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If you want to see only today's news, we'll have to work on that. Thank you for your suggestion.

12:18

[Comment From tom ]

i like to arrange my stocks alphabeticly

12:19

Sonali Verma - Hello, Tom. You can actually sort the column containing names on your Watchlist by clicking on the column heading. That puts them in alphabetical order. If you click again, it reverses the alphabetical order.

12:19

[Comment From tom]

thank you

12:20

[Comment From gilbert309]

Why are YTD on iShares so wrong compare to iShares site

12:20

[Comment From gilbert309]

http://ca.ishares.com/tools/index_tracker.htm

12:21

Sonali Verma - Hello! I passed your question on to our data team, and here is what they said:



Hello Gilbert309,



Thank you for the suggestions on how to better display the data on our Watchlist.



Regarding the YTD on the Watchlist for the iShares ETFs, I believe the difference you have noticed is a matter of dates posted on our website versus that of the iShares website. Their website has a date at the top stating the performance table is as of October 31, 2011. The YTD tab on the Watchlist will provide you performance data up to the close of the last business day.



I hope this helps.



Neil Teixeira

Globe and Mail - Mutual Fund Team Lead



12:22

[Comment From Ed]

As suggested, I just tried All News view. Seems to be just the thing. Thanks

12:24

Sonali Verma - So glad to be able to help.

12:28

[Comment From Pete]

Do you have an android app for Watchlist?

12:29

Sonali Verma - Ah, excellent suggestion. I know that we have an iPhone app and are working on a BlackBerry app. We also have a mobile Watchlist site that you can use:

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/?service=mobile

12:30

[Comment From Phil]

How can I get the date the financials were last updated for the stocks on my watch list, as part of the watch list?

12:32

Sonali Verma - Hi, Phil. If you want to see the financials for a stock, you simply have to click on the stock symbol in your Watchlist. This takes you to the stock quote page.



From there, you click on the Financials tab. That tells you which quarter or year the financials are for. It doesn't give you the date they were updated on. It's a good suggestion -- we'll have to add that.

12:32

[Comment From 4freebird]

Stocklist automatically updated throughout trading day; for Watchlist I need to go out and come back. Is there something I can tweak to get continous updates?

12:33

Sonali Verma - Hello! There is an autorefresh that occurs on the Watchlist. It autorefreshes every minute or two. It will stop refreshing if there is no activity on the page for about 20 minutes.

12:33

[Comment From mike]

how do i remove a stock from my watchlist

12:34

Sonali Verma - Hi, Mike! There is a grey X in a circle at the end of every row. Just click it.

12:34

[Comment From 4freebird]

Thank you

12:36

Sonali Verma - This question comes from Garry in the Comments section of our discussion page:



Two items. In the Funds area I have a few indexes (Dow, TSX, S&P 60 etc.) and they do not show the daily percentange increase or decrease.



Next one the old fund list would give a tab As of month end reports for monthly and yearly reports. Please let me know if you can add theses. Thanks Garry.

12:37

Sonali Verma - Hi, Garry. We are a bit confused by the inclusion of indexes in the funds area (because there is a separate indexes area where they appear, along with the percentage change that you want). Could you give us an example of the index you are looking at?

12:37

[Comment From mike]

thanks

12:38

Sonali Verma -

Garry, on your second query on funds -- that information is most likely something we would add to the fund summary page, which you can get to by clicking on the name of the fund in your Watchlist. We are hoping to add it in the future.

12:41

[Comment From Josef]

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