git clone '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)
M-x stock-ticker-global-mode


Here's how to turn stock ticker on in your .emacs:

(stock-ticker-global-mode +1)

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:

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)