Google Finance News is a handy tool for researching companies and financial news. The site provides a primer on the most important financial stories of the day, and it also has graphs of the leading market indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor 500, and Nasdaq Composite. These graphs are useful for quick comparison of different stocks.
The new Google Finance page has a fresh, more user-friendly interface, which makes finding data easier. The site also makes it easier to group stocks and create Watchlists, which organize news and earnings data. Google Finance’s aim is to help users make informed decisions on investing. The new version of the website is rolling out in the US and other countries soon.
The news in Google Finance is updated more frequently than its rivals. While Yahoo Finance shows news from a small number of major websites, Google Finance’s news feed shows the news related to all the major categories, including stocks and capital markets. While Google Finance does not have a portfolio service, it does provide the ability to add stocks to a ‘Watchlist’.
Google Finance News also features a “Top Stories” section, which shows the most common financial stories. You can click on a story title to read more about it. If you don’t find a particular story you are interested in, you can click on the “More Market News” tab to see a list of more news. Another option is to select a specific index or currency. If you want to learn more about a particular company, you can also click on the name of its stock.