The new year brings a new tool for stock market stalkers. With just a few days left in the fourth quarter of 2012, Stockr has opened in public beta, the company announced today.
The social network for investors, traders, and public companies had been in private beta since July 2012. Anyone can now log into Stockr using their Facebook credentials.
Once inside, users can follow publicly traded companies, as well as influential people and publishers, to stay on top of stock market news and trends.
A Watchlist shows stock quotes from the companies that users are following, with a 5-minute delay. There are also data visualizations to show how the stocks have performed over time.
Users can customize the experience by watching the News Feed tab for developing stories or by checking the Company Pulse tab to read what other community members are saying about the stocks.
All members can “like” or comment on posts and receive alerts when other people have followed them or commented on one of their posts.
“Our purpose: To be the best place in the world to discuss and learn about stocks, without fear of being spammed,” wrote co-founder and CEO Vinny Jindal in an email to beta testers.
Jindal co-founded Stockr with CTO Brendon Crawford and co-founder Tim Symington in 2010. Based in Santa Monica, CA, the company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Personal Capital, The Doyle Investment Group, and Adam Townsend.