We recently published a review of Stonks, a terminal based stock visualizer and tracker that sources its data from Yahoo Finance.
A similar tool we’ve also been evaluating is tstock. Like Stonks, tstock is a command-line tool which generates stock charts in the terminal. It’s written in Python and published under an open source license.
We tested tstock with the Manjaro distro. There’s a package in the Arch User Repository for Arch-based distros such as Manjaro.
We used the yay AUR helper to install the software issuing the command:
$ yay -S tstock
We’re not quite ready to use tstock.
tstock retrieves financial data using Alpha Vantage’s API. You’ll need to claim a free key for the Alpha Vantage Stock API and add the line
export ALPHAVANTAGE_API_KEY= to your shell configuration file e.g. .bashrc.
We can add that line using a text editor or with the
echo command to the end of our .bashrc file with the command:
$ echo 'export ALPHAVANTAGE_API_KEY=YOUR-API-KEY-HERE' >> ~/.bashrc