At long last, the dreams of individual investors everywhere have come true: Now you can check your stocks while washing the dishes … or lounging on the couch away from your electronics … or cooking dinner … or taking a bubble bath. The Motley Fool has launched an action for the Google Home platform, letting you check on the stocks you own and even create a watchlist of the companies that matter to you.
What is Google Home?
If you’re not among those who have invited Google Home into your, um, home, allow us a brief introduction. It’s a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. Let it help you monitor your investments (our favorite use). It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Just start with, “OK Google.”
What information can I get from The Motley Fool on Google Home?
The Motley Fool on Google Home lets you ask for a stock quote by speaking the name of a company or a major index (Dow Jones, Nasdaq, or S&P). There’s no need to memorize tickers or deal with the frustration of our alphabet containing so many letters that sound similar (“Did you say B or V?” “No, I said P!”).
You can also create and manage a stock watchlist, easily adding and removing stocks you want to follow, and getting an overview of your watchlist’s daily performance.
Here are some things you can ask:
- OK Google, ask the Fool for Facebook.
- OK Google, ask the Fool how is the market doing today.
- OK Google, ask the Fool for my watchlist.
- OK Google, ask the Fool how the Dow is doing.
- OK Google, ask the Fool to add Amazon to my watchlist.
How do I enable The Motley Fool action on Google Home?
Just say, OK Google, enable The Motley Fool action.
How much will this cost me?
The Motley Fool action on Google Home is free of charge. Woo hoo!
Do I need a Motley Fool account to use this?
Nope! Looking up a company and building a watchlist are all available without an account. As we get feedback from our users, we’ll explore additional functionality that might need to be stored with a Motley Fool account, or even tools that integrate with the Fool’s suite of premium services.
Questions or feedback?
We want to hear from you: did you find something wrong, did Google Home pronounce the name of the company strangely, did you hear incorrect information, or do you have a cool idea you want to share? We would love any and all of your feedback. Just shoot us an email at email@example.com and we’ll get right on it.