I love Google finance, can I just tell you that? And I love it even more now that they have updated it with all sorts of new features. Google has been kind enough to post a kooky little video about the new features they have.
If you don’t have the time to watch this video, here are some of the new features that make Google Finance even better:
Now, in addition to recent quotes and today’s news, your Google Finance homepage includes a more detailed market summary, market performance, and top movers modules.
The new market summary module includes performance information from the Dow, NASDAQ, S&P 500 as well as currency and exchange rate information. You can now see on the front page of Google Finance how leading currencies (USD, GBP, Yen, Euro) are performing. To see more information about a particular currency, simply click on the link provided and you’ll see a chart for currency performance along with relevant news and a converter for calculating major currencies.
See at a glance how major sectors are performing in the U.S. financial market today. Scroll over the bar charts provided to get more detailed information about what percentage increase and decrease for a given sector. For more information on a particular sector, simply click on the name and you’ll see how it performed compared to the S&P 500.
Now you can easily see which companies are moving by price, market cap, volume, dollar volume traded and popularity””as defined by our very own Google Trends. What better way to get a glance of the market than by what people are increasingly searching for.
You can now see at a glance, how major sectors are performing in the US financial markets. Scroll over the bar charts provided to get more detailed information about what percentage increase and decrease for a given sector. For more information on a sector, simply click on the name and you will see how that particular sector performed compared to the S&P 500.
Google Finance portfolios now include transactional support and functionality such as field for purchase date, commission, and a notes section for you to keep better track of your investments. In addition, you can now view your portfolio how you choose.
We know how important understanding stock’s performance over time is. Now you can see up to 40 years of historical stock data on a chart for US stocks.
You’ll never miss another stock split or dividend action when you’re looking at a stock chart.
Want to see your existing portfolio on Google Finance? No problem – try the new portfolio import feature on your Google Finance portfolio page, where you can easily copy and paste your current portfolio and have another home for your investment tracking.
If you are not using Google Finance, now might be a good time to check it out…start the New Year off right!