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Small but useful improvements to dividend and index tracking

Thanks to you, we keep finding ways to make Watchlist better. Here are two small, but we hope helpful, improvements we'd like to tell people about.

First, we've added ex-dividend dates and dividend pay dates to the Dividends view.

We had lots of requests for this from dividend fans and it should be an advantage over the old-style Stocklist, because this data wasn't available there (For more about the Dividends view see Data for Dividend Fans).

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We've also improved some of our international indexes data to provide more continuous updates during the trading day: Here is a list of all the indexes that now have more continuous updates:

All Ordinaries, Australia: Bolsa, Mexico: Bovespa, Brazil: CAC 40, France: Dow Jones German: Dow Jones U.K., Britain: Hang Seng, Hong Kong: NSE 50, India: Nikkei 225, Japan: STI Singapore, Singapore: Shanghai Composite, China:

If you want to add them all at once to a list in your Watchlist, copy and paste them into the search box all at once:

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In past blog posts, we've provided lists of Canadian indexes, U.S. and international indexes, currencies, commodities and some b onds and other benchmarks that you can easily add to your Watchlist. It will take you seconds to add a couple of these to a list, about as long as it takes for you to copy, paste and hit enter.

Please send your comments, questions and feeback to or leave a comment on this blog. If you are having trouble with Watchlist, the fastest way to get help is to email


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