Welcome to the new BNN.ca.
We’ve made many improvements to the site to give you easier access to the stories, companies and trends covered on BNN.
‘BNN.ca 101’ is here to answer questions about the new layout and help you locate all the great content on the site. Click here for the full collection of BNN.ca 101 tutorials.
Part 5: Finding market, currency and commodities data
The easiest place to find market, currency and commodities data on the new site is to look to the very top of the home page.
A price index for some of the key economic indicators lives permanently above the top stories and the site’s main navigation bar. Every time you log on to BNN.ca this bar will display the latest available online numbers for the S&P/TSX Composite Index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, in addition to price quotes for gold, WTI crude and the Canadian dollar’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, the yen, the euro and the British pound.
A clickable scrolling ticker of S&P/TSX 60 stock tickers also appears below the aforementioned data.
The market banner also allows you to filter what data it displays through a drop-down menu located along its left side.
By clicking the drop-down arrow beside the word ‘Markets’ you are able to change the banner display options to focus exclusively on indices, currencies (FX), energy or metals.
Should you require a more in-depth look, most of this data has a dedicated home on one of BNN’s sector pages.
The easiest place to find index data, for example, is by clicking on the ‘MARKETS’ link in the main navigation bar.
Once on the Markets page, you will find an interactive index graph that can be set to different time-frames in addition to market data and key movers.
The navigation bar on the markets page itself also has links to the major North American indices (highlighted in red below).
Key mining and energy data can be found off BNN.ca’s Commodities sector page.
There are two ways to access this data: From the Commodities page itself or via the NEWS drop-down menu site’s main navigation bar.
The data is easy to locate on the Commodities page via the black navigation bar.
Clicking the ‘ENERGY’ link will allow you to see futures prices for various oil contracts and natural gas in addition to stock info on some of the energy sector’s key market movers. The ‘MINING’ link meanwhile will allow you to see futures prices for precious metals as well as prices and data for key stocks in that sector.
These pages can also be accessed through the site’s main navigation bar by hovering over the ‘NEWS’ tab and then over the ‘COMMODITIES’ tab.
This should produce a second list of options, including direct clickable links to the ENERGY and MINING pages.
Information on individual stocks is also readily available in several spots on the new BNN.ca.
If the stock is one of the TSX 60, the easiest way to find price and market cap info, as well as the latest BNN news and video concerning the company is to click on the company’s stock symbol on the scrolling ticker pictured in this article’s first image.
However, you can also find company info by using the search bar.
Typing a company’s name or ticker symbol will either prompt you to click a link from a drop-down menu, or take you to a search results page if you hit the enter key.
Once on the company’s stock page, you will be presented with stock chart and market cap information similar to that available on the index pages. However, below this data are clickable links to display BNN’s database of videos and articles concerning the company, in addition to key corporate and financial information.
Did you find this helpful? Let us know if there are any other features to the new site you’d like explained and we may produce another instalment of BNN.ca 101 to help guide you through the new site.