You may notice a big improvement to the Globe Investor homepage today -- the large market charting tool you see under the main navigation at the top of the page has been redeveloped.
The original tool had technical problems and was far too slow, but our developers have solved the problems and are close to finishing other work that will make the site much faster as well. They have been very busy during the past few months improving the backend infrastructure and software code of the site, as well as developing new features, such as company financial data. More is on the way soon and making the site faster is a continual project for us.
We hope the market charting tool is an easy place to check in on the major stock markets, as well as oil, gold and the Canadian dollar. The chart changes when you click on the item at the top of the tool -- click on the dollar price and the dollar chart appears.
Some of our more dedicated readers will notice that we fixed a couple of niggling bugs on the chart where the number didn't line up exactly with the horizontal rules and sometimes they would get obscured by the orange line. It was our most dedicated readers that pointed out these problems, so thank you.