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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Add a Stock Quote to the Favorites Bar

SUMMARY: Keep up with a company's stock by placing a link on Internet Explorer 8's Favorites Bar.

Want to keep up with the price of a particular stock, but don't want to open up a financial website as a new tab and constantly jump back and forth? With Internet Explorer 8 you can view stock quotes directly via the Favorites Bar by adding a Web Slice via the Bing search engine.

1. Perform a Bing search for a stock quote. Note that for the web slice to work, you can only search for one stock at a time, but you can add multiple web slices to the Favorites Bar.

2. Hover your mouse pointer over the stock quote. A green Web Slice button should appear.

Viewing the Bing stock quote Web Slice button in Internet Explorer 8

3. Click the Web Slice button, and the "Add a Web Slice" dialog box appears.

Adding the Bing stock quote Web Slice to Internet Explorer 8

4. Click the "Add to Favorites Bar" button.

Click the new link in the Internet Explorer 8 Favorites Bar and the stock quote should appear, including the P/E Ratio, 52 Week Range, Market Cap, and other information.

This tip is not an advertisement to buy stocks and is presented for informational purposes only. Also note that web slices may not update in real-time and cannot be relied upon for obtaining up-to-the-second stock quotes. Also note that quote values may differ between services, even between Bing and MSN Money.

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