Hi! I'm Tom Adishian, the creator of Symbol Surfing.
As a relatively active stock market investor, I needed a simple way to quickly see what is going on in the US stock market everyday.
Of course, before I decided to build my own web site, I tried using Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and many other web sites.
The Symbol Surfing home page is what I was looking for.
I refer to it as a "60 Second Stock Market Summary". Cool name, right? Anywayyy...
You'll see the most noteworthly items of the day like 52 week highs & lows, stock market gainers & losers, earnings announcements and ex dividends.
The first thing you need to know right away, Symbol Surfing does not have every stock symbol.
While that may seem like a bad thing, please read on.
As you may know, there are about 4,000 stocks that are actively traded on major exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE in the US.
Also, there are another 15,000 stocks that are traded Over The Counter (OTC).
OTC stocks are usually small companies and cannot meet the major exchange listing requirements.
That's a lot of stocks to keep track of, right?
What if we could widdle this list of stocks down to around 500 or so?
The stocks in the Symbol Surfing web site and stock market apps are widely considered to be the "Best Of Breed" companies in the world.
After all, in order for a stock to be included on Symbol Surfing, it must be a component of one of the following 5 major stock market indexes.
On the Symbol Surfing Homepage, there is a convenient summary of the day's stock market trading session.
This is a great way to get a overview of what really happened in the stock market quickly
These stocks are either performing at the best levels or worst levels of the past 12 months.
At least for the current day, these stocks are the biggest percentage movers.
The earnings announcement can result in a small or big percentage move.
It's not unusual that a stock that announced earnings is also on the gainer or losers list.
If you purchase the stock before the ex-dividend date, you'll receive the dividend payout on the dividend pay date.
These are stocks that have been consistently moving up or down for the current year.
There are several list pages, like Dividend Stocks, on Symbol Surfing.
With a list page, you can quickly scan many key factors for each symbol.
Each column is sortable.
Each symbol page has detailed stock price information, stock charts, a company profile with related stocks, Earnings information and Dividend information, if applicable.
You can also create a free Symbol Surfing account.
You'll be able to easily track your stocks as well as key dates like earnings dates and ex-dividend dates.
Symbol Surfing offers 2 free stock market apps.
The Dividend Stocks app and Earnings Calendar app are available for Androis and iOS.