DailyFinance Stocks & Charts FAQs

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DailyFinance Stocks & Charts FAQs

DailyFinance offers several options for keeping tabs on stocks and the ever changing market. Learn more about features ranging from looking up specific charts, how the stock quotes are displayed, DailyFinance's advanced charts, and more.


Select a topic below to see more information.

How do I look up a Stock Quote?

Having trouble finding a stock quote? DailyFinance makes it super simple to find the company or security stock information you need.

The easiest way to find a stock quote is by using the search functionality found at the top of all DailyFinance pages. Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit dailyfinance.com.
  2. In the top right corner of the page, where it says Company name or ticker, enter your desired company name or ticker symbol.

    Note: As you start typing, DailyFinance will build a quick reference list based on your input. This list will display under the search bar with popular results based on what you're looking for.

  3. Click Get Quote. If your entered search request matches a stock symbol or company in our system, you'll be immediately directed to that page. If we can't find the symbol or company you're looking for, we'll give you a list of possible other results that best match your search.

What information does the Stock Quote page include?

A. Search

DailyFinance’s powerful search functionality will help you find what you’re looking for. Simply start typing a ticker or a company name and a helpful dropdown box will give you a list of suggestions.

B. Market Box

See what the market is doing right now. You can also access your Recent Quotes or view your Portfolios by clicking on one of the corresponding “Supertabs” just below the Market Box.

C. Current Price

View Real-Time price data for stocks that trade on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX exchanges. If real-time data is unavailable for a particular ticker, this area will display the 15-minute delayed quote (and will be labeled as such). During pre-market and post-market trading, and Extended Hours quote is added to this area for tickers that participate in extended hours trading.

D. Charts

Immediately see how this ticker is performing against its relevant benchmark. Alternate timeframes are available without leaving the page – just click one of the links beneath the chart and it will update. Click the chart itself to access more advanced charting features.

E. Left-Hand Navigation

Access a wealth of information about your ticker by selecting one of the many research and data tools offered in this area.

F. Summary Data Table

A quick view of the most relevant stock information is available in this easy-to-digest table.

G. Special Messages

Notifications about special events and additional features will appear in this area just above the News & Commentary listing.

H. News & Commentary

View the latest news and analysis of your ticker by selecting an article in this area.  This list defaults to Featured news.

I. Competitors

Quickly get up-to-date on how this ticker’s competitors are performing. Click the ticker or the chart to visit the quote page for that particular competitor.

J. Information/Profile

Read an easy-to-understand summary of this company’s business. This area also includes the company’s Sector and Industry categorization 

What is included in DailyFinance’s Advanced Charts?

A. Company Name and 1 Year Change

The Advanced Chart conveniently shows the ticker's 1 Year Percentage change next to its name.

B. Trading Details

Defaulting to the most recent time period, this area shows the time range selected, as well as the starting price for that time period (Open), the High and Low price for the time period, the ending price for that time period (Close) and the Volume of shares traded during the time period.

C. Time Period Selector

By moving your mouse over the chart, you can update the data in the Trading Details section by pointing to the timeframe for which you’d like data. The small red box will follow your mouse, indicating the point on the chart that you have selected.

D. Volume Bars

The volume bars indicate the volume of shares traded in the corresponding timeframe on the chart above it. The Green color indicates the ticker had a positive price change during that timeframe. Red indicates a negative change.

E. Chart Customization

The DailyFinance Advanced Chart is highly customizable using the drop down boxes available in this area. Options include:

  • Chart: Modify the plot type of the chart. Choose from Mountain, Line, OHLC (Open/High/Low/Close) or Candlestick.
  • Benchmark: Choose a Benchmark to display on the chart with your ticker. Dow Jones, NASDAQ, S&P500, and NYSE Composite are all available for US tickers. If you’d like to compare against a different benchmark or ticker, please see Symbol Comparison below.
  • Timeframe: A number of different timeframes can be analyzed in the tool. Choose from Intraday, 1 Week, 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, 1 Year (default), 3 Year, 5 Year, and 10 Year.
  • Averages: Add a moving average line to your chart. You can select a 10, 20, 50, 100, or 200 day MA.
  • Frequency: Modify the granularity of the data in your chart. Data can be displayed daily, weekly, or monthly.
  • Indicator Chart: Selecting from this dropdown will add a companion chart just below the Volume Bars. There are a number of options to choose from including Momentum, Fast/Slow Stochastics, MACD, and many more.
  • Scale: Toggle between Linear (default) and Logarithmic scaling.
  • Symbol Comparison: You can add up to 5 additional tickers for comparison. Simply type them into this box separated by commas.

F. Updated Chart

Click this button to update the chart if you've changed the options in the Chart Customization area.

Why can't I find my ticker symbol?

If you are receiving a message stating "Quote Data Unavailable" when attempting to access your ticker symbol on DailyFinance, it may be for one of a few reasons:

  1. That ticker has been delisted or it has undergone a ticker change. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of tickers delisted or changed each year. You can check to see if there is a new entity with the same name by using the DailyFinance search box and searching for the name of the company or instrument in which you are interested.
  2. That ticker is an unsupported penny stock. DailyFinance does not add tickers to its list of supported tickers that trade for less than .10 and we delist ones that trade for less than .01 due to a lack of reliable data on these securities. In general, penny stocks require sufficient volume to remain supported. Generally, this means 30 day mean trading volume must equal or exceed $50,000. There are exceptions to this rule, such as new ETFs that are ramping up trading, and companies returning from a trading delay. DailyFinance doesn't support preferreds or warrants as a rule, both because they lack sufficient volume and they typically lack a great deal of data necessary for making a solid purchase decision.
  3. That ticker belongs to an unsupported asset class.

    DailyFinance supports:

    • Stocks and Mutual Funds in the US, UK and Canada
    • US Treasury Bills, Bonds and Notes
    • Commodity, Agriculture and Energy Futures
    • Major International Indices

    DailyFinance does not support:

    • Money Markets
    • Corporate Bonds
    • Ticker Root Futures
    • Private Companies

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Last updated: 07-11-2014
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