Difference Between Yahoo and Google Finance :
Main Pages and Layout (Yahoo Finance)
When you visit the Yahoo! Finance homepage, it’s well organized with a news magazine-style layout. You’ll find various financial news at its core, along with various quotes for market movers and currencies. The market summary, with separate tabs for European and Asian markets, is easily customizable by simply clicking a link. Furthermore, hovering over any of the summary entries brings up a daily chart, which will take you to the charts section. Now, let’s look at the difference between Yahoo and Google Finance in detail.
The menu area sports several tabs, and by clicking on My Portfolios you can watch stocks and indices of interest. Your default view may be adjusted; you can focus on your personal portfolio rather than “Recent Quotes”. The other features of this page will connect you to more specific information, applications, or platforms.
Google Finance Layout
Google Finance has a simpler layout and presents a clean interface that’s also pretty functional. They’ve got market information and news, and there’s the portfolio set-up section. It includes a stock screener to research stocks based on a few criteria: Market Cap, P/E Ratio, Dividend Yield, and Price Change. There’s also something unique; Google Domestic Trends, to search for traffic in various economic and financial sectors. Here, Google traffic trends may point out which sectors are of interest to the public at any point in time.
With Google and Yahoo both, you have the freedom to see the latest market activity, and the ‘my portfolio’ movements for the day. You can include data such as how many shares you hold, the market value of those shares, and dollar and percentage gains. Depending on what you find when looking at your holdings, Yahoo! offers the same information in “My Portfolios”. Several views are readily available, as is the ability to create your own, with the last tab.
Charts and Technical Analysis
You may like using charts that provide access to technical information that can assist with your stock research. With regards to chart histories, let’s look at where they differ a little. With Google Finance, it is easy to create a chart and keep the information color-coded. For example, holdings are in blue, Dow Jones in red, S&P is in orange, and Nasdaq in green.
Note, however, that both Yahoo and Google allow the ability to drill down on the stock’s name on the portfolio list. Clicking on it takes you directly to the stock’s chart, which is helpful and a great feature in Google finance. By using the Google link to Technical Analysis, you can work with tools such as Bollinger Bands, Volume, and a Slow Stochastic on the chart. Once you set the technicals on one chart, they appear on all the charts in Google Finance,
With Yahoo! charts, the technicals are readily available by clicking an indicator, and every time you log in or visit another chart, you must reset the technical settings.