Yahoo! Finance - Good Job on the Makeover!posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 4/04/2006 03:19:00 PM
I would say these were the 3 things that Yahoo! Finance pioneered.
1) Yahoo! made it easy to get a stock quote. The first feature that got me hooked was how easy it was to get a stock quote online. Before Yahoo, it used to be that I had to wait for the morning paper to get my quotes. After Yahoo, I just plugged it in and got it. Voila! Yahoo made my life easier online.
2) Yahoo! made it easy to get news and financial information about companies. I don't know how you did your research before Yahoo! I know I remember how I did it. I called the broker, and sometime in the evening, when they got to it, they would fax me a copy of their house research on the company I was interested in. Back in the mid-90s, I remember that it took several days before my broker got me research on Yahoo! Boy was I glad that Yahoo! came along! Today, I use Yahoo! before going to my broker. Yahoo, you have replaced my broker!
3) Yahoo made it easy to track my portfolio. The feature I think that is best about Yahoo is that I can enter all my stocks into the portfolio. I think you can probably enter several hundred symbols into a stock portfolio because I have rarely run into any limits. That's great. Very convenient.
Today, Yahoo launched the new message board features. I want to say Thank You Yahoo! because now it is so much easier to track conversations on Yahoo! Finance. I cannot tell you how hard it was to track message threads using the old Yahoo! boards. It was serial processing going through message after message to finally stumble upon the conversation you were interested in. Now, it is parallel. Keep the innovation coming!
Mr Wave Theory