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Google Finance is GONE - What is next best

Discussion in 'Personal Finance' started by DvAbCanEh!, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. DvAbCanEh!

    DvAbCanEh! New Member

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    I've used Google Finance for years to get an instant read on all my stocks broken down into separate Portfolios. Google dumped this feature Nov 29 as they had warned over the last few weeks.
    I see that others have dumped their portfolio web pages like MSN and Yahoo. It seems to be a trend.
    I still use TMX web site for my weekly closing calculations but it's not so convenient as Google Finance for quick glimpses through out the day. Especially with a Gmail account it was instant update of all stocks.
    QUESTION: What web sites do you use for FREE?
     
  2. WillardWolfcake

    WillardWolfcake New Member

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    I use Yahoo. Is there some feature it doesn't have that you would like?
     
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  3. DvAbCanEh!

    DvAbCanEh! New Member

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    Thx Wolf, I just checked Yahoo again and my old old portfolios are still there, LOL, guess I didn't look close enough.
    I will take a lot of editing but looks like it will work out. I like the way the value of each portfolio changes by the second.
    I'll report back on this thread when I got my 5 portfolios up to date with likes and dislikes. I owe you one ;)
     
  4. StockJock-e

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  5. DvAbCanEh!

    DvAbCanEh! New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up on the Tiingo site but I'm going with Yahoo for the time being. For an active trader it would probably be worth the fees.
    Yahoo Finance seemed to give me up to the minute information on my portfolios that I wanted. It was time consuming entering share symbols and number of, dates, ACB etc but finally got the numbers to balance my TMX identical portfolios after a few input errors and dollar exchange settings.
    Was please today watching the numbers roll along.
    Did miss a Sell Order on 1000 NMX (Nemaska) asked 2.20 ended the day at 2.19.
     
  6. BermudianOption

    BermudianOption Active Member

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    I transitioned to Yahoo Finance as well. I am actually pleasantly surprised. I like that they have the sparkline chart to show the intraday price action for each symbol in the portfolio as well.

    I still use Google Finance for quick individual quotes on stock not in my portfolio fwiw.
     
  7. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Google so far has kept the old Google Finance page under a new URL: finance.google.com/finance
     
  8. BermudianOption

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    Yeah the only thing that really changed is the removal of the Portfolios feature
     
  9. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Hmmmm, I still see everything exactly the same as the old site, including my old portfolios, under the finance.google.com/finance URL. Whereas, if I click on Google Finance from the Google Apps Grid at the upper right of a typical Google page, I get taken to the new, redesigned and useless Google Finance site.
     
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    Some of the other good alternatives are Morning Star, Investing, ShareSight (first 10 holdings are free), Stockfolio.
     
  11. Anny.M

    Anny.M New Member

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    I use Yahoo Finance
     
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  12. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    whelp, looks like this has officially gone kaput this week.

    the old GF link was working for me up until this monday. now redirects to the new page.

    i'll have to say that this new GF page is a pretty big step back from the old classic GF imho. yuck! :confused:
     
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  13. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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    All people who preferred the old Google Finance: are you accessing on mobile or desktop?

    Personally I preferred the old version, using desktop. There's no way I can do any(?) TA on a phone. My darn fat fingers I guess.
     
  14. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    I was accessing the site from both desktop and, when out and about, on the phone. But on phone, I forced the desktop version to load and squinted a lot. For rudimentary TA, I do the same with Stockcharts.com = force desktop version on phone.

    Same here...stopped working on Monday. I really liked the old G-Fi layout. Current layout IMO is for casual users who shovel all their financial planning over to a "professional"...not at all user friendly for financial self-initiators. Happy that so far they are at least keeping the data feeds through the =Googlefinance() function in sheets working.
     
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  15. bigbear0083

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    ditto this.

    i reeeeeeally hope GF doesn't pull a YF (yahoo finance) and do away with the data feeds in the sheets...but who knows. GF is notorious for quietly removing things w/o giving any warning/notice in advance.

    although i do have backup feeds just in case that were to ever happen, but the data feeds through the GF function are numero uno imo.

    that said, it wouldn't surprise me if they did eventually pull the plug on this too. would be a ginormous setback for GF if that happened.

    wouldn't mind to pay a fee to get the data feeds if they decided to go that route.

    for now all is well, and i'm very grateful for that! :)
     
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  16. BermudianOption

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    Looks like God closed a door but opened a window:
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/excel-is-getting-smarter/
     
  17. ifmc institute

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    Some other alternatives are also there like yahoo finance, Morning Star, Investing and stockfolio.
     

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