What is StockSpy?

StockSpy is an investor software system for news and company event analysis. It has several unique features which enhance your profit potential. Features including StockSpy NewsCharts and the ability to associate multiple news feeds (RSS) with a ticker symbol as well as desktop news alerts.

What makes StockSpy NewsCharts so exciting for investors?

NewsCharts provide an easy way to understand how a company stock news and events relate to price and volume of the stock. StockSpy automatically loads news feeds and creates a news bar chart in parallel with price and volume charts.

But that's not all you can do with NewsCharts. You can pinpoint specific dates or select a range of dates with your mouse directly on the stock chart and the news for your selection will be populated in the stock news event list on the right side of the application. From there directly access the source article/event by selecting it from the list.

What are RSS news feeds?
Why is RSS important to investors?

RSS is the name of the internet standard for distributing & syndicating news.

StockSpy has full RSS support built in. To get the benefits of using StockSpy you don't event need to know what RSS is since StockSpy automatically configures RSS news feeds for you the first time you chart a ticker symbol.

Even though StockSpy integrates some of the highest quality news feeds available it's a excellent idea to keep an eye out for feeds to add to StockSpy. Finding new RSS feeds related to your investments and adding them to StockSpy is a great way to give yourself an intelligence advantage.

Here are a few reasons why RSS is extremely important for investors:

  • Investors can receive instant news alerts when news breaks about a specific company. You can get notifications from StockSpy as soon as new events are published.
  • With StockSpy you automatically receive news from multiple sources for individual stocks without the hassle of repeatedly checking multiple websites manually. This ensures you get complete information to make more informed decisions. This helps you make rational and profitable investments instead of losing money on risky gambles.
  • You can add feeds from Blogs, discussions, forums, RSS search engine queries and other non-mainstream media. This is extremely valuable since news can be discovered before the market has "priced it in" to the value of the stock.
  • With StockSpy RSS is automatically integrated with our unique NewsChart technology compounding the benefits.

What are the recommended system requirements?

StockSpy runs on all versions of Windows. We recommend a minimum CPU speed of 1GHz, 128MB RAM and a highspeed internet connection.

How do I tell StockSpy which stocks should display news alerts?

You don't have to. StockSpy intelligently generates alerts for any symbol you have investigated in NewsCharts. It's that simple.

But, if you want to make modifications to this list you can easily do it through the Feed Manager. Look for it in the "Options" menu or in the bottom right corner.

What is the subscription fee for StockSpy?

Full access for StockSpy is available by subscription for only $4.99/month (when you think about it, that costs less than the trade commision of many discount brokers). This makes StockSpy one of the wisest and easiest investments you'll ever make.

Does StockSpy work with international stock exchanges?

Yes, StockSpy works with many different stock exchanges from around the world. As always, you can assign any RSS news feed to these symbols from non-US exchanges.

Here is a list of supported exchanges and symbol suffixes (You need to add the suffix to the end of the symbol. For example the British Airways symbol is BAY.L since it trades on the London stock exchange):

Country Exchange Suffix
United States of America American Stock Exchange N/A
United States of America Chicago Board of Trade .CBT
United States of America Chicago Mercantile Exchange .CME
United States of America NASDAQ Stock Exchange N/A
United States of America New York Board of Trade .NYB
United States of America New York Commodities Exchange .CMX
United States of America New York Mercantile Exchange .NYM
United States of America New York Stock Exchange N/A
United States of America OTC Bulletin Board Market .OB
United States of America Pink Sheets .PK
Argentina Buenos Aires Stock Exchange .BA
Austria Vienna Stock Exchange .VI
Australia Australian Stock Exchange .AX
Brazil Sao Paolo Stock Exchange .SA
Canada Toronto Stock Exchange .TO
Canada TSX Venture Exchange .V
China Shanghai Stock Exchange .SS
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange .SZ
Denmark Copenhagen Stock Exchange .CO
France Paris Stock Exchange .PA
Germany Berlin Stock Exchange .BE
Germany Bremen Stock Exchange .BM
Germany Dusseldorf Stock Exchange .DU
Germany Frankfurt Stock Exchange .F
Germany Hamburg Stock Exchange .HM
Germany Hanover Stock Exchange .HA
Germany Munich Stock Exchange .MU
Germany Stuttgart Stock Exchange .SG
Germany XETRA Stock Exchange .DE
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange .HK
India Bombay Stock Exchange .BO
India National Stock Exchange of India .NS
Indonesia Jakarta Stock Exchange .JK
Israel Tel Aviv Stock Exchange .TA
Italy Milan Stock Exchange .MI
South Korea Korea Stock Exchange .KS
South Korea KOSDAQ .KQ
Mexico Mexico Stock Exchange .MX
Netherlands Amsterdam Stock Exchange .AS
New Zealand New Zealand Stock Exchange .NZ
Norway Oslo Stock Exchange .OL
Singapore Singapore Stock Exchange .SI
Spain Barcelona Stock Exchange .BC
Spain Bilbao Stock Exchange .BI
Spain Madrid Fixed Income Market .MF
Spain Madrid SE C.A.T.S. .MC
Spain Madrid Stock Exchange .MA
Sweden Stockholm Stock Exchange .ST
Switzerland Swiss Exchange .SW
Taiwan Taiwan OTC Exchange .TWO
Taiwan Taiwan Stock Exchange .TW
United Kingdom London Stock Exchange .L

Can I use StockSpy to chart the news for Indicies?

Yes, you can. The symbols to chart indicies start with the '^' character.

Country/Type Exchange Symbol
Dow Jones DOW JONES COMPOSITE INDEX ^DJA
Dow Jones DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ^DJI
Dow Jones DOW JONES TRANSPORTATION AVERAGE ^DJT
Dow Jones DOW JONES UTILITIES INDEX ^DJU
NYSE NYSE COMPOSITE INDEX (NEW METHOD) ^NYA
NYSE NYSE International 100 ^NIN
NYSE NYSE TMT ^NTM
NYSE NYSE US 100 ^NUS
NYSE NYSE World Leaders ^NWL
NYSE Volume in 000's ^TV.N
NASDAQ NASDAQ BANK ^IXBK
NASDAQ NASDAQ BIOTECHNOLOGY (DRM) ^NBI
NASDAQ NASDAQ COMPOSITE ^IXIC
NASDAQ NASDAQ COMPUTER ^IXK
NASDAQ NASDAQ FINANCIAL 100 ^IXF
NASDAQ NASDAQ INDUSTRIAL ^IXID
NASDAQ NASDAQ INSURANCE ^IXIS
NASDAQ NASDAQ NNM COMPOSITE ^IXQ
NASDAQ NASDAQ OTHER FINANCE ^IXFN
NASDAQ NASDAQ TELECOMMUNICATIONS ^IXUT
NASDAQ NASDAQ TRANSPORTATION ^IXTR
NASDAQ NASDAQ-100 (DRM) ^NDX
NASDAQ Volume in 000's ^TV.O
S&P S&P 100 INDEX,RTH ^OEX
S&P S&P 400 MIDCAP INDEX ^MID
S&P S&P 500 INDEX,RTH ^GSPC
S&P S&P COMPOSITE 1500 INDEX ^SPSUPX
S&P S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX ^SML
Other US AMEX COMPOSITE INDEX ^XAX
Other US AMEX INTERACTIVE WEEK INTERNET ^IIX
Other US AMEX NETWORKING INDEX ^NWX
Other US DJ WILSHIRE 5000 TOT ^DWC
Other US MAJOR MARKET INDEX ^XMI
Other US NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index ^PSE
Other US PHLX SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR INDEX ^SOXX
Other US PHLX THESTREET.COM INTERNET SEC ^DOT
Other US RUSSELL 1000 INDEX ^RUI
Other US RUSSELL 2000 INDEX ^RUT
Other US RUSSELL 3000 INDEX ^RUA
Treasury 10-YEAR TREASURY NOTE ^TNX
Treasury 13-WEEK TREASURY BILL ^IRX
Treasury 30-YEAR TREASURY BOND ^TYX
Treasury 5-YEAR TREASURY NOTE ^FVX
Americas MerVal ^MERV
Americas Bovespa ^BVSP
Americas S&P TSX Composite ^GSPTSE
Americas IPC ^MXX
Americas 500 Index ^GSPC
Asia/Pacific All Ordinaries ^AORD
Asia/Pacific Shanghai Composite ^SSEC
Asia/Pacific Hang Seng ^HSI
Asia/Pacific BSE 30 ^BSESN
Asia/Pacific Jakarta Composite ^JKSE
Asia/Pacific KLSE Composite ^KLSE
Asia/Pacific Nikkei 225 ^N225
Asia/Pacific NZSE 50 ^NZ50
Asia/Pacific Straits Times ^STI
Asia/Pacific Seoul Composite ^KS11
Asia/Pacific Taiwan Weighted ^TWII
Europe ATX ^ATX
Europe BEL-20 ^BFX
Europe CAC 40 ^FCHI
Europe DAX ^GDAXI
Europe AEX General ^AEX
Europe OSE All Share ^OSEAX
Europe MIBTel ^MIBTEL
Europe ISE National-100 ^IXX
Europe Madrid General ^SMSI
Europe Stockholm General ^OMXSPI
Europe Swiss Market ^SSMI
Europe FTSE 100 ^FTSE
Africa/Middle East CMA ^CCSI
Africa/Middle East TA-100 ^TA100

Does StockSpy provide an API for software developers?

Yes and no.

Since StockSpy supports RSS it is very easy to create an RSS feed and consume it using the software. (If you have created a great RSS feed we would love to hear about it. Please send us a note about it!).

However, at this time no API is provided to connect to StockSpy and access the internal data.