Solo Tip Tuesday: Find Historical Stock Quotes

by Reba Nance on January 22, 2013

Maybe you’re gathering the information you need to file your tax return. Maybe you’re working on a divorce settlement that includes stocks. Perhaps you’re interested in following a stock you’re considering adding to your personal portfolio. In these scenarios, it is helpful to know what a stock was worth on a particular date. Most of us know where we can go to get that information for today’s value, but there are websites where you can also get historical stock quotes. One of my favorites is Big Charts.

Enter the symbol for the stock in the Enter Symbol box and the date you want in the Enter Date field and select Look Up. You’ll see a chart with the Opening and Closing Price, High, Low, and Volume values for that stock on that date. If you don’t know the symbol, click on Global Symbol Lookup near the top left-hand side.

Also, you may track a stock over a period of time. In the box to the right of the Global Symbol Lookup, enter the stock symbol. Now click on the down arrow to the right of that box and you can choose to see how the stock has performed over various periods of time. Next, select email this chart or printer-friendly format and you have some very useful information!

You can see this tip and others, on topics ranging from Outlook and Word help to App reviews and online tools, all here.

Longtime readers of the Colorado Bar Association’s C-Brief, its weekly eNewsletter, know each week there is a tip from Law Practice Management Director Reba Nance. Those tips are moving beyond the newsletter and now have a permanent home within the Practice Management section of CBA’s website. We’ll share some of the best tips each week here as Solo Tip Tuesday.

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