Schwab offers the ability for you to receive timely information, such as our Market Insight columns and updates. We deliver them through news feeds and podcasts using a technology called RSS, or Really Simple Syndication.
Learn more about these delivery channels and how to use them below.
Feeds, or "RSS feeds," refer to regular updates of web content delivered directly to you. Rather than having to check a website for new articles or columns, you can subscribe to feeds that automatically send you the information as soon as it's published online.
Feeds can appear in one of two forms:
News feeds can be viewed through news readers, also known as aggregators because they can aggregate feeds from multiple websites into a single location.
Feeds are usually indicated by the button and an accompanying link. Clicking the button or link should provide instructions for automatically or manually adding a feed to your reader.
To subscribe to a Schwab feed, follow these steps:
Once you've subscribed to a feed, your reader automatically checks for updates and adds the new content when it becomes available.
News readers are available as either web-based or downloadable programs.
Web-based readers include:
Some readers allow you to view feeds through a separate (usually free) program downloaded to your computer. Examples of these readers include FeedDemon and Newz Crawler for Windows and Newsfire and NetNewsWire for Mac.
Podcasts are simply feeds in audio or video format, often produced in regular broadcast-style episodes. You can subscribe to podcasts just like news feeds or through other podcast sites and programs like iTunes, iPodder (PC), or iPodderX (Mac).
To play back a podcast, you can:
To subscribe to a Schwab podcast, follow the same instructions above on How do I use news feeds?, but click on the Subscribe link for a podcast (rather than a news feed) when you reach that step.
As with a news reader, your podcast software automatically checks for updates and adds them to your podcast program when the new podcast is available.
Other than actual content, none of the services and products mentioned in the above text are affiliated with Schwab and as such, Schwab does not provide support, recommend, or make any warranties as to their use.
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