About Symbol Surfing

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 every day, like an easy to scan 1 page summary (like the homepage).


I should mention that I'm not really interested in penny stocks or even small-cap stocks for my conservative long-term investing strategy.

As a result, Symbol Surfing is composed of only large cap US stocks that are components of the Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, Dow Utilities, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500.

Of course, before I decided to build my own website, I tried using Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and many other websites.

So I started my own website.

Symbol Surfing

I named it Symbol Surfing for 2 reasons.

Reason #1)

I wanted to view several stocks per screen like 52-week highs as an example.

So I created this unique list page format for a quick summary of each stock.

It reminds me of "channel surfing" on the TV.

Reason #2)

"Trading is like surfing."

Yes, I said it.

It's not a perfect analogy, but I find it helpful to use when I'm not sure what to do.

In surfing, before entering a wave, the surfer knows when to exit the wave.

With investing the same rule applies, before entering a trade, the trader should know when to exit.

Another relevant comparison is the ocean and the stock market.

Both are amazing resources that can be very risky and unpredictable, especially if you don't know what you are doing.


On the homepage, you'll find the most noteworthy items of the day.

  • 52-Week Highs & Lows
  • Stock Market Gainers & Losers
  • Earnings Announcements
  • Ex-Dividends

List Pages

There are several list pages, like Symbol Surfing's Best Dividend Stocks.

With a list page, you can quickly scan many key factors for each symbol.

  • Sector & Industry
  • 1 Year Chart with 1 Year Return
  • Stock Price
  • Market Cap
  • Earnings Date
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS)
  • Price To Earnings Ratio (P/E)
  • Dividend Yield

Each column is sortable.

Your Portfolio or Watchlist

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 Pages

Each symbol page has detailed stock price information, stock charts, a company profile with related stocks, earnings information and dividend information, if applicable.

Free Tour

This about page is nice and all but wouldn't it be better to get a private guided tour of the website?

Well of course!

Check out the website free tour.


Symbol Surfing offers 2 free stock market apps.

The Dividend Stocks app and Earnings Calendar app are available for Android.


I started blogging on the site in 2018.

Check out the symbol surfing blog and let me know what you think.


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