Today Google released a beta version of its new financial site~ Google Finance
While one could always enter a stock symbol into the Google search box for a quote, this new service is far more evolved. One interesting feature is an interactive chart correlating news and other events with stock price movement. Charts can be changed to show stock activity for different time periods by clicking and dragging, and they can be zoomed in on to get further information. News stories appearing on specific days are displayed on the side and are automatically adjusted to reflect the time period selected. Google Finance incorporates blog postings as an important feature on the results page. There are also a number of personalization and other options which are better seen then described.
There are presently many players providing financial information online. Please let me know if you think that Google Finance represents a true advance!
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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