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pystocker v0.1.25 - lightweight ncurses stock tracker

Built using python and ncurses, pystocker is a command-line based utility that provides simple and versatile interface to track stocks around the world.

Featuring a series of permanent tickers of general market information at the top, you can follow many different features of a single stock and compare them to others. To provide a more visual experience, each of the stocks is color coded to signify the performance on the day.

Below is an example of pystocker in action:


NOTE: Currently historical data is failing due to a change in Yahoo finance API. Will be fixed asap.

Quickstart Guide


  • curses
  • ystockquote

There are multiple installation methods:

Make sure you are running python3


> sudo pip install pystocker		# May have to run pip3
> pystocker


  • Download the file to a location of choice
> cd 'path'
> sudo python3 install		# Can just use python if error
> pystocker					    # Run immediately to setup

Full Removal/Reset

> sudo pip uninstall pystocker
> rm -rf ~/.pystocker
# To reinstall
> sudo pip install pystocker
> pystocker

Edit Settings

Display only certain columns:

  • Open up ~/.pystocker/info_settings using preferred text editor

  • Comment out the columns you don't want or reorder them

Change permanents in the top 3 rows:

  • Open up ~/.pystocker/permanents/perm_l1 using preferred text editor

  • Do the same for perm_l2 and perm_l3 however desired

  • Do not leave comments, just add or remove on each line

Reset Settings:

> rm -rf ~/.pystocker
> pystocker

Features to be added

  • Inclusion of ask/bid prices in realtime


pystocker - lightweight ncurses stock tracker

Copyright (c) 2016 coffeeandscripts

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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