Stocks

Stocks

The Stocks Widget displays trade price information for stock listings.

The Stocks Module is configured for Xibo Cloud Hosting customers with an API key provided as part of the service, so please skip the installation steps detailed below. Proceed with the set-up from the Add Widget section.

Non-Xibo Cloud Hosting customers please follow the installation steps as detailed below.

Installation

The Stocks Widget relies on the Alpha Vantage Stock API to retrieve stock market data. The prices returned by Alpha Vantage follow the stock market standard of adjusting for corporate events such as splits and dividend payout.

Prior to installation you will need an API key. Please visit Alpha Vantage to create an account and obtain a key.

The Stocks Module is installed from the Modules page, under the Administration section of the menu. Click on the Install Module button and select the Module to install.

After installation, select the Module from the grid and use the row menu to Edit.

Complete the form fields and include the API key and Cache Period settings.

Add Widget

Click on Stocks from the Widget toolbar and click to add or drag and drop

If you are using a 1.8.x CMS, select Stocks from the Widget Toolbox to add. Please note: The Visual editor is not available in a 1.8.x CMS.
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On adding, configuration options are shown in the properties panel:

  • Provide a Name for ease of identification.
  • Choose to override the default duration if required.
  • Select whether the duration is per item, unticked the duration will be per page / number of items.

Configuration

  • Include a list of comma separated Stock Symbols (Ticker) to return results.

If you need a stock symbol that is only quoted on a specific exchange then you can use the format SYMBOL:EXCHANGE to return results.
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Stock symbols can be found on various lookup sites such as Yahoo Finance!
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Appearance

  • Optionally choose a background colour using the colour picker.
  • Include a PHP Date Format to apply to returned results, (see the bottom of the page for date formats).
  • Select an optional Effect and Speed to be used to transition between items.

From v3.1.0 set Horizontal and Vertical alignment options for this Widget!

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Templates

Select from the available Templates:

  • Preset - use the drop down to select one of the preset templates

Click to Override the selected template if required.

Please see the section on Editing Preset Templates below for further information.

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  • No Records Message provide a message to display when there are no records returned.

Editing Preset Templates

Templates can be edited by selecting a Template using the drop-down and clicking in the Override the template checkbox.

The template will be automatically scaled and should be designed for the intended output resolution. The following guidelines should be considered when editing templates:
  • Templates must be designed at a fixed size
  • All elements must use absolute sizing in px, including fonts, margins, widths, heights, etc
  • If positioning is used, it must be from top,left
  • Templates can use bootstrap
  • The aspect ratio will be fixed by Xibo and sized to fit the Region
  • Templates are treated the same as a static image
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Once override has been selected, click back on the Templates tab to select templates to edit:

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Main Template - Toggle On the Visual editor to access the inline editor to enter text and formatting or provide text/HTML in the box provided.

Please note: The Visual editor is not available in a 1.8.x CMS.
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Item Template - Enter a Template to be applied to each item, use the Visual editor or provide text/HTML in the box provided.

Optional Stylesheet - This is the CSS to apply to the template structure above.

This optional template is intended for advanced users to ‘tweak’ the CMS generated output!
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Caching

Include a suitable time for the Update Interval in minutes, keeping it as high as possible.

Results

Get results at anytime to see what data is returned. Any field is available as a substitute to use in a template by simply entering the field name between square brackets [].

Actions

Available from v3.0.0

Actions can be attached to this Widget, please see the Interactive Actions page for more information.

Date Format - PHP

Xibo should accept any date format that is in a correct PHP date format, the following characters are recognised and can be used:

Format Character Description Example returned values
Day
d Day of the month, 2 digits with leading zeros 01 to 31
D A textual representation of a day, three letters Mon through Sun
j Day of the month without leading zeros 1 to 31
l (lowercase ‘L’) A full textual representation of the day of the week Sunday through Saturday
N ISO-8601 numeric representation of the day of the week (added in PHP 5.1.0) 1 (for Monday) through 7 (for Sunday)
S English ordinal suffix for the day of the month, 2 characters st, nd, rd or th. Works well with j
w Numeric representation of the day of the week 0 (for Sunday) through 6 (for Saturday)
z The day of the year (starting from 0) 0 through 365
Week
W ISO-8601 week number of year, weeks starting on Monday (added in PHP 4.1.0) 42 (the 42nd week in the year)
Month
F A full textual representation of a month, such as January or March January through December
m Numeric representation of a month, with leading zeros 01 through 12
M A short textual representation of a month, three letters Jan through Dec
n Numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros 1 through 12
t Number of days in the given month 28 through 31
Year
L Whether it’s a leap year 1 if it is a leap year, 0 otherwise.
o ISO-8601 year number. This has the same value as Y, except that if the ISO week number (W) belongs to the previous or next year, that year is used instead. (added in PHP 5.1.0) 1999 or 2003
Y A full numeric representation of a year, 4 digits 1999 or 2003
y A two digit representation of a year 99 or 03