How to Monitor Stocks with the Stocks App for Mac

The Stocks app available on your Mac can be used to keep an eye on the stock market and closely monitor the performance of your favorite stocks. So let’s go ahead and take a look at how to use the Stocks app for Mac.

How to use the Stocks app for Mac

Most of us are directly or indirectly invested in the stock market. In the case of direct investment, you use your own judgment to buy or sell stocks through a self-directed investment account.

Unless you buy and sell stocks yourself, the savings plans or retirement fund that you pay into are involved in buying and selling stocks or are in some way connected to the stock market.

If you are involved in self-directed investing, the Stocks app for Mac can be very helpful for keeping an eye on the market and monitoring the stocks you are interested in or have invested in.

Therefore, this article provides the steps to add stocks to watchlist, remove stocks from watchlist, check stock price and stock market news.

How to add stocks to the watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

The first thing you should do to start monitoring your favorite stocks is to create a watchlist of all the stocks you are interested in.

1. open that Stocks app on your Mac by clicking the Finder icon > applications > Stocks.

Open the Stocks app on Mac

2. After opening the Stocks app, enter the stock ticker or the company Surname in the search window and click on the Add button.

Search for stocks in the Stocks app for Mac and add them to the watchlist

If you get multiple search results, select the correct one search result and then click the Add button.

3. Be sure to click Finished to save changes to the watchlist

Save changes to the watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

Once a stock has been added to the watchlist, it will appear on the watchlist until you decide to remove it.

How to open the watchlist in the Stock app for Mac

Follow the steps below to open or access your watchlist in Stock Apps for Mac

1. open that stock app on your Mac

2. Click on the 3 line list icon is located at the bottom left of your screen

Open the Watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

3. On the next screen you will see the watchlist with all your favorite stocks.

Add more stocks to the watch list

If you are already in the watchlist, you can add more stocks to the watchlist by clicking + (add more) icon in the watch list.

1. Click on that + (add) icon is located in the top left corner of your screen

Add more stocks to the watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

2. On the next screen look for the share you want to add to the watchlist and click the green one Add button.

Add stocks to the watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

You can add more stocks to the watchlist by repeating steps 1 and 2 above.

How to reorder stocks in the watchlist

After adding stocks to the watchlist, you may want to rearrange the watchlist, move your favorite stocks to the top of the list, or rearrange the watchlist to suit your own needs.

1. Open stock app > click 3 line list icon is located at the bottom left of your screen.

Open the Watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

2. Once on the watchlist, you can move any stock up and down the list by holding and dragging the 3 line Rearrange button is next to the stock you want to move.

Rearrange stocks in the watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

You can drag and drop the stock to any position within the watchlist

3. Once the task is complete, make sure to click Finished to save the changes in the watchlist.

How to check the current share price

Buying and selling prices of shares will fluctuate depending on market conditions and the actual performance of the company in which you are invested.

You can follow the steps below to check the current buy and sell price of a stock in your watchlist.

1. open that stock app on your Mac

2. To find the current share price, click on this Red/Green values is next to the stock you are interested in.

Check the current stock price in the Stocks app for Mac

3. You can find the current share price in the right pane.

How do I remove or delete stocks from the watchlist?

If you are no longer interested in a stock or specific stocks, you can remove those stocks from the watchlist by following the steps below.

1. open that stock app on your Mac.

2. Access your watch list by clicking on 3 line list icon at the bottom right of your screen.

Open the Watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

3. To remove a stock from the watchlist, click Red (-) minus button is to the left of the stock you want to remove.

Remove stocks from the watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

4. Next click on the red one remove button seems so.

Remove stock from watch list

The stock is removed from the watchlist and you no longer see this stock in the watchlist.

How to check news about the stocks in the watchlist

The Stocks app for Mac gives you quick access to the latest news on the entire stock market, as well as news on specific stocks in the watchlist.

1. open that stock app on your Mac

2. General stock market news is available in the first window that appears when you start the Stocks app.

3. Now click on the 3 line list icon to access your watchlist

Open the Watchlist in the Stocks app for Mac

4. To review news specific to a particular stock, just click share in the watch list and you will see important headlines for that particular stock.

As you can see, it’s really easy to use the Stocks app on Mac and monitor the progress of your favorite stocks.

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