JStock is a free stock market monitoring software that allows users to monitor latest stock market data updates via a rich user interface. Written in Java, JStock supports currently 26 countries and has the following features:

  • Stock watchlist
  • An intraday stock price snapshot
  • A stock indicator editor and scanner
  • Portfolio management
  • Free JStock SMS or e-mail alerts 

The latest version of JStock is 1.0.6x which brings these fixes and changes:

  • The intraday chart is now hidden by default
  • Redundant dummy information was removed from the top area
  • A bug in indicator renaming was fixed
  • The Stock Indicator Scanner wizard UI was rearranged
  • Fixed a bug in the sell dialog box's profit percentage calculation
  • Some windows are now resizable

For full features and details about JStock, click here. For easier installation of JStock, we have added it to a PPA which is supported by the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12
JStock Installation

Open the terminal and enter these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/finance 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install jstock

You can start it from the Unity dash:

Or run this command from the terminal:


JStock Removal

To uninstall JStock from your computer, enter these commands:

sudo apt-get remove jstock 
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:upubuntu-com/finance 
sudo apt-get update