Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – March 24, 2006 – A new way to search for and find financial information about public and private companies, as well as mutual funds has been launched by Google.
Google Finance’s goal strives to offer a new way to understand stock performance, while enhancing financial information search by making the information useful and digestible for all types of users.
Google Finance intends to incorporate relevant news and blog postings, such as stock information such that if a stock high was reached three months ago, users can click and drag on an interactive chart to view the companyâ€™s performance in different time periods, mapping its related news events. Therefore, if a major company announcement or an analyst upgrade helped give the stock a boost, it will be more easily correlated.
Some of the features in Google Finance Beta include:
Interactive Charts â€“ Market data is mapped with corresponding news stories in one interactive chart, to so track news to stock performance.
Search â€“ Search for public and private companies, as well as mutual funds, using both company names and ticker symbols and by management team members.
News â€“ The Google News service is integrated, which gathers stories from more than 4,500 English news sources worldwide.
Blogs â€“ Blog postings for related company information from Google Blog Search.
Discussion Groups â€“ Discussion forums regulated to eliminate spam and irrelevant posts.
Portfolios â€“ Creation of portfolio of stocks and mutual funds.
Google Finance was designed to provide information about U.S. and international exchanges, companies and funds. Although the product is mostly focused on the North American market currently, there is some international content on markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Paris and Toronto and Google intends to add additional international content as quickly as possible.
Google Finance is free and accessible from: http://finance.google.com, the symbols on users’ Google personalized homepages and Google Desktop Sidebars, or by entering a ticker symbol into any Google search box.
To learn more about Google Finance, please visit: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/. In addition, a reviewer’s guide will be available shortly at the Google Press Center: www.google.com/press/guides.html.