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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Google Finance: the latest buzz from Google

Google now penetrates into an area till now touched by various companies at local levels most prominently. That area is finance and portfolio management. The best part again like all the other google products is their reliance on "Majesty Of Simplicity."

As default options you can view daily statistics of growth and decline of various international market indexes viz. Nasdaq, Dow, S&P 500, NYSE on the Google Finance Page. They have not refrained from displaying presumably their favourite feature i.e. news and headlines but now limited to financial domain only. These headlines keep on getting updated with the global business news fed from all the leading newslines across all over the world.
You can even use Google Finance for your book keeping needs, I mean for portfolio management, seems a little trivial to me, but again the majesty of simplicity.

Google finance keeps you updated about all the news it assumes required, for the stocks you've added in your portfolio. It displays statistics chart, financial stats at the moment, Company Facts, Company Summary, and Management Details related to your selected stocks. It also displays the blogs, data about other related companies and more relevant links related to the stocks of your choice.

Another very interesting tool by google, falling perfectly inline with their leading trail of products. Just check it out...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yup man..Google Finance is kol...one more thing U can add is it's the first Google product to be shipped purely from India. The reason it gets updated in so real time is their tie up with Reuters...& most other data they get is from second party by payiing them royality...

Shashank Paliwal

Anonymous said...

Also just type the ticker code of the company in Google.com & it will take U to the google Finance page of that company...eg type ADBE in google, MSFT for Microsoft.

Also the way the info is gathered about the company with the hirerical structure..with all top shots with their pics....

One more thing it can give info bout the company that dosen't exist now....like macromedia is purchased by Adobe...U will even get result for that...not in other finance sites....

Shashank Paliwal

Rajiv Tayal said...

As usual, Google Finance indeed is a very intuitive tool. However, it's product intuitiveness has been genuinely derived by learning drawbacks of Yahoo Finance...(first one to provide real time stock market mapping). What I was expecting from Google was to provide a view of each financial district (from USA to India). I don't see stock market information of stock exchanges from India or from UAE ... There should be a means to integrate your fav. SE's to your Google Finance account. Isn't be great!