Editors' reviewThis program lets you explore Web sites offering stock information, but it won't wow you with its design. StockMarketXP SideWinder's dreary interface is crammed full of outdated buttons and a fixed browser window. Some buttons are links to stock-trading Web sites such as Money Central, NASDAQ, Real Time Traders, and Yahoo Finance. You can bookmark Web sites and create and edit portfolios on Yahoo. In addition, the program can open four browsers simultaneously. Though you can retrieve newsfeeds, the program has a short list of RSS links. Inclusion of tool tips and a help file would definitely benefit users, and the demo version is limited to a stingy 30-use trial. This application's frustrating design overshadows its capabilities, and most users, especially novices, should look elsewhere for stock information.
StockMarketXP SideWinder, designed by a daytrader, is a Windows desktop enhancement for any stock trader who wants more than the XP desktop/Internet Explorer combo can offer. Check out a stock instantly--before you buy it--with more than 2 dozens of links and tools. SMXP SideWinder offers the best in valuable trading tools: instant stock info, extra browser screens, one click to pivot points, 'Favorities' settings, bookmarks, 100+ US and World news links, daytrader links, stock info/news links, five customizable portfolios, online research tools, direct interphasing with Yahoo portfolios, charts, instant 9-50 DMA, RSS Fees, Institutional Ownership checks, message board links, access to our 'stock rumor' page, and much more. Original XP desktop always accessible, too.
Version 1.16 added stock trading calculator, graphical buttons, and a timer delay for news screens in browser #1 and #2.