by Jim Rader
LiveWire is a new type of product. It takes public information from a TV signal and makes it usable to
your computer. This product has no monthly charges; you simply buy it, install it in your computer and
let it run.
Specifically, what does it do? It "watches" television for you and doesn't even need a television set to do
it. It is discriminating as it will only watch one channel: Financial News Network (FNN). It does what we
wish we could do: watch the price ticker on the bottom of the TV screen and remember most of what it
I have been using it since August 1988 and have continually checked its data against other sources. It is
quite good and I am comfortable with its accuracy. What does LiveWire do for me? I use it to check
model portfolios suggested by experts and to build my own indices. Most of all, I use it to monitor my
own investments and to time entry and exit of positions.