How to Find a Live Market Quote
Usually when you need to check the status of the market, a live stock quote can prove elusive. This is mainly because the stock exchange is not free to publish market data. Anyone who wants to publish a stock market quote must first purchase a license from the stock exchange.
So when you or I just want to look for stock quotes on any of the old information sites, we usually end up with stock quotes delayed by 15-20 minutes. If you are unsure whether your offer is real-time or real-time, be sure to check the time next to the price. Almost always there is an updated time next to the stock price or quote, or there will be a disclaimer to let you know that the data is delayed.
Because delayed quotes are a general specification on the web, where do you go to find updated, live stock market quotes, Sitting in front of CNBC waiting for your stock to hit the tape automatically, there are a few options for you.
First, you can check with your brokerage account. Even if the price of the stock market will still be delayed with them, they often have excellent service, you can subscribe to get the live stock market quotes. Unfortunately, although this should be a free service, there is usually a monthly fee.