What is the CNBC Ticker?
The CNBC Ticker is a computer simulated ticker tape used by the business news network CNBC. It appears as a crawl at the top and the bottom of the television screen and shows index and security symbols in a manner similar to the historic ticker tapes that transmitted stock price information via telegram.
Where have you heard about the CNBC Ticker?
If you’ve ever watched CNBC or any of its sister channels then you’ll have seen the ticker. It is shown through all financial news programmes and advertisement breaks. However, in Canada and the US, adverts submitted by cable networks are exempt from the ticker.
What you need to know about the CNBC Ticker.
The CNBC Ticker allows the viewer three threads of information. As well as the show that the viewer is gathering information from, they are also being informed by the two tickers which display news and updates from third party companies. The upper band shows a CNBC Market Summary, as well as a Commodity Summary and symbols of company stocks with high trading volumes on the NYSE. The lower band shows the stock symbols of the NASDAQ Stock Market and the American Stock Exchange, as well as weather forecasts and sports scores.