Google Finance is a great tool for those that are looking to gain more knowledge about their investments. To be completely honest, as of a few weeks ago, I really didn’t know Google Finance existed; I was using Yahoo! Finance and E*Trade for many of my investment research. But, after looking into Google Finance, I was very impressed by all of the different investment tools they offered.
Here’s a brief list of what you will see on Google Finance.
If there is a company that has it’s quarterly report, you’ll find it in this section, without fail. This area will also include mergers and strategies of the various companies in the market.
In this area, you will find the recent Top Stories in the market, and these aren’t just stories within the U.S. or Canada, these stories span the entire globe. If it affects the market, you’ll find the story here.
I think this is one of the most important areas for tracking any stocks or investments that you may have. For example, I have a stock purchase plan for the company I work for. It is in my best interest to know how the stock is doing if I continue to invest my money there.
I simply add the stock quote to this “Portfolios” area, and Google Finance will do the rest. They’ll automatically show you the current stock price, the volume, and the highs and lows of that stock.
This is my favorite tool offered by Google Finance! If I were looking for a small cap stock that had fewer than 500 million dollars in sales each year, I can simply put that qualification on this page, and the tool will automatically show me the investment options. You can also screen for a stock based on P/E ratio, Dividend Yield, and Volatility.
Google Domestic Trends
This is a very helpful tool as well. Are you looking into a stock and wish to research its trends throughout each year? Google Finance provides approximately 20 different markets and shows their trends perfectly.
Have you looked into Google Finance? I’m glad I stumbled upon it, and will use it often in the future I’m sure.
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.