Now let's look at the Stocks app which is another app that's only available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. And like its name implies, this app keeps track of stocks. Stocks tracks a couple of default stocks when you open it up including Apple, Google and Yahoo. Here you can see the current share price and how much the price has gone up or down that day. A green box indicates the price went up and a red box indicates the price went down. You can tap a stock to display its information below. Down at the bottom, you'll see a graph of the stock's performance history. The buttons above the graph let you adjust the time scale, so for instance you could see how the stocks performed over the past year, the past six months, the past week and so on.
If you flip the iPhone or iPod touch into Landscape mode, the graph fills out your entire screen. Here in landscape, you can flick through to see the graphs of the each stocks you're following. And again you can still use the buttons at the top of the screen to look at the performance history. Rotating back into Portrait, you can flick to the right down here at the bottom to find info like the opening-close prices, the 52 week highs and lows, and the average volume. Flicking past the graph to the third screen shows you another page with links to various news stories, if any, on the company who's stock you're following. Now of course, you'll probably want to edit the stocks being tracked, unless by some coincidence, these are the exact stocks you have an interest in.
To change the stock, stocks being followed, or to add that hot new stock you just bought, click the list button in the lower right hand corner. If you want to delete a stock, just hit the red delete icon, and then tap Delete. To add a stock, press the Plus button. Then type in either the company, market, or index name or, if you know it, the symbol, and hit search. Maybe I just bought some of Sandisk, so I'll type in Sandisk. And after a moment there it is. So once you find your stock, select it, and it'll be added to the list. You can use the handles to change its position in the list if you like.
Once back on this list screen you can choose the information that you want displayed on the main stock page. You can choose the percentage change in the stock, the current price, or the market cap. I'll leave price selected. Once you've got your stocks and info setup, tap Done. And back here on the Stock page you can now track all your stocks again. Be aware that stock prices are usually delayed about 20 minutes. If you find you need even more stock information, you can click the Y symbol in the bottom left of the screen. And the Yahoo Finance page will open up in Safari. So, that's the Stocks app in iOS 7.
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