StockLookupMBI is a Mac menubar item which enables you to view the price of a few select stocks and precious metals quickly and easily from your menu. Use the preference pane to add and remove stocks from the menu. Click the "Add Stock Symbol" button to create an editable text cell whose contents are initially "????". Click down on this edit field to start an edit session and then simply type the symbol of the stock you want in the menu. The company name will be added for you. Also use the Preferences window to select various other options such as console logging and the inclusion of "after hours" and "real time" quotes in menu items, charts, "headlines" and additional stock data (This data includes the following items: last trade, trade time, previous close, open, bid, ask, 1y target estimate, day's range, 52 wk range, volume, avg volume (3m), market cap, P/E (ttm), EPS (ttm) and div & yield.)
The display in the menu bar can show a "stock ticker" for the stock symbols entered in the system preference pane. Turn this option off/on in the settings pane of the preference window. (Note: the data for this feature is almost real time, but the rate of refresh is configurable in the preference pane. Also, the data source differs from the data source used to display stock information inside the menu, so results may appear slightly different.) Data is provided by various websites. See the list inside the Preferences window of the system preference pane.
StockLookupMBI is part of the Limit Point Software Utilities Bundle : http://www.limit-point.com/Utilities.html. Purchase a Utilities password to activate all the utilities, including StockLookupMBI. Upgrades are free, new utilities are included.
What is new in this release:
- Added a new preference item named "Include Other Market Indices" for adding additional market indices in the menu. Currently the only other additional index, by user suggestion, is the U.S. Dollar Index ( See : U.S. Dollar Index at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Dollar_Index )
No functional limitations, only time limited to 10 days.