git clone 'git://github.com/hagleitn/stock-ticker.git'
Emacs minor mode to show stock information in mode line.
Mode line will cycle through all the stock tickers you're interested in, showing one at a time. Format is “ticker: price change (percent change)”
Data is fetched from Yahoo's finance api via YQL.
Install stock-ticker from MELPA with:
M-x package-install RET stock-ticker
If you prefer to install by hand: Put stock-ticker.el into a directory specified by the load-path variable. Alternatively, you can add a directory to the variable load-path by (add-to-list 'load-path “ADDITIONAL-DIRECTORY”).
If you put the file in “~/.emacs.d/stock-ticker/stock-ticker.el” for instance, the following snipped in your .emacs file will load and init the extension.
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/stock-ticker/stock-ticker.el") (require 'stock-ticker)
Here's how to turn stock ticker on in your .emacs:
If you want to set your own stock tickers:
(setq stock-ticker-symbols '("aapl" "goog" "fb"))
You can use regular stocks, but also funds, etc. Basically anything that the Yahoo API supports (check: finance.yahoo.com).
Or add to the existing ones:
(add-to-list 'stock-ticker-symbols "hdp") (add-to-list 'stock-ticker-symbols "bcoix")
If you want to change the frequency with which the APIs are called for new data:
(setq stock-ticker-update-interval 600)
Finally, if you want to change how fast the symbols are cycled through:
(setq stock-ticker-display-interval 5)