How to use Siri with Stocks

Siri isn’t able to trade stocks for you or make you a billionaire, but it can certainly keep you up to date on the latest movements in the markets and latest financial news.

So if you own stocks or simply like to follow the financial exchanges, the Stocks app is a convenient way to get up-to-the-minute news and information on share prices, currency exchange rates, and global markets.

Siri integrates with Stocks very well, so there is no need to keep manually opening the app so you can navigate to the information you need.

Stocks uses data from Yahoo Finance to monitor the markets. The app is available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Ant stocks and trades you are watching will automatically sync between devices using iCloud.

Here, we’ll show you:

  • How to use the Stocks app on an iPhone
  • How to use the Stocks app on an Apple Watch

How to open the Stocks app

Activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:

  1. Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
  2. Press and hold the Side button (iPhone X and newer) or Home button (iPhone 8 and older) on your iPhone.

(If this doesn’t work, learn how to set up Siri on an iPhone).

So to open the Stocks app to see an overview of the stocks you are following, say:

Hey Siri, open Stocks

If your device is currently locked, you’ll be prompted to unlock it.

Stocks app

How to find specific stock prices with Siri

To check a specific stock price, simply say “Check” or “Show” followed by the stock name. For example:

Hey Siri, show Dow Jones

Hey Siri, what is Apple stock at today?

Siri will dutifully display the latest information on the stock or market requested and give further helpful information via voice feedback, such as closing bell values.

Tapping on the screen will open up the same information in the Stocks app, allowing you to dive further into the latest data.

Further useful commands are (where name is the name of the stock):

Hey Siri, what’s the name stock price?

Hey Siri, compare name with name

Compare stocks

How to check stock exchanges with Siri

Just say:

Hey Siri, what did FTSE close at today?

What is NASDAQ’s current position?

Hey Siri, how are the markets doing?

Using Siri to search the Stocks app

Another way to get information on stock prices and currency markets is to ask Siri to search the stocks app.

Hey Siri, open Australian dollar in stocks

Hey Siri, open Bitcoin in stocks

Siri will either open the stocks app and show you the relevant data or provide you with a list of options related to your query to choose from. Just tap on the correct choice to open it in Stocks.

How to check the stocks on your Apple Watch with Siri

If Stocks is already installed on your iPhone, it will be available on a paired Apple Watch. Check it’s installed by either checking the Watch face for the Stocks icon or:

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone
  2. Tap on My Watch
  3. Scroll down and check the Stocks app appears.

Within the Watch app, you can select a default stock to show on the Watch and choose your preferred display mode for the Stocks complication.

Stocks Watch app

As you would expect, the Siri commands on the Apple Watch are identical to those on other devices, and Siri can be activated by:

  1. Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
  2. Press and hold the Digital Crown.
  3. Using Raise to Speak if enabled.

To learn more about setting up your Apple Watch with Siri, read our beginners guide.

When Siri has processed your stock request, a summary of the stock or trade in question will be shown on the watch screen. Less information is provided than on the iPhone or Mac, but it’s an excellent option for getting hold of stock prices and exchange rates on the go.

Stocks on Apple Watch

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.