Google Finance is an information portal
that works in a similar way to Google News and Search
, but the way it works is much more interactive than many Google services. The latest financial headlines are presented all of the time and you can choose exactly what you want to see using various customisation options. News for a particular market is included alongside the most important financial headlines and even news for individual companies. It is a treasure trove of financial information that puts many professional, and much more expensive, services to shame.
However, the real benefit of Google Finance is the ability to store your own portfolio and to keep track of each individual share. You can import and export data and also keep a close eye on each company you invest in every second of the day. The ability to compare performance between companies and to be able to look back is also built in, so there really is nothing missing that the budding investor will need. Google has always been viewed as a source of useful information, but this particular service takes it to a whole new level. So let’s go make some money.