Learning the basics of what you can ask Siri is a must for getting the most out of your iPhone and other Apple devices. For instance, did you know you can use Siri to get the latest stock market information? If not, that’s where this post comes in. This series explores each possible command in Apple’s complete Siri Guide, one category at a time. And as it turns out, there are several Siri stock commands that give you detailed stock market updates straight from Siri. There’s no longer a need to jump to another App—Siri has you covered.
See the most common question answered in the FAQ section, or view the complete list of stock commands under Keeping Up With Siri in the table of contents below.
Where does Siri get stock info from?
From Yahoo Finance.
Keeping Up With Siri
Want to learn all 366 commands you can ask Siri to do? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Keeping Up With Siri. For this post, I’ll cover using Siri to get stock market details.
Let’s get started.
“Hey Siri, what’s Apple’s stock price?”
As expected, Siri answers this command by reading aloud general info about Apple’s current stock value, including the current price and if it’s up or down today. Siri also shows the stock chart in the Siri UI:
“Hey Siri, what’s Apple’s P/E ratio?”
This command causes Siri to give you the P/E ratio for a given stock, which in this case is AAPL. Like the previous command, Siri also shows you the stock’s chart in the Siri UI:
But you may be wondering: what actually is the P/E ratio and what does it do? The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is a technical metric that can be used to determine if a stock is overvalued or not by comparing a stock, like APPL, to a group of other stocks, like the S&P 500. For more information, check out the post about P/E ratio on Investopedia.
“Hey Siri, how is the Nikkei doing?”
It didn’t take long for these commands to get complicated. Are you wondering what Nikkei is? I know I was. Turns out, Nekki refers to the Nikkei 225 which is a Japanese stock market index, much like the S&P 500 is in the U.S.. In short, Nikkei is a number that represents the Japanese stock market. If the Nekkei index is up, then it’s most likely the case that an individual stock in the Japanese stock market is up, too.
This command lets you know that Siri can also search for indexes and mutual funds—not just individual stocks. When using this command, here’s what Siri will show you:
“Hey Siri, how are the markets doing?”
When using this command, Siri shows you a chart with the top 3 indexes in the U.S. with their current positions for the day. Here’s an example of what you’ll see in the Siri UI:
This command is honestly very handy to use as a way to get a quick look at the health of the stock market. Now that I know this command exists, I use it often, as it saves time from opening up another App or searching on Google for a brief overview.
“Hey Siri, where’s the NASDAQ today?”
This command is similar to the above command. The main difference is that with this command specifically you get results for only one index fund where Siri provides details for just that fund. So if you’d rather skip the general overview of the market and instead want information on just a single index fund, this command is for you.
“Hey Siri, compare AAPL and NASDAQ”
When you use this command, Siri shows you a table with both stock/indexes you mention listed out. However, no additional commentary is given that actually compares the two.
That’s it for Siri stock commands. Check out what else you can do with Apple’s Voice Assistant in Keeping Up With Siri Commands. In this series, I explain each of the 366 commands that Apple has developed for Siri, thereby enabling you to get the most out of your iPhone and other Siri-enabled devices.