The internet has been a boon to investors in many ways. Not only does it provide a way for individual investors to get a wealth of information about particular securities, but it spawned the ability of individual investors to trade their stocks in real time.
Another benefit for investors who use the internet as a research tool is its ability to give you an organized experience customized to the securities in your investment portfolio.
One tool that does so is Google Finance. Google Finance is a searchable tab within Google.com that lets you track the performance of your securities. Google Finance is an update to the original version of Google Finance which resided on its own portal. In this article, we’ll walk you through a way to track the stocks in your portfolio using Google Finance and attempt to answer some questions that you might have.
Getting started with Google
When you use multiple brokerage companies to buy stocks in different companies, it’s hard to keep track of your portfolio, capital gains and dividend income. Luckily, Google Finance has an easy to use online portfolio tracker where you can gather all your stock holdings and see your performance over time, track commissions and dividends.
Create a New Stock Portfolio
You’ll need a Google Account to use the Google Finance portfolio tracking, but chances are you already have one. After logging into your Google Account, head over to Google Finance Portfolios and hit the “Create new Portfolio” button on the top right:
If you’d like to track your holdings in a single portfolio, choose a generic name, like “My Stocks” or “My Portfolio”. If you’d rather track your stock holdings with different brokerage firms in different portfolios, you can create multiple portfolios with Google, and
To use Google Finance, you’ll need to create a Google account. This is a simple process that’s free and takes less than a minute. Once you have an account, you can create a portfolio and participate in Google Finance discussion groups.
To create a portfolio, you simply click on the Portfolios link at top of the Google Finance home page. Then click Create a Portfolio. As soon as you have created and named your portfolio, you can start adding stocks and mutual funds.
If you already have any Google account — like a Gmail address — just go to Google Finance, log into your account and then click Portfolios. You’ll go to a page entitled My Portfolios. Follow the instructions on the page to add stocks or funds to your portfolio.
Once you’ve entered the stocks or mutual funds you want in your portfolio, you can view it in several
A few months ago we featured Web Design Agency homepages. However, many designers prefer to work alone, and their portfolios are also worth checking out. Thus, here are 50 individual creative portfolios, which will knock your socks off!
Keeping in mind that most agency sites are built on a “Logo – Tagline – Best Work – Contact Info” basis, we were curious to see if this formula would work as well for freelance designers as it does for web design agencies.
Yes, it works sometimes, and you can see it from the examples featured in this article, but it seems, as expected, the main focus of most portfolio sites is to catch visitor’s attention, introduce the designer and then invite readers to get deeper into the portfolio in order to see the best works and know more about the designer, his/her skills, awards and experience.
A lot of