OK, I admit it: I love Google
First, its stock quotes contain interactive charts that show historical prices and daily volume, and map news events to heavy trading days. Using Google Finance, I can see that Apple
Second, Google Finance's portfolio tool is exceedingly easy to use. When I tried it this morning, opening a position was as easy as clicking a button and entering some rudimentary data. Not surprisingly, the tool is as lightweight as a portfolio tracker, but it will probably please everyone except for ardent spreadsheet geeks.
Now here's the bad news: As cool as the interactive chart is, Google Finance won't do much for you if you are a long-term investor. In fact, nothing Google has now gets close to the wonderfully useful "key statistics" page available for every stock tracked by Yahoo!
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- As Google snuggles the Web, Yahoo! wants a piece of the real world.
- Even Jeeves got a Web makeover.
- Is Google getting cold feet?
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Fool contributor Tim Beyers wonders when Google will finally rule the world. Tim didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out what is in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile . The Motley Fool has an ironclad disclosure policy .