Google has announced some new features at its Google Finance property, available at http://finance.google.com/ . As you might expect, Google Finance allows you track stocks, get business information, etc. It’s in beta, as usual.
And watch videos. One of the improvements announced for Google Finance is the addition of finance-related videos, including content from CBS, Forbes, and First Business. There are just a few at the bottom of the page, and then you’re prompted to link directly to Google Video for a search for Finance. (Did I miss that Google Video is now providing RSS feeds for search results? Look to the right of the search results count.)
Google Finance has also extended its stock charts. Stocks now show prices from extended hour markets. You have to set that, though, when you’re looking at a chart — it’s not a default view. Charts run from one-day view to one-year view.
The third item was the ability to drag-and-drop portfolio stocks to put them in an order other than alphabetical, but I couldn’t get that to work. I even tried it on the Google homepage.
Despite that third item I really like Google Finance; I hadn’t spent a whole lot of time with it. I like the autocompletion of stock symbols, the integration of news points onto charts, the detailed news listings, the instant refresh of charts, the uncluttered interface. Going to spend more time over here!
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