04:13 PM
Connect Directly

Google Gives Its Finance Page A Facelift

Google has added better stock charts and modules that track trends in the market's top-moving companies, and it now lets registered users build their own portfolios to track stocks and companies.

Google has redesigned its finance page, adding better charts, a market trends module, and customizable portfolios.

Google Finance, launched in March, competes against similar offerings from rival portals such as Microsoft MSN and Yahoo, which is the most popular destination for financial information.

To try to catch the leader Yahoo, Google has added charts that display up to 40 years of historic data for U.S. stocks, and a trends module highlighting the market's top-moving companies, featured categorically by price, market cap, volume, and queries. In addition, registered users can build their own portfolios to track stocks and companies, and can upload information from other online portfolios.

The new homepage design, unveiled Tuesday, also provides a view to currency information and to the performance of sectors of the U.S. market. Google Finance is available at no charge and is still in beta.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - August 20, 2014
CIOs need people who know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security, and, most of all, can break through cultural resistance.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.