MarketWatcher's ticker---or tickers, as you can have more than one---continuously float above all other windows on your computer, so you can see how your stocks are doing, minute by minute. You can even easily check quotes not in the ticker, thanks to MarketWatcher's "custom quote" mechanism. A little button on the ticker allows you to quickly enter a stock symbol and quickly receive information about that stock.
You have full control over the appearance of the ticker and the stocks that appear in it. You can also determine exactly what types of data are displayed in the ticker. Beyond simple stock prices, you can have MarketWatcher display volume, bid/ask quotes, day high/low, etc.
What's new in this version:
Several bug fixes; improved support for foreign markets.