Stock Ticker software early 80's and before

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jan 16 22:20:01 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Jim Keohane wrote:

> There were software products, often with required peripherals
> (satellite, FM broadcast, leased line, etc.), that allowed an Apple ][
> or TRS-80 or IBM PC, etc. to access stock or commodity ticker feeds in a
> real-time manner and monitor trades for price, volume and other limits.
> If activity was outside specified range the user would receive an alert
> like a screen/printer message or an audible beep or both.
> Some products were Radio Data Retriever, Intra-Day Analyst, PC
> Quote, etc.

Indeed, I just picked up such a unit (radio receiver) the other day. It's
a cool little pocket calculator-sized device with a telescoping antenna.
When the service was active, you would punch in the stock symbol and it
would retrieve the price for you. You could also program in your
portfolio and it would presumably keep track of everything for you.

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