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Alexa Skill of the Week: TradeIt

Each week, we take a look at new and important Alexa skills you might want to consider enabling for your Alexa device. Amazon continues to improve Alexa with its own updates, but skills are software components that allow Alexa users to extend functionality across all Alexa-enabled devices in use for very specific functions.

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with

This week’s skill: TradeIt

Description: This skill enables Alexa to deliver information about specific stocks you are interested in, add stocks to your watch list, hear about those stocks only in your watch list, and also get a summary about the trading market as a whole.

For specific stocks you can get: Price, price earnings ratio, ask, bid, opening price, closing price, dividend, dividend yield, price target, day’s range, 52 week range, volume, average daily volume, market cap, earnings per share and earnings per share estimates.

For your watch list you can find out: What’s up, what’s down, and what’s most active.

For the general market find out: how the market is doing, who’s releasing earnings, and who’s going ex-dividend.

Real world use: This skill isn’t a comprehensive look at the stock market, but is a great way to get quick summaries on those traded companies that are important to you. For example, it was interesting to hear the stock price changes for Microsoft, Amazon, and Google during the April 27 reporting – and see that despite big cloud gains, Microsoft’s stock dipped slightly after reporting some variances in specific reporting areas. For those that are hardcore players, you might find this a great skill to start the day with – hearing how your favorite stocks are performing.

Examples of things you can say…

“Alexa, ask Trade It what’s the price of Amazon?”
“Who’s releasing earnings today?”
“What’s most active in my watchlist?”

S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 are supported and tickers are supported for the rest of the NYSE and Nasdaq.

Where to get it: You can locate the TradeIt Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: TradeIt


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