Stocks Watch List in Excel – LIVE Market Updates

You can use this template to build your own watch list of stocks.

In this article, I will go over the free Stocks Watch list template and its features.

Video Demo


Template features

Stocks Watchlist Excel Template

This template can be used to create your own list of stocks that you want to track performance.

  1. Add a stock ticker symbol to the table and instantly see performance data
  2. Customizable columns to display data of your choice
  3. 21 day price history data trends shown
  4. Indicator to highlight if a stock price exceeds previous 21 days’ high
  5. Indicator to highlight if a stock price is lower than previous 21 days’ low

To add a new stock to your watchlist, just type a stock symbol in the cell just below the existing symbols – as shown below.

Add a stock to watch list

You can see the trading volume, current price, change and change %.

You can also see the 52 week price range of each of the stocks.

52 week price range

Customizable Columns

There are two customizable columns as well.

2 Customizable columns

You can change what is displayed in these two columns easily.

Change customizable

The drop down list shows all the available fields that you can choose from.

21 day history

We also have the price history for the previous 21 days.

Changing the rules for colors

To change the colors of the arrows, you can change the conditional formatting rules.

Colors of the Change % arrows

You can change the conditions easily by typing in a different value for the Green and Yellow colors.

Recent performance Indicator

We also have a column to indicate recent performance.

If the price > max (21 days history of closing prices) then we will see a check mark.

If the price < min (21 days history of closing prices) then we will see a cross mark.

The foundation of this template is the Stocks Data type and StockHistory function.

Please read more on Stocks Data Type.
Please read more on StockHistory function and how we use to extract the price history of a stock or currency.

Here is the link to the article from Microsoft which shows which exchanges are available and the delay in data refresh for each.

How to refresh?

To refresh the price and other information, just use the regular Excel refresh in the Data ribbon.

Refresh stocks data


Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Excel called Data types. One of the data types is ‘Stocks’. That’s what we will be using for these templates. This feature is available in Microsoft 365 Subscription Plans for PC and Web

For all the templates in this ‘Excel for Stock Market’ series, please visit


Please share your experience. I expect this to be different with different exchanges and countries. Is it working for you? Is it working differently? I would love to hear from you.

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  • Is there a way to add a column that shows a stop loss share price and a way to alert on the spreadsheet?

  • Seems like a nice template and exactly what I was looking for. I am having an issue though adding additional stocks. Maybe I am trying to add too many, but the indicator and historical 21 day prices seem to either get stuck on BUSY or seems to be taking hours to update the data?

    • Thank you for showing interest in our template.

      We are unable to replicate the issue, hence requesting to share your sheet with the highlighted concern to to check further.

      Best wishes.

  • Usually in my watchlists I like to include info about my predicted intraday trading range, target entry and exit prices, and whether I’m bullish or bearish on the stock (i.e. whether I aim to go long or short on it) Since Exel can’t provide this information for me, I just need blank columns where I can add it. How could I include these?

    • Thank you for using our template and sharing your feedback.

      We have made a note of your requirement and if possible, we will implement the same in the next version of the template.

      Regarding adding a new column, you can select a column and press CTRL + to add a column to the left of the selected column.

      Best wishes.


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