CNBC Ticker Definition
The CNBC Ticker is a computer simulation of ticker tapes shown on the lower part of the TV screen on the business television channel CNBC from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, in the U.S. The CNBC Ticker shows security and index symbols just like old ticker tapes that received information by telegraph, but unlike those ticker tapes, it is digital.
The Ticker is sponsored by companies like United Technologies or Charles Schwab, and shows commercial ads from those companies every now and then.
The security identifiers used on the CNBC Ticker are taken from nomenclatures used by third-party companies like Reuters, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ or the AMEX.
The ticker is composed of a white-background upper band and a dark-blue-background lower band.