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Money: Using the Watchlist

Signed in vs. not signed in

If you use the Watchlist without signing in to a Microsoft account, the web browser saves your list in a cookie. The next time you use the same browser, on the same computer, and go to your Watchlist, your list will appear.

If you use a different browser or computer, your list won't appear. If the cookie is deleted or blocked, for example by security settings for your computer, anti-virus software, or web browser, you will lose your list. To see your list in any browser or on any computer, always sign in to MSN Money with a Microsoft account.

Sign in to MSN Money

To sign in to MSN Money you need a Microsoft account. A Microsoft account is an email address and password you use to sign in to all MSN and Microsoft sites and services, including and the Windows Store. A Microsoft account also gets you in to other Microsoft sites, such as Xbox LIVE and Office 365.

  1. Scroll to the top of any MSN Money page and, in the upper-right, click Sign in.

    Sign in to MSN Money

  2. Enter your Microsoft account, and then click Sign in. If you don't have a Microsoft account, follow the instructions to sign up for one.

When you're signed in, the link changes to Sign out.

Sign out of MSN Money

Add or remove a stock or investment

  1. In the Symbol box, enter the ticker symbol for the stock or investment that you want to track.

  2. Click the plus sign in the toolbar to the right of the name of the stock or investment that you have chosen. Add to watch list button on stocks toolbar.

  3. Select the list that you want to add it to, and then click Add.

  4. To remove a stock or investment, click the X to the right of that item in the Watchlist.

You can also add an investment from its Quote details page, just click the + button to the right of the investment name.

Add a list

You can have up to ten separate lists to help you organize the stocks or investments that you’re tracking. Each list can track up to 30 investments. You can track up to 80 investments across all of your lists.

Lists appear in the order that they were added.

  1. Go to the full-page Watchlist.

  2. Click Add or manage lists, and then click Add a list.

  3. Enter a list name, and then click Save.

    The new list appears at the bottom of the Watchlist, and you can begin adding symbols to it.

You have to add at least one investment to a list or it will be removed.

Change views

You can choose from several predefined views—such as Allocation, Fundamentals, or Analysis—to show the information that you want.

  1. Go to the full-page Watchlist.

  2. In the Views list, choose a view.

    Views list in the Watchlist

Create a custom view

To change the columns that appear in the Watchlist, you can create a custom view. To see your custom view at any time, choose Custom on the Views list.

  1. Go to the full-page Watchlist.

  2. Click Customize Views.

  3. Add or remove columns that you want to appear, and then click Save.

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