quotes and charts right from your BlackBerry. Also, most major online brokerages provide WAP interfaces to trade, and Quotestream gives you easy access to your online broker right from the program.

Quotestream

Quotestream is made by QuoteMedia, Inc., a stock data service company. As is common with companies built on providing stock data, you'll be able to download the software for free, but it won't be functional until you get an account from QuoteMedia. The pricing for the accounts can be found by clicking on the Register link on the Quotestream website (http://www.quotestream.com). The account includes access to the Quotestream desktop software as well.

The Quotestream wireless software is available only as an over-the-air download. Go to the URL (http://app.quotemedia.com/jsp/quotestream/wireless.jsp) for instructions on retrieving the download. The site will ask for the version of BlackBerry, ...

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