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How to Track your Portfolio in Google Finance

How to Track your Portfolio in Google Finance

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

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How To Track Your Stock Portfolio

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:

Create New Portfolio with Google Finance

Create New Portfolio with Google Finance

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

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